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PostSubject: Mini 1000 K7   Thu 05 Jul 2018, 9:17 am

After 5 months of WIP my latest project is done.

And again I wanted to create something unusual and unique which should give me a new challenge to solve.

I found a rather cheap Tamiya Mini Cooper Monte Carlo Rally kit and started thinking of what could i make from it.





I already knew that in the UK you can buy motorcycle engine conversion kits from Z-Cars for 1:1 Minis. The problem for me was to find a motorcycle engine in scale 1/24. As i found nothing i liked, i decided to use 3D print, a task a good friend of mine took over for me. We managed to get hold of some CAD data for a 2007 Suzuki GSX-R 1000 engine (model code K7) from a UK motorsports company. My buddy fine tuned the data and printed the engine.





From then on the project was in full swing. A scratch building and kit bashing orgy started and a million of changes where made to create a unique rear wheel driven rear engine (road legal) mini track car. Here a few WIP photos:








And finally the result:










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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Thu 05 Jul 2018, 2:41 pm

nice work. A mid engine Mini. .

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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Sat 07 Jul 2018, 10:15 pm

Great build! The concept is weird and wonderful and the result is fantastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Sat 07 Jul 2018, 10:37 pm

bravo sir

i really like that!

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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Sun 08 Jul 2018, 7:25 pm

Very cool! My kind of building!
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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Thu 26 Jul 2018, 9:56 pm

Great bit of kit bashing. I love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Thu 26 Jul 2018, 10:55 pm

Excellent!

Just for the record, there was a Mini racer with a 3.5 Rover/Buick engine in the boot driving an E-Type Jag diff to the front wheels...
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PostSubject: Re: Mini 1000 K7   Fri 27 Jul 2018, 2:19 pm

Nice!
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