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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
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07/16/2008 11:07AM

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rwd mini w/toyota engine
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: October 18, 2009 01:10PM

Last July I was in Elkhart Lake, WI during the vintage races and saw this mini conversion entered in the concours. The owner/builder was busy talking to the judges and I didn't get a chance to talk to him. I wish I had more information, maybe one of you know of the car. It was really nicely done.
http://i29.photobucket.com/albums/c298/mgbreis/042.jpg
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mgbreis
Ryan Reis
Beatrice, NE
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Re: rwd mini w/toyota engine
Posted by: mgbreis
Date: October 19, 2009 11:53AM

p.s. - I'm not sure, but I think the guy leaning on the tire is Peter Egan. I think he was one of the coucours judges.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: rwd mini w/toyota engine
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 19, 2009 11:43PM

What kind if steering shaft joint is that in the photo?

I saw one of those at Triumphest 2009 a few weeks ago on a Tr6 302 conversion.

I was unable to talk with the owner to ask.

It looks very simple and small, good for tight areas.

Calvin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/21/2009 02:29AM by 74ls1tr6.


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Curtis Jacobson
Portland Oregon
(4526 posts)

Registered:
10/12/2007 02:16AM

Main British Car:
71 MGBGT, Buick 215

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Re: rwd mini w/toyota engine
Posted by: Moderator
Date: October 20, 2009 01:55AM

Love the Mini!!! - We need to figure out how to get these guys to write HIWD articles.




re: u-joint

Apex universal joint... about $99
http://www.pegasusautoracing.com/Images/M/1490.JPG
Not usually recommended for steering... but perfect for the shifter on a rear engined race car.

Two of them in this photo:
http://www.britishracecar.com/JimStengel-McRaeGM1/JimStengel-McRaeGM1-CB.jpg
from this article: McRae GM-1 race car



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/20/2009 01:59AM by Moderator.


74ls1tr6
Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
(1151 posts)

Registered:
11/10/2007 10:05AM

Main British Car:
74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: rwd mini w/toyota engine
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: October 21, 2009 02:27AM

Thanks Curtis for posting this information!

Here is the photo that caught my eye, showing the Apex joint in a TR4, with a 302 installed that was at Triumphest/VTR 2009.

I wonder how long it will last?


Triumphes VTR 075.jpg


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