mini austin project

mini austin project

Postby minirally » Mon Apr 08, 2013 8:49 pm

Hello all of you, my name Andre Cauchon, from quebec city canada, i race car for about 32 years now, stock car,drag,solo,ice racing,road racing,canadian rally...for about two years i check hill climb, you seem to be a very nice group, and i want to take parts of some race with you. Since i,m involve in the preparation of a mini austin rear drive,toyota engine. i create a facebook page from the project i begin alone in december, it is my ex-rally car stored for about ten years....if some of you can tell me after seeing pictures, if you think i can have fun with you, be great if you can tell me and if you have advice for somethings i dont do right for you too.. thank you in advance.

https://www.facebook.com/MiniLaResurrection

ps. sorry for my poor english..but i try ;)
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Re: mini austin project

Postby sdwarf36 » Mon Apr 08, 2013 10:02 pm

Welcome! The car looks good-you'll have a blast with us.
A couple of things I can see-we have some bumps in the road-a low solid spoiler might get taken off.
I'm sure you're loosing a bunch of power with those tiny air cleaners.
You'll be racing in the prepared class-so a cage will be required. One of our tech guys is on this board-a bunch of detailed pictures posted will give him a good idea of if it needs any work to be legal.

Come to one of our events this year before the car is done to check us out!
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Re: mini austin project

Postby minirally » Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:44 am

thanks sdwarf36 for reply, i prepared the car for road racing this summer.....but so much cost involve,i change my mind and want to play with you ;)
the complete roll cage is a rally one approved by CARS with the sticker and log book, do you think it is ok for hill climb? thanks for advice with the front bumper...things like that i want to hear because never see your race...only on youtube. i go to new england each year, because i love the region.
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Re: mini austin project

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:37 am

Your English is much better than our French. Welcome!

Love the old Minis... alway have since the original Italian Job!

As Sherman (sdwarf36) mention... come on down and visit the events. Work a checkpoint. Hang out and get to know the people.

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Re: mini austin project

Postby Drgrumpus » Tue Apr 09, 2013 1:12 pm

Hey, that looks like a fun project. A 4AGE 20V, right? That car should run in Prepared 4 (race prepared cars 1600c and under).

I run a '72 MG Midget with 4AGE 16V.

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Re: mini austin project

Postby sachilles » Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:19 am

I'd love to see the mini at the hills.
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Re: mini austin project

Postby minirally » Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:11 pm

thanks all. i worked hard next week end,and if i think i can be right, i register for the first event . is the camping at the site can accomodate a 34 feets camper with a 21 feet trailer or i have to search another place? i ask here, because my englisch speaking not very good. Yes Drgrumpus, it is a 20 valves black top, stock, chromoly flywheel,race clutch, TRD close ratio, 4,30 rear end, quick steering 2:1.... if i cant drive, i try to go helping to see you all with my girlfriend
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Re: mini austin project

Postby Rabbit Farmer » Wed Apr 10, 2013 10:09 pm

I'm sure the camper and trailer would fit... unsure if connected together.

Park Entrance is in the center at the bottom of the image.

Most of the people are on the left side of the image. Where you see Beech, Oak, and Maple, that is where the largest open piece of grass is located. Big enough to park anything, but I would suggest speaking with the organizers about that space as they put some of their support vehicles there. I'm sure there is room.

What I don't know is what kinda of space is available on the right side of the image....
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Re: mini austin project

Postby Challenger392 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 2:20 am

I camped at site 10 last year, right side is far narrower than the left. I would not attempt to drive down there with that long of a vehicle. Turning around would be very hard.
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Re: mini austin project

Postby Mopar 151w2 » Thu Apr 11, 2013 4:48 pm

If the V for Voulunteer site is available (next to the bathroom), it'll definitely fit there. I've seen some long motorhomes/trailers backed in to sites on the bottom side of the "loop" (35, 37, 39)- might have to unload the car first, and/or uncouple the trailer.
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