When a Micra is not a Micra

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    woh thats pretty cool
     
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    Love builds like that - there are some great V8 Minis (the old little one, not the BMW ;)) out there.
     
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    Not sure i'd like a drive shaft connection as a passenger that close to me :crazy:

    Nice project tho'
     
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    Mental. But a shame it didn't last very long.

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    hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm why bother I say, but that would surely embarrass a few 911 owners! shame he reversed it into a lampost and clearly these swedes have too much time on their hands.

    Love the F1 car though.
     
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    There's something special about putting a huge amount of power into a tiny car. There are some epic Smart conversions around, and some crazy things like Fiat 126 dragsters :cool:
     
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    Notice the rear pillar on the above picture! How much force there was to stretch the panel like that, it only shows how good the cage was!
     
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    That'll be why he's got 3 kids already as well.:D A mate of my Dad's put a Jag engine in old Mini years ago. Sh1t off a shovel springs to mind.:bannana:
     
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    I still find it a tad odd that they went to all that trouble, but then put a live axle on the back. I would have thought an IRS would have been a better option - particularly as money clearly isn't in short supply, nor are there any floorpan constraints to limit your options!

    Would it have had better rear end grip as a result (i.e. not met that lamp post in the first place)? Maybe. :eek:
     
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    I'm wishing he had booked it in for a fixed price service with Nissan! The mechanic face would have been a picture.
     
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    i remember the br7 mini metro from the 80s. that was insane 350 bhp back then.
    Always thought it would be ultimate sleeper, painting a br7 scarlet and putting a metro city badge on it.
     
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