(#1), Custom parts & mods, (2 pages)

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  1. special 7075 alloy drive flange & disc hats made by Force Racing in the UK.  Too bad they won't work... he used the wrong dimensions in 3 critical...
  2. New Force wheels....also with dimensional/design problems, so that the tire bead will not slide over the OD of the wheel shoulder which is too big,...
  3. Force Racing parts.....beautiful to look at, but nothing fits.  KAD 6 pot calipers in background, will let me run up to 8.6" discs inside the split...
  4. Another view of Bodged "Force" drive flanges.  Also KAD Cast Aluminum front hubs.
  5. Force Drive flanges;  KAD front hubs
  6. Glove box made from cardboard sign
  7. First tape together to check fit, then glue inside corners/edges
  8. I used some "baby blanket material from the local fabric store, that matches my body paint color. I attached it with spray-on contact cement, but...
  9. I added a light bulb and micro switch that lights the interior of the box when the door is opened.
  10. This was part of my defroster vent that was in the way;  I cut it out, since we don't need no stinking defrosters in So Cal and I wanted a Maxi-size...
  11. Pump installed in holder; Strainer-sock must index so that it lies along the bottom of the tank.
  12. Pump in holder made from a piece of bent exhaust tubing ("U"-Bend). It is welded onto a custom bung-plate that matches the custom made bung welded to...
  13. Another view of the pump assembly with  (U bend) pipe holder.  It is welded to the plate on the inside of the tubing, so the weld bead doesn't...
  14. An insulated wire terminal was made to get the power through the bung cover to the pump, and seal against fuel leakage.  You can probably buy...
  15. Testing pump flow rate and pressure, using the battery in my truck, with the engine turning the alternator to provide full voltage during the test. ...
  16. Cutting stock plastic cluster face off with a band saw.  Must be careful not to cut through the odometer re-set stem or damage the gauge needles. ...
  17. Stock Plastic face removed.
  18. re-positioning the cut-down bulb circuit board and drilling holes for routing the wire extensions and for bulb socket clearance.
  19. Cluster with plastic face removed. shows relocated/cut-down bulb circuit board and the orange difuser strip positioned.
  20. finished cluster bezel, made from Teak wood and painted black
  21. Back of Bezel detail, with cut-out at the top for face lighting bulbs and difuser strip.
  22. Mounting studs glued into wood bezel.  Note curvature along the back edges that matches the curve on the dash board.
  23. glass face was cut by local shop, using my template, then I ground a hole for the Odo re-set stem, using a dremel type tool with a cheap diamond...
  24. cluster fitted with painted wood bezel and new glass face
  25. cluster mounted on curved dash.
  26. carbon roof and boot installed.  boot saves 12 pounds and roof saves 17 pounds over stock steel roof.  all carbon parts made by Jim at Rogue se7ens.
  27. Carbon/Kevlar weave, roof close up.  One of the easiest things I have installed on the car.  Takes about 2 hours to cut out the steel one, prep the...
  28. carbon/Kevlar roof, under side. Only 8 pounds,(17 pounds lighter than stock), even with the foam cored ribbing. It made the roof much stiffer than...
  29. Thought of a really good way to get rid of the heavy Hood latching mechanism, latch plate, and skull-gouging safety catch, by using a simple pair of...
  30. I cut off the heavy steel T handle, and turned it down close to the diameter of the locking cylinder, then made a light aluminum knob that looks like...
  31. A light stainless bracket for the hood prop-rod pivot, bonded onto the carbon hood.  The Prop-rod is made from very thin-wall stainless tubing, which...
  32. carbon hood fit was very good.  It had hinge brackets bonded in and the full inner support structure, duplicated in carbon, and still saved another 9...
  33. carbon hood with trim bar installed; perfect fit was achieved.  Turn signal lenses are the big Canadian style, as the Mini was a Canadian Spec model.
  34. Boot lid with inner structure; 1 pound total weight, less hardware; saving 11 pounds from steel lid.
  35. Carbon boot lid with USA style license plate recess. from Jim at Rogue se7ens.com in Arizona.  .  Once again, a perfect fit!
  36. Cheap and easy Speedometer re-calibration box, (signal modifier), from Dakota Digital.  I used it to calibrate the stock JDM Civic Speedo, so it...
  37. Tiny switches make the changes.  Only 4 wires to hook up. Unit sells for about 75$.  A rare find...something that is easy to install/ use, and works...
  38. 4-way brake-line junction block, made from 6061 plate stock.  bottom of fitting holes are finished with standard Twist-drill tip angle, and seal well...
  39. Billet 7075 lower suspension arm.
  40. Light weight lower arms machined on manual equipment; no CNC!  Even ground a tapered end-mill on my lathe to ream the ball joint pin hole. Only took...
  41. buying my new Ultra-light Lithium-Ion battery, first one sold by this company, deserves a picture of the "hand-over", esp considering the 950$ price...
  42. The first after market Lithium-Ion starter battery on the market;  it weighs just over 3 pounds and has equal the power of a lead acid battery 3...
  43. 3 pound Lithium battery installed.  The home made alloy catch can is for the radiator overflow;  it's in the boot to help keep weight off the nose...
  44. Stock Honda and billet aluminum clutch slaves; Honda is .750 bore & custom is 1.125  bore.  The alloy slave was required to reduce the excessive ...
  45. Made a brass seal nipple and installed it in the fluid inlet of the slave cyl;  It is tapered on both ends so it seals when the line fitting is...
  46. bottom view; Mounting bracket must be machined to match the stock Honda angle.
  47. Disassembled parts; Rubber piston cup is from a Ford truck brake cylinder; the Piston is made from stainless bar stock.  Pushrod is made from a bolt...
  48. Had to make a clutch fork return pusher-spring assembly to keep the TO bearing from dragging.  It just keeps a little pressure on the back side of...
  49. reservoirs made from stainless tubing with aluminum "O"-ringed caps. (vents to a sealed "bag", that keeps water vapor out of the...
  50. Remote reservoirs mounted on right side firewall.
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