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Old 04-28-2009, 04:40 AM   #8971
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Heya Cinq, is there any reason why you're looking for a specific manual? M-03s go together the same no matter which model you've got. There are some minor differences in part numbers for things like hubs, but that's about it.

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I wanted to be sure the body posts don't differ for the different sized M-03's. Last night, I checked all the manuals and found 3: the original one for the Rover Mini, the one for the Swift and the M-03 R version. In the R version, all parts for the 3 different lengths are available and the M and R version both share the C-parts with the body posts. So now I am pretty sure that I just need the C-parts (50793) and D-parts (59798) to convert the Swift to the Mini Cooper

I will order the parts today and hope to start working on the body in a few days or so. I already have the body, the paint and the masking tape, I just need some time now

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Old 04-30-2009, 02:14 AM   #8972
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Finally, a new Mini bodyshell that ISN'T a weirdo Jap Kei car, yet another AE86, or a Fiat.



This sucker is the LEGENDARY BMW M1 from the early 80's and it looks like Team Atlas (yep, it's them again) have done a pretty damn good job of it too!



Will it fit an M03? Hard to say, but I think it just might....
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Old 04-30-2009, 05:06 AM   #8973
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Yep. So mine...............
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Old 05-02-2009, 05:10 PM   #8974
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There must be someone at Team Atlas who spends 24 hours a day coming up with new Mini Bodyshells.

Now this one is the killer as far as I'm concerned.

The legendary 1976 Lancia Stratos Turbo.



This thing is PHAT and just plain awesome. And how damn EVIL does it look in matt black (p.s. word is they just painted the outside so don't bother trying to duplicate it)



Now there's no way in a million years that it will fit the M03, don't even think about trying. However it might slip onto the upcoming M05 maybe?

Now tell me, isn't that just the most awesome Mini bodyshell EVER?
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Old 05-02-2009, 08:42 PM   #8975
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This one is a little more realistic.


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Old 05-02-2009, 08:51 PM   #8976
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If you're talking about the standard Stratos then yes it is.

But the Atlas car is the Stratos TURBO.

i.e. this car... A very different beast altogether.
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Old 05-03-2009, 03:29 AM   #8977
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Does anyone have any comprehensive information on how the tech inspections are done at TCS races?

Specifically, I'd like to know how motors are teched. With or without load? I know they're tested at 5v and RPM limits are the current favoured method.

Any other tidbits that might come in handy? Type of motor checker or dyno used?

Thanks,
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Old 05-03-2009, 04:07 AM   #8978
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There must be someone at Team Atlas who spends 24 hours a day coming up with new Mini Bodyshells.

now thats the kind of job i wouldnt mind to be in... hehehe

and i agree... that lancia body is a definite killer!
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Old 05-03-2009, 05:31 AM   #8979
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How can I stop the blue paint from peeling off ?????
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Good news for Mini racers.

Another Mini compatible lipo has been added to the ROAR list

The Acepower 4000 25C lipo has now been approved and will be added for the May 1 approval
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Old 05-04-2009, 02:36 AM   #8982
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Care to indulge in a little 'Switching'? Well the production versions of the HPI Switch are available now.

We figure they've gotta be better than the early one we tried, so we bought a couple.

Stay tuned to see what we manage to get out of them!

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Looks like my kit box .. and I am still deciding whether to throw the car at the wall

After you rebuild it Tony, tell me how you managed to change its ride height easily
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Does anyone have any comprehensive information on how the tech inspections are done at TCS races?

Specifically, I'd like to know how motors are teched. With or without load? I know they're tested at 5v and RPM limits are the current favoured method.

Any other tidbits that might come in handy? Type of motor checker or dyno used?

Thanks,
Jim
They generally tech the top 3 in each heat. The cars are impounded right after the race so theres no monkey business, no pun intended. The rpm limits seem to vary at different venues. At the Nationals a closely controlled handout motor system was used and rpm limits were set for some Regional races.

When rpm limits were used, the motors were tested on a Muchmore type motor tester. These testers test under no load conditions and provide rpm and amp draw numbers. Some call these testers dynos, but a true dyno uses a load of some type.
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Cool. I've got an Orion "dyno" coming in. This should do the trick.

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They generally tech the top 3 in each heat. The cars are impounded right after the race so theres no monkey business, no pun intended. The rpm limits seem to vary at different venues. At the Nationals a closely controlled handout motor system was used and rpm limits were set for some Regional races.

When rpm limits were used, the motors were tested on a Muchmore type motor tester. These testers test under no load conditions and provide rpm and amp draw numbers. Some call these testers dynos, but a true dyno uses a load of some type.
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