Model: (Click to see more) 58163: Rover Mini Cooper Rally
Status: Restored
Date: 15-Feb-2015
Comments: 5
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I believe that this car started its life as a 58197 Porsche Boxter, but I have entered it as a Mini, as this is how I bought and raced it..



Wanting a bit more fun, I converted it to an M02 rear wheel drive, and raced it that way.. It is really interesting seeing a Mini drifting out of corners under power..



This car has been sitting unused on the shelf for a number of years since the track that I raced at had closed down.. It had always been my intention to restore this car when it was retired, and I had been collecting parts and some nice hop-ups to complete that task for quite some time.. After looking at the price tags on the parts bags, I think that this would have to be the most expensive Mini that I own.. LOL..



I still need to get a new body to complete this project, but for now I'm calling it done..

Parts and Hop-ups More Parts.. Prices are in Australian dollars. ;-)

If you liked those pictures, you should see these...
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Comments

RACECRAFTERS

16-Feb-2015

Nice chassis Backlash! You'd have to now source an Acto Power motor for it to really call it complete.

Backlash

16-Feb-2015

Yeah, I have a NIP Acto Tuned M-chassis motor for it, I just cant find it at the moment.. LOL.. When I raced it, I used an Acto Tuned, so I might just put that one back in it.. It could also do with some TRF oil shock as well.

Crash Cramer

4-Mar-2015

Yep, these little gems can drain your wallet faster than most cars I tinker with. I have a couple in several states of disrepair as little bits are almost always breaking/cracking.
I dig the black straw trick, I have used straws before to help tame the wires and give them a blending color vs all that rainbow effect.
You could go with the 53155 Low friction alu damper set as a cheaper hop up. They come in pairs and are still for sale these days at a reasonable price.
I still have to get a proper body and Acto Tuned M chassis motor mounted up to my Mini.
Looks great as a chassis and I can only imagine what it looks like drifting with a power slide.

Backlash

4-Mar-2015

The covering on the wiring is 'spiral Binding', although a straw put through a pencil sharpener would probably work similar.. I bought it for the MFU wiring on my 1/14 Tamiya trucks.. This is what I use.. [Click here]

Crash Cramer

4-Mar-2015

Got it, I guess my straw technique has gotten pretty good that I can't hardly tell the differences, but then again my eyes are old.


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