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 Post subject: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:20 pm 
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Does a project to turn the forerunner of the Mini from an MoT fail into a proper racecar count in this section ?


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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 6:33 pm 
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Yup.

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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:49 pm 
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I understood the other day that these should have about 85 bhp. So, what's their specs? 1293cc + late midget S/C box?

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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 8:55 pm 
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Spec is available at http://www.moto-build.com/

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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:05 pm 
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The cam is a secret, but probably 285 territory. The head is a big-valved NOS MPi casting. Compression is reportedly around the 12.5-13:1 region, hence having to run 105 octane race fuel.
Power was 74bhp at the wheels on the Janspeed road.

Gearbox is standard 1275 Midget. No SC gears of LSD allowed.


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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 9:37 pm 
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Interesting 8-) Would there be a Mini-variant of the academy class?

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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2016 10:25 pm 
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Isn't that Mighty Minis ?

The HRDC Academy is purely for A30 & A35s.


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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 9:31 am 
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It certainly does, I look forward to hearing / seeing more.

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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
PostPosted: Wed Nov 09, 2016 10:09 am 
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It's kinda cheating, as I bought he car a year ago and actually raced it at Revival (a stunning debut) but here we go...

As advertised - an MoT failure with pretty much zero brakes.

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Obviously, the first thing to do was weigh her. Getting on and off the trailer was interesting, as she really did have no brakes...

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Once the weigh-in was completed, it was time to assess and strip.

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 Post subject: Re: A30 Academy car
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Looks like a good solid basis though.

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