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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 10:45 am 
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My VORTZ poster hanging on my wall ;)
Did find another picture I took at the beaulieu event in 1988
from the engine of the VORTZ Cooper.

Kees


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:13 pm 
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foxy52 wrote:
Metronick wrote:
Thanks for putting the photos up Stuart, cracking shots as always.

I'd always wanted a Formula R since I first saw them on the Cooper Car Co 84 stand at Mini 30 Silverstone back in 1989, it only took me 26 years to realise the dream !

Thanks to Mark Simpson (Simmo on here) for selling me TAM as a project a couple of years back.

Hopefully I will get it to Blyton this year.

Cheers

Nick :D
.Well there u go !!! I didn't know it was yrs Nick..??!! nice purchase...tad shrewd I reckon ?!! future prices of interesting cars eh ??.. looks like a well sorted reliable mini.. rgds Dennis


Hi Dennis,
Kind comments thanks, I'm not sure about shrewd though, I'm just a sucker for a nice mini.
You mentioned spec for the Vortz cars in an earlier post, here's the spec sheet for the standard Miglia and Formula R from the 1989 brochure

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Nick :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:20 pm 
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UHR850 wrote:
:o D911 TAM :?:

Kees.

Hi Kees,
Thanks for posting up your photos, they're great.
It's not 'TAM' though, that's a production Miglia I think
Looks like a Vortz GT2 Jag in the workshop ? nice.
Here's TAM on road test with Nick back in 1989



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Nick :)


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 2:39 pm 
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Metronick wrote:
foxy52 wrote:
Metronick wrote:
Thanks for putting the photos up Stuart, cracking shots as always.

I'd always wanted a Formula R since I first saw them on the Cooper Car Co 84 stand at Mini 30 Silverstone back in 1989, it only took me 26 years to realise the dream !

Thanks to Mark Simpson (Simmo on here) for selling me TAM as a project a couple of years back.

Hopefully I will get it to Blyton this year.

Cheers

Nick :D
.Well there u go !!! I didn't know it was yrs Nick..??!! nice purchase...tad shrewd I reckon ?!! future prices of interesting cars eh ??.. looks like a well sorted reliable mini.. rgds Dennis


Hi Dennis,
Kind comments thanks, I'm not sure about shrewd though, I'm just a sucker for a nice mini.
You mentioned spec for the Vortz cars in an earlier post, here's the spec sheet for the standard Miglia and Formula R from the 1989 brochure

Cheers

Nick :)
Tks Nick...100 horses out of his 1293 formula R !!!... Nice !!!...tks for posting.. we all know a lot more about Vortz now....Dennis


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 6:08 pm 
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And here's a few more shots of Nicks Vortz

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Thu Mar 30, 2017 7:25 pm 
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A cracking specification isn't it. JUST enough bits on it to make it look special without it ending up like a Christmas tree!
Beautiful condition too. Interesting that Nick (Vortz) decided to return to 10inch wheels after all that experimenting with larger sizes....... Personally, I think Minis just look wrong with anything else.


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 8:28 am 
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:o MANY thanks for posting all those pictures from D911TAM.
That's the kind of Mini I would realey like to have/own.

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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Fri Mar 31, 2017 11:56 am 
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Old English White wrote:
A cracking specification isn't it. JUST enough bits on it to make it look special without it ending up like a Christmas tree!
Beautiful condition too. Interesting that Nick (Vortz) decided to return to 10inch wheels after all that experimenting with larger sizes....... Personally, I think Minis just look wrong with anything else.

yep...for mk2,s onward.. 165 70 10,s on Yoko,s.. all my Coopers were shod that way.. tks again to Surf for the brilliant quality of pics ... jus missing the twin tanks for long distance Nick ?? !!!... Ill buy it when u have had yer fun ??........ foxy52


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 9:03 am 
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I have just fitted a Vortz built full engine and box into a 970 S, the engine was bought for the car in the late 80s but was never fitted into the car as a full restoration was required, the car changed hands and is now up and running as of late last week.
Its bored to 999cc with the formula R head, straight cut gears with a LSD.
Its covered 25 miles so far.
A full Vortz trim kit in grey/green also came with the cars (3 cooper Ss in all) along with a vortz veltone carpet kit.


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 Post subject: Re: Vortz Minis
PostPosted: Sat Apr 01, 2017 10:18 am 
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Brings back a bit of memories

Took the green one to the second London to Brighton (which I sponsored as I recall)

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This was at the same meeting. Never did understand why he didn't use some of the styling clues it had....

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