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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by ScimmyMike » Sat Dec 19, 2015 11:59 pm

I take it A35 is no longer on your list then?


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Joe. » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:04 am

I knew you'd bought this... :)

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You were spotted by a spy on another forum....!



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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by scimjim » Sun Dec 20, 2015 1:38 am

In a P38 :-)


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:43 am

You can't go anywhere in this country with something interesting without being spotted.
I was on my way to Stranraer once having stopped over in the 'pool and got spotted in my Sabre 4 on the M6 going over Shap Fell early from someone on the other side of the road.



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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by reliant-reviver » Sun Dec 20, 2015 10:43 am

My colleague has a set of new unused EOW MDRs in 13x5.5 that don't really fit his mini. He might be persuaded To sell them if your interested?

oh and i greatly approve of anything Rebel. Gd work!


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Chgperformance » Sun Dec 20, 2015 2:30 pm

reliant-reviver wrote:My colleague has a set of new unused EOW MDRs in 13x5.5 that don't really fit his mini. He might be persuaded To sell them if your interested?

oh and i greatly approve of anything Rebel. Gd work!
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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Oaksey » Sun Dec 20, 2015 9:01 pm

Ooh I could be tempted by them RR. Do you know the offset?

A little progress today. Both rear windows out, rear bumper had to be cut off due to seriously rusty mounts, rear lights removed, aerial removed and bonnet mostly sanded down
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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Alan SS1 » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:33 am

I'd reckon any mini wheel would be far too small rolling radius? and the later MINIs with bigger wheels went METRIC so won't fit to the hubs.

back axle ratio is VERY low to allow the poor old 701cc engine to pull along >8cwt, so look carefully at tyre sizes!!!

and yes they ARE 4" PCD

Disc are a worthwhile swap esp if you have got the HUGE cc of a 42 ? BHP power-house up front, but north of 55 -65BHP is possible (guy ran a dry sumped, on its side version in 750 club) :wink: drums fully working are probably OK, they stopped the Regal OK (8"), not so the Robin(7") :shock: , but need a reasonable amount of TLC vs discs, fit-n-forget


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by ScimmyMike » Thu Dec 24, 2015 11:28 pm

Metric on a mini, you sure, I know thw metro was but didn't think the mini did apart from maybe the DENOVO tryes


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Joe. » Fri Dec 25, 2015 11:21 am

I'm a firm believer that Rebel's look best on the original steel wheels, although some widening is necessary!

I've gone as wide as is actually practical on both fronts and rears - its possible to go further but it will start to limit suspension travel and have a negative impact on handling in my opinion. Front and rears are now different offsets and a standard rebel wheel becomes effectively a "space saver" spare in the boot.

Along with the essential addition of a front anti-roll bar the wheel change has probably been one of the biggest improvements to my Rebels handling that i've done. I did contemplate going to 13" rims as you can get wider tyres a lot easier but I wanted to prove that I could Disc Brake the car with big calipers whilst retaining the original 12" wheels - as a result of the Disc Brake upgrade the front track has increased by two inches, with standard brakes you could make the front wheels an inch wider outboard. 12" Tyres are not a huge problem really, I'm running Japanese made Falkens which cost less than £50 a corner including fitting.

Traction is improved a huge amount - I can no longer get wheel spin pulling away from the lights on dry tarmac, braking is far more predictable whereas before I often slid out onto yellow boxes/pedestrian crossings when coming to a sudden stop on a damp road!.
It also handles towing the speedboat a lot better now but is still a bit gutless towing on motorways :)

Deep Dish & Speedboat:
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Standard Rebel wheel on left, new rear wheel on right:
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Standard Rebel wheel:
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New Rear wheel:
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New Front wheel:
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Disc conversion:
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Anti-Roll Bar with Kevlar lined Rosejoint linkage:
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Look forward to seeing your project progress!
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PS we need a straight 6 update to make us feel better about the mediocre progress we've achieved on joe's one this year!



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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Oaksey » Fri Dec 25, 2015 1:55 pm

Ooh yes, banding looks good 8) I had looked at banding before but costs the same as a new set of 13s.

I'm going to stick with drums for one simple reason - insurance. Having better brakes puts the premiums up. In the case of my GTE, it goes up from £1800 to £10,300 :shock:

I will be sorting brakes out eventually though and will probably go for the solution you have so I have the option of 12s still.

As for progress, all the front Suspenion has been pulled off, shot blasted and painted. I still need to do all the chassis around and behind it and I've had to buy 1 new upright and stub axle as the threads at the bottom of one of the uprights was non existent. The new cost was a little depressing but you can't find second hand ones so it's been ordered. I'm still waiting for the new trunnions too

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As for the Coupé, let's not go there :lol:


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by windy » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:03 pm

I could have helped you out with the upright as I've still got a few spares knocking around from my Rebel days. Don't forget to ask in future :)



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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Oaksey » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:11 pm

Damn. I tried all triumph places and assumed there'd be no rebel ones around. Oh well, it's nice to get shiny things in the post :mrgreen:


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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by efi_sprintgte » Fri Dec 25, 2015 2:50 pm

Alan SS1 wrote: and the later MINIs with bigger wheels went METRIC
I'm sorry but the minis stayed the same PCD from 1959-2001. The offset changed for disc brake cars however (hence spacer drums on the rear).
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Re: Oaksey's Rebel

Post by Chgperformance » Fri Dec 25, 2015 7:47 pm

I do have trunnions, wishbones and probably uprights here ;)



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