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Old 05-11-2007, 07:39 PM
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33EJB in the USA ...

well at least the replica!!!

We turned this Mini as found ...




INTO THIS ... the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally Winner!






Robert
 
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Robert is so modest. Here's a thread with all kinds of neat pictures showing progress. Gives you a better idea of what he really did. What a project! Congrats! One car I REALLY want to see some day!

http://www.metroplexmini.org/forum/s...ad.php?t=14296
 
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:30 PM
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that is so incredibley sweet!
 
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:44 PM
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see some day?!?!?!?!? HOW ABOUT OWN!!! I have an MC40 and if I was not a poor college student I would have a 33ejb replica as well.......

Congrats and she looks just perfect!!!

Where did u get specs on the orig? just photos or did you go see it?
 
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Old 05-12-2007, 09:37 AM
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That looks like a fantastic job done. What's with the radar dish on the roof?
 
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Old 05-12-2007, 11:23 AM
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The "radar" is a light. The original had one just like it. An old Rally thing. It's talked about in that thread I pointed at.
 
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Old 05-12-2007, 06:00 PM
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Here are some pics that I took of your car at today's meeting:




It's looks much better in person.
 
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Old 05-12-2007, 10:42 PM
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Ok, ok, i'm here now.
 
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see some day?!?!?!?!? HOW ABOUT OWN!!! I have an MC40 and if I was not a poor college student I would have a 33ejb replica as well.......

Congrats and she looks just perfect!!!

Where did u get specs on the orig? just photos or did you go see it?
The specs came from tons of photographs from the Heritage Museum in England as well as from a book entitled Works Minis by Browning.

The whole process took basically a year to complete.

Robert
 
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Old 05-13-2007, 08:53 PM
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That looks like a fantastic job done. What's with the radar dish on the roof?
As dwjj pointed out, the roof mounted rally spot was very instrumental in these early rallies. Rallies back in the 1960s ran 24 hours a day sometimes totaling 4 days straight. The roof mounted spot helped find landmarks at night following the route instructions on the rally. These rally minis also had spot lights on the boot to illuminate behind. 33EJB had 7 rally lights not including the headlights!

The car really lights up at night!

Robert
 
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Old 05-14-2007, 03:28 AM
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OK-I have to ask. With all those lights, what's the current draw, and how many watts can the alternator supply? Did the rally version have a special alternator?
 
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Wow, I can't believe it took a whole year. I'd love to read about your restoration in print.
 
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OK-I have to ask. With all those lights, what's the current draw, and how many watts can the alternator supply? Did the rally version have a special alternator?
L1LABRAT would be the best person to answer this question since he built the car! Will?

I can, however, answer your last question! The rally versions used generators. I'm not a big fan of generators, and wanted to use an alternator for more reliability and draw during RoadRallies and everyday driving in today's traffic. I keep hearing stories about LUCAS and the "Prince of Darkness"! I figured the use of an alternator would keep "the Prince of Darkness" from surfacing in the rally Mini. However, the alternator purchased is made by LUCAS! So far everything associated with the electrical is working GREAT!

Here's a photo of the engine bay:



You can see the alternator on the lower right side of the engin compartment.
 

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...So far everything associated with the electrical is working GREAT!...
Let's not talk twin carbs.
 
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Check out MC2 issue #9! Congrats Robert!!!!
 
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Congratulations to both Robert and Will!!
 
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While the replica is a pretty one the first glance to the trained eye it shows it is a replica.

spot the difference



clue 1 the windscreen
clue 2 Even if an original windscreen is not available, the creative use of aluminium foil can do the trick

For the uninitiated it is an electric windscreen defroster for the cold climate rallying situations

I am not a Mini fan though I have owned a few in my time, however yesterday in a gathering there was a talk of minis and 33 EJB came up in the conversation and I was surfing and came across this website and this entry and thought to make an input.
 
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