Aug 18, 2003 update to the Mini Cooper S project car

Humpty Dumpty

The first step on the body work was to remove the trim and decals from the sheetmetal.
The door was removed for reskinning and to gain access to the cowl area.

The MINI Cooper S is currently in the body shop getting its Homestead/Rennie damage worked out.

While we’re waiting on parts for the bodywork, we’ve taken the engine and transmission out of the MINI Cooper S for two reasons. A) our clutch is on its last legs after about the 12 Hours of Homestead and our other 4 races. We’ve sent the transmission to Zexel Torsen for the prototyping of a limited slip differential. We need more traction and now’s a good time to get it. We’re hoping to have the car buttoned back up by October 1st.

Update: September 25 — The bodywork is progressing along and we’ve gotten word from Torsen that they’re going ahead with the differential’s construction.

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