Mini Bonnet Badge

    With the new installation going on of a Honda VTec in the Mini, there are a number of elements to think about and contemplate.  On Friday, we ran out of gas for the welder, and so my attention goes elsewhere to the build. One of the things I can do is work on […]

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VTec in the Mini – First Dry Fit

So today is a pretty massive day in the life of MAHVIN. Today, the VTec went into the engine bay for the very first time. Not only that but the subframe tower bolts went in and the car become one part. Sure – there are still some adjustments to be made, and some parts need […]

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VTec Subframe

The fabrication of the front subframe that will house the VTec in MAHVIN is just about finished. Today the under support arms went on which firmed up the wings and engine mounts no end. Up until now, the Engine has been supporting the subframe as we built the subframe around it to fit. Now, for […]

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MAHVIN the Mini

In 2008 I purchased a 1980 Morris Mini LE. It is still my dream car, and I love that I own one. Since owning it, I have replaced just about everything on it with something newer and more reliable. That was the plan anyway. In 2013, my brother and I put in a 1275 engine. However, […]

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Good Friday Cross, 2019

This year, we headed away with family and friends up to Ohakune. This made for a bit of a panic as I didn’t have my usual Good Friday day to create this year’s cross. I was going to use a GPS tracker and an intersection to create a cross by walking, but ran out of […]

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Howie Mandel Pushes for Mental Health Reform

We saw this video on Ellen today, in reaction to the recent Las Vegas shooting tragedy. Howie makes several great points in this short interview, and provides a fresh perspective on events like this, but also for mental health and how it is treated. He expressed strongly his favoring in a change to nevada marijuana […]

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Nelson Holiday Trip 2017

090717:SUNDAY Awake. 0645am. Drive. Ferry. 0900. Snooze. Sneeze. Block ear. Picton. 1230 Lunch. Sea Breeze Cafe. Chicken Panini. Inclusion of capsicum gets thumbs up. Good chips. Walk around Picton. Overcast. Drive. Nelson. Nodded off (not drastically) Whoops. 15min pitstop for kip. Arrive Nelson. 1600. Check in to apartment. Nice. Supermarket for Snacks etc. Dinner. BK. […]

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Guitar Templates PSD – Photoshop

  Stratocaster     TEMPLATE – Stratocaster – BODY ONLY   TEMPLATE – Stratocaster – FULL Telecaster     CHECK BACK SOON   CHECK BACK SOON       Notes: These Photoshop files have been made by importing 1:1 scale drawings from PDF into Photoshop full size and then copying out the parts to each […]

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Good Friday Cross 2016

Each year I make a cross on Good Friday. I have done since sitting on the shores of Lake Rotowiti in 2000 while on ‘Solo’ with Boys’ Brigade National Leadership Development Course. This year, I decided I would make the cross using only code. Ultimately this wasn’t that hard, but telling the story within the […]

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