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theoneeyedlizard

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I really hope so Carl. I'm getting very nervous about it.

Only time will tell.

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theoneeyedlizard

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Getting close now!

Just a bit of welding to the intercooler (Cheers Joe mini13), calipers (Cheers Andy W), then it should be pretty much done.

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andywaller

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the car is looking really neat, id be very interested to be taken out in it when its complete!!




redwing

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Thats looking well nice - I think we are at about the same level of completion. Have you posted your full spec yet?


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theoneeyedlizard

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The spec so far is...

Engine:
A+ over bored 20 thou fitted with Avonbar Accralite 18cc dished pistons. cam 5851 (or whatever it is lol) crank with center main strap. Phase2 camshaft. powerflow oil pump. Duplex timing chain with vernier adjustable gears. Benross Full race head, 26cc Chambers Fully ported. 1.3 roller rockers. T3 turbo. In-car adjustable boost. Benross modified elbow and manifold. Maniflow Exhaust. Nic plenum. Forge dumpvalve. Allard intercooler. Minispares super 2 core rad. Metro turbo fuel pump with fuel lines running inside car.

Ignition;
megajolt v3 with machined pulley.

Gearbox;
Minisport straightcut gearset, Minisport straightcut drop gears, Minispares x-pin diff. lightened/balanced pre verto flywheel with grey diaphram and organic plate.

Brakes/Suspension:
Mini sport 4 pot Alloy calipers. (Not sure what discs yet. It's got new vented type on a tthe moment. But I think these will be replaced with solid cross drilled and groved types from AndyW) All new hubs, ball joints bearings etc. GAZ lowered dampers all round with adjustable hi-los. Minispares ultimate bottom arms. Everything poly bushed. Solid mounted subframes.

There is more, but I'll be here all day.

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theoneeyedlizard

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I'm nearly done now. Just some really minor bits to get sorted.

Problem is, we get the keys to our new home on Friday! Things will definitely be slow for the next few months.

The red leads really bug me. Does anyone know where I can get some black or blue ones of the same length? All of the ones that I've seen are really short.

Cheers

More pics here ...
http://www.turbominis.co.uk/car/8/photos/1/



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matty

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Looking really good mate. :)

I got some black ones from a local motor factors that reach to the inner wing.

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www.fusionfabs.co.uk



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theoneeyedlizard

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Cheers Matty. Do you think that they'd reach the bulkhead?

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Joe C

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get a black marker and get busy lol,

intercooler does look like it fits well!

I think i'll definatly pic one up for mine at some point.

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

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theoneeyedlizard

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On 23rd Apr, 2008 mini13 said:
get a black marker and get busy lol,

intercooler does look like it fits well!

I think i'll definatly pic one up for mine at some point.



You may joke! lol! I was considering something along those lines!

IC fits a dream, just need to trim a little bit off the slam panel to get the pipe on the rad side comfortably. Thanks again for you help mate, I couldn't have done it without you.

Only thing that I'm a little worried about is the airflow to the rad, as I'm restricting most of the airflow through the front grille.



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Joe C

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should be ok,

miniwilliams for example runs an intercooler that covers the grill area, and has a tad more power lol.

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

https://joe1977.imgbb.com/



theoneeyedlizard

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Should be ok then. Matt has got a holey bonnet though.



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Engine and transmission spec is pretty much exactly all the bits i have in my garage for my build bar the benross head, nic plenum and some sort of IC which i plan to add to the concoction!!!

Ive even painted my block black *tongue*

Did you have to get the lugs on the backplate machined down or is that only on the double grey diagphram?

What boost you planning on?

Looks great mate cant wait to see the results :)

Edited by richminiturbo. on 23rd Apr, 2008.


theoneeyedlizard

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On 23rd Apr, 2008 richminiturbo. said:
Engine and transmission spec is pretty much exactly all the bits i have in my garage for my build bar the benross head, nic plenum and some sort of IC which i plan to add to the concoction!!!

Ive even painted my block black *tongue*

Did you have to get the lugs on the backplate machined down or is that only on the double grey diagphram?

What boost you planning on?

Looks great mate cant wait to see the results :)


You will have to ask Carl about the backplate as he built the engine.

Carl was running 20psi with the standard head which made 169nanas. I was going to try and keep it below 18psi.

Let's see what happens!

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theoneeyedlizard

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I started the car for the first time!!! Fired up straight away!

Sounds totally awesome! apart from the rockers hitting the cover. I have ground as much as I dare off the rocker cover and pushed it as far back as possible, but it's still catching somewhere.
New rocker cover on the shopping list then.

I'm pretty sure that the fuelling etc is close as it was set up properly on Carls car, and the only thing that has changed is the head and turbo (same turbo, the one I had did not has as much play). But I will still take it for a rolling road session as soon as I've got it mot'd.

I'm really excited now and relieved that everything is looking good, no smoke whatsoever and good oil pressure.


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Nice work mate!

Really should get on with mine..

Currently mini-less :(


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cool!

no the lugs werent machined down on back plate.

i used to just push the rocker cover hard back whilst tightening the nuts and they used to just clear rockers.

no longer a series, but still 1.3 turbo.

On 28th Nov, 2008 Sprocket said:
Oh now that is a long shaft you have Carl.


Joe C

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Great!

On 28th Aug, 2011 Kean said:
At the risk of being sigged...

Joe, do you have a photo of your tool?



http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.p...9064&lastpost=1

https://joe1977.imgbb.com/



theoneeyedlizard

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On 24th Apr, 2008 Carl said:
cool!

no the lugs werent machined down on back plate.

i used to just push the rocker cover hard back whilst tightening the nuts and they used to just clear rockers.



Tried pushing it back as much as possible, and ground loads off the inside-back, but it still catches. I would think that it's because the head has had a skim to get the compression back up to 8.4, thus altering the angle of the rockers slightly. With the MG cover, it is fine, so I'll either use one of these or get the Minispares 'clears all know brands of high-lift rocker' cover.

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Dang!! thats looking good

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grow up you fool .


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gorgeous mate! congrats. has to feel good getting it to fire for the first time!


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did those marks on the bores hone out? What happened about that?

So when its gonna hit the road now?

On 7th Oct, 2010 5haneJ said:
yeah I gave it all a good prodding


JT

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looking good mate!!
iv realy gotta start building my barn! iv got the bits to keep me busy with my project but no were to build it!!

My build thread..

http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=542985


theoneeyedlizard

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On 24th Apr, 2008 minimole23 said:
did those marks on the bores hone out? What happened about that?

So when its gonna hit the road now?



Have a look at the previous posts. I'm going to suck it and see lol!

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Mot Tomorrow!

All seems well, other than the under bonnet temp being a little higher than I'd like.

Once it's legal, I'll be getting the suspension setup and then onto the rolling road next week. I think that a new rad will be on the shopping list, but I will be trying a heater matrix in the inner wing first.

Thanks to everyone that has helped me with this. I really would never have got this done without you. I've got no mechanical/engineering experience (other than Technic Lego and Meccano) and am a bit of an airhead. So this just goes to show what the power of TM and the wealth of knowlege and willingness to help from TM members can do. 'E-pat on the back from me'

I hate to think what situation I would be in right now, if I had turned to one of the many lesser mini forums for help.

Here's some pics...




Thanks guys

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