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D4VE

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Ah bugger

On 24th Oct, 2015 jonny f said:
Nothing gets past Dave lol

NOTHING GETS PAST ME!! *tongue*

1/4 mile 14.7 @ 96mph 12psi boost
Showdown class A 2nd place 18.6 @ 69mph


madmk1

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brookwood woking

Not much has been happening in mk1 land as I am having a little brake from it, just doing little jobs at night after work tonight was fit the rear boot lid and try and get the gaps right.

Also I pulled it out on Friday to give the shed a good dig out as there stuff everywhere.


I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


gr4h4m

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Chester

Looking good

I run a supercharger and I don't care the TB is on the wrong side.
VEMS + 12 PSI + Liquid Intercooler = Small Bore FUN!


madmk1

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brookwood woking

Thanks mate 👍

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


Brett

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come on mate, get cracking 2020 is closing in on us *Yes* *hehe!* *hehe!*

My B18VtecTurbo Awd Mini 2 years in, been running for 2years +.... vtec just kicked in yo
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On 14th Feb, 2014 robert said:
I think he thought his car was 465kg ,and you then guessed it at 565kg , and stuff me !! you were right


MikeRace

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1/4 Mile 14.3secs 96Mph Terminal 10psi of boost.


Fibreglass Parts? - http://www.tdkracing.co.uk/
Split Rims? - http://www.force-racing.co.uk/


madmk1

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brookwood woking

Well gents, this has happened.

The car is not fully built but the parts left to fit was sat in the footwell. I have 10liters of fuel in it and it fires on the button first time.

Thanks for looking


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I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


Aubrey_Boy

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Well done matey, you hit your sub 500kg target and it doesn't look like Swiss cheese!

I think it really benefits from the pukka mk1 floor and that it's still archless and so standard looking

Well done!

Are you going to run a wiper motor i.e. full road / MOT'd spec?


madmk1

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brookwood woking

Thank you mate 👍.

Yes it will have an mot for sure, and be driven as and when I can. There is still some bits that I think could be lighter but it will give me something to do over winter.

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


D4VE

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Well done buddy thats some good going!

On 24th Oct, 2015 jonny f said:
Nothing gets past Dave lol

NOTHING GETS PAST ME!! *tongue*

1/4 mile 14.7 @ 96mph 12psi boost
Showdown class A 2nd place 18.6 @ 69mph


theoneeyedlizard

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Great result Si. As above, it's amazing that it doesn't look like it's been hacked to bits.

In the 13's at last!.. Just


madmk1

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brookwood woking

Wow hacked to bits 😳

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


robert

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blimmen well done simon .

Bicester scramble ,Medusa enjoyed the trip. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-7I7-nA19U


wil_h

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Good work, considering it has a full cage and road lighting, that's impressive.

Fastest 998 mini in the world? 13.05 1/4 mile 106mph

www.twin-turbo.co.uk

On 2nd Jan, 2013 fastcarl said:

the design shows a distinct lack of imagination,
talk about starting off with a clean sheet of paper, then not bothering to fucking draw on it,lol

On 20th Apr, 2012 Paul S said:
I'm mainly concerned about swirl in the runners caused by the tangential entry.


John

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Excellent!

If something is worth doing, it's worth doing half of.


Rob Gavin

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all the effort was clearly worth it


Brett

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i knew all that sticky back genuine carbone under the paint was a good idea *happy*

congratulations mate you certainly worked hard enough for it

My B18VtecTurbo Awd Mini 2 years in, been running for 2years +.... vtec just kicked in yo
Instagram @jdm_brett

On 14th Feb, 2014 robert said:
I think he thought his car was 465kg ,and you then guessed it at 565kg , and stuff me !! you were right


gr4h4m

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Chester

Nice result

I run a supercharger and I don't care the TB is on the wrong side.
VEMS + 12 PSI + Liquid Intercooler = Small Bore FUN!


madmk1

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brookwood woking

Thanks everyone 🙃🙂🙃

I still have bits to do before I will bring it out for people to see, and still got stuff to refit.

I was happy with the over all number, but it just made me start to look over everything again and see how it could be made lighter or swapped 😂

But for now it will be setup and tuning and maybe get it to Avon all being well.

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


giannoutsos

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100th page what a journey!!!
Congrats on achieving your goal, great looking mini, enjoy it.
John


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With all you have been doing I really expected a LOT lighter than that mate

I seriously doubt it!


madmk1

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On 2nd Sep, 2017 paul wiginton said:
With all you have been doing I really expected a LOT lighter than that mate


I was thinking the same mate, but there is a lot of cage in there. I think i have found 30kg+ I could remove ie all the turbo stuff 😂.

In all seriousness I was shocked it was heavier then I thought and happy it was not over the 500 mark.

I will be going over every part that's not been remade or removed on the Christmas holidays to see where savings can be found. There is some stuff that I know about that I need / want to remake and I know the engine could be lighter in places.

Regards simon

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


madmk1

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brookwood woking




On 2nd Sep, 2017 giannoutsos said:
100th page what a journey!!!
Congrats on achieving your goal, great looking mini, enjoy it.
John


Thank you John.

I have started posting on Instagram also my name on there is turbomk1mini

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

On 1st Nov, 2007 Ben H said:
There is no such thing as 'insignificant weight saving', it all adds up.


dischub

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To be honest, you're gonna have to add 50kg to the final figure to account for the balls you have driving this mental thing!

Great to see it back together bud


Evoderby

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Lovely build! Should you wish to shed more pounds I think the only really easy route left is to go for one of the MS 5port alloy heads...8.5Kg saved in the blink of an eye.

I also consider the oil cooler to be a personal road / endurance accessory, so these 1.5Kgs do not count! 😎

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