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iain
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Sold the turbo and seeing what the C20XE can do!

Near Lincoln

Well here it is just incase anybody ever wondered *happy*

I had a metty turbo engine that i bought in about 2000 (?80 for a full car!) and had sat in the garage ready to put in my pickup project. Well the pickup was a bit rusty to say the least, i got annoyed so sold that and decided to sell the turbo engine complete. Also bought a yellow mini with full race 1293 so decided against the turbo route. (later sold to cordantium then jimfai on this site)

Advertised on Miniclassics and within about 10mins it was sold to some called Alex *wink*

Alex then sent me a small deposit with a veiw to sort collection of his newly aquired motor and pay the balance.

Unfortunately he decided that funds werent at the level he thought so didnt bother completeing the transaction. It was fine by me as he was honest enough about it.

So at that point i bit the bullet and installed said motor into the yellow mini after the thrust bearings gave out on the race motor.

Took me a lot of time and research to find out what i needed in a variety of places and just guessed the rest!

After keeping in touch with alex (and knowing he was a web designer, i decided to ask him for some info on building a site to show how to install the engine in a mini to help a lot of people out.

Basically one thing turned into another and via a lot of effort from alex and myself (more alex!) the site came into being

*happy*

Owned a couple of turbos myself since (mostly nails to be fair) but after making the most of this site (its SEARCH function especially *tongue*) ive decided to build the motor ive always wanted.

Keeps getting delayed as i find the exact car i want to do it to but has now more than ever gathered momentum due to the experiences of others cars last year (cheers for the rides, beers, sleeping bags! etc guys, you know who you are *smiley* )

Hope you are all enjoying the site and that we can only make things better

Iain


turboestate

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durham area

Dont know what id have done without it so much information its superb*happy*

love that straight cut scream!!!
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AlexB
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The boring bloke who runs this place.

Tadley, Hampshire

Great thread Iain!! I can't thank you enough for doing all the forum pimping, event organising, and generally looking after everyone on here. :)

My car thread: http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=491008
My other car thread: http://www.turbominis.co.uk/forums/index.php?p=vt&tid=543464


Mini_Andy

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Swindon

joint effort- well done boyz, best site on the net !*smiley*


Turbo Phil

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My sister is so fit I won't show anyone her picture

Lake District

Three cheers for you two ! hip, hooray !! etc *smiley*

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b16_b

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newcastle upon tyne

well done lads!!!*smiley*

just need the turbominis.co.uk logo out and about invading mini shows and track results etc.....


BENROSS

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Yorkshire. Mitsi Evo 7 Spanker!, 911, Cossie. CIVILITY COSTS NOTHING! NOT HAVING ANY RUINS YOUR LIFE!

good un lads

sharing the sleeping bags iain????????????Hmmmmmmmm!








Jimster
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Sunny Bridgend, South Wales

no problem for the sleeping bag, I hope your not thanking phil for the beers, as he's yet to get them in!

Team www.sheepspeed.com Racing

On 15th May, 2009 TurboDave said:

I think the welsh one has it right!


1st to provide running proof
of turbo twinkie in a car and first to
run a 1/4 in one!!

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TurboDave16V
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Yep, If phil ever opens his wallet near a bar, be sure to duck as the moths will be flying out...

Or you might hit the floor from fainting anyway...


Turbo Phil

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My sister is so fit I won't show anyone her picture

Lake District

Ha Ha Ha ............... *tongue*

You never know i might suprise you this year !


































Or there again maybe not ? lol *wink*

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SumpNut
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Milton Keynes

Just trying to remember the days before TM, remember the old metro turbo forum we used to talk on iain?

And of course there was miniclassic..... Im glad i dont go there any more


iain
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Sold the turbo and seeing what the C20XE can do!

Near Lincoln

yeah, i got most my info from the metty turbo one or MC.

Long time ago that was dan, think i was only 18ish at the time....

MC is just annoying now, read a couple of posts with this morning and got fed up of the same replies by someone....!!!


jamesfawcett

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Bingley, West Yorkshire

Yep i wouldnt have built mine if it wasnt for the help taking it out of the metro that i found on this site :)

Previous Engine: 1040cc Morespeed engine, 1275 turbo head T2 Turbo Mirage Manifolds Megajolt
Previous engine: STD metro turbo, megajolt
Drives: 399bananahp (flywheel) Honda Civic Vtec b18c4 T28 Turbo 1968 Mini

Megajolt maps to download: http://www.jamesfawcett.co.uk/cms/index.ph...&gid=3&Itemid=3


Mike

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Sunny Sussex

and i wouldnt of started mine if it wasnt for this site too, thanks guys :)



evolotion

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Glasgow, Scotland

And i'd be realy bored at night if there wasnt interesting posts on here to read. :)

turbo 16v k-series 11.9@118.9 :)

Denis O'Brien.


ministeve

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woking, surrey

must say this site has taugh me alot i thank you all with out this site me and haynes mannel would be at a lost i thank you

steve*tongue*

era turbo - not even the mrs gets to drive it


andy c

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glasgow

clearly not to spell


Turbo Phil

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My sister is so fit I won't show anyone her picture

Lake District

On 27/07/2005 19:57:17 andy c said:

clearly not to spell


LMAO *laughing*

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ben doodar

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stoke on trent

i was bored at work 1 day so i started to look on the net at novaload.net as i own a nova aswell its a mint site with loads of info on, i thought wot a shame theres no mini websites like this so i put a search in and wot do u no not only did a mini forum come up its a turbo forum at that bloody lovely! ive allready had alot of usefull advice of u guys and i aint been a member for long. mint site doodar


Wildcat_TurboMini

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Central Kentucky

Great site, I don't know what I would do without this board and its members!
:cool::cool:*happy*:cool:

Caution- objects in mirror are LOSING!


Richie

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a LIL fishing village on the coast - Newcastle Upon Tyne

awesome site lads, i would have made so many fatal errors, which would have ruined the car !!! i remember being 12 helping my dad build his mini turbo, that was 1992 and there was no internet, or anyone in the area who was doing these things. we are all lucky now to have such a great fraternity of like minded people, and of course Iain and Alex for bringing us all together colating all the needed info, which will make the forced induction mini go on into the future, who knows even develop......things have cerainly advanced from what i remember :)

Rich

Edited by Richie on 20th Dec, 2005.



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DemonPixie

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Well I think you're all a bunch of nutters.....









Love it! :)


Spooner

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Dewsbury

Yes deffo !!! very well done .


nala56

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Sheffield South Yorkshire GB.

New member, but I love it Tooooo

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stockport1

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20 years ago i thought i was the only one bothering with this kind of malarky!!! not only have you brought a few rare likeminded people together BUT you have probably expanded the mini T community due to providing the info. well done x

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