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Chalkie

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You doing this a blow through setup?


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Yes indeed, its going to be blow through.

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Something I've noticed, the timing cover is pretty weak, if you have a tensioner welded to it, I can only think that the cover plate might bend out of shape under tension, cause the tensioner to move and the belt to come off. Other than that everything looks pretty good :)

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Carl, thanks for your words.
To be honest, that's something I have my worries about that too (hence only tack-welding it).
I am planning on using an other cover, the newer ones have another edge stamped in it (for the lack of correct wording).
And additionally maybe welding a thicker bit of plate over the complete width.

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Small bits of progress; have been painting the head and block:


Took the whiper motor apart and found internals to be damaged quite a lot; magnet in multiple pieces, brushes fooked:


Also been looking for a way to position the pulley on the distribution cover; not a lot of space cover heigt-wise, but this should work. Welding a 4mm piece of metal over the cover to strengthen it some more and fix the bolt through that:


Appart from that done some small stuff like taking the needle rollers out of both upper arms, thought it would be wiser to service both end while I have everyting appart.
Als been pestered by one of the shock absorber pins in the arm which is completely stuck sollid, tried heat and force but will very likely be drilling that out..

Seems I dont need to get the engine to sit as low as I thought which is a big bonus, means I can get on with the one I have, with some small modifications.

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where does this pulley come from???
what about the supercharger?

really nice built!! love that van!!


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On 4th Mar, 2014 fred05 said:
where does this pulley come from???
what about the supercharger?

really nice built!! love that van!!


Thanks Fred.

Not sure what pulley you are refering to; the crank, altenator and waterpump are from MPI, the supercharger one was custom made by a friend to lower boost (but will very likely be replaced soon after engine is run in *happy* )

The charger is an M45 from BINI Cooper S

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Do you know what sort of boost you should be making with the MPI bottom pulley at given revs?


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Hi Tupers:


On 6th Feb, 2013 Yo-Han said:

On 6th Feb, 2013 Rammie2000 said:
How fast do you make the charger spin? And how much psi does it make with that? Grts


Info I got from Stuart was with MPI crank pulley and std M45 pulley around 13 psi @6000rpm and 15@ 7000rpm.
Although I do think this is on a suckthrough set-up so might be somewhat lower on blow through.


Not sure what the losses will be because of intercooler and more bends than Stuarts set-ups

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Been to the boys at Miniminded to discuss assembly of my engine (don't have the time nor confidence to do it myself).
Very knowlegable and helpful people.!


Also showed me one of their new engines they are building for this season... that crank looks the dogs...!!!

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holy cow thats some money there...

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


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On 6th Mar, 2014 gr4h4m said:
holy cow thats some money there...


Although I don't know the details, I know they take thing seriously..

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Dept swarf creaction... until my 'El Cheapo" drill broke..


Fortunately could borrow a proper one and got going again.





I know some of you went much further and there are some things I'd like to do but didn't want to go overboard on this since there will be some more small modifications to the frame.

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Lately have been helping a friend out with his Van a lot.
Plan is to get this done and drive it to the IMM (this year!)




But have done some small bits of work for my own car.
For fitting the engine a bit lower into the subframe I took out the inner skin of the double walled frame where the suframe mounts are and attached new plates to the outside:





By doing this the engine is sitting about 5mm lower which helps clearance at the top.


Also finished the extra tensioner pulley assy that will be welded onto the timing cover:


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Han

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Slow as usual, but some progress never the less.
Needed to redo the enginebay in proper color, so need to remove everything.
So need to remove dash... and as I will add a few dials this is the moment to make a layout and make sure (most important ones) are well in sight when sitting behind the wheel... (which the picture doen't realy show.. lol)


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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!


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Thanks Graham, will most likely change it a bit more as I want to include a radio in the middle.

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Looking spot on mate!

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

Nothing is impossible it just costs more and takes longer.

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Thanks Si, I will have a good look at the wiring you did on your dash; that is a piece of art.
I do think I need a bigger plug to hook into the main loom though.. :)

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I took the front loom out and it's a mess.
Keeping in mind it will be quite custom on many levels I will have another look at it to see if it is salvageable. It seems a shame to buy a new loom to heavily modify.





Edit: Added some pics

Edited by Yo-Han on 19th Mar, 2015.

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Most of the connectors etc are available in the UK. Much easier to make your own loom than modify an old one.

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i tried putting soap on it , and heating it to brown , then slathered my new lube on it

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I have seen a few on here making their own, but to be honest being a mechanical engineer wires and such make me shiver.. *wink*
It's very likely going to be soms kind of hybrid and a sepperate motormanagement loom for the ms3.

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Yo Han,

It really was not as hard as I thought it was going to be, just lots of time. As the loom I had in there was no good and was made of about 3 looms lol.

I just made a list of what the mk1 really needed and went from there. Like Andy said most of the plugs are easy to get over here, with some internet time.

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.


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So, throughtly wirebrushed the bulkhead and treated if with Fertan, then wire brushed it again and Fertan again. Fertan gives the rust and metal a black color:





After that all was etchprimered, and painted in the correct color. I guess I should have cleaned off the Fertan remains more thoroughly (as per instructions) as the paint was wrinkling on some places.
But after finishing with (2K) clear coat I think is more than good enough for underneath the bonnet.





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Chalkie

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Have you put your throttle before or after the charger?

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