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seckomecko

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Blenhiem New Zealend

Hi all.
I am trying to work out how hard it will be to turbo my mini.
I have been given a hif44 carb and a turbo off a td27 with the possibility of a holly fuel pump and fuel reg


so i thought i would show you lot my mini
its a 1970 mini 1000 mk2
my mum got it in 1990 that last picture is of when she got it and her dog. :)
these first 2 pictures is 6 years ago now when i was still in school and i was driving it around for a bit of fun.

doing a bit of a restoration on the car at the moment. Ive taken the car apart to change the hydro suspension out and in doing so ive been thinking about what else i could do

its got a mg1100 in it currently with a hs4 and a low geared diff.
now don't get me wrong i like this engine its great as it is but who doesn't like boost right
1100 has a 12g295 head on it too so its very nice. don't think it was ever decked though so its probably quite a low compression, i guess that is what led me to think about boost






i guess my 2 questions are:

if it was yours would you turbo the 1100 or something else?

and do you think turbocharging is worth the time and money for the smiles??

Thanks
Matt

Boost fixes Everyting


jonny f

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Your answers are going to be biased on here....

Yes turbo it.

Yes itís easy power when done right.


shane

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Lowestoft, Suffolk.

Asking that question here is like asking a fat kid at a cake convention if he likes cake! *laughing*
The search button is your first port of call.
Shane.


Anthony30

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On 10th Feb, 2018 shane said:
Asking that question here is like asking a fat kid at a cake convention if he likes cake! *laughing*
The search button is your first port of call.
Shane.
*Clapping**happy*


Elfturbo

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Keep the hydrolastic suspension. Great system.

HOSS


Elfturbo

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My turbo elf is still hydro, handles great, just need to make all four wheels are properly aligned.

HOSS


madmk1

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brookwood woking

DO IT MATT!!!!

Your looks spot on for a nice sleeper!

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.


seckomecko

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Blenhiem New Zealend

thanks everyone looks like im building the turbo now sadly my hydros were a little on the broken side so its going to be riding on rubber cones in the not to distant future. or maybe coils if i can swing it past her indoors



just a quick mock up of where the turbo might fit.

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