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Ralf

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Hey all, my name is Ralf joining you from Germany.
My English is not the best, but hope you will understand me. *smiley*

About 2 years ago I bought my 1989 Mini 1000 as an restauration project. It was standing close before the scrap press. Now it is close before driving on the road again.
Then, last month I bought an 1100cc engine for rebuild and tuning as an upgrade into my 1000 Mini. At that point I was not thinking about adding a turbo kit.
This Idea growth very fast when I could get a nice complete Metro turbo kit. *happy*

Now it is how it is, I will try to marry the 1100cc engine with the Metro turbo kit. For sure this will be a challanging task, maybe it will work sometime.

gr Ralf


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wil_h

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Welcome.

Do you have to use the Metro Turbo stuff to satisfy TUV?

The old T3 turbo is a big old lazy beast and not ideal on an 1100cc engine. Even on a 1275, they were pretty laggy. something smaller would be better. Lots of choice these days

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

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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.


Ralf

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Lindlar

hi wil, thanks.
No, this Metro kit came surprised to me as a nice complete kit for an atractive price.
I thought, I could fix it with no big risk as it is an original kit and as I don't have experience to try and maybe error alternatives from zero.


hazpalmer

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Welcome, the metro stuff is pretty redundant now with advances in turbo technology etc.

Most of the things you would steal from the metro turbo can be bought aftermarket now.

A more common turbo now for a small bore engine is the garrett GT1548 I think it is, the last two numbers might be wrong.


Pete B

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Hi ralf hope your build goes well


Turbo Phil

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Welcome.

Phil.

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wil_h

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Well it will just work. And is a decent starting point. It's what I did on a 998 20 years ago (is it really that long ago!!), but it will be a bit laggy.


On 6th Jan, 2020 Ralf said:
hi wil, thanks.
No, this Metro kit came surprised to me as a nice complete kit for an atractive price.
I thought, I could fix it with no big risk as it is an original kit and as I don't have experience to try and maybe error alternatives from zero.

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.


Ralf

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Lindlar

thanks Pete and Phil.

@wil, you give me hope *happy*

Just reading a lot of interesting posts here. Nice and usefull informations in this forum.


Ralf

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hi, after some time thinking, reading and talking some people I decided to sell my Metro Turbo stuff.
Will now start from scratch *smiley* But the 1100 cc engine will still be base.
I was recommended that turbo manifolds from fusionfabs would be a good choice.
Is that something what you also would recommend?
If so, what type of turbo would fit on that?


shane

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Fusionfabs produces some very good products.
I believe the GT1752 will fit and provide good results. There are plenty of guys on here with a wealth of experience relating to turbo'ing small bore units who may be able to offer better advice than me.

Shane


Ralf

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Lindlar

cool, just see a Garrett GT1752 with number 55560913 on Ebay.
Is that the right one or are there mor versions of GT1752?


shane

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That unfortunately I couldn't answer, if you key GT1752 in to the search button on here and scan through some of the multiple threads you should be able to unearth the answer.

Shane


Ralf

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wow, yes, there are many posts regarding the GT1752.
Found my answers, thanks for advise shane.


shane

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Not a problem.
There is a plethora of knowledge on this forum, many things have been covered multiple times and in serious depth, and we are fortunate to have members that continually push boundaries of the A series and openly share their findings. Searching is the key.


On 20th Jun, 2020 Ralf said:
wow, yes, there are many posts regarding the GT1752.
Found my answers, thanks for advise shane.


Shane


Ralf

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On 18th Jun, 2020 shane said:
Fusionfabs produces some very good products.
I believe the GT1752 will fit and provide good results. There are plenty of guys on here with a wealth of experience relating to turbo'ing small bore units who may be able to offer better advice than me.

Shane


the basic is done, got one GT1752 *smiley*

I think I will try to contact Fusionfabs for the manifold


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Hello and welcome to TM

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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