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  • #76
    Originally posted by kingtube69 View Post
    Nice work man. What are you expecting on the Dyno?
    Cheers man. I'll be happy with anything over 60kw but I'm hoping to break 75kw. These engines just dot usually get dyno'd cause they were designed in the 50's so I really have no idea what to expect
    i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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    • #77
      This thread has got me on carsales looking up original minis, everytime i see one i fall in love with them all over again. oh i wish i could afford to have one.

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      • #78
        Originally posted by BaconEggSanga View Post
        This thread has got me on carsales looking up original minis, everytime i see one i fall in love with them all over again. oh i wish i could afford to have one.
        affording one is a challenge but it is SO worth it.

        so it didnt blow up on the dyno on saturday pumping out a massive 42kw atw. which is about spot on with my hopes of above 60kw at the fly



        also i found that the carbys are tuned almost perfectly and the torque curve is nice enough.
        also people should note that stock the car had 25kw at the fly, weighs under 700kg and was designed and built 50yrs ago.
        Last edited by princess; 21-02-2013, 12:55 AM. Reason: fixing img urls
        i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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        • #79
          Originally posted by princess View Post
          affording one is a challenge but it is SO worth it..
          I'm seriously contemplating buying a basic mini 850 or just a rolling shell if i can find one, id want to modify it and id hate myself forever if i ruined a Cooper.

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          • #80
            The extractors make them sound dam good.
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            • #81
              Want to tune my carb for me ^_^? I'll even drive to Newey to do it
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              • #82
                Originally posted by BaconEggSanga View Post
                I'm seriously contemplating buying a basic mini 850 or just a rolling shell if i can find one, id want to modify it and id hate myself forever if i ruined a Cooper.
                when i got this shell it was the most basic you could get, but now its essentially running the cooper setup with disc brakes on the front and the worked 1275. so its actually a good idea to buy a basic one then do it up to what you want, plus the fun thing is the very simple electrics and massive amounts of aftermarket parts

                Originally posted by kingtube69 View Post
                Want to tune my carb for me ^_^? I'll even drive to Newey to do it
                what carb does yours have? im only good at SU's as they are the most simple designed carb ever getting the twins tuned in sync was a tad hard tho.
                i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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                • #83
                  Originally posted by kingtube69 View Post
                  Want to tune my carb for me ^_^? I'll even drive to Newey to do it
                  you will probably find the mixture screw ONLY sets Idle mixture, after that ( or off idle ) its working off a fixed size jet, so no tuning there, so almost pointless to bother unless you have problems at idle, see now the SU carbs on the mini CAN be tuned otherwise as they have a variable floating needle jet, and have to be set right at idle for the right mixture off idle, a completely different carb setup to yours
                  Cars Iv personally owned:
                  70 Morris Marina 1.7l auto, 87 Toyota Corona 1.8 auto, 88 Subaru Leone Turbo 1.8 Auto, 88 Honda Integra DA1 Quint GSi Manual, 67 Morris 1300 Manual, 88 BMW e30 318i Auto, 84 Nissan Pulsar 1.3l Manual,
                  93 Suzuki Super Carry 1l Manual, 90 Toyota MR2 G-limited Auto, 90 Honda Prelude INX, 77 Triumph 2500tc manual with OD, 86 Nissan Sunny B13 1.3l manual, 93 Toyota Caldina 1.8 Auto
                  77 Ford Escort Estate, 1987 Mitsi L300 man.

                  I can Never seam to make my mind up....

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                  • #84
                    so i put my car in the Just Car rate my ride competition in the hopes of getting the money to do the spring suspension conversion, however its up against all the Hot Rods being in the pre1980's section but oh well. and here's the link:
                    http://www.facebook.com/justcar/1300...04&app_data=71

                    in other news, im pretty much going to let things hang as they are until after this uni semester finishes as i just have too much stuff to do, except for maybe putting some sound deadening in the back and redoing the layout in the back over the mid semester break if i get time.
                    i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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                    • #85
                      I voted for you mate, You're coming second in your category! Good luck!!!

                      Also, my carb is an Asian one. Pretty shitty. Needs diagnosis though, has a few issues starting even though the Auto choke is set good.

                      Edit: + Gets vapor lock all the time FML
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                      • #86
                        Originally posted by kingtube69 View Post
                        I voted for you mate, You're coming second in your category! Good luck!!!

                        Also, my carb is an Asian one. Pretty shitty. Needs diagnosis though, has a few issues starting even though the Auto choke is set good.

                        Edit: + Gets vapor lock all the time FML
                        cheers man.
                        i have never had the pain of experiencing vapor lock thus far, hoping it stays that way

                        in other news, i popped my bonnet the other day and was greated with this sight:
                        IMG_0845.jpg
                        and yes that is my radiator fan with every fin snapped off, the overflow tube from the radiator somehow got caught in between the blades and cowling and snapped all the blades off. luckily replacement was cheap, quick and easy as i could get a replacement fan (the exact same yellow 11-blade plastic) locally for under $40 and about half an hour to switch them over

                        on thursday afternoon before the meet i had to go help my mate pick up some parts for his r33, funnily enough there was a heap of room for the parts in the back, was amusing to finally use the back to carry around car parts tho
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                        managed to fit a full reo in the back and a full set of coilovers and a steering wheel, with room to spare.
                        Last edited by princess; 16-09-2012, 05:18 PM.
                        i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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                        • #87
                          Attachments no work man!
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                          • #88
                            Damn. Well I'm on my phone now so I'll have to fix it up later
                            i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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                            • #89
                              well finally got around to measuring the uneven suspension, distance from the hub to the arch varies between 320mm at the back passenger side and 270mm at the front drivers side.
                              IMG_0860.jpgIMG_0862.jpg

                              so kinda hoping to win that Just Car insurance competition so i can actually have a car thats level...
                              i like it loud <<-- my build thread '64 mini ... van

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                              • #90
                                Any chance of a video of the engine. The car looks very nice, big fan of old minis.

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