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#1 F1 Mini

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:27 AM

:)

I'm now the proud owner of a 1972 Mini 1000, still has MOT and Tax, friend test drove it for me, brings back a few old memories...........
So the next thing on the shopping list is an old Hayabusa....... well a new one would be better i surpose....

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:29 AM

:grin: :grin: WOWEEEE, definately keep us updated, are you buying the kit or are you producing everything urself? are you using carbs or electronic injection and also how are u linking it up to gear? cheers Nick

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 01:24 AM

sounds fun

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:29 AM

Haven't made up my mind as far as Z Cars Kit is yet, am going to have a look at there factory / base, and maybe have a test drive. But have to wait for my cast to be removed from my leg first.
The most popular route seems to be Busa because of FI and big cc's, Holeshot Turbo, TTS dry Sump, with a M4 Clubman Motec ECU ( Best mate started Motec Europe , so get a bit of discount )
Motec will alow Anti lag (flames otu the exhaust at the lights.... Has to be done), and traction control.

Thats the plan, I have to force a Buget on myself as still want to build another GT car within the next 3 years, and I don't want to blow it all on the Mini. But best laid plans and all that.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:34 AM

Oh yes and as far as the gearshift is conserned, I'll be mounting a short leaver of the Curley Dash, WRC stile but still mech Cable. If I can find an eletric shifter thats not silly money then maybe buttons on the wheel ?

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 11:14 AM

excellent, i really like the sound of this. I bet the test drive will blow you away with all that power under your right foot.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:16 PM

hmm sorry if this sounds dumb but what is car is an old Hayabusa.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:20 PM

I'm not an expert but I think we're talking about a motorbike engine conversion here! :wink:

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 12:29 PM

arhh

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:35 PM

Jus try and get the power down, all very well havin these super powerful engines and all that, but you gotta try and make it stick to the road too. The one at Castle Coombe last year was struggling!!

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 09:56 PM

I think this is where clever engine management comes in Rich.....

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:02 PM

Thats why I'll be going the Motec route, Traction control for those interesting wet days on the highway, and turn it off when I feel in a silly mood.

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:04 PM

:grin: :grin: is the MOTEC programmable??

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 10:17 PM

Slightly....... Like most things though it's as much the programmer as the PC.
But when the programmer use to sit next to Carlos in a GT4 Celica mapping his world rally car, and now flies all over the world Mapping Ecu's, I think I'm in good hands...... Only last week he was in Dubi mapping a F40 which produced 730bhp at the wheels.

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You just gotta love the guy........Not that I'm jelous of his job at all MUCH.....

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Posted 15 March 2004 - 11:05 PM

Erm WOW< can he produce Ecus liek that for any car??




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