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#16 Alex_B

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:33 PM

Love the look of this pup, I am currently building a BMW TwinKam engine for my mini, what do you think of the engine ? 



#17 Richie83

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 06:43 PM

Love the look of this pup, I am currently building a BMW TwinKam engine for my mini, what do you think of the engine ? 

Drove it through towns, A roads and motorway yesterday and it works so well. Put your foot down and it's amazing/an animal.

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 06:20 PM

A little update. After driving it for a week I noticed quite a bit of torque steer (more than expected). So I had the suspension and corner weights properly set. Amazingly the back was set to 24 clicks on the right and 0 left - it was just as far out on the front too. Previous owner maybe liked it this way? Lol.

We now have the fronts set at just 2 clicks and the back at 12 clicks each. The result is hardly any torque steer and a much more balanced ride. Now I'm in the market for a nicer, and larger, steering wheel to even things out further. Thinking an OMP Corsica or Momo equivalent. Thoughts?

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:30 PM

How much would that trakker be?

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 08:39 PM

A little update. After driving it for a week I noticed quite a bit of torque steer (more than expected). So I had the suspension and corner weights properly set. Amazingly the back was set to 24 clicks on the right and 0 left - it was just as far out on the front too. Previous owner maybe liked it this way? Lol.
We now have the fronts set at just 2 clicks and the back at 12 clicks each. The result is hardly any torque steer and a much more balanced ride. Now I'm in the market for a nicer, and larger, steering wheel to even things out further. Thinking an OMP Corsica or Momo equivalent. Thoughts?


I'd go for a Momo Prototipo if it were mine mate

#21 Richie83

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:00 PM

Great minds think alike 😀
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#22 Richie83

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:01 PM

How much would that trakker be?

a good few hundred plus subscription. Well worth it in my opinion.

#23 Alex_B

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Posted 23 June 2015 - 09:40 PM

 

Love the look of this pup, I am currently building a BMW TwinKam engine for my mini, what do you think of the engine ? 

Drove it through towns, A roads and motorway yesterday and it works so well. Put your foot down and it's amazing/an animal.

 

Thats what I like to hear, if I am gunna be spending £6k on the engine I want it to be an animal ;) 



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Posted 15 July 2015 - 01:26 PM

Absolutely had the colour why would anyone do such a thing...!  :gimme:  :D  ;D

 

Engine spec sounds good any pics?



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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:40 PM

Absolutely had the colour why would anyone do such a thing...!  :gimme:  :D  ;D
 
Engine spec sounds good any pics?

Hehe. Yeah I love the colour. Here are some of the bay, but I do need to get some better ones:
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And another:
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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:45 PM

The pickup does have quite an annoying party trick. It has an oil leak on the end plate, which leaks onto the exposed cam belt and flies all over the engine bay. Therefore I've sourced some new seals, a gasket and new cam belt which will be going on this week (fingers crossed).

I've also bought a good old 11 blade fan:

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I fitted this only to find the spacing still wasn't sufficient. An evening on DSN classics led to me ordering a nifty 11 inch alloy spacer and some other shiny bits (post to follow when it arrives).

This also arrived today, a B&G snap off boss to go with a new wheel and boss (not arrived yet):

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Posted 20 July 2015 - 06:47 PM

I've also encountered a strange starting problem. So I whipped off the starter to find this:

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A few emails later and the guys at WOSP saw me right. It turns out the current starter has the wrong spacing. So I'll have a new high-torque starter to fit some time this week too :-).

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Posted 28 July 2015 - 05:32 PM

A busy day today. I fitted the replacement starter and all seems to be well. The new mechanical fan is also on with the DSN alloy spacer (pic to follow). This has made an unbelievable difference to the cooling.

The oil leak has also been fixed :-).

I also got busy and fitted a new steering wheel and B&G quick release boss:
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With the wheel:
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From the side:

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Oh and the new DSN drop bracket:

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Posted 29 July 2015 - 04:03 AM

that wheel looks amazing.



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Posted 29 July 2015 - 05:47 AM

Wicked looking pickup wish my clubby had a lump like that in it :)






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