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Hi All Thought I Would Share My Ecoboost Project Should Be Running In The Next Few Weeks


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#1 charlieb150

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 07:14 PM

so i think i may be one of the first to be doing this conversion, so far its been going pretty well ive got the loom and ecu on order so not long now untill start up, here is the turbo minis thread for those who are intrested. http://www.turbomini...p=vt&tid=571611

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#2 Richie83

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 07:40 PM

Excellent work. I've got a focus with this engine in and it genuinely pulls. It can be easily chipped to 140bhp too. You'll poo your pants my friend, will be epic.

#3 charlieb150

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Posted 11 September 2015 - 07:53 PM

thanks, im aiming for 150s.. but its going to be on a standalone ecu, should be interesting with 6 gears :)



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Posted 12 September 2015 - 05:18 PM

Should be epic! Well done :)

#5 pickuptruck1994

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Posted 12 September 2015 - 06:21 PM

Someone who use to work at ford who i work with was telling me i should do this engine conversion with one of mine as there a small engine and produce good power.
Will be watching this one

#6 Black.Ghost

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Posted 18 September 2015 - 03:02 PM

Just read through this on TurboMinis. When I first saw the little Ecoboost engines I thought they would be good for a mini. I have nowhere near the skills or the money to be able to do something like this though. 

 

Nice work. Hopefully, I'll remember to check back there regularly.



#7 Mini Manannán

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Posted 24 September 2015 - 11:23 AM

Looks like a really interesting conversion, watching this one.



#8 charlieb150

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:00 PM

so I've been a bit slack with the updates due to work and bits, so recently the loom turned up from specialist components along with their GDI4 ECU well happy with the loom etcDSC_0520_zpsm00gilxp.jpg

so ive sent a bit of time getting the relay and fuse boxes wired in, got everything powered up, just trying to  wire up the throttle pedal properly tomorow then it should be ready to see if it runs.
 
 
DSC_0503_zpsxmkbrmcb.jpgHere the fuel tank we made its baffled and filled with foam to avoid fuel surge etc, absolutely gutted i forgot to take photos of it before it was welded, but its slighty larger that the std estate tank but fits in the std location..
 
 
prior to this we mocked up the intercooler pipework and intake pipe....
 
 
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now the intake pipe
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thanks again to nigel with his welding on theseDSC_0417_zpsbkwmvcdp.jpgDSC_0421_zps1l5xfayk.jpg
 
then...DSC_0460_zpsexhbdecl.jpg
 
then last of all i got the coolant pipes made and tacked in place then mounted the water pump and expansion tankDSC_0516_zpsfwal0ptn.jpgDSC_0518_zpsqbu3qjuf.jpg
 
 
 
hoping to try and get it running this weekend 


#9 sonikk4

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:09 PM

That's an epic squeeze in, shame the intercooler could not fit out of sight. Loving the build though.



#10 charlieb150

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:21 PM

That's an epic squeeze in, shame the intercooler could not fit out of sight. Loving the build though.

i did try but just would not have been efficient enough and looked a little weird and it hit the alternator photos to follow



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Posted 23 October 2015 - 08:24 PM

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#12 Mini Manannán

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Posted 23 October 2015 - 09:01 PM

That's one busy engine bay!  Kinda reminds me of the Fiat Coupe, quoted in one of the manuals as "the engine bay from hell" though yours can't be as bad as those, nothing can! :D  I'm really interested in finding out what this motor is like to go.  :highfive:



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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:10 PM

so today after plumbing in the clutch, and making the exhaust the car now moves under it own power... I managed to reverse it 20ft then pull it forward, I also fitted the new cv joints and boots etc...DSC_0578_zpsosasuf2y.jpg

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and I don't suppose t anybody wants to buy my tool box lol
 
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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:11 PM

https://youtu.be/uItHviKL3oE



#15 charlieb150

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 08:11 PM

https://youtu.be/U2wB5NUQYP0






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