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#46 Dandyer1995

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Posted 04 January 2019 - 08:18 PM

following this! those Kad calipers just look like the dogs... can't wait to see the progress



#47 1330RG

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:09 AM

Im curious why turbo mini builds tend to use bleed valves for boost adjustment? Iv owened alot of jap turbo stuff and always used hks evc boost controllers as the boost controll is far more acurate and stable.

Looking like its going to be a wicked build though.

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#48 Steve220

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 10:13 AM

Im curious why turbo mini builds tend to use bleed valves for boost adjustment? Iv owened alot of jap turbo stuff and always used hks evc boost controllers as the boost controll is far more acurate and stable.

Looking like its going to be a wicked build though.


Because they're ridiculously expensive for what they are. All my evo's had their boost controlled by the ECU. Much better control.

#49 1330RG

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Posted 12 January 2019 - 06:15 PM

Im curious why turbo mini builds tend to use bleed valves for boost adjustment? Iv owened alot of jap turbo stuff and always used hks evc boost controllers as the boost controll is far more acurate and stable.

Looking like its going to be a wicked build though.

Because they're ridiculously expensive for what they are. All my evo's had their boost controlled by the ECU. Much better control.
Ecu control is the same as a boost controller so should be acurate as its electronically monitered. I was on about manual bleed valves though dude, i guess its because alot of minis run turbos on carb not injected engines with ecu’s either way it doesnt matter, just wondered was all.
As for hks evc being expensive think the most i ever paid was about £60 or so, i used to buy alot of my stuff/parts from the yahoo japanese auction site (jdm version of ebay).

Sorry for steering off topic. Back to the build 😁

Edited by 1330RG, 12 January 2019 - 06:18 PM.


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Posted 24 January 2019 - 09:23 AM

Engine – Bring in The Professionals

 

Apologies for the lack of updates, I am seriously time poor at the moment!

 

So I am reasonably capable mechanically having worked on my Fiesta RS Turbo and my first car which was a 998 Mini back in the day (see picture).

 

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Also, I would have some help from my friends who all own BMW’s from turbocharged E30’s to a supercharged E46 M3 but all this modern complexity was starting to make my head pop! A bit more reading on the SC kit showed a lot of people having issues when it came to starting the engine for the first time. If I had spent months putting an engine together and it didn’t start I would jump off the nearest multi-storey!

 

I follow a few Mini engine builder Facebook pages and they had been posting some serious engine porn (see below). The one which caught my eye because he had used the SC kit extensively was Chris at Crafted Classics. Although it was mainly for superchargers I decided to reach out for his thoughts on my plans and after a bit of back and forth I decided that the best idea for my sanity was to have him build the engine.

 

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Chris runs his builds in on a dyno so at least I’ll know that it works and is tuned by a professional. This would be very difficult if not impossible living in Jersey!

 

So last Friday this lot was collected from my place and delivered to Chris in Norfolk the next day. Looking forward to seeing updates on social media over the next couple of months.

 

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Apologies to those who thought I would be showing the full engine build on the forum but I don't have anywhere near the time I need.

 

Having the engine away means I can upgrade the car in the meantime so that when it comes back hopefully we can slot it straight in and away we go. (Obviously it won't be that easy!!)

 

Cheers,

 

Jamie

 

 

 



#51 GreaseMonkey

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Posted 07 February 2019 - 08:28 AM

Any further progress Jamie, love this build so far!



#52 jsyjamie

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 10:39 AM

Hey mate, not a big update I’m afraid just a few more parts arrived.

A pair of refurbished rear arms adapted for coilovers. They were a great price and the cost of power coating over here is mental so winner, winner!

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I picked up a set of second hand but never fitted pro-tech coilovers locally. Just need to clean up the mounting brackets.

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I have also ordered a set of built superfins from mini sport and the aluminum rear subframe from mini spares. When they arrive I will have everything I need to build the rear subframe which will save a lot of time when swapping everything over.

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Cheers,

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Posted 19 February 2019 - 10:52 AM

I need to pop round and check this project out, me thinks ;D



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Posted 20 February 2019 - 09:27 AM

I need to pop round and check this project out, me thinks ;D

 

Defo mate, she's tucked up under cover waiting for some better weather but temped to wake her up soon...  ;D



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 11:24 AM

More parts arrived last week. 

 

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Aluminum rear subframe

CV Joints

Hubs

Steering arms

Vented disks and drive flanges

Green Stuff brake pads

Lots of fixing bits and bobs

 

Still waiting for the superfins...

 

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I couldn't resist doing a quick mock up of the KAD brake calipers with the vented discs.

 

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Time to start putting this lot together!

 

Cheers,

 

Jamie 



#56 GreaseMonkey

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Posted 04 March 2019 - 12:51 PM

Are those the alloy KAD hubs? Or just standard from Minispares? I never knew they sold them built up. 



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:07 PM

just a point to note the minispares ream beam pushes the wheel further away from the heel board. If you look on turbominis forum at the oneeyedlizards thread you'll see the difference. I think turbo Nick runs one to



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:57 PM

Are those the alloy KAD hubs? Or just standard from Minispares? I never knew they sold them built up. 

 

No they are the standard hubs from Minisport, I can't quite stretch to the KAD or Minisport lightweight hubs at the moment!

 

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They are good value for money when you think of the individual parts cost plus the time it would take to put them together.



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Posted 04 March 2019 - 01:58 PM

just a point to note the minispares ream beam pushes the wheel further away from the heel board. If you look on turbominis forum at the oneeyedlizards thread you'll see the difference. I think turbo Nick runs one to

 

I had read somewhere about the beam changing the wheel position. I'll look up that thread, thanks for the info!

 

Edit: Here's the thread for anyone who is interested: http://www.turbomini...d=191396&fr=375


Edited by jsyjamie, 04 March 2019 - 03:13 PM.


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Posted 04 March 2019 - 03:46 PM

Cool, thanks for letting me know. I look forward to seeing this one together, especially that turbo manifold in use! 






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