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#1 F1 Mini

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 02:56 PM

Well I picked up a 1970 mini Saloon Shell the weekend so here starts my new thread.... So question can you upload new pictures to the sight anymore ? or do I have to load them only from a URL ??

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Posted 14 June 2010 - 03:39 PM

I just use www.photobucket.com and copy the image code..
Give that a try and get some pictures up :P

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:06 AM

Found I had to delete alot of my pictures i used for my last thread, so I can now post new picture's..

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:07 AM

Tight sqeeze but it did just fit....

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Posted 15 June 2010 - 06:16 AM

The outer body at some point has been sanded but then left so looks bad, but the main floor and the boot floor are allot better than some cleaner shells I've seen. There has been no repairs on the floor and to be honest it doesn't even need any... The boot floor gets modified anyway but looks clean enough to just sand blast and weld the mods to.....

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:28 AM

So the first decision was B series Honda Vtec or K. Well I'm going for a K24 iVtec unit now.
I found a K20a2 Head (One of the better heads to get as there not fitted to any CRV), and I'll be mating it to a CRV Bottom End, so I'll Have a 2.4Litre with the high RPM High horse power Type R Top end. Will need to change the Pistons to raise the Compression back up to 11.5:1 as the Std CRV has 9.6, may even change the rods while it's in bits as there not that expensive.
Been looking at the options as to weather to force induction the engine. The B Series has the exhaust at the front so would be best Turbo-ed, but the K series has the exhaust at the back of the motor and it's very tight to the Bulkhead of the mini to Turbo so that's a none starter on the K series. Belt driven supercharging was an option, but after seeing the figures that can be made from a High Compression K24 with 4 Throttle bodies and some cams, I think 250-280 bhp should be plenty. I do want to make it a every day car, so Naturally Aspirated it going to be.....

Now on the Hunt for a Salvaged 2002-05 CRV locally so I can have the rest of the mechanicals.....

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 06:45 AM

will be watching this one with interest, looks like a mental project! good luck with it!

also, try using photobucket to upload your pictures, u can get loads more on, n bigger pictures to!

Edited by olds_kool_lews, 23 June 2010 - 06:46 AM.


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Posted 23 June 2010 - 02:52 PM

I'll be watching this build as well :(

I love the mini transporter - brilliant

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Posted 23 June 2010 - 08:25 PM

Very nice project mate :)

Keep it all updated here aswell, if your still not sure on using a site to upload your pictures try this for photobucket

Clicky me

Not sure how old that link is now but its all straightforward

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:06 AM

Heres the head with the new springs and retainers...

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 06:08 AM

and here's the Fancy cams and 50 deg adjustable inlet timing wheel....

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:08 PM

Oh no....I know i shouldn't look but have just found these lightweight ally parts.....

http://www.minisport...AM2390AKIT.html

http://www.minisport...o_21A2695A.html

I start a project with all the good intentions of keeping it Basic and cheap..... then I get Colin Chapman whisper in my ear "weight is bad".....
It seems I have Drum hubs at present so I need to buy Disc hubs, Mini Sport sell them for £40 each....or I could blow 5 times that amount on
ally versions.....

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Posted 24 June 2010 - 04:16 PM

if your going to go light you may aswell do a propper job of it :D look at force racing stuff

link

haha, have fun :thumbsup: :errr:

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 06:48 PM

Funny you should mention them but....7075 Aircraft ally is actually lighter than Unobtainium....
Yes Titanium is stronger but 7075 is strong enough for my front wheel power, as most of the HP is going to the rear anyway....

Titanium is 60% the weight of steel
7075 is closer to 42% the weight of steel..... Lighter still... :) :thumbsup:

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Posted 25 June 2010 - 07:32 PM

Unobtanium ....lol!




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