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#1 Mininman_Aid

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:48 PM

I left my job at KAD last month, so it is with regret I am listing this engine, but the insurance costs, my massive mortgage and the need for a new daily drive car means something has to go and unfortunately I don't fancy being homeless or walking to work in the rain...

I built and dyno’d this myself while working at KAD, fitted it to my Mini to use at my wedding in 2010, but I have only done a total of around 500 miles since building this engine in August 2010- the rest of the time it has sat either in the car in the KAD workshop or safely locked up at home.

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The specs are; (please note: brand new= new when built in 2010!)

-135bhp at 8,000rpm, 101ftlbs at 6,000rpm
-KAD 16valve small valve head- with ‘road’ level porting
-L1/BD3 cams (fast road/track day profile)
-Full belt drive system
-Cometic MLS head gasket
-MED prepped block, race for 1 season then re-honed by KAD with all steel main caps including a 4 bolt centre.
-73.5mm Cosworth raised crown pistons machined with valve clearances
-Balanced A+ con rods
-Brand new A+ crank
-Brand new pair of twin Weber 40 DCOE’s with low profile metal mesh type filters
-Brand new 123Ignition electronic distributor with Aldon Flamethrower coil and silicone leads
-New water pump, oil pump, gaskets and seals
-Arrow super light verto type flywheel with Cooper S back plate, Alcon 5 finger sintered type clutch plate and orange AP diaphragm
-4 Speed standard helical type gearbox, reconditioned with new baulk rings and bearings and a twin cross pin diff with 3.4 final drive


I built this engine for longevity so limited the bhp keeping the port size small and the CR down (to 10.5:1). If you gave it larger ports, a head skim and a re-jet should see another 10bhp (these cams usually make 145+bhp with a fully ported head).

This also has an usual cam cover- I powder coated it half way through machining to get the silver engraved look on the top.

This engine has been used as the ‘show piece’ on several KAD stands and on the Piper Cams stand at the AutoSport International show. The cylinder head also came from the same batch as Bill Richards and Neal Masters championship winning cylinder heads!!!

I will consider a good, full working, large bore (1275/1293/1330/1380) engine in part exchange- WHY?

I will post up a photo of what it currently looks like asap- its no longer quite as shiny as the photo above as it has been used, but still looks beautiful!

Price- £6000 as above or £6250 to include 4-2-1 stainles piper exhaust maifold, top and bottom rad hoses, brand new alternator with KAD pulley (to clear the cam belt), KAD viscous crank damper (with ignition teeth if you want to switch to electronic ignition) and a KAD alloy water pump pulley.

This is a bit of a bargain as you would be looking at £9,000+ for this set-up from KAD

Please note: this engine is half in/half out the car at the moment and the car has no MoT- so unfortunately test drives are not possible and it is sold as seen, but KAD know the engine, so by all means give them a call!

Post below, PM or email me with questions etc...

Edited by Mininman_Aid, 12 April 2012 - 03:56 PM.


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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:53 PM

Shame youve got to sell it aid, it sounded and looked amazing! :thumbsup:

#3 Mininman_Aid

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 03:54 PM

Shame youve got to sell it aid, it sounded and looked amazing! :thumbsup:


I'll definately miss it- hopefully one day I'll be able to get another one!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 04:08 PM


Shame youve got to sell it aid, it sounded and looked amazing! :thumbsup:


I'll definately miss it- hopefully one day I'll be able to get another one!


damnit the most i can afford it a grand :/
it looks beautiful! and i know they sound awesome and go like stink :)
good luck with the unfortunate sale ;)

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 05:25 PM

Best of luckk with the sale Adrian, This is a steal at 6K.

Shame you have to sell it.

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 07:29 PM

I've only got 3k, otherwise I'd snap your hand off! I'd try and get a job sharpish and keep it!

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Posted 12 April 2012 - 09:04 PM

ummmm how much are 2 kids and a wife worth ?

#8 Mininman_Aid

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Posted 13 April 2012 - 02:41 PM

Thanks, it is a shame, but atleast this way I should be able to actually afford to insure and use the Mini, currently its sat there looking sorry for itself and the engine isn't even getting used!

My dad is popping in tomorrow morning to help me hook it out the engine bay, so I should be able to get some current photos up of it early next week!

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Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:26 PM

I'll try and get the photo's back up tomorrow-- they disapeared after the hack.

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Posted 20 April 2012 - 11:16 AM

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Posted 29 April 2012 - 09:12 AM

Best of.luck if i had the money id be right round !





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