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#1 rene-mini

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:53 PM

Hello,
 
I'm René, I'm a student (mechanical engineering) living in a smal village near Eindhoven in the Netherlands.
 
About 8 months ago I started a mini-vtec conversion, Somebody else started this circuit project, but after he installed the rollcage (before restoring the mini first!?!?) he dicided to sell it... So I was the lucky one :D
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The engine is a B16A JDM (japanese domestic market), and is good for aprox 170 HP @7900rpm:vtec:. My plan is to make it a rwd mini for legal road use, but because the're much more rules here in the Netherlands it will be a hell of a challange.
 
some foto's of the mini I made few months ago, I will upload more pictures later.
 
The engine is mounted in the original crx frame, so all the original engine mounts,suspension, driveshafs and even steering is in the back of this conversion
 
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I hope I learn allot by looking at other vtec conversions, and from feedback I'm hopefully getting here. 
 
ooh, mechanics are good with math, not with spelling/grammar (sorry) ;-)

Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 07:16 PM.


#2 F1L8EY

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:09 PM

looking good so far... plenty of pictures ill follow :D



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:52 AM

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The frame engine is the original CRX frame, never seen it before, but maybe there is a good reason for that :withstupid:

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Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:27 PM.


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Posted 04 May 2013 - 05:53 AM

looking forward to this build thread, about to start something similar myself ! lots of photos please :)



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Posted 04 May 2013 - 04:44 PM

Some pic's of the condition the mini, the person that sold me this mini was making a circuit racer. So he took his mini and started cutting the rear, quickly welds a rollcage in it and fitted the engine. He said the mini was in good condition, but when i removed the all textiles.... (NOT!), but that's the risk I took when I bought it.  it's not a disaster, I am learing alot and I can make 100%  the way I want.

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(engine is out, took from ''rear seat'')
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greetz René

Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:07 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 05:37 PM

Cutting the front end to replace all bad sections...Made a flexible saw, made it a lot easier!

 

 

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Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 05:55 PM.


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Posted 09 May 2013 - 06:12 PM

Looks brilliant, hope it goes to plan



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Posted 04 June 2013 - 10:33 AM

any update ? could you send more photos of axel/wheel alignment area + engine mounts thanks !



#9 rene-mini

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Posted 07 June 2013 - 07:02 AM

unfortunally I have no more updates, I am very busy with school at the moment. The engine is currently not in the mini, I'm trying to make the vtec engine work.

 

I will make some pics for you asap.

 

 

rene



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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:34 PM

Hello, 

 

Allot is done since the last time I posted something, I started by looking at the ''restored'' floor (thats what the previous owner told me)

how can you make something worse like this and call it restauration  :mmkay:

 

First took the engine out

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both sides were almost in the same condition

 

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bunch off crap ''restauration'' :mmkay:

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;D

 

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Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:26 PM.


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Posted 08 October 2013 - 06:38 PM

After removing the front I replaced some bad parts... on first eye it looked pretty sollid, when I removed the tectyl (special black ''paint'') there was a surprise

 

 

 

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It was pretty late and we had no large pieces of sheet metal, so we made some smaller pieces.

 

 

 

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After welding we painted the section to with anti rust paint.

 

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Other side, same sh*t. My buddy Jacko is cutting the bad sections

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Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:24 PM.


#12 rene-mini

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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:09 PM

I changed some foto's, now they are in a chronological order. :shy: 



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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:15 PM

Cleaned the frame and reinforced it, now it has a beam structure and it is much stronger!

 

It had some bad spots (welded them later on)

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Another reinforcement made on school

 

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The result  :lol:

 

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Will look pretty bad ass when opening the flipfront if you ask me! :shades:


Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:44 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:36 PM

Now the engine is out I can started cutting the bad parts in the rear

 

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Cleaned the enginebay, I dont want a piece of metal on top of the VTEC to cover it, so the enginebay must be in perfect condition

Its a pretty dirty job you can say!

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Almost removed all the old paint and oil. As you can see the old owner did some cuts in the beam in front of the engine, he had not enough patient when placing the manifold...

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Made some pieces to bring it back as it was original 

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Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:41 PM.


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Posted 20 October 2013 - 06:50 PM

Made a frame for the engine so wiring/cleaning is much easier. and as a mechanical it will be a hell of a challange to do the wiring.

I'm looking on the Dutch miniforum/hondaforum for an expert.. (students and money... :ohno: )

 

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Cleaned a part of the engine (sandblasting)

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Edited by rene-mini, 20 October 2013 - 06:52 PM.





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