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#1 Nossedout

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 08:15 AM

Hello!

 

Approx 4 years ago I bought this 1974 Malta Built Mini. Have not had any time to open a new tread, however better late then never....

 

When is saw her immediately, I knew I was going to buy her and name her Suzie.

 

Anyway, some information:

 

Painted in a thick layer of Amarillo Yellow - Oil Based Paint. It had more orange peel than an orange. and literarily you could not scratch it with a screw driver and expose the bare metal.

Interior: Some tatty set of seats out of a Fiesta or Skoda and black headlining

Mechanicals: 13 Metro engine, drum brakes all round and was recently overhauled (3 years prior).

ICE: none except no parcel shelf as it had 4 massive speakers installed prior

 

 

The main objective was to get her back on the road ASAP so as to have a driving mini. up to now 2021 I still do not have a working & driving Mini. 

 

The original plan:

 

Sand the whole car down to get a fresh layer of yelllow paint

Re do all mechanicals

Possibly change the 1275 metro engine to a 998 

Re do seats using a set of metro or Mini

get it passed our VRT (MOT)

 

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:13 AM

Soon after the last photo, I ended up with  a number of clients to re do their classic car and left it on the back burner to be done. 

 

Fast forward a year and 5 other minis purchased ( to be restored one day ) and works continued. 

 

Plans changed:

 

998 Turbo engine {suck through system/draw through}

interior to be re done in full (obtained a complete interior of an MG Metro and decided to use it)

full re wiring

Paint: Ford Mondeo Imperial Blue similar to Cosworth Purple Blue with Black roof

ICE: x4 Target Components, Pioneer Headunit & JBL sub just to have some background music ;)

 

 

I did not want a show car finish but a good-looking mini to be used and abused.

 

 

 

 

 

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:16 AM

Changed the 998 head to a 1275 metro head. Also had several issues with my SU and found a 1inch Brand New Stromberg....

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:18 AM

Looks to be a great start point for a cracking little project.

 

Personally I'd keep the 1275 (as long as its in good condition) But definitely look at upgrading the front brakes.

 

Would make a good sleeper mini.

 

Good luck 



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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:30 AM

She was almost finished and could take it to the VRT testing station however, after a long day at work ..... I ended up putting a turbo on it. 

 

3hours later it started.

 

---- This is an experiment. all pipework will be re done----- I used all bits of pipework that I had laying in the garage. ----

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Posted 25 January 2021 - 09:46 PM

Nice concept, obviously the turbo downpipe position will be your issue.. as well as the draw through system. Fuel hitting a 60-80,000rpm blade makes me shudder!



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 07:56 AM

Nice concept, obviously the turbo downpipe position will be your issue.. as well as the draw through system. Fuel hitting a 60-80,000rpm blade makes me shudder!

Yep still experimenting. 

 

Yes the downpipe currently is still in the "testing phase" will be re-done at a later stage. 

 

Draw through is a very crude system. I have read several comments both on here and on Turbominis. Obviously the blow through is more favorable as per its various advantages. 

 

Im still testing the water ;) 



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 07:57 AM

Looks to be a great start point for a cracking little project.

 

Personally I'd keep the 1275 (as long as its in good condition) But definitely look at upgrading the front brakes.

 

Would make a good sleeper mini.

 

Good luck 

 

brakes needs upgrading defo!

 

No, removed the 1275 to put a stock 998 just to blow it up with the turbo :P



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:14 PM

Suck through might give some "interesting" oil consumption, also that down pipe will need to be further from the clutch resovoir.



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Posted 26 January 2021 - 02:49 PM

3 hour turbo fit is quite impressive though. 

 

Took me that long to fit the interior light the other week  :D



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 06:06 AM

I have a slight issue....

 

I have fitted 2 boost gauges, one on the manifold and one directly to the turbo housing (bypassed the wastegate). any one experienced low boost on suck through? i.e. 0.2 bar?



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 08:15 AM

bernoulli's law?

 

 

 



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Posted 29 January 2021 - 08:24 AM

bernoulli's law?

yes, however i would not expect to be at 0.1-02 bar boost.  the only restriction is the carb which is approx 1 icnh.







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