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Post by le1gh on Tue May 07, 2013 7:31 am

here bit of update on the mini ,just was an engine swop but found abit of tin worm ,so new cills been repaired
also fitted new bucket seats an carpet (cut floor out to sit seat lower )



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Post by le1gh on Tue May 07, 2013 7:34 am

this how it is now ,(was having clean out at garage )

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Post by st1allstar on Thu May 09, 2013 9:45 am

awesome mate, so is it a 1.3 block with a gt crank?

what turbo are you running on it now?
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Post by le1gh on Fri May 10, 2013 6:16 am

1300 block with gt crank an rods ,
turbo is of a t5
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Post by le1gh on Fri May 10, 2013 6:24 am

here is a pic of the block, have to clean abit of metal if using the oe rod bolts ,but arp bolts clears so there no need for the machining
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Post by st1allstar on Fri May 10, 2013 8:43 am

hows your uno coming along? is it going to be on the road soon?

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Post by le1gh on Sat May 11, 2013 1:56 am

just parked up haven't done noting ,just needs new slam panel an spraying an putting back together ,but too busy spending money on piss notgood.com
i could have it done in a month
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Post by doody on Sun May 12, 2013 9:19 am

that is my favourite shaped mini, i used to want one of these when i see one with cream leather and red piping.
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Post by charliemk1 on Mon May 13, 2013 2:19 am

le1gh wrote:1300 block with gt crank an rods ,
turbo is of a t5

What pistons did you use?
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Post by le1gh on Mon May 13, 2013 7:40 am

yes the clubman looks better than the the round nose

piston are 81mm je
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Post by charliemk1 on Mon May 13, 2013 11:34 am

A link or anymore info on them pistons would be helpful ?
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Post by le1gh on Tue May 14, 2013 6:12 am

i bought them years ago for my gt ,which i built ,got them from here
http://www.cambridgemotorsport.com
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Post by charliemk1 on Tue May 14, 2013 9:35 am

Punto pistons then?.. I was wondering which one's you were using for deck height/ compression ratio etc. I was thinking about building one of them for the wife's car as it should be a good strong engine with the closed deck block. Ended up putting the punto crank in the x19 block ,which is the same closed deck.
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Post by le1gh on Wed May 15, 2013 5:40 am

yes punto pistons an head of gt1 ,thats reason i went mrk 1 strong block allows big boost
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Post by le1gh on Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:33 am

here bit more of  update ,after getting engine running right ,turbo decides to let go ,so bigger comp an housing was purchased
(not the best pictures)

next also fitted a rear bumber as didn't like how back sits with the arch's

made some extra vac/nipple  for map sensor and ebc as was told map needs its own supply and not T-piece  of


also fitted kent pulley an its  been dialed in
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Post by Biz on Tue Dec 31, 2013 10:44 am

Whats the 0-60 on this?

I've only driven an original Mini once, around a car park at about 20-25mph.......biggest smile on my face! (and the subframe mounts were rusty from memory).
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Post by le1gh on Wed Jan 01, 2014 1:55 am

Have no idea what it is .would thought be sub 6 secs ..
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Post by Mintys-turbo-mk1 on Fri Jan 03, 2014 5:30 am

Love this mini, great work.
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Post by le1gh on Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:25 am

update  Smile 
well after 500 miles running engine in be no issues what so ever ,best thing that i ever done was to remove the electric pump ,temps never see above 50 c unless sitting in traffic .
so its just running 6 psi of boost but jesus it goes feels like the old lump around 170 bhp plus have shredded about 40kg plus of weight which might help .
had new down pipe made from 3inch down to 2 1/2 inch which has made turbo spool up 500 rpm quicker  an made throttle more responsive


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Post by le1gh on Sun Jul 20, 2014 5:40 am

so still running good ,under hood temps are a little hot so diy stainless steel turbo heat shield to help reduce heat soak






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Post by charliemk1 on Sun Jul 20, 2014 11:44 pm

Haha, love it mate.
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Post by le1gh on Fri Jul 25, 2014 8:20 am

charliemk1 wrote:Haha, love it mate.

extra bit of bling to engine bay  Cool

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Post by le1gh on Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:00 am

fitting a arb to the front
so next step was to fit mgf arms due to the metro arms don't have arb bracket on the front (rover metro sub frame )
only issue had with this was that the drop links sit to low for 13inch wheel as they are fitted on 15inch wheels ,so i pulled them up an inch to clear inside of wheel also had to trim end of arb to a chamfered edge  as on full lock it would catch






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