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Forum: Vauxhall Builds 11-10-2016, 09:36 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 290,695
Posted By XEValver
Small changes here. My old seats are gone...

Small changes here.

My old seats are gone and now with a chap in France to go into his mini. Will be nice to see them after a bit of TLC.

Hopefully get a second matching OMP seat soon, but...
Forum: Very exciting event for 2018! private track! 11-10-2016, 08:27 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 11,080
Posted By XEValver
I might be up for this. Depends on when in the...

I might be up for this. Depends on when in the year.

Actually weekdays might work better for me if it's in race season.

I'm usually always around on Tuesdays and Wednesdays but otherwise I can...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 06-06-2016, 03:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,134
Posted By XEValver
Just on this topic, a handy online...

Just on this topic,

a handy online calculator http://brakepower.com/

If you don't want to learn the maths behind it all! :lol:
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 06-06-2016, 02:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,134
Posted By XEValver
I run Wilwood Dynalite calipers on the front of...

I run Wilwood Dynalite calipers on the front of mine. Have done for 10 years now.

Paired with Wilwood 10.5" discs and custom bells + caliper adapter.

Rear is Ford Sierra rear calipers over...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 06-06-2016, 01:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,728
Posted By XEValver
This is very confusing :lol: Can you clarify...

This is very confusing :lol:

Can you clarify a few things for me?

You are saying 'mid engine' but are talking about the engine being mounted BEHIND the rear axle line. That would be rear-engine...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 27-05-2016, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 290,695
Posted By XEValver
Thanks! ...

Thanks!

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160527/952580482f0937ced8bc62467e701d31.jpg

http://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20160527/2486940db9018b2450edd6d905e2edb3.jpg
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 27-05-2016, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 290,695
Posted By XEValver
Little update. MOT expired and it needs a...

Little update.

MOT expired and it needs a few bits so I'm also doing some upgrades while I'm there.

Seat
Harnesses
Steering wheel
Tie rods back to rose-jointed
Lighter flywheel
New...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 26-05-2016, 08:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 926
Posted By XEValver
Front anti roll bar

Anyone running a front anti roll bar?

I'm most interested in anyone running one of the off-the-shelf kits from the like of KAD etc.

I'd like to know how they mount and if they'd work with a...
Forum: Wanted 26-05-2016, 08:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 963
Posted By XEValver
C20xe flywheel - early thin type

Hi,

I'm after an early flywheel for a C20XE. Before they went to the larger pot type.

Thanks.
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 16-01-2015, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,377
Posted By XEValver
If it affects your decision, I got pulled by the...

If it affects your decision, I got pulled by the 5-0 and received points and a fine for having exposed tread. In fact it was hardly any tread exposed, because of a slight stretch in the sidewall, but...
Forum: Wanted 15-01-2015, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By XEValver
I might actually be 12.1:1. Been so long since I...

I might actually be 12.1:1. Been so long since I did it and I can't find my wee notebook which had all the details in it...

A lot had been taken off the head. There is no 'step' in the casting...
Forum: Wanted 14-01-2015, 11:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By XEValver
I'm at around 12.9:1 at the moment. Would be ok...

I'm at around 12.9:1 at the moment. Would be ok on E85. It's almost useable on E10 actually but I've run out and would prefer it to be able to run on high octane pump. I think my original target was...
Forum: Wanted 13-01-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 865
Posted By XEValver
C20XE Cylinder Head

Hi,

Anyone got one that's in usable condition, not porous, and not skimmed too many times?

Wouldn't need valve train components.

I could maybe exchange for mine which is skimmed to up the...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-01-2015, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 290,695
Posted By XEValver
Hi all, Back in the UK again now, and in the...

Hi all,

Back in the UK again now, and in the same country as my car, so thought I'd get back on here.
I guess a few of you would have seen my car featured in August 2014 MiniWorld.
I actually...
Forum: Non 16v Mini Chat 17-10-2013, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By XEValver
Check the alternator still spins freely. If the...

Check the alternator still spins freely. If the pulley seized it can throw the belt right off (or snap it)
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 14-10-2013, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 294,242
Posted By XEValver
Haha possibly. It does feel like my face will...

Haha possibly. It does feel like my face will come off when I really stomp on them though, it might be a result of front end traction. I would be more worried (and would consider down grading) if...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 14-10-2013, 06:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 893
Posted By XEValver
Yeah Wednesday evenings from about 5pm. 60...

Yeah Wednesday evenings from about 5pm.

60 all in with the VAT.

You'll get a proper setup sheet at the end (same as used by the College Race Team) with the final settings on it. You can chat...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 14-10-2013, 06:41 PM
Replies: 1,824
Views: 294,242
Posted By XEValver
Interesting discussion. I've got a pretty wildly...

Interesting discussion. I've got a pretty wildly different setup to you (11" discs, Wilwood calipers up front, and disks at rear). I'm using EBC GreenStuff pads - I think I bought them on price when...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-10-2013, 03:17 PM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 116,960
Posted By XEValver
Yes it runs 7psi ish. I've got a regulator in...

Yes it runs 7psi ish. I've got a regulator in there to bring it down to about 4 or so. I had some bad running problems when I had it around 2.5ish psi (misfire, wouldn't start, wouldn't rev etc) and...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-10-2013, 10:56 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 56,861
Posted By XEValver
I think I got the valve off eBay for a few ....

I think I got the valve off eBay for a few . Infact I still have it kicking around somewhere having removed it. If I find it you are welcome to have it.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-10-2013, 10:26 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 56,861
Posted By XEValver
My fuel tank has an fuel-out, fuel-return and...

My fuel tank has an fuel-out, fuel-return and breather (the latter two on the top), Since I'm running carbs I dont need the return, and because I have fitted a vented cap I have just linked the...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-10-2013, 09:58 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 56,861
Posted By XEValver
Ultimately yes, but I'm wondering if I just start...

Ultimately yes, but I'm wondering if I just start by moving the filter to where the catch tank would be by using a long pipe I could test to see if that gets rid of the smell. If it still makes it's...
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 13-10-2013, 09:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 668
Posted By XEValver
There are lots of option and most can be made to...

There are lots of option and most can be made to fit. As Birdman said, we'd need to know more about the wheels.

Also are you using Mini running gear? Metro hubs?

I've got the same front end as...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-10-2013, 09:46 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 116,960
Posted By XEValver
Nice one. Is the misfire only under heavy load?...

Nice one. Is the misfire only under heavy load? and does it run ok again after 6000? Hopefully a new pump will sort it. I'm using a facet redtop, the cylindrical sort. Mounted under the floor of what...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 13-10-2013, 09:41 AM
Replies: 1,381
Views: 290,695
Posted By XEValver
Thanks! Yeah I'm hoping they will last a bit...

Thanks! Yeah I'm hoping they will last a bit longer, although the Spax's were second hand and no idea how old originally - they did the job initially though and would still suit someone just needed...
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