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Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 12-01-2015, 03:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,135
Posted By alexcrosse
Sierra hubs aren't like hens teeth, especially in...

Sierra hubs aren't like hens teeth, especially in Essex!
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 08-01-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,767
Posted By alexcrosse
eh. Maybe try emailing ETB, I got 6 gauges from...

eh. Maybe try emailing ETB, I got 6 gauges from them. I don't remember them being too bad.

http://www.etbinstruments.com/VDO_Range.htm#VDO_elecronic_Speedo
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 07-01-2015, 01:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,767
Posted By alexcrosse
whats wrong with VDO?

whats wrong with VDO?
Forum: General 16v Mini Chat 18-11-2014, 08:56 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,601
Posted By alexcrosse
8v was about 1-2 months I think. 16v not long as...

8v was about 1-2 months I think. 16v not long as it was a straight swap.

Did my A series -> R1 conversion in a bank holiday weekend though and then drove it to work.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 10-11-2014, 10:00 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,782
Posted By alexcrosse
If you were facing the right way for a whole lap...

If you were facing the right way for a whole lap in the bini would it have been quicker...?
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 10-11-2014, 08:28 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,782
Posted By alexcrosse
It wont be... it will feel quicker though, and...

It wont be... it will feel quicker though, and that's what really matters. Especially on a track day.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 03-11-2014, 11:11 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,782
Posted By alexcrosse
How much clearance is there on the other side? ...

How much clearance is there on the other side?

I seem to remember you repairing the heel board...? Did you replace the captive nuts by any chance?
Forum: Other Mini Builds 28-10-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 38,186
Posted By alexcrosse
chase that 50-50 weight distribution. Also...

chase that 50-50 weight distribution.

Also as Denis says, you'll want room for the cooling pack. Intercooler efficiency is very important, and requires space.
Forum: Other Mini Builds 27-10-2014, 10:56 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 38,186
Posted By alexcrosse
I'd go back another 3 cylinders...

I'd go back another 3 cylinders...
Forum: Other Non Mini Builds 13-10-2014, 07:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,682
Posted By alexcrosse
It wasn't women, I've always had that priority...

It wasn't women, I've always had that priority the right way round lol. I had to get on the property ladder. But that's done now, and I'm buying myself a Christmas present.
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Forum: Other Non Mini Builds 10-10-2014, 11:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,682
Posted By alexcrosse
Nice, I miss my old one ...

Nice, I miss my old one
http://sphotos-d.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/208702_10151487142119330_337177934_n.jpg
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Forum: Vauxhall Builds 29-09-2014, 07:50 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 18,735
Posted By alexcrosse
Throw it in the bin and start again. Car...

Throw it in the bin and start again.

Car looks great dude. Hope you're well.
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 25-09-2014, 11:15 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 763
Posted By alexcrosse
Small block weight

Had anyone weighed a small bore vaux engine and remembered what the number was? As well as what components were on it (alternators / inlets / exh mani etc).

Looking for a weight minus all...
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 12-09-2014, 08:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By alexcrosse
blame cost saving (fgt turbos and indirect inj)...

blame cost saving (fgt turbos and indirect inj) and the NEDC cycle man.
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 12-09-2014, 09:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,411
Posted By alexcrosse
Most people here still assume all turbocharged...

Most people here still assume all turbocharged cars drive like escort rs turbos it seems, and have never heard of a 3 port solenoid.

I always thought a small bore vauxhall turbo would be lovely in...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 12-09-2014, 07:29 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,782
Posted By alexcrosse
I have an imagine of your round smug face. Looks...

I have an imagine of your round smug face. Looks good man (the car, not your face).
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 08-09-2014, 07:21 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,782
Posted By alexcrosse
How'd that go?

How'd that go?
Forum: Other Mini Builds 03-09-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 38,186
Posted By alexcrosse
Plenty of other options, like omex or MBE that...

Plenty of other options, like omex or MBE that would be better than megasquirt. But I would stick with the DTA. Very good ECU, definitely worth building a loom for. You would have to add wires for a...
Forum: Other Mini Builds 03-09-2014, 07:00 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 38,186
Posted By alexcrosse
Glad it helped! Other people opinions will...

Glad it helped! Other people opinions will differ... but I'd stay away from megasquirt. Real ECU's are worth the money.

I cant understand why you would sell your S40 (PRO?), which is more than...
Forum: Other Mini Builds 02-09-2014, 03:03 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 38,186
Posted By alexcrosse
Bloody hell, and I'm sure I have two copies. ...

Bloody hell, and I'm sure I have two copies.

Four stroke performance tuning by the same author will also help. A good one to have on the shelf.

The hardest and most important part will be...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 01-09-2014, 08:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 20,782
Posted By alexcrosse
Looks bangingggg.

Looks bangingggg.
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 29-08-2014, 08:46 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 116,537
Posted By alexcrosse
Don't be so pedantic Chris, I was trying to help...

Don't be so pedantic Chris, I was trying to help you out with the weight.

Pure aluminium is 2700, its an element. Any alloy used for a tank would be close enough to this. Who would use a high...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 28-08-2014, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 116,537
Posted By alexcrosse
Lol, 2700kg/m3 is a fact mate. Take into...

Lol, 2700kg/m3 is a fact mate.

Take into account the baffles and filler neck / cap? What wall thickness? Id expect to see around 5kg or a little more.

I guestimated your tank at 0.9 x 0.4 x...
Forum: Vauxhall Builds 22-08-2014, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,191
Views: 116,537
Posted By alexcrosse
Density of ally is 2700kg/m3. Just treat each...

Density of ally is 2700kg/m3. Just treat each side as a rectangle and add them together. Then multiply by 2700.

Baffles & sump will help, also carbs have float chambers which take a while to...
Forum: Vauxhall Chat 18-08-2014, 10:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,322
Posted By alexcrosse
most?! lol I had an ATB when I had the R1...

most?! lol

I had an ATB when I had the R1 mini, and it was awful. The problem with them is they work right up to the point when the inside wheel loses all grip. I think the problem with the mini...
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