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Old 25-04-2012, 10:39 AM   #16
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Hey meeni, looking good! I'm just a little up north (Syd) and doing G13B + Turbo (80% done)... I tossed up with the turbo vs supercharger and after consulting a bunch of suzuki guys they all said go turbo, just much more fun.
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Old 25-04-2012, 11:00 AM   #17
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How did you go squeezing it in the front, did you relocate the rad etc?
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Old 25-04-2012, 11:20 AM   #18
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If you don't want the turbo in front of the engine, There is plenty of room over or under the gearbox.. its just a case of being creative with the exhaust system.

re the engine mounts.. I ended up with two landrover mounts, drilled out the studs and mounted one either side of the engine mount with a length of allthread going right through the lot. Not as good as a proper engine mount that is designed to work in both directions, but it stops the engine jumping out of the car when the clutch is dropped.
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Old 25-04-2012, 09:43 PM   #19
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How did you go squeezing it in the front, did you relocate the rad etc?
My rad is relocated under the boot. Still a work in progress for the airflow and final location (want it further up), but its mounted in about the right spot.

Can post up pics for ya later if you so wish!
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Old 25-04-2012, 11:36 PM   #20
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Thattd be great thanks mate
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Old 28-04-2012, 02:28 AM   #21
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Pm sent, can't post photo in here yet :-p [
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Old 28-04-2012, 03:15 AM   #22
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If you may need inspiration for the radiator at the back... http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/sh...ad.php?t=28981

You can also watch my build thread, i've put the radiator in the boot. Very efficient but not to be done on a road car...
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Old 10-06-2012, 08:27 AM   #23
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thought id update this seeing as i havnt been on for a while..

works been a bitch as well as spending every waking hour trying to find myself a sponsor / drive for next year ive has little to no time to work on the mini

im still not sure about wether to go forced induction or not, biggest factors being cost, and making the gearbox survive.. and the further i get with the build and the more i want it in, the more i cbf even with injection and feel like building a really hot n/a motor with some big webers on it.. but again.. ive gone to this much effort to build the thing, i want to be able to beat all the traffic light grand prix entries.. its hard to gauge from videos on here as to how good they go :P

anyway, heres what ive been up to..

bought myself a tig welder as my mate needed his back.. so been having plenty of "fun" setting that up correctly.. im definately not an expert!



i actually found an eaton m45 so i did a bit of playing around making manifolds very much like spiyda's ones.. but im still not 100% sold if this is the way im going..































decided to pull the motor out and sit the frame in its jig and finish up a few welds to lock in the engine position and add some braces etc which im about half way through..



also today i re made the rh front engine mount to incorporate the alternator mount which most people are doing, alot stronger then the way i had it.. and the engine mount isnt as messy which is good..









sorry about the pics, iphone flash is a bit much sometimes.. does seem to make all my fabricating look worse then it is too

cheers

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Old 10-06-2012, 09:17 AM   #24
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Good work so far, but I feel the need to make a suggestion...



The M45s are pretty pineapple...
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:54 AM   #25
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That is a possibility but take into account that there is a lot of pipework involved and your radiator is a bit in the way in this case. Maybe better to find a spot somewhere under the car.

I have positioned my turbo in front of the engine and even when using a clubman front it is very difficult to get everything in.

Dennis

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Old 10-06-2012, 12:09 PM   #26
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Well,

we havn't had a problem with the gearbox (yet) !

if you want more power, go turbo... It is almost certainly easier too..

if you want more people looking in the engine bay go Supercharger..

If you are fitting a supercharger, try to get a bigger one than the M45.. more power for the same work !
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:46 AM   #27
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Thought I should update this, been a little while..

I've decided for now to leave the forced induction alone and build a strong n/a engine. Need to gather some info on building a nice one as I can't find any info anywhere on what to put in one to make it go well.. And the people I pm'd on redline gti won't reply..

Anyway Ive gone down the bike carb route which makes things simpler (for me) so I bought some r1 carbies, and made a manifold









Added some ram tubes purely because they look awesome



Also mounted a radiator (mpi mini) and made some hoses



Mounts.. Simple but they work





There's also a mount at the top but havnt got a good photo of it..

Finally I've made an exhaust as I didn't like the look of the standard one..







Got some lower control arms and tie rods too!



All together..



So that's how it looks at the moment, pedal box mount to be made and a couple of little bits and the mock up will be complete.. Then it's time to build an engine!
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:06 AM   #28
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I like, I really really like Inlet manifold is very similar to mine and the extractors are very userfriendly as it's a 2-piece unlike mine I bet those extractors will give give you loads of more torque too.
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Old 02-08-2012, 11:49 AM   #29
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Thanks mate, I'm not sure wether the extractors will give any benefits but yeah being split really makes life easy. Just made them to fit in the space I had so wether they work any better is a lottery!
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Old 22-08-2012, 07:46 AM   #30
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Did a bit of work on my brake setup.. Using a tilton pedal box. I made a mount which uses the original mounting points. Needs a tiny bit of modifying around the dash to get it all in but it will work.. Also bought a set of wilwood master cylinder kits which il fit this weekend













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