16v Mini Club Forums  

Go Back   16v Mini Club Forums > Builds > Honda Builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 18-02-2009, 05:39 PM   #31
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

yesterdays pics

spare tank


civic pump, cut and lengthed


flange cut from civic tank


hole cut in top of tank and flange welded in


pump in place


im pretty happy with the final result and it didnt cost a penny
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 18-02-2009, 05:49 PM   #32
terryg
Senior Member
 
terryg's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: taunton
Posts: 519
Subframe: Other
CC: 1800
Make: Rover
ECU: rover MGF
Default

nice job
i am going to do the same to my tank
__________________
The hole MGF in my mini lol. now on a diet
terryg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 26-02-2009, 11:14 PM   #33
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

just realized i forgot to post the pics of the front engine steadies being made :-[

(sorry for the low quality mobile pics)

the bush mounts being made



mounting plate, holes spotted to bolt to gearbox and then steady been fabricated

( only tacked together in photo)

next pic shows it fitted or at least in place to ensure correct alignment etc before the U shape bracket is welded to frame



the other side is pretty much the same just with different shaped plate. both have polly bushes fitted. im not sure if their up to it yet ut its not a hard job to change if they prove to be to small.
at the rear im using two stock honda mounts which will be filled with extra rubber to help stiffen them
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-03-2009, 09:53 PM   #34
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

finaly got around to building a crossmember today and trial fitting the exhaust manifold

i forgot to take a pit of crossmember before puting the frame back in the mini, i'll post one up next time the frame is out

did manage to take a pic of manifold clerance tho, which ime pretty happy with





also you can see the alternator roughly where it will end up being fitted, theres just enough clearance all around it plus it means i can use a standard belt and not worry about long belts and idler pullys etc etc
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 01:58 PM   #35
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

i've been playing with radiators today and thought i'd try the half rad that came out of the civic, the width is ok but its slighty to tall

the core of the rad is knackered any way so it would need to be re-cored, so i was thinking i could get a shorter core put in to allow fitment and posibly a more efficiant core if thats posible?
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-03-2009, 07:54 PM   #36
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

decided the only way to find the size i would need was to play with some cardboard, if i were to re-core the honda rad to allow the rad to fit up right it would be this size







[rubbish quality yet again]

from my calculations the core will be 29% smaller than the standard civic one, not sure if it will be up to the job :-/
i know companies claim the all alloy rads are 30-40% more efficient so in theory that would bring the the cooling ability back up to standard.

i dont think im to happy with that so i'll be doing it again tomorrow to find the largest posible size then getting quotes on getting it made
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-07-2010, 07:06 PM   #37
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

today the postman delivered a new rad, its a civic alloy vti rad and it fits just need to blank off the filler and angle one of the outlets

l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 12:52 PM   #38
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

long over due update

after deciding that we didnt want to cut the bulkhead we played around with the idea of making a wedge to kick the manifold up but after sending some cad drawings to various companies the cheapest price we got was 300

we then decided to cut the manifold angle it and get it welded so off we went to www.rallyweld.com





also while we where there he altered our rad for us, the filler neck was chopped off and plated over and the one out let cut and a fresh one welded on but at an angle to allow clearance





might actually make some progress now :-/
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-03-2011, 06:11 PM   #39
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

few pics of it fitted. theres plenty of room



l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 09:22 PM   #40
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

Tiny bit done earlier with the wiring. The civic loom has all ready been stripped down to just an engine loom so today I set about modifying a mini loom.
I decided to use the loom out of my mpi as it has a moden fuse box and allows the use of the later style stalks etc. So Todays task was removing all engine related wiring ....

End result



Basicly the engine loom from the civic will now just plug in


Here's how much was cut out



Shows how much wiring the injection mini uses
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 10:34 PM   #41
GingerMonkey
Senior Member
 
GingerMonkey's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Swindon
Posts: 403
Subframe: Allspeed
CC: 1797
Make: Honda
ECU: OMEX 600
Default

Good effort there. The wiring is a major raspberry for some people but looks like your doing well. I like the welds you got done on the rad and manifold. Very tidy. It's great you don't have to cut into your bulkhead. Saves so much hassle, least of all from the IVA testing VOSA people if they ever have a look at your mini. Does your rad fit in nice now? I know my filler cap is still touching the bonnet but will be living with it for a while
GingerMonkey is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-04-2011, 11:00 PM   #42
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

The rad fits easily but I got it mounted on its side and I'm using an expansion tank, will get some pics up soon Along with the alternator position once my idler fully turns up
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2011, 10:21 PM   #43
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

Slight update alternator bracket and idler pully finished. So only thing left is to sort the driveshafts
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 13-05-2011, 09:51 PM   #44
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

Engine is now fully wired up and plumbed in, hopefully if I can pick up some oil in the moring then it can be fired up
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15-05-2011, 03:59 PM   #45
l_jonez
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Aberdare, S.Wales
Posts: 512
Subframe: Home Made
Make: Other
ECU: Megasquirt and ITB's
Default

Engine fired up straight away such a good feeling
l_jonez is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 09:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.