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Old 18-07-2016, 06:41 PM   #16
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Tonight's activities........maybe should of used more colours lol
But the black was free




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Old 19-07-2016, 08:51 AM   #17
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What about putting different coloured heatshrink bands on the ends of the wires to help with any future wiring problems? (A bit like the bands on resistors)

We used to use numbered sleeves in the Avionics industry with all white or pink wire.

Build is looking great by the way. Good progress!
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Old 19-07-2016, 08:56 AM   #18
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Cheers. I know i don't help myself

It's ok though , I've wired this ecu up about four times in different cars I've had

Getting closer now to actually starting the engine, just needs shafts and gear linkage


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Old 19-07-2016, 09:35 AM   #19
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Have you any more info on the ECU? Just had a Google and couldn't see very much as there is not much info on their website.

I'm looking at a Microsquirt in the future but could be persuaded otherwise.
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Old 19-07-2016, 09:39 AM   #20
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It's a k-data ecu, rebadged as redline developments

http://redline-developments.com

It's a mega squirt copy, cost me 325, and uses the tuber studio software


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Old 19-07-2016, 11:58 AM   #21
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Gauges in and dash done




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Old 19-07-2016, 01:52 PM   #22
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Rad on



Just dropped off mini/micra shafts to engineer bloke to make up some sleeves for me


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Old 05-08-2016, 09:25 PM   #23
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Gear linkage done, took a lot longer than it should!!!




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Old 19-08-2016, 12:31 PM   #24
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Few jobs done

Dash in




Wiring progress




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Old 19-08-2016, 01:01 PM   #25
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I'm not sure how much cooling effect you'll get with your rad at that angle, can it be straightened up any so it is flatter to the front ? The more angled the rad the less frontal surface area for the air to flow through and is more likely to deflect the air off the face of the rad than go through it as air will always take path of least resistance (ie around rad rather than through it)
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Old 19-08-2016, 01:04 PM   #26
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If I could, I would of mate, havnt even got the fan on yet, and that needs to go on the front of it too


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Old 19-08-2016, 03:58 PM   #27
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I'm not sure how much cooling effect you'll get with your rad at that angle, can it be straightened up any so it is flatter to the front ? The more angled the rad the less frontal surface area for the air to flow through and is more likely to deflect the air off the face of the rad than go through it as air will always take path of least resistance (ie around rad rather than through it)
But the Mini one is 90 degrees to the front of the car and that works?
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Old 19-08-2016, 08:23 PM   #28
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having the radiator at such an angle as 1/3 of the core area is exposed from straight on (but ducted so all the core see's the air) is actually more efficient than running the radiator heads up fully exposed. something to do with how the airflow slows down as it hits the core. I see no problem here, worked on plenty of cars with a "V-mount" radiator and intercooler setup, perfectly fine

EDIT you will need to duct tho as air will frow thro the grille and out the arch never touching the radiator.
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Old 19-08-2016, 08:24 PM   #29
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cool

Coz it has t stay there


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Old 19-08-2016, 08:45 PM   #30
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Coz it has t stay there


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There is a saying - necessity is the mother of invention. When it comes to fitting a 16v in a Mini it should be necessity is the mother of compromise!

My radiator will be in the standard mini position and hopefully it will be ok. Then again, I won't be running a supercharger.

Great progress!
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