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Old 05-05-2008, 06:49 PM   #31
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It is really smooth & I love it, noticably much faster than the A series & much nicer. No torque steer at all, I built it for my wife to use & I am sure she will love driving it once the power steering & the Webasto have been fitted. Until then I will enjoy smoking it around in the evening & weekends
The Suzuki feels faster but is suffering from torque steer at the moment, down to suspension setup & the wheels dont help either
I will sort this out next weekend hopefully & then choose which one to use for L2B
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:36 AM   #32
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Bloody amazing it really is impressive to do it in such a short time, i know its more than half to do with as you said spending the money and buying the whole kit (which isnt cheap) and therefore having everyhting there in front of you but its still a very impressive achievment in such short time

isnt it almost identical to the suzuki on power? i know my 1.4 16v Vaux is slightly less than the GTi motor and i thought the c16's were more than mine?

whens next bank holiday? reckon you could get all the bits together by then for the turbo conversion, we were just on about in another thread how no one had completed a c16 turbo yet and i think your the man for the job?

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Old 06-05-2008, 10:38 AM   #33
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Thanks for your comments Wayne, I have been talking to Matt at 16vmini shop about a Turbo. We are looking at how it could be done, the problem would be where to put the Charge cooler, it is so tight in a standard round nose
I cant see the point in bolting on a Turbo system to get 20BHP, it needs to be at least 60 - 80BHP.
Watch this space
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Old 06-05-2008, 12:09 PM   #34
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http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/vi...ighlight=turbo

some interesting ideas here
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Old 06-05-2008, 01:21 PM   #35
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Thanks Oz very interesting, I have seen a picture of a Mini once that had the charge cooler fitted on the front valance. I am going to borrow a selection of bits from a friend of mine & see what can fit where. He earns a living building Jap race engines so has loads of stuff. Then Matt & I will try to come up with something that will work
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Old 06-05-2008, 10:59 PM   #36
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WHAT?? NO AC????
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Old 07-05-2008, 12:48 PM   #37
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Well done that WAS quick , small block vauxhalls rule ! you'll definately enjoy it.

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WELL DONE ! looks awsome

just out of interest if you do do the trubo conversion why are you considering a charge cooler over an intercooler? just woundering as im doing a turbo conversion at the moment but can't decide between the two but a front monut intercooler seems to be alot simpler and has plnety of cooling.
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:10 PM   #39
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Howie I love it, cant believe how well it drives

I am going on the advice of a friend who spends his life bolting huge Turbos onto Jap race engines. We spoke about Turbos for two weeks whilst on holiday in Cuba, his race car develops over 700BHP. He has also offered free charge coolers which really made my mind up
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:30 PM   #40
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Is that the pedal box and bracket etc that allspeed sell to move the servo?
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Old 07-05-2008, 08:37 PM   #41
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Hi Hoggy
Yes Allspeed sell it, it works really well, we modified it slightly with more brackets. The bulkhead was flexing so we welded further support in. It saved loads of agro, you will need to move the fuse box up by about 10mm as you cant get the cover off
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Old 07-05-2008, 09:53 PM   #42
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I dont suppose you could tell me about how deep the bulkhead box is? I should be able to make my own. Just dont want to make it too shallow.

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Old 07-05-2008, 11:50 PM   #43
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Yes Allspeed sell it, it works really well, we modified it slightly with more brackets. The bulkhead was flexing so we welded further support in. It saved loads of agro,
how much???
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Old 08-05-2008, 07:51 AM   #44
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well done guys looks great, what sort of budget do you need to buy all the kit? i know you didnt have time to fabricate any bits in a weekend
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Old 08-05-2008, 08:02 AM   #45
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i think the 1.6 se would be a great conversion, 100 odd reliable bhp, 100 odd lb ft torque, 5 speed box, all fitted inside a standard looking mini. what sort of performance could you expect? 0 to 60, top speed, speeds in gears , fuel consumption etc? i think it would be a lot better as a daily driver than a lot of the more powerfull conversions. there seems to be quite a lot of people going for this conversion now.
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