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Motors My Turbo Mini - Finally MOTed

Discussion in 'General' started by AlexB, 31 Mar 2011.

  1. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Well, after 5 years of laziness, my mini finally has an MOT again!

    It's a 1293 Turbo, with a few other tweaks. It's running a cheapo rollcage (with plans to change it) and not much else. I also have a set of split-rims that I need to paint, which are due to go on. Please ignore the paint, dents and rust, it's not designed to be a show-car!

    It was rolling road tested at 11psi, and had 143bhp. The car now runs around 14/16psi. It weighs in at around 500kg, but I'm yet to have that confirmed since making a few tweaks. It has an ally boot floor, cut away door innards, rear bins, rear seat etc, holes drilled in all sorts of places, plastic windows..

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    And you can find more here:
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/altrezia/sets/72157616417623404/with/5576575377/

    :)
     
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  2. el2k

    el2k Well-Known Member

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    Bet it feels rapid!

    Very nice mate.
     
  3. EvoDOOM

    EvoDOOM New Member

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    Always wanted a mini like this
     
  4. murraynt

    murraynt Well-Known Member

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    Nice one mate :thumb:

    Like the pistons heads sticker aswell :D
     
  5. Cerberus90

    Cerberus90 Car Spannerer

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    droooool, :D

    Looks ace.
     
  6. Picarro

    Picarro New Member

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    Ey look! A gocart with a roof! :D
     
  7. aidacuk

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    Very nice.
     
  8. Throbbi

    Throbbi New Member

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    Awesome! That thing will waste all sorts of expensive gear from the lights :D
     
  9. Tomhyde1986

    Tomhyde1986 New Member

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    Yeah that's a cool car.

    I have a soft spot for proper minis.
     
  10. mvagusta

    mvagusta Did a skid that went for two weeks.

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    Nice :rock:

    Are you going to paint those red side bars of the roll cage blue as well? That would be nice :thumb:

    We all know what would make it extra cool though.... replace the blue and white exterior with flat black :jawdrop:
    Maybe even some piston head stickers on the guards and some white numbers on the doors!
     
  11. wst

    wst Active Member

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    Add some bit-tech logos and a token computer in there and I reckon you'd have case mod of the month, easy.
     
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  12. profqwerty

    profqwerty New Member

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    Pocket rocket Cheesecake!
     
  13. line2008

    line2008 What is this "dremel" you speak of?

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    sweet mini dude, i go to alot of the car cruises/meets in my area and there's a mint mini with a civic type R engine in the boot of it :D the thing is mental
     
  14. Scirocco

    Scirocco Boobs, I have them, you lose.

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    I love all Minis, and yours is absolutely great. ;)
     
  15. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Ta chaps! :)
     
  16. Emzay

    Emzay "He's doing a poo!"

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    *squeeeee* it's BEEEYOOTIFUL!! :D

    Will you be coming to Mini In The Park this year seeing as you can now legally pootle it about? :D
     
  17. Repo

    Repo New Member

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    LOL, nice piece of kit!

    Is that the original A series engine you've got in it too?
     
  18. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Not the original, but an original a-series ;)

    Might be at MITP, if it doesnt clash with an F1 weekend. (Can't go to avon for this reason :( )
     
  19. dragontail

    dragontail 5bet Bluffer

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    Out of curiosity, I had a look at power to weight ratios:

    So you're getting about 210-220W/Kg at 11PSI. With some help from Wiki, that's better than an Impreza WRX STi (148), Lotus Elise SC (179) and even the Ferrari Testarossa (193). Impressive! That's going to be one helluva fast off the line!
     
  20. AlexB

    AlexB Web Nerd and WC Addict

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    Yep, although torque steer is an issue and it requires a lot of mechanical sympathy.

    Check out www.turbominis.co.uk for a great forum with loads of other chaps with them! :)
     

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