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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:35 pm 
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Hi ppl,

Took me over 2 years to get this far.... and not finished :lol: .

I thought I show off to you guys.

As you can see, a lot of work is gone into this head.
Manifolds are machined from solid aluminium by my tuner.

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And they are equally spaced and directly mounted.
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Close up is like this... near perfect angle for the float chamber.

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All I need to do is handed back to my tuner and he will finish off port and polishing and finalize breezer take off.

Can't wait!

Any comment ppl?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:05 pm 
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All I can say is.....about bloody time, Atchi! Good on ya, mate!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:55 pm 
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looking good


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Thanks Lee,

I know, it did take long time but what do you expect when you pay him £200 to do a lot of work like this. :lol: .

Speak to you soon.

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Promises, promises......

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nice work ;)

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it will be same wiced mini :razz:

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 20, 2006 2:37 am 
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Update!

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All I need to do now is fix wiring, gearbox and body work!
Long away yet...... :wink: .

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Only because you are so darn slow!!! I thought I was a turtle.... :P

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wow, that's really turned out gorgeous :D looking forward to some more pics in a few months or so :lol:

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i have to say that the airbox is awesome!!!!!!!!!! can i ask if u used a m1dizzy? my set up aint workin correct and i hear this could be the problem.

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Hi Tempo,

Yes I will be using mk1 dizzy with modified advance curve.
You will need mk1 dizzy as well as take off vacume mechanisms and set modified curve to suite your setup(like cam and so on).

Have you done that?
You will need to get holf of mk1 dizzy or get yours modifed by some specialist to your spec.

Good luck finding mk1 dizzy, they are getting like hens teeth I have been told.

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im gonna have a word with my tuner as soon as i can. im not sure exactly wot he has done, but its not runnin correct. i guessed the dizzys will b hard to find. hav u managed t get 1?

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lol,

Yes I have 2 and one running on my Mk1 Gti.
I'm not sure the one I got as a spare is working order or not though.
I will be buying coil for my set up soon.
I'm not what type to buy.
It will be Aldon flame thrower coil but do I need to buy balast type or not.... :oops: .

Well, good luck with finding one.
If I did have a true spare then I can sell it to you, but not sure the one I got is working or not.

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pal if u can find out if its workin id love u!!!! hehe. i hear thers suposed t be an alternative to this dizzy. u no which 1 it is? also do u no the part number of the mk1 dizzy.

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miniswift wrote:
Hi Tempo,

Yes I will be using mk1 dizzy with modified advance curve.
You will need mk1 dizzy as well as take off vacume mechanisms and set modified curve to suite your setup(like cam and so on).

Have you done that?
You will need to get holf of mk1 dizzy or get yours modifed by some specialist to your spec.

Good luck finding mk1 dizzy, they are getting like hens teeth I have been told.

Cheers
Atchi


goodness me, I have three spare hens teeth!

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 23, 2006 3:28 am 
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Hey Lin,

This part of world it is hens teeths.
Your side of world, still probably it is.
You are just lucky guy who has right contact everywhere.
Also, NZ has nice weather to keep old car like mk1 rust free.
In UK,......too much salt to keep it alive.


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miniswift wrote:
Also, NZ has nice weather to keep old car like mk1 rust free.


My guess is LP is the only one laughing harder than I am, at this.

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Hi,

We are ready to move 300 miles away now.
Ibrar A.K.A. Triple-R helped me tow my beast!
Here is the link to my build diary.

http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/viewt ... 5&start=20

I am very happy that I didn't lose any thing or no incident!
I should took some pic of the car when it was on 4 wheels! Doh!!!


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@ miniswift

At which angle dit you mount your engine into your Mini (original its 15 degrees) Do you have space enough for that angle?

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Hi,

I did 5 degrees incline and yes I didn't have space...lol
So, I chopped balkhead to make more space and R1 carbs are 75 degrees down draught anyway it worked out ok on my setup.... looks ok.
I still haven't started engine yet nor fitted exhaust nor radiator........
I have moved house to 300 miles away and we are renting now for a year.
I won't be able to work on my Mini project for atleast 2 more years.....I think :roll: .

I can and I will start to work on my car from this wekend due to my wife starting work and taking my girls to my parents house.......and that'swhere my car is!!!! :lol: .

If you go to my build diary on
http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1425

You will see my progress or luck of...lol

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