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 Post subject: r1 carbs?????
PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 5:13 am 
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hi all need some help and advice.....
i have a swift gti k reg. mk3 i think....?? new to the swift scence....
i wanted to get sum r1 carbs to replace the fuel injection cus i have heard of loads of problems people have been having with theirs. any one have any ideas where to start?????? im good with engines and cars just need a push in the right direction. thanx. shaggy


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PostPosted: Sat May 20, 2006 10:44 am 
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ya, look down the page a little bit .. R1 carbs have already been done a couple times.

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PostPosted: Sun May 21, 2006 4:57 pm 
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Step Zero. Do what he said! :D

Step One. Find tuner who actually knows what they are doing with these.
Step Two. If you can't do Step One, don't bother.
Step Three. Fab a manifold.
Step Four. Build an airbox.
Step Five. Change the whole fuel system to low pressure.
Step Six. Make sure you plan for all the costs, like fuel line, clamps, fuel pump, regulator, throttle cable, etc etc etc. PITA if you get halfway tehre and can't finish it.
Step Seven. Tune it well.

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step 8, reread step one and realise it all hinges on this. and the fact your timing will be an issue

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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 3:49 am 
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Hi Shaggy,

You will need at least £1k for this setup.
You will need to either find mk1 Dizzy or complete stand alone system for sparks. Mk2 onwards, spark is controlled by ECU unlike mk1 dizzy.
You will need spare inlet manifold flange, to modify with(which I have spare).
I got my cylinder head was modified by local tuner for £200 but it was side job and took him over 2 years....even though he said it is 2 weeks.
I will be tuning it on rolling road when I get settled in North East.
I will be moving up from Gloucester next week with my Mini project.

No laughing there guys! I know taking me too long but....I have my reasons.

Anyway, good luck.

Atchi


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 12:15 pm 
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hey atchi. wer bouts in the north east are you movin to??

tempo


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PostPosted: Mon May 22, 2006 4:48 pm 
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miniswift wrote:
No laughing there guys! I know taking me too long but....I have my reasons.



Hahahahhhhhhaa - sorry Atchi, I tried not to laugh.......
Moving house, jobs, and constant long trips you say - but I'm yet to hear a GOOD reason for you being so slow, my friend... :-P It only took me 3 months to do my carby swap and I did it pretty much solo! verall costs came in at about $1500Aus for me...but I did have the right contacts to get stuff from and to get the tuning done.

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Hi Lee,

That's what I call knowledge!
Which I luck of most of time.... :lol: .
Also, Lee you are lucky guy and you are a house hasband!
If my missus earn a lot of money and I can stay at home it might been different...then again ...may be not.

Well, cost so far for me isn't too bad.
So far, R1 carbs £50, cylinder head mod £200, Lotus airbox £195, solid aluminium £15...so it will be cheaper than £1k but, I have to add rolling road cost :?: .

Tempo, I will be moving to Durham, and my Mini will be in Newcastle.
It just too far for me to travel from Newcastle to my job in Newton Aycliff everyday...(about 45 miles each way).


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Atchi


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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 4:35 pm 
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Pffft. Lucky. You have a car toy to play with....none for me in our garage.

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PostPosted: Tue May 23, 2006 10:38 pm 
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Pffft. Lucky. You have a car toy to play with....none for me in our garage.


Come take my shell to play with :-P I'll even give you my old block! :razz:

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Bit hard to drive a shell for 2000km's...but thanks, Sir Gus. I guess the best thing about your old block i, it's been lightweighted. :D

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Bit hard to drive a shell for 2000km's...but thanks, Sir Gus. I guess the best thing about your old block i, it's been lightweighted. :D


you can fred flinstone it home, bring your mate Teddy Tool(sounds better than barney rubble) :lol:

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