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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:05 pm 
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i dont know anything about engines(we've established that already) and what not, but that looks very cool so far!!

great work :)

hopefully see it in the flesh soon!


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 9:49 pm 
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What Minis have you?: 97 rover cooper sportspack, a bloody metro and MY 61 mini van
Location: athboy, co. meath
just wondering a few things... maybe yourself or paul can enlighten me...

fuel injected??
whats the smallest/biggest boe size ca ya go??
do you have to modify the engine bay for it to fit in either the roundnose or clubbie??
what sort of power gains compared to a engine with the same bore, is there much of a difference??

just curious about the set-up in general
maxi, what sort of brakes you going for??

btw i love the project, id say when i see your car next, i won't be able to stop drooling!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 8:37 am 
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[/quote]Now, who was talking about a IMOC trackday again?? :P[/quote]
Trackday :D

Engine looks great lads. Was up with Merlin just before Christmas and saw the engine with the head on it, Looks even better in the metal, money well spent Maxi.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:15 am 
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fuel injected??
Yep
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whats the smallest/biggest boe size ca ya go??
11 :mrgreen: (translation dunno)
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do you have to modify the engine bay for it to fit in either the roundnose or clubbie??
not sure about the roundnose, but theres no body mods for benny
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what sort of power gains compared to a engine with the same bore, is there much of a difference??
i'll let Paul field this one...
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maxi, what sort of brakes you going for??
ive got KAD 4 pots already, but im adding a brake servo because ive got sparrows ankles

hope this helps dude


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 1:29 pm 
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What Minis have you?: Mk1 Austin Mini,Mk3 Layland Mini,72Van,81 Clubman Estate, 87 Race carand a 2000 Rover Cooper.
Modifications: Mk1: 998 with flat top slipper pistons, 286 cam, 12G940 head 11:1 compression twin inch and a half SU's 5 speed gearbox. Mk3 998 automatic no mods, 72Van is a pile of rust, , Racer is being built but has the works and the 2000 rover cooper needs an engine again :(
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fuel injected??
Yep

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whats the smallest/biggest boe size ca ya go??
11 :mrgreen: (translation dunno) the 8 valve will worked on a 850 bored +0.120" all the way up to 74mm the biggest bore an A series will take.

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do you have to modify the engine bay for it to fit in either the roundnose or clubbie??
not sure about the roundnose, but theres no body mods for Benny / on a round nose you need to remove to parts of the bonnet brace but other wise they fit straight in.

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what sort of power gains compared to a engine with the same bore, is there much of a difference??
i'll let Paul field this one.../ that is almost imposable to answer accurate as it is only one part of an engine, in basic terms you will be looking at between 20 and 30% more power on the same engine with ever other component the same, do remember lads Maxi has not gone for this conversion in the pursuit of more power that a 5 port he has gone this route so he can have the same power as a very racey five port but all the drive ablity of an almost standard engine

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maxi, what sort of brakes you going for??
ive got KAD 4 pots already, but im adding a brake servo because ive got sparrows ankles

hope this helps dude


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:34 pm 
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Merlin

Who did the manifold it looks really good and I have to upgrade the exhaust on my racer

Stewart


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:03 pm 
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Whats your location?: Stepaside, Dublin
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[quote="stewart"]Merlin

Who did the manifold it looks really good and I have to upgrade the exhaust on my racer

Stewart[/quote]

There's 2" Maniflow exhaust in our workshop that came off Richie's car I think...will ask him about it for you!


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 10:14 pm 
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Thanks Neil

Let me know


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:18 pm 
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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:37 pm 
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Looks deadly Maxi, say you can't wait to give it a rip - within the confines of the law of coarse.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 16, 2010 11:51 pm 
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StevenR wrote:
Looks deadly Maxi, say you can't wait to give it a rip - within the confines of the law of coarse.


nuts to that, im gonna head down to the phoenix park and do a couple of scandanavian flicks outside headquarters :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

seriously tho, im like a kid at christmas...


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:45 am 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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Looks beaut Maxi, looks like the old BDA conversions of the 70's.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:57 am 
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92Coop wrote:
nuts to that, im gonna head down to the phoenix park and do a couple of scandanavian flicks outside headquarters


:shock: So thats how you paid for the engine mods Maxi...............









Oh your talking about a driving technique! :lol:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 11:08 am 
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The Marcos Graveyard wrote:
Looks beaut Maxi, looks like the old BDA conversions of the 70's.


what were the BDA conversions Neil? Like the big snouty 8port jobs?


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StevenR wrote:
Oh your talking about a driving technique! :lol:


hahahahah, thanks man. i just snuffled tea all over myself :mrgreen:


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 12:23 pm 
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92Coop wrote:
The Marcos Graveyard wrote:
Looks beaut Maxi, looks like the old BDA conversions of the 70's.


what were the BDA conversions Neil? Like the big snouty 8port jobs?


We used to see a gorgeous Clubman with a Lotus twin cam conversion at the IMM's , Kill might have a photo of it.

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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:07 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
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One downside of that glorious engine, Maxi, the washer reservoir looks decidedly shabby beside it!! I reckon a carbon fibre replacement is called for.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 17, 2010 8:36 pm 
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I'd say Joe Murry might be able to make him a nice stainless steel one. :wink:

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 2:20 pm 
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Quick update

Heading over to Merlin HQ tomorrow to bounce a bottle of American Cream Soda off the A Panel.

:mrgreen:

Should have a tasty update tomorrow night!

maxi


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:34 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
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Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Good man Maxi although to be honest I always took you for a Babycham man. :D

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 3:49 pm 
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Good to hear Maxi, enjoy it.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 4:32 pm 
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I hope it's Country Spring American Cream Soda that you are using, all the other stuff is just shoite.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 5:35 pm 
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Get some videos up of it running 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2010 7:34 pm 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
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i was up in Merlin HQ the other day and got to hear Benny running for a few minutes,

he sounds brilliant, and from what Paul was telling me he could pull Ireland into a warmer climate! :lol:

looks the bizz too! 8)

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The Marcos Graveyard wrote:
I hope it's Country Spring American Cream Soda that you are using, all the other stuff is just shoite.

Oh, I wouldnt touch the other muck.

kerryminigringo wrote:
Good man Maxi although to be honest I always took you for a Babycham man. :D

Ah yes, but only as a spritzer with a good dash of Country Spring :mrgreen:

macker wrote:
i was up in Merlin HQ the other day and got to hear Benny running for a few minutes,
he sounds brilliant, and from what Paul was telling me he could pull Ireland into a warmer climate! :lol:
looks the bizz too! 8)

Thanks Macker, Paul says he sounds really strange, like a bike on tickover. Cant wait to hear it!!


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