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Re: Newbie

Post by moremoremore » Tue Feb 10, 2009 3:56 am

Hi Millermilla...thank you

yes its hard to put your own stamp and still keep it looking stock. I am afraid that the quote is off the mark ;) , you know once you start.....it becomes addictive. I will not post the engine bay photos as its all changing for this year...wait and see, but as for the specs.

MED engine 1293 – fully lightened and balanced
Paddle style clutch (grey diaphragm)
Omega pistons
High Boost cylinder head
Hi Lift 1.5 roller rockers
Uprated anodised actuator
Group A dump valve with Kevlar diaphragm
Turbo technics hybrid T3 turbo with 360’ bearing
Bespoke PACE charge cooler
Radtec aluminium radiator
Polestar mapable ignition
Kenlowe electric fan
Omex Rev limiter – soft cut
Avonbar downpipe
Play Mini full stainless exhaust system


Full straight cut CR 4 speed gear set
SC drop gears
Jack Knight crown wheel and pinion
Quaife ATB LSD (3.1)
Jack Knight equal length driveshaft conversion
Oil cooler turned front ways on.


will dig out the rolling road printout.....

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Re: Newbie

Post by moremoremore » Tue Feb 10, 2009 4:03 am

Here we are ...
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Re: Newbie

Post by CampFreddie » Thu Feb 12, 2009 12:52 pm

...and the link here says you have nitrous :D

http://www.turbomini.co.uk/gallery/rob/default.htm

Have you managed to get rid of lag completely?


I'm a fan of keeping things pretty much standard but yours is a damned nice looking car, and it's very tastefully done. As long as you have all the bits that come off and it's possible to get back to the original, I reckon it's a good job.

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Re: Newbie

Post by G96LUE » Thu Feb 12, 2009 1:32 pm

Hi Rob.

I will hopefully do a little playing with my engine this year.
Mine too is an MED engine, but i went for the 1310 option.
It is the basic kit and currently has a standard head with everthing else reused straight from the metro. The only thing i did to the box was fit a central pickup.
I am looking to fit a better head with 1.5 roller tip rockers and probably an uprated actuator. Are there any clearance issues fitting 1.5 roller rockers under a standard MG style rocker cover?
I am hoping i can raise 120bhp without too much problem. I dont want to go too mad (i am not suggesting you have) as i like the stock look and hopefully keep the reliability without having to go onto gearbox mods. I also need to keep the spend to a budget.
If you can give any tips i would be most appreciative.
Regards
Darren

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Re: Newbie

Post by moremoremore » Thu Feb 12, 2009 3:51 pm

Camp freddie....

Not put on nitrous (I may or may not in the future) ...Its running 172 bhp...completely on its own merits... 8) however, there is lag...just makes it more fun when an extra 100bhp comes in within 3500 - 4500 revs.

I dont think people who see my car realize how it had been messed around with before i got it...and it had done 90,000 miles so absolutely everything on it was tired...or unusable. Original parts had either broken or been replaced.... I have gone to great and I mean GREAT effort to getting it to the condition and spec you see.

another thing that turned it for me was the fact that my 2000 cooper s works was quicker....! and that really wasn't a quick car by any standards. The original ERA...number 1 , as many of you know had around 120bhp...but due to fear of warranty claims they toned it down. IMHO the 120 bhp ERA should have been the 'one'....hey ho!

G96LUE

No problem on advice...happy to help, just drop me a line. There was no problem of clearance on rockers......go for it.

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Re: Newbie

Post by moremoremore » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:01 pm

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Re: Newbie

Post by moremoremore » Thu Feb 12, 2009 4:03 pm

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Re: Newbie

Post by G96LUE » Thu Feb 12, 2009 7:09 pm

Ooooh that was a little crusty.
makes it even more incredable to see the results you have achieved.
thanks for the offer for advise. i will be in touch soon.

Regards

Darren

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Re: Newbie

Post by moremoremore » Mon Feb 16, 2009 4:00 am

More info


Interior

Full leather seats – retrim by Newton Commercial
Bespoke full carpet set by Newton Commercial
Small clocks moved around so more ‘important’ information not obscured by steering wheel.
Boost gauge replaced with SPA digital boost and air intake (Turbo) temp. Warning lights for high temps and over boost.
Stereo replaced with Clarion head- multi CD changer in boot
Boarded out boot
Uprated front and rear speakers – pioneer (front ones using original pods.
Omex rev limiter – light mounted in ashtray
Bleed valve mounted in glove box.
Kad quickshift – currently being replaced with Jack Knight quickshift kit (complete with selectors)
Solid silver ID plate to cover up hole in console by previous owner
Repaired clock – but still gives out random times….quirky
Current mileage – 94,000 miles

Suspension and Brakes

Tar-ox 6 pot callipers with 9 ¼” grooved and vented discs and race pads
Superfin drums on rear
Braided hoses all round
Gaz adjustable shocks
Adjustable tie rods, bottom arms, castor and camber brackets
Hi – Lo’s all round
Red (fast road) coil springs
KAD rear anti roll bar
Polybushes for most of suspension with alloy subframe mounts
Yokohama A048R tyres

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Re: Newbie

Post by CampFreddie » Wed Feb 25, 2009 6:11 pm

Good Gods man, i didn't realise how bad a state it was in before. You deserve a medal.

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