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UK - Classic Mini with 2 litre 8v Turbo

Old 08-18-2009, 07:05 AM
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Default UK - Classic Mini with 2 litre 8v Turbo

Came on this site last year , had a good read , got loads of ideas ..
and this is where i am now :

Got myself a cheap new turbo "carrot" LOL , :



IC pipe work :



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using a vauxhall (GM ) 2 litre 8v engine :
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Old 08-18-2009, 07:11 AM
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was thinking of all nice posh shiny manifolds , tubes etc ... then thought NO !! , keep it simple , so some 90 bends and a couple of T peices where bought :



got my friend to TIG to flange ( now got my own tig welded )










i now have it running , but its not been driven ( this weekend i hope )

i have loads more pics ...

thanks again .. you lot helped allot.

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Old 08-18-2009, 07:31 PM
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this is so sick. more pics of the fab work please.
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Old 08-24-2009, 09:30 PM
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nice mini
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:24 AM
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Is that engine running on stock internals? with what pressure?
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Old 08-26-2009, 10:25 AM
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oh, and if you don't mind asking, how expensive was the turbo? I have a few Opel engines here so i should give it a try.
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Old 08-26-2009, 12:49 PM
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turbo was about 150 quid new , so dont expect it to do lots of miles.

engine is standard , apart from LET pistons and rods ( to lower comp )

so i will tell you what PSI that will handle soon LOL

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Old 08-26-2009, 02:26 PM
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man...that's a great project keep up the good work.
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just a couple more brake lines , and bleed the brakes and its ready for a spin up the road

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Old 08-27-2009, 11:56 AM
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OMG there is really no more space under that hood. I will never complain about my Honda not having room for everything again.
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