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by kona
Fri Feb 14, 2014 7:47 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

right i discovered sand onto of pistons and some grit in the oil... Not good this at all. Westward can't balance cranks for 2 months looks like i'll be waiting for a while now. Where the hell did sand come from? Was the head not cleaned fully after it was cast ? Some nice work on the manifold there...
by kona
Wed Feb 12, 2014 12:05 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: B16 mini rebuild time
Replies: 195
Views: 48857

Re: B16 mini rebuild time

Coming along nicely, did you get those 4 pots?
by kona
Fri Jan 31, 2014 11:24 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Hi Kona, Interested that someone has tried the Delphi 525cc injectors as they are on my radar to try in my Std ecu mpi, those or some 492cc Racetronix items. Reasoning being that the disc type is meant to have better reaction and efficiency than pintle and I haven't found any other evidence of anyo...
by kona
Tue Jan 14, 2014 1:51 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reshelled mini on original plates?
Replies: 23
Views: 5444

Re: Reshelled mini on original plates?

I was going to look at this at the weekend last but it seems sold , I just wanted it for the shell, seems you saved me a trip!
by kona
Tue Dec 17, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Oh I wont give up, it just needs bits to be done in other areas first, it also has snapped two engine steadies :cry: ILL have it on the road for summer, plus I get to save on the tax :)
by kona
Tue Dec 17, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Id put up fotos if it was of a standard Id be happy with people seeing!, I had to throw it all in together in the space of a week after rebuilding the engine in my driveway in the late winter/spring. Threw it together just to get a few graphs and figures to put into my theses as it was too far behin...
by kona
Mon Dec 16, 2013 10:42 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

you can get 125hp from a 5 port these days as a road drivable version. Hell i got 90hp on my diy head with standard 1.3 rockers, which is still for sale by the way. If you deside to run a setup like this (120hp) with injection you will probably need injector staging i.e. 2 injectors per port on a 5...
by kona
Mon Dec 16, 2013 5:25 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

165 hp? I didnt expect youd get that much from a 7port , thats very impressive, I really want to see how you get along here, I was looking at doing a similar job on mine after I sort the shell out, however I figured it would be good for maybe 120bhp.
by kona
Fri Dec 13, 2013 6:17 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

By the way if anyone else requires new magneti mareli / weber injectors I can get them from Germany for euro 40 a piece plus vat and delivery. Got 5 of iwp098 280cc pico injectors for 180 including vat / delivery. Most places want a 100 a piece. And they are original items. Rip off ireland and uk o...
by kona
Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:33 am
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

You seem to have similar ideas to me except with the money to do it and a shell that's solid! That head looks sexy!
by kona
Mon Oct 21, 2013 12:14 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Fuel On Exhaust FIRE!!!!!
Replies: 7
Views: 3007

Re: Fuel On Exhaust FIRE!!!!!

I had a porous fuel bowl before
by kona
Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:29 am
Forum: General
Topic: Dipping shell
Replies: 7
Views: 2466

Re: Dipping shell

I remember seeing a documentary on the mini and bmc, they were showin off their state of the art rust proofing, in the background, a mini being dipped. I laughed.
by kona
Wed Jul 03, 2013 7:15 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

I based my tb and injector sizes on figures I worked out on paper, ie a 1380 with a 286 cam, tbh it's so long I can't rem exactly, but I do know they are big injectors ordered from USA and specced for a 5.0l ford v8. Did seem a bit big, but it was for college so had to run with my calculations. Wher...
by kona
Tue Jul 02, 2013 8:50 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

I have two widebands fitted in the exhausts, one in the centre branch and the other in the outer branch. I had issues wiring them in, they had to be hardwired in and I had one working and another not :( , judging by the readings that Ive gotten, they either are not in right, or the position is an is...
by kona
Fri Jun 14, 2013 12:18 am
Forum: General
Topic: spi only running on 2 cylinders
Replies: 9
Views: 3197

Re: spi only running on 2 cylinders

Head gasket? How's it like to start?
by kona
Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:29 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Help 07 1.4 mini one petrol
Replies: 3
Views: 1544

Re: Help 07 1.4 mini one petrol

Could be alot of things, sensors, timing not set properly.
by kona
Fri May 31, 2013 11:51 pm
Forum: Projects and My Mini
Topic: 92 mini aka bibsi
Replies: 212
Views: 55655

Re: 92 mini aka bibsi

Some very impressive work there!!I have canems ecu running on mine too, it hasnt been set up properley though. How much did westward charge for the remap?
by kona
Sun May 26, 2013 2:39 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviving an old mini - trying to fire it up
Replies: 24
Views: 4450

Re: Reviving an old mini - trying to fire it up

What sort of noise was it? I'd fire it up anyways you've nothing really to lose by doing it, if it's damaged you'll be taking it apart anyways?
by kona
Sun May 26, 2013 12:30 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Reviving an old mini - trying to fire it up
Replies: 24
Views: 4450

Re: Reviving an old mini - trying to fire it up

Did the bolts just shear off there!?
by kona
Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need a recommendation for bodywork.
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Re: Need a recommendation for bodywork.

Hi all that's for the recommendations , I suppose the best thing to do would be to put a work pack together and email it off for quotes. Both look good however the Lyons garage looks more specialised in British cars. I'm based in Dublin however so getting a mini down to Clare stripped maybe an issue...
by kona
Mon Apr 08, 2013 7:19 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Need a recommendation for bodywork.
Replies: 3
Views: 1603

Need a recommendation for bodywork.

Right it's come to a stage that the mini needs freshening up, I'm getting annoyed by all the blemishes :o. Here's what I need done: Front end removed , prepped for flip front. Inner wing o/s. Sills , floors. A panel o/s I think the door hinge panel needs changing , may be repairable. Rear quater nee...
by kona
Thu Dec 20, 2012 8:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Thread size for Hinge bolts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Re: Thread size for Hinge bolts?

Thanks :)
by kona
Wed Dec 19, 2012 11:01 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Thread size for Hinge bolts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1261

Thread size for Hinge bolts?

Hi :) Does anybody know what the thread size is for the door hinges? Its a 1991 Cooper which makes it mk4?? The door isnt seating against the seal properly and so is allowing an awful lot of water into the car :( , went to adjust the door to see if that would help but inevitably the nuts are properl...
by kona
Sun Feb 19, 2012 3:47 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Are there any cars better than a mini?
Replies: 10
Views: 2108

Are there any cars better than a mini?

Are there any cars better than a mini from a pure driving point of view? I have recently put my mini into retirement and replaced it with a clio 182. The clio 182 has got some really positive reviews, some even calling it the best hot hatch of the century. It is really good, its stupidly fast for a ...
by kona
Fri Feb 03, 2012 8:02 pm
Forum: General
Topic: valve springs on stage 3 head?
Replies: 2
Views: 934

Re: valve springs on stage 3 head?

Its a 286 cam?