Yamaha R1 in a 1970 Austin Mini build thread

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  1. daign

    daign Guest

    Seems my mini threads are irritating the non car people. Going to keep all mini related posts in one thread.

    Videos of the conversion:

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    170hp in a 1100lb car. The motor's red line is 13,750rpm. Gathering parts already.... It lasted 2 weeks with the original drivetrain.:rofl:

    As much as I'd like to keep it british powered, its not cost effective and I'm trying to keep the cost of this car under that of a new honda fit. R1 engines can be had for $900 everywhere because so many bikes get wrecked. :hsd:

    Anyone wanna buy an Armada? Pix of some R1 swapped pro-motive cars:



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    The car I started with:

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    How the car looks currently:


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    The kits use a quaife ATB diff that allows reverse in 6 speeds :rofl:
    Just gotta wait for the subframe to arrive from England. I'm going to start ripping apart the stock subframe and all accessories this week. :wiggle:


    edit: ordered the kit with LSD, 6 speed reverse, carbon fiber air box etc.

    edit: ordered the R1 wiring loom and am sending it to the UK to be converted.

    edit: ordered and installed a bunch of trim pieces, new grill, new emblems, new bumpers,

    edit: installed new shocks, new Superlite gold wheels, new grill, HID headlights.

    edit: subframe is on its way, engine is paid for and on its way, need ECU/CDI/power commander and I'm good to go.

    edit: everythings here, almost. Just waiting on them to finish manufacturing the pull/push reverse/forward cable.

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    5/10/10

    Well found something interesting out today. My car used to be white at some point. Then purple. Now black :rofl:

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    hard lines :wackit:
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    Shifter.

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    Adjustable front suspension, everything fresh. Note white and purple paint. Some dipshit actually painted the car with those ugly ass PIAA lights still on the car, just taped off the lens.

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    Motor comes next week. Im going to have my car stereo guy do the dash work, for now the gauges will just sit in the gaping hole until a dash is built.

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    autocross here I come!
     
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  2. cantankerously

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    You probably need your own forum.
     
  3. 01ACRViper

    01ACRViper Official OT LOTR Guru......... Spurs >*

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    would not want to go that fast in a mini :rofl:
     
  4. losbastardos

    losbastardos Pass me the ringer, Knave; we’ll hand it down. OT Supporter

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    this
     
  5. eyustfu

    eyustfu ಠ_ಠ OT Supporter

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    :wackit: do want
     
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    I for one am following this thread w/ intense interest
     
  7. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    Pretty cool.
     
  8. Cesium

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    Can't be much scarier than a bike.
     
  9. losbastardos

    losbastardos Pass me the ringer, Knave; we’ll hand it down. OT Supporter

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    how fucking annoying to listen to while driving
     
  10. whatever

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    turbo busa motor?
     
  11. eric5678

    eric5678 striving for mediocrity OT Supporter

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    I'd hit it up daily.
     
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    domestictuner Watch your mouth, before I shove these gators up y

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    would rather rock a gsxr-powered smart car
     
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    i, for one, welcome a daign forum.
     
  14. daign

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    gearhead subforum :wackit:
     
  15. lemacfar

    lemacfar Med/Watch/Headphone/Persian Crew OT Supporter

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  16. brackac

    brackac Fuck all of this. OT Supporter

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    What? Do they exist? BRB googling.
     
  17. ShoverBot

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    The motor in the one you just bought only lasted 2 weeks?
     
  18. Skankin'

    Skankin' We are Ginger. We do not forgive. We do not forget

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    Turbo Busa Engine.
     
  19. Soltaker

    Soltaker 03-18-2015 #NEVERFORGET

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    classic mini styling >>>> smart car

    both would be a blast to drive tho
     
  20. daign

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    Top speed is 120mph with the stock gear ratio.
     
  21. Down623

    Down623 What's the Catch?

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    I think Z-Cars made a Hayabusa-powered mini a few years back. Stuck the engine in the back. :eek3:
     
  22. spitfyre

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    looks like fun
     
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    pretty fuckin cool
     
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    dude you have to do this :bowdown::rofl:
     
  25. mrduke

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    I can't imagine how fun that would be :bowdown:
     

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