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Restorations / Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Last post by Jims5543 on January 17, 2018, 06:34:06 AM »
Interesting article.

https://mbworld.org/forums/c63-amg-w204/432257-dyno-runs-effects-wheel-tire-weights-wheel-horsepower.html#ixzz3RDEtUMI7

There used to be a chart, I cannot find it, it related to E30 BMW's and the M20 engine and showed how much HP the lightened flywheel freed up.

Those are the key words "Freed Up Horsepower" and it will vary with which gear you are in.  IIRC when we did my sons E30 years ago, it freed up 60HP in 1st gear, 35 in 2nd and it went down from there.  I will say this, driving the car before and after that flywheel install you felt the difference with your ass dyno. The throttle response was much better and acceleration in the low gears was vastly improved.

When I had my 2003 R53 Mini, I swapped out the heavy ass 17" Mini "Lights" rims and run flats for a set of 16" Kosai K1's with Falken Azenis tires, the transformation of the car was remarkable, it braked better and accelerated much quicker it was like I added another 30 HP to the car, because I freed up power wasted on rotating heavy rims and tires and was able to use it for acceleration.  After I felt that revelation I preached that gospel to any Mini owner that would listen.

Lightened Flywheel  + Light rims = a big change in any car.
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Last post by BruceK on January 16, 2018, 02:55:58 PM »
Had the Seller done more to address the ďitís way over in GermanyĒ elephant in the room he would have had much better luck, IMO
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Last post by BruceK on January 16, 2018, 02:44:55 PM »
Yup.  Heís brand new to BaT this month with no prior comments or bids.   Plus his $3K jump in bids is a hell of jump.   
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Last post by MiniDave on January 16, 2018, 02:41:26 PM »
I think Gonzalo might have been a shill, bumping the price to $10K in one jump, but you're right - RNM
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Last post by Jimini II on January 16, 2018, 10:06:32 AM »
At around $6k now this auction is going to end up RNM imo reserve not met.
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Minis For Sale on BAT
« Last post by BruceK on January 15, 2018, 06:57:49 PM »
Well now the subject of shipping has finally come up in the comments and the seller has responded with a terse single sentence on estimated costs.  Could he be more German?   ;D   Iím comparing that with a different seller offering a Citroen 2CV in Italy at auction also at BaT right now.  The Citroen owner has taken a pro-active approach regarding shipping. He is providing detailed information and promises to be very accommodating supporting the import process.  Huge difference.   
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Cleaning up my Carb
« Last post by Flyinace2000 on January 15, 2018, 01:35:18 PM »
Wow she fired right up.  Only cranked for 10 or 15 seconds while the bowl re-filled.  Need to re-do idle and mixture next. But so far a success!  Thanks all.
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Restorations / Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Last post by 94touring on January 15, 2018, 12:38:52 PM »
Depends on the flywheel.  Personally I won't do anything race flywheel and clutch related.  Too much of a pita to drive.  I've always gone with sprung puck clutches with heavy duty pressure plates capable of keeping up and the lightest "street" flywheel to match.  It's very noticeable yet easy enough to drive without hopping and stalling at red lights.
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Restorations / Re: Then I broke down (74 mini mild refurb)
« Last post by MiniGene on January 15, 2018, 12:31:11 PM »
The look you're going for is dead sexy!  I'm intrigued by the discussion of how shaving the weight of the wheels will make the mini feel lighter--can't wait to see what you end up doing.

Also, on the subject of lightened flywheels, how practical are they for a road car?
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