Author Topic: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap  (Read 35144 times)

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #400 on: July 06, 2019, 04:56:24 PM »
door seal by joa kwin, on Flickr

door seal 1 by joa kwin, on Flickr

door seal 3 by joa kwin, on Flickr

untitled by joa kwin, on Flickr


7 ent mini sent me new window seals for free, super happy now

they taped wood to the four sides of the box, the seals came in good


I taped them off and painted the chrome bits od green

the new seals are on the car now, just in time because the summer rain is coming, any day now, its looking like it wants to rain now

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #401 on: July 06, 2019, 06:13:21 PM »
Wow, I didn't think you guy's monsoon season was till August?

I wondered if they used wood this time!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #402 on: July 06, 2019, 09:24:07 PM »
Wow, I didn't think you guy's monsoon season was till August?

I wondered if they used wood this time!

the last one was shipped with ups and the box was bent in the middle, so wood to make sure the box dont get beat up in shipping and bend the window seals


monsoon season starts June 15 and ends Sept 30th, but the weather has been weird, its raining at other places around us but seems to kind of go around my street and skip us

I can smell the rain in the air but nothing yet

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #403 on: July 08, 2019, 11:05:27 AM »
this morning I started to build a 8x7 shed in the back yard, its going to hold the bicycles and extra mini parts to get them out of the garage to give me more space

so far I built the base of the shed out of 4x4, took alittle more then 5 8ft sticks for the base, I plan to cover that with some 3/8's ply wood, so far I have 1 hour into build time

I had to pick up more air line to run line from my garage compressor to the back corner of the back yard, so far 100ft, but ones I start working on the roof, I may need another line


I picked up a wall locker for the garage for more space, to hold parts and tools

im trying to make room for a 20 ton shop press, I want one with a air bottle jack when will start out with a regular bottle jack

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #404 on: July 08, 2019, 12:23:42 PM »
Best thing I did was to build a shed in the back yard for the mower, genset and all the gardening stuff. I'll bet 8X7 won't be nearly big enough for you!  ;D

Shop press is a very handy thing to have, you don't need it often, but when you do - it's not one of those things you can borrow easily from a buddy.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #405 on: July 08, 2019, 05:55:25 PM »
Best thing I did was to build a shed in the back yard for the mower, genset and all the gardening stuff. I'll bet 8X7 won't be nearly big enough for you!  ;D

Shop press is a very handy thing to have, you don't need it often, but when you do - it's not one of those things you can borrow easily from a buddy.


8x7 probably wont be but its a start

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #406 on: July 08, 2019, 05:57:08 PM »




worked on this this afternoon to finish it up and get it sitting on the tires

s-10 blazer 2 inch drop spindle, dehumped lca, flat plate upper arms, home made caliper bracket, z06 calipers,
home made air bag brackets, SS-7 air bag
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D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #407 on: July 12, 2019, 02:21:59 PM »



first fill going on right now
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #408 on: July 12, 2019, 02:56:42 PM »
How long will that take? A couple of days?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #409 on: July 12, 2019, 03:44:13 PM »
How long will that take? A couple of days?

i'll be done later tonight

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #410 on: July 13, 2019, 02:09:15 PM »




19 hrs to fill the pool
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #411 on: July 13, 2019, 07:29:12 PM »
That looks inviting! Kids will love that   77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline gr8kornholio

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #412 on: July 13, 2019, 09:10:30 PM »
How’s the evaporation rate out there?
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline MPlayle

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #413 on: July 13, 2019, 11:53:06 PM »
A solar cover will help reduce the evaporation factor a bunch.  It is like a bubble-wrap product that floats on the water.  You cover the pool when not in use and it reduces the evaporation as well as the chemical burn off.


Offline gr8kornholio

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #414 on: July 14, 2019, 08:07:37 PM »
Yea friends pool had that growing up. Down side was one day with the cover on and the water temp would be north of 80.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #415 on: July 14, 2019, 09:18:41 PM »
yeha i plan on getting the cover for the pool, I want to build the rack set up myself...….

im going to need another die for my tube bender, lol

im thinking 1.5 inch tube in the middle, and then a 1 inch tube wheel to roll it up and whatnot,
probably going to build it in a few weeks





D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #416 on: July 14, 2019, 09:24:51 PM »



new tool, im loving it so far, super nice circle with this tool




first time using this


D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #417 on: July 16, 2019, 02:22:23 PM »


https://youtu.be/4rsfg2fp5Ug


playing around with a single 4ohm svc cv stroker powered by a Mackie fr 1400i, 1400watts@4ohms mono
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #418 on: July 22, 2019, 07:18:13 PM »




brand new mk2 tail lights from mini sport, just came in


I plan to paint the chrome parts satin black

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #419 on: July 26, 2019, 10:10:08 AM »



painted the tail light housings satin black


the gas cap cover fell off from the base, im thinking about trying to jb weld it back on and order a new cap

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #420 on: July 26, 2019, 05:19:34 PM »



this morning it was a cool 97 degs, so i removed the heater core out of the shell and stuck it in the engine bay, im going to put small fans on it,
so that it can act as another radiator, because being real about it, im never going to drive the car when its cold out

and I finally installed the led headlights, I haven't turned them on yet but they are installed

im thinking about making a custom grill, vs using the stock clubby grill

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #421 on: July 26, 2019, 07:08:52 PM »
The regular Honda radiator isn't sufficient? They seem to do OK in a Honda....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #422 on: July 27, 2019, 04:08:10 PM »
The regular Honda radiator isn't sufficient? They seem to do OK in a Honda....


the alloy is nicer and its also double the thickness of the stock radiator
and its a hair wider, so I was able to put a bigger e fan on it


D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #423 on: July 27, 2019, 06:11:21 PM »

led hi beams and led spot lights on

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #424 on: August 02, 2019, 07:32:06 PM »



today i cut the lower lip off the front clip, it was to low and i jacked it up on the driveway

i need to work on fitting that rubber trim part alittle better, but i ended up painting the lower half of the front clip

and repainted the hood

and painted the rocker panel area of the car od green

and worked on the trans cooler trim and grill

i picked up more allen head bolts for it

and will need to paint them
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell