Author Topic: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap  (Read 17255 times)

Offline jeff10049

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #250 on: September 03, 2018, 11:57:46 PM »
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I did the same on those inner fenders I'm working on 3rd time was good I waited until it was cooler. Also did lighter coats and added a filter to my compressor just in case it was oil contamination. 
I think the temp was the biggest factor.

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #251 on: September 05, 2018, 11:46:11 AM »
I was looking up the temps from last year and it looks like late oct time frame is when the temp will get down to around the 70's,
so im looking at waiting till then for paint

but I still need to build my sheet metal dash and center console and get the front seats mounted


I have some Nissan Micra k11 seats right now but they are a hair on the wide side for the mini


the del sol seats are more narrow then the Micra seats, but I was thinking about some Dodge Neon seats,
I saw some in the junkyard that were in good shape and the color I want
but I need to go back with a tape measure and see how wide they are
they are at my local pull a part, they are about $25 each, not to bad in price



D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #252 on: September 06, 2018, 11:54:08 AM »
I ended up building the exhaust over again, im making it come out of the right side in front of the wheel, I still need to build a tip, im thinking of making that kind of a flat oval shape,

but im not sure yet, because I still haven't made up my mind if im going to build steps to connect the two flares together on each side
but I have picked up the metal to build them, lol

some flat plate and some 1.5 inch dom tube, the tube will get welded to the roll cage plates on the bottom side, but I was thinking maybe getting some thin 1.25 dom tube to come off the roll cage plates
like a .83 tube or something around that size, it only has to support the weight of people getting into the car, not very much, or not that im going to have many people riding in it with me

my wife has only rode in my mini a few times over the 9 years that i have had it
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #253 on: September 06, 2018, 07:54:16 PM »
It's so low, do you think you really need a step?

My bride has ridden in my Mini 1 or 2 times...total.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #254 on: September 10, 2018, 04:05:49 PM »
I worked on the exhaust this past weekend, I just have to make mounts for the center and side and it will be back on the car for good this time


Iím looking at buying a bench top mill, kind of a smaller one

Some guy up in phx has a SIEG x2 with no extra tooling, guy said he was into wood working and wanted to try out metal and didnít like it, so I donít think he used it much or if any at all, pretty much a new machine

and then some guy in sandeigo has a jet jmd-15 and it comes with extra tooling
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #255 on: September 12, 2018, 11:57:50 PM »
Going to pick up the jet mill Sunday
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #256 on: September 13, 2018, 07:12:06 AM »
Wish I had room for even a small lathe and mill in my shop!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline bikewiz

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #257 on: September 13, 2018, 12:42:10 PM »
Wish I had room for even a small lathe and mill in my shop!
Sell me the Jag then you'll have space, I throw in my old Clausing lathe.

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #258 on: September 13, 2018, 08:15:41 PM »
Make me an offer I can't refuse...... 77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #259 on: September 15, 2018, 12:21:11 AM »
video-1536969967 by joa kwin, on Flickr

side exit exhaust in front of the right rear wheel
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #260 on: September 15, 2018, 04:42:20 PM »
Gonna cut it at a slant to match the rocker?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #261 on: September 15, 2018, 09:11:35 PM »
Yeah still have to do that
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #262 on: September 17, 2018, 07:48:29 PM »
Jet mill machine by joa kwin, on Flickr


got the mill sitting at my parents house right now, going to pick it up in a few days

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #263 on: September 23, 2018, 12:03:18 AM »
Jet Milling Machine by joa kwin, on Flickr

sitting in my garage now
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline jeff10049

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #264 on: September 23, 2018, 02:26:20 PM »
sweet that one came with some tooling correct?
I'm very interested to see how capable that machine is as I would like to down grade to something smaller than what I had I sold a wells index 847 it was a beast but took up too much space for how much I used it.
i've also been looking at these http://charteroakautomation.com/our-products/cnc-bed-mill/
 














Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #265 on: September 23, 2018, 03:01:30 PM »
That looks like a beast too! What would you spend for that? Can you use your existing tooling or would you have to buy all new stuff?

That little Jet unit would be perfect for what I do....
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #266 on: September 23, 2018, 06:44:06 PM »
It came with a vise and the collets for the end mills, I have end mills from 3/16 up to 3/4 and it has a drill bit holder collet set up and another thing, not sure the name of it but itís used to shave the thickness of the metal, and it came with a hardware kit and a few other bits, I got it mounted to the stand this morning, I had to clean my garage because it was kind of a hot mess and where I put this mill, I had a table saw and my itb d16 drivetrain, the d16 tucks real nice right next to the mill.    But I picked this machine up for $900
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell