Author Topic: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap  (Read 29078 times)

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #375 on: May 06, 2019, 05:50:57 PM »
Wed!  You must be excited to see it, is the color what you wanted?

I gave them the paint and thinner for it, when I dropped it off to them


Untitled by joa kwin, on Flickr

the truck got the axle housing hanging in it on the weekend

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D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #376 on: May 06, 2019, 05:55:18 PM »
You do amazingly fast work!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #377 on: May 07, 2019, 11:20:31 PM »
Untitled by joa kwin, on Flickr


I dont think they will be ready to paint the mini by tomorrow, much less the primer

I have the cash pulled out and its just chilling

I want the car back but at the same time its going to stop me working on the truck as much, until I get it all done but I got time

up top is a video of the truck's front suspension, just click on the image and the video should play

I still need to order shocks for it

im waiting on the 3rd member still, the housing is on back order, im getting ready to cancel that order and order from a different company

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #378 on: May 10, 2019, 08:58:34 AM »
Untitled by joa kwin, on Flickr

steering wheel for the mini

60249221_446133045953565_2477584157081862144_n by joa kwin, on Flickr

60295340_920442591638947_5122302461066870784_n by joa kwin, on Flickr

seats for the mini,

they fit me as well, the pair of classic bucket seats I have for the mini are tight in the hip area for me, I could use them only for short drives but not for a long drive


body shop isn't done with the mini yet,
it was Wednesday and that is long gone now, but the plan changed for the front clip and hood, so maybe thats why they didn't make Wednesday

the body shop is changing out the hood pin set up to some air craft style latches, 4 on the hood and 4 on the front clip to hold it down, because its still a flip front and removed front clip
the lower front mounts for the clip rotate on some 3/8's bolts and the brackets are held to the front subframe with a pair of 1/2 inch bolts, that also hold the alloy tow points to the front subframe
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D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #379 on: May 10, 2019, 09:50:06 AM »
I'd like to see that......how they are doing the clips and such.

My granddaughter will be joining you all in Tucson this fall when she starts college!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #380 on: May 10, 2019, 06:31:08 PM »
I'd like to see that......how they are doing the clips and such.

My granddaughter will be joining you all in Tucson this fall when she starts college!
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its hot here and she will need to drink a lot of water and she will get alone just fine with the heat

my front clip has the A panels built into them, so they are going to put the push lock clips off of the panel that the door bolts to, 2 on each side


I just got a new toy in the mail today, I have to go buy some sheet metal to try it out

but I spend most of the day working on a gmc eonvy, how ever its spelled, but it has a 5.3 and it had a code for knock sensors
not sure if you guys know anything about ls engines, but the knock sensors are mounted in the valley under the intake manifold  50.gif

and then i dont have the tool to disconnect the fuel lines from the fuel rails,
and the right side clamp for the crossover tube was bent when i took it off, and the fuel o ring was bad,

so i got lucky because i had a extra truck fuel rail set up and i have extra fuel o rings,
so i put it on, hooked it up, code cleared on its own,

did the job for my neighbor

but in return, he has a homeboy with a hook up on tires

so im getting two 205/75/15 tires mounted on some brand new rims, ( mock up rims) they are going on the 37
I got the rims from summit racing, $52 ea, they are the same rims I have on the mini but a 15x7 with 5x4.75 bolt pattern

the 205x75x15 tires are the same size I want to go with in 20's (27.11 inches tall), ones I figure out what kind of rim spacing I need for the truck


the diff for the 9 inch comes in monday
so i can put the axle together next week, this weekend im going to try and work on installing the rear air bags


 

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D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #381 on: May 10, 2019, 06:35:00 PM »
She lives just up the road in Phoenix now, so she knows about the heat!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #382 on: May 10, 2019, 06:36:12 PM »
She lives just up the road in Phoenix now, so she knows about the heat!

Phx is way hotter then here

by about 5-10 degrees



on another note, do we have any mini people on this site that live up in Seattle?

im going up to Seattle in June, North East part...in a small town called Kirkland......yes the same name as Costco, lol

going up to see my grandparents and some cuzns and I have some friends down in the McChord area as well
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #383 on: May 16, 2019, 06:50:01 PM »
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rear set up


I went and saw the mini today,

body shop  says they are going to have it ready to leave tomorrow late afternoon

upper bag mounts by joa kwin, on Flickr

im still going to weld a bar on the front side of those notches, putting a small bend into it

I cut the axles to length this morning, that was fun, 1st time doing it but its good, axle is pretty much together, have to put studs in still and then I can get it on 4 wheels

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body shop said they are doing one more coat of primer and then it will be ready for my primer and paint
they plan to stay late and come in early to get the paint on it
I took this picture at around 1pm today

they were still working on the hood, it has a low spot but it wont take much time to have it primed and blocked out and ready to go, another guy was working on it when I showed up earlier
they told me to come back around 5pm, to see it in all one primer color and ready for my primer and paint,
they were going to let it dry in the booth over night and have it ready to go first thing in the morning

I would go back at 5pm but my son has a project due tomorrow at school and hes no where close to being done


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D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #384 on: May 18, 2019, 08:32:21 PM »
Picked up the mini

The boot lid and hood were still in the paint booth


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Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #385 on: May 18, 2019, 09:00:53 PM »
Looks bitchin".

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #386 on: May 20, 2019, 07:34:58 PM »
60929522_1299056273608875_6732671629471514624_n by joa kwin, on Flickr

started to mess around with door cards

alloy and then I plan to cover them with some vinyl

I got a 19 inch east-wood bead roller to build door cards, I just have to learn how to use it, lol

but I figure what the heck, only way to learn is to start putting lines into some metal and see what happens

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #387 on: May 20, 2019, 07:49:08 PM »
Is that one hand operated or powered?

What do you think of the color, did it come out the way you hoped it would?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #388 on: May 21, 2019, 09:33:14 PM »
Is that one hand operated or powered?

What do you think of the color, did it come out the way you hoped it would?


I got the electric motor kit for it as well


eastwood had the 19 inch bead roller on sale a month or so ago

I kind of wanted the 27 inch, but the 19 was on sale and its more then good for what I need it for
the 27 would have been huge and heavy


right now im using the 19 inch set on on a vise and its kind of a pain to set up

I have a huge vise bolted to a 22.5 inch rim

at some point when I get more room in the garage, I would like to build a stand for the bead roller set up, and maybe set it up to rotate at the top, to make it easier to put away when done

the color of this od green came out better then what I wanted, I was looking for that perfect picture image of od green, or perfect as the image was in my head, and this just hit the nail on the head for me

D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #389 on: May 22, 2019, 09:05:13 AM »
Good, I'm glad the paint shop hit the color....are you planning to put decals and such on it? Like army markings of some sort?
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #390 on: May 22, 2019, 10:30:50 AM »
Good, I'm glad the paint shop hit the color....are you planning to put decals and such on it? Like army markings of some sort?

I was thinking about getting some flat white or satin black stars made, with a magnet backing, so I can take them on and off


as far as the numbers on the hood and whatnot, im still doing my homework on those, for the size and what needs to be on it

but if I put the reg number, I will use my og british plate numbers, B235 BMK
D16z6 Automatic, 4 wheel disc brakes, deseamed shell