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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #450 on: August 10, 2019, 03:42:31 PM »


i painted the mirror green to see how it looked but i think black is going to be better

it was bed lined black and then painted pd green and now its black again

I put it on the car with it being green but I forgot to take a picture

so this morning I painted it black again
 
and because its raining its tail off, its taking alittle more time to dry
but its been going off for about 2 hours now
not working on the mini today


last night I was getting ready to paint the other side, tapping off the glass and I dropped it like a I was so mad at myself

but I found a guy selling a pair on cragslist here, from a sportster, so it should be the same
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #451 on: August 10, 2019, 03:44:06 PM »
Yeah, those MiniSport style seats are made for people with the hips of a 13 year old boy! Miserable for any real sized adults....

yeha big time, they work great for xbox chairs but other then that they suck

ive had double hip surgery, and since then I have gained around 25lbs and am having a hard time dropping it, spare tire is getting big, lol

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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #452 on: August 10, 2019, 03:48:05 PM »
in AZ, I only need two mirrors in the car and im good......but the stock mini mirror sucks

I asked my brother if he has anymore stock Harley mirrors laying around, he said he will give a look

but I need to search online to see if stock sportster mirrors are the same as stock fxr mirrors

but I was also thinking of maybe taking the mirror to a glass place and have them cut me another mirror for it

« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 03:50:12 PM by joakwin »
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #453 on: August 10, 2019, 04:12:21 PM »


i kind of like these mirrors....edit, $31 I ordered them, they will be here Monday, they are newer Harley stuff



this is how i am mounting the motorcycle mirrors to the car

i welded two 1/4 nuts to the door skin, and those nuts stick out from the door skin around 1/8 inch
and the plate, I milled out the backside for the two nuts, and the plate is made for each door to fit tight over the 1/4 inch nuts
and then I used some allen head bolts to hold the mounting plate to the door skin

black mirrors with green plate on the door
« Last Edit: August 10, 2019, 04:21:02 PM by joakwin »
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #454 on: August 10, 2019, 05:25:51 PM »
https://www.summitracing.com/parts/rtb-379-blk/overview/


seat belts im thinking about going with

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Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #455 on: August 10, 2019, 05:36:59 PM »
Those look pretty much the same as the ones I got from Sport.
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #456 on: August 13, 2019, 11:31:51 PM »


got some black color allen head bolts for the steering connect




steering wheel is almost flat


mounted the 2nd mirror tonight
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #457 on: August 13, 2019, 11:32:21 PM »


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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #458 on: August 13, 2019, 11:34:59 PM »


painting the trans cooler trim and bolts for it

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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #459 on: August 13, 2019, 11:41:04 PM »


my mini got to hang out with its younger brother


2007 1.6, troubleshooting the check engine light
it has a code P0011, 12, and if I remember right, it had a 14 and 16 as well

but its also popping for the oil change, so I told my neighbor to change the oil and then see if those codes come back

im thinking the vanos sols are going out, but I know those newer Bini's start acting up when they need oil changes done, and
I have no idea what oil they are using, but I dont think its the castrol oil that minis call for



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Offline jedduh01

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #460 on: August 14, 2019, 07:43:31 AM »
YEP =  agreed
  I have a 06BMW 530  with two vanos solenoids  Inline 6 Cyl..  when  she does go a bit over on oil changes it will throw this code.
 
Oil change recommend   also  pulling the Variable valve solenoid and simply spraying it clean with brake cleaner.

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lPrFXKPI8H4



Oh   =   Nice progress on your mini build too!   

Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #461 on: August 14, 2019, 10:36:28 AM »
These turbo engine cars are definitely sensitive to oil changes, they have to be done once a year or every 10K miles. They not only can sludge up the Vanos, but they also get sludge in the oil return line to the block, and that can kill the turbo. I use Mobil1 that I buy at Walmart in the 5 qt containers, usually on sale for like $22. Buy the filter from the dealer - unless you can find a Wix brand locally - the other aftermarket filters are crap.

The other issue especially with these early turbo cars was the timing chain - they had a LOT of problems with the tensioners, guides and chains on these. The final version of the repair kit seems to be OK and lasts well, but def check it for chain stretch and make sure it has the latest tensioner at least.

The tensioner is easy to change, it sits up high on the back of the head on the right side, and just screws into the head. You might change it just on general principle.
« Last Edit: August 14, 2019, 10:39:34 AM by MiniDave »
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2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #462 on: August 14, 2019, 11:55:36 AM »
These turbo engine cars are definitely sensitive to oil changes, they have to be done once a year or every 10K miles. They not only can sludge up the Vanos, but they also get sludge in the oil return line to the block, and that can kill the turbo. I use Mobil1 that I buy at Walmart in the 5 qt containers, usually on sale for like $22. Buy the filter from the dealer - unless you can find a Wix brand locally - the other aftermarket filters are crap.

The other issue especially with these early turbo cars was the timing chain - they had a LOT of problems with the tensioners, guides and chains on these. The final version of the repair kit seems to be OK and lasts well, but def check it for chain stretch and make sure it has the latest tensioner at least.

The tensioner is easy to change, it sits up high on the back of the head on the right side, and just screws into the head. You might change it just on general principle.

I think its a non turbo engine

but im not 100%, I dont know to much about the bini's besides the R53's

ive only worked on R53 newer bini's because I had one for a bit

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Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #463 on: August 14, 2019, 12:23:44 PM »
Oh, you're right, no hood scoop.....
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #464 on: August 14, 2019, 07:40:26 PM »
Oh, you're right, no hood scoop.....

I still think the check engine light is from the oil needing to be changed

still waiting on the neighbor to do it.....moving on


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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #465 on: August 15, 2019, 05:06:07 PM »


the are in now......the driver seat is about 3-4 inches rearward





test fit......

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Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #466 on: August 15, 2019, 05:27:12 PM »
They look great!
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Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #467 on: August 15, 2019, 06:27:23 PM »
I see where you added lightness on one of the dash brackets.

Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #468 on: August 15, 2019, 07:49:37 PM »
I see where you added lightness on one of the dash brackets.

two of them, the ones that hold the cluster


I need to drill holes into the other one but im thinking about removing it

and bending a tube for the top of the dash

maybe a 1inch by .65 dom tube for the upper bend of the dash.....I have to go see what the metal yard has in stock for dom tube


and just sheet metal it and cover it in vinyl

« Last Edit: August 15, 2019, 07:51:26 PM by joakwin »
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #469 on: August 18, 2019, 04:22:47 PM »



head lights and aux lights on, i need to adjust them but they put out a lot of light

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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #470 on: August 19, 2019, 10:49:45 PM »


billet rear hub bearing caps from mini sport came in today

also the new black front seat belts came in

im still playing around with caster setting on the car, make adjustments and then test drive and see how the car feels and see if I like the feel

so far im 3 days into alignments



pic just to show the alignment tool, but im doing the work on flat ground


the awesome thing about having my alignment tool is I can try as many different numbers as I like and if I dont like it, I can change the specs till I find what feel good to me

« Last Edit: August 19, 2019, 11:01:37 PM by joakwin »
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Offline MiniDave

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #471 on: August 20, 2019, 08:49:12 AM »
What numbers are you running? A lot depends on whether you're going for an ultimate canyon carver or a nice cruiser....

In front I run about 3 caster
1/2-1 1/2 negative camber
Tiny bit of toe out

In the back 1/2 negative camber
tiny bit of toe in

this seems to be a good road setup both for regular driving and canyon carving. Obviously the more camber you run the twitchier it is just going down the road, but the better it will turn in.

I'll be interested to see what you wind up with as your best solution.
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Offline joakwin

Re: hello new to site, vtec automatic swap
« Reply #472 on: August 20, 2019, 10:17:28 AM »
What numbers are you running? A lot depends on whether you're going for an ultimate canyon carver or a nice cruiser....

In front I run about 3 caster
1/2-1 1/2 negative camber
Tiny bit of toe out

In the back 1/2 negative camber
tiny bit of toe in

this seems to be a good road setup both for regular driving and canyon carving. Obviously the more camber you run the twitchier it is just going down the road, but the better it will turn in.

I'll be interested to see what you wind up with as your best solution.

im playing around with the caster setting,
have been setting camber to -.5
and playing with toe out between 1/16-1/8

and -.5 camber in the rear and 1/16-1/8 toe in for the rear

its kind of fun to try a different setting and see how the car reacts to it
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