Author Topic: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project  (Read 346 times)

Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #25 on: October 06, 2019, 07:23:18 PM »
New Donuts and Hi low (as lo as they will go!)
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Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #26 on: October 06, 2019, 07:29:40 PM »
12” moto lita. I think I can still drive even with handcuffs on...) lol
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Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #27 on: October 07, 2019, 08:33:16 PM »
New Monster energy coil.
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Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #28 on: October 11, 2019, 06:52:01 PM »
Charge cooler pump for supercharger.
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Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #29 on: October 11, 2019, 10:50:29 PM »
Supercharger by Stuart Gurr of VMaxScart. He is also doing the cylinder head mods for this killer combo.  His work and consultation has been stellar. www.vmaxscart.co.uk
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Offline MiniDave

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #30 on: October 12, 2019, 07:58:13 AM »
Where does the intercooler go?

I have a friend who did one of these recently on his 998 Clubman, very happy with the results, although it still took a bit of fettling and tuning after the install.

Also, we have a forum member who did one on his 1275, he said he re-engineered the idler pulley as it wasn't strong enough and he came up with a much better bracket to support it. He has a thread on it here on the forum…..

http://restorationmini.com/forum/index.php?topic=1009.0
« Last Edit: October 12, 2019, 08:04:06 AM by MiniDave »
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #31 on: October 12, 2019, 09:24:01 AM »
Awesome. Great thread. Wondering what final drive is best for the supercharger setup. Leaning toward 3.1.  Not sure with the 13 inch wheels. Can’t go back to 12’s.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #32 on: October 12, 2019, 06:00:34 PM »
Well, remember he has a 5 speed, so I'm pretty sure he has a 3:44 final drive...with a 4 speed I'm confidant it would pull a 3:1 or even a 2:76
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Miniac

Re: MINIAC II Resto mod 1990 project
« Reply #33 on: October 12, 2019, 06:30:53 PM »
The “intercooler” is a “charge cooler” device a very small radiator and the pic is of the circulation pump. The base of the supercharger has a plate that is plumbed to circulate coolant. Suppose to cool the inlet air inbound past supercharger. After studying the thread you forwarded (thank you) I believe a heat shield of some sort is in order. The one exhaust tube looks like a it could be a “flavor bar” like my Weber grill. But we don’t wanna cook the carb. I do plan to wrap header. It’s currently at jet-hot for ceramic, then wrapping it. I might get a small heat shield for the exposed pipe under carb. Thermo tech USA (that I got header wrap from) sells pre made ceramic heat shields. They have a baby one (3.75x5.75 ) that might be just right to rig above the LCB “cal rod”.  Just hard to plan out before it’s in the engine bay as I’m not sure where it all gets stuffed in.
I’m thinking about splitting the difference and going with 2.9. There is a website I was referred to that has a nifty calculator where you can plug in wheel/tire combo, speedo type etc and get a really good picture of the speeds/gears plotted and graphed. www.guess-works.com
Thank you to all for the wealth of info and sharing. I appreciate all the input from fellow members. Glad to have found this community.
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