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 Posted: May 14, 2015 09:28PM
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Jedduh01

Its amazing how much caster helps isnt it? Be careful,ive heard too much is bad as well and wears parts out but honestly im about to weight those consenquences and add more...i dont mind the firm wheel..id rather it track straight.

And yes,im 150% happy with my car and its a hoopty..cant wait for it to be a decent car..one day..

 Posted: May 14, 2015 07:52PM
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Originally Posted by Zsamboki

Ive found a rebuilt b18c (type r) motor and transmission locally for a descent price. But don't really know what exactly i need for a vtec conversion. there are few kits here, but don't know which one to get. I probably don't need the big brake kit as I already have the disc brake on my front. 

 

Engine + tranny + sbframe are a start but making it work is where MANY people get discouraged and loose interest.  

HOnda's in mini's have been done over and over= so many of the "kinks" have been smoothed out.

Other things to consider . 

 Manifold mods, Intake  + exhaust ./ Wiring needs - re wire or hack oem wires / need all plugs to work too.

Clutch + brakes  operable and simple!

Cooling- Fitting small radiator Piping + clamps etc.

Dont forget the tools required for seperate jobs=== Brakes= welding cutting mini bodies  etc and more! 

  In the end it all adds up - and if you stick with it - to complete the build as this post shows.. owner is happy. Car im working with - added more caster in manually = Oh man = it  got much better!!!

 

 Posted: May 14, 2015 07:03PM
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Ive found a rebuilt b18c (type r) motor and transmission locally for a descent price. But don't really know what exactly i need for a vtec conversion. there are few kits here, but don't know which one to get. I probably don't need the big brake kit as I already have the disc brake on my front. 

 Posted: May 14, 2015 04:48AM
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buy one that is already done or an abandoned project, you will come out thousands ahead.

 Posted: May 13, 2015 11:09PM
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Im not familiar with many but our host sells the minitec kits.Thats what i run and love it ..bolted in with ease.Everything worked great.There are going to be some things to figure out..

Alternator placement on the D series is tight but it takes up uselss space in the back so i like that its there.The intake ...basically space is an issue everywhere but its all pretty simple.Their wiring harness is labeled and very easy.

Some people on here kindve depressed me about the build at first and made me beleive it was going to be something it is not.Car had a 1275 and a 998 in it the short time i had it.I was almost convinced the Vtec was a bad idea...D16z6 with the 3.72 final drive trans.This motor and tranny combo feels like i belongs in a mini.If youre not crazy about the power and want a very easy and manageable motor you could even do a non vtec one probably.Or if you want a beast use a GSR b18 or a type r motor.I opted yo go with what ive used for friends hondas in builds.We like the D motor for turbo builds

 Posted: May 13, 2015 08:45PM
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Hey thinking of doing a vtec conversion, where's the best place for get a conversion kit? Price?

 Posted: May 12, 2015 07:39PM
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Will let you know tomorrow if i find the right axle clips

My passenger side axle popped out on the outter.Hopefully i find the right clip,the one i have is too thick it seems ..and the other too thin and pops out..it actually dissapeared lol guess it cracked and got lost in the grease.Will be fixed tomorrow if all goes well..cant wait.

Never got an email about the shirts !

Terribleone2244@aim.com

 Posted: May 12, 2015 01:57PM
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how fast do you think you were going? should be fairly easy to calculate if you know the rpm's and factor in the tire size and final drive of the tranny? my old vtec mini would do 138mph/200kph pedal to the floor in 5th, it was driven that fast in germany before i brought it over. fastest i went was 126 mph in an airport fun run timed with radar and it was spooky to me and i was running 7x10" wheels with s racer coils and high los and good adjustable shocks. careful what you wish for.

 Posted: May 12, 2015 04:34AM
 Edited:  May 12, 2015 04:36AM
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Originally Posted by JerseyMini
I need to wire the speedo,im curious how fast im going in 5th lol feels crazy going this fast in this small of a car.I pulled onto a long closed highway from 1st to way into 5th to the floor all gears and am loving it.Cant wait for it to be faster

If you've got a GPS, you can use that for a speedo, or get a GPS speedometer app for your smartphone.

 Posted: May 11, 2015 07:02PM
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I need to wire the speedo,im curious how fast im going in 5th lol feels crazy going this fast in this small of a car.I pulled onto a long closed highway from 1st to way into 5th to the floor all gears and am loving it.Cant wait for it to be faster

 Posted: May 11, 2015 06:19PM
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Jersey,

 

Thanks for the alignment - Caster ideas. . going to dial in some more (manually) see if it helps - I think owner said he also said he had it aligned to the 16Vclub specs like above- and whew - its OK to drive normally - but power down its a hore. ! 

 

Thanks Again! keep Motoring

 Posted: May 11, 2015 05:01PM
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Yes sir

And the FITV valve which a lot of people over look.I deleted mine.

 Posted: May 11, 2015 04:24PM
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Originally Posted by JerseyMini
Not really the style im after but they are nice. I have to get the radiator rewelded there is a very small pinhole and honda motors surge if they have any air in the coolant system.Waiting for the sun to go down to mess with the car a little then go for a night time cruise.Cant get enough of it,its a break away from drag/street racing with RWD cars...Nice to have a cruiser to jump in and put 15 bucks in it and ride for hours utilizing that 5th gear

They also surge of the IAC valve is bad which is a common fault on D series Honda's.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: May 11, 2015 02:32PM
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i do have xl, l and xxl, our friend NJ had one, if you hadnt seen his i can send you a picture

 Posted: May 11, 2015 01:49PM
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Not really the style im after but they are nice.

I have to get the radiator rewelded there is a very small pinhole and honda motors surge if they have any air in the coolant system.Waiting for the sun to go down to mess with the car a little then go for a night time cruise.Cant get enough of it,its a break away from drag/street racing with RWD cars...Nice to have a cruiser to jump in and put 15 bucks in it and ride for hours utilizing that 5th gear

 Posted: May 11, 2015 01:02PM
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Stance baby! Sportspacks are too new for me, I have the full bumper & overriders and want the chrome strip down the side and onto the arches. Have to change out the trans - I hope it's a JDM for the LSD however, final drive to be VX, just have to find. VC may work tho.

I have some of meetthespeaker's Annapolis arches but forget if they have the lip or not, no lip. on the market - (maybe) -McLean's too - google McLean, mexico arches (but I'm sure everyone has seen those...)

 Posted: May 11, 2015 11:08AM
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I was settled on sportspacks...i love the look of them but...

The minitec frame and the golf cart wheels in the front seems to push the wheels out further.I bought a set of arches that popped up on here for cheap to mock up..the back looks perfect but front is a little wider so im debating..im goingto pull the studsoff the front arches and mock them up soon and see how bad it sticks past.Miglia arches and those mexico ones arent quite the look i wanted.The red one i seen on google is the same wheel size..but im afraid the minitec frame pushed it out a little so im unsure how i will sit in the front...time will tell.

You will LOVE the swap superflyoldguy.Its a blast,better in every way possible.The d15b trans has LSD but a 4.25 final drive or close i beleive...i used a different trans with the 3.72 FD

 Posted: May 11, 2015 10:03AM
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Originally Posted by jimfai
now that you have joined the dark side of mini conversions i still have some nice black polo shirts with the 16vminiclub name and logo on them as well as 3 colors of hats. let me know if you want one

James, Have you got an XL? (Shirt)

 Posted: May 11, 2015 09:29AM
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I'd drive that mini in a heartbeat. Going D Series (JDM D15B), almost got my engine this weekend too. Looks like you havent quite settled on flares yet? I'll do 10" too but I have 13" wheels to try also....

Going for the horrid replica MK1 look and will put MK1 stuff on an internal hinge shell (if I decide it's worth fixing it, seems to have crumbled unnecessarily due to rust in a light front collision) good price, bad shell, but lots of goodies to toss in and under it...

Which intake manifold are you using, I'm in the market for an NA one if you don't use for your turbo changeover?

 

 

 Posted: May 10, 2015 09:27PM
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Pm sent

Looks horrible...but im loving it.Need to do the body and paint after i get the car sorted out.

Have to clean up some wiring,play with the front end,hook up turn indicators in the front etc but i cant stop driving it.Just want to make sure its all good before hand.

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