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 Posted: Mar 25, 2017 05:06PM
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Freshhhhhhh

 Posted: Mar 19, 2017 06:02PM
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Crazy how flat everything has to be to the motor to fit that little sucker.No room for activities on these cars lol

 Posted: Mar 19, 2017 05:20PM
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The 3.72 is what I have in my car and its a good all around final drive.Its perfect for a mini.

I have a really good manual transmission guy around my way who's big into VWs/Honda's but knows all manual trans really good.I'm having him install the LSD and go over the trans.I have both of my motors on stands right now and swapping everything over.Can't wait !!

 Posted: Mar 19, 2017 09:02AM
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Just a suggestion. You might want to look at the 96-2000 DX final gear ratio of 3.72. Great longer gear pulls compared to the 4.25 and around 3200rpm at 70mph on 13s. 

That is what i have been driving on for nearly 5 years and love it : )

 Posted: Mar 19, 2017 08:39AM
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Vx is the highest OEM gearing I believe, so that's what I need to find, 10" wheels too. My lump is a twin stage vtec, JDM D15B - AC is in the plan too
 

 Posted: Mar 17, 2017 04:15PM
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Ssuperflyoldguy...

I get what you're saying.The D series is so perfect for a daily driven type cruiser.What final drive do you plan to use?

I do street race as well ,I am somewhat cautious with my cars or who I have in the car but I do get reckless at tines.Usually on a road around trees so if someone gets hurt,it will be me.I cant help it,I love it.I am also looking into getting a nice roll cage for my car not just the loop.I'm planning to make some pretty good power this time around.I have boost by gear so in the upper gears I will be pushing a lot of power.I'm pretty excited,I feel like cruising down the highway with 300+ hp will be pretty scary and a whole,lot of fun if it makes it to the ground lol

 Posted: Mar 17, 2017 03:01PM
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Very cool build. I was debating between the the D & B series. I'm currently doing a B series build. This helps keep the fire burning to finish!!

check out the official website for updates!!!!!  http://www.minimeetnorth.com

 

 Posted: Mar 17, 2017 12:45AM
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I meant that your car is scary fast & you drive it to its capability, thus you may get yourself killed. All in fun, hope to have a D-Series in mine by next year, no turbo for me 

 Posted: Mar 9, 2017 12:01AM
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I dont have an estate? I really wanted a clubman estate though :(

It may not seem many are interested in this thread but I surprisingly get messages /calls from time to time as I have put my number in them before.There are a lot of people who want to know first hand from someone who BUILT THEIR OWN CAR and On top of it one who built one that is street friendly and not annoying..

.Someone with a turn key drive anywhere type car,any type of cold weather or hot temperature,stand still traffic in 90+ for hours,someone with 10" wheels who tried GOLF CART wheels/diff offsets,did it on a budget in certain areas with a bag of tools and a grinder and a cheap stick welder that I didnt even know how to use before the build.I'm not a master mechanic or fabricator ..this swap is truly quite simple and VERY rewarding when done right.Any issue that people complain about CAN BE RESOLVED by your choices during the build.The car can be as quiet as you want it and smooth as you want it and more reliable then it EVER was if YOU BUILD IT RIGHT AND PAY ATTENTION.

The outcome of the build can be everything you want it to be,you just have to stay focused and make it what you want.If you rush it and dont pay attention to little things you will NOT like the car.That's any car you build to this extent.Leave a few things lose/sloppy here and there and before you know it you have creaks and rattles,exhaust leaks,sloppy steering etc etc all,because you were lazy and didn't pay attention then you wont be happy with it...

Me? I'm careless in ways but love everything about it.I just want a cruise everywhere type car I can race other cars with and surprise the hell out of them lol :)

 Posted: Mar 8, 2017 11:30AM
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Love your posts, living vicariously thru you n your builds. Do you have your estate in order?

 Posted: Mar 6, 2017 11:44PM
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Its been quite some time.I pulled the motor out....

Fresh machined block bored to 75.5 Eagle H beam rods with ARP2000 rod bolts 75.5 Viatara low compression pistons ARP head studs

Should be close to 8 to 1 compression which is super low and I wanted it to be higher because of the lack of room for a larger turbo but I got such a good deal on the rods and pistons I just used them.I'm thinking its going to be a handful once I start getting the boost up high.

Shortblock is assembled and ready to go.

New flywheel Cleaned rebuilt factory head decked and ready to go. Mfactory LSD for trans Y8 head gasket (thinner) raises compression slightly

Need to order a clutch...I'm thinking since the mini is so light it doesnt need as heavy of a duty clutch as a 300hp civic.I don't want to mess up my perfectly silky smooth clutch pedal or lose any driveability like a puck clutch would so ive been debating on the clutch.

Will post pics of the new motor in a few weeks.Been building 2 other cars.

 Posted: Jun 29, 2016 09:17PM
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Intercooler fitted! Got more done then that but took it back out to weld it up.Waiting on a roll of reinforced pvc hose from ebay and in the meantime ill mount my water cell in the trunk and wire the water pump up.Also waiting on the hobbs switch to activate it by boost.Going to go up to 10psi and see where its at for now but i want to land on 14psi.Just have to tune it and put boost where i can use it.Mainly in 2nd and up.Should be fun!

I dont mind talking to myself..for the people who eventually will want to see it..itll be here! I dont need the regulars who dislike my style lol

P.s. sorry i have been slacking...ive been telling people its "broke"...whats wrong? Its missing more boost lol its almost ready to be driven again with the addition of a few more pounds of bost.I actually was bored with it slightly and didnt even want to bring it to the meets until it had atleast double the boost lol car scene around here is picking up lately.. Be back very soon ;)

 Posted: Jun 10, 2016 09:41AM
 Edited:  Jun 10, 2016 09:44AM
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Also forgot for those who are wondering about traction

Hondata s300 is awesome and there are features to help!

Boost by gear...so the car if i have a built motor and high boost wont see that in 1st or 2nd l clearly...that just wont work lol

Also,i forgot i had the minitec rear frame kit.I seen it the other day in the garage and totally forgot! I want to install that soon lol

 Posted: Jun 10, 2016 09:38AM
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Still going strong.

Been playing with boost some.Just got RC550s ,my a2w intercooler,a2w water cell and pump.Ordered 25' of hose to plumb it in.Man fitting stuff under the hood is tough! Lol once thats all fully installed i will be going higher.

Been driving the car a ton,its awesome.Gets me away from my rwd cars and is just all around different.Dont get me wrong i love my turbo mustangs and still play with them but this is just different and i can go to a local meet and play around with other cars and have some fun.

The front end is coming off again this week.I have the minitec hinges on it and i am going to fab up some brackets to hold a set of different hinges so i can pull a hood release inside the car like a factory car would,and get out and lift it straight up like a hood rather then pull out then flip up like minitec.I eventually would like to maybe have my buddy help me do an electric front so i can just pull a lever to release then push a button and up it gos but thats down the road.Its been done though!!

Started a youtube page recently so i will get a few videos uploaded then post some links on here ! Ive just been playing with the boost levels and its cool that the cars soo small and light that even going up 15-20hp you feel a decent difference lol i really want to get a built motor in there and get it worked out the way i want but i will post videos As i progress 4psi-24psi! Lol well see where the boost stops

 Posted: May 16, 2016 09:59AM
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Power is getting tamed with the stock wheels rather then the negative offset cart wheels.I loved the look of them and they were fine on the old set up but now with the turbo they are not soo good for full throttle in 1st or 2nd so off they came and back with the old 10x5 minilites.Way better now...so more power once again

Injectors on the way,figuring out a charge cooling idea or which way i want to go with it.A2w or just do methenol injection...not sure yet.Both have positives and negatives amd trying to figure out which i want to deal with.I will be raising the boost to 12-14psi hopefully with this little turbo and seeing how it is there.

Hondata s300 is great so 1st gear and 2nd gear will see lower boost levels then 3rd and up gears.1st will only have 4 psi probably..6psi in 2nd..then 3rd and up max boost lol

If that works out well i will be building a new motor built for whatever i can throw at it.Cam and the higher gears will be pushing the turbo to its max PSI in efforts to break 300whp..lets see where it ends up being too much..lol

 Posted: May 1, 2016 08:24PM
 Edited:  May 1, 2016 08:32PM
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The hondata is awesome..i drove around with a handheld wideband,a laptop,and tried watching a boost gauge while full throttle and trying to keep ot straight and it is deffinately a 2 person job.

Idling the car is spot on and light throttle cruising but WOT i have a boost table that in boost retards the timing and adds fuel in boost only and would make some passes and see where its at.Its getting closer...wideband gauge reads 11.9 and quickly down to 11.3 as the pedal hits the floor and by nearly 7k it hit 10.9 which is super rich...gotta lean it out some and maybe put a little more timing in it since im pulling 2 degrees per psi to start (only 4-5psi currently)

Meetthespeakers you will love the hondata and the things you can do with it.Its awesome and real user friendly,i just dont know what im doing really ...i just know my tuner the main things he did was pull timing and add fuel so thats a safe place to start,deff want to have it dyno tuned from a well known honda tuner around my way but im trying to make sure all is well and i want to fogure out where u want to be power wise..right now its cool because its simple...

If i want more power i have to do injectors,intercooler,fuel pump naybe to get me to 220ish whp...then if i want more i have to put this piston and rod motor together and crank the boost way up.Whats awesome is the hondata you can set up boost by gear ..so i can add all the boost in the upper gears since i can tell 1st gear isnt going to like a ton of boost lol

Fun..and not for a NON driver kindve person .Deff hsve to know what youre doing and pay attention at all times.

 Posted: Apr 29, 2016 09:15AM
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Played with the hondata the past few days.What an awesome set up and very easy to use..if only i really knew what i was doing lol

It was giving me a little trouble in a few ways but mainly my fault and the junk laptop i dug up to help me but it runs way smoother now then before normal driving,idling etc.Its also is super easy to change a tune and upload a diff tune to the ecu.Literally click a tune,turn the key in on position..hit upload...shut off and turn back on and youre on the new tune lol Have to weld the wideband bung into the new exhaust set up/downpipe and see where we are but the NOT SO SMART side of me had to hear the turbo spool and wastegate open as usual lol 4 psi and the added fuel/reduced timing.

i need an intercooler set up but i want to see how traction is at around 6psi for now..if its good i will add the intercooler and go up in boost until i cant use any more lol

 Posted: Apr 27, 2016 05:17PM
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Exhaust is on...

It sounds soo good !!! Doesnt have the typical honda sound at all,has a nice clean deep tone and even at 6500rpm its pretty quiet.Turbo spools up nicely and sounds soo good all around.Im really happy it doesnt have that rice honda sound.In fact,honda kids wont even know anymore lol before,they new the sound they just didnt suspect it lol

 Posted: Apr 25, 2016 04:21AM
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Originally Posted by JerseyMini
How are you iats with the jetta cooler and location without airflow? I try to look on honda sites but honda people are complete idiots and clueless to everything.I had one of those to run and cant seem to find it.I will be doing an a2w probably but i want to take baby steps and try it all out.How many psi are you running? Looks like a greddy Tdo4h setup? Theyre nice and compact but still dont clear a standard round nose.I swapped to an external housing ,td04HL 15g,and made the manifold myself and had my buddy weld it up.Wastegate positioning is weird but is done like that for a reason due to space and clearance. I downloaded the hondata smanager lastnight and was taking a look around,its awesome that there are soo many safety features to help keep it alive Who did the basemap for it? Is it close?
Ben did the basemap out of PA, just a chipped p28 for now. Have a local tuner that will dial me in when the time comes. The greddy kit is set at 5psi for now. The car with the ITB's will have hondata s300 that is already sitting here, and Ben did the base map as well on that. Got an immense amount of work to do on 6 Mini's. I'll get it all done somehow.

 Posted: Apr 24, 2016 10:28AM
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Ghetto exhaust fab and 2am in the street with a chop saw and small stick welder lol the old exhaust was only 1 3/4 lol this is now 2 1/4 from turbo back to a straight through muffler.Sounds super clean and doesnt have that rice honda tin can sound at all and deffinately quieter then i thought.Its amazing how much quieter a turbo makes a car.Theyre pretty much like a muffler themselves.

I know people say run the biggest downpipe possible for turbo for power and spool but....I am trying to make the tiny turbo LAG some hence why i went smaller.Also the turbo has a larger exhaust wheel,larger a/r housing and a smaller exhaust which should make it spool a little later all around.

Hondata s300 comes tomorrow i cant wait ,hopefully can finish the exhaust tonight im tired of the open downpipe..turbo sounds cool but its just loud and not a good exhaust note lol

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