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Friday, September 18, 2015

Burnout!


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The VTEC Mini has been leaving it’s mark in the world.
This summer has been one of the best on record for theSeattle area.  Tons of sun and severalrecords set for warm dry days.  Although,I will admit some days were a bit to warm to jump in the Monster Mini.  With the big engine STUFFED under the hood,there is quite a bit of heat produced and it all seems to find it’s way in thecab.  I have sealed up and insulated aboutas good as I can so I’ll just need to live with it.  I took a friend from work for a ride and hita few on-ramps and back roads, loving this car.
The photo is from leaving a friends’ house and giving them ashow.  That was a second gear clutch dumpand the way the road is surfaced, things lit up nice.
The car has been running great all summer other than abroken bracket in Canada and then… I jump in it the other morning, fire it upand back out the garage.  I plant thebreak and the peddle went to the floor. New adventure!  I’ll be diagnosingthe problem hopefully this weekend.

Monday, April 13, 2015

2015 Update!


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Well it’s been awhile since I’ve posted here so I figure anupdate is due.  I have been enjoying themini with the VTEC installed and humming along. I drove it with a friend half way across the state and over a fewmountain passes in September of 2014, other than that I’ve been just buzzingaround locally.  I have been getting35-40 miles per gallon and those are some hard pushed miles too.  I figure if I’m easy on the loud peddle itwould be around 45 mpg. 

Every year several hundred classic minis from all over thecountry will gather and have a week of fun at “Mini Meet West .  I’mlooking forward to the autocross as you can imagine and this year the meet isup in Canada.  Fortunately for me, I livenear Seattle so the trip will be only a few hours.  I’d rather be lucky than good!  I wonder how many Honda Civic powered minis there will be this year.
 

As for the car, I have a few things I want to doto it.  The drive belt which powers thealternator is rubbing ever so slightly on a bracket and is wearing out.  I’ll try to clearance the bracket just atouch.  I just pumped up the hydrosuspension about half an inch to gain some clearance in the front.  I was rubbing tires a little when turningsharply.  I used the same water in a tubemethod to pump up the car that I did before. You can see the pump I made out of pipe on the blog page titled “HydrolasticSuspension Pump”  (December 2012).  I plan on installing a stereo and maybe takeit to a dyno (or rolling road as you English call it).



I took the mini last summer to a 1/8 mile drag strip withsome friends in their cars.  We werequite the crew going down the road with an old Chevy Nova on drag slicks, arat-rod pickup and my Italian Mini.  Wehad a blast racing, learning the starting lights and watching some 1000 hp V8powered cars thunder down the track.  Theamount of $$ some of these people have stuck under their hood is just staggering.  
 

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On a side note, I was able to enjoy a 2013 LamborghiniGallardo for a day and of course I needed to get a few pictures of that in thegarage next to my mini.  The Lambo wascrazy quick with a 0-60 mph time of just over 3 seconds.  That is the only car I’ve driven that can outaccelerate my VTEC mini.  What aride!