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  2. mightymini

    The batmobile

    What size turbo is that a 60 or 67 wheel?
  3. Yesterday
  4. Horney

    2002 Dark Silver Track/Sprint Project

    Update time, been a bit remiss as usual. After Christmas it was time to get my wallet out and splash the cash. First up was a rear 4 point cage from the excellent AMS Fabrication near Goodwood. Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr Really stoked with it and can't recommend Sam enough. He has Jigs for MINI and MX5s so give him a shout if your after some roll over protection. I then went to Autosport and bought some new seats as the Monaco Pro was not at all comfortable fo me and I knew from having them in an MX5 that Sparco Sprints fit me like a glove. Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr Mid fitting snack Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr And in with the belts. Untitled by Nicholas Horne, on Flickr Now the belts I already had from my old supercharged MX5 and so I fitted them. The general consensus seems to be that they look terrible with the blue seats and I'm inclined to agree. Black belts added to the shopping list. Next up is getting a livery applied to it this weekend but as usual it's decided to throw a hissy fit and is firing coolant out of the expansion tank. Bloody thing!!!!!!!!!!
  5. Pobsey

    The batmobile

    Very nice!
  6. Last week
  7. cooperke s

    R53 performance parts

    Yes
  8. Loui

    The batmobile

    So things have moved on, the engine is now in the car and the new turbo and wastegate have turned up
  9. scraggles

    New battery

    There's a fusable link on the +ve terminal connected to the srs/airbag system which can be removed. Yes, you can chop off the old connectors and crimp suitable ring terminals onto both the wires, just be sure to use an appropriate high pressure crimper. The junction box has a fuse in it which you have a choice removing or re-purposing, I replaced it with a smaller box that uses the same fuse. The fuse is on the wire that runs through the cabin to effectively disconnect the battery if the wire should be damaged and shorted to chassis. I figured that was worth keeping.
  10. Loafing Wafu

    How long does a tank of fuel last on track?

    It was about 40-45mins before fuel surge for me. Contemplating a swirl pot now, for those that have fitted a swirl pot for racing where have you installed it to meet MSA regs. Don't really want to got to the huge expense of an ATL tank etc, as this would then really restrict it ever being able to be compatible for certain race series.
  11. camr53

    New battery

    Currently Building a R53 Track Mini, Ive had the battery tray removed and now fitting a new Oddessey Battery, my question is can I just fit the two Positive leads to the new battery without the old connector with the fuse ? (hope that makes sense) I can add pics if need to.
  12. Loui

    R53 track build

    This looks to be coming nicely!
  13. camr53

    R53 track build

    Some updated pics of the car, hopefully trying to get it ready for the Track day trophy race In April but long way to go yet, might not be fully completed just want the seat time on track being a novice and all lol
  14. camr53

    R53 track build

    Getting there slowly, front windows r in although not 100% certain on the fitment have to see what there like at high speed
  15. camr53

    R53 performance parts

    You still got the coils
  16. Loui

    the other R53 from Finland

    Welcome back
  17. MajorTom

    Track Day tyres

    I've read that the Americans like the Bridgestone RE71s (?), Hoosiers, and also Nitto NT01s. I've tried the NT01s (in 215/45-17) and they're great, stiff and easy to get up to temp and then super sticky but they do wear fairly quickly. They make 595s and AD08s feel like road car tyres.
  18. MajorTom

    How long does a tank of fuel last on track?

    I managed no more than 200km on a full tank when I was lapping the Botniaring on my second or third track day ever (which is a pretty flat track), so I suspect it's even less now.
  19. MajorTom

    the other R53 from Finland

    I sort of dropped out of TrackMini: must have been the move to Dubai and the other car... but now that I'm back and we have a couple more R53-buddies, we're planning some more track days for 2019. So far, the likely candidates seem to be Ahvenisto and Alastaro (basically the closest ones).
  20. Earlier
  21. scraggles

    Tow cars

    Theres a bunch of weights you'll need to be aware of. The towing cars gross weight. The trailers gross weight. The cars gross train weight. The cars towing nose weight. 1. Gross Weight. My Jaguar XF has a curb weight of 1820kg and a gross weight of 2285kg. 2285-1820 = 465kg for driver, passsengers, full tank of fuel and cargo. 2. Gross Train/Combined Weight. The XF doesn't list a Gross Train Weight, but does list a towing capacity of 1850kg (a lot less for an unbraked trailer). Together with the cars gross weight gives a gross train weight of 4135kg. 3. Trailer Gross Weight. A Brian James A-Max 120-2200 has a weight of 530kg and a maximum loaded capacity of 2000kg. 2000-530= 1470kg carrying capacity (or with the XF towing capacity 1850-530= 1320kg). 4. Nose weight. The XF towbar has a nose weight of 75kg, so the weight on the trailer (legally) has to be balanced to put no more than 75kg load onto the tow bar. At a quick glance, a 330d looks to have a towing capacity of 1800 kg, similar to my XF despite being a smaller car. A 530d has capacity for 2000kg.
  22. Loui

    Tow cars

    Ideally it’s what I’d like but I’m not sure it will be heavy enough
  23. Pobsey

    Tow cars

    You know the answer Mr Chris - 330d
  24. lee07771

    UK FIRST TVS MINI ?

    Hi, The car has been run in and only managed one dyno pull as we had belt slip the car made 285whp on pump gas . I have a shorter belt now but the dyno is in bits so I will have to wait for more tuning .
  25. Bokers

    K24 swap into R53

    Great thread this. Keep it coming!
  26. Bokers

    UK FIRST TVS MINI ?

    Nice one Lee, did you get round to testing it all yet?
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