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 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 06:53AM
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you have to LOVE LOVE LOVE that sucking sound. Let 'r rip.

 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 06:36AM
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John, I have heard that the OBX ITB's take a little modification to fit.  Was that your experience?
Here is the few pictures I have of them, but yes they need to be slightly shortened and tipped up to clear the bulkhead. Then cleaned up inside from a little bit of overlap.
John - I have toyed with OBX, Jenvy as well as some ITBs out of Japan before (RS Aizawa, etc), but can you tell me more about the screen/filters you are using on those?  I would imagine you have screen between each intake/RAM and the ITB body?
Blue Potato, the end goal was to build a dry carbon fiber plenum with hidden airfilter to quiet things down a bit, but alas the owner could not toss any more money at it. And PS, there still is no screens on it, he was suppose to add individual sock filters...

 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 05:54AM
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Originally Posted by miniguydotcom

The yellow '76 VTEC Mini (at the beginning of this 2017 post) has changed hands a few times and is now available in Southern California.

It is currently on the "Consignment - For Sale by Owner" pages of my website; most of the photos are from the previous owner in Texas who had originally listed it:

direct link:

bright yellow VTEC-powered ’76 Mini [in Southern California]


https://www.miniguy.com/vehicles/yellow76vtec/

A great YouTube video is also linked there.

Here is a direct link: https://youtu.be/FWWD3qZaNI8

p.s. - WANTED: Along with other classic Minis, we're always looking for VTEC Minis, or projects suitable for VTEC conversions. Tips, leads and links are greatly appreciated!

Well, thats a great way to pull all the excitement and wind out of this inspiring thread....thanks.

/// Basil - 1974 Mini 1000 /// THE BLOG: www.thebluepotato.net/blog

 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 05:45AM
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Weeee update. Been slowly building a few little rocket ships. 
Looking good John! I've been following the progress pics on Facebook as well. REALLY makes me want to build another Mini. BAD.

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 Posted: Jan 9, 2019 05:44AM
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Originally Posted by metalwright
John, I have heard that the OBX ITB's take a little modification to fit.  Was that your experience?
Here is the few pictures I have of them, but yes they need to be slightly shortened and tipped up to clear the bulkhead. Then cleaned up inside from a little bit of overlap.
John - I have toyed with OBX, Jenvy as well as some ITBs out of Japan before (RS Aizawa, etc), but can you tell me more about the screen/filters you are using on those?  I would imagine you have screen between each intake/RAM and the ITB body?

/// Basil - 1974 Mini 1000 /// THE BLOG: www.thebluepotato.net/blog

 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 06:40PM
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The yellow '76 VTEC Mini (at the beginning of this 2017 post) has changed hands a few times and is now available in Southern California.

It is currently on the "Consignment - For Sale by Owner" pages of my website; most of the photos are from the previous owner in Texas who had originally listed it:

direct link:

bright yellow VTEC-powered ’76 Mini [in Southern California]


https://www.miniguy.com/vehicles/yellow76vtec/

A great YouTube video is also linked there.

Here is a direct link: https://youtu.be/FWWD3qZaNI8

p.s. - WANTED: Along with other classic Minis, we're always looking for VTEC Minis, or projects suitable for VTEC conversions. Tips, leads and links are greatly appreciated!

- Michael "MiniGuy" Lewis / www.miniguy.com / Agoura Hills, (Southern) California USA 91301. Nice - or really nice - Minis WANTED and available, nationwide!

 Posted: Jan 8, 2019 03:03PM
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Weeee update. Been slowly building a few little rocket ships. 

 Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:59AM
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Here is another pic of the frame and the stainless 4 into 1 header. 

 Posted: Jan 12, 2018 10:58AM
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Any chance of posting some close-ups of the intake manifold mods on your Elelbrock?
Not sure I'd be able to as it's on the car, I posted a few pictures above. What are you looking for specifically? It's just a simple pie cut, the runners overlap a little bit, but there's enough meat in there to clean it up. I may have to try a Skunk manifold (they have round runners?), I like where the edelbrock places the throttle body (at an angle) to clear the master cylinders easier. 

 Posted: Jan 12, 2018 08:01AM
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Any chance of posting some close-ups of the intake manifold mods on your Elelbrock?
I'd love to see some of those as well if you're willing to share. I'm working with a friend to model and 3D print a one-off intake manifold for my own D15B car to do away with the hacked stock Honda intake with silicone elbows - but I'd love to see this solution as well.

Thanks!

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 Posted: Jan 11, 2018 06:55PM
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Any chance of posting some close-ups of the intake manifold mods on your Elelbrock?

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 Posted: Jan 11, 2018 10:24AM
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Few more pictures from last night. 

 Posted: Oct 4, 2017 04:09PM
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I'm in the process of converting my d16z6 manual mini to a d16z6 automatic, and I plan on using the a/c that my donor 1995 del sol si came with here is what my d16z6 itb mini looked like before, I started to take it apart Sept 23rd, a few weeks ago [url=https://flic.kr/p/YHuFDS][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/YHuFDS]mini[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/153125896@N06/]joaquinn lopez[/url], on Flickr and this is where I'm at for the bone stock d16z6 automatic build I hurt my hips and have had two failed surgeries to repair my labrums, so while I can still somewhat build, I'm changing my mini over to a automatic and I want to put ac in the car because I live in Tucson AZ and its super hot in the summer time [url=https://flic.kr/p/XZRAEW][/url][url=https://flic.kr/p/XZRAEW]mini frame[/url] by [url=https://www.flickr.com/photos/153125896@N06/]joaquinn lopez[/url], on Flickr

 Posted: Sep 28, 2017 03:25PM
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Anyone interested in the new cast aluminum D-series conversion intakes needs to contact me or Josh. This includes the other Kit manufacturers. There needs to be a sufficient demand for these to warrant the necessary tooling upgrade to get the cost down to a reasonable level. I would assume that there is over a thousand existing D-series Mini swaps world wide right now and nearly every one needs a better manifold solution. The hard part is getting the word out to everybody, so help out if you know someone.

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 Posted: Sep 28, 2017 06:08AM
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Thanks for sharing the pics and the details on your build. I've been looking at replacing the silicone elbow hacked intake on my D-15 powered Mini, and this definitely gives me some more ides and options. Great looking car, and I love the 10" wheels as well. Mine came with 13" Superlights that have been replaced with 10s. The handling, and acceleration is WAAAAAAY better on the 10s.

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 Posted: Sep 28, 2017 05:20AM
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Brilliant! I'm speechless. Ditto on the 10 inches. Hope you keep 'em.
It will def be staying on 10" wheels, that was the one of the main focuses on the build was how to retain 10's, while having a good turning radius, and no flares. It worked out great! Just took a little math to figure out how much to widen the stock steelies to stretch out the tires a bit no to cup on the sides. 

 Posted: Sep 28, 2017 05:18AM
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I have seen the Edelbrock manifold in a D-swap somewhere and we tried to find one for our car, but it seems they have discontinued the D model. If you know of a source I would appreciate it. Our D frame does retain the stock wheels/brakes/ suspension pieces, but I doubt that we will be producing any more. I am hoping to sell the business to Josh and keep it local; he is an excellent fabricator.
I just bought 2 Edelbrock manifolds 2 weeks ago. They still sell them online, as far as I know they still make them. They are a little tricky to work with having ovalish ports. I like the way it positions the throttle body away from the brake and clutch master on a RHD car. As I said I know Josh. I was hoping to see some sneak peaks of the build, ironically enough I was suppose to do that and worked with them for months on it and ultimately had to pull out from the build. Cheers.

 Posted: Sep 27, 2017 06:09PM
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Brilliant! I'm speechless. Ditto on the 10 inches. Hope you keep 'em.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

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 Posted: Sep 27, 2017 05:13PM
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I have seen the Edelbrock manifold in a D-swap somewhere and we tried to find one for our car, but it seems they have discontinued the D model. If you know of a source I would appreciate it. Our D frame does retain the stock wheels/brakes/ suspension pieces, but I doubt that we will be producing any more. I am hoping to sell the business to Josh and keep it local; he is an excellent fabricator.

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Very cool build!

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

 

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