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Old 02-22-2016, 03:30 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Ah okay, I use the mini in town, but highways are the main way to get to and from work daily.

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Old 02-23-2016, 12:51 AM   #22 (permalink)
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would it matter if I was at 4500' for the swap? Or just play around with the tuning to allow for elevation?
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Considering the higher altitude I have no idea exactly what to recommend. If it were me I would be inclined to swap in a modest EFI system and a turbo tuned for light boost at lower revs, enough boost to compensate for the reduced air density and maybe a couple of pounds extra for funsies
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Old 02-23-2016, 07:23 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Efi for sure down the road, want to get top milage I can while still having fun. Not sure how boost works yet, but bit by bit I'll learn
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Efi for sure down the road, want to get top milage I can while still having fun. Not sure how boost works yet, but bit by bit I'll learn
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Mighty Car Mods recently built a classic Mini with a modern Mini supercharger:


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Old 02-23-2016, 09:11 PM   #27 (permalink)
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How hard would it be to use the ecu and wiring from an obd1 honda 1.6? Would be significantky cheaper and since its obd1 probably little to no security on the ecu.
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40 MPG should be pretty easy. The SU might get you there by itself. Some inlet heating, and a few other easy mods ought to get you beyond that. I just built a hot or cold ram air inlet for my Vibe, but it is too soon to have any results to report. I have a 1963 Austin Mini 850 Super Deluxe and used to get 45 MPG all the time with it. BMC took a Mini on a promo lower 48 tour, and got 50 MPG back when nobody cared. The Mini design was prompted by the 1956 Suez canal thing. Good Luck!
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Mighty Car Mods recently built a classic Mini with a modern Mini supercharger:


May or may not be helpful to you, but likely worth a watch.
Yes! I loved that series, their sister channel is doing an awesome double unicorn build too!

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