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510XYD in American MAG!

Post  TONYELF on Wed Dec 03, 2008 12:22 am

Folks may be aware (or not) about my exploits with my other club miniaddicts(founded by my son-law) We have many members on the forum from around the world too.
One member in Boston MA in the USA has regularly e-mailed yours truly. So much so that we have joined his club with miniaddicts as Sister clubs (like Town Twinning) Paul has a V8 Chevrolet engine in the rear of his mini van! affraid I know it's not an Elf or Hornet so I digress. (if you would like further info on this monster,Please let me know)

His Club NEMO (New England Mini Owners) are part of a group of British Marque Clubs and between them have a monthly Newspaper mag between them called British Marques. Forgive me for going on but I'm trying to explain whats coming next and why!
The Editer of The BM has asked me to write features for the mag about miniaddicts exploits, So, in October there was nothing to write about and to this end wrote to the Editor with no report but mentioned about my Elf on her Maiden run on completion of the restoration.The editor decided to use it! Shocked
Nemo have used the article on their website and have also put it in the British Marque Mag (same story) I have put the link on for you to peruse at your leisure.
http://www.nemomini.org/nemo/nemoweb_news.cfm

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Post  discoman41 on Wed Dec 03, 2008 11:30 pm

Perhaps NEMO The Hornet should be an honorary member????!!!!

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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  TONYELF on Thu Dec 04, 2008 2:41 am

Maybe! nice try but I had already found NEMO check my thread on Miniadacts forum!
Very Happy
http://www.miniaddicts.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2819

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Post  discoman41 on Thu Dec 04, 2008 11:50 am

510XYD wrote:Maybe! nice try but I had already found NEMO check my thread on Miniadacts forum!
Very Happy
http://www.miniaddicts.co.uk/forum/showthread.php?t=2819

lol! Now those are the colours that NEMO - The Hornet should be painted in!!!!!!

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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  TONYELF on Thu Dec 04, 2008 12:36 pm

Agreed . This one in the States makes heads SWIVEL ! (so I'm told) Laughing

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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  miniswede on Fri Dec 05, 2008 7:12 pm

hi
please some more info about the van with v8 santa
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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  TONYELF on Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:39 am

I'm waiting for the info. From memory I think it is a 3.8 V8 Chevrolet engine linked up to a Renault gearbox ! for now I've added a few photos I took of it at Mini Meet East. Maine this year. The chap with the tripod is Iain Ayre the North American Correspondent for Mini World who is covering the report for the Mag.
Peformance wise I'll get back when I've received it from Paul. FEAST YOUR EYES ON THIS Shocked !!!!!!!!!!!!!!






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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  TONYELF on Sat Dec 06, 2008 12:28 pm

Further to the request for more info on the 427 Hp mini van (mini mouse) Paul has given me the link to his website.
Any more info required just ask Very Happy Enjoy the experience, no expence spared! I needed a crash helmet to keep my face at the front of my head when he accelerated 0-60mph in just under THREE seconds affraid

http://www.hotrodmini.com/mini/


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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  TONYELF on Sat Dec 06, 2008 1:18 pm

This is his engine. I'm lost on most of it. Maybe you can make sense of it? confused

Block: 350 ci Chevrolet mouse motor(.030 over)
Capacity 427 hp
Crank nodular prepared and indexed
Rods gm pink forged steel with ARP wavelock rod bolts
Pistons and rings Keith Black hyperutedtic pistons 10.3 to 1, Childs & Albert zz gapdura Moly file Fit Rings.
Cams and cam timing Comp Cams Custom Series (110 centerline 488-490 lift corrected 1.6 = 520/522 lift, 226/228 duration

Valve gear, rockersCloyes true roller rockers, Comp Cams hi output cam lifter set, Comp Cams xe chrome moly pushrods

Head and mods Edlebrock Aluminum Performer Heads with revised compustion chambers, severe duty 2.02/1.60 valves

Electronics, ECU: N/A
And theres more!

1964 Austin Mini Van
Mechanical:
427 hp, 350 ci Chevy tied to tubular steel chassis and roll cage.
Porsche G5050 5 speed transaxle, inverted and converted to side shift
Fiero coil over performance struts and disc brakes in the rear; Metro 8.4"
4-pot calipers in the front
Custom 13" Minilites up front, 15" 5-bolt Minilites on the rear with street-legal drag slicks.
Custom 10 gallon fuel cell up front behind Audi 5000 radiator and Vintage Air condenser.
Master brake and clutch cylinders relocated and pedals cut/reshaped for improved drivability

Body:
Front Bumper moved back to the body and welded to the body.
All steel ground effects with air dam to improve cooling
Tri-Star headlights frenched. LED parking lights frenched.
All body lap seams cut, butt welded and smoothed.
Roof gutter removed and reshaped over the doors
Hood corners rounded and hood hinged from the front with remote power opener
Wiper holes filled. One wiper relocated over the window
Exterior door hinges removed and doors converted to suicide (front opening)
Sliding glass windows removed. Power windows and power door latches installed (including remote operator)
2" x 4" frame rails from front wheel wells to rear suspension.
Scratch built all steel dash to cover Vintage Air heating and air conditioning unit, including Dakota Digital instrumentation, center console, A/C vents, misc switches and lights.
Scratch built firewall with window, insulated for sound. Lower half removable for access to front of motor.
Fiero seats, cut down 6" and re upholstered.
Flaming River tilt steering column with 13" X-Force steering wheel, matching shift knob and emergency brake handle.
Custom steel rocker panels/ground effects and wheel arches.
Side scoop to bring cold air into engine compartment.
Rolled rear pan with ventilated center section
Complete 304 stainless steel exhaust system
Wheelie bars
Rear doors modified to internal hinges, Chevy "Suburban" style windows, license plate cutout, power opener.
Frenched LED tail lights and third brake light.
DuPont Hot Hues 3 stage pearl paint.

A million tiny mods


Distributor HEI

Plugs, leads , Spiral core 8 mm wires

Carburettors or injection system details:
Edlebrock Performer 650 cfm with mechanical secondaries

Inlet manifold, exhaust headers/manifold and system:
Edlebrock Performer polished aluminum dual plane intake manifold, Sanderson Block Hugger ceramic coated exhaust manifold, custom fabricated 304 stainless steel 2.5” exhaust system with Pacesetter 304 stainless quick disconnect flex joints and dual Edlebrock SDT 304 stainless steel mufflers

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Re: 510XYD in American MAG!

Post  miniswede on Thu Dec 11, 2008 9:57 pm

very cool car thanks for sharing Cool
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