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Old 05-26-2017, 08:20 AM
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Selling my mini.

"The Grand Touring Vtec Mini"
$24,000 OBO

Ebay : http://ebay.com/itm/222525487578

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I have owned this car for 12 years now and was told that I was the second owner. The car was purchased with 21,000 miles (yes that is correct). I drove it for 13k and decided to do a sohc Vtec swap. I have around 14k since the vtec conversion and it has been the most fun/reliable mini that I have owned in 18 years. It cruises at 70mph at around 3250rpm and does it with zero issues. I try to drive this car as much as possible (weather permissible), but due to this it does have some minor rock chips and scuffs. I have never driven it in snow, salted roads, or rain. It has had some body panels touched up before I bought it but no issues have shown up from it. The panels themselves are hard to to distinguish, definitely not a joe-smo paint job.
I love this car and have babied it, but time to move on to a new toy.


All of the following has occurred within the last 14,000 miles (first aftermarket speedometer died at 12,000 miles)
Engine:
D16z6 SOHC vtec Engine block and head rebuild with all new honda seals (seals purchased from honda)
Bored the engine 0.25 and purchased 4 new pistons and ring set from honda
New water pump
New Belts
New Exedy clutch kit
New Spal Electric fan
New Fail safe thermostat
New Cap, rotor, wires
All new hoses
All new custom 2” exhaust
New motor mounts


Transmission-
Transmission teardown and inspection for synchro wear
Changed final gear ratio from 4.25 (Civic Si) to 3.722 (civic hx). This made the first and second gear more useable for street use and reduced the screaming rpm at highway use (around 3250rpm at 70mph)
New honda transmission fluid
New brake master and slave
Minitec chromoly axles with cv joints

Brakes:
Redline Racing Blue Dot 4 fluid
Minisport 8.4” vented brake kit with billet calipers and slotted rotors
Goodridge braided rear and front brake hoses
New rear drum shoes and wheel cylinders
New Goodridge braided lines from bias to master cylinder

Suspension:
New Adjustable caster camber kit for the front
Adjustable ride height trumpets front and rear
Kyb shocks
Front suspension poly bushings
Sracer Rear bump stop kit
(1 year old) Yokohama A539 Tires

HVac
Custom Vintage air install for heater and air condition
Refurbished honda civic a/c compressor
All new fittings to fit the heating and cooling setup

Interior Acoustics:
Sound Deadened the floor and trunk.

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Decided to put her up on ebay.
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http://ebay.com/itm/222525487578
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Old 05-29-2017, 03:35 PM
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great mini but a True mini has an Aseries as its heart
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Old 05-29-2017, 04:08 PM
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OH i know... I have had a 850cc to a 1340cc mini. The sohc 1.6 should be tried before it is knocked :P
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Old 05-29-2017, 10:34 PM
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Fantastic looking car and great VTEC conversion? Was this originally a 40LE with the 1275cc MPI in it?
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