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Project X-1 the ultimate Mini

I started this project some years ago now, (time flies) to build the ultimate track Mini. Many of the designs I have had bouncing around in my head that keep me up late at night. I like to do something that no one has done, test it and produce it for the masses. This project encompasses all those things. Having spent time tuning and building Championship winning Mini's and Porsche's, I've seen what makes them fast. So how can I make a Mini faster than a Porsche around the track. This is the summation. This year I will finally have some time to get it out there and test it.<br /><br />Let's start with the prototype engine upgrades<br />2.0L custom billet crankshaft designed and engineered by the guy who develops GM and Fords prototype cranks for their race engines. This is a big stroke , long rod, deck plate engine. Many parts were designed to make it happen. Custom timing chain, custom chain guides, deck plate, sleeve system, 12mm head studs vs 10mm (factory size). Custom camshaft to work with the custom manifold. So many custom parts it makes your head hurt. Can't wait to do some track testing with it. drawn up and tested by the engineer who does Daytona Prototypes for GM/Ford

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final piece after nitride, 1st Mini with a pilot bearing
 

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custom made cast iron deck plate
old school
made by an old guy who worked for Dan Gurney
ready for sleeves
custom ductile iron sleeves
sleeved and decked


Worlds only deck plate W11 2.0L stroker , ready for the hot tank
 
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block machined for 12mm head studs, you can see the 10mm stock size for reference
Anodized stroker pistons
ringed and ready

Ceramic coated 1.8mm bigger intake and 4mm bigger inconel exhaust valves
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Ceramic coated exhaust ports
 
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Wow. That is some serious major custom work. What seals the coolant from leaking between the deck plate and the block? Also what is the significance of having a pilot bearing - I assume it is for the gearbox input shaft. May be the gearbox to mate with it requires one?
 
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Wow. That is some serious major custom work. What seals the coolant from leaking between the deck plate and the block? Also what is the significance of having a pilot bearing - I assume it is for the gearbox input shaft. May be the gearbox to mate with it requires one?
people attempt to copy my designs all the time, it's very detailed machine work that I would rather not make public. I have a sequential box hooked to this car which I will be posting up the custom parts today
 
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In designing the intake manifold, all calculations were entered in the modeling. I used both 3 and 5 wave calculations to come up with this design. Camshaft info, head flow and engine compression, size, valve size etc etc etc. Luckily in this vehicle there is more room to build the manifold with the correct runner length which shows up in the power curves

Plenum for RMW custom intake manifold
bell with proper radius to smooth the flow into the runners for maximum hp
welded in place
the business end
center feed throttle body 76mm BMW throttle body
perfect transition into the cylinder head
long runners put the power band exactly where we want it on the track

 
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Need to come up with some RMW drool bibs.

As I kid I remember some show where the winners were able to run around in a grocery store and whatever they got into the cart and back to the register in a certain time they got to keep. When you having a contest similar to this Jan?

And yes guys like Vetsvette and Goldsmithy grew up before there was TV so they never saw a show like this . . . . . . . . . . . .
 
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Nice stuff as always Jan.

That’s why you are my parts supplier and tuner, you don’t get better than RMW period.
 
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Need to come up with some RMW drool bibs.

As I kid I remember some show where the winners were able to run around in a grocery store and whatever they got into the cart and back to the register in a certain time they got to keep. When you having a contest similar to this Jan?

And yes guys like Vetsvette and Goldsmithy grew up before there was TV so they never saw a show like this . . . . . . . . . . . .

Yeah I would run through the RMW store and pick up only 3 things.

A fully built 1.8 stroker motor with a turbo.
RMW TVS kit
A 1.6 bullit crank

Maybe a spare OSG clutch or two.
 
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people attempt to copy my designs all the time, it's very detailed machine work that I would rather not make public. I have a sequential box hooked to this car which I will be posting up the custom parts today
My thought before asking the question was, I bet he uses a OE head gasket. So there are two head gaskets used.

I thought you mentioned elsewhere (may be in the turbo) sequential box cannot take the monster HP.

Nice project and love to see each step of this project.
 
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Yeah I would run through the RMW store and pick up only 3 things.

A fully built 1.8 stroker motor with a turbo.
RMW TVS kit
A 1.6 bullit crank

Maybe a spare OSG clutch or two.
I'd have to bring my grandson with me to carry the new 2.5 liter motor out to the car. Getting ahead of myself though. Have to wait until the prototype is finished. In the meantime I'm waiting on some other parts from Jan.
 
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My thought before asking the question was, I bet he uses a OE head gasket. So there are two head gaskets used:
Nope.........1
 
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E85 compatible dual pump fuel system that can hold 30gal of fuel
30gal fuel cell because it's hungry and it was made for endurance racing

Dual pump system
Aeromotive fuel pumps for race fuel or E85
trap door fuel system to keep it around the pickups in high speed turns
E85 compatible
30gal in a Mini......all designed to keep the pickups wet
 

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hydraulic throw out bearing
Sadev sequential box
Custom made 300M axles..........why skimp now?
300M
Heavy duty tripod
here's why you won't break it
Porsche 930cv.......with billet cages....why? I don't want to have to fix it
RMW adapter plate for Sadev transmission

 

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Borg Warner 7163 twinscroll 600whp+



321 Stainless steel equal length twinscroll
actually reads 8.15lbs for the entire manifold





Stainless steel hardware from ARP
 
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That's one prettiest stainless octopus.
 
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The project started from such humble beginnings............ left here all by itself while the master plan was being laid out

I'm lonely over here...........
 
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If only I could weld like the guy who made the manifold...........
 
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The guy is an artist.
 
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RMW RACE CAR **** ! Love it.
 
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Opening this thread this morning for the first time.. Ive managed to hit my jaw on the keyboard and almost spilled my coffee twice now. I love fast things being made almost more than driving them.


*Bravo so far. Super anxious to see end results and hear it roar.
 
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Opening this thread this morning for the first time.. Ive managed to hit my jaw on the keyboard and almost spilled my coffee twice now. I love fast things being made almost more than driving them.


*Bravo so far. Super anxious to see end results and hear it roar.
thanks, appreciate the comments. The car is frightening to drive..... the chassis with full fluids is 1750lbs
 
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4130 chromoly cage, zeus fastners to allow easy assembly of the flat bottom and body panels
triangulated body construction everywhere, it's the stiffest thing I have ever driven
amazingly light even when not skimping on toughness anywhere.

this car was made to race, to take hits and keep going. everything is much beefier than needed
space frame technology. A true cockpit to sit in for protection. All major tube joints are tube in tube. A 120 wall tube welded inside the tubes to join the joints together. Then welded on the outside. It won't ever break there
the rolling chassis
bump bar on the front so you can move the bad guys out of the way when needed and still protect the radiator

 
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18x11 wheel on double A-arm suspension
305/30/18
TBM Corevette replacement calipers
The cockpit
Sadev sequential nestled in it's home
Mini Cooper R56 electric steering rack
custom upright with fully adjustable heim joints
engine is in
mock up of the engine/trans

R56 steering rack, no messy hydraulic ones from R53
use of factory engine mount casting
works great
backside of the rack
rear double A-arm goodness
want more camber/caster/toe?
AST triple adjustable with SWIFT springs
RMW billet transmission adapter
OS GIKEN Twin disc clutch
 
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