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    tahitipunk

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    Project Blink

    Post  tahitipunk on Thu Mar 25, 2010 2:37 am



    This weekend has been quite productive and I've got a few bits done:

    New grill care of Jim...not sure if he will ask for it back Smile
    Removed the fog lamps
    K&N Air filter Element

    I also have brought some chrome washer jets and drivers side wing mirror, passenger side on its way Smile



    What I still have to achieve is:

    SportsPack Side Skirts
    Full Respray & Rust removal
    Remove Cooper Stripes
    Central Locking
    Change to 12s
    Minitastic coil springs

    Please see pics below for the changes:

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    steble

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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  steble on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:30 am

    Vtec!!!!????

    didn't expect that lol
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    Sprite-nation

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    Post  Sprite-nation on Thu Mar 25, 2010 6:40 am

    wow that sounds good, go for it! I bet its Jims input?!hehe
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    Post  tahitipunk on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:00 am

    well the vtec is a maybe...as rather expensive

    lol Jim's only influence is the suspension...rest is mine Smile
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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  tahitipunk on Thu Mar 25, 2010 8:34 am

    Though I could always put a k series in
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    Post  Danjazzle on Thu Mar 25, 2010 4:08 pm

    instead of vtec.. why not get fast road cam an 1.5 rockers etc would be much cheaper and probly make quite a difference! Smile
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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  Tomclubby on Fri Mar 26, 2010 3:53 pm

    v-tecs are bloody good but such a tight squeaze in a saloon mini, K series fit nice in saloon go for the VV-C one good 160 bhp Very Happy
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    ashley supercharged lewis

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    Post  ashley supercharged lewis on Sat Mar 27, 2010 12:58 pm

    vtecs are like waiting for bad sex,you wait for ages for it to kick in then when it does its over in a second.lol.good in a straight line terrible in the twistys.

    but then im a massive lover of keeping it a series,the way its meant to be. Razz
    a bit a purist
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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  steble on Sat Mar 27, 2010 1:22 pm

    K series is much cheaper to do and you have a choice of 1.4 16v, 1.6 16v, 1.8 16v and 1.8 16v vvc which is similar to a vtec not quite as much power 143bhp standard but much much more torquey. have you seen me floor it in my mums rover before? it aint slow that has a vvc engine
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    Post  ashley supercharged lewis on Sat Mar 27, 2010 2:25 pm

    does the wc stand for a weally crap becasuse someone with a speech impediment designed it.lol aseries all the way. sorry purist speaking
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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  steble on Sat Mar 27, 2010 3:08 pm

    its V V C fool lol
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    Post  tahitipunk on Sat Mar 27, 2010 4:58 pm

    [quote="ashley supercharged lewis"]vtecs are like waiting for bad sex,you wait for ages for it to kick in then when it does its over in a second.lol.good in a straight line terrible in the twistys.

    but then im a massive lover of keeping it a series,the way its meant to be. Razz
    a bit a purist=indigo]doesnt bother me as jim has a Mrk1 mini which doesnt get any purer than that! All original and not an injection!

    Have you driven a vtec....oh well at the end of the day its MY car I will do with it as I please....personally I wouldn't supercharge my car but its not like i'd stop you guys doing it.
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    Post  Tomclubby on Sat Mar 27, 2010 6:11 pm

    go for it been one hell of a machine with v tec xD will be lietrally BLINK cause u blink and its gone haha
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    Post  ashley supercharged lewis on Sun Mar 28, 2010 12:18 am

    yeah i agree it is your car yeah have driven a vtec,vauxhal,turbo.i say do it,but try go out in one first.i also dont personally like the 4 inch longer front end.i do like seeing the end product though
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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  James on Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:53 pm

    stick a K in it Smile that would be my choice.
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    Post  Tomclubby on Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:56 pm

    get a metro with k series engine and nick the subframe from it as got mountings for K series and we just scrapped a K series today XD
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    Post  tahitipunk on Wed Mar 31, 2010 1:57 pm

    James wrote:stick a K in it Smile that would be my choice.

    Lol it was your idea in the first place lol.

    I doubt I'd do it soon...cos saving for certain things Wink
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    Post  Tommy Eightfifty Huntbach on Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:08 pm

    i think vtecs are common, they handle like shit cos weight distribution fucks up, stay a series with kad 16v head and straight cut would be better lol
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    Post  Tommy Eightfifty Huntbach on Thu Apr 01, 2010 12:09 pm

    not to mention front extensions ruin the looks lol tongue
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    Post  James on Thu Apr 01, 2010 1:02 pm

    Going to go full k series, just because its more modern and effecient and you get 5 speed too.
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    Post  Tomclubby on Fri Apr 02, 2010 2:28 pm

    just be warned with the 60,000 miles headgasket but put landrover later type gasket and should go for ages (Y)
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    Post  James on Fri Apr 02, 2010 3:29 pm

    the land rover HG makes no difference, we ran a k series freelander for 140k. Its the head dowls that are the problem, nothing to do with the gasket itself.
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    Post  Tomclubby on Fri Apr 02, 2010 4:50 pm

    im not fan the old k series cause i work on the rovers n mg and landrover brange out a better gasket which we use now but the common prob is there linners burn away and can only skim em so far before nocks the timeing out haha
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    Re: Project Blink

    Post  James on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:04 am

    like I said before the whole engine change is a future change at moment i'm happy with what I've got....as there are other things I'm currently saving for.
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    Post  tahitipunk on Mon Apr 05, 2010 2:06 am

    James wrote:like I said before the whole engine change is a future change at moment i'm happy with what I've got....as there are other things I'm currently saving for.


    lol this is from me but forgot to log Jim out...fail!

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