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1965 Austin Traveller vTec
  • Price:US $40,000
  • Year:1965
  • Make:Austin
  • Model:Traveller
  • Body Style:Wagon
  • Motor:vTec
  • Transmission:6-Speed Manual
  • Body Color:Grey
  • Miles:16,000
  • Ad Type:Mini
  • Created on:Feb 12, 2014
  • Modified on:Feb 12, 2014
  • Other Ads:None

1965 Austin Mini Traveller- A Mini Tec Custom

Known as "THE WHISKEY RUNNER". Featured in Mini World Magazine.Since the magazines article debut,more work has been completed on this one of a kind custom. See link below.

http://www..com/Gallery%20Files/WRAY%20GOODE/MINI%20WORLD/ARTICLE.pdf


Engine

2006 Honda RSX K20Z1 Type S 1998CC

11:1 Compression

200 + HP @ 1350 lbs- yes it's fast and gets great gas mileage

Hondata K-Pro V w/ mappable ECU

Custom fuel system

Custom cold air intake

Aluminum radiator

New wiring harness

Optima Red Top battery

Gearbox

2004 Honda X2MS 6- speed transaxle

Club ESX Phantom limited slip diff

4.052:1 Final drive ratio

Brakes

Wilwood race pedal set-hydraulics

Aluminum finned rear drums

Mini Tec Four- pot calipers

9.5 inch calipers

Suspension

Front-coil over dampers

Front-Mini Tec fabricated sub frame

Front-Adjustable camber/caster

Rear-New custom independent Mini Tec coil over kit

Wheels/Tires

7x13 - Superlight alloys

185/60x13 Toyo Proxes R 888

Interior

Grey leather power seats from Porsche

Original rear seat trimmed to match

Roll over bar provides location for retractable seat belts

LED interior lighting

Grey headliner

Autometer Phantom II gauge set

3 ¾’’ Mini Monster tach

Aircon underdash heat/ac

Wabasto power sun roof


Exterior

Traveller wood work removed and fabricated smaller side windows

Mini Tec GRP flip front

Billet mirrors

Custom tow bar frame w/ flip down license plate

Extended rear bumpers to fit US license plate

Relocated exterior fuel cap to the interior wit JAZ 12 D-ring drag racing seal

Oval LED rear lights w/ custom escutcheons

Cooper Works -carbon fiber roof spoiler

HID headlights and fog lights

Tinted Glass



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Notes from the original build

Mk 1 1965 Mini Traveller (Station Wagon)

“If it is not FUN to drive it does not need to live at my house.”

This Mini Traveler is an Austin Mini Traveler built in England around 1964-1965. The Mini Traveler/Clubman/Estate/Van was produced from 1959 into the 70s or 80s. The Mini “Traveler” wheel base and body were a little over 4 inches longer than the Mini Sedans. The station wagons are more rare and harder to find than the Mini sedans. The Mk1 series (produced from 1959 to about 1969) is the most popular with its unique simple design: sliding windows, external door hinges, inside door latch pull cables, oval shaped gage pod located in the center of the dash for either left or right hand drive models. The Minis were only imported into the US from 1959-1967. The original style Mini was built from 1959-2000, until BMW bought the rights redesigned/reintroduced the “new” MINI to the US market in 2001


This Traveler has been Modified/Customized/Restored to keep the original Mk 1 style and some of the Mk 1 features, but most of all to be a modern, safe, economical, comfortable, and daily driven reliable small sport utility vehicle. We recently completed a 1,900 mile plus road trip vacation where we attended the Carlisle Import Replica/Kit Car National, the Austin-Healy Sprite 50th Anniversary in Pennsylvania. The Traveler ran flawlessly, got about 30 MPG and would out run just about everything on the highway. It drives and rides really well, but is best described as “Scary Fast” and needs to be driven with respect at all times.


Most of the work on the Traveler was done by Mini Tec in Royston, GA. It is a MTK K–Series i–VTEC Conversion and is one of the first “NEW” K-Series i-VTEC cars built by Mini Tec, This car is the most highly modified and customized vehicle they have built, but they also said it is the best driving and riding vehicle they have built. http://www.superfastminis.com Mini Tec has been building and selling kits worldwide since 2003 for converting a Mini to modern drive trains.



Technical Data

2006 Acura Engine RSX Type-S low mileage K20Z1 Type S engine (K20Z1 Found in 2005-2006 Acura RSX Type S, Displacement: 1998 cc, Compression: 11.0:1, Power: 201 hp)

Estimated Horse Power now approximately 220 HONDATA K-PRO V ECU http://www.hondata.com/

2004 6-speed X2M5 transaxle, 4.052:1 final ratio Club RSX, Phantom Grip Limited Slip Differential

MTK Conversion Package: Cold Air Intake, Fiberglass Flip Front End (4” longer than original steel front), Aluminum Radiator, Air Conditioning/Heater and Defroster, Wilwood Racing Pedal Assembly, Super Disc Brakes with Steel Braided Brake Hoses, Aluminum Finned Rear Drums, Coil-Over Shock Front and Rear Suspension, Adjustable Front Suspension with Front End Alignment Kit, Adjustable Rear Suspension, Coil-Over Adjustable Height shocks and Adjustable Rear Camber Kit, Rear wheel wells tubbed for lowering rear ride height and additional wheel travel, Roll Bar tied into shoulder belt anchor point on B pillar, 13” X 7” SUPERLIGHT wheels with 195/45 R 13 Dunlop SP9000 Tires

Newly designed independent coil-over rear suspension assembly for improved ride and wheel control. Specially fabricated structure for a Hidden Class I Flat Bar Receiver Hitch tied into rear suspension structure adds protection for the fuel tank, stainless steel license plate, powder coated brackets, and LED back up lights, fold down license plate assembly hides the receiver. Rear Quarter Bumpers modified/extended to fill in space left from narrower American license plates.

Auto Meter “Phantom II” Gauges mounted in Original Style Oval Mk 1 center pod, all new wiring, LED interior courtesy lights, Optima battery, all new switches (original Toggle style) & original style ignition switch in original Mk 1 location, Mk 2 steering column provides functionality for High Beam, Horn & Turn Signal. New two speed wiper washer system.

The original Traveler Body was in exceptionally good condition. All new sheet metal used when needed and special care taken remove, kill and prevent rust.

“Dark Spiral Gray Metallic” GM paint code “WA805K” a new color used for 2007 GMC Acadia, DuPont Nason P4721

Custom Fuel Filler Modification: Right Rear quarter panel filled with new sheet metal, filler neck on new tank modified, rear floor modified actual gas cap located below floor, a large cap assembly in floor provides an air & water tight seal.

2002 Porsche Boxster S Front Seats (leather seating surface), reconditioned/rebuilt original rear seat, recovered to match Gray Porsche seats. Mk1 style interior, trim panels, etc. in complementary gray or black. New headliner frames fabricated for new headliner. Sound deadener package for the interior. new aluminum front door side pocket trim kick plates, original rear seat side pocket aluminum trim, original sunvisors & mounting hardware, new 3-point belts tied to the Roll Bar.

New front door hinges e-coated, original rear door hinges e-coated and have new rebuild kits, body modified to fit “Phantom” oval LED tail light assemblies and LED front turn and parking light bulbs and special “no load” flasher required for LED turn signal bulbs, original front & rear door inside latches were powder coated, new front and rear door handles with matching keys, all new rubber seals, weather stripping, grommets, body plugs, etc. New tinted windshield and windshield seal with bright trim chrome locking insert, Rear Side windows are custom fabricated, original front door sliding glass and original rear door glass, original front door Lower Channel Catch Retainer
Billet Specialties Outside Rear View Mirrors



Mini Traveler 1965 Mk 1

Technical Data
VIN: A-AW7L-627863
MTK K-Series i-VTEC Conversion
2006 Acura Engine RSX Type-S low mileage K20Z1 Type S engine
K20Z1 Found in 2005-2006 Acura RSX-S, Displacement: 1998 cc, Compression: 11.0:1, Power: 201 hp)
HONDATA K-PRO V ECU http://www.hondata.com/
2004 6-speed X2M5 transaxle
4.052:1 final ratio Club RSX
Phantom Grip Limited Slip Differential
MTK Conversion Package

Cold Air Intake, Fiberglass Flip Front End Kit Including Sub-Frame Mounting Hardware, All new Fuel System with Modifications, All new brake and clutch lines, Aluminum Radiator Kit, Air Conditioning, Heater and Defroster, Wilwood Racing Pedal Kit, Super Brakes with Steel Braided Brake Hoses and Brake Setup Kit, use all new brake components, new Aluminum Finned Rear Drums, Coil-Over Shock Front and Rear suspension

Adjustable Front Suspension with Front End Alignment Kit included in MTK Front Suspension Kit. Wheel Fender Flares

Adjustable Rear Suspension, Coil-Over adjustable height shocks and adjustable rear Camber

Rear wheel wells tubbed for lowering sear ride height and additional wheel travel.

Roll Bar modified to brace/tie into shoulder belt anchor point on B pillar.

13” X 7” SUPERLIGHT wheels with 195/45 R 13 Dunlop SP9000

Newly designed independent coil-over rear suspension assembly for improved ride and wheel control.

A specially fabricated structure for a Hidden Class I Flat Bar Receiver Hitch is tied into the new rear suspension structure and adds additional protection for the fuel tank.

Original style stainless steel license plate, powder coated brackets, new tag lights and LED back up lights.

A fold down license plate assembly bracket is used for the rear license assembly to hide the hitch receiver.

All new wiring harness, LED interior courtesy lights, Optima Red Top battery Part # 75/35-925.

All new Toggle type Switches and original Style Ignition Switch in original Mk 1 position

Auto Meter “Phantom II” Gauges http://www.autometer.com/

3 ¾” Column Mount Mini-Monster Tachometer Part # 7590 Mounted on Steering Column

Lighting Dimmer Part # 9114 mounted on driver’s side of oval gauge pod like original Mk 1

All other Gauges and Indicator Lights mounted in Oval Center Pod (aluminum or silver front)

5” Phantom II In-Dash Speedometer Part # 7589

2 1/16” Phantom II: Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Voltmeter, and Fuel Level

Two speed windshield wiper kit, later model wiper washer system and new windshield wiper nozzles.

Mk 2 steering column that provides functionality for High Beam, Horn & Turn Signal.

New front door hinges were e-coated, original rear door hinges were e-coated and have new rebuild kits

Rear bumpers modified, extended to improve portion fill area/blend with the new stainless steel license plate assembly.

Original type headlights and original glass front turn signal lens and chrome trim rings, dual element bulb holder sockets like Mini Mania Part # 27H5545

Specially fitted new “Phantom” oval LED tail light assemblies and new LED front turn and parking light dual element 1157 style Bulbs and special “no load” flasher required for LED turn signal bulbs

Original front & rear door latches were powder coated. New front and rear door handles with matching keys.

All new rubber gaskets, seals, weather-stripping, etc.

Rust repaired with new sheet metal, lower half of right rear door re-skinned and both front doors re-skinned, all holes in body filled by welding, right rear section of floor pan under rear seat replaced with new sheet metal. Driver’s side cowl area required very limited new sheet metal repair passenger side was very sound. All the original door check strap hardware (braces and brackets), new leather door check straps. Front doors have new rubber/plastic drain tubes

Front Seats (leather seating surface), removed from 2002 Porsche Boxster S after six months use.

Reconditioned/rebuilt original rear seat and recovered to match Gray color of the Boxster seats.

Complete new Mk1 style interior, trim panels, etc. in complementary combinations of gray and black.

New headliner frames fabricated and new gray headliner. Full sound deadener package for the interior.

New original type aluminum front door side pocket trim kick plates.

Original rear seat side pocket aluminum trim, original aluminum door seal plates, and the original. Original sunvisors (dyed black) with original mounting hardware

New retractable 3-point belts with shoulder B-pillar attachment point tied/braced to the Roll Bar.

All new rubber seals, weather stripping, grommets, body plugs, etc.

New tinted windshield and windshield seal with chrome locking insert (bright trim windshield only)

Solid black window seal trim for rear side windows.

Original front door sliding glass and original rear door glass.

Original front door Lower Channel Catch Retainer Strips for front sliding windows.

All new latches, seals, etc. for front sliding windows.

New Billet Specialties outside rear view mirrors P/N

pecially fabricated rear side windows, holes welded to fill, special care used on body seams to prevent leaks. Solid black rubber seals on side windows provide as much leak protection as possible.

Right Rear quarter panel fuel opening filled with new sheet metal.

Fuel filler neck on the new fuel tank modified and right rear floor modified to provide access to gas cap from inside vehicle.

New custom steel collar welded directly to original fuel filler neck in order to access a custom gas cap.

Specially fabricated inside access area built for a commercially available air and water tight filler cap assembly bolted to right rear floor to provide an air tight seal. JAZ Products 12-hole D-Ring Cap assembly P/N 350-301-03)

All new sheet metal used when needed and special care taken remove, kill and prevent rust.

Outside and Inside painted “Dark Spiral Gray Metallic” GM Paint Code “WA805K”.

This paint is used on the 2007 GMC Acadia.



Mini Traveler 1965 Mk 1 Technical and Service Data

VIN: A-AW7L-627863, MTK K-Series i-VTEC Conversion

Mini Tec, L.L.C, 426 Dawkins Road, Royston, GA 30662, Phone: 706-246-0072

http://www.superfastminis.com

2006 Acura Engine RSX Type-S low mileage K20Z1 Type S engine

(K20Z1 Found in 2005-2006 Acura RSX-S, Displacement: 1998 cc, Compression: 11.0:1, Power: 201 hp)

HONDATA K-PRO V ECU? http://www.hondata.com/

Recommended Oil: SAE 5W-30, Oil Filter P/N {2 5/8” long): K&N HP-1008 (2 5/8” with additional hex end cap, Mobil M1-108, Fram PH6607, WIX 51365, {3 1/2”long Honda 15400-PLM-A02, 3”long Bosh 3300) AC Delco P11237, Power Flo SL 14633 Air Filter P/N K&N ____________

2002-2004 6-speed X2M5 transaxle, Club RSX Differential Gear Ratio: 4.052:1

Gear Ratio Overall Ratio Gear Ratio Overall Ratio

1st 3.27:1 13.25:1 4th 1.15:1 4.66:1

2nd 2.13:1 8.63:1 5th 0.92:1 3.73:1

3rd 1.52:1 6.16:1 6th 0.738:1 2.99:1

Phantom Grip Limited Slip Differential, Recommended Oil/Lubricant: 10W-40 or Honda product

MTK Conversion Package Coil-Over Shock Front and Rear suspension Adjustable

ALIGNMENT FRONT Caster: 2.5 - 3.3 deg. Camber: neg. 0.5 deg. Toe: 1/16” Out

ALIGNMENT REAR Camber: neg. 0.5 deg.

Wilwood Racing Pedal Kit: Recommended Fluid: DOT 3 or 4

Master Cylinders Piston Diameter Brake: Front 0.750”, Rear 0.700”, Clutch: 0.625”

13” X 7” SUPERLIGHT wheels with 195/45 R 13 Dunlop SP9000

LUG NUT TORQUE: 44 Ft-Lbs, AIR PRESSURE: Front 29 PSI, Rear 26 PSI

Fuel Pump Part # E2000, In Line, External, Electric, Recommended Fuel Pressure: 47 to 52 PSI

Fuel Pressure Regulator Type: EFI: F/P

Fuel Filter Type: In Line, Fuel Injection, Recommended Fuel Octane: 86+

Auto Meter “Phantom II” Gauges http://www.autometer.com/

3 ¾” Column Mount Mini-Monster Tachometer , Mounted on Steering Column

Lighting Dimmer ,mounted on driver’s side of oval gauge pod like original Mk 1

All other Gauges and Indicator Lights mounted in Oval Center Pod (aluminum or silver front)

5” Phantom II In-Dash Speedometer

2 1/16” Phantom II: Oil Pressure, Water Temperature, Voltmeter, and Fuel Level

Optima Red Top battery

Dual element bulb holder sockets

“Phantom III” oval LED tail light assemblies Part # 38215

LED front turn & parking light dual element 1157 style Bulbs, Special “no load” flasher required for LED turn signal bulbs – Tridon 2 prong 12V flasher

Front Seats (leather seating surface), removed from 2002 Porsche Boxster S

Billet Specialties outside rear view mirrors Part # __________________________________

Valley Auto Accessories Mfg. Smooth Parts custom inside rear view mirror Oval Shape, Glue On with Day/Night Feature Part # VIN 200 D/N E

Inside fuel fill access area for the air & water tight filler cap assembly bolted to floor: JAZ Products 12-hole D-Ring Cap assembly P/N 350-301-03

Color “Dark Spiral Gray Metallic” GM Paint Code “WA805K”, (2007 GMC Acadia RPO Code 62U, Carbon Metallic VINs: 1GKER237X7J118971, 1GKER33757J112274, 1GKER13737J134486, 1GKER23787J134599, 1GKER13727J113063, 1GKER23707J124732, 1GKER33737J137626)

Paint: DuPont “Nason” ­­­­­­­­­­­­P4721 Base Color, High End Clear
 
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