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 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 02:51PM
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Member since:Dec 7, 2016
Justin - Very best of luck with your endeavour, you're a brave soul indeed! Please try to keep us up to date with the progress. When this is successful there will be a lot of people asking for your advice on how this is done.

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 02:50PM
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Last post: Oct 13, 2017
Member since:Jan 28, 2014
Good luck with the certification.  I hope it goes well

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 12:17PM
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Good luck! When you've gotten to the end of this endeavor please let us know how much money you put into it.

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

hockey91dad@hotmail.com

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 11:23AM
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rude?? let me give the skinny on this.. the unfiltered version?/ are you STONED or just plain STUPIC??

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 07:35AM
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Last post: Oct 18, 2017
Member since:Oct 8, 2013
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spank
Why can't we all just say "Thank You" and hope/wish that he is successful rather than ridicule him for his educated decision to do something that could ultimately benefit the mini hobby here in CA? I wish you success CaliMini and look forward to reading your follow ups, regardless of the outcome.
 I completely agree..............No need to be rude at all...............

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 06:40AM
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Why can't we all just say "Thank You" and hope/wish that he is successful rather than ridicule him for his educated decision to do something that could ultimately benefit the mini hobby here in CA?

I wish you success CaliMini and look forward to reading your follow ups, regardless of the outcome.

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 06:15AM
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Member since:Mar 24, 1999
GB
Quote:
Originally Posted by CaliMini
Hi Guys - appreciate all the feedback.  After multiple conversations with the CA Gray Market Lab, and CA Smog Ref's, I've settled on proceeding ahead with the modifications required to get my 'Certificate of Conformance'.  Lead time for the modifications and cert was quoted as 8-12 wks, so will try and keep everyone posted on progress.

Justin



I hope you're successful, but nobody in the 20 years I've been using this message board has ever managed to legally register an injected Mini in California.

 

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Jun 20, 2017 03:34AM
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Member since:May 28, 2012
Can l simply say, "More Money than brains"

Big AL

austinmorris@xplornet.ca

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 03:44PM
 Edited:  Jun 20, 2017 07:35AM
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Well good luck I hope you have a successful outcome as it will be good for us in California if you manage to get it through registration.

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Jun 19, 2017 03:12PM
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Member since:May 6, 2017
Hi Guys - appreciate all the feedback.  After multiple conversations with the CA Gray Market Lab, and CA Smog Ref's, I've settled on proceeding ahead with the modifications required to get my 'Certificate of Conformance'.  Lead time for the modifications and cert was quoted as 8-12 wks, so will try and keep everyone posted on progress.

Justin

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 06:42AM
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I am pretty sure that BMC cars had air injection smog equipment starting in 1968.
I am wondering if this means Austin America 1300s as well as it must. I just don't remember America engine bays that well.
Certainly MG 1100s did not, but I do not remember clearly the transition from MG to America.

I don't believe any of this has any impact on the current situation and the practicality of testing. But as Mike says, it would be great if someone with deep pockets was willing to try.
terry

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 06:32AM
 Edited:  Jun 17, 2017 06:33AM
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Last post: Oct 17, 2017
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Aerkuld
Quote:
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But that's just the fuel tank. The biggest issue you're going to have is the engine. The A-series engine does not have a certification. An evaporative certification on an engine series is a HUGE undertaking. You'd need several engine 'samples' and a certified emissions lab to undertake a test which takes months. An engine with a carburetor is going to find it very difficult to pass the test, as the fuel in the jet is always exposed to atmosphere.
...

The MG midget in 1974 had smog equipment on it like the Austin America had-- exhaust injection ports on the head, belt driven air pump, etc. That doesn't mean it had any sort of certification in the US. But I think that it COULD be a route to look into more. However, in the strict country of California, even the 1974 MG Midget doesn't need to pass a smog check anymore.

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 05:16AM
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alex.  A few true MPI,S were imported to OZ.. but I think they could only be imported direct from the UK. I an article in MINI EXPERIENCE mag  some years ago about this..  maybe someone can post it..  later b c

 Posted: Jun 17, 2017 01:00AM
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GB
Aren't they Australian though ?

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 02:45PM
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Member since:Jan 28, 2014
Not sure if any of you have seen the Youtube channel Mighty Car Mods.  One of the presenters has a 1998 JDM Mini, it is an MPI.

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 11:01AM
 Edited:  Jun 16, 2017 11:05AM
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Member since:Jun 23, 2000
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I think it depends on what you mean by MPi.
They had "MPi" components, block, fuse block and maybe other items, but the injection was single point.

Plus there were additional variations that accommodated the air conditioning components.

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 08:54AM
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GB
MPi with a side mount I believe, though the automatic ones were still SPi I think.

Metric is for people who can't do fractions...

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 07:59AM
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Good question on the Japanese SPi/MPi cars. Were they SPi cars all the way or MPi with a side mounted radiator. Or a mix. The block looks MPi.

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 07:40AM
 Edited:  Jun 16, 2017 07:41AM
Total posts: 517
Last post: Oct 9, 2017
Member since:Jan 7, 2013
Our 95 SPI JDM has the side rad because they need to have the A/C compressor mounted and all the associated plumbing. The only way it fits is if it stays in the "wing" (fender).

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: Jun 16, 2017 06:20AM
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mini mover. yes all the Jap specks minis only had SPI.. and I think some had front mounted rads for some reason.. ?? this might have been an aftermarket option..?? later bc

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