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 Posted: Jul 29, 2021 06:40PM
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Depends on the choice of engine. Not all Vtech swaps need extensions. I'm doing a D-series Vtech swap now, and it fits fine. Others have done B-series swaps and never had to extend either (tight but still fits). Not sure about the K-series. I think that's where you'd need to do more work to make it fit. 
More power and reliability is the driving force behind why most Mini owners go this route. Not to mention power to weight ratio. 

 Posted: Jul 19, 2021 10:05PM
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Yeah, I did like that one, for sure.  I never liked the VTEC conversions because you had to extend the front end.  I recall that there was a way to do it without the extension, and this one looked like it was not extended.  Pretty darned nice.

Still love the Vauxhaul and BMW conversions, as well as Pimlico and Domino Minis.  So I guess I'm not a Mini purist!

**Dr. jinG**

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"The true charter of liberty is independence, maintained by force." ~Voltaire

Watch the 1967 Mini Cooper 'S' rebuild and turbo conversion at www.drjing.com!

 Posted: Jul 19, 2021 05:55PM
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His cars are awesome! I can see how the RWD or AWD might not be of interest to some,but the FWD ones you are absolutely crazy if you dislike them. There are absolutely 0 drawbacks to a honda swapped car if done right.

 Posted: Jul 18, 2021 04:42PM
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Definitely sounded impressive on the video!

**Dr. jinG**

"I tell you and you forget. I show you and you remember. I involve you and you understand." ~ Eric Butterworth
"The true charter of liberty is independence, maintained by force." ~Voltaire

Watch the 1967 Mini Cooper 'S' rebuild and turbo conversion at www.drjing.com!

 Posted: Jul 18, 2021 04:31PM
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Gildred had a Super Cooper at the Snowmass 2019 Mini Meet. Looked extremely impressive.

 Posted: Jul 18, 2021 02:02PM
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Thanks for sharing that link, Dan!  It was nice to see an interviewer that knew what the heck she was talking about!  How refreshing!

Not sure what was going on with that "SUPER62", though.  Is that a 997cc, and that's why it's so slow?  I've driven 1000cc and 1275cc Minis, and they had plenty of power.

I'm not a fan of the rear engine, civic conversions, etc., but to each their own...  Still a well done interview, and I'm glad to see that this guy has such a strong interest in Minis!

**Dr. jinG**

"I tell you and you forget. I show you and you remember. I involve you and you understand." ~ Eric Butterworth
"The true charter of liberty is independence, maintained by force." ~Voltaire

Watch the 1967 Mini Cooper 'S' rebuild and turbo conversion at www.drjing.com!

 Posted: Jul 18, 2021 12:30PM
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Not really a Mini anymore. POS.

 Posted: Jul 18, 2021 10:39AM
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"I want one"
Tony Stark

IF IT WEREN'T FOR PHYSICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, I'D BE UNSTOPPABLE

 Posted: Jun 14, 2021 12:17PM
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I tell you, it's a serious disease. Some of us are affected more than others.
Yep!

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Jun 14, 2021 11:48AM
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I tell you, it's a serious disease. Some of us are affected more than others.

 Posted: Jun 13, 2021 09:56PM
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I can't speak with any specific, direct knowledge about his product(s), but I can attest that he as a person is a stand-up guy and you can expect to get whatever he says he's going to deliver.

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Some nice footage of the Santa Ynez valley roads too......

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Cruising YouTube on a Sunday morning, I ran across this video. Never heard or read anything about Gildred, but the cars he produces are v. nice.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6lY8MVYkJ-k

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."