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Old December 17th, 2009, 07:09 AM   #1
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Traded the 56 ragtop with KCW bags and DRD 2110 motor for a 73 classic Mini with B18 VTEC Type R motor.


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Old December 17th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #2
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sick trade man. I can only imagine how fast it is. and it looks just plain sexy.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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Way too cool!! I love those!! (nice color too)
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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:17 AM   #4
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Damn, that looks like it took one hell of a shoe horn to fit that in there! Doesn't look like much of a radiator, but if it works, that's cool!

Very nice ride that looks to be nicely done. Love the minilites on it!
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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:21 AM   #5
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jealous....

I was just telling my wife that I wanted one just like that the other day ....

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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:51 AM   #6
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jealous....

I was just telling my wife that I wanted one just like that the other day ....

nice ride
My wife wanted the car.

I actually miss the 56 ragtop. especially with the 55 ragtop being gone as well.

if the mini wasnt so well built, I would have kept the ragtop.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 08:59 AM   #7
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time to turbocharge it LOL... i bet its a little monster.....
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:03 AM   #8
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Hey MKParker, it has a green engine, makes it cool x2!!!


sick cart!!! I mean CAR!!!!
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thats really badass.....
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So, how fast is it?
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:36 AM   #11
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nice trade. get some videos of it in action.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 09:48 AM   #12
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nice car...But I do see one thing I would take care of... I would shield the air filter from the fan...Kinda defeats the purpose of a cold air intake..But still a damn nice car..
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Old December 17th, 2009, 10:06 AM   #13
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Here are videos of my car and similar cars in action.
the one at nuremburg ring has the smaller b16 motor and lower ratios.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S4zcw...eature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xqrk8bfosno

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=huVa_Pf0_3g&feature=related
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Old December 17th, 2009, 10:24 AM   #14
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WWWWWHHHHHHEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old December 17th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #16
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traded a rag oval for a donor motor'd mini....

isn't this "VOLKSRODS?"
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Old December 17th, 2009, 02:47 PM   #17
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btw I ain't hatin' I'm just saying the vw is way more Iconic than any mini..that would be like me trading the hot rod for a pro street nova or the like(all though I gotta say,I thought about it!)...hopfully you don't regret it...oval rag are nearly extict in good shape for small figures.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:29 PM   #18
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Sorry Tim, I would have made the trade as well. I miss my Mini.

You gotta remember, he traded a donor motored VW for a donor motored Mini.

Nice car man! Those conversions aren't cheap.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 03:40 PM   #19
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next to the vw's.....i dig the classic minis...
i would probably have traded too....bet its a kick in the ass to drive
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yeah,I'm just bitter 'bout the trade I did years ago for a square corner '55 rag and never healed...mini's are bad ass especially with a high revin Honda plant and already done...they can get very pricey when needing odds and ends...again I shouldn't talk I guess as I never seen his beetle but if it's in the same condition as the mini I would have given him my wife fresh restored Agave '66!!!!

seriously. nice car though bro' hope she enjoys it!
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Old December 17th, 2009, 05:39 PM   #21
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I have had lots of bugs, built several volksrods both with tinbeaters and dropaxles, enjoyed them all. With two split buses and a speedster, we are not getting out of aircooleds.

The Mini is a car we always wanted, and this one really got our attention.

Another oval will follow us home soon enough.
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I just checked on minimania.com and there are 3-4 V-Tec Mini's on the front page alone. Take a look and see what they are going for.
http://www.minimania.com/Cars4Sale_list.cfm

Erminger, I think you did real good with your trade.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 05:59 PM   #23
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I just checked on minimania.com and there are 3-4 V-Tec Mini's on the front page alone.
Most of the conversions required the front fenders to be stretched. Mine has stock size fenders. I like that.

They do have pricey asking prices, would be nice to have that value. Building one of these does get spendy, and so do big motors and KCW suspensions.
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Old December 17th, 2009, 06:50 PM   #24
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Good setup, I was going to convert my mini but I have ADD and sold it after I rebuilt the motor.
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saw your sig knew you weren't getting out... a mini is also year specific as are beetle for value...but ovals and split are ovals and splits. apple and oranges.

my point exactly,a big motor,crazy suspended oval ain't cheap either...add real paint and interior and you'll hit 20-30k easy. either way the mini is a REAL driver as a beetle is scetchy and we all know that...for the woman you did good...hell I couldn't even get away with putting dual carbs on the wife's bug in fear of reliablity.

have fun and bounce that sucker off the rev limiter they make a helluva sound..my buddy at Ocean State Performance did a honda conversion on one I believe it was a 73,put a turbo kit NOS and a full chrommoly cage..I think it's on his shops web site...car made over 550hp and got 35 mpg...off boost
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