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Matthew Payne
Posted on: January 25th, 2012, 15:56:25 Quote Report to Moderator
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Hi all

Just wondered if anyone on here was planning on going? My Marcos should be on Specialist Components stand, along with me

Hope to see some of you there...
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: January 25th, 2012, 20:12:31 Quote Report to Moderator
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Pictures Matt - pictures  
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: January 25th, 2012, 20:25:13 Quote Report to Moderator
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Okay, Okay... I'll take some Sunday...
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Stuart
Posted on: January 30th, 2012, 10:41:17 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm guessing this is yours Matthew, and rather nice it is too, sixteen valves as well








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Grant Wilson
Posted on: January 30th, 2012, 19:18:35 Quote Report to Moderator
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looks absolutely fantastic....the engine looks to fit very well....do you need a bonnet bulge
.... whats the output ?   and how does it drive ?
....and why are all these shows so bloomin far away!!!

Grant
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: January 30th, 2012, 20:31:47 Quote Report to Moderator
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I'm glad someone got someone got some pictures because of the drinks the night before! Completely Forgot  

The engine didn't fit under the bonnet, but there were so many holes in the bonnet already  that I had no complaints cutting a few more! I made a plywood framework to fit, then smoothed with filler, then painted and polished. I then made a mold from that, and a nice fresh bonnet out of that! The reaction to the bonnet is mixed - I'd say 50/50 on 80's power-bulge style cool, and the other don't really like it!

Output? 1360cc, Twin K(c)am 8v (std porting), 16v Throttle Bodies, Playmini Exhaust. Neither is it run-in nor has it been dyno'd - But I'm hopeful for between 110-120ish honest (!) bhp...

It drives pretty well. Not sure if its the MondoSport steering arms (they use rose-joints instead of track rod ends) are the reason its a bit vague about the straight ahead. I need to go around the car and re-tighten everything as well as re-shim the lower ball joints (an MOT advisory TBH). The lack of weight, and the generous torque and power mean that feels very 'point and squirt'!

Far away... I had the car trailered!
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Grant Wilson
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Looking forward to your continued reports, 110 to 120 ish sounds excellent.

Hopefully I will get to see it at a show somewhere in 2012

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Grant
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Stuart
Posted on: February 10th, 2012, 14:38:01 Quote Report to Moderator
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Bingley Hall photos here http://www.everybodysmile.biz/stewartdavidsonphotography/

the password is mini. there is an orange and black Mini Marcos on the first page
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Matthew Payne
Posted on: February 11th, 2012, 09:53:25 Quote Report to Moderator
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Im sure I spoke to the owner at some satge during the day - He was telling me about those high level brake/rear lights on pods...
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Stuart
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Quoted from Matthew Payne, posted February 11th, 2012, 09:53:25 at here
Im sure I spoke to the owner at some satge during the day - He was telling me about those high level brake/rear lights on pods...



Not the prettiest Marcos that's for sure, but at least it is on the road and being driven.

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Neil KilBane
Posted on: February 11th, 2012, 11:38:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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That's Neil Bayliss' car. Absolute Mini nut.
He also has an Elswick Envoy. I think he had a Tici at one time also. He's a well known member of the IMM family.

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It's changed a bit since the last pictures we got!
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Graham Bichard
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Quoted from Grant Wilson, posted January 30th, 2012, 19:18:35 at here
....and why are all these shows so bloomin far away!!!
Grant


I know what you mean Grant!

Nothing stopping you posting a few pictures now though Matt.  I'd like to see how the bonnet turned out.  I like the carbon fibre plenum mind!

What rev range do you have with the 8v head?  And in the fourth picture down, what is the big silver attachment on the exhaust side of the engine?

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Matthew Payne
Posted on: February 16th, 2012, 17:44:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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The 8v head has hotter cams than most of the 16v heads come with. At the moment Ive self imposed myself a 4.5K rev limit... But in the long run the revs are limited by the crank (just balanced rather than a billet item. The power peak should be circa 7K, although is perfectly drivable from idle (even while the engine is cold).

Im not sure about the plenum. When we take if for its RR session Simon is going to bring along some ram pipes just incase the air box actually looses power!

The big silver attachment is a Rotrex supercharger - SC's latest addition to their price list - annoying as I'm are fairly sure it'll fit under my bonnet, and an intercooler would slot nicely behind the numberplate recess :-p Best pay off what I already have first I suppose!
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Graham Bichard
Posted on: February 16th, 2012, 20:36:25 Quote Report to Moderator
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I just wondered what the likely rev range of the k-heads engine was. I know the BMW bricks are quite low reving (for a motorbike) but the little I've read about the car engine applications suggested they performed best at 7-9k-ish rpm. As you mention, with a balanced as opposed to billet crank I think that would be pushing it a bit. I wondered if the 8v heads were a little calmer - sounds not, if the profiles are that bit wilder!

Nice compact 'charger installation by the looks of it! I assume the pipe leading around the back of the block (under the air filter) leads to the inlet side, via an intercooler/chargecooler.

Do you have any pictures of your bonnet?

ETA - I don't think I mentioned, car looks good. Make good use of it as the weather improves, won't you!  Nice clean bulkhead too  

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Matthew Payne
Posted on: February 16th, 2012, 21:45:02 Quote Report to Moderator
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Quoted from Graham Bichard, posted February 16th, 2012, 20:36:25 at here

Nice compact 'charger installation by the looks of it! I assume the pipe leading around the back of the block (under the air filter) leads to the inlet side, via an intercooler/chargecooler.




Normally it would, but this engine is destined for an American who wanted all the looks and bragging rights of the engine, but didn't want to fit an intercooler... Weird to spend 12ish K and not have all the power they could - 'only' 160bhp!

I haven't yet been out to take nice shots of it - Im waiting to do it properly with a nice setting but haven't yet decided where. Hopefully this (older) picture gives you a nice view of the bonnet tho



From memory 8v cams are about 280 degrees, LT 16v (as fitted to most of the 16v heads) cams are circa 260 degrees, RS 16v the same as 8v at approx 280 degrees. The sound gets distinctly deeper as it the revs pass about 4K - exactly as I am about to change gear  

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