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Blog posts of '2012' 'April'

Odwyer Racing @ Owen Developments- 30 April 2012
We managed to get over today to see Mark at Owens and make some runs on their rolling road with Richard O'Dwyer's turbo MINI. We wanted to do this whilst it has a stock cylinder head and stock camshaft. Mark believes we can still find some more power with this combo which shows what a great start this conversion can be HP to £ spent with a stock engine. 

We're glad to announce that we will be partenering with the team at Owens to build the best turbos & kits for the R53 & R56 1.6 MINIs.

To say we're excited about working with the team at Owen Developments is a huge understatement, so here are today's results.

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Old Red goes to Race Technology- 28 April 2012
We headed upto RT on Thursday afternoon for a course and to configure the DL1 to the EC2.............as you can see the laptops were out in full force.....big thanks too Kieran

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Testing at Cadwell with O'Dwyer Racing- 28 April 2012
After an all day session by Scott Jack & Thomas it was a 3am load up and off to Cadwell for some testing before the 1st Time Attack www.timeattack.co.uk round off 2012, we weren't the only Time Attack cars getting some track time in.

Needless to say the weather report was rain and more rain......when we got there at 7.30am there was no rain but there was a lot of damp patches about on track.

9am and we were in the first sigting laps.......and just like those days at Santa Pod as the seat belts were tightened the rain spots started on the windscreen...by the end of our 3 sighting laps it was raining hard as you can tell from the last pics, hope you enjoy the pics.

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1320s bodyshop - 24 April 2012
1320 use a local bodyshop for all there resprays, Simon set up his bodyshop after leaving Mercedes where he worked with Thomas. Simon was responsible for Steve Royster's Black 2 turbocharged MINI that made Redline magazine back in 2010, Simon's paintwork skilz are amazing. 

This is 1 of 3 VW campers that Simon has restored (this one is his) to a show winning finish and is now powered by Subaru


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So in the paint shop this week we were asked to give the turbocharged mini of Richards a make over ,

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Sorry about the picture quality,Richards mini ready to be stripped down

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Sills off, bonnet stripped,scuttle stripped and doors stripped.

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Bumpers, new vented A panels and sills stripped down ready for a freshen up.


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Next time you all see the car, it should look brand new.

If you have any bodyshop needs, either paint or bodywork please call 01234 376089

Headgasket gone ? if you're really lucky- 23 April 2012
like Paul aka NA250 it might be just a split in the hose :)

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Making good progress with the MINI Garage carbon vents- 14 April 2012
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There's no going back now.......- 14 April 2012
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One way of slowing...- 11 April 2012
...us down at the track is by sending us one of these, cheers Loui

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ACE Cafe London 05.04.12- 06 April 2012
Good to see so many of you tonight

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Harvey must get the Spirit of MINI prize as a driveshaft went and he ask the very nice AA man to tow him the last 7 miles to hang out until the AA lorry turned up

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You can guess why Jake & Joe wanted to go to Ace Cafe

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On the way home, 6 hours sleep and then off to Santa Pod for a gruelling weekend working on Ellis Motorsport twin turbo Pro Mod car...............can life get any better
Our other courtesy car gets Bilsteins- 03 April 2012
Our other dark silver courtesy car got some love last Friday with some new Bilstein B14 PSS coilovers, R56 front calipers Pagid discs and Performance Friction pads all around and Motul 660 brake fluid, contacting the floor was some Neuton 205 45 17 tyres, So whats the best thing to test all these new componets out ?

Answer; A How Fast session at Bedford Autodrome EVO magazine circuit, we did the 1 hour practice session on the Neutons and netted a 1.32.857 a 2.491 sec improvement, we decided to switch the front wheel & tyres to some 16 x7 Rota slipstreams and 195 50 16 Toyo 888's for the 2 flying laps, this netted us our fastest time of the day with a 1.32.263 a 3.085 sec improvement.........we believe that the car and old man Webster have some more left in there.

So now when you visit can try KW V1's or Bilsteins B14 PSS if both courtesy cars are on site.


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Who do you think run the faster time in the hot laps ?

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Best time on Neutons

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Best time on 195 50 16 Toyo 888's

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