MINI Locutus (formerly Blimey)

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  • History:
    Waited 12 weeks for delivery in July-October 2006. When I picked him up, I told the Motoring Advisor "I may do a couple of things, but I'm pretty much going to leave it stock."

    I just realized that pretty much the only things that are still "stock" are the pistons/rods/crankshaft and the stereo.

    Began transmogrification into GP Roadster in 2014. Assimilated parts of GP0769 in 2015. Assimilation will be complete 2016.
  • Drivetrain Mods:
    GP stuff (from GP0769):
    ECU; Intercooler; transmission; engine and transmission hard mounts; oil filter housing / cooling circuit; many cooling and vacuum lines; clutch lines; air intake hose

    Thumper TPR-1 Head; 17% WMW pulley; Milltek exhaust; Custom ported intake manifold; RMW/Newman Cam; RMW Street Header; RMW dyno tune; NGK BRK7EQUP plugs; JCW Cold Air Intake with AMSoil EaAU3570 Nanofilter; JCW 380cc injectors; Detroit Tuned bypass valve; Custom Devil’s Own / Coolingmist Water/Methanol Injection System; Clutchmasters FX-200 clutch / flywheel; ATI Super Damper crank pulley; M7 Air Plate Diverter; Vibratechnics engine mounts; RMW coolant tank; custom IC air diverter plate; new manual engine harness
    Suspension Mods:
    GP stuff (from GP0769):
    (future: rear trailing arms)

    Vorschlag camber plates; Bilstein Sport shocks/struts; Swift Spec-R springs; Powerflex Polyurethane front control arm bushings and rear upper shock bushings; TSW X-brace; H-Sport 19mm Rear Swaybar; GTT Front Strut Bar; Detroit Tuned front brakes; R56 JCW rear brakes; Carbotech 1321 front pads (daily), Carbotech XP10 front pads (track/mountains), Carbotech XP8 rear pads; Grassroots Garage braided stainless brake lines; ATE SuperBlue/Type 200 brake fluid
    Wheels and Tires:
    GP stuff (from GP0769):
    GP 18" wheels (will wear these to MOTD 2016)

    Dunlop Direzza ZII summer tires 225/45R16 on Enkei PF-01 wheels; Continental Extreme Contact 215/45ZR17 winter tires on OEM R91 5-spoke Bullets
  • Packages:
    Does it really matter?
    Exterior Mods:
    GP stuff (from GP0769):
    Doors (complete w/handles, windows and mirror caps, retrofitted with HK door harnesses); A-panels; cowl; side skirts; JCW badge (future: front bumper grille & splitter, taillights)

    Other GP stuff:
    GP rear trim (future: front bumper, rear bumper inserts, rear boot handle, GP badge, GP scoop graphics, GP slatted grille)

    Other stuff:
    Aero front bumper and grilles; body-color headlight rings; Voltage Products scoop; GP rear trim; Smoked Side Markers; silver front turn bulbs; PIAA UltraWhite front parking lights; Xpel clearbra, side stone guards, light guards, boot edge; British Leyland badge on boot; S2000 stubby antenna; MiniDoMore receiver hitch and cargo carrier; blackout rear skidplate; GoMiniGo third brake light flasher; rear fog brake light mod; Multivex mirrors; 65w Osram high-beam bulbs
    Interior Mods:
    GP stuff (from GP0769):
    silver dash panels; tach and speedo cluster; carpet; door panels; shifter; pedal assembly; handbrake console mounting bracket (mine was broken)

    Other stuff:
    Corbeau LG1 microsuede seats w/ anti-submarine strap slots, Corbeau brackets and double-locking sliders (driver's side heated); Custom welded-in roll bar by Performance Chassis, w/Brey-Krause seat brace and SFI-compliant padding; Rear seat deleted w/carpet, cargo net and spare hold-down; Factory roll bar delete; Euro Parcel Shelf; JCW Alcantara/leather steering wheel w/JCW CF trim (modded for paddle shifters); JCW carbon fiber / Alcantara shift knob and e-brake handle w/black microsuede boots; Outmotoring billet pedals; Schroth Hybrid-II (custom) / Profi-II ASM 6pt harnesses w/nomex shoulder pads; TRS / Simpson arm restraints; Safecraft Halon fire extinguisher w/Safecraft Billet Clamp & Brey-Krause roll cage mount; LED interior lighting; LED boot lights; MiniFini cupholders; LightInSight; RAM roll bar phone / camera mount
  • Ice Mods:
    Stock HK stereo with aux input (retrofitted to GP doors, w/GP audio trim)

    Valentine One; ScanGaugeII; ProClip phone mount; Ian Cull window/fogs/DSC module; Deka ETX20L lightweight battery

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