Olivia:The Mental 1.8L C38 Rotrex Elf Army

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  1. Sleek Motoring

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    #1 Sleek Motoring, Mar 1, 2015
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    Hello everyone! Welcome to Sleek Motoring! We are a European repair and performance shop located in Colorado Springs, Colorado. We mainly work on Mini Coopers, Land Rovers ,BMW ,Audi And Porsche. Our team is very talented and will work on anything you would like us to!

    Check out our facebook page to see all the action going on in the shop!

    http://www.facebook.com/sleekmotoringllc

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    Meet Olivia (means Elf Army!). We call her Olive for short! She is a 2004 Mini Cooper S R53,we imported her from Italy. She is going to be a street legal go-kart! Olive will be daily driveable, functional and reliable. Oh did I mention she will be mental fast!

    The Plan:

    We are going to make her into a 1.8L stroker engine with a C38 Rotrex supercharger!


    Here she is in stock form!

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    We will start the build off with the baseline dyno run! ENJOY!


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  2. TheModFather

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  3. Kenny kustom

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    So why from Italy??
     
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    From what I understand, it was great deal type of thing.

    Busted his huevos a few times, but am really looking forward to the end results!! :Thumbsup:

    Bryan
     
  5. Sleek Motoring

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    Because, Why not! Adds to the flavor of the whole build!Even though it gets old being asked "have you ever seen the Italian Job?"...
     
  6. N2MINI

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    With shipping involved it must have been a HECK of a deal.. As in almost free. Looking forward to reading along with the build!!!
     
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    It looks to be a US model--must be a military car. Is the dash in MPH or KPH?
     
  8. Kenny kustom

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    Because, what is different with the Italian model vs the na model?

    There has to be something to make it worthwhile.

    I imported a Pajero from Japan. It was a 2.5 turbo diesel.
    Something that could not be had, here.
     
  9. Dave.0

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    #9 Dave.0, Mar 2, 2015
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    The Italian version will run on Red wine, Pasta, or Garlic if Petrol is not available. :lol:
     
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    From what he has told me, there are only some slight differences from the US cars... Dont know for sure, I didnt dig into it much the one time I have seen his car. ;)
     
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    #11 Sleek Motoring, Mar 2, 2015
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    Certainly a military car. Very subtle differences I've found. The antenna, tail lights, medical pack,tool kit. Owners manual and med pack in Italian... Still finding odd things as I rip into the car! Still having issues getting the Mini warranty converted to USA Mini jurisdiction unfortunately!

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    Whats the antenna look like?

    And does the radio pick up regular stations? I know cars imported from Japan the tuner will only land on even numbers instead of our odd freq numbers, so the radio wont work.
     
  13. Sleek Motoring

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    I am not sure, I have never used the radio! As for the antenna its a shark fin as opposed to the whip!

    I am going to hook my autologic up to it and do some programing. Wonder what other surprises are lurking!
     
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    You may find the onboard espresso maker option. I think it pre wired like out CD changer option. If you find it you can order the espresso machine from MINI for 10 times it real value and control it from your radio if you know Italian. -ciao
     
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    Its eleven years old... :postcount
     
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    Im just in it for the free power steering pump!:Thumbsup:
     
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    I will have to park the car on the street corner selling myself...err I mean espressos just to pay for it all!

    I still haven't figured out the matrix of button combinations to make all the fancy drinks. I think its seek one time,volume down twice,mute three times followed by play once for an upside down caramel macchiato...:cornut:
     
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    Hope you have better luck on the street corner than I do! :)
     
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    #19 cct1, Mar 3, 2015
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    Just change it up a bit, you'll be ok. No one likes a grimy, bearded man wearing a halter top, red high heels, a mini skirt and fishnet stockings. It's ok to go shopping at Walmart in that sort of apparel but it just doesn't work on the street corner. My .02....
     
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    Must be speaking from experience ehh?:blush2:
     

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