Engine Drivetrain 2nd Gen S Replica of the MINI Challenge Bonnet Scoop Duct

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  1. e46tor56

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    I wish we could get them...
     
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    I would be interested in one.
     
  4. Metalman

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    Yup....
    About 1-1/2 years ago...:D

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    Metalman, how much do those cost or are you even making them to sell them?
     
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    #6 Metalman, Jan 22, 2013
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    Welp....
    I'll tell you what, 99.83 BP is $158.39 USD....
    Someone is making a "poke yur eyes out killin" on these...
    There is probably $5.00 worth of aluminum.... Not counting labor to make them...

    And no... I don't make them or sell them...
    I stay busy enough running my company so I have no interest in branching out...

    Here are the dimensions if you want to make your own...

    View attachment Tuesday, January 22, 2013.pdf
     
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    You order it and than have to wait a month to get.
     
  8. N2MINI

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    I can easily cut that out on the CNC machine if your willing to roll and bend it around a pipe or something yourself... Just bare .063 alum of course. I think that is the thinnest stuff we have here.. You finish it however you like..
     
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    I'm sure I can come up with something as well. My father is a machinist by trade.
     
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    Chuck, did you ever install it?
     
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    It shot water all over my hot turbo when it rained... Steam would start wisping out of the scoop when I stopped....Probably doesn't bother those Challenge racer guy's though... They don't stop much, I guess....
     
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    I'm sure you could fab up some downspouts to carry that water away. Water cooled brakes! :D
     
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    Ah gotcha. Makes sense!
     
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    Now I need to figure out the dimensions. One of my MINI buddies said he could fab one up.
     
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    Was not difficult to make.....
     
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    I opened this thread and thought... Hmmm... How hard can it be?

    Using the PDF that Metalman supplied and some very rudimentary tools and supplies I had laying around the shop... I had one cut out, formed, test fitted and painted in under 20 minutes.

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    I honestly can't understand why these things are so expensive! :frown2:

    Anyway, now I have to decide whether or not to actually install it on the car. I mean, what's the advantage in putting one of these on a stock S? Could one of you enlighten me as to any possible issues, problems or advantages? Thanks guys!
     
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    Cool and thanks metalman for the PDF :)
     
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    Ha ha ha.... Well, there you go...

    These were my thoughts exactly...

    By the way... Nice job...:D
     
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    Well... I bolted this thing on today. I really have to hand it to MetalMan... This thing slipped nice and snug in the hole (giggity) and everything lined up perfect. All this just from folling his directions on the PDF. Unreal. Thanks MetalMan!!! :beer
     
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    Awww Shucks....:D

    Yur welcome.....
     

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