2nd Gen JCW Where The Heck Am I going To Mount A OCC On My MINI?

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  1. Metalman

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    #1 Metalman, May 25, 2012
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    So, I have this rather large SS oil catch can and a rather small MINI engine compartment. Where exactly am I going to mount this thing?

    OK.....
    I don't want to remove my stock air filter box to make room.
    I don't want to relocate my radiator overflow tank.
    I don't want to hang the can from the flimsy plastic tab holding the alarm switch on the firewall.
    I don't want long hose runs connecting the can to the PCV track.
    I don't want to hang it outside on the scuttle like the air filter on a semi truck.
    I don't want a catching can on the front bumper.
    Justa Jim likes filing cabinets, Sorry.... not on my MINI.....

    Here is a pic of the OCC
    3" diameter x 7" tall
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    Sounds like a long hose to the boot is in order... :)
     
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    #3 Metalman, May 25, 2012
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    Ahhhhh.... See the 4th note..... Nope, that's not an option...:nonod:
     
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    Hang it on the outside, like on the scuttle, it'd look kind of like the air filter on semi trucks!

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    Soooo, A plan is coming together.
    Took a few measurements, Did a little layout, Punched a few holes.....:D

    [​IMG]
     
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    Bang..... Out jumped these....
    [​IMG]
     
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    Ahhhhh.... See the 5th note..... Nope, that's not an option
     
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    Mount it on the front bumper for that old 60's gas'er look. Now I know why MINI wants to use 3 cyl engines, so there is room for the catching can.... :wink:
     
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    How about the filing cabinet in the background and forget about the whole idea. :Thumbsup:

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    Sorry Chuck, see #6 requirement.....:D
     
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    Sorry Justa Jim..... not thar.....:D
     
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    Just weld the CC to the base of an old coffee thermos and stick it in your cup holder! :biggrin5:
     
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    you could also make good use of your "secret" compartment.
     
  14. Metalman

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    Just weld the CC to the base of an old coffee thermos and stick it in your cup holder. And secret compartment.

    Nope & Nope....:D
     
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    Man that would look so cool too. Guess you can keep it in the secret compartment with your skittles & diet coke. :biggrin5:
     
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    Secret compartment and Skittles = Cooper.......:D
     
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    Yep pull over for the ambulance. :p
     
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    Very small trailer?
     
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    :cornut: Flimsy plastic tab on fire wall has been holding my BSH OCC for years and thousands of miles. Nothing was moved or deleted. She sits there snug as a bug in a rug. Short ingress/egress hoses also.(08 R56 MCS/JCWm):Thumbsup:

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    Yep...... It'll always hold it....... Up until it doesn't.....:D
     

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