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Rover Turbo ERA Mini 88-90

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rj1106 Silver Member Mike Holtz
Trail, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Morgan 4/4
1990 Mini ERA Turbo "Nigel"
Rover also did a modified from 1988 to 1990. With E.R.A. (English Racing Automobiles) they crammed in a 1275 turbocharged A+ drivetrain from the MG Metro turbo. The attached picture shows the setup of one of the Japanese export market cars. In lieu of a sunroof, they got air conditioning and all the associated plumbing, compressor and rad. Personnally, I took it all out.
The liitle rad in the front is an auxillary cooling rad thats in series with the main rad. Also has oil cooler. The turbo is tucked in behind and a bit of fire wall surgery was required. There is no intercooler.
For the day, it was pretty impressive at 94 horsepower and top speed of 112 mph. It is the fastest production Mini (not MINI- I'm sure the new Cooper S, let alone a JPW would blow the crap out of it).

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2013-05-05 05:29 AM by Skye.

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
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That's so awesome I'm splitting this into it's own topic

Thanks for posting the info!

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