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Casper - Ghostly Waffle



In March 2010 I bought Casper, a 2005 PW MINI Cooper S, with the idea of taking part in the UK Time Attack series.

Casper in original form:


First mod - Milltek Exhaust (now replaced):


Alta v2 HAI (now replaced):


The interior strip began:


We took a trip to Coastal Racing for:
*17% Alta Pulley
*MINI Challenge Spoiler
*GP Intercooler
*Corbeau Revolution Racing seat
*TRS Harnesses
*Safety Devices Roll Cage
*Fuel testing kit
*Fire extinguisher
Coastal Racing's service and advice was 1st class and they soon sorted out the only problem I had, not being able to see over the steering wheel :lol:


New wheels arrived from Lohen & tyres from TOYO:



Despite the odds we made the first round of Time Attack at Oulton Park - running standard brakes, standard suspension, no tuning:


More weight gone:


The new Meister R suspension arrived, fitted at 1320 - top work as always. At the same time Casper was put on the dyno and produced 184.9whp / 162.2wtq.


Testing at RAF Woodbridge:


We boiled at Brands Hatch:


The UK MINI Challenge exhaust was fitted:


We did some testing at Snetterton:


I crashed:


I had a nice hug:




Then later in the year 1320 took ownership of the car - did an amazing repair job, modded it and tuned it to 214.4whp / 174.2wtq..

Then exactly a year on since the accident on October 10th 2011 I retook ownership of Casper :thumbup1:



I got some new wheels and added some wheel gap :crying:


Current spec:

Safety Devices Roll Cage
16" Bronze Rota Grids
Corbeau Revolution Racing seat
TRS Harnesses
Rear Wiper Delete
Meister R Coilovers
550cc Injectors
Bytronik Tune
GP Intercooler
17% Alta Pulley
JCM catback
CatCam
Stock S cylinder head
Stock exhaust manifold
Dave F Airbox

Thanks to everyone who made it happen - Coastal Racing, 1320, Lohen, MINICraft & everyone that helped out during Time Attack - MT really do look after their own (no homo) :thumbup:
 

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fuck me :laugh: .... good on ya
 

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I decided to buy a second MINI for Time Attack instead in the form of a pepper white R53 'Casper'... Pick up on Thursday then the modding begins! :)
I need your salary :thumbup::laugh::w00t: ROFL

Sweet looking car & have fun modding. Can't wait to see the transformation :)

MAFFA
 

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Thanks all - don't worry I'll be broke soon ;)

here's the first plan:

Interior stripped to bare essentials
German MINI Challenge exhaust
Aero Kit
Alta CAI v2
17% Pulley
Performance Head
NGK Spark Plugs
Brembo 4 Pot Brakes
GRS Motorsport Intercooler
Janspeed manifold
Full Roll Cage
Recaro Seats with harnesses
Automatic fire extinguisher system
KW Coilovers
 

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Good lad, cant wait to see it finished :thumbup:
 

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Nice shopping list :scared: :thumbup1:
 

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Thanks all - don't worry I'll be broke soon ;)

here's the first plan:

Interior stripped to bare essentials
German MINI Challenge exhaust
Aero Kit
Alta CAI v2
17% Pulley
Performance Head
NGK Spark Plugs
Brembo 4 Pot Brakes
GRS Motorsport Intercooler
Janspeed manifold
Full Roll Cage
Recaro Seats with harnesses
Automatic fire extinguisher system
KW Coilovers
WIN :thumbup1:

It seems like only a few days ago you were deciding whether to enter TA... now you have a new project and you still the have FJCW.
 

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Awesome plan :D

What wheels are you planning on putting on it ? & are you thinking KW Clubsports ?
 

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Thanks again all :)

Yea I was thinking about clubsports, any thoughts? Black OZ ultraleggera for the time being :)
 

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Nice one, hats off to you :cools:

Be interesting to see how you compare the 2 cars for reference. Please do tell when you pick it up
 

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Awesome, the birth of a hardcore track slut :thumbup: Some serious mods planned, can't wait to see the result :drool:

So what's the plan with the JCW then?
 
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