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Old 05-02-2011, 08:47 PM
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After my first mod, a minimania CAI, I couldnt stop, by early 2010, the car looked like this with its Red GP intercooler, minimania CAI, OMP strut braces, lots of chrome and new stripes:

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DSC03451 by tweedbean, on Flickr

Then in early Jan 2010, I needed three new runflats and it worked out cheaper to buy a used set of BBS RZ's of Ryank with T1R's and this is where it began. Two weeks later I bought my Sparco Milano seats.

And from then on Project Orange was born.

Project Orange 2010:

The plan was to introduce an accent colour and make the car more standout with some changes here and there. A year later ands its amazing how changing wing mirror caps to orange ended up how it has with all the interior and exterior changes, as well as the engine mods that definitely were part of the original plan.

First step was to remove the chrome with colour coding the headlight rings, fitting an aero bumper and cc'd aero grill:
in progress
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Joey mod in progress
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Engine Mods:

450cc injectors
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Kavs 17% Pulley
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DSC04526 by tweedbean, on Flickr

Me fitting my newman cam
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DSC04543 by tweedbean, on Flickr

Custom Remap at P-Torque
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DSC04622 by tweedbean, on Flickr

Flames
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More flames
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Picture 8 by tweedbean, on Flickr

At this point the car looked like this:
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DSC04981 by tweedbean, on Flickr

The next thing was to get the wheels powder coated to give it a more aggressive look
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DSC05445 by tweedbean, on Flickr

Drag Racing 2010:

Now it had its aggressive look at power, it was time to test it, firstly at Shakespeare raceway, followed by 3 visit to RWYB days at Santa Pod in 2010
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39939_453961230972_513835972_6760366_8383239_n by tweedbean, on Flickr

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41217_453967795972_513835972_6760623_4954361_n by tweedbean, on Flickr

Later in 2010 I had more custom bits for the interior like the alcantara with black, silver and orange stitching, Rich also made me these awesome steering wheel inserts in alcantara:
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DSC05839 by tweedbean, on Flickr

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DSC05835 by tweedbean, on Flickr

Track Use 2011:

Then in 2011 I decided I needed to take this thing on the track so we arranged a track day at Curborough with yamMINI. Despite being the only MINI with out coilovers, my car held its own.

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P1010270 by tweedbean, on Flickr

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_DSC0009 by tweedbean, on Flickr

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183657_10150118918838534_568173533_6449774_2065544 _n by tweedbean, on Flickr
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