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Ruben Correia: 1972 Austin Mini

Ruben Correia purchased the 1972 Austin Mini in 2016 and had the intention to (only) restore the vehicle to its rightful beauty. "After seeing I could modify the Mini," mentions Correia, "I tried to do something different." A Honda motor was installed to the 1972 Mini, and with the lack of space in the bay many thought he couldn't fit and/or modify it (the motor) more. "Over the winter I made a custom turbo kit for it, Correia states.

Prior to the Mini, Correia owned a 1992 Honda Civic EG with a K20 motor in 2009. Unfortunately, the car was stolen. Shortly after, another Honda Civic, this time in the form of a boosted EP3, was next up as a project car. Correia currently still owns the EP3 but he wanted something different. As a result, he purchased the Mini.

Owner: Ruben Correia
Location: Toronto, ON
Vehicle: 1972 Austin Mini
Horsepower: 450
Club: Xclusive

SOCIAL

Facebook: /portuguese.kid
Instagram: @ruben_pkid

Photography by Spöke, @pasmag.

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ENGINE & PERFORMANCE

  • Honda b18c1
  • Manley rods
  • Manley pistons
  • ARP headstuds
  • Supertech valves
  • Skunk2 retainers and springs
  • Skunk2 Pro 2 cams
  • Skunk2 cam gears
  • Precision 6152 turbo
  • Tail 48m wastegate
  • Tail blowoff valve
  • Custom turbo manifold by Mfab
  • Custom intercooler and piping by Altech Performance
  • Precision injectors 750cc
  • Skunk2 throttle body 70mm

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EXHAUST

  • Magnaflow muffler and custom piping

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PERFORMANCE ELECTRONICS

  • Hondata S300 ECU

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DRIVETRAIN

  • Action clutch stage 4

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WHEELS & TIRES

  • Mini Lite wheels
  • Yokohama tires - 175/50-13

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BRAKES

  • KAD brake calipers
  • Wilwood master cylinder

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CHASSIS & SUSPENSION

  • Mini Tec custom subframe and suspension (front)
  • Full adjustable coilovers (rear)

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EXTERIOR

  • Custom wide body kit from Miglia (Mini Spares)

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LIGHTING

  • Less front lights

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INTERIOR

  • Custom dash
  • AEM air/fuel, boost gauges
  • Sobra seats
  • Safety devices roll-cage

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AUDIO & MULTIMEDIA

  • Kenwood head-unit
  • Alpine speakers

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FAVORITE MODIFICATION

"The motor swap because it's something different."

FUTURE MODIFICATIONS

  • AWD drivetrain

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SPONSORS

  • CP Auto Body
  • Altech Performance
  • Fia Customs

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SHOPS & MECHANICS

  • CP Auto Body
  • Altech Performance
  • Splitfire Performance
  • PWR Performance
  • MB Fabrication
  • Garage16

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