Long prybars work quite well removing a turbo from an EVO, too.*lol* No, I don't think Mr C would fit in a mini. We were trying to change the alternator, and it was stuck so that we couldn't put enough force on the socket thingy. So we hit it with a hammer until it moved. That approach doesn't work as well on Impreza brakes.
Car looks wicked! Can't wait to see it's progression.