Im interested in making a front engined RWD bike powered mini too. Whilst ill agree with Chris that mid engined rear wheel drive would be a faster i would still prefer the engine up front for several reasons
1. It keeps the car looking more original.
2. I feel a front engined RWD car is easier to fabricate in a DIY situation.
3. Im not making the car for all out speed just a fun weekend vehicle.
I have seen pictures of this mini
which is pretty much what im after drivetrain wise and it apparently has Z-cars trailing arms?
This particular setup uses a sierra diff though and as the 3.14 ratio boxes are like gold dust these days im thinking of using a freelander 3.21 instead with the added benifit that its a but lighter too.
Is it possible to buy the trailing arm setup from Z-cars? Im sure I could work it out and fabricate my own as im a fairly competent engineer but im going to have to bow to the combined knowledge of the Z-cars team especially when it comes to trailing arm suspension.
Front Engine Rwd
Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:26 PM
Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:27 PM
he bought some arms from us a couple of yrs ago to do that project
Posted 23 January 2010 - 08:41 PM
i cant see how aving it front engined rear wheel drive will make it look more standard, doesnt the bonnet have to be longer to fit it in? and you still have to chop away at the back seats, also cant be easier to build because youd have to make the tunnel bigger to accomodate for the exhaust aswell as the prop shaft
am i talking sense here?
Posted 23 January 2010 - 09:44 PM
I also dont think the seat backs will need modifying either. The boot floor will need modifying a bit but that's not really seen. With regards to a tunnel yes that will need enlarging but i think once carpeted that wont be seen that much.
Posted 29 March 2010 - 01:57 AM
Posted 29 March 2010 - 12:50 PM
not on Z cars - you need to go to www.pro-motive.co.uk
they do superb FWD R 1 conversion packages.
just like mine
ah, just saw the RWD bit - thats a kit car company from derby way I think. but try pro-motive anyways.
just wondering what is the kit car company near derby? as im currently looking at a conversion aswell for a future mini and from
Derby. so if you could help that would be great
Edited by ..mini...dave.., 29 March 2010 - 12:51 PM.
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