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#1 topcat

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:43 PM

From December 2007 to Feb 2009 I did my first mini rebuild. I never got round to posting it but now I have decided to put a 2.0 8V Vauxhall Calibra engine it I thought It would be a good time! Heres a few photos of the original rebuild:


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A nice Gazebo Respray!!

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Loads of Relays!

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I have recently purchased a C20NE engine with a home made subframe, driveshafts, gear linkage and a few other bits and bobs. The plan is to sort it all out, paint it all up, get a new gearbox, re-do the wiring, get a 2pc fibreglass clubman front then chop the front off my car and swap it all over. Here's a few pictures of the conversion:

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Edited by topcat, 20 April 2010 - 08:46 PM.


#2 HARBER07

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:50 PM

Did you buy that engine off Craig by any chance?

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:51 PM

Wow that was a quick Reply, Yer the conversion is out of pootle!

Got the engine off the subframe and in the living room for some cleaning and paint!

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Started hacking about at the subframe and doing a bit of re-welding. Cut out quite a bit and chopped off some unused brackets.

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Posted 20 April 2010 - 08:57 PM

Thought I recognized it :mrcool:. You know It's all good when the engine is in the living room! :blink: - should be a nice conversion.

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 08:46 AM

Looks like a good project, I am sure I have seen your car around 'nam

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 11:21 AM

Love it - cheap, reliable power and torque.

Is that engine an NE? I only ask because if it is, it must be an early one with that cam cover- looks like an SEH (130bhp).

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 12:39 PM

nice build what type of paint did you use?

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Posted 12 May 2010 - 01:49 PM

Nice project, im the chap you were talking to in halfords last night.Do you belong to any of the local clubs. :thumbsup: >_<

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:00 AM

Looks like a good project, I am sure I have seen your car around 'nam


Yer I'm around the 'nam quite a lot so quite possible.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:03 AM

Love it - cheap, reliable power and torque.

Is that engine an NE? I only ask because if it is, it must be an early one with that cam cover- looks like an SEH (130bhp).


Yer Apparently it is a NE but as you say, it usually says 'Injection' on the cam cover. Wish it was an SEH.

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:06 AM

nice build what type of paint did you use?


It's 2k Rover Electric Blue. Good thing about it was, It's so toxic it killed all the flies/bees/wasps that flew into the gazebo before they got to landing on the wet paint!

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Posted 13 May 2010 - 11:10 AM

Nice project, im the chap you were talking to in halfords last night.Do you belong to any of the local clubs. :) :genius:


Hi, Thanks, Yer I'm part of the Six Ex Mini Owners Club. Don't get to go along as much as I should. Nice wheels by the way, love starmags.

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 06:23 PM

Ah glad to see you've started a build thread :(

Sadly I can confirm it is a NE, Owen who I brought it from swapped the rocker cover over as he preferred the ribbed ones for his other engine ;)

Can't beleive that your misses lets you build it in the house :( Looking good though, you remembered where all the bits go :(

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Posted 06 June 2010 - 08:07 PM

he preferred the ribbed one



Hahaha

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Posted 08 June 2010 - 05:37 PM

he preferred the ribbed one



Hahaha


Ha ha, Yer I prefer ribbed too, Might have to get a chrome one off ebay at some point.

Think I have found a F18WR gearbox so that should be pretty good. Welded some new rear mount brackets on the subframe. Also cleaned and painted up the suspension, just have to put new bushes/bearings in now. Also started cleaning the engine and drilling out the broken exhaust studs, may have to heli-coil them because they wouldn't come out with easy-outs. Also got a new brake master cylinder to remove the servo and got new engine mounts. Plan to do a lot more soon as I will have more time, been really busy recently.

I broke the gearbox on my A-series a couple of weeks ago so the mini is off the rod till I get the conversion done. Had to get another car, within 2 hours I became the proud owner of a BMW 316i with 11 months MOT & 3 months TAX, £350!! Just has a blowing exhaust which i welded up and now it's fine! Can't wait to get the mini back on the road though!

Edited by topcat, 24 June 2010 - 11:52 AM.





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