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#1 Callums_mini

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 03:47 PM

Thinking of building a mini wioth the Zcar engine in it as my next project.does anybody have one?and could you tell me the costs and bhp,0-60,top speeds etc and insurance?

#2 Ade

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:27 PM

Basically the cost and performance will depend on what engine you use and what spec you decide to build it too.

If your building yourself and using a standard shell and an R1 engine then you'll probably be looking at about 8-9000ish.

R1 should give you a 0-60 of around 4.5 secs.

#3 R1minimagic

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:37 PM

I agree with Ade, how much are u thinking of spending is the question!?

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 04:41 PM

And insurance will depend on age, don't even think about it if your under 18, and I think you'd be lucky to get a decent price if your under 21. Saying that, Ade's R1 is only a 998.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 05:22 PM

Insurance wise i'm paying £350 fully comp with guaranteed value of £15000. It's insured as a kit car and i'm 35. My mate who's 19 is paying £1300 without guaranteed value.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 05:35 PM

35, you old git!!!!!!

i am a sweet, young and innocent 34 year old!! :wink: :wink:

I think i was paying about the same Pete

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:10 PM

Well I'm 29 and paying £286 :grin: :tongue: :tongue:

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:15 PM

don't even think about it if your under 18

He's 16. Don't even consider it matey unless you win the lottery. Aswell as being 16 money income isnt going to be much, and a Z-Cars kit costs lots, and excludes the engine.
On top you have insurance. Having a 998cc engine, insurance is pricey.
Having a motorbike engined kit car is going to be stupid!!

It isnt brain science :rolleyes:

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:17 PM

unless you do what Ade did! Phone up and tell them it's a 998cc Mini, with the 998 engine taken out of the front, and a 998 engine put in the back!

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:27 PM

Well ive still got mine as a 1.3i MPI cooper !!! :cheese:
Well that is what the logbook will say but ADRIAN FLUX will know different :grin:

Mark :wales:

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 07:28 PM

I am sure Ade will have told them that it is a bike engined conversion and they know exactly what it is!

Just like my insurance company did, i made sure they knew everything that had been done so that there were no excuses for them not to pay up in the event of an accident.

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Posted 22 December 2005 - 08:41 PM

I am sure Ade will have told them that it is a bike engined conversion and they know exactly what it is!

Just like my insurance company did, i made sure they knew everything that had been done so that there were no excuses for them not to pay up in the event of an accident.

Your absolutley right Dale! I don't want to run any risk of them not paying out if anything should happen! :saywhat:

They know exactly what it is and I also have a guaranteed value of £15000 :grin:

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:39 AM

If he is only 16 then i think is is pulling our legs.... :wub: :)

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Posted 24 December 2005 - 11:40 AM

Look at all his post think he dreaming again lmao :wub:

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Posted 21 July 2006 - 09:07 PM

I am sure Ade will have told them that it is a bike engined conversion and they know exactly what it is!

Just like my insurance company did, i made sure they knew everything that had been done so that there were no excuses for them not to pay up in the event of an accident.

Your absolutley right Dale! I don't want to run any risk of them not paying out if anything should happen! :saywhat:

They know exactly what it is and I also have a guaranteed value of £15000 :grin:



Who was this with Ade??? or pete or dale to be honest as it would be good to get a few quotes off different companies??

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