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#61 Aceslow

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 07:10 AM

I was in contact with them in October. The cable gear shift is being developed. The current setup uses a quick shift system such as air compressed or means of a electric ram and flappy paddles on the steering wheel for the gear change. Electric reverse is just how it sounds. Engine in neutral gear and press the button to activate the starter motor to drive the chain.

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Posted 17 March 2012 - 06:13 PM

Yeah I guessed it would be by use of a starter. Doesn't the Pro Mo kit have an engine driven reverse box, sounds much better to me! Although the performance figures MiniMinus quoted seem better than what some of the Pro Mo guys have said.


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Posted 18 March 2012 - 01:27 PM

Pro-Motive does have a reverse gear box. Some are claiming the box is noisy. i have yet to drive mine as I am in the process of building my second pro-motive mini(first with reverse) so I can't say how loud the box is. Like you I do prefer the mechanical box or go MOLO ( Manual Owner Limb Operated). The difference in design may alter the performance a bit. I like the pro-motive kit better because you can use the axles from the mini and the differential is oil filled. I like the Idea of a flappy paddle gear change though.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 02:07 PM

Looks great, i will be interested in a kit like this in about 50 years when i can afford the insurance...

#65 mattw92

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Posted 18 August 2012 - 10:52 PM

definately following this interesting to read and see the results! its a dream to own somthing to beat lambos :P

Edited by mattw92, 18 August 2012 - 10:54 PM.


#66 CraigieB

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Posted 27 September 2012 - 08:14 AM

nothing wrong with an electric reverse gear, honda goldwings have them as standard, its the same idea, uses the starter to reverse it. if its good enough for honda then it will be fine for our minis :)

Had my heart set on a B18C4 vtec with turbo plans but now this is changing my mind a bit :S

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:15 PM

Video from the weekends testing, getting better but still struggling to use full throttle



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Posted 01 April 2013 - 08:35 PM

Looks great but a bit twitchy under full throttle maybe?

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:07 PM

Hopefully doing some suspension Tweeks this month to improve drivability. Only really using part throttle at the moment

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:12 PM

Wicked, I can only dream haha ;)

#71 josh.evans

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:13 PM

looking good pal what size wheels you on 10" and what tyres you got on them

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 09:18 PM

10x6" with yoko a032rs 165x70x10

Hopefully going to try my 13" wheels this week

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Posted 18 May 2013 - 09:27 PM

Do the air filters require sticking out of the bonnet? Would it be possible to close the bonnet with a different air cleaner set-up? I am thinking of doing this conversion on my van.

 

Thank you,

 

Mike



#74 jonny f

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 07:49 AM

Do the air filters require sticking out of the bonnet? Would it be possible to close the bonnet with a different air cleaner set-up? I am thinking of doing this conversion on my van.
 
Thank you,
 
Mike


It's a minus so the body is 3 inches lower. Look on the lynx site there is a R1 engined mk1 with a standard bonnet.

#75 craigr91

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Posted 19 May 2013 - 05:49 PM

what is it like to live with though, how noisy is it in the cable, how would it cope in traffic etc, any day to day running really?

 

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