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#1 steevo57

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 12:09 PM

After sitting out front for 4 years, today we decided to see if the Mini would start. Josh (my Son) got his Peugeot battery, connected it up and hey presto, after cleaning the plugs it started and ran sweetly!

 

Now the hard work begins, as we are going to convert the engine to Honda power. I have spent a long time researching and reading and have decided to go for this conversion. Also starting will be the stripping down to a bare body shell and making any necessary repairs followed by a respray. The colour has been chosen and will be revealed later when the shell is ready.

 

For now, very happy that I will be selling an engine that runs!

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Posted 17 July 2017 - 02:06 PM

Honda conversion is a fun beast.

Are you going with the tried and tested kit or making it up as you go along?

#3 steevo57

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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:26 PM

Hi minihobbymini

 

Going with the tried and tested allspeed engineering kit - my son Josh (a qualified Motorsport Engineer) is helping with most of it. Being doing a lot of research over the last few weeks and we are not geared up for fabricating/modifying our own subframe.

 

Happy to do a lot of the work!

 

Thanks for your interest



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Posted 20 July 2017 - 04:31 PM

Just a quick update today with some more photos ...

 

Starting to strip the interior before removing lots of other bits 'n' pieces and ordering an allspeed engineering subframe. That won't be for a couple of weeks yet tho'

 

 

 

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Edited by steevo57, 20 July 2017 - 04:53 PM.






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