Lots Of Simple Questions At Once
Posted 01 March 2018 - 06:10 PM
I’m sure you’ll sort the mini’s engine out....indeed take it apart, put your mind at ease by telling yourself you would probably have upgraded to billet rods, forged pistons and a multiweb crank anyway within a year or so and sorting it now saves a lot of future work.
Posted 04 March 2018 - 05:21 PM
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Posted 04 March 2018 - 06:51 PM
a 1380 short motor from Minispares. one of their heads and a gearbox from GuessWorks. flywheel etc from Minispares as well so it can all be balanced as the engine is built. if you want the parts building then John a t Guessworks can do it.
Posted 04 March 2018 - 11:44 PM
If you had £3k £3.5k to spend on an engine what would you go for? For a bit of road fun easy enough to drive in traffic
Its a real shame someone took you for a ride on the other engine, how they sleep I will never know.
You could perhaps use that as a base unit, (not for the kitchen).
On your budget I could build you a really good 1360 or 1380, perfectly civilized for the road, and with loads of 'go' for reliable fun.
Its a case of picking the correct good quality components which will work in synergy to give you what you want, carefully built.
If you would like some testimonials PM or ring me
I have built race and championship winning engines and gearboxes too for several decades.
For TMF reputation check out Petrol's build thread pages 91 and 92...
Posted 05 March 2018 - 11:05 AM
thanks for replying I've Pm'd you with my details. Lets talk when you have time.
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Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:46 PM
The Cooper S in the photo above has original unrusted Hydrolastic suspension, we fitted gate vales to the pipes which stops it pitching front to back as much.
You are right Tony they did spend a lot of time and money, and as such the basic geometry really does take some improving on. The only ' modern' car which I can say was really up there with the Mini was a Mitsubishi Cordia, a 1.6 suck through turbo with about 140HP in a 2 door coupe, 205 1.9 comes 3rd for me.
Anyhow the hydro tweek won't apply to yours, for a decent road use;
Standard rubber donuts, with hilo's which means you can set the ride height a bit lower.
Adjustable dampers or simply uprated.
If you don't go too low and have the dampers set too hard potholes are better as are 10" wheels.
If you want you can go to town with adjustable bottom arms and tie rods at the front, so you can set camber and caster....
and adjustable rear toe and camber brackets.
The whole issue front and back then has to be correctly aligned, caster, camber, front tracking, rear toe and camber
You will then have the optimum setup....
The red S has all that and with 110bhp and 165 yoko tyres is like a rocket on rails, serious fun.
If you want a special for potholes you have a choice from our workshop....a New Holland 7840, a 30 series John Deere or an EVO rally car...I know which I prefer... LOL
Posted 11 March 2018 - 03:56 PM
Engine is all wrapped up on the pallet with the exhaust and the carb. Do you need the inlet manifold?
Posted 11 March 2018 - 04:00 PM
Posted 21 March 2018 - 08:33 AM
Thanks to they guys who pointed out the dangers its a lesson learned. These ******* have no shame it seems, because the guy must know he is selling crap stuff.
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