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#1 germini30

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 12:48 PM

Currently my mini thirty is fitted with an mg metro engine. It's a bit smokey on acceleration. In my shed I still have the original 998 engine which is fitted with 12g295 head and it ran great. I was thinking of maybe using the car over summer as it is and swapping the engines back over winter. I was thinking of maybe taking the mg metro cam and fitting that to the 998 or will that not work. I also have a big valve metro head and a standard 12g940 too. Which combo will give best fun with the 998??

#2 Turbo Phil

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:09 PM

If the 295 is in good condition I'd leave that on the engine. The MG Metro cam will work fine.

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 01:16 PM

Yeah it's very good. Been stood in the dry a couple of years so head off, new stem seals and re lap the valves first

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 07:12 PM

What kind of bhp would that achieve. 998cc 12G295 head, stage one kit, mg metro camshaft??

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Posted 12 June 2018 - 09:46 PM

50 ish maybe a tad more I know someone near me with same spec that was 53hp with twin hs2

Edited by dyshipfakta, 13 June 2018 - 06:03 AM.


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Posted 12 June 2018 - 10:18 PM

I had a 266 cam (so very similar to an MG metro cam) with a 295 head on my very first mini which was a 998 with twin su carbs/lcb manifold. It was a lovely drive, massive improvement over standard, but still had decent idle and remained tractable.




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