My Miniexvo Project
Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:45 AM
So at the last race meeting for the season last year the old A series had another issue so I am in the process of removing it from the car.
Now I do have a 1380 that needs to be assembled but....the thought of a Bike Engined mini popped up again.
I ride a motorbike every day to/from work and I live in a rural area just north of Auckland as such I have an unsealed road. I recently got my first shaft drive motorbike as I was getting sick of chain maintenance. I also have the nick name of sandtrap from my fellow racers after 2 or 3 visits to the sand traps in the few seasons.
So with the above in mind the only thing that was putting me off running a bike engine was all the kits available use a chain drive
I did recall seeing a kit years ago that was using a transfer box. So I did some Google searches. Bingo it was the miniexvo kits...but unfortunately their website no longer worked and I could not find any contact info past or present.
I did however find a website/build diary from a guy in LA USA who had purchased a miniexvo kit many years ago. Great I thought he might have some contact details. So I sent Joe250 an email. Yes some on here will know of this guy and his project.
We emailed a few times exchanged details and I called him up on the phone.
As Joe had removed the R1 kit to install a BMW dohc conversion A series we agreed on terms and a sale of his miniexvo kit was complete.
It is currently in a container on a ship in the Pacific heading towards me in Auckland New Zealand.
I will post pictures of my project and progress once the engine/kit arrives.
Posted 14 September 2018 - 12:25 PM
Posted 14 September 2018 - 05:19 PM
Posted 14 September 2018 - 09:38 PM
yeah...just could not help myself. Picked up another ozzy mini the other weekend....rusty as and had been in an accident then sat outside. Got it for the stock firewall so I can remove the weber box and go back to standard. If I ever run an A series again I will run twin SU not the weber so no firewall mods going forward.
A secret no more
So while I wait for the engine to arrive body work will begins.
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