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#1 NDT

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 01:23 PM

I've seen a couple of front mounted supercharger conversions on here, but nothing with standard bodywork.

Does anyone know if the M45 will fit in front while keeping the body standard?

 

Thanks!

 

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Posted 29 March 2019 - 03:46 PM

How 'standard' do you mean? No alterations at all or no external alterations?



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 04:57 PM

Even if you transplanted the oil filter, the starter would be in the way.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

How 'standard' do you mean? No alterations at all or no external alterations?

totally standard.

I'm having my mk 1 restored and I want to keep the body standard.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 07:53 PM

 

How 'standard' do you mean? No alterations at all or no external alterations?

totally standard.

I'm having my mk 1 restored and I want to keep the body standard.

 

Obviously I would move the filter housing to a remote one and get rid of the distributor for megajolt.



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Posted 29 March 2019 - 11:48 PM

If you don't have the dimensions, I could measure mine, but you would also have to allow for the pipes to it and from it.



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Posted 30 March 2019 - 06:38 PM

Why would you want to have it in front when presumably it's much easier to fit behind? Is there some advantage?

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 07:33 PM

..appreciate the question is about the M45 unit, but have you considered a rotrex unit ?



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Posted 31 March 2019 - 12:23 AM

Im about to do this around easter time with an M45 variant from a C180 Merc. Photos will follow. Im probably going to remove the slam panel on one side of the bonnet catch and replace it with a 10-12mm thick strap for a bit more room. This will even push the grille out to line up with the bonnet trim properly. The small gap between the grille and body wont be that noticable. Check out my post about C180 charger as it has a you tube link to someone else that has fitted one of these. A Rotrex is more ideal but probably way more expensive. My charger cost me around 100 quid on trademe. Pity the engine mods aren't as cheap. Megajolt is a sensible investment for forced induction engines as well as getting rid of the dizzy. Charger in front is not easy but they look cool and suck through sucks. Podifold is not cheap either. Do the research and look at lots of google images. A file of saved relevant pictures will show you the way.


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Posted 31 March 2019 - 10:26 AM

Rotary is a good call, specialist components are doing conversions for mpi's

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Posted 31 March 2019 - 06:40 PM

 

How 'standard' do you mean? No alterations at all or no external alterations?

totally standard.

I'm having my mk 1 restored and I want to keep the body standard.

 

to be honest I don't rate the chances of no mods. The front panel would need a bit cutting out and presumably it will be blow through so you would need room for an intercooler. It would all be hard with out detachable front 



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Posted 05 April 2019 - 06:48 AM

we will do this and the other thing not because it is easy but because it is hard...



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Posted 14 April 2019 - 09:32 PM

I prefer the idea of front mount to make it easier to plumb an intercooler.
I’m not going to chop my Mk 1 about though so will look for a different charger or stick with turbo.

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Posted 14 April 2019 - 10:27 PM

Glad to hear that you aren't going to chop your Mini about.



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Posted 15 April 2019 - 01:14 PM

A rotrex super charger are small and you can get some good power, have a look at the specialist components website

https://www.speciali...ort-engine.html




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