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#1 PACINO

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 06:52 PM

Hi guys! Have you seen any Mini with engine adapted to use liquefied gas?

Any information or photo?

Regards, Luis

#2 spraybeater

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Posted 05 January 2020 - 10:35 PM

Hi guys! Have you seen any Mini with engine adapted to use liquefied gas?

Any information or photo?

Regards, Luis

Back in the 80s I used to do the body repairs for a company that had a fleet of Mini Vans all running LPG.



#3 PACINO

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 04:18 AM

Thank you Spraybeater. I could only find this:

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 09:59 AM

As the Mini is such a small and light car, it's hardly worth it.  It's not like a big heavy Range Rover or something, I would doubt it is worth the hassle or expense, plus these days it would be undesirable due to making the car unoriginal.



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Posted 06 January 2020 - 10:03 AM

There are some companies in the UK that sell universal kits.

https://www.lpgshop....it-up-to-150hp/

 



#6 Dannyboolahlah

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 12:50 PM

Thank you Spraybeater. I could only find this:

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I known it's not much worse than a petrol tank, but I definately wouldn't like the be hit from behind with that!

#7 PACINO

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:49 PM

As the Mini is such a small and light car, it's hardly worth it.  It's not like a big heavy Range Rover or something, I would doubt it is worth the hassle or expense, plus these days it would be undesirable due to making the car unoriginal.


Yes, that's correct. Just I'm asking for a friend. He's very interested in this.

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Posted 06 January 2020 - 05:52 PM

There are some companies in the UK that sell universal kits.
https://www.lpgshop....it-up-to-150hp/


Thank you Compdoc! There are a lot in that link, but Idon't know wich one should be the correct for a Mini.

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Posted 07 January 2020 - 02:47 PM

 

There are some companies in the UK that sell universal kits.
https://www.lpgshop....it-up-to-150hp/


Thank you Compdoc! There are a lot in that link, but Idon't know wich one should be the correct for a Mini.

 

That link shows all the parts needed for an engine up to 150hp. As you can see there are a lot of bits and pieces to find a home for, other than the tank which is not included in the price,



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Posted 07 January 2020 - 11:10 PM

Ok, I understand

There are some companies in the UK that sell universal kits.
https://www.lpgshop....it-up-to-150hp/


Thank you Compdoc! There are a lot in that link, but Idon't know wich one should be the correct for a Mini.

That link shows all the parts needed for an engine up to 150hp. As you can see there are a lot of bits and pieces to find a home for, other than the tank which is not included in the price,

Yes friend, I understand.
This guy fitted the LPG kit years ago. Should be nice to know more about his experience.

http://www.theminifo...onversion-mini/

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 11:46 AM

Thank you Spraybeater. I could only find this:

Whats-App-Image-2018-06-02-at-18-26-19-1

I known it's not much worse than a petrol tank, but I definately wouldn't like the be hit from behind with that!

Why? Safer than our thin petrol tanks.

#12 Dannyboolahlah

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Posted 08 January 2020 - 07:49 PM

Thank you Spraybeater. I could only find this:

Whats-App-Image-2018-06-02-at-18-26-19-1

I known it's not much worse than a petrol tank, but I definately wouldn't like the be hit from behind with that!
Why? Safer than our thin petrol tanks.

I can't claim to be an expert on any of this, but liquid petrol seems a lot safer in such an exposed place than compressed gas.




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