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#1 baddoghk

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 05:31 PM

Hope that everyone is keeping safe and well

 

Can anyone recommend a garage that will offer a turnkey solution for the Rover K engine conversion?

 

Have already tried around 20 garages with only 2 expressing an interest in looking at this but neither have done the engine conversion before

 

 

I want to drop off the mini and collect again a month or so later with everything done. 1.8vvc engine added, balanced, car weighting and tracking finished and a fresh MOT certificate . ( will also have a complete interior done but this one is easier to find)

 

Garage will need to source donor car -- or engine and all the parts and fit these

 

I have spent around 30 hours looking through various threads - got a few leads towards garages but all these since seem to have closed down

 

Would prefer in the Midlands / Warwickshire area but also willing to look farther afield if I can get the right garage

 

I will also post over in the 16Vforum 

 

Hopefully there will be a few out there that will be able to do a bit of work on this during the lockdown period if they normally work alone or from home

 

Thanks all for your help

 

 

 

 



#2 DeadSquare

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:02 PM

That is a pretty big ask.

 

You'd stand more chance if you had already found the engine.



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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:25 PM

Time frame is optimistic

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Posted 28 March 2020 - 06:28 PM

Hope that everyone is keeping safe and well

 

Can anyone recommend a garage that will offer a turnkey solution for the Rover K engine conversion?

 

Have already tried around 20 garages with only 2 expressing an interest in looking at this but neither have done the engine conversion before

 

 

I want to drop off the mini and collect again a month or so later with everything done. 1.8vvc engine added, balanced, car weighting and tracking finished and a fresh MOT certificate . ( will also have a complete interior done but this one is easier to find)

 

Garage will need to source donor car -- or engine and all the parts and fit these

 

I have spent around 30 hours looking through various threads - got a few leads towards garages but all these since seem to have closed down

 

Would prefer in the Midlands / Warwickshire area but also willing to look farther afield if I can get the right garage

 

I will also post over in the 16Vforum 

 

Hopefully there will be a few out there that will be able to do a bit of work on this during the lockdown period if they normally work alone or from home

 

Thanks all for your help

 

Did you try Coventry Classic Minis in Shilton? I'm sure I remember dropping my Mini off there once and he was doing a conversion then



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Posted 29 March 2020 - 09:12 PM

My mate offers this service, he's done several k series before but he's based in Torbay area so quite a drive from you, if your interested I can put you in contact so let me know

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Posted 01 April 2020 - 09:01 AM

Hi guys 

 

I think that finding the engine should be pretty straight forward -- plenty of running MGF's on sale on eBay / auto trader etc and willing to buy the complete car if the price was right so that it would include gear box, some wiring and the ECU. There are also a number of 16V vvc engines for sale.

 

Timeline -- I am not sure about this , I know a lot of these conversions have taken months (years) but these tend to have been guys working from home garages on the evenings and weekends , I am hoping that a dedicated garage would be quicker but I guess it takes as long as it takes.

 

I did try Cov minis around a month ago ( they are still advertising in one of the magazines). Not sure what is happening here but no answer to phone calls and emails and when I drove to the garage to have a look it was under a different ownership/name. 

 

 

My mate offers this service, he's done several k series before but he's based in Torbay area so quite a drive from you, if your interested I can put you in contact so let me know

Yes please -- I can at least check this out -- bit far to go but nothing a flatbed couldn't handle

 

Cheers



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Posted 02 April 2020 - 05:19 PM

Are you on Facebook? That's probably the best way to get in touch with him

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Posted 03 April 2020 - 06:06 PM

Are you on Facebook? That's probably the best way to get in touch with him

Not publicly but I do have an account and messenger if your mate has a facebook page and so I can connect through FB



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Posted 06 April 2020 - 12:02 PM

Ok I'll have a word with him and see if we can get a messenger chat going or I could get email or phone number if that's easier ?

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Posted 08 April 2020 - 07:10 PM

I've sent you a private message with his phone number in




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