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#196 Bosanova


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 08:41 PM

Thanks David,

Bosanova, your Mini looks great, did you have any more pictures on your front Diff setup? From what I could see there were two sprockets, and a diff mounted with pillow blocks.

Any chance of some more photos?


Hey this thread just keeps growing! :w00t:
Wazza, i dont have any more pictures right now, what do you want to know?

#197 biggav


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Posted 04 October 2007 - 09:02 PM

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was the diffuser difficult to make?? i'm removing my rear valance and want something similar for my car.

Sorry for hijacking the thread.

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:03 PM

Better/cheaper, unfortunatly not both together, I made it chain drive which is cheaper but has no reverse but one can be fitted and the maintenance of the chain to consider. I haven't went mad trying to cram it all in a standard length round front, it will need to be extended by 3.5 inches but I'm happy with that, to give that extra much needed space

This is someone elses thread hope they don't mind!


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is that a westgarage r1 / mini differential kit???


#199 R1mini


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Posted 05 October 2007 - 12:22 PM

Hello Dave,
No, I got bits made and I made bits, the diff is a Quaife ATB, the bearings are sealed versions, the diff plates laser cut to my dxf file, the bearing carriers machined by a local firm and the sprocket from B&C express from a blank to suit the bolt pattern on the diff


#200 mackan


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Posted 20 October 2007 - 10:24 PM

Bossanova please contact me . I´m from sweden and i need little help from you

#201 roofless


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Posted 14 October 2008 - 06:50 PM

anything ever come of this????????

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Posted 15 October 2008 - 02:10 PM

anything ever come of this????????

If you mean my R1 mini that started this thread ? LOL :thumbsup:
I ran if for about one summer , worked good, missed having a reverse . But as i cant leave anything alone i am working on another engine conversion/hybrid for it.

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Posted 07 January 2011 - 11:57 PM

hey every1 i have read this whole topic very interesting, and some very good ideas,
i am building something similar myself, but i was thinking if i used the original gearbox and shafts and run 4th gear normally would this work???????
by doing this i would still have reverse too??

What do you think

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