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#16 roofless

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Posted 10 September 2008 - 08:14 PM

im liking the pro-motive conversion and i have read everything on the site the only thing thats putting me off is the fact there is no reverse mechanism/motor i kno it says your working on the idea but how long will this take?

mini looks very good mate rather take your time and get it right rather than cut corners. also the front mounted appeals to me more than the z cars kits no need to butcher your mini up, at least this way it could be returned back to standardish (back to A series setup) all the best for the project tho mate!

roofless/darren both your cars are in this months mini world :P they looks so cool!!! just wondering though are they suitable to use as a daily drive or not practical/too much for the engine?


I used mine as a daily driver for about a month - no probs at all. its not much noisier than my old 1380 - but i didnt have sound insulationn in that. it kinda boils down to how far you're going to travel, and whether you like noise.

I do. :P

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Posted 11 October 2008 - 07:51 PM

sorry for being dim but this engine go in the front will it? how quick are they compared to 1.3? top speed acceleration ect?


sorry to hi-jack.......................

engine goes in the front - easier than an a series " in-the-subframe " swap due to space around engine once it goes back in - speed wise, 125mph top end achievable with the right engine and gearing options - how quick are they? - will make you think your old a series was going in reverse - in all 4 gears :P

an older kit on carbs ( fitted and tweaked by a very experienced chap ) recently got 170 BHP at the wheels on dyno / rolling road at gaydon. Mine on injection out-ran the rolling road ( due mainly to technical difficulties with the rolling road ), tried to jump off, at 5000rpm in third gear read 144 BHP. The power band is at 9000-10500 rpm so it had a way to go to get a proper reading.

lots of people talk about them having no torque - I dare anyone who has had a test ride in mine to substantiate this................... ;)

basky got his fitted and ready for 2nd fix electrics etc in 4 days.

need any more persuasion ? ;)


Hi dude Just like to say looking good! make sure you get the cage welded properly! as when you get it running you will soon think HOLY MOTHER OF GOD ******* this is fast ;) scoobydoo hadnt a clue today! :(

Nut & bolt rebuild all done at home took me 5 months! HEHEHE only because i had time off work that is ALOT of time :thumbsup:
youre doin well keep us all upto date with pictures of progress!




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