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#1 Peter Pan

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:10 PM

Hi,

I have recently suffered a serious motorcycle accident courtesy of someone planting a load of diesel on a motorway slip road which i happened to find. I have been put off completely of riding another motorcycle on the road but would still like to play around with the engines and while i spend the next 6 months in my armchair waiting for my leg to repair, im after as much info as possible. Basically i want to put an R1 engine in a mini. At the moment i dont have either but was wondering if anyone could give me info as to where to start.

Many Thanks

Pete ;)

#2 miniadventure

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:24 PM

There are a few kits to chose from there is Pro-motive who put an R1 engine in the front and Zcars Which put theres in the rear. Have a look at thier websites to gat an idea.

Hope this helps

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 01:51 PM

There are a few kits to chose from there is Pro-motive who put an R1 engine in the front and Zcars Which put theres in the rear. Have a look at thier websites to gat an idea.

Hope this helps



OK will start there,

Many thanks

#4 Jammy

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 02:54 PM

Really depends what you want to use it for really? Pro-motive is great if you want to keep your Mini, Mini, plus the conversion is much cheaper.

But Z Cars is the best if you want to have fun on track days or racing, etc.

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 04:55 PM

Really depends what you want to use it for really? Pro-motive is great if you want to keep your Mini, Mini, plus the conversion is much cheaper.

But Z Cars is the best if you want to have fun on track days or racing, etc.


personaly i have gone for pro-mo as its just as good if not better than z-cars plus the guys are awsome. so i wouldnt go the z-cars way! as u get a good shell & then distroy it then it can only be used as that car as with myn i simply have to change the subframes & hey presto i have a A-series lump back in plug it in to the mini loom running along side & away you go a massive bonus in my mind!

Also i have rely enjoyed the customer service i have recived sundays ie 10pm when im tinkering in the garage ;)

but again it depends on what you want from it if youve got the money to burn to do a full light weight just for the track then z-cars but if you want just as much fun & Power & 4 people in the car going to shows then PRO-MO all the way plus more money left over to have nice tricks like flocked dashes etc hehehe

All the best hope it goes well for you

Edited by Basky, 14 July 2008 - 04:56 PM.


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Posted 14 July 2008 - 08:32 PM

Really depends what you want to use it for really? Pro-motive is great if you want to keep your Mini, Mini, plus the conversion is much cheaper.

But Z Cars is the best if you want to have fun on track days or racing, etc.


personaly i have gone for pro-mo as its just as good if not better than z-cars plus the guys are awsome. so i wouldnt go the z-cars way! as u get a good shell & then distroy it then it can only be used as that car as with myn i simply have to change the subframes & hey presto i have a A-series lump back in plug it in to the mini loom running along side & away you go a massive bonus in my mind!

Also i have rely enjoyed the customer service i have recived sundays ie 10pm when im tinkering in the garage ;)

but again it depends on what you want from it if youve got the money to burn to do a full light weight just for the track then z-cars but if you want just as much fun & Power & 4 people in the car going to shows then PRO-MO all the way plus more money left over to have nice tricks like flocked dashes etc hehehe

All the best hope it goes well for you


think pro-mo sounds the better deal for me, still want to use it now and again rather than just track.
thanks very much for ya help!!!

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Posted 14 July 2008 - 09:06 PM

good choice - ;) - cant add anything to basky's sound words.

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 08:08 AM

Hi

I'm also a newbie, hope you don't mind me jumping on your thread.

I'm also very interested in building a R1 powered Mini.

Regarding the Pro-Motive kit ... What about reverse gear ??

Wheres the best place to get upgrades for the Mini ? Brakes, suspension, rollcages etc etc ??

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:09 AM

reverse - get out and push

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Posted 08 August 2008 - 11:24 AM

Wheres the best place to get upgrades for the Mini ? Brakes, suspension, rollcages etc etc ??


Loads of places, minispares is good, they got an online shop, use Ebay too, you might even have a local mini shop in your area! you can also pick loads of stuff up at shows!




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