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#1 Archangel007

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:57 PM

G'day All,

Andrew from Brisbane in Queensland Australia.

I am currently in the middle of putting a Toyata Starlet GTi (Jap Import) engine into my 1977 Clubman GT, nicknamed "Ël Gato". :cheese:

The starlet motor is approximately 40lbs lighter than the A-series and produces some 134 hp standard from its 1.3 litre DOHC, four valve turbo and intercooled engine. :grin:

We have one bloke here in Australia who has got 450bhp out of his - frightening. :saywhat:

If anyone in the UK wants to know more, just post. :fear:

Regards,
Andrew

#2 Guess-Works.com

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:30 PM

Just out of pure curisoty, stick a little story in the projects section with some photies....

ooh... and welcome, were starting to get a few antipodean mini maniacs on here... :w00t:

#3 mini_sam

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Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:53 PM

w0w, sounds really cool! welcome to the forum :grin:

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 06:17 AM

excellent, hope u pull it off! oh and welcome 2 tmf

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:35 AM

G'day mate!!!

Enjoy the forum. As Guessworks has suggested - put some details up in the projects section - sounds as if yours will be good reading!!!!

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#6 jimbo_edmondo

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:57 AM

G'day mate! Sounds cool want to come here and build one for me as well?! lol

Good luck with it all, as above details would be cool in the projects section.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:02 AM

Hi All,

Thanks for the warm welcome.

OK pics. Guesswork, here you go.

The altered subframe:
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:03 AM

And from the side:
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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:03 AM

And from the back:

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:05 AM

hello and welcome to the mini forum

enjoy the site

#11 Archangel007

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:08 AM

And the engine. 1.3 litre double overhead cams, 4 valves per cylinder, fuel injected with full EMS. Turbo charged and intercooled standard.

Good for 135bhp off the rack with an easy 250bhp with slight mods.

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:48 AM

That looks like one hell of a project. I was wondering, however, arnt the modification of a vehicles structure closely scrutinised in Aus ? I seem to remeber someone talking about Flip-fronting being frounded upon and you had to have all sorts of engineering reports done ???

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:59 AM

G'day mate from geoff in wet cornwall :w00t:

#14 Archangel007

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:15 AM

And this is th engine as it was test fitted into the engine bay.

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So as it stands now, I am just waiting on certification from the authorities before I can put the motor in for the last time.

Should all be done within the next 3 months or so. :tongue:

Stay tuned!!

Andrew

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Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:19 AM

Guessworks,

You wouldnt believe the number of hoops you have to go through to get something modified here in Australia. And whats worse, is that all states are different.

I had to submit a 67 page report to the Dept of Transport (MOT) just for them to give the green light for me to engage an engineer to certify the thing.

Its a bloody huge exercise let me tell you.

Bungle - my last name is Treloar, so that should ring a few bells in Cornwall. :grin:

Andrew




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