G'day from Queensland, Australia
Posted 04 July 2005 - 10:57 PM
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:
Posted 04 July 2005 - 11:30 PM
ooh... and welcome, were starting to get a few antipodean mini maniacs on here...
Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:35 AM
Enjoy the forum. As Guessworks has suggested - put some details up in the projects section - sounds as if yours will be good reading!!!!
Posted 05 July 2005 - 07:57 AM
Good luck with it all, as above details would be cool in the projects section.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:02 AM
Thanks for the warm welcome.
OK pics. Guesswork, here you go.
The altered subframe:
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:08 AM
Good for 135bhp off the rack with an easy 250bhp with slight mods.
Posted 05 July 2005 - 09:48 AM
Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:15 AM
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:
Posted 05 July 2005 - 10:19 AM
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:
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