Subframes, auto or manual? what's the difference?
Posted 15 July 2005 - 06:51 AM
I am in need of the front subframe for my 1968 Austin mini Saloon 1000 (Mk2) I have an automatic transmission. I have heard that the subframe for a car with a manual transmission will not work on my automatic. I heard this from a mini parts store called Mini Motors. Some people have told me that this is true, while others say all that matters is the mounting bolt pattern, either 2 bolts or 1. My car needs the 2 bolt type. So anyway, I am having major problems finding a subframe and the inner wings. I have found a few subframes which are 2 bolt type, but supposedly for manual transmissions. Will this fit my car or not? Do I have to buy one specifically for an automatic. Also, I believe I have hydrolastic suspension...does it matter if I buy a subframe that is for dry suspension? or do I have to buy one made for the hydrolastic. I am very confused. :nugget: Please help me!!!
Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:02 AM
As for the type of subframe... If your car uses 1 large turret bolt, each side, then it is not going to be hydro.
If it uses 2 smaller bots either side it'll either have cones ( depicting a dry suspension ) or displacer units which will have pipes running to it for the hydro ( wet suspension )
Dry suspension is a lot easier to manage, and if you are rebuilding the car from scratch may be easier for you to obtain a dry MK1/2/3 auto subframe than a wet one.. and convert the suspension to dry, the same will obviously go for the rear too...
Posted 15 July 2005 - 07:24 AM
Anybody got a pic of what the automatic front subframe should look like? I have only seen the manual ones I guess. :gasp: and when I am looking for it online, the sellers are telling me it doesn't matter if it's auto or manual, and since I have no idea what the automatic subframe looks like, I would've gotten suckered. So, I would like to see a pic of what a subframe for the automatic looks like so I don't get suckered by someone just trying to make a sale. Thanks guys
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