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#16 batespeed

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Posted 23 January 2009 - 08:40 PM

the citroen engine/box is wider than the mini subframe ,so the drivers side had to be cut away and widened, [you can see some of the fabrication in the second picture] and the passengers side reworked. fabricate mounts etc
i used a spare subframe , and fitted the engine/box , driveshafts etc on the deck . then fitted the lot in a day. then had to work out a cooling system, how to fit an alternator, gear linkage and wiring.
it would have been a lot easier with a removable front!
the solid mini shafts are a tight fit inside the hollow citroen shafts. just cut and batter them inside, then a couple of runs of arc weld and *lady garden*'s your aunt.
if anyones owned/driven an ax gt or 205 xs, they will know what a cracker of an engine it is, very eager with instant throttle response.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:25 PM

meaby this would be better in the "engine conversions" section,[ unless youve got a "48 year old boy racer " section.]
any moderators want to shift it, feel free.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 08:46 PM

Some lovely minis, that AX one is especially intriguing.

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:04 PM

engine did sound happy at 7krpm what oil u run also u shud get a tubular manifold from GMC motorsport there up you end in scotland great modification had a saxo vtr with one was beautiful i had the only stainless 4-1 ever made by them hehehe

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Posted 24 January 2009 - 09:05 PM

meant to type wouldnt that engine will die at them revs unless u balanced the crank

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 12:10 AM

Very nice collection of Mini's :-

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Posted 25 January 2009 - 10:33 AM

7000 rpm is the standard redline on this engine! maximum power is at 6400 rpm and the ignition cuts at 7200.
i run it on 10w40 semi synthetic.you dont need to rev the gonads of it though, its got lots of torque.
the ax gt is pretty low geared anyway [18.4mph per thousand revs in 5th] on standard 13" wheels.
my mini has 165/60 12 yokos fitted so is aprox 17 mph per thousand revs in 5th, so you can see its pretty low geared, aprox 6000rpm at the ton, but youve still got another 1000 rpm to the red line!

one of the gearchange rods feel off one day, leaving me with only 3rd and 5th gears, i discovered it would do 0 to 60 mph in 12 seconds IN 3RD GEAR ONLY!!!
ive got a video of that somewhere, i.ll post it up when i find it.

if you were doing more motorway driving you could fit a box out of a pug 106 or saxo with higher gearing. at the expense of some of the grunt, to me its a backroad blaster, so the gearing is spot on for me!!!!

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 08:48 AM

heres it doing 0 to 60 mph in 3rd, when the speedo is verticle its doing a genuine 60 mph
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thats a rover 200 instrument pod by the way,the wires are the same colour, but the speedo reads fast, and the fuel gauge reads 1/2 when its full!

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Posted 28 January 2009 - 09:01 AM

rover instrument
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Edited by batespeed, 28 January 2009 - 09:04 AM.


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Posted 28 January 2009 - 02:24 PM

Aye aye Mr Batespeed! Ive just rejoined here after a LONG time. Some of the Projects on here defy belief eh?

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Posted 07 February 2009 - 08:06 PM

first trial fit of the hadrian wings and front panel today, not a great fit to say the least,
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Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:31 AM

i finaly got a chance to do a bit of work on the mini, i made up a pair of brace bars and modified an mounted the radiator

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Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:17 AM

you should seriously get a tubular manifold makes a huge difference on the tu engines and then go to kam racing.com and get a racelancd induction kit with green cotton filter rude not to ;)

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Posted 02 April 2009 - 10:55 AM

i used to have a 106 xs about 10 yrs ago, was the early type, carb model, so i think its a similar engine to yours..very responsive and plenty of power, and are very very reliable units!

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Posted 03 April 2009 - 07:07 PM

Welcome, and very nice looking minis :thumbsup: .




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