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#316 Luke_c145

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 05:19 PM

Hi Kieran, just a quick question if you don't mind me asking, how much roughly did the build cost in total? I'm thinking of doing a b16 swap on my mini too but am in the same situation with apprentice wages. Would love to do the conversion though.

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Posted 30 November 2017 - 03:35 AM

Hi Kieran, just a quick question if you don't mind me asking, how much roughly did the build cost in total? I'm thinking of doing a b16 swap on my mini too but am in the same situation with apprentice wages. Would love to do the conversion though.

Hmm a difficult question that is often asked but not very well answered.

 

A very top level breakdown would be:

 

1. Subframe, shafts etc - £1200

2. Engine - £650

3. Rear End - £850

 

Plus all the other things I've forgotten about and you're looking about £3-3.5k for the conversion.

 

Oh and incase anyone cares I still own and drive the mini, it's currently SORN'd awaiting a respray, done a few tweaks to it since we last spoke but it's not worth posting about

 

Kieran


Edited by KieranB, 04 December 2017 - 06:22 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2018 - 11:10 AM

Several years later......

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#319 GreaseMonkey

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Posted 11 April 2018 - 02:27 PM

Good to see its still going strong! Nice build, really have enjoyed reading through this a couple times.



#320 MiniHead95

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Posted 09 July 2018 - 11:14 AM

Several years later......


Really nice, just read the thread and was gunna ask how it was and if you still had it but seems you do ?

I'm stuck between going b16/b18 or forced induction micra lump, I can get a 1.3 micra donor car for like £300, so much cheaper than a honda lump, price of the honda subframe from allspeed makes me feel queasy too ?? I'd attempt to make my own micra frame but it seems a bigger job on the hondas a lot more stuff to work around haha

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Posted 14 October 2018 - 09:05 PM

Just read all 22 pages and I have to congratulate you Kieran on all the impressive work you have put into the mini! You must be over the moon with how all your hard work has paid off.

 

I'm currently in the late stages of research on doing a VTEC conversion myself so was wondering if you still have any links or documents that might be helpful (other than your amazing build log) to help fellow enthusiasts out?

 

 Chris


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Posted 15 October 2018 - 10:19 AM

There's a lot of info on www.16vminiclub.com in the Honda section as well as the project threads. I'd recommend it! 



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Posted 15 October 2018 - 07:29 PM

Cheers GreaseMonkey, will take a look over there!

 

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Posted 30 August 2021 - 10:27 AM

A lot has changed in life but the mini still remains.

 

For those who may be interested, I haven't done a huge amount with the car since my last post. Basically just driven it and tidied up some electrics. I intend on putting a roof rack on it and some better headlights but that's the only things. It's spent the last 18 months in storage, I dragged it out on the weekend, gave it a polish and thought I'd put an updated picture on here.

 

Hope everyone is well

Kieran

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Edited by KieranB, 30 August 2021 - 10:29 AM.


#325 thelegg

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Posted 02 September 2021 - 07:02 PM

We're always interested :) still looks great! looking forward to some roof rack pics, do love minis with roof racks :)

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Posted 08 September 2021 - 02:51 AM

A lot has changed in life but the mini still remains.

 

For those who may be interested, I haven't done a huge amount with the car since my last post. Basically just driven it and tidied up some electrics. I intend on putting a roof rack on it and some better headlights but that's the only things. It's spent the last 18 months in storage, I dragged it out on the weekend, gave it a polish and thought I'd put an updated picture on here.

 

Hope everyone is well

Kieran

 

The Mini hasn't aged. It is well maintained since it has a good interior. Would you mind telling me the brand of your wheels? I am currently browsing the options from 4WheelOnline for a new set. 

 


Edited by jbuenavides, 16 September 2021 - 03:05 AM.


#327 KieranB

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Posted 06 October 2021 - 10:26 AM

 

A lot has changed in life but the mini still remains.

 

For those who may be interested, I haven't done a huge amount with the car since my last post. Basically just driven it and tidied up some electrics. I intend on putting a roof rack on it and some better headlights but that's the only things. It's spent the last 18 months in storage, I dragged it out on the weekend, gave it a polish and thought I'd put an updated picture on here.

 

Hope everyone is well

Kieran

 

The Mini hasn't aged. It is well maintained since it has a good interior. Would you mind telling me the brand of your wheels? I am currently browsing the options from 4WheelOnline for a new set. 

 

They are Starmag alloys, sorry that's the only details I know about them as they came with the car when I bought it



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Posted 06 October 2021 - 10:36 AM

We're always interested :) still looks great! looking forward to some roof rack pics, do love minis with roof racks :)

 

 

 

 

This is kind of what I have in mind, just don't fancy the price!

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 06:36 AM

If you know someone with a pipe bender I'd say it wouldn't be too hard to replicate but yes I do agree roof rack prices have got abit much

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Posted 13 October 2021 - 03:29 PM

If you know someone with a pipe bender I'd say it wouldn't be too hard to replicate but yes I do agree roof rack prices have got abit much

Tell me about it. 

I paid nearly 500 for my recommended one with Import tax and shipping to Italy. 






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