Clubman Van Vvc Conversion
Posted 10 September 2012 - 07:18 PM
i bought this van a few months ago that had been a vvc originally but nothing was straight in the engine bay ie subframe and nothing really lined up,rough is the word.
some of you might know the van!
my intensions were to put a zx10r bike engine in the rear but due to funds i decided to put the vvc back in and make a new subframe etc,therefore i had to get all the relevant parts,plenum chamber,engine loom,alternator,ecu,5as and the list goes on,im sure it would have been cheaper to just buy a scrapper and rob all the parts off that,lol
after getting all the bits together i set about making a new subframe,bit daunting at first going at it blind,
i havent had a mini since i was 17 so it was many years ago.
will post a few pics and see what you all think of what ive done so far,
good comments,bad comments,help,advice is all welcome and taken as constructive criticism.
pictures to follow shortly
Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:28 PM
will check out your build jordie
Posted 10 September 2012 - 09:29 PM
Posted 10 September 2012 - 10:06 PM
Looks a good start though
Posted 11 September 2012 - 04:56 PM
ive cut all the rest of the crap off and started a fresh apart from the bar between the towers,
once the rest is braced i will cut it off and put it straight and make it neat.
Posted 11 September 2012 - 08:44 PM
has anybody used a 52mm throttle body on the 143bhp engine and can you tell the difference?
Posted 11 September 2012 - 09:52 PM
If you have an alloy sump, pretty sure you do, the drivers side lower brace will cause you clearance issues with the bonnet/wing
Posted 12 September 2012 - 06:55 PM
Posted 12 September 2012 - 09:40 PM
i came across the clearance issue on the drivers side sump so i lifted the mount and adjusted/cut and welded the frame where it was close.
final welding of the frame at the weekend and brake flexy mounts to weld in then off for galvanising.
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