Hi everybody I am new to the forum and new to Minis, but I decided to jump in the deep end with this build. I will be converting my 1275GT Clubman to an AWD B16. I ordered the All-Wheel-Drive Subframe Kit (includes Custom rear subframe, upper and lower a-arm suspension, body modification panels, 400hp rated rear axle shafts, and an anti-sway bar. Lower suspension arms include camber and alignment cam-type adjustors) and the MTB2 Engine Package (includes Honda B16 VTEC Engine/Transmission, B2 Aluminum Radiator Kit, Poly Engine Mount Kit, Superbrake Kit, Swivels Hubs, Drive Flanges, B2 Axle Upgrade, S Coil-Over Shock Kit, B16 Chipped ECU, B Wiring Harness, shifter, Super Brake kit, and Silicone Intake Hose kit) from Ben at SuperFastMinis.com (by the way they have been awesome with answering my never ending questions and give me a great price because I bought everything at one time). I have to source the transmission with inner front and rear cv joints, shifter with linkage cables, main driveshafts, and rear differential from a 1996-2001 CRV as well as rear hubs, rear outer cv joints, and disc brake components from a 1990-1997 Miata. I ordered all the parts from the CRV out of Minnesota and should be here in a week or two and I ordered parts from SuperFastMinis about 3 weeks ago and should also be here in about a week. I still need to order the Miata parts (after I verify what all constitutes "disc brake components" so I don't miss something and I need to order a new clutch/throwout bearing (to be safe and because the tranny is out) and maybe a lightened flywheel.
I will be the first to admit that I am probably over my head on this project but I have the help of one of my friends who is pretty smart and a shop with a lift and a ton of tools. I will have to outsource some of the work, like welding the trunk floor back in, because I do not have the expertise. Overall I hope to do as much of it myself as I can.
Here is the car
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Motor before it was pulled (and sold)
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I will be working on this when I can but am fairly busy and I will update with photos as I go along.