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#16 16vmini

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 06:54 PM

ok manifold wont fit without bulk head mods , or modding the inlet .. so i am going the modding the inlet route .

got the front end roughly on :
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i have gone flip front as the front was rusty as hell , and it just helps with access etc.

started playing with the gearlinkage , use to vauxhalls being all inside .. dont have much room for a 2 1/2 exhaust pipe under there when you have the linkage there as well.

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Posted 06 October 2006 - 03:15 PM

Hi Matt - when you say "either mod the bulkhead, or mod the inlet" - What are you actually doing the inlet to make it fit?

(I'm doing a B16a2 with standard VT FI - Would like to avoid cutting the bulkhead if possible.)

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 11:33 AM

I think he's going to 'cut and shut' the inlet manifold

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 05:35 PM

one end of the drive shafts :oops: :

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gear linkage done , still not happy (read use to) the under floor linkage :D
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did lots of other small bits , no photos .. my manifold idea will be completed by monday ..if i am not happy with it i will go another route... keep changing my mind.

mocked up a rad in cardboard :w00t: lol..

did not even bother trying to cut up the standard type-R exhaust manifold , bought a S.Alexander one instead .. just have to wait for it to arrive no and see if it fits :? :shock:

dont seem to have room for a servo at the moment , as it hits the dizzy ! lol

thats it for today ..sorry it was not much .. these vtec's take ages to build :-

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 06:29 PM

I like stuff to look stock from the outside.

I agrre Q-Cars are so cool and wil always beat you off the start line....I mean the trafficlights!

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Posted 07 October 2006 - 09:42 PM

just out of interest what differences are their between the 1.6 vtec and the 1.8? i.e is one taller than the other?

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Posted 08 October 2006 - 07:08 AM

In terms of engine size, yea, the 1.8 is slightly taller, 8 or 9mm rings a bell, but I could be completely wrong with that!

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Posted 18 October 2006 - 01:23 PM

ok off to rome for a week :

http://h2r.powersoft...jsp?menu_id=238

then back in anger , got the exhast manifold from the states , the car has ALLOT more rust than first thought so that is going to delay the project quite a bit until thats all done.

will update when i get back.

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Posted 19 October 2006 - 10:39 PM

what subframe are you using there?? amt, allspeed, watsons?? i cant make it out!!

EDIT: doesnt look like watsons on a second glance!!

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 05:12 PM

It's an Allspeed subframe.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 06:43 PM

Hi, how much did you pay for the engine and what do you need to make sure you get when you buy one. i am starting to look for one for my project mini.

Cheers

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:32 PM

Hi, how much did you pay for the engine and what do you need to make sure you get when you buy one. i am starting to look for one for my project mini.

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Make sure you get pretty much everything! E.g. Engine, Gearbox. Engine/gearbox mounts, Engine Loom and front car Loom, all fuse boxes, stalks (If wanted) Dials (if wanted) switches (If wanted), Drive shafts, gear linkage, Intake/Exhaust Manifold.

I think thats just about it, but people suggest to get a whole donor car to make things easier.

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:39 PM

Ok cheers, what about the price side of things?

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Posted 20 October 2006 - 07:46 PM

Ok cheers, what about the price side of things?


For what conversion? Engine?

Mine cost £900 with all of the things i mentioned and possibly more, people have got the lot cheaper though (£5-600)

Conversion price, hows longs a piece of string? I would say doing everything yourself and buying a subframe atleast £3000+

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Posted 22 October 2006 - 10:57 PM

Make sure you get pretty much everything! E.g. Engine, Gearbox. Engine/gearbox mounts, Engine Loom and front car Loom, all fuse boxes, stalks (If wanted) Dials (if wanted) switches (If wanted), Drive shafts, gear linkage, Intake/Exhaust Manifold.

I think thats just about it, but people suggest to get a whole donor car to make things easier.

dont you need the engines Ecu as well unless going the standalone management route? and to be fair there is some baragin donor cars about if you look remember the car can be as rough as you like as long as the engines runs sweet if you can get a good donor car for about £1000-1200 then you will be in a much better situation than just an engine and box for £800 and you could sell parts off the car to make money back

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