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#31 Jobu

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 05:38 AM



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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LOL yes you do need the ECU, i knew i would forget things! The fuel pump could help to! Also the radiator depending on you set up.

As i said i paid £900 and got everything i needed and the bloke even said if you need anything else just give me a ring and i'll either post it or you can come pick it up.

#32 Sam Walters

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:18 AM

i like it thumbs up!

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Posted 23 October 2006 - 11:21 AM

Can't wait to see it finished!

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 05:11 PM

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not going to say anything :D

#35 minivanman

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Posted 05 November 2006 - 05:20 PM

*best goldmember voice*
"yes, its very tight. tight like a tiger" :D

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 09:47 PM

ok sorry for the lack of updates , have been spending most of the last month getting rid of rust ! , which i cant be bothered to tell you lot about as thats the borring bit anyway.

ok so what i have done ... first off i have moved the servo accross as the customers wants a servo , and we are running std ecu/dizzy and the dizzy gets in the way. I could have gone for a remote servo etc but was more happy keeping with std master/servo setup as you know it works.

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also was able to mount the clutch master as well in the setup.
next was the alternator position/bracket :
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now the old gearlinkage has allways bothered me , as it does not leave any room for an exhaust (without losing ground clearance) :
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so came up with the idea to mount the pivot point just inside the car (can still be hidden under the gear lever gater :
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i dont have a finished pic of the inside but you get the drift. i then made up a new link bar to run allong side the selector bar, :
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this then gives allot more clearance through to the back :
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i still think the support bar can go up , so it might come off again to give me another 1/2 inch more room.

the all new 16v mini shop 2 1/2 inch back box is in :
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fits to std mini mounts ,will not be cheap .. but is VERY shiny.
not happy with the jetex silencer :
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as it is a little to big for me to be happy with ground clearence, as this is a system that will be fitted to other cars.

hope you enjoy .. might be off to the paint shop in a few weeks :xxx:

Edited by 16vmini, 24 November 2006 - 09:49 PM.


#37 ed4ran

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Posted 24 November 2006 - 11:20 PM

Looking good :)

:xxx: at least you can fit a silencer between the engine and the rear of the car!!!
Ive been looking at the 2.5" stainless stuff you have, will have to check some measurements for the silencer :w00t:

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Posted 12 December 2006 - 07:00 PM

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ok final resting place for the alternator, yes my last brain wave did not work. Have used a tensioner to allow the belt to miss the engine mounts/frame

Floor pans have now been replaced as well , just some holes to fix in the boot then thats all the rust gone.
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Front end fixed on , not happy with the passenger side scuttle join. will have to fix that before painting.

pic of the internal'ish gear linkage :
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floor plates have been welded in. now have some finishing jobs before it all comes apart for painting.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:03 PM

This is a great project to watch.

How much do you charge for the conversion?

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:22 PM

This is a great project to watch.

How much do you charge for the conversion?


this is a type R , in a std round nose a BIG project ,, expect to pay around 15k

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:33 PM

Thanks for the fast reply.

What BHP would this put out?

#42 16vmini

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 08:54 PM

Thanks for the fast reply.

What BHP would this put out?



around 200bhp , it has a LSD as std as well.

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Posted 16 December 2006 - 10:55 PM

roll cage in :
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fitting of RH tank:
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Last panels to go on , the A's ! :
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Posted 18 December 2006 - 09:26 PM

Nice project, will the interior be left in the car or are you fitting buckets/racing seats?

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Posted 18 December 2006 - 10:10 PM

std rover trim is going back in.

(minus door pockets and sun visors as they hit the cage :D)




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