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#16 M J W J

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Posted 12 January 2021 - 11:31 PM

The fact that you got it in without cutting the inner wings is a really game changer.  ;D especially as mine is a clubman.
 
I was considering doing this conversion now im even more tempted.
 
Great work  :mrcool:


The whole aim of my MSC work which started this project was to design a kit that required 0 body modifications.

The frame you see above is not exactly body modification free as you do have to pull the bottom of the inner wings out but there is no cutting or welding.

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Posted 13 January 2021 - 03:12 AM

Does this engine use the OEM ECU to run the fuel injection or will you have to use an aftermarket unit, and is it OBD1 or OBD2?

 

Did the donor car have 13's, will the diff and trans ratios be OK for the Mini wheels you'll be using?


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Posted 13 January 2021 - 01:10 PM

Does this engine use the OEM ECU to run the fuel injection or will you have to use an aftermarket unit, and is it OBD1 or OBD2?
 
Did the donor car have 13's, will the diff and trans ratios be OK for the Mini wheels you'll be using?


The donor car came on some god awful 15" aftermarket alloys that rubbed (which are now on my civic) so not sure about the gearing. Micras are usually 13" or 14" wheels.

I plan to use the stock ecu and I believe its OBD1 as it uses a distributor instead of coil pack. The inlet will need modifying to fit but the injectors and their position in the manifold won't change so the stock ECU should work well enough.

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Posted 15 January 2021 - 07:17 AM

I've managed to recover the pictures and footage from my other phone.

 

Here are the couple I took of the sub frame separated from the jig and out of the car. There are two bars that go from the bottom edge of the strut towers to the front bar. I intend to do this with the frame and engine in the car to ensure they clear everything.

 

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The rear engine mount and upper cross bar still need welding and the exhaust hanger moving.



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Posted Today, 06:48 AM

It all looks very good but are you sure the frame is strong enough without bracing the front back to the top of the towers ? I know this might require slight mods to the inner wings but the original frame had alot bigger bottom bars, not trying to piss on your work just concerned :)

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Posted Today, 08:24 AM

Im sure I read, once its in the car bracing will be added, not done yet for clearances.






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