I'm glad I did mine in an MPi subframe, it moved the engine forward 13mm and then i leaned the engine forward. Loads of room!
Again I had no idea the later subframe moved the engine forward, Is this just the MPI subframe? My subframe came from a much later mini but not MPI.
I believe SPi onwards it moved it forward to clear the inlet manifold and air box.
my subframe came from a 1992 - 998 so im pretty sure it will be standard style. Hopefully with the adjustable top steady it will all fit. The new turbo inlet connection should save some room. I hope