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#1 minidan

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:45 PM

hi, as the title says. i tried a seach because i know somewhere here there is a pic of an A series engine mounted in a z cars front subframe. i just cant bloomin well find it!

anyone know where it is or have any knowledge of this setup?
cheers dan

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:47 PM

hi, as the title says. i tried a seach because i know somewhere here there is a pic of an A series engine mounted in a z cars front subframe. i just cant bloomin well find it!

anyone know where it is or have any knowledge of this setup?
cheers dan

Hey, that's not a bad idea! and the z-cars subframe look great!!! I WANT ONE :D

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 06:51 PM

yea its a cool idea!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:04 PM

Or you could just buy a proper tubular front subframe designed for the A series and standard suspension. I think Fast Carl used to make them in ally and titanium versions, and a coil-over version of each.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:16 PM

Just last night i was thinking about how easily an A series would go in the Zcars rear frame, didnt think about the front! but hey, if it fits both! :D

Also would you maybe be able to get 2 in the back? like that twin r1 mini?

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:19 PM

i believe z-cars do make a front subby designed for the A-series, with all that fancy *cant remember what its called* suspension set up. If fact, i'm dead certain they do, because its on the minibuilder DVD - whether its the same frame as the bike/vtec conversions i dont know....

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:37 PM

its on the dvd? doh, ive got that ! i'll watch it lol.

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 07:49 PM

Yep, they definitely do one that fits. I saw Z cars at a show last year or the year before, and they had a Mini there with their tubular subframe and an A series engine fitted in it....

Give them a call...

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:00 PM

whose is the 'stang syholl?? yours??
very nice, '67???

id sell my mini for one of them any day!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:12 PM

its on the dvd? doh, ive got that ! i'll watch it lol.


Yea its on the newer one, with the vtec stuff on it, right at the end :D

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 08:49 PM

id sell my mini for one of them any day!


How Very Dare You!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:07 PM

how is the z cars motor going dan? I rember you had a thread in here on it but cant seem to find it for nowt!

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:09 PM

whose is the 'stang syholl?? yours??
very nice, '67???

id sell my mini for one of them any day!


Yep, its my new toy. Its a 1970 fastback with a 7.5 litre big block V8. Bit different to a Mini... :D

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Posted 27 March 2007 - 09:52 PM

how is the z cars motor going dan? I rember you had a thread in here on it but cant seem to find it for nowt!

lol well nevermind.

yea the car was really cool, until a stupid gate post got in my way! :D

the car is currently up at zcars being fixed :D

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Posted 28 March 2007 - 08:08 AM

The subframe was at Bingley Hall last year.

Let me move this topic to the Z Cars section and I'll go look for it.




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