Hi new person here, few little q's
Posted 16 January 2004 - 08:09 AM
I am used to having a few fast cars and as such i would like a mini with a bit of go about it. What are my options? as far as i see it i have 2. Find a good mini in good condition that looks nice, regardless of engine and then drop a nice engine in. would a metro mg engine give me enough poke? what kind of 0-60 would a mini with a std mg engine do? is an mg engine 80 bhp as std?
or look to get a mini in good nick already with a good engine in? i quite like the clubman style and it would be different to the mini we already have, how quick are the 1275 gt's?
i have a budget of about the 1250 just for the car, not bothered with ice, not too fussed on looks, nice simple mini in good nick, nice small wheels and pokey solid engine would be nice.
so any reccomendations would be greatly appreciated. not too sure on mini's performance but our std 998 is plently fun on our local twisties, but would like a bit more poke to abuse the locals with.
thanks in advance for you information
Posted 16 January 2004 - 10:41 AM
if you want to look at a nice clubman that is for sale that is quick and basically everything that you specified look here
as for mini with a standard metro engine, i dont have a clue but im sure that it will be more pokey than the 998! and also remember that you can modify the engine to give you any extra power or torque that you require.
1275GT stats from mini resource
1275 Clubman GT
Four Cylinder in line, cast-iron block transversely mounted in front, 1275cc,
59bhp at 5300rpm
65lbf.ft at 2550rpm
Posted 16 January 2004 - 02:50 PM
Posted 16 January 2004 - 07:43 PM
Buy the mini that you like, look out for all the usual rot spots tho (there is a bost on here somewere anout were to look for rust).
As far as engines go, a metro lump will give good power gains, but if you get the chance, then mod it with a cam and decent head. You can do this cheap...
Or if your feelin a bit flush, got for a bigger engine, but it will require an overbore, or buy it as a kit from one of the mini specialists...
Minis dont need massive engines because they weigh next to nothin!
Posted 17 January 2004 - 12:39 AM
Posted 17 January 2004 - 01:24 PM
lol i dont think theres any more i can say on this lol
other than, get a mini because you dont no what you missing out on lol
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