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Project "Ron" vtec conversion

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Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:28 pm

Hello guys around a month ago i bought a 1991 rover mini city and i have decided to do a full restoration and a vtec conversion.

This is my first mini i have always wanted one.

I am currently collecting all the parts i need to get started.

Thanks for looking.



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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:40 pm

Collecting my mini :)

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:42 pm

Rover Mini City 998

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:43 pm

New sills

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:44 pm

Fiberglass front

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:46 pm

Got a engine :)

B16b type r out of a ek9 civic

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:47 pm

S4C LSD gearbox

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:48 pm

Not looking forward to all this wiring

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Thu Sep 18, 2014 3:49 pm

Waiting on parts will keep ye updated

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by kona » Thu Sep 18, 2014 6:10 pm

Can't wait!

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by purplehaze » Fri Sep 19, 2014 12:40 am

Wat frame do u wanna go with!!! Il hav one for sale in the nxt few months if your interested!!! It's Allspeed! Fits under round nose!!! Will have it modified to suit standard mini bottom arms!!!
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Post by Jameslucey » Fri Sep 19, 2014 1:38 pm

purplehaze wrote:Wat frame do u wanna go with!!! Il hav one for sale in the nxt few months if your interested!!! It's Allspeed! Fits under round nose!!! Will have it modified to suit standard mini bottom arms!!!
Was going to order a allspeed frame ill pm you there.

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Fri Sep 19, 2014 5:07 pm

How will it work out with insurance and NCT ?
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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by purplehaze » Fri Sep 19, 2014 6:11 pm

Well mine is insured as a 1.6 honda mini with vtec engine code all changed on the book!!! Nct if it's 1980+ obviously but it shud pass nct if it in a steel front mini and done correctly! Only ting is emissions! But if it's pre 92 emissions don't count!!!!
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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Fri Sep 19, 2014 7:34 pm

The FG front will pose problems in both cases so.
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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:30 pm

4 branch manifold

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by purplehaze » Sun Oct 05, 2014 5:23 pm

Are u mounting your altenator at the front???? If so you'll need to modify the manifold ! Pipe 4 to the right catches the green plug and melts it even with heat wrap! You'll need to cut it and re weld it!!! Or cut a notch out of it! Up to yourself! Hope this helps mate
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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Sun Oct 05, 2014 7:08 pm

Thanks for the advice I am ya I'll see what it's like when it's mounted :) I should be sending my shell off in the next few weeks to get welded and resprayed and I have my subframe ordered :) I'll keep ye updated.

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Wed Oct 08, 2014 1:33 pm

Picked up these last night :) what do you think? I can't wait to see them in the mini :D

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by purplehaze » Wed Oct 08, 2014 3:04 pm

Iv got vti civic seats in mine and they nearly touch so I'd say they are wider hopefully they fit dude :) nice tho I was looking for a set but stupid money! Much u pay
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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Thu Oct 09, 2014 10:56 am

I'd say it will be very close but I have seen a pic on another forum with evo 5 recaros in a mini so I should be able to get away with it :) ya there expensive alright I picked these up for 400e there very clean and they come with rails so I'm pretty happy with them.

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:00 pm

stripped

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Post by Jameslucey » Thu Nov 20, 2014 6:06 pm

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waiting on parts now then i can send it off to get welded, sandblasted and painted :)

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Re: Project "Ron" vtec conversion

Post by Jameslucey » Fri Nov 21, 2014 6:50 pm

Custom subframe and driveshafts and a few other bits :)

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