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03-22-2006, 08:25 PM
JOOI - can you fit a new mini engine in an old mini?
Seeing the 4 estoration one here gave me naughty ideas...

03-23-2006, 10:00 AM
It's not more easy than fitting a Honda engine in an old Mini (a more common swap).

A friend of mine has an old Mini and a new MINI and we opended the hoods to compare....didn't look like it would be that easy to swap from a "quick eyeball" viewpoint (but as we know, anything can be done with enough money).

03-23-2006, 10:48 AM
I've had similar thoughts. But when I think of the logistics, going with a healthy 1275 or 1380 makes more sense.

Btw - I get my parts shipped to me at work. The other half never knows... /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/devilgrin.gif

03-23-2006, 01:18 PM
Honda S2000 engine. Supercharged. A la S1 Elise conversions?
Oooh Yes Please Missus....

Oh and Ian - we take the same train to work so no chance of sneaking in a few pieces that way.
She's getting more and more cutting as my little proj takes longer and longer. I made the mistake of giving an honest answer when she asked what 6 Carillo rods cost me (I know, I know, but I was distracted, watching cars on tv). Now she won't stop harping on about just how much this is all costing. I'm going to be photoshopping fake invoices at this rate...

03-23-2006, 04:46 PM
Btw - I get my parts shipped to me at work. The other half never knows...

Ummmm. Doesn't she post here?
I think your jig is up! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

03-27-2006, 05:13 AM
You can put ANY engine into ANY car (as long as you drop it from high enough!)

04-07-2006, 09:06 AM

Oh, and the s2000 is a rwd engine

04-07-2006, 08:32 PM
I guess that must be a "big block", rather than the more popular "small block" swap. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif

04-08-2006, 09:38 PM
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif nice Kenny, alot of horse power eh?

04-10-2006, 03:16 PM
Over here in the 'mother country@ lol not many options on engine swaps into the old mini, current favourites are Honda twin cam from the prelude I think or 2 litre lump from vauxhall calibra, both options will obviously mean using engine plus g/box, plus all the eletrics for engine management etc etc,, anyone need any help give me a shout, by the way, thought of fitting motorcycle engin into mini? getting very big over here in kit car world, low weight high bhp mmmmmmm!!!!!

07-25-2006, 09:56 AM
Stuck a 1275 with the g/box extension into an old 850 moke with the old long lever g/stick, wasnt a big prob, just had to make a different adaptor for the extension