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Domcr250 01-12-2017 09:47 AM

G13B engines starting to make serious money
 
Saw this on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122825418141?ul_noapp=true

Made £450, complete engine - looks like it's done a lot more than 40K miles.

But just shows what these are going for now - few years ago you could buy a complete car for £200.

InstantCustard 01-12-2017 10:26 AM

I struggled to find parts for my G13B when I had one, Iím not surprised by this at all.


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Chris16v 01-12-2017 10:58 AM

when you think about it this is bound to happen to all of the common conversion engines? until we all move on to newer engines etc..

Just look at the price of a good usable vvc k series cylinder head these days!

ardonfast 01-12-2017 11:26 AM

piont taken as in they gone up, still cheep for a engine providing it works well,
well compaired to some mini stuff,

Domcr250 01-12-2017 12:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ardonfast (Post 375751)
piont taken as in they gone up, still cheep for a engine providing it works well,
well compaired to some mini stuff,

agree 100% -£450 wont buy you much on an A series, look at what they want for a decent cylinder head.

InstantCustard 01-12-2017 12:24 PM

G13B does itís job very well in a Mini too, thereís a couple of very impressive cars on here running big power from those little engines.


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Domcr250 01-12-2017 12:43 PM

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Originally Posted by InstantCustard (Post 375753)
G13B does itís job very well in a Mini too, thereís a couple of very impressive cars on here running big power from those little engines.


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I know, I've been running one for 10 years and have a few spare engines.

InstantCustard 01-12-2017 01:11 PM

Bet your supply is about to lose a couple of spare engines at those prices! ;)


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Marcus Nordblom 02-04-2018 09:19 PM

I have three extra engines and two mk1 boxes....Retirement investment[emoji28]


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DVO 04-04-2018 10:32 AM

Two complete engines and three for rebuild, four gearboxes. The gearboxes are not of much use at the moment, because working on 4WD :)

Dennis

99fusion 04-04-2018 02:06 PM

Kinda wished I stocked up now! ':)

miniswift 05-04-2018 11:18 PM

Don't ask me how many I got then!
mk1 Gti gearboxes, mk2 Gti gearboxes and Justy AWD gearboxes.....

monkey 10-04-2018 04:30 PM

Having just recently come back into minis after 5 years; its incredible to see how the Honda B series and even the Vauxhall Redtops have gone up in price. As well as becoming harder to find.

Most of them are over 20 years old now and the conversions have become a lot more popular than they were 5 years ago.

I can see the frames that are available from the likes of Allspeed and Watsons soon be updated to reflect readily available modern engines.

DVO 13-04-2018 06:39 AM

Problem with those more modern engine is what I understand, getting them to work. Electronically they are much more complicated than the older engines. I think that is why you hardly see engines made after say 2000 in conversions.

Dennis


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