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Forum: Rover Builds 04-12-2019, 09:02 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
Below is a picture I took that shows everything...

Below is a picture I took that shows everything else that still needs to "sink" into the bonnet area (Somehow!)

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49160042161_ce41640ff2_c.jpg...
Forum: Rover Builds 04-12-2019, 08:48 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
Something else that needed modified to fit within...

Something else that needed modified to fit within the standard roundnose front end was the water outlet of the engine. The original one that came with the engine from the Rover 200 was a straight one...
Forum: Rover Builds 03-12-2019, 10:25 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
Another modification which is still in progress...

Another modification which is still in progress is the lower engine steady. To be able to fit the original Rover 200 engine steady to the bottom of the engine I had to trim about 10mm from the top of...
Forum: Rover Builds 03-12-2019, 10:04 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
Thanks Ronski - she is a tight fit! :p Here...

Thanks Ronski - she is a tight fit! :p

Here is the original Mini exhaust vs the Rover 200 Vi exhaust after modification. A bit of a difference.
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Forum: Rover Builds 03-12-2019, 02:56 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
Quite a lot had to be removed from the exhaust...

Quite a lot had to be removed from the exhaust manifold to get it to fit in the space available. Around 25mm was removed in total. Here you can see before the last section was removed.
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Forum: Rover Builds 03-12-2019, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
Next was trying to get the exhaust to fit in the...

Next was trying to get the exhaust to fit in the gap between the engine and the fibreglass front end. As much as I hoped that the standard manifold would fit - it didnt! Therefore it was time to...
Forum: Rover Builds 03-12-2019, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Mini Vvc
The front end still wasnt fitting correctly so...

The front end still wasnt fitting correctly so there was some more trimming of the original subframe and rearranging of the drivers side engine mount (several times :mad:)
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Forum: Rover Builds 03-12-2019, 02:04 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Mini Vvc
CJ didn't come with any sort of gear change...

CJ didn't come with any sort of gear change mechanism. Or I haven't found it in the pile of bits yet anyway. I did find one one on a metro which looked like it had the same mounting points and was in...
Forum: Rover Builds 02-12-2019, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Mini Vvc
I needed to swap the pulley from the original...

I needed to swap the pulley from the original Rover alternator to the new Denso one that I got from a Suzuki Swift (around year 2000). Thankfully the pulleys came off both alternators freely. I knew...
Forum: Rover Builds 02-12-2019, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
I decided to contour the bulk head to match the...

I decided to contour the bulk head to match the VVC inlet so that there is enough room for the engine to move a bit when running.

First I marked up where I needed the contour to be
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Forum: Rover Builds 02-12-2019, 09:35 PM
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Posted By Mini Vvc
So work has been continuing slowly on CJ the...

So work has been continuing slowly on CJ the mini. I have been picking away at little bits and then I had a week off where I managed to get a few bits and bobs done on it.

The engine still wasn't...
Forum: Rover Builds 05-07-2019, 06:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Thanks for the link Oz. That's looking a lot...

Thanks for the link Oz. That's looking a lot closer to the bulkhead than mine! I think I will have to have a go at shifting the engine back a bit. How is everyone's engine for sitting straight in the...
Forum: Rover Builds 05-07-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Hi custard, thanks for the tips and picture. Any...

Hi custard, thanks for the tips and picture. Any chance you could post a picture of the back of your engine showing the gap between the inlet and the bulkhead and where you have made your cutout. If...
Forum: Rover Builds 04-07-2019, 09:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
So the next part of the conversion all happened...

So the next part of the conversion all happened in just a few days as I took my wife and little boy over to Germany for a couple of weeks to stay with the inlaws and brush up on their German. I...
Forum: Rover Builds 04-07-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Hi, Thanks everyone for the posts. My engine has...

Hi, Thanks everyone for the posts. My engine has the 48mm plastic throttle body (but I think with the inlet it was swapped from the original engine).

The website you suggested did give some...
Forum: Rover Builds 30-06-2019, 08:17 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Mini Vvc
I cleaned up the engine number and it reads...

I cleaned up the engine number and it reads 18K4KK67 which seems to be a bit of a mystery engine which isn't really listed anywhere. Some things point to it being perhaps a Lotus engine, others parts...
Forum: Rover Builds 30-06-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 40
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Posted By Mini Vvc
I was trial fitting the front and bonnet to see...

I was trial fitting the front and bonnet to see how much space I had to play with. It looks a lot inside.....until you stick a 16v engine in there!
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Forum: Rover Builds 30-06-2019, 08:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
[QUOTE=InstantCustard;385923]If you want to...

[QUOTE=InstantCustard;385923]If you want to protect your shiny new tank from future rusting issues then I recommend POR15 tank sealer, it future proofs the steel tank from the higher amounts of...
Forum: Rover Builds 30-06-2019, 07:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
This is the winch setup that I have for getting...

This is the winch setup that I have for getting the engine into position. At first I just had the winch attached to the roof but that meant I could only go up and down. If I wanted the engine out of...
Forum: Rover Builds 30-06-2019, 07:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Prior to starting building the subframe I...

Prior to starting building the subframe I modified the fuel tank to take the original fuel pump from the Rover Vi. Luckily CJ came with a brand new fuel tank. I cut the tank and then washed it after...
Forum: Rover Builds 29-06-2019, 02:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Hi everyone, I love the comments coming in, they...

Hi everyone, I love the comments coming in, they all help - especially with gearbox ratios. They are quite a difficult thing to get right as they are unique to each person for what they want the car...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-06-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
I was then at the point where I could start...

I was then at the point where I could start offering up the engine to see how it was going to fit.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48122592121_f40f4a7dbf_c.jpg...
Forum: Rover Builds 27-06-2019, 08:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Instant Custard - I was planning just to just...

Instant Custard - I was planning just to just modify and weld up the Metro 1.1 gear linkage to match the PG1 gearbox, or is the difference between the gear change mechanisms just too different? CJ...
Forum: Rover Builds 26-06-2019, 11:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,686
Posted By Mini Vvc
Thanks Andrew, Your right about running the...

Thanks Andrew, Your right about running the engine without coolant, I wouldn't have wanted to run the engine any longer than I did. The short film was the only time I ran the engine. I was a bit...
Forum: Rover Builds 25-06-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 1,031
Views: 236,206
Posted By Mini Vvc
That's pretty bad luck but your really lucky...

That's pretty bad luck but your really lucky things didn't go much worse!
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