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Old 30-06-2008, 05:00 PM   #1
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I have finally started my G13B conversion, yay

Had a busy weekend which started with a though "If I'd briefly look how the engine is installed..."



And one day later this was the result:



Done some cleaning while I was at it (still really, really dirty):



Subframe arrived today from Sweden (tack so mycke Henrik, I'll post some pics of it later. Idea is to gather all the needed parts and make the driveshafts ready before the cruising season ends (around September) and pull the mini engine out right after that.

Task list involves pulling the swift engine at least partly apart and change few gaskets to ensure it won't leak oil in the future. Also, clutch needs to be replaced... should I get the lightweight flywheel and under drive pulley from Holland while I'm at it?
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Old 30-06-2008, 06:08 PM   #2
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Looking good!


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should I get the lightweight flywheel and under drive pulley from Holland while I'm at it?
Hell yea

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Old 30-06-2008, 08:14 PM   #3
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That is a very nice looking Mini, good luck with your build

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Old 01-07-2008, 07:04 AM   #4
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Thanks guys I should get all the mechanical things done before end of the year but my main concern are the electrics and getting the engine running properly especially if I start modifying the engine.

Well, let's see what happens
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:04 PM   #5
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Nice one!! I expect to see this bad boy running before mine. lol

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Old 02-07-2008, 06:04 PM   #6
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Nice one!! I expect to see this bad boy running before mine. lol

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Old 06-07-2008, 02:20 PM   #7
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Update.

here's the first look of the minigarage frame



And here's what the exhaust ports look like. Wire brush anyone?

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Old 06-07-2008, 05:14 PM   #8
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Oooooh that frame looks very tasty Lovely mini as well! Good luck with the build, will be following this one closely.
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Old 06-07-2008, 07:43 PM   #9
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nice looking mini, mr purt. and the subframe looks a very professional piece of kit. i keep looking at every suzuki swift to see if its a gti, and i havent seen a single one up here in the north of scotland since yonks, are they a comon car in scandinavia? or are they all being snapped up by us mini pilots? where are mini garage ?
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Old 06-07-2008, 08:15 PM   #10
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nice looking mini, mr purt. and the subframe looks a very professional piece of kit. i keep looking at every suzuki swift to see if its a gti, and i havent seen a single one up here in the north of scotland since yonks, are they a comon car in scandinavia? or are they all being snapped up by us mini pilots? where are mini garage ?
Thanks I've seen few gti's here and this particular one is a gxi model, a 4 door gti which is actually quite rare. Gti's have been used by rally guys and most of the old ones usually end up in rally use. I might make few suzuki purist mad by ripping the engine out and throwing a matching number gxi to junkyard when I have taken all the good stuff out of it

Minigarage is based in Sweden, take a look at their website at www.minigarage.se. Henrik who makes these frames is in this forum as 'minigarage' if you need to contact him.

PS. That's actually purtsi, I couldn't get the that nick working so I used the numbers as letters (i use that nick in TMF also)
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cheers! will check out the minigarage website when my head stops throbbing [hangover]
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Old 11-08-2008, 04:23 PM   #12
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Hi

I got my car ready an runing this week end and i went to a local mini meeting and killed a coupel of 1380īs quit fun.
What happening with your car?

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Old 11-08-2008, 05:29 PM   #13
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Hejssan Henrik,

it's been a bit slow progress so far, I've been cleaning the engine and collecting parts mostly. I'd say it's been 90% designing (dreaming) and 10% of work.

Next weekend my aim is to get the engine fully cleaned and perhaps get the head off too. A-series engine is still under the hood as the driving season is still on.

I'll update more of this thread next week
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Old 16-08-2008, 08:04 PM   #14
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Some progress pics after a 12-hour day in garage:

10 points for the first one who spots what's wrong with one of the parts




I suppose that engine shouldn't look this oily and dirty???



And this is how the engine looks now, after hours of cleaning:



I won't go to full polished bling bling look so the parts that are aluminium will be just wire brushed and few part will be painted matt black. I know that the engine will be dirty anyway so why all the hassle. Semi rat-look is much cooler

Loads of gaskets needs to be changed thou to prevent the future oil leaks. Actually this engine has been as oily as my old A series that had faulty gaskets! Seems to be that no-one has bothered to clean it for 20 years what that engine has been in use.

Tomorrow my intention is to take the tranny off, check the clutch and clean the underside of the engine and valve cover if nothing else. So more pics to follow.

btw. Does anyone know how often the water pump should be changed?
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Old 16-08-2008, 09:04 PM   #15
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i would change mine every major service i.e every 12 - 18 months dependin how lazy i get

dont know what the reccomendation is though so id change it any way and b on the safe side lol along with head gasket and timing belt thermostat and gasket and new sparkplugs and leads new oil filter and oil

will be worthwile in the end lol
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