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Old 12-12-2009, 09:11 PM   #31
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Please excuse me for stealing your build thread Alex.
I have an extra manifold that I will cut and weld to reverse it - I will post it in my build when it is done.
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Old 14-12-2009, 10:59 PM   #32
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No need to appologise bob your welcome! I have been away a few days so I apologise for not answering your question, though Atchi knows much more than me on this one anyhow. Thankyou for you kind coments and I have not tried cleaning the MAF so no harm in me doing that either. I was admiring your driveshafts this week, nice job!!
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Old 27-01-2010, 07:58 PM   #33
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Hi anymore progress on this.
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Old 27-01-2010, 08:28 PM   #34
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Should have some pics up in the next week or so. Some cutting is done and it looks positive. The end with all of the vacuum fittings is probably trashed, so we will just weld in a flat plate and thread in new vacuum fittings. The throttle plate came off well, so just needs welding at the other end, and set up the throttle cable.
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Old 28-01-2010, 08:29 AM   #35
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I think you are posting in the wrong thread Bob

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Old 28-01-2010, 11:35 AM   #36
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Oops!! The question came to my e-mail, so I assumed it was for me.

Sorry, Bob
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Old 02-02-2010, 10:20 PM   #37
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Hello all, not much to report for a long while now, I've sort of gone off the boil a little and driving an A series through yet another british winter is proving a bit of a frustation.

Anyhow having dented my petrol tank on the farm track I was loosing a lot of petrol each week so I'm in the process of fixing it. I have converted it to take the swift pump, the strainer now sits perfectly in the bottom of the well. For now I've put it back with the normal intake for the A series, but it is just a matter of plumbing in the pump when the swift engine is ready. I should probably mention I had it profesionaly made safe before starting. With a big hole in the top I could then beat the dent out nicely. Pics say 1000 words................
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Old 27-10-2011, 09:26 PM   #38
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So time for an update then. I have mainly doing an mi16 conversion in my new toy, a 205 Gti Mini conversion wise I have been building the engine and gearbox so nothing unsual to see there.

I have lightly ported the head, I havn't gone mad with it, but there are obvious bits that suposedly respond well to improvement.

Gerabox wise I have put a 1.3 gl final drive on a shimmed mk1 diff (Thanx Atchi)

Since my last post, I have had to stop using my van anyway after a diesel for a month I couldn't resist a mk3 swift for sale localy. What an engine, they are incredible. So smooth, so powerfull and totaly reliable. Made me grin all the time, just a shame they don't handle better. Anyway this engine and a mini are perfect for eachother.

I did manage to sort the altenator in the end, I have also made a smaller waterpump pulley, and an even smaller crank pulley this gives about a 20% underdrive. I have left an upstand on the crank pulley so later I can notch it for a crank sensor. Hoping to lay a bearing in the end of the altenator pulley shortly

Does anyone know where I can get a tom's11 chip? and a moddest cam? anyhow some pic's for all
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Old 28-10-2011, 07:46 AM   #39
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Hi Alex,

Looking good but I have a question....
Did you managed to mount your alternator in the current poistion?

So you got mk3 Gti? nice!
If you change buses to Polyurethane, it will handle better. You have to remember they are already over 15 years old. Tom's chip... you need to get in touch with Bigbearzuki in Teamswift, iirc.

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Old 28-10-2011, 03:26 PM   #40
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Like Atchi says, does that alternator really fit there with everything in place, because where do you fit your third enginemount? Usually it is put where is now your alternator. It looks very nice, but is it practical? When you have a breakdown on the alternator you have to remove the whole engine I think.

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Old 30-10-2011, 09:51 PM   #41
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Ah thankyou for the contact Atchi, and thankyou for the comments. I have actually sold the swift now, its interesting what you say about bushes, I can see that could help, you drive a swift don't you?

DVO I was so impressed by how quickly you were on the road. Regards the engine mount it is low down at the back of the frame between altenator and starter. The altenator should be no harder to change than a starter motor. If only I was nearer finishing this bit I could show you the complete solution.

I have tried to make the important bits easy like the oil filter easy to do. but a cambelt is going to be an engine out job With the inlet off the I hope engine and subframe should be able to pop in and out quite easily.

Hopefully have more pics soon
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Old 09-01-2012, 03:16 PM   #42
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So I have finaly finished the alternator Here is a few pictures of my setup. The bearing in the end is a special type which allows a slight angular missalignment, so if it puled slightly when I welded it, it would not matter. The spiggot can be unbolted with the two bolts and slides into the bearing a little to allow the belt to be changed. You can probabbly also see there is a small concentric register in the spigot so it will always go back in the same place. I am also going to makeup a tab plate like on an A series bell housing to stop the two bolts working loose. You can also see I have cut the subframe tower slightly to allow the pulley to pass. My only thing now is to make a tensioning plate just like the cam tensioner, as I am relying on just the pinch bolt at the moment.

The other picture is an exhaust adapter I have had made by Maniflow. I made a jig of an the old a series in its subframe and engine with an LCB on it, and I have used that so the swift setup just bolts in where the origional would have. I am also thinking that as the engine setup is so nearly finished and I'm not ready with my van yet, I'm thinking of sticking it in the clubman I restored last year, then I can drive it

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Old 11-02-2012, 08:05 AM   #43
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Some more pictures, you can see the rear mount a bit better, quite similar to how it is in the swift.

I just wondering if it will fit in a clubman front now, because the brace bars run outside the inner wings
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Some more pictures, you can see the rear mount a bit better, quite similar to how it is in the swift.

I'm unsure it will fit im the clubman as the bracebars run outside the inner wings
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Old 11-02-2012, 01:53 PM   #45
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The mount we had the most trouble with is the front one

it was fine driving around normally, the problems didn't show up til the drag strip..

the force is trying to tear the mount in half instead of compress it.. which is what happened..

eventually I drilled the studs out and fitted a bolt all the way through...

with a bit of one of the damaged mounts under the mounting

it seems to work.....

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