16v Mini Club Forums  

Go Back   16v Mini Club Forums > Builds > Suzuki Builds

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 20-01-2013, 04:48 PM   #1
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default Mindy going 16v

Right taken the plung. Bit of history first, had my mini "Mindy" since I was 16, it was my brothers before mini. I've had it 12 years now and will never sell it, people always seem to regret selling their first car so I'm not going to make that mistake. However it's evolved a hell of a lot of the years. Been though all the normal mods, stage 1 kits on the 998 engine, then a 1340 went it that blew up, then a 1380 was built.
Reshelled the car with a heritage body shell about 7 years going and it was retired from daily use roughly 5 years ago. Now winters in the garage and comes out for fun in the summer. Last year I found I had low oil pressure so I stripped it down and found the nail in the coffin, block is cracked so I looked at my options and decided to go down the suzuki conversion route.






So I found a guy selling a 1ltr swift and a gti engine.



Pulled the swift apart




Got the engine




So the plan is to run it on bike carbs and megajolts


Made a start on the gearbox conversion to hydraulic clutch, still deciding how to mod the arm.


Hoping to order the allspeed subframe and drive shaft begining of feb so while I wait to get paid I'm just going to spend time getting the engine ready to fit in the frame. Going to strip the sub frame off the mini soon. Planning to use the rubber donuts and the gaz shocks which are already on the car.

Alex.
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20-01-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
miniswift
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Durham
Posts: 1,917
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1298
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Non good old skool!
Default

Hi Alex,

Good on you!
If you need extra clutch arm, let me know. I have a few spares.
R1 carbs you got needs to be minimum of 45-50 degrees inclined.
If you need spare inlet manifold to cut it up, I'm your man. Subframe wise, I know a guy making very good one and will be kit form so if time is right, I will let you know.

Cheers
Atchi
miniswift is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 08:31 PM   #3
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

Ordered afew rose joints to play about with for the clutch arm.
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21-01-2013, 08:46 PM   #4
kcchan
Senior Member
 
kcchan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Bristol-Uni, Kent-Home
Posts: 837
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1298
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Standard
Default

Looking good. Nice to see another Swift mini!
__________________
Suck, Squeeze, Bang, Blow.
kcchan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

Little update


Not sure how much travel I should have on the release bearing, this look about right?

To
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2013, 08:33 PM   #6
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

O yes, need to get me a big ass spring.
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2013, 08:41 PM   #7
ardonfast
Senior Member
 
ardonfast's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: dunkeswell airfeald devon
Posts: 7,780
Subframe: AMT
CC: 2000
Make: Vauxhall
ECU: dizzy/webers
Default

get inn son, how are you finding the clutch slave in operation??
__________________
"yuck ,more like a 3 r2"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=tb261HwQNDQ
SAY WHAT YOU BELEVE,,BELEVE WHAT YOU LIKE,
http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature...&v=3JhaTwP7uuk
ardonfast is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2013, 09:33 PM   #8
substitute
Senior Member
 
substitute's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Oxfordshire
Posts: 132
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1300
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Stock Suzuki
Send a message via MSN to substitute Send a message via Skype™ to substitute
Default Welcome

Hi Alex,
Good to welcome another convert
Nice 'E' plate example.
Looks like you're cracking on.
__________________
Choosing between being late or not starting at all; it's never too late!
Quietly getting on with it...
substitute is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23-01-2013, 11:24 PM   #9
MiniLandy
Senior Member
 
MiniLandy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: nr Peterborough
Posts: 2,357
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1400
Make: Rover
ECU: Megajolt
Default

Build looks good, seems like you're starting with a solid base. Takes about half the work out of most builds on here (mine included)

As for carbs and MegaJolt, that's exactly what I'm doing on my K Series Rover conversion. For the inlet manifold, the best thing I could come up with was to make up a flange and pipe kit, and then use 45 degree hoses to mount the carbs to.

This chap makes up the flanges if you sent him a template, but this is the seller I got mine from. They're pretty good, so might be up for making a Suzuki kit if you sent them a template.
__________________
Quote:
Originally Posted by apbellamy View Post
Fuck me Shaun. That actually made sense.
MiniLandy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24-01-2013, 12:10 PM   #10
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

Need to fit a return spring as the cylinder doesn't stay retracted on its own, but at least when its all in the car the slave cylinder and arm are easy to get to.
Regarding the inlet maniflold i've got a drawing of the flange and a friendly laser cutter i use for work. A while off making the inlet yet. The exhuast also needs a bit of thinking about but first job it to get the engine ready to go in the car.
The cover for the timming belt is very damaged so got to fix that up and repaint the metal bits. Hoping to get a clutch soon so i can then fit the gearbox to the engine. Do i need anything special to fit a 1ltr box to a GTI engine.
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2013, 12:40 PM   #11
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

No photos for this update. Sorry...

Moving along nicely, allspeed frame, shaft and arms are on order waiting for delivery. While i'm waiting i've removed the subframe from the mini and stripped it all down. Cleaned up all the bits i need for the conversion and painted them up. New wheel bearings, top arm roller bearings and other bits and bobs are getting picked up today so i'll have them all sorted before the frame arrives.
Got a clutch kit ready to fit so one night this week i'll mate the engine and gearbox together ready for dropping in the sub frame when it comes.
Engine is all cleaned up and I've repaired the cam belt cover and put that all back on. Even painted the thermostat housing blue.. i'm assuming like painting your engine block red adds 10,000bhp to every engine sold on eBay, painting the thermostat blue will mean i the engine will run super cold even without a rad! (just to be safe i'll fit one)

Hoping for a big leap forward in March, still a few unknowns. Need to find a exhuast manifold and make a inlet among many many other jobs.
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2013, 04:39 PM   #12
bobjonah
Senior Member
 
bobjonah's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Moncton, NB , Canada
Posts: 387
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1298
Make: Suzuki
ECU: standard
Default

Hi Alex - Your build is looking good - keep the photos coming. Do you know if your trans is for a GTI or is it for the 1 L engine ? If it is the 1 L tranny, you may want to check the final drive ratio before you button it up.

Cheers
Bob Jonah
bobjonah is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19-02-2013, 06:58 PM   #13
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

Already check. 1ltr ratio is a little better than the gti but not much. Got my eye out for a 1.3glx gearbox for next winter. 70mph will be about 4500rpm in 5th with this box and my wheels.
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 04:33 PM   #14
Alex1380
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Nottinghamshire
Posts: 207
Subframe: Allspeed
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Megasquirts
Default

Upset now. Allspeed frame is delayed
was expecting it this week but its not comming until 15th

ran out of stuff to do....
Alex1380 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-03-2013, 07:32 PM   #15
Phatwiji
Senior Member
 
Phatwiji's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Taunton, Somerset, U.K.
Posts: 187
Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1300
Make: Suzuki
ECU: Standard
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alex1380 View Post
Upset now. Allspeed frame is delayed
was expecting it this week but its not comming until 15th

ran out of stuff to do....

Dam it I hate waiting for stuff! Fortunately I always seem to find things that need doing while i'm waiting, unfortunately it always seems to be some sort of cleaning things task
Phatwiji is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 12:00 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.4
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.