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Old 07-05-2019, 02:22 PM   #1
bcirilo
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Hello everyone,
I'm from portugal and I feel very lost in all the information I have collected
and I need all the help that I can get!

I'm going to start the conversion on my mini from a standard engine to the suzuki swift mk2 engine. I' have already bought the engine and I'm thinking in buying a all speed engineering subframe. is this the best choice?

I know that I will need to cut the fender to the alternator go out side.. isn't it danger to have the alternator in top of the wheel?

In doing this conversion, can you help me with the difficulties you have already experienced that I will have to solve?

In terms of gaugues is it possible to make only the cable convertion ( one side mini the other mini) and keep the original mini gaugues?

thanks everyone for the help,
bruno
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Old 12-05-2019, 12:53 AM   #2
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Hi,

Welcome to dark side.
I think Allspeed frame is very good as it is complete and unlike mine, already made and proved.
Speedo wise, there are few issues with keep in stock Mini guage.
I'm not sure what you have already in your mini. Is it centre or front of driver side?
In mk2, speedo create signal for the ECU but not sure how I portent this signal is for ECU.
Some of the member has grafted in mk2 speedo into original mini speedo. If you do this, you can use standard mk2 Swift cable.
I think you may encounter engine angle position ends to be changed from 15 degrees standard to 5 degrees. Then you will need to cut your oil pan and reeled to suit.
Sine you are in LHD country, pedal box won't effect much for your build.
I think you need to keep searching in our build diary.

Good luck!
Atchi
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Old 13-05-2019, 06:40 PM   #3
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I've recently taken delivery of an Allspeed subframe, lower arms and drive shafts for my GTI Swift conversion.
It looks like a really well made frame with very clean tidy welding... Very pleased with it and would definatly recomend them
I'm still battling through dealing with the rust worm that has invaded and taken root!
The back of the car is done and the floor now 99% sorted... Bit of a major job!
De-seaming and getting it ready for the body kit as I go
Hopefully I'll be able to start on the front section soon and that means trial fitting the subframe and moding the front - Looking forward to that
Mini speedo to Suzuki gearbox won't be a problem as there are companies that can produce special cables and calibrate the speedo, I've got an old Triumph Spitfire speedo calibrated to my Mini drive train with a special cable and it works fine - Will need doing again for the Suzuki...
I think the original ECU needs an in motion pulse taken from the Suzuki speedo cluster, maybe somone could shed some more light on this?
We are here if help is needed Bruno
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Old 13-05-2019, 07:29 PM   #4
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I don't think that the speed sensor affects performance, but without it the VERY ANNOYING check engine light is lit up all the time.
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Old 20-05-2019, 11:22 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone for your comments

where is a picture of my interior that I would like to preserve like it's.




@miniswift
can you please tell me more about this?

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I think you may encounter engine angle position ends to be changed from 15 degrees standard to 5 degrees. Then you will need to cut your oil pan and reeled to suit.
doesn't this is already fixed with the allspeed subframe?
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