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Old 13-12-2012, 06:07 PM   #16
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ok, im not a frame exspert but seems ther can be more cost in finnishing the frame with the suspention and brakes e,c,t. again i dont no the asoseated costs of eather,
but i can safely asume that the frame that takes the mini donuts and brakes may save some bucks seeings you will already have the bits you need.
again not my problem but something you need to look into,
you or others may say the brakes aint upto it asuming its a 12" brake model they will do to start with then you can upgrade later on a sunday afternoon if you feel the need to,
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Old 19-12-2012, 03:30 AM   #17
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Thanks. I just got an email back from allspeed and the consensus is that at $1100 CDN for the frame minus other little add ons plus estimated $400 dollars shipping by sea to port not including my provincial taxes and customs fees will run close to the minitec subframe of $2300.

The time to get this by sea as well is crazy! So I think Ill get mini tec to ship their frame to my sister who lives in D.C. and Ill just drive there and pick it up to save on the customs fees! and shipping. More to follow.
MTB1 is cheaper if you don't mind extending front end. Personnally i went for extended front end and really don't regret it. Looking at the complications some guys have fitting the standard lenght nose, it isn't worth the hassle. If there was a Mini at each street corner here in Canada, maybe you could tell my front is extended but that is not our case...
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Old 19-12-2012, 10:09 PM   #18
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Station wagon,

I love your thread! and your friends B18C mini.

Im still in the air about flip or fixed front. I know im changing alot on the car but fixed is where I want to stay on the car. im not looking for a speed demon either cause Im not a mechanic. So once the engine is in I plan on keeping the hood closed. If I want to spend more money I may get another mini for when my son is of age in 10 years!!!

Ill keep you posted and work on my project should continue late may once Im home more often

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Old 20-12-2012, 03:20 AM   #19
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Hello fellow Canuck... Great ta C that even across the pond this brilliant forum is touching aspirations.
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Old 22-12-2012, 02:28 AM   #20
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Unlike StationWagon, who is a club friend, i would suggest using the MTB2 to keep regular front end. It is possible to fit it. Going with a Flip front is a must for me. Makes it so easy to work on. JeffreyPang kept it unflip and could tell you the positive and negative aspect of a fixed front end.

Keep it going. It will be hard and can be long to finish it up, but is all worth it in the end.
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Old 30-12-2012, 11:40 PM   #21
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Thanks for the motivation. Im all about keeping the real front end and at this time Im trying to line up an integra with a B16a first gen with 90K! Compression check to come jan 2nd with test drive and see if this is our engine!

More to follow.

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Old 02-01-2013, 05:50 PM   #22
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New left door to the project. No rust!
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Old 02-01-2013, 10:15 PM   #23
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Just test drove an integra with a B16a swap. Compression is high! $1500

This would been insane in a mini. Any thoughts

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:10 PM   #24
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So today I feel a great deal of shame. The allspeed website shows the lower arms on the subframe pic and I assumed it was included. They are not. With that said the bars, frames cv joints etc are almost the same price as the minitec! The shipping and customs for me would be about 300$ and thats less than the cost to do the RHD conversion.

So it looks like I would buy the frame for yet another while. SHAME. Until then Im focused on getting this B16A first gen tonight or tomorrow. Pics to follow.

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Old 07-01-2013, 11:22 PM   #25
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Where do you live?
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:53 PM   #26
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$1500 for a donor car that you can test drive sounds good to me. If you have a complete functional car you will have lots of other little bits that would nickel and dime you to death otherwise. I bought a done up Civic with a B16A as a donor for mine and I've used so many bits of the car, engine/gearbox, harness, fuel pump, parts of the fuel tank, the brakes, master and slave cylinders, various nuts and bolts, inner half of the axles and the list goes on and on. I also sold off bits of the car I knew I didn't need and made some of my money back. And it's just nice having piece of mind that you've seen the engine run.
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Old 07-01-2013, 11:58 PM   #27
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I live north of Ottawa.

Thanks turbo. the compression in the engine is excellet so Im pleased with it. More to follow
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:14 AM   #28
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Done deal.

B16a first gen with the rest of the car now sits in the driveway!
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Old 09-01-2013, 12:21 AM   #29
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Old 09-01-2013, 08:53 PM   #30
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Ardonfast,

I have no clue what that word is?

Help. Now studying the MTB subframe Id like to know if I can use the donor cars swivel hubs or if they must be austin mini swivel hubs?

Thanks team.

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