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Old 17-10-2011, 09:27 PM   #1
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Thought id have a go at posting up some pictures of my mini/ build...

Plan so far is Fully rebuilt vvc engine, PG1 gearbox, allspeed frame, clubman front end, coilovers, bucket seats, full rollcage and lots more.

This is how my car looked about a week ago before i chopped the front end off and started removing the eninge...







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Old 18-10-2011, 07:39 AM   #2
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excellent, mpi is the best one to start with as the fuel lines and wiring should almost be plug an play! i bet the exhaust won't be far off either... keep us posted
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Old 18-10-2011, 07:15 PM   #3
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Old 18-10-2011, 08:10 PM   #4
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Throttle cable is a direct fit aswell
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Old 19-10-2011, 08:35 PM   #5
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I was hopeing that quite a few things will just plug on. Im liking the look of the black multi plug coming out of the bulk head as well... hoping the vvc engine loom will plug in 2 it?? Will try it 2morrow, got a night off from the misses so more progress 2 come
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Old 25-10-2011, 07:32 AM   #6
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i think the plug is different, the vvc uses a grey plug which is a slightly different shape, the wires should be the same colours (or there abouts) so hopefully just a case of cutting the grey plug off the doner car (vvc) and replacing that black plug with it...
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Old 29-10-2011, 04:50 PM   #7
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Small up date but no pic's as my old man has ran off with the camrea. Mpi engine and subframe has been sold off.

Brought some mg metro 4 pot calipers, with braided hoses, ebc vented disks and green stuff pads and hubs, yellow tag master cylinder and pre 89 pedal box 2 day all for 200 was well happy with that!!

Got rover 416 engine and gearbox mount from the scrap yard as well 2day and picked up a rover 214 that my mate gave me 4 some more spares.

Just waiting 4 my allspeed frame 2 come now
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Old 01-11-2011, 01:18 PM   #8
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If i'm looking at the right plug out of the bulkhead to me that looks like it will plug straight in providing you get an MGF VVC loom, they are easy enough to convert (well for a metro anyway, i don't see an MPI Mini being much different IMO. If you need a hand converting it drop me a PM and i'm sure i can help you out over internet, your a bit far for me to just 'pop round' lol.

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Old 02-11-2011, 09:35 PM   #9
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From looking at the plug it looks the same as the normal non vvc loom. I havent compared it against the vvc loom yet or even looked in 2 the wiring side of things, i was hoping it was going 2 be fairly simple and the same as converting a metro loom so any help on that and pictures would me grate thanks.

GOOD NEWS... my frame came 2 day whoop whoop, i have a free evening 2moro after work so im gunna trial fit it and the engine/ gear box and work out what box and linkage im going 2 use.
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Old 03-11-2011, 10:07 PM   #10
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Heres this evenings progress... subframe fitted with engine and gear box (ive decided 2 use the r65 box because it fits in the frame spot on and after looking in 2 it thought it would be the easyer was of doing things)





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Old 10-11-2011, 08:14 PM   #11
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Got a little bit more work done...






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Old 10-11-2011, 08:44 PM   #12
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very neat
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Old 10-11-2011, 10:56 PM   #13
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That frame looks nice don't see why more people don't go for the Allspeed! Is the VVC inlet very close to the bulkhead, how much clearance do you have? A pic would be good.
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Old 11-11-2011, 12:16 AM   #14
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what front u going with round nose or clubman...........???
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Im very happy with the frame its so well built and fits perfect!! I think the reason people go down the watson and metro route is because of the price? Ive brought bottom and tie rod arms from minisport, brought metro 4 pot brakes and spax coilovers second hand 2 try and keep costs down.

Ive only trial fitted the engine once and the manifold sat quite close 2 the bulk head. Do the engines move quite a lot? I mite cut away at the bulk head for some more clearance if needed.

Im going 2 fit a standard clubman front end, because i want 2 use the full size vvc rad 2 keep the engine temp down. Ive read on here that some times they can get a little warm running the mpi rad.

Im hoping by fitted a clubman front as well i can mod the front of the allspeed frame so i can use the standard rover starter motor and not pay for a custom one.
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