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Old 20-09-2016, 04:10 AM   #1
zaschf
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Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: Opua, New Zealand
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Subframe: Home Made
CC: 1298
Make: Suzuki
ECU: modified Suzuki Cultus
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I guess it's quite appropriate to introduce myself for a bit.

ZASCHF is a call sign but my real name is Frits Schouten.
ZA is Australasia, SCH the first three characters of my last name and obviously the F is for my first name.

I've been involved with Minis for as long as my memory can support me.
My 1975 Mini clubman has had several engine replacements with the last one being a Suzuki GTI engine. It was really a no-brainer. a replacement A+ series engine and gearbox would have set me back at least $8000 for the specs I wanted. I bought an ex race car for $1200 (Suzuki swift gti), took out the engine/gearbox/ECU and threw away the body. Build a subframe for it and stuck it in my clubman. The rest is history.
Oh, and here is the story of the build:
http://simple-pages.entrydns.org/mini/EngineUpgrade/ and the accompanying photos here:
http://simple-pages.entrydns.org/mini/Minizuki/
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Old 22-09-2016, 05:24 AM   #2
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Subframe: Home Made
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Make: Rover
ECU: Rover MEMS3 with Kmaps upgrade
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Frame looks good. What size, wall thickness and Spec of tube did you use?
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Old 23-09-2016, 12:58 AM   #3
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I used thick wall(2.8mm) 25x25mm and 25x50mm box section.
The steel box was made from hot rolled coil so, mild steel.

Last edited by zaschf; 25-09-2016 at 01:23 AM. Reason: wrong wall thickness
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