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Old 01-12-2017, 09:47 AM   #1
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Default G13B engines starting to make serious money

Saw this on eBay https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/122825418141?ul_noapp=true

Made £450, complete engine - looks like it's done a lot more than 40K miles.

But just shows what these are going for now - few years ago you could buy a complete car for £200.
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Old 01-12-2017, 10:26 AM   #2
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I struggled to find parts for my G13B when I had one, Iím not surprised by this at all.


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Old 01-12-2017, 10:58 AM   #3
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when you think about it this is bound to happen to all of the common conversion engines? until we all move on to newer engines etc..

Just look at the price of a good usable vvc k series cylinder head these days!
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Old 01-12-2017, 11:26 AM   #4
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piont taken as in they gone up, still cheep for a engine providing it works well,
well compaired to some mini stuff,
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:17 PM   #5
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piont taken as in they gone up, still cheep for a engine providing it works well,
well compaired to some mini stuff,
agree 100% -£450 wont buy you much on an A series, look at what they want for a decent cylinder head.
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Old 01-12-2017, 12:24 PM   #6
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G13B does itís job very well in a Mini too, thereís a couple of very impressive cars on here running big power from those little engines.


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Old 01-12-2017, 12:43 PM   #7
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G13B does itís job very well in a Mini too, thereís a couple of very impressive cars on here running big power from those little engines.


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I know, I've been running one for 10 years and have a few spare engines.
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Old 01-12-2017, 01:11 PM   #8
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Bet your supply is about to lose a couple of spare engines at those prices!


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Old 04-04-2018, 10:32 AM   #10
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Two complete engines and three for rebuild, four gearboxes. The gearboxes are not of much use at the moment, because working on 4WD

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Old 04-04-2018, 02:06 PM   #11
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Kinda wished I stocked up now! '
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Old 05-04-2018, 11:18 PM   #12
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Old 10-04-2018, 04:30 PM   #13
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Having just recently come back into minis after 5 years; its incredible to see how the Honda B series and even the Vauxhall Redtops have gone up in price. As well as becoming harder to find.

Most of them are over 20 years old now and the conversions have become a lot more popular than they were 5 years ago.

I can see the frames that are available from the likes of Allspeed and Watsons soon be updated to reflect readily available modern engines.
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Old 13-04-2018, 06:39 AM   #14
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Problem with those more modern engine is what I understand, getting them to work. Electronically they are much more complicated than the older engines. I think that is why you hardly see engines made after say 2000 in conversions.

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