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doughie

posted on 1/6/18 at 07:02 PM Reply With Quote
Rear engined tin top!

It's been a while... and lookin to get back in the garage...


Wondering if anyone's improved a front engined road car by re-manufacturing it to a mid??

Offers of ideas, tips, experience etc welcomed

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Shooter63

posted on 1/6/18 at 07:36 PM Reply With Quote
There is a company that sells a kit to fit a Honda vtech into the back of a classic mini, it certainly goes quicker, not sure about better though.

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jps

posted on 1/6/18 at 07:40 PM Reply With Quote
Austin Rover surely win the prize for doing this with the Metro to make the 6r4. Lol
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doughie

posted on 1/6/18 at 08:58 PM Reply With Quote
ha ha agreed... but how do you get a 2018 version on the road??
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Slimy38

posted on 1/6/18 at 10:02 PM Reply With Quote
Clio V6 springs to mind too, although as with other suggestions I'm not sure it was actually better.

But talking about the 6R4, did anyone see the one at Stoneleigh? Bespoke chassis wrapped in a 6R4 replica kit, it looked pretty hot to me. I'm sure I have some pics somewhere if anyone missed it.

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Slimy38

posted on 1/6/18 at 10:02 PM Reply With Quote
Clio V6 springs to mind too, although as with other suggestions I'm not sure it was actually better.

But talking about the 6R4, did anyone see the one at Stoneleigh? Bespoke chassis wrapped in a 6R4 replica kit, it looked pretty hot to me. I'm sure I have some pics somewhere if anyone missed it.

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slingshot2000

posted on 1/6/18 at 10:05 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by jps
Austin Rover surely win the prize for doing this with the Metro to make the 6r4. Lol


They had an awful lot of help from Williams F1 . . . . . . .

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slingshot2000

posted on 1/6/18 at 10:06 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Slimy38
Clio V6 springs to mind too, although as with other suggestions I'm not sure it was actually better.

But talking about the 6R4, did anyone see the one at Stoneleigh? Bespoke chassis wrapped in a 6R4 replica kit, it looked pretty hot to me. I'm sure I have some pics somewhere if anyone missed it.


You need to send them a Metro, where will you find one today ???

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bi22le

posted on 1/6/18 at 10:09 PM Reply With Quote
Quite often in the for world you get people buying tatty MK1 Focus' and moving the engine into the boot with a turbo strapped on.

250bhp Mid engine RWD and I recon they could be fun. I would like an old Fiesta ST to do that with!!





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Ugg10

posted on 1/6/18 at 10:39 PM Reply With Quote
Why move the engine to the boot? Surely you ADD one in the boot and leave the front one in there. I have seen this done with an Audi TT with two 1.8t engine each putting out 300hp, also an Alfa (155?) with a v6 front and rear, and finally a golf with 3 VR6’s. Double the HP and only increase the weight by 10-15%, what’s not to like.





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doughie

posted on 2/6/18 at 07:55 AM Reply With Quote
Cheers for your replies... Any examples out there??
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loggyboy

posted on 2/6/18 at 08:58 AM Reply With Quote
A freind of mine started a rear engined nova project. Eventually got sold and finished off by someone else.

http://www.migweb.co.uk/forums/projects-restorations/435924-my-mid-engine-rwd-nova.html#/topics/435924

It can be fun to keep the front one too.
http://www.pngclub.com/forum/showthread.php?73412-twin-engined-nova

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Simon

posted on 2/6/18 at 09:18 AM Reply With Quote
Back in the day (a long time ago), there was a twin engined mini, called the Twini. With all the cheap modern Minis, that might be worth a revisit.
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owelly

posted on 3/6/18 at 12:23 PM Reply With Quote
...don't forget, if you chop the monocoque, you'll need an IVA.....





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loggyboy

posted on 4/6/18 at 01:48 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by owelly
...don't forget, if you chop the monocoque, you'll need an IVA.....

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