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Author: Subject: Anyone want to build an R1 mini without sva?
nitram38

posted on 10/6/11 at 08:08 AM Reply With Quote
Anyone want to build an R1 mini without sva?

Just been talking to my mate Jon over at lynx racing and he's developed a cradle that enables an engine swap from the standard A series to R1. The main advantage is that as it is an engine swap without body/chassis modification, it should not require to go through sva.
I don't know the costs, but here is the link LYNX R1 MINI






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scudderfish

posted on 10/6/11 at 08:13 AM Reply With Quote
That could be an obscene amount of fun I'd be interested in any price info.






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chrisxr2

posted on 10/6/11 at 08:36 AM Reply With Quote
Yes yes yes

I would be very interested in this.





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loggyboy

posted on 10/6/11 at 08:37 AM Reply With Quote
Is it a time machine too?
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Davey D

posted on 10/6/11 at 09:05 AM Reply With Quote
i was under the impression that there was already companies producing these subframes for bikes engines?
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nitram38

posted on 10/6/11 at 09:16 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by Davey D
i was under the impression that there was already companies producing these subframes for bikes engines?


There are but most of them rely on heavily modded subframes which means you can't put the A series back in. Not critical to some but this is a classic car and someone may want to return it to original one day






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Davey D

posted on 10/6/11 at 09:25 AM Reply With Quote
aah right. that sounds like a better idea. just had a look on his website, and it sounds like its just some custom mounts that bolt on in place of the original engine mounts.

i wish that my engine conversion was as easy as that in my mini. Im putting a nissan CG13DE engine in mine, but its going to take a bit of hacking/modifying of the subframe to fit. Ill also be fabbing up a new inlet manifold to clear the bulkhead so that i dont have to do any mods there avoiding IVA issues

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Neville Jones

posted on 10/6/11 at 09:35 AM Reply With Quote
I've done these previously, and about to do another with a Fireblade.

You still need to drill a few holes in the Mini subframe, or weld on a few tags.

Not rocket science by any means.

Getting a reverse is the biggest problem.

Cheers,
nev.

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nitram38

posted on 10/6/11 at 09:39 AM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Neville Jones
I've done these previously, and about to do another with a Fireblade.

You still need to drill a few holes in the Mini subframe, or weld on a few tags.

Not rocket science by any means.

Getting a reverse is the biggest problem.

Cheers,
nev.


Lynx do a bolt on electric reverse






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speedstar

posted on 10/6/11 at 11:54 AM Reply With Quote
The rear engined ones are meant to be a real laugh.

The mini surfers from torque steer faily badly with the standard 1275. If i was going to do it, it certainly wouldnt power the front wheels

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