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Old 09-13-2004, 12:04 AM   #1
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Honda eninge in mini?

What would it take to get a honda engine in a mini cooper and get it wired correctly? Would it even be worth the effort?
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Old 09-28-2004, 08:25 AM   #2
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ive done it and been driving around for over a year with my mods and yes i can say its very much worth it, as for wiring i used the honda engine loom with a stand alone ecu and have had no problems to date.
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Old 10-28-2004, 11:47 PM   #3
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Re: Honda eninge in mini?

roughly what did it set you back price wise to do the whole Vtec swap??
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Old 11-04-2004, 01:43 AM   #4
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Old 01-14-2005, 03:10 PM   #5
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Re: Honda eninge in mini?

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What would it take to get a honda engine in a mini cooper and get it wired correctly? Would it even be worth the effort?
You should do some research. I just read an article in Car & Driver (pretty sure it was the newest issue) about a kit to do this if you're talking about an older Mini. I'm not sure what motivation there would be to swap one into the new cars.

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Old 02-09-2005, 04:35 AM   #6
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You should do some research. I just read an article in Car & Driver (pretty sure it was the newest issue) about a kit to do this if you're talking about an older Mini. I'm not sure what motivation there would be to swap one into the new cars.

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There is a company in england that specialises in these swap although I forget their name. Last year at the mini 45 show at Beaulieu Motor Museum I saw two V-tec'd cars going at it on the dyno. The most popular motor I belive is the 1.6 CRX motor from the car you guys call the Del-sol 160 hp stock and smaller than the B20 motor. They afore mentioned co sells kits although they fit a lot easier under a clubamn front end than a roundnose. Ther's also the KAD 8 port head for your a-series block that's cheaper and totally rips! KAD usually build them with Yamaha R-1 pistons and rods!
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Old 04-23-2005, 09:39 AM   #7
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Check out this forum http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/. Really good site should answer any questions you might have. . Goodluck with the conversion.
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Old 11-04-2005, 10:20 PM   #8
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There is a company in england that specialises in these swap although I forget their name. Last year at the mini 45 show at Beaulieu Motor Museum I saw two V-tec'd cars going at it on the dyno. The most popular motor I belive is the 1.6 CRX motor from the car you guys call the Del-sol 160 hp stock and smaller than the B20 motor. They afore mentioned co sells kits although they fit a lot easier under a clubamn front end than a roundnose. Ther's also the KAD 8 port head for your a-series block that's cheaper and totally rips! KAD usually build them with Yamaha R-1 pistons and rods!
A friend of mine and I talked about doing the switch to a honda motor for years but never got enough money in hand at the right time to try it.

There is also supposed to be a company in the states that converts minis to a honda motor. My buddy mentioned a website to me but I can't remember the url - sorry.
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Re: Honda eninge in mini?

Hey guys. I have been on the Chevy NOva forums for a while but I know a bit about the old minis too. (hopefully I will have one by the end of the week)

the company that builds the honda powered minis is called MiniTEC. you can google them. they will sell you a fully built car, or the parts to do it yourself.

A friend just put a B 16 in his 74 mini ---- insane horsepower!!!! cant even use it all because there is not enough rubber on the ground. no traction!

the MiniTEC cars are a good chunk of change and it takes a lot of work to do it yourself. If you have the time though, it is definately worth it! the most fun to drive out of all the cars iv driven!
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Check out this forum http://www.16vminiclub.com/forums/. Really good site should answer any questions you might have. . Goodluck with the conversion.
Handy site - thanks!
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The test must be carried out. Read the article in the car. Driver Kit, make sure that you speak "Mini earlier. And I'm not sure what incentives will be changed to a new car.
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