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Old 10-12-2018, 03:41 PM
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Classic Mini - VTEC K20C1 Engine Swap Question

Has anyone ever considered swapping a K20C1 VTEC Honda engine into a classic Mini from any year? Does anyone think it is even possible? Would the engine even fit?
 
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Old 10-13-2018, 02:11 AM
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If no one on here can help I'm sure these folks can.
http://www.superfastminis.com/index.htm
 
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Old 10-13-2018, 01:25 PM
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not sure what your specific question is ....

people have been putting the VTEC in classic Mini for a LONG time ... you can buy kits which are essentially a new front subframe. You bolt in the VTEC and bolt the assembly to the car. Hook up some wires and DONE. (Obviously there is a bit more BUT ... there ARE kits and the hard fabrication is done already)

if you are asking as to whether this specific VTEC motor fits, I can't answer that.
 
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Old 10-15-2018, 03:49 PM
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The K series motors require lengthening the front end, the D and B series will fit without modifying the length. You can buy a kit for all of them from MiniTec…."some assemble required"
 

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You do have to cut the chassis, but as far as engine swaps go, this one still seem relatively straightforward. They offer a longer fiberglass nose to fit the K. Hard to tell the difference.

I'm not sure I'd bother with a K over a B unless I intended to spend another $3-5k to make it AWD. I've ridden in such an example, and it was wicked.

Download their installation manual for the nitty gritty.
 
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Google "RINGMINI" these guys had since 20 years a blue classic with several Civic engines and setups Clubman / Hatch

The plumber of Adenau in action
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Yes, but the Ring Mini is a Clubman, with a factory 4" longer front end.
 
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