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 Post subject: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:37 pm 
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Hi there, can R1 engined classic Minis be registered in Australia/Victoria? Are there threads I haven't stumbled across on this conversion? Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:00 pm 
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This has the R1 conversion and is rego'd in VIC. I don't have any details but there is a sign in the photo for RM? performance products.

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Here are the rego details. It has been given Vic Police numbers.
Vehicle Type Car/Truck
Victorian Registration Number AZZMK1
VIN/Chassis Number V952926P
Engine Number V930670P
Colour BLUE
Make MORRIS
Body Type COUPE
Compliance Plate Date 01/1967
Year Of Manufacture 1967
Registration Status Current
Registration Expiry Date 21/12/2015


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 Post subject: Re: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:33 pm 
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I think that one might have been a pro-motive kit: http://www.pro-motive.co.uk/index.php?page=r1-kit

The difficulty with motorbike engines in particular is that they need a mechanical reverse - the pro-motive kit has a reverse gearbox which solves this problem.

Some UK minis get around this with an electric reverse. But I've also heard of people getting away with no reverse at all - but for a road car that sounds like a nightmare to me.


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 Post subject: Re: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:41 pm 
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I think a big issue is also the emissions that these bike engines put out.


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 Post subject: Re: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:06 pm 
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Thanks guys, RM Performance is not far from home for me so I will look into it further with them.


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 Post subject: Re: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:43 pm 
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There was one in Adelaide for sale a few months ago but it hadn't gone through a rego check. Not sure who bought it or where it is now. Maybe someone on here will remember it. Here is a photo of it anyway.
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 Post subject: Re: R1 conversion
PostPosted: Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:20 am 
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Our Dept of Tpt Engineer Guy here in Brisbane has approved us to fit bike engines into minis with starter motor as reverse gear.

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