R1 conversion
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Author:  Timbo27 [ Mon Dec 07, 2015 7:37 pm ]
Post subject:  R1 conversion

Hi there, can R1 engined classic Minis be registered in Australia/Victoria? Are there threads I haven't stumbled across on this conversion? Cheers

Author:  gtogreen1969 [ Mon Dec 07, 2015 8:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R1 conversion

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.


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
Body Type COUPE
Compliance Plate Date 01/1967
Year Of Manufacture 1967
Registration Status Current
Registration Expiry Date 21/12/2015

Author:  Irish Yobbo [ Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:33 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R1 conversion

I think that one might have been a pro-motive 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.

Author:  gtogreen1969 [ Wed Dec 09, 2015 5:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R1 conversion

I think a big issue is also the emissions that these bike engines put out.

Author:  Timbo27 [ Fri Dec 11, 2015 7:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R1 conversion

Thanks guys, RM Performance is not far from home for me so I will look into it further with them.

Author:  gtogreen1969 [ Fri Dec 11, 2015 8:43 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: R1 conversion

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.

Author:  TheMiniMan [ Sat Dec 12, 2015 10:20 am ]
Post subject:  Re: R1 conversion

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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