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Old 16th October 2004, 00:58   #1
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A guy in UK has put a B16A VTEC in his old Mini. There you get full conversion kits to change the front subframe, suspension (incl. arms), brakes, wiring and the steering. I havent got any more info...but a small pic!!

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Good for him.

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Old 5th February 2005, 11:08   #3
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Default Vtec...in a classic Mini Cooper!

Ever thought about mixing the late model classic Mini's incredible handling with a modern engine?

Well, featured in this months Car & Driver, some dude's decided they wanted to find out, so they planted a 220hp Honda Vtec into the Mini.



"The Honda engine was originally for the Acura Integra Type R and was rated for 195 horsepower. But Mini Tec says better-breathing intake and exhaust systems add 25 ponies, and despite copious amounts of wheelspin, the VTEC Mini still scooted to 60 mph in 5.0 seconds."

Considering the amount of work required, they seem to have done a brilliant job.

Read about it Here
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Hey that looks very similar to the B18C5 engine i saw in Blore (and that came from an Integra Type R too).

I bet this is infact a : B18C5, found in the 98-01 Integra Type R , 1.8 16V DOHC VTEC PGM-FI, 1797 cc, 195hp@7800rpm, 130lb/ft@7600rpm.

220 is still low as the engine i saw (in blore) has more power than that. Hehe

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well shan2nu the reason being is that guy has spent 3.5 lakhs on the engine after buying it....so the total damage to that is around 6.5...that too not in india price is ex-works!!!!
sounds really overboard right!!!!
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Well if a Mini can hold a B18C5 i don't see why a Honda City (which is bigger) shouldn't be able to hold a K20A2 (RSX/Civic) or a F20C (S2000). I think they should fit right?

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the hondad city holds a b18c5 and even an h22a but the mounts differ...so you need to get a "swap mount" kit for around 20k and then yo can go ahead with the swaps.
the s2000 will not fit...its rear wheel drive gearbox is different.
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Topic has been merged with the one discussed before
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A guy in UK has put a B16A VTEC in his old Mini.
Hmm, B16A is a good engine too. 160-170 bhp from a 1.6. I think the older Civics had this.

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