Engine swaps : what's possible ?

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Engine swaps : what's possible ?

Post by SW480 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:33 pm

Soo new to this 480 forum and I have loads of questions. Hopefully you can enlighten me and I'll try post them in the correct section .

Engine swaps

First question how easy to convert es auto to Turbo manual ? Is this an easy swap or does it need alot of fettling .

Second - How about Renault F4A how much work is involved in getting a complete engine and getting all the electrical bits to work . Would this engine be mounted to the Volvo gearbox or is the Renault usable . If it's relatively achievable without much modification I'd like to do this down the line .

Hope these questions don't come across to moronic I've pretty much only played with Minis up until this point .



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Re: Engine swaps : what's possible ?

Post by jifflemon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:57 pm

couple of threads for you to have a look at:



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Re: Engine swaps : what's possible ?

Post by Alan 480 » Thu Feb 14, 2019 4:31 pm


Fraser's car is pretty special, running four carbs into a willaims engine, pretty much mechanical staright swap, he is running 'DIY' / home brew /after-market ignition/fuel system

so power up by 20 - 50%! :hopping:

I think he used the engine/gearbox/shafts?

it is probably on 'FACEBOOK' group, i'm nae a fan o it :wink: (face book, not Frasers mint white version)

480 ES 2litre x 2, C30 1.8ES, SS1

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