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RichR
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Registered: 17th Oct 01
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:00   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

right need advice, Ive come across a cheap GSI, thats been written off cause of a smashed up rear end,
nehow the engine, innards, and everything, brakes, suspension etc seem okay ( not had too good a look yet) with a genuine 60 k on the clock

I was looking for general advice on how to go about transferring the engine into mine - is it a straight swap, ie rip out the 1.2 - put in bin, transfer engine with its mounts gearbox, loom etc into mine and away we go ( obviously not that simply - but u get the gist)

My dad and Uncle were both motor bike mechanics and know their way round engine - so overhauling it shouldnt be a problem, and Ive got a mechanic who comes into my pub, whos transplanted engines into all sorts from landies to minis - as he races them etc.


is there ne advice or bits Im gonna have to buy other than the GSI itself
Dave
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:03   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

I've heard it is a surprisingly big job,more work than putting a 2ltr in,which seems pretty strange. I'm sure someone will know more though.
RichR
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:04   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

its just that for the price this car is - If I sold interior, front bumper, skirts and stripped a few other bits etc I can near enough make my money back - just wondered if it was worthwhile more than nething
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:09   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

it is worth it if you have the whole car!
RichR
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:22   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah - thats what I was thinking - especially if I can flog as I said, bumper, skirts interior and other bits and make back nearly what I paid for it. Just need to know its gonna be woprthwhile

basically ne experience people have had - if its a bitch I wont bother
broster
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:26   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

yeah you shud be able to get a fair bit for the kit! if you can aford to buy it go for it!
BeArDy
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22nd Dec 03 at 16:31   View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

DEFO get a Transponder key/chip with the engine or u will never get it going (Black ring around the ign barrel and the Chips in the key)
not that hard really
RichR
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22nd Dec 03 at 18:02   View Garage View User's Profile U2U Member Reply With Quote

cool cheers

so its not gonna be too difficult to do - my missus has a garage like a warehouse - cause the guy that owned the house b4 them sold imported rugs from china etc, needed a big garage to store them in - can easily fit 3/4 cars in - so bit of tidying uip and should be able to get on with it

 
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