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Interesting - they're after our heads...

 
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max
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 6:07 am    Post subject: Interesting - they're after our heads... Reply with quote

... for racing old (pre-BMW) Minis...

http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/cnb/shop/sconline?merchantPageID=6&op=merchantPage-merchantPageDisplay

Some pretty OTT conversions on YouTube too...!

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 7:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is so wrong
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Motoworks over here sell them as a kit, bad news for all of us, seems there are alot of engines minus the heads available. Going to end up with none available.
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 05, 2009 4:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

And here I sit with a bare K1200 head on my bench- just being a paperweight.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 6:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've sold three 4V heads and a set of TBs that ended up in Minis. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2009 7:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We will end up buying Mini's just for the heads when they get thin on the ground. Confused
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 5:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Me too,

last three engines I sold, the buyer only wanted the heads!

In fact two of them gave me the bottom ends back - for free! One of the buyers took the head back to the US as hand luggage.

Now then - I have two excellent 1100 and 1 x k100 bottom ends and several 2V heads, obvious question, will they fit?

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 07, 2009 7:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beachcomber - I think that apart from the bore sizings maybe being a bit bigger on the 1100s - but probably not a problem as the pistons are a flat-top - the kicker will be the valve pockets in the piston crowns?, eg 2 for 2v offset, 4 for 4v...

Also looking longer-term on what to do with the K-RS if the engine ever gets too cranky - probably go for an electric conversion, but have got lots of research to do yet! But - I do have a donor tranny from a friend here for a case (eg paralever mounts, rear frame tie-ups) and output shaft, so when it does come to the`crunch I can theoretically move without burning too many bridges (apart from the money!!)

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