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PostPosted: Tue Mar 23, 2004 9:24 am 
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Hi ppl,

I am about to start making front subframe to fit Gti engine into a Mini.
What I would like to know is, engine is actually tilted forward a bit.
Does anyone know what angle it is?
I need this info so that I can make inlet manifold to suit R1 carb, too.

Many thanks

Atchi


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 8:34 am 
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I don't know what angle the engine is tilted at, but along these lines, what would the maximum possible angle be before encountering running problems? The reason I ask is that I'm planning to swap a G13B into a Bugeye Sprite and the intake manifold is too high for the bonnet to clear. I don't want to make a bulge or scoop in the bonnet to accommodate, so carbs is an alternative. Would it be possible to tilt the engine such that the cam cover and the intake manifold are at the same elevation? I would have to do something with the Samurai tranny/shifter housing and/or lever to align it in the cockpit correctly. I expect a transition plate at the bell housing flange could accomodate the twist.

Any thoughts?

Matt


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I am fairly sure that the engine is set up at 15degs, measuring across the cam cover / rocker box, the exhaust side is 15degs lower on the standard setup.

I am sure I have seen it on another post somewhere in here, tho i would be interested in how low u can go

Dave


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PostPosted: Fri Jul 16, 2004 12:25 pm 
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So I'll actually be tilting the engine more to vertical to have the top of the intake manifold and the top of the cam cover at the same height horizontally. The cam cover will still probably be tilted a few degrees. Hmmmmmm.....


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I am fitting a 1.0 liter 3 cylindres in a off-road 4x4 based on a willis frame.
I find that the angle to sit the engine is when the "SUZUKI" inscription on the timing belt cover is at level.
Sorry my english is verry poor, i am a french Canadian.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 16, 2004 1:11 pm 
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Ok, I started to fabricate engine mounts...

I managed to make one and then realized it's wrong :cry:.
Cut long story short... I can no longer have 15 degrees and if I make it more like 5 degrees, it will fit.

If I make it as a 5 degrees or so, will I have a problem with oil pick up and so on?

Any advice will be welcome here.

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Atchi


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I've got as much angle as I can and have it all works. I think the angle is about 10deg. The sump is supposed to sit flat but is tilted up by about 5deg.

The only problem I have noticed is that with the correct amount of oil in the sump the dip stick reads low. The book says it should have 3.6L of oil total, so I put 4.1L in and it reads 3/4 full. So far no problems.


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