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 Post subject: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2019 5:22 pm 
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Hi all.
I am new to the forum after buying an unfinished mini swift GTi conversion. It has come with everything I need from what I am told and at the time I picked it up, the shaft of the water pump was snapped off and pulley missing.

No problem I thought, ordered a new pump and sourced an old pulley from a fellow mini enthusiast, but when it all bolted together, the water pump pulley is out of line (proud) to the crank pulley by 7mm.

I have now swapped the crank pulley, which was aftermarket with an original with harmonic balance and they are still 7mm offset.

Ok I think. Shouldn’t have bought a Supercheap water pump in the first place, I thought, so I got another water pump from the local parts place, and yes, still 7mm too long. Both water pumps are 72mm from face of pulley wheel to the mating face with the block.

The engine came with a mk1 intake manifold and has a mk1 gearbox, can’t see any other distinguishing features, anybody got any ideas of what is happening here?


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 12:04 am 
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What waterpump brands are considered supercheap and to be avoided btw?


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:52 am 
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Oh sorry mate. There is a chain of stores here in Australia called Supercheap Auto. They have really good prices but sometimes not the best quality. I should have kept in mind this is an international forum.

Any ideas with the offset pulleys problem?


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:52 pm 
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Could the engine be mk1 gen2 from '88 with wider 25mm cambelt vs mk1 gen1 19mm cambelt ? I've one of those engines and it has mk1 inlet and fuel system but wider cambelt and pulleys like in mk2 engines which might explain the subtle differences.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:01 pm 
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A photo might be of assistance to us.

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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 7:19 pm 
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I think you might be on the money there. I just measured the belt and yes, it’s 19mm and so is the gear. Thank you so much.

Does anyone have a spare 25mm drive gear they are happy to part with?

Cheers

Adam


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 8:21 pm 
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Any project pictures of a Mini and conversion? Interested to see how it's done compared to my conversion :)


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2019 8:45 am 
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Sure. I will start a new thread maybe so this one doesn’t get derailed.


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 Post subject: Re: Swift GTi Mini conversion.
PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 4:59 am 
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Adamant wrote:
I think you might be on the money there. I just measured the belt prêt and yes, it’s 19mm and so is the gear. Thank you so much.

Does anyone have a spare 25mm drive gear they are happy to part with?

Cheers

Adam


I think I know a contact for you


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