Few years back i decided to do the D series minitec swap,i dont just have one project i have a bunch of cars i build and work on so im just updating this as i got back around to it the past few months a little here and there and its being driven as a normal car now.Not just up and down and around town
Drove lastnight,today to work...left work and drove for 5 hours straight nonstop.Ate dinner...and went for a latenight cruise for a few hours and in LOVING IT.A lot of people seem to talk negative about these swapped cars..and honestly..it rode better then it ever has.Few things need to be addressed obviously...but its not what people make it out to be.
Smoother,faster..feels more safe,runs cooler,far better highway cruising,clutch feels way better thanks to the the AP 14mm,fuel injection,Thottle actually feels great? Honda cable ...with a bicycle cable stop..Fuel system parts are off shelf parts,engine parts people damn near give away for the D motor,trans is a factory d series trans 3.72 FD , starts and runs perfect.No more waiting for shipped engine parts..any auto store or junkyard is lined up with parts.
I can barely stay in the house..its a fun cruiser but the D series motor for most would be great..but for me im already ready for more power.1st is very useable with this trans..1st to 6800rpm little to no wheel spin,hard shift to 2nd turns the tire a little but barely..165 r10 falkens.Alignment and more HP coming very soon.I have all the parts for a fully built turbo motor..but dont know how much power until it becomes useless.Going to take baby steps.
Not trying to start an arguement or talk bad about the mini motors...i really want another mini..i LOVE the white clubman wagon in the classifieds..id trade my BMW for it lol