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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:31 pm 
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Quick question i have been offered a 1275 auto spi engine can i just swap it into a 998 manual gearbox and put a car on it or is that possible?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 10, 2015 11:22 pm 
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No, it's not a straightforward swap.
It can be done but it needs some re-engineering and is an expensive option.


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 8:03 am 
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The Auto to Manual is as Dave said a job that requires a lot of engineering to get it to work, the auto engine has different oil galleries to the manual as well as a different crankshaft as it has the torque converter where the flywheel is on a manual engine.

It is a conversion that has been done in the past, I remember seeing a thread on an Australian Mini forum about it, but it was sort of a lets do it to prove it's possible thing rather than anything else.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 9:15 am 
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Cheers lads i was hoping it was just a straight swap but not worry ill hold out for a manual 1275


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:56 am 
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Just swap over engine and box from a manual then you need to space the engine mounts as the auto frame is wide loop the starter interference switch. Job done


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:57 am 
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Never mind thought it was converting a car auto to manual


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 7:57 pm 
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I think the lads above are wrong, as far as I know there was a big change in the later automatic gearbox to allow it take a standard block. I think Billy may have a later one that he could look .

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:16 pm 
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If you want to experiment I've a 85 auto box and engine you can have to dismantle.


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 13, 2015 8:19 am 
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Cheers for the info lads I am going to leave it for the moment I've my work cut out at the moment trying to get 2 minis up to a decent standard ill wait till a 1275 manual comes up and just do a straight swap

Thanks again


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