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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #30 on: June 20, 2015, 10:51:05 PM »
Dom you can have my shell when I have stripped what I need if you want it doesn't have a cage in it though, but it is only in Halifax


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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #31 on: June 20, 2015, 11:21:40 PM »
Ahh, Thankyou for the offer but I'd of only been looking for the roll cage out of the one above, thankfully on my shell there is very little rust/rot and it only seems to be surface so far so all is good in that department,

Thank you for the offer though! I'm sure someone on here will snap up the chance for a spare one lol,

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #32 on: June 23, 2015, 08:30:26 AM »
I'm pleased people finally can agree with other people's own choices to do a conversion, but not be bothered to do it themselves.


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I don't think people are quite there yet :P while i appreciate that its not my car nor is it my place to tell anyone what to do with it, I've know a few people who are uncomfortable with engine conversions as usually (but not always) the project fails as people get too ambitious and ultimately it ends up getting scraped. That's why I started this thread to highlight just how many are being sold because the owner can't commit to finishing it off due to time and money.  

Engine conversions don't scare me its just a lot of people such as myself haven't found a viable engine and gearbox that can fit in the back of a BIS so haven't seen it as an option. Personally a turbo Subaru engine is a no no due to finding a viable gearbox but I guess we'll all see :P
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #33 on: June 23, 2015, 09:59:46 AM »
I totally understand what you mean as my parents say the exact same to me, but I never learn lol, I've stripped the engine now I'm on the rebuild once I've fitted bottom end bearings and also I may be going for a Porsche 944 gearbox as it can handle the power. It's got the correct ratios and also it should fit, once I've got it all measured I can be more accurate :)

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #34 on: June 23, 2015, 05:56:42 PM »
The gearbox will be the hardest part of your project. That's where most of your modifying will take place as you'll possibly have to cut and remake the suspension. You do know that the Porsche 944 gearbox is made for a front engined car dont you?
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #35 on: June 25, 2015, 01:20:01 AM »
Yes but there is a gearbox conversion company in my local area that offers conversion kits to change it to the rear,

I also know a company making the suspension for me, he's an old mate so doing it cheaper but he sure does a great job

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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #36 on: July 30, 2015, 03:48:13 PM »
Here's another one. :( The old "was going to shove a bike engine in it" excuse..... Looks great with the fat tyres though but sadly it'll probably never get finished :(

http://pages.ebay.com/link/?nav=item.view&alt=web&id=181816960143&globalID=EBAY-GB
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #37 on: July 30, 2015, 03:57:20 PM »
pity he didnt keep all the bits :(
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #38 on: July 30, 2015, 10:06:11 PM »
Ive just found this one and was going to post it to gadge, bit sad that so many get butchered  and then left  :cry:
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #39 on: July 31, 2015, 05:59:15 AM »
Indeed :( obviously we don't know the real reason why it wasn't completed as it looks like some hard work went into that roll cage but i can't help but think that either the owner got bored or he realised the work involved was more complicated that originally planned so threw the towel in.
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #40 on: October 01, 2015, 10:28:15 PM »
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #41 on: October 02, 2015, 05:06:18 AM »
One here in aus got scrapped a few years ago after it was stripped to get a bike engine then got too hard.
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #42 on: October 02, 2015, 06:14:01 AM »
Yep! People don't realise how much work is involved chasing that bike engined dream  :cry:
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #43 on: October 02, 2015, 11:41:58 AM »
very little fiat left of that one !!
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Re: Another bike engined project bites the dust :(
« Reply #44 on: October 03, 2015, 04:50:15 PM »
Another one for sale on "facebook motors north wales", he wants £1500 for it but needs finishing
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