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Engines for a Morris Minor Pickup

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Kahenya K
Kenya   ken
It will be stripped down to bits, and then rebuilt. Rust is a huge issue here, its filthy, and it actually runs, but poorly. Hoping it will be delivered next month. Too dangerous to drive it the 200 kilometres it needs to travel and its not insured, so once the deal is done and I have the paperwork will get a hauler to do the job and then the longer job begins.

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Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   can
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It runs?? Remarkable! grinning smiley
If you have a camera or phone that can take video, I would love to see it running before you take it apart.
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Kahenya K
Kenya   ken
I'm going to see it again probably around Mid March, will try get it to run, or atleast fire up. We turned the engine but it wouldn't take since it did not have petrol and I had a diesel pickup so that was a bust. This was just an initial site visit. Once we agree on the price, then we can take our liberties.

Kahenya K
Kenya   ken
Then I run into an Italian designer called Lorenzo, and his work, and decided to break the bank a bit more and splash out on a fancier Italian design attached to Tyler Gibson's design. Probably the worst way to go, since I'm a bit more confused, but its a one off thing so cool beans.

Car arrives in about 6 weeks, the weather plus work might complicate things a bit, but its coming.

I know I have talked this issue to death before, but I'm back to the same engine problem. Still unsure about the EJ 20 engine, still not quite right, and considering a different (better sounding) engine. Last time I ask this. Promise.

Choices which the engineer says can fit with a lot of modification

Subaru - EJ 20 or EZ30D or EZ36D

Toyota - 1JZ-GTE or 2JZ-GE

The underlined ones are my current favourites, and they work well. This is what I have available, anyone have experience with these?

Thanks.

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Kenneth Murithi
Johannesburg, South Africa   zaf
Hi Kahenya,
My name is Murithi and this is my first post, prompted by yours. Am also a Kenya living in South Africa. Seing that you have been up and about for a minor in Kenya i thought it a good idea to hook up with you in case you might have come across more minors than you might need there at home. Am also looking for one but distance is an issue. If you have seen more cars than you need please Bro let me know so that i can obtain one with your kind assistance. My cell number is +27834863444 and e-mail, Yaunda@hotmail.com.
Thanks Kahenya.
Murithi

Mike Catullo
Wilmington, North Carolina, USA   usa
How do I confirm the voltage on my 1961 traveler?

Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   gbr
In reply to # 12668 by golfbum How do I confirm the voltage on my 1961 traveler?

Use a voltmeter Golf? grinning smiley

If that's not the answer you want, how about giving us some more information?

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Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   gbr
In reply to # 794 by kahenya Then I run into an Italian designer called Lorenzo, and his work, and decided to break the bank a bit more and splash out on a fancier Italian design attached to Tyler Gibson's design. Probably the worst way to go, since I'm a bit more confused, but its a one off thing so cool beans.

Car arrives in about 6 weeks, the weather plus work might complicate things a bit, but its coming.

I know I have talked this issue to death before, but I'm back to the same engine problem. Still unsure about the EJ 20 engine, still not quite right, and considering a different (better sounding) engine. Last time I ask this. Promise.

Choices which the engineer says can fit with a lot of modification

Subaru - EJ 20 or EZ30D or EZ36D


Toyota - 1JZ-GTE or 2JZ-GE

The underlined ones are my current favourites, and they work well. This is what I have available, anyone have experience with these?

Thanks.

Have you considered using fitting a Scubi engine, auto-box diff, drive shafts, and wheels under the back seat and back axle tunnel yet Kahenya?

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Alex Haugland
Eugene, Oregon, USA   usa
The biggest issue with engine swaps in Morris minors is the physically short space you have to fit them. There's not a lot of room in the engine bay to fit a large, long engine and there's not a lot of room between the front chassis legs for the width of the Subaru engines. Whatever you want to swap in can be made to fit, but it will require some serious reworking of the engine bay and possibly suspension to do it. There are a lot of people in the USA that have fitted small block V8 engines in Morris Minors, but generally it involves cutting out almost all of the bulkhead and transmission tunnel and completely reworking those areas. Likewise, with that kind of power, there are driveline, suspension, structural, and braking issues that would also all need to be sorted out.

--Alex Haugland
Eugene, Oregon
USA

Mike D
Biddulp, Staffs, UK   gbr
In reply to # 12951 by ahaugland The biggest issue with engine swaps in Morris minors is the physically short space you have to fit them. There's not a lot of room in the engine bay to fit a large, long engine and there's not a lot of room between the front chassis legs for the width of the Subaru engines. Whatever you want to swap in can be made to fit, but it will require some serious reworking of the engine bay and possibly suspension to do it. There are a lot of people in the USA that have fitted small block V8 engines in Morris Minors, but generally it involves cutting out almost all of the bulkhead and transmission tunnel and completely reworking those areas. Likewise, with that kind of power, there are driveline, suspension, structural, and braking issues that would also all need to be sorted out.

--Alex Haugland
Eugene, Oregon
USA

Have you looked at fitting the Scubi lump at the back so you end up with a mid-engined road rocket yet Alex smiling smiley
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