might say the Mini and the A series engine are inseparable.
I disagree, when KAD introduced the 16 valve head for the
old A series everyone was happy (even if they couldn't afford
it). The Mini has always had people adding bits to it, customising
it etc. These changes could involve anything from a simple
air filter change to a 6-speed box, Weber carbs etc. So what's
wrong with going the whole hog and changing the entire engine!
With stricter emission laws, now's the time for something
more radical than a race head!
purpose of this site is to introduce people to the concept
of fitting something other than just another tuned A-series
engine. The site will hopefully serve as a central resource
for contacting companies able to do the conversions, or supply
parts and advice. The site mirrors my on-going project to
fit such an engine in my own Mini. I hope to include other
peoples' Minis and will be relying on people to submit information,
text and pictures. So far, the engine of choice has been
the Vauxhall engine but there are now several alternatives
including the Honda VTEC the Suzuki Swift GTi and others.