Originally Posted by Studebaker
Actually this mini is an automatic. But, how to hook the motor to a gearbox where the gearbox is actually a sump? Seen it done thou. Metal plate bolted to the top. Then motor to it, chained up with a layshaft. Canít say I liked it.
I still have the setup from my Mini pickup conversion - which was based on an automatic
Mini gearbox. We (Paul Compton and me) removed all the insides, leaving just the diff & final drive pinion. Paul then made a shaft and adaptor to bring the shaft out of the side where the transfer gears used to be, put the motor on top and coupled it up with a big toothed belt.
Worked ok, could do with having bearings on both sides of the belt
The gearbox is still here outside my garage, even the motor is still here & looking for a new home! Fancy a trip to Cardiff?
Would be nice to see another electric Mini, especially if it's got lithium cells....