Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Donor car found



The search for a donor had taken in the free ad papers, ebay, personal contacts, etc.

I had decided I wanted to use a 16v engine with the multi point injection which is the most powerful version with best tuning potential. These engines are found mainly in the 214/414 Rovers, but the Mongoose kit needs the hubs, driveshafts, rack & column from the Metro, which would mean having two donor cars. A nice combination of the pair is the Metro GTI, some of which had the MPi engine, some 16V, some had both.

I managed to track one down on ebay and have purchased it for £156 - it is about 200 miles from home but will have most of the components in one car which will make the build easier.

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