Awesome Rover V8-Powered Trabant!
This is my buddy Pascal in Wingene, Belgium (the Pig Capital of Belgium)
driving Marino's Trabant with a 4.5L Rover V8 stuffed into it, bucket seats
and complete roll cage and a turbo 350
Transmission. Pascal was unable to do a burnout but check out me on
another vid- I know how to do it. This little thing is insane. Pascal from
Looney Art did the body/paint work, he's the best in Belgium!
Mini V8 roadster at knebworth.mov
NOW FOR SALE.
My car is a 1975 Austin Mini. This car has been completely restored and is
now powered by a 4Lt rover v8 engine and 5 speed transmission. The
carburettor is a four barrel Edelbrock 500 as is the inlet manifold. Crower
232 cam and stage 2 cylinder heads. Ignition is provided by Mallory. The
cassis is made from 38mm CDS tubing. Fibre glass boot lid and bonnet. The
car has a steel flip front to allow easy access to the engine. The
differential is a Ford Sierra Cosworth LSD. The suspension is coil over
shocks all round. Seats are black glass fibre buckets with 4 point
harnesses. The car now has disk brakes all round with 4 pot callipers on
the front and Ford Sierra callipers on the back. Due to the engine layout
the radiator is in the rear of the vehicle. The wiring loom and all
electrics are new. Wheels are alloy and are 15X8 all round. Weight is
This gives me 500BHP per tonne.
If you look on Ken Voss's website he has an applet to calculate quarter
mile times. Mine comes out at 9.46 @ 144MPH which is a shame cos my tyres
are rated at 130 MPH Ha Ha Ha.
Track day Dutton Phaeton kit car 3.9 Rover V8 early run
The trackday Dutton Phaeton my mate and I are building runs for one of its
earliest times. A long time in the building, with an ex-Heath Hartles Rover
3.9 V8 for power. Pretty she ain't, but she should be reasonably swift.