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Welcome to Watsons
Specialist Car Centre

Home Of the Original Vtec Conversion For the Classic Mini

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Workshop Services

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In addition to
'Everyday Workshop Services'
We provide many services for
both road and competition cars
these include :-

dial Mini Construction DVD
dial Classic Mini - Vtec Conversions
dial Clubman Mini - Vtec Conversions
dial Mini - K Series Conversions
dial Doing a conversion of your own?
dial Restoration???
dial DTA Units & Mapping
dial Workshop services: servicing repairs,                 bodywork etc
 

 dial Construction DVD

How to build your own 'Watsons Honda Mini ''

dvd

The complete guide to installing a  'Watsons Honda Vtec Mini conversion kit into YOUR mini !!!'

Contact us to buy it now    Only 17.95

dial  Classic Mini - Vtec Conversions
*  Please note that in order to fit a Honda Vtec engine into a Classic Mini body shell  wings and bonnet need to be extended by approx. 90 mm.
We can either provide the shell or fit our kit into one you provide.   Conversion will enable fitment of a Vtec engine and the work will be completed to your instructions. 
For example :-.
* -   Frame only 
* -  Painted Frame
* -  Engine in and rolling

The addition of 6" wheels and our modified sports pack returns the vehicle to a 'standard' appearance. Prices will vary according to your specific requirements.
Guide price for a drive in- drive out conversion is 7000 approx.


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dial  Clubman Mini - Vtec Conversion We can either provide the shell or fit our kit into one you provide. Conversions will enable fitment of the new engine and will be complete to either
- Frame only
- Painted Frame   
- Engine in and rolling 

When fitting a Honda Vtec engine into the converted Mini Clubman. This conversion does NOT require any modification to the exterior wings or bonnet. We modify the inner wings, gearbox, alternator and lower front panels to accommodate the engine and front cross member. Guide price for a drive in- drive out conversion is 6,900 approx.

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dial Mini - 'K' Series Conversion We can either provide the shell or fit our kit into one you provide. Conversions will enable fitment of the 'K' Series engine, and will be complete to your spec.  : -
- Frame only
- Painted Frame   
- Engine in and rolling 
 This conversion does NOT require any modification to the exterior wings or bonnet. It uses all standard suspension,  steering rack and brake components. .We modify the sub frame and replace the shock absorbers, platforms, springs and rear hub converters.
Guide price for a drive in- drive out conversion is 4000 approx. * There is a 50 reduction for part exchange of the K Series frame .

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dial Doing a conversion of your own?
Maybe we can help
Drive shafts - if you make up dummy patterns by welding  the two halves of shaft to the exact lengths required, we can use these  as a pattern to make new ones for you
Management systems - we can supply DTA ECU's and looms  to suit any application or custom looms to suit your own spec ECU .

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The kit we produce  The kit consists of a modified subframe which  we powder coat. this is modified to mount up to the mini shell and  accept our coil springs in place of the hydrolastic displacers. also  included are the springs, platforms (adjustable), GAZ Shock absorbers  & Rear hub converters. All secondhand K series parts needed are also included.
Price of this conversion 4000 + VAT

 

In a conventional (round front) mini, we have found  that extending the wings and bonnet by 90 mm is the best way to  accommodate the Honda motor and also allows the use of the standard  Honda radiator. Along with 6" wheels and our modified sports pack arches we think the appearance of the car is very standard

Please contact us for accurate pricing but as a  guideline for a running, drive in - out conversion for a VTEC setup...  7000 + VAT

K Series to Mini

The kit we produce uses all standard suspension,  steering rack and brakes. The kit consists of a modified subframe which  we powder coat. this is modified to mount up to the mini shell and  accept our coil springs in place of the hydrolastic displacers. also  included are the springs, platforms (adjustable), GAZ Shock absorbers  & Rear hub converters. All secondhand K series parts needed are also included.
Price of this conversion 4000 + VAT

 

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Watsons conversion kits are now shipped world wide.

E-mail:  watsonsrally@aol.com
Web: watsonsrally.co.uk
Phone: +44 (0)1924 260323
Fax: TBA

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