Difference In Rear Subframes

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Difference In Rear Subframes

Post  RussM on Wed Aug 21, 2013 12:48 am

I wonder if anyone could help me in telling what the difference if there is one on the rear subframe of a mk2 wolseley hornet or a mk3 mini.
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Re: Difference In Rear Subframes

Post  Red Riley on Wed Aug 21, 2013 4:46 am

The biggest difference would be that the MKIII Mini (not Mini MK3, that's a different car built in South Africa) would be a dry (rubber cones) suspension rather than Hydrolastic.

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Post  humph on Thu Aug 22, 2013 7:59 pm

As Red says the Wolseley would originally have had Hydrolastic "wet" suspension, while the Mk3 Mini was on "dry" suspension with rubber cones. Unless, like my Elf, your hornet has been converted to dry suspension you'll need a wet subframe.

If your car has rubber cones then you'll either need a pre 91 dry frame or a post 91 dry frame depending on where your exhaust hangers are. The post 91 frame has a hanger for a rubber exhaust hanger on the front member.

Pre 91 dry frame (without exhaust hanger)



Post 91 dry frame (With exhaust hanger)







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