Upgrading Mk3 Elf

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Upgrading Mk3 Elf

Post  barneyho on Mon Mar 30, 2015 6:58 pm

Hi

After many years I'm about to restart my Elf project and would be very grateful of some advice.

When i started the project I was thinking of restoring it back to original specification but having stripped it back to the shell, I discovered the hydrolastic suspension units (all 4) are in need of replacement and these don't appear to be cheap!!

So, I started think about modification - bike engines, Vtec etc (this will be sacrilege to some of your ears, I'm sure).

I'm now glad to say I've reined in these thoughts but am still interested in modernising the vehicle for everyday use and am thinking of the following:
* Wet to dry suspension
* disc brakes all round
* servo assisted brakes
* fuel injection

Can anyone assist with any tips for applying the above changes and if there's anything in particular I should be aware of?


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Re: Upgrading Mk3 Elf

Post  barneyho on Tue Mar 31, 2015 11:57 am

Would it be possible to use the brake servo, running gear, engine etc from a rover mini on the Elf? and what kind of modifications would be need to accept the donor bits?

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Re: Upgrading Mk3 Elf

Post  boris710 on Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:17 pm

Found this link posted on another thread on here so cant take any credit myself.
Just passing on what looks to be some very good information. Smile

http://www.minimania.com/SUSPENSION___Converting_from_wet_to_dry_1228

Hope this helps.
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Re: Upgrading Mk3 Elf

Post  barneyho on Tue Mar 31, 2015 3:47 pm

Cheers Brois710.

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