The fabrication of the front subframe that will house the VTec in MAHVIN is just about finished. Today the under support arms went on which firmed up the wings and engine mounts no end.
Up until now, the Engine has been supporting the subframe as we built the subframe around it to fit. Now, for the first time, the subframe will now be supporting the engine.
This will be the first step into fitting the VTec into the Mini.
Here you can see the final weldup of the under support arms.
There is still a little bit of work to do, and the fishplates still have to go on to sure up the joins, but for now, its strong enough to do its job.
The front subframe is about 90% complete. There is still a front bar to put across the front of the subframe to support across the gap. There are also a few small adjustments still to make.
Eventually I also put the measurements on to a photo similar to this incase anyone else wants to replicate a subframe for putting a VTec in a classic Mini.