The VTEC subframe and axle(s)

Before getting an electric motor into the Mini, I needed to get a subframe that would fit both it and its associated transmission, etc. Don from MiniMania helped me source from MiniTec a VTEC B-series front subframe and two modified axles. 

The subframe arrived mounted on a pallet with the parts in a box inside, and looked great!

Counting the axles, I sensed that something was missing... 

However, that didn't seem like a big problem at the time, since I had lots of stuff to do still, before a missing axle would be an obstacle.  Some emails were sent and I moved on.

More on this axle later.