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Tech Spec
BODY 1994 Japanese market Rover Cooper Automatic. SportsPack arches. Wipac LED headlights and sidelights. Refinished in original Rover British Racing Green metallic with white roof. ENGINE 1275cc single point injection. Fully rebuilt to standard spe
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Keith Calver Contributor
MINI LIFE Started out as ‘a hand with the spanners’ to my cousin Peter who’d just started racing in Mini Miglias. Spent fortunes at Mini Spares Centre building a couple of Miglias before joining the company for 5 years. During my ‘Mini Life’ I’ve had
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Ask The Expert
Q My 1995 Cooper has started making some horrendous noises. It started while I was standing in traffic. The car was in neutral and it just started making a terrible grinding noise. I stopped the engine immediately. When the traffic started moving, I
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Tech Spec
BODY 2000 Cooper Sport restored to standard spec. Inner wing modified for side mount radiator. ENGINE 1293cc MPi block, crank cleaned and polished. New ACL bearings. Omega cast +0.020 pistons. Specialist Components con rods with ARP bolts. ARP washe
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Tech: Rock Steady
On later models there is a lower engine steady bar which is designed to limit engine movement under acceleration. It’s attached to the subframe via a small folded bracket that, at the factory, was probably spot welded in place. We’ve seen these repai
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Finished Spec
BODY: Standard in original Black Tulip. ENGINE: Rebuilt 998cc. TRANSMISSION: Standard four-speed manual. SUSPENSION: Coil springs, GAZ adjustables. BRAKES: Cooper S 7.5 inch discs, Minifins. WHEELS: Cosmic 5x10 alloys. INTERIOR: Standard vinyl
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Connect Workshop Consumables are proud to launch a new range of paint polishing, finishing, and cutting consumables. This new comprehensive range of foam pads have been designed for both restoration and daily maintenance. As well as the traditional a
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Behind Garage Doors
We are always on the look out for half finished projects for our On The Job feature, so if your Mini is part way through a restoration then drop us a line. We love shooting these features as your workshops always make such an interesting backdrop, pa
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Seventeen Year Itch
There can’t be many people under 30 out there who’ve been tackling a Mini restoration for seventeen years. Work out the maths and that takes the origins back to barely starting at high school. Joe Hipkins bought his 1972 Mini Estate when he was the t
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Family Issues
In my last update I spoke about not being able to afford to buy my old Mini back and plans of making new memories with my children. This led to a late Sunday evening trip to Stow-on-the-Wold to view a potential new Mini to the family and having a goo
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Rejuvenate, Re-invent
If you’re going to have a silly car it makes sense to have silly ideas. I decided to give us a deadline for getting the Biota on the road again. First of all, it was going to be for Harewood Classic and Vintage Hillclimb meeting at the beginning of J
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Mile Of Minis
• Supporting disadvantaged children, the Italian Job motoring events are a worthwhile way to have fun with your Mini! On Sunday 23 May, the team behind the Italian Job events are organising a Mile of Minis attempt at Gaydon. The day involves a treasu
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Read All About It!
Missed an installment? You can catch up with the whole Frankie saga, courtesy of our back issues service. Visit list/publication/MMG. September 2019 Issue 294 Introducing Project Frankie February 2020 Issue 299 Bodys
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Face Value
If you’ve taken a quick glance at the pictures of David Stuart’s super clean Cooper Sport, you could be forgiven for jumping to conclusions. We’d guess first impressions say pampered, original example of the last Minis. We wouldn’t be surprised if a
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Before Starting
The first rule of working on cars and using tools of any kind is don’t be stupid. Make sure personal protective gear – goggles, gloves, ear defenders, masks and a set of overalls - are hanging on a hook in your garage and use them wisely. If you’re w
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Long Load
Mo Ovenden and her family run a tipper/haulage business, and it was whilst at a construction site, driving a tipper, that Mo first spotted this 1977 Mini Pickup. It wasn’t in prime condition. Far from it. Even so, Mo was smitten. “This was back in 19
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Project Gt Switch And Polish
After the Downton had at last got to the point where we were ready to fire up the engine, failure to produce and hold any oil pressure had us running for cover after a major loss of heart. The car was despatched to BHPerformance in the West Midlands
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Tech Spec
BODY 1977 Mini Pickup. MkI Cooper grille and chrome bumpers. GRP arches. Paint: Amethyst. ENGINE 1380cc by Bill Richards Racing. A-plus block, 12G940 cylinder head, BP285 camshaft, lightened followers with oil holes, high pressure oil pump, Omega pi
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The Owner
”I’m very much a classic car fan, and own quite a few,” mentions Emin. “But I’m also a classic Mini fan, as is my wife Mina. The Cooper was a special gift for her. Being a Japanese import, it was an ideal basis for Landroid to restore and enhance.” “
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I start this report with sincerest apologies, folks. Although work continued on the Clubby Estate for a while, I have had no time to write up the efforts. Despite the ‘plague’ issue, Damico had been flat out since we all returned at the end of April
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Inspired Thinking
Like so many of us, 36-year-old Shaun Fisher has always had a love for the classic Mini, but it wasn’t until he took a trip to The Donington Classic event with his mate, Andy Varley in 2010 that he began to seriously consider buying one himself. “The
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Project Profile
NAME: Joe Hipkins AGE: 29 OCCUPATION: HGV Class 1 Tramper LOCATION: West Yorkshire CAR: 1972 Mini Clubman Estate START CONDITION: Complete but registered as scrapped CONDITION NOW: Metalwork restored and painted shell, engine installed, part in
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Trent Valley Events
• Trent Valley Mini Owners Club has two events coming up (Covid allowing). The Mini, Moggy and Classic Car Day Gathering will take place on Sunday 23 May from 10am-4pm. The event has been organised in association with North Lincs Morris Minor Owner’s
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Tech: A Good Steer
The front tie bars control the fore-and-aft movement of the front suspension arms and their condition plays a direct part in how your Mini will handle. The rear of the bar is solid mounted to the lower suspension arm so this very rarely causes any pr
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You can probably tell from the fact that I'd recently had a haircut, my editorial picture this month was taken pre-Covid. I have two reasons for using it - in the picture I'm driving Mike Brewer's Cooper S (aka Project Frankie) en route to Mini In Th
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Under The Hammer
Manor Park Classics have an impressive array of cars coming up for auciton, including five striking Minis. Their Spring 2021 Classic car Auction takes place on Tuesday 27th April at 1pm. The cars in question include a 1959 Morris Mini Minor Deluxe, a
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Setting The Standard
Lauded for the excellence of its Land Rover Defender builds, Landroid, a visionary company, where renovation meets innovation, melds the very highest levels of quality, creativity, and engineering. In doing so, it puts its clients behind the wheel of
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Your Minis
Name: Sharon Ekin Car: 1973 Clubman Location: Stoke-on-Trent • Sharon bought her Mini from a local garage in September 2015, after seeing it by chance. The owner who bought it from new in 1973, had passed away and his son wanted to sell the Mini to f
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Tim Harber Contributor
MINI LIFE Driven them since 1967 and started a business around them in London in 1977. Moved to the countryside in 1989 to allow more space to fit cars and family in. Started racing in 2002 (aged 52). Have raced Mighty Minis but have concentrated on
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Thanks To
To my brother Robert Stuart, he’s helped through my ownership from my first Mini right through to advice on building the engine for the Cooper Sport. Russell Fair and East Ayrshire Car Club for the use of the Sprint Track at Kames for the photo shoot
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