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Hello from ‘sunny’ Middlesbrough

15 hours ago
By HJ
Here is our Cooper as it stands now! read
15 hours ago
By HJ
Hello everyone, I have just joined as we have just bought a ‘93 K reg Cooper (for my 15 year old to learn to drive in when she is 17 next year - honest).  It needs a lot of work including a new floor and front end as it currently has s plastic front on it 🙁 I have been away from the Mini universe since I sold my B reg Mayfai when I went to uni in the 90’s (idiot move) but hope to use my parents knowledge as they had dozens of Minis for auto testing etc in the ... read

Wanted: SILVER Brocade Interior

3 days ago
Wanted: SILVER Brocade Interior - seats, door cards, headlining, dash, parcel shelf etc - for an early 1962, 997 Cooper project - anything considered. Many thanks read

Bingley Hall Sunday 27.1.19

3 days ago
If any members are attending Bingley Hall Mini Show in Staffordshire on the 27th January 2019, please drop by the Classic Mini Car Sales stand, where I and other MCR members will be located.  We will have some projects, spares and cars on show and for sale.  David, Ian, Clive from the BGS region. read

MCR BGS December Newsletter

3 days ago
Happy New Year to everyone and a warm welcome to all our new members. For those who do not know, I took over the BGS region in March 2017 with some 45 members and today we have more than 100!! 2019 is set to be a big ‘Mini’ year with the marks 60th anniversary, the 50th anniversary of the Clubman and of course the International Mini Meet (IMM) in Bristol in August. My monthly newsletter is designed to keep members informed on local / national events, review the months news / actives, coordinate meet ups and event participation and, present any interesting items for ... read

New engine start-up

1 week ago
Here's a couple of video clips of a new engine I've buillt up over the last year.  It's not in the car yet, just sitting on a trolley.  Not much of an exhaust so it's a bit loud!   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nq5X0UFvRTQ   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7b0ZmHmr47k   Enjoy!! Paul     read

Mk 3 Cooper S shell on ebay

2 weeks ago
By ROLI
It doesnt come with a log book, its definitely worth buying just for the parts, like brake pedals and displacers, Its not worth restoring it because I cant see a panel that doesnt need replacing. Only worth £500 max. read
2 weeks ago

new member

2 weeks ago
Looking forward to hearing about your progress with your Rover.  read

MCR Scotland Region Meet - March 17th

2 weeks ago
The next regional meeting for MCR Scotland will be on 17th March 2019, 11am. Norton House Hotel, Ingliston, Newbridge EH28 8LX read

new member

4 weeks ago
just joined after many years of both of us being mini less having previusly having had 60,s cooper and 70,s 1275gt and 60,s 1000cc now we are mini owners again having just perchased a rover1275 cooper needing some work so a bit longer untill on road will post picts as work comenses and continues            mike and vanessa read

1983 Mini Mayfair Russ Swift Convertible

4 weeks ago
1983 Mini Mayfair Russ Swift Convertible Converted by Russ Swift in 1988 - Conversion number 37 of 43 Very solid and presentable car but would benefit from very minor cosmetic attention Mot until June 2019 Very good 1275 A series Metro motor currently fitted Very good leather seats and wooden dash. Originally fitted with a mohair hood. The current unit is serviceable and in vinyl. The car would be much improved by a new mohair hood to the original specification. Russ Swift converted Minis from 1984 to 1990, 2 of which were converted for Rover Cars Limited for promotional use - numbers 42 & 43. Number 43 ... read

Desperatly french. You no not choose neither yout ...

1 month ago
Hello Harry and welcome to the MCR forum. Your introduction is very interesting, thank you. As well as Minis, we also have a 2CV! read
1 month ago
I am french and I apologize for this (despite I made a DNA analysis which stated I am 21% british...). This is not the topic but I must understand why I do like Minis so much and not 2CV. I had many Minis and today I own an Innocenti T "legno", a spruce green Moke from 1966, an IMA van and last but not least an incredible Morris Cooper MK2 which I recently bought in Portugal (She is a CKD, I mean she was sent in spares to Portugal and built there by IMA, the local subsidiary of British Leyland). The ... read

New owner trying to find out more about my minis h...

2 months ago
I recently purchased a 1968 Morris Mini Cooper S that was originally purchased in France.  I know it had the same owner from 1968 until 2005 when it was sold at an RM Auction in Amelia Island.  I purchased it from the winner of that auction however all of the records had been lost.  It still has its original French license plates along with much of its original equipment.  Would love to know if one of the two prior owners listed in the in the Mini Registry. read

STILL WANTED - Mk1 100 mph COOPER SPEEDOMETER ( NO...

2 months ago
There's one for sale on the Mk1 forum for £200 in what looks like perfect condition. http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=23756   read
2 months ago
Hi I might have a couple - please send me an email and I will send you photos of what I have - dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk   Thanks read

H4 Jets

2 months ago
Hi  I am  building  a 1340 cc engine with a 649 cam i am running a fast road / race head 36mm 30mm valves sizes compression ratio is 10.5 to 1 the carbs are twin H4 11/2"SU's can anyone give me a jet set up jet to start me off i was thinking of BG Regards   read

STILL WANTED - Mk1 100 mph COOPER SPEEDOMETER ( NO...

2 months ago
I am still looking for a late 1967 Mk1 cooper speedometer with 100 mph on the speedo face. This is the only item I need as the rest of the car is original and I need this to replace the standard mini speedo.  read

MCR at NEC

3 months ago
This weekend is the 2018 NEC Classic Motor Show. Some fascinating cars on our stand this year. A completely unrestored Mk1 Cooper S, a South African Cooper S, the superb Britax Cooper S built by Richard Humphrey, the Avengers’ Mini and the Princess Margaret Mini. Stop by at the stand and say hello at Hall 5, Stand 5-850.  read

FOR SALE - NEWTON COMMERCIAL MK 1 COOPER TRIM, CAR...

3 months ago
Hi Dave   Sorry can't upload photos. Could you let me have your e-mail address so I can sent them to you direct.   Many thanks Steve read

Works seat frame wanted

3 months ago
Looking for a seat frame for my Works Fibre glass seat? if anyone knows where to get one made otherwise? Same seat as LBL read

FOR SALE - NEWTON COMMERCIAL MK 1 COOPER TRIM, CAR...

3 months ago
Hi Can you send me some photos? Many thanks Dave read

998cc cooper race engine will not rev past 5,000 r...

3 months ago
Hi  Yes thats about what its reading, today have checked carbs pistons and dashpot for travel,etc and they okay, so have put a single 1 1/2 su on and its still the same, I think its the cam timing, or the cam?? read
3 months ago
By ROLI
What is the strobe timing at 4500 revs ? It should be 28-30 degrees. If it isnt, then the dizzy isnt giving you enough advance read
3 months ago
Hi all  I am having trouble getting my sons 998cc race engine to run,  the spec,  1150cc (+60) powermax piston flat top, 4kg flywheel, wedged cross drilled crank, steel rods 530 grams,12g295 ported and polished head, 649 cam, twin 1 1/4" SU carbs E3 needles, blue springs,K+N filters, maniflow LCB and RC 40 exhaust, Aldon 100 AR race dizzy, have just changed this from a piper one as the advance was to much, Aldon recommended this as i spoke to them, it will start and run okay, and rev to only 5,000 revs, try to pull away and its not happy boging down we have richend ... read

Brake pipes to Servo

3 months ago
ROLI The pipe in my 69s is the plastic wire reinforced type, I think the original part number is 14A 9980, it's about 30" long from the heater to the reducer. John         read
3 months ago
By ROLI
Now Im after something. MK II "S" Im after the fresh air hose from the heater thru the bulkhead and then the "reducer" goes inside it. Does anyone have one, or whats the part number ? Ta...R read
3 months ago
Hi ROLI Thanks for the info but I managed to get a pair from Catmint. Cheers   John read
3 months ago
By ROLI
Hi John, found them, but Ive also found out a place that sells them! try this web address : http://www.leacyclassics.com/2h400.html   read

FOR SALE - NEWTON COMMERCIAL MK 1 COOPER TRIM, CAR...

3 months ago
I have for sale a complete Mk1 Cooper trim set in silver/grey brocade. Complete rear squab and base plus 2 new replica front seats, also a complete carpet set in powder blue. All the above items have been removed from our Mk1 Cooper as I want to take it back to its original colour when I finish the rebuild. Please note the silver/grey brocade on the 2 front seats is a slightly different hue to the rear seats and the trim. Pictures can be supplied if required Price for the above items is £1000.00 ono.   read

Just another Noob

3 months ago
Hi Steve, welcome to the forum, nice looking car. On a car of this age there will always be a mix of new and old parts as things need to be replaced and/or upgraded because of age or general wear and tear or failure and breakage. Some people strive to keep their minis as original as possible but this can be expensive and time consuming. As for your chassis number, I would say the "Z" should definitely be a "2". This is quite a common misinterpretation and should be able to be rectified by applying to the DVLA although it probably really ... read
3 months ago
Hello all.  Just wanted to introduce myself and my Mini.  My name is Steve, live in the state of Connecticut in the USA.  I purchased a 90' Rover Mini Mayfair while I was living in Italy and like many of you, I'm in love with the car.  I have tried to do a resto on her, i am about 90 percent complete. She originally came with the 998, but I purchased a 1275 and installed. I have found getting parts in the USA is quite difficult.  Additionally, she has given me some difficulty as she came with some older parts and some newer, I ... read

Wanted: Mk1S and Mk2S Engines and Gearbox - or par...

3 months ago
A full engine in any condition or: 163 in good condition / 1805 in any condition or similar 312 thin or thick in any condition  333 or 1128 case or full box in any condition Mk1S or Mk2S - rods, pistons, crank, inlets and rockers are also of interest.  If you have anything, please contact me: dangerf55(at)yahoo(dot)co(dot)uk - thanks in advance. read

What is wrong with this Forum?

3 months ago
By ROLI
Well, this forum has let me down again. I cant post my pictures from the MTTA it just hangs. Facebook is is just as bad. the "post" button goes off and can only post one picture at a time. I must say, the old forum worked better and I really cant see the benefits of this new "better" one. Bring the old one back please read

FOR SALE A GENUINE EARLY 1969/70 1275GT BARE SHE...

3 months ago
FOR SALE AN GENUINE EARLY 1275GT BARE SHELL IN BRONZE YELLOW. ITS A 1969/70 SHELL. THEIR IS NO ID / NO V5 LOGBOOK. THEIR IS NO SUB-FRAMES WITH SHELL. THEIR IS NO BONNET. THEIR IS NO BOOT-LID. THEIR IS NO DOORS. I'M SELLING AS A RESTORATION PROJECT A BARE MINI 1275GT SHELL ONLY. THE SHELL IS A PROJECT/RESTORATION FOR SOMEONE WHO WANTS AN ORIGINAL GENUINE EARLY 1275GT MINI. THE SHELL WOULD HAVE ORIGINALLY HAD HYDROLASTIC SUB-FRAMES FITTED BUT THEY ARE NO LONGER THEIR. THE SHELL REQUIRES A CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF WELDING & PANEL WORK AND IT NOT FOR THE FAINT HEARTED. THE PREVIOUS OWNER DECIDED TO GET A GRINDER TO ... read

A big hello from a new member

4 months ago
You’re very welcome Tracey.  read
4 months ago
Hi Lorraine Thanks so much for the information - have been in touch with Andy who was very helpful and he managed to program my spare fob. Tracey read

MINI Challenge 210

4 months ago
Can you not get one from MINI? Or else, what about a search on ebay? read

Website maintenance

4 months ago
By mgb
Yes, the mail queue was blocked, a problem fixed in the latest update. If you wish to switch off the notifications, you can do so from your Profile. read

A big hello from a new member

4 months ago
Hi Tracey, I believe that Andy Mynott of the Cooper Sport 500 register will be able to help. If you’re on Facebook you can look him up or email him on: minicoopersport500@yahoo.co.uk If you’re not on Facebook, you can contact Downton Motor Engineering in Reading on  0118 976 1244 Good luck ? read

Mini Marcos

4 months ago
Graham   Could it be a blocked fuel filter or tank outlet as it sounds like a lack of fuel.  But also check the tightness of all sensors in-case one if suffering vibration.   Stuart read

Website maintenance

4 months ago
I have the same thing. I have had three emails for replies to a thread which has not had a post for over 3 months, 2 were for the same reply. No wonder people are still reluctant to post on this forum when it is still suffers from annoying glitches.    Sorry for the negative comments but I am only reporting what has happened. read
4 months ago
Looks like there may have been a stuck mail queue as I've just received updated post notifications from a post that was replied to and I've already read from back around this time last year! 🙂 read

Wheel nuts under hubcaps

4 months ago
I'd have to say the wheels are excellent.  Only one needed a very small balance weight, and the finish and look of them is superb.  Best of all is that with the hubcaps fitted, they look very close to the standard wheels - you have to look closely to tell they're alloys. I was never totally happy with the Minilite look, as my car looks outwardly very stock, with a full-length Webasto, so these really suit it, I think. read

What is wrong with this Forum?

4 months ago
I agree with all the above.  I'm also Historian (sounds posh but isn't) for the newly-founded Cobra Register and unfortunately that took off on FB before the forum was properly up and running, and is therefore flooded with chat rather than factual reference material.  I live on forums, and browse them a lot (I also work as Heritage Manager for the FBHVC) and feel very strongly that they are the right place for discussion and technical reference.  I know people put a lot of valuable time and effort into these things - every job I do now is voluntary, and ... read

Website maintenance

4 months ago
By mgb
Some parts of the website, including the forum will not be available between 9:00am and 10:00am on Thursday 4th October to allow maintenance work to be carried out. read

A big hello from a new member

4 months ago
Hello allI have just become the proud owner of my very 1st classic mini, a 1998 Mini Cooper. Unfortunately it came with only 1 set of keys + key fob. Getting another set of keys cut was no problem but does anyone know of an auto electrician who can help with providing & programming a new key fob in Hampshire or Berkshire area? Many thanksTracey read

diff ratio

4 months ago
Hi all what would be the highest ratio I could use when fitting a 649 cam I know 4.1 would be  the norm but I don't want a high revving engine on long journey's on the other hand I don't want to be slipping the clutch when starting off either. read

Mini Marcos

4 months ago
Okay, so IVA is booked for mid October (having been postponed twice already), I get my arm out of a cast on Tuesday (long story - suffice to say I've now sold my mini) and I need help with a problem on the MM. The car won't rev past 3000rpm (and looks/smells to be running rich).  It didn't rev out past 2200-ish initially.  I took it to my local garage who plugged in to a diagnostic tool (not Rover/MEMS specific).  This showed a temperature sender problem which was changed to no avail.  I then had Green & White collect the car ... read

For sale: Mini 1275GT Project NOW SOLD

4 months ago
1275GT project car that has been off the road for 12+ years. 1978 'T' reg. Leyland white with brown velour interior. Very much an original 1275 GT that has not been messed about with over the years. The engine starts and sounds good. No history, needs welding on all the floors, but has a lot of original parts, panels and engine. Commission number, VIN and FE numbers are present and in the right places. Viewing welcome in Bristol.   Contact David: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk read

Another Newbie!

4 months ago
Hi Helen, Welcome to the forum and to Mini ownership. Your car looks lovely and how lucky for you to have had it delivered by Andy! Enjoy driving your Mini....that's the important thing! Lorraine read

Wanted - One Cooper S Fresh Air Reducer

4 months ago
Hi. Did you get it already. Have one kit. Let me know if interested. Thnaks fjdm.jose@gmail.com read

Another Newbie!

4 months ago
Hi folks I'm brand new to this group and to ownership of a 1992 Mini Cooper K138CAC; delivered today by Andy Ace Harrison of Acespeed Historic Motorsport.  I always given my cars names and this little chap is Pooh - well at least it is a (semi) polite reference to his Reg No. My late husband Mike rallied Minis in his younger days and I've bought this car partly to honour him and mainly to have fun.  MY VW Caddy is great as a business vehicle, but I fancied something more fun to drive.  Mind you, I will be getting back to ... read

Alternator lucas 11AC + 4TR 60´s works cars

4 months ago
Hi fellows. Can't find help on this issue. I'm building a Works replica, on my 67´s cooper S, mk1. As many cars i've read about, they use the Alternator Lucas 11AC (externaly regulated). I've bought one already, refurbished. Now the questions: 1 - should I use the mk1 cooper S wiring loom, for dynamo, and convert it to alternator? 2 - in this case should i retain the original regulator box (dynamo), or eliminate it? 3 - As this alternator is externaly regulated, with the Lucas 4TR regulator, this regulator replaces the dynamo one, or is a PLUS? Any tips to plug the 4TR regulator, on ... read

Piston rings for Hepolite powermax squeeze cast pi...

4 months ago
By ROLI
No! The depth of the groove in the piston will not match and you will get such piston slap that the engine will sound like a bag of nails. After that the ring face will become "oval" and you will lose compression. Buy a set of pistons, or better still get your block to an engineering shop to have stepped sleeves fitted and run +20 pistons. Expensive, but hey, you bought a car thats worthy of being looked after! read
4 months ago
Hi new to this page but was wondering if anyone knows about piston rings.My question being can you say for example fit +60 rings To +40 pistons providing the ring gap is correct as when you compare the two types there does not seem to be any apparent differnce! read

Rover Cooper MPI.

4 months ago
Thankyou, that seems to be the general gist from people ive spoken to. My sons 1997 MPI runs on 20W/50 with no issues. Thanks for your reply. read
4 months ago
By ROLI
Hi David, this is what the codes mean : In a 5W-30 for example, the number before the W describes the viscosity of the oil at low temperatures. The lower the number, the thinner the oil and the better the oil's cold temperature/ cold start performance. The number after the W describes how thick the oil is at the engine's normal operating temperature. Me personally. I will use a 20W50 Semi-Synthetic oil...Get Millers02 from Minispares. Change it every 3000 miles. read
4 months ago
Ladies and Gents, a quick question regarding the correct grade of engine oil for a 1998 Rover Cooper MPI. I had always been led to believe that 20/50 was the correct grade of engine oil?. Having just purchased another Rover Cooper complete with all original docs including the handbook it states the recommended grade of engine oil is 10/40......? any advise or thoughts would be much appreciated. Thankyou- David read

BARRIE "WHIZZO" WILLIAMS

5 months ago
Very sad to hear the news this morning that one of the MCR's honorary members Barrie "Whizzo" Williams has passed away. Barry gave what was probably his last interview to Graham Robson at Beaulieu this year explaining his reasons for his decision to retire from racing. One of our new honorary members Andy "Ace" Harrison will be wearing the distinctive orange helmet of Whizzo at the Goodwood Revival this weekend. Barrie was a talented driver with a huge character and he will be greatly missed. read

What is wrong with this Forum?

5 months ago
If you know precisely what you want Search is ok, it’s the general browsing around that’s not intuitive...too many sections maybe?? read
5 months ago
By mgb
There is a problem with the stats, the suppliers of the software have been asked to rectify this but so far haven't. I have got to understand PHP (the language that the software is written in) since the website was started and will see if I can rectify the fault. How could the search for a topic be improved, I have found the Search to work as I would expect. read

Goodwood 2018

5 months ago
hi, who’s going this weekend? I’m going Saturday only this year...the wet day by the look of it..dropping a few plasma nitrided goodies off for a mate, then a good day hopefully soaking it up ( no pun intended!) read

What is wrong with this Forum?

5 months ago
Hi I use a mobile device for viewing forums etc and personally i find this forum confusing...none of the stats against the section headings make sense/ reflect the actual content etc. Finding a topic you know is there is not always easy...coupled with the long absence of the forum, it has basically dropped off my radar. I agree with the comments about Facebook, it has probably had it’s day and is not the right media for technical exchanges and sharing experience read

Brake pipes to Servo

5 months ago
Cheers Roli. read

Wanted: Classic Minis for a Yorkshire TV company p...

5 months ago
A Yorkshire TV production company is looking for Classic Minis which can be of any variant to be filmed in convoy for a programme about a Mk1 Cooper S coming to auction, and it’s life after the auction. If you would like to take part please contact Richard via regions@minicooper.org read

Brake pipes to Servo

5 months ago
By ROLI
Hi John, I think I have a couple in my cave. Let me look for you. Roland read
5 months ago
Thanks Roli, The photo really helps me, just one question, do you know the part number for the steel bridging piece that ties the pipes together above the servo on your car as I am struggling to find it in the 3509 parts manual, the only part for securing the servo pipes is the 2H400 which is noted as being screw fixed to the flitch panel, do you know if the fitting on your car the same the part? John. read
5 months ago
By ROLI
Here is a pic of my engine bay. Ive owned the Car since 1971 and the pipes are still the original ones. Hope it helps. read
5 months ago
Please can anyone post a photo showing or comment on the original factory configuration for the fixing of the brake pipes to the servo on a MK2 'S' with hydrolastic suspension, I have seen three different installation methods for the pipes which is very confusing, all as described below. 1/ Pipes secured together on the face of the flitch panel adjacent to the servo with a screw fixed purpose made metal clip, original part number 2H400. 2/ Pipes secured together in mid air above the servo with the same clip but with the addition of a metal base plate to form a ... read

What is wrong with this Forum?

5 months ago
I welcome Roli's view and Marks' that Facebook is not a great place and I really do hope that this Forum survives and attracts more posts. The Minis to The Alps in September would be a great platform to post some nice images and comments to get some interest up. Sadly, social media, in all of its forms, has become, in many cases, a toxic place. Having personally suffered a great deal of abuse over the last few years, I no longer wish to be involved with much of it. However, the MCR forum has been over the years a polite ... read

For Sale: Mini Speedwell Engine - NOW SOLD

5 months ago
A very rare, high quality, good condition, classic mini speedwell engine.  Comes with: Twin carbs Bellmouth velocity stacks Manifold Polished rocker cover (not chrome) Forged rockers Head Badges Set of Special valve springs single / double 1100cc (10k mile) block, crank & rods (standard sizes)   The engine is split for inspection and easy carriage. You will need a cam, pistons and gearbox - this allows you to add products that suits your driving style for the finished engine. Located in Bristol.  Price £2,995.  Contact: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk read

What is wrong with this Forum?

5 months ago
By ROLI
I will be doing the Minis to theAlps in a few weeks and I will be posting pics and small talk ONLY on this forum, so boo-ha to facebook...lets hope other members (who arent doing the run) will add/ask comments...It needs US , members of the MCR who can revive this forum read
5 months ago
By mgb
Hello Mark, your comments didn't fall on deaf ears, the current collection of sections is a rationalisation of the sections of the two previous forums, I have no problem with rationalising it even further if it will benefit the forum, however I don't wish to do it in isolation, I took enough flack the last time I made changes. I will prepare an analysis of the traffic through the current sections and publish it here, we can then collectively vote on which sections to merge. I too am not a fan of Facebook as a replacement for a forum, the ease ... read

Rover Mini Cooper Sports LE - 1998

5 months ago
Hi Phil, they were in addition to the UK production numbers. Japan received many of the special edition models that Rover produced, usually in greater numbers, and with some additional colour options - red Cooper 35's or green Monte Carlo's for example. The main difference was the fitting of air con. Many cars from Japan have been exported again, some back to the U.K., but to Australia etc too. read

Wanted Shelley car jack decals

5 months ago
Got them now!! read
5 months ago
Hi, I am after this decal, did you manage to get hold of one or have detals where I can get this from? read

[closed] For Sale - 4.5" Steel Wheels and Tyres

5 months ago
Now Sold read

Wanted - One Cooper S Fresh Air Reducer

5 months ago
Wanted a single fresh air duct reducer to fit 1968 Cooper S. read

Outer drive shaft gaiters

6 months ago
By ROLI
Hi Roger. Yes, you can do that but you will need to re-strap the inner boot as well. Undo the big centre nut, Undo the Caliper nuts and shift the caliper out. Remove the drive flange and disc. Now remove the hub leaving the drive shaft there. Now undo the inner gaiter and remove the driveshaft complete with CV out. Remove the split gaiter and replace it. Take note which direction the metal straps were! Now put it all back. Warning! the inner gaiter has to use metal straps not plastic ties, that's an MOT failure! Good Luck! read
6 months ago
My '68 'S's CV joint gaiters have split.  The inner joints are original Hardy Spicers.  Is it possible to undo the balljoints and slide the splined end of the driveshaft out of the Hardy Spicer unit to change the gaiters?  Can't remember how the shaft fits in the joint assembly, it's a while since I assembled it all. Hope somebody sees this, the forum isn't exactly lively these days.  Blame it on the big print?? Thanks all Roger read

Mk3 Engine Colour?

6 months ago
Well I started the engine on engine stand, all seems well but it will be rebuilt as there were a few too many large bits in the oil when drained. The engine is definitely green under the grime and since it has 66,000 original kms I am assuming it was green from factory so that’ll be the colour it will be. Am sure it will be a frequent conversation piece when viewed. Thanks for the input from others read

MINI Challenge 210

6 months ago
Hi everyone I have just taken purchase of my 210 which had one owner from new with just under 6000 miles on the clock.  What a fantastic car.  The only think missing is the bluetooth exhaust button holder.  Does anyone know where i can get this holder from? Thank you in advanced Regards Alun  read

1967 (E) Mark 1 Cooper restoration project for sal...

6 months ago
For the past 18 years I have had a Mk1 Cooper sat in my garage. It was purchased partially stripped and my intention was to restore it upon my retirement. This will now not happen in the near future and so I have decided to sell everything to clear space. I have a current log book and heritage certificate. The colour is island blue/white roof The shell is the original but will require the usual extensive repairs to replace the corroded floors, sills and other panels.  It was sandblasted shortly after I bought it. I have been quoted approx £3000 plus parts for this work plus ... read

What is wrong with this Forum?

6 months ago
Roli!,  Good to hear from you again.  It's been a while since hearing from you.  I hope you are well?  I agree with you regards to Facebook and look forward to the day it collapses and it will, like all fads.  The younger generation have already moved on and those I work with all say "I have an account but I do not use it".  I do not have an account however, it does annoy me that clubs etc. use it. In terms of forums, I've moved to the MK1 Forum and The Mini Forum.  The MK1 Forum is more focused, ... read
6 months ago
By ROLI
Hi, I for one will under no circumstance use Facebook to post anything. EVER. A forum is for answers and question on how to do things and what/who to avoid. Facebook is just another excuse for a company to put all their crappy advertising that you have no choice of seeing. Now if I have a problem I pick the phone up and call past friends and I get an answer, instantly, no slagging and more importantly, no one else gets to read and make spurious, useless comments. I cant wait for Facebook falling flat on its face and perhaps ... read
6 months ago
By mk1
It's the first time I have stumbled across the MCR forum in a long, long time & TBH I find it sad that the forum of such a great club is so little used. First, I must say that the look & usability of the forum is now excellent, this however is of minor importance when compared to the major issue. When you were setting up the new forum I spoke at some length to a committee member about how I thought you could increase the use & posts, but my comments fell on deaf ears. The answer is very, very simple. You have ... read

Rover Mini Cooper Sports LE - 1998

6 months ago
I would like help gathering further information on whether any of the limited production were exported? I am fortunate enough to own a UK spec vehicle with all the relevant paper work including the sales invoice and PDI and have seen a number of VERY similar cars on the web in Japan and Australia ( they had an uprated spec - including air conditioning. Were these exports or made abroad in addition to the 100 in the UK? Thanks in Advance  Phil read

Minis to the Alps - last call

6 months ago
MINIS TO THE ALPS - Entries are due to close next week and we have just one place left, so if you are still trying to make up your mind, now is your last chance. The entry fee is £1695 for two people, including your ferry crossing, all hotels including dinners each night. You get a highly detailed tulip road book, rally plates plus a gift and mementos. There is also a service van following you on your seven day 1300 mile journey to and around the Alps. All classic Minis and MINIs are welcome. Full details from membership@minicooper.org read

For Sale Mk1 Cooper S 1965 Project - NOW SOLD

7 months ago
For sale a Morris Mini Cooper S Mk1 1275 - 1965 - rolling shell project.  LHD / US import. The car has been in dry storage for 20+ years in the New York area.   The US Title (their logbook), NOVA and Heritage Certificate are present. If you don't know - V5Cs are issued by the DVLA to all imported vehicles at first MoT with the correct age date registration.   The car: LHD US export Date of build: 13.10.1965 Colour: Old English White and Black Interior: Red with Gold Brocade Equipment: Heater, 4.5 inch Wheels & Oil Cooler Genuine Original Shell Engine 1275cc There are just 45 1965 Morris Cooper S ... read

Runflat Indicator RPA

7 months ago
Have now had a chance to look at the Pelican Technical Article and found it very informative. And yes, my original wheels have the solid aluminium valve, whereas of course the new ones are standard rubber kit! Doh! Pity I didn't see this article before I did what I did, as I seem to have the pain, for what now seems not much gain. I could have just swapped tyres but I quite like the gloss black Team Dynamic alloys and to have gone for some MINI standard black JCW alloys would have cost a small fortune by comparison. I have ... read
7 months ago
Thanks very much Surf Blue - will have a look at that. Yes Ian, the local dealer advised that the dash lights for the TPA system cannot be turned off if you run non-standard wheels, and indeed will be a MOT failure! So looks like a lot of wheel changing when that is due! Thanks for your comments in connection with the tyre pressures. I will look into this. AlanB read

Whitby Wander Sunday 24th June

7 months ago
Great day out yesterday on the Wander. Superb route across the North York Moors to Whitby, topped off by it being a super sunny day. Big thanks to Dennis Perkins for organising the run and to everyone that turned out.  Many thanks also to Dom Lawrence for silly seat duties that got us 3rd place. Some pics from the day here on FB: https://www.facebook.com/292931404194573/posts/1053525724801800/         read

VIDEO: National Mini Day at Beaulieu 2018

7 months ago
This excellent video has been produced by John Clancy, I think you'll agree that it's well worth watching! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SEpMI83CCuw&feature=youtu.be   read

Peter Sellers Radford?

7 months ago
I’ve had this message through Twitter, has anyone any idea about this car? Thanks     “HI ,we were looking for the Peter Sellers Radford Mini from Shot in the Dark for an event, so you know how I might trace the owner please? Thanks Kieron  info@rockstarscars.co.uk “ http://www.rockstarscars.co.uk  read

Runflat Indicator RPA

7 months ago
Hi Alan Did you get this problem solved at the MINI dealer? Also, I'm surprised you are running your non-runflats at a different pressure to your old runflats. As far as I know both types of tyre should be inflated to the same MINI recommend pressure as shown on the door pillar plate? The only difference between the two types of tyre is that the runflats have a much stiffer and stronger sidewall they shouldn't need a higher pressure. Ian read

Minis to the Alps

7 months ago
MINIS TO THE ALPS. September 15th to 22nd 2018. Owing to a cancellation, we do now have one place open for this years event. Come and join us for a fabulous 1300 mile trip to the Alps using many of the famous roads found on the Coupes Des Alpes of yesteryear.. All your hotels, dinners and ferry crossing are included in the £1695 entry fee for two people sharing a classic Mini or MINI. We also have a service van should you need mechanical assistance along the way. Contact Lesley Young, membership@minicooper.org to grab this last place. read

Minis to the Alps

7 months ago
MINIS TO THE ALPS. September 15th to 22nd 2018. Owing to a cancellation, we do now have one place open for this years event. Come and join us for a fabulous 1300 mile trip to the Alps using many of the famous roads found on the Coupes Des Alpes of yesteryear.. All your hotels, dinners and ferry crossing are included in the £1695 entry fee for two people sharing a classic Mini or MINI. We also have a service van should you need mechanical assistance along the way. Contact Lesley Young, membership@minicooper.org to grab this last place. read

1275GT ENGINE NO

7 months ago
Yes a 390 would be correct as it denotes Mechanical fuel pump, Lucas 16AC Alternator with negative earth, Close ratio remote gearbox. read