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Mk1 Cooper S, Red Grey/ Gold brocade original fact...

7 hours ago
I've put my Mk1 Cooper S Red and Grey / Gold brocade original factory recliners and rear seats for sale on eBay.   read

Newbie checking in

19 hours ago
Thought i would introduce myself in my 20's i owned over 13 Minis and sold my last project nearly 15yrs ago. And now like most of us i regret it, but now the kids have grown up and the hunt is on. i have been looking for the "right one" for the last 3 years, but i think secretly i want mine back.   Rover Cooper 1990 H 797 TSO with a full length webasto roof. Sold to a young lad to do as his first project and to learn on. Does anyone know of its wearabouts ? even just to sit in him again would make ... read

Set of 4 Rose Petal Wheels with Dunlop SP Sport R7...

6 days ago
Set of 4 Rose Petal wheels, inc all nuts and spacers. Perfect condition with good Dunlop SP Sport R7 Tyres, £500 ono Im in Sevenoaks Kent 07990 558851 read

Wanted: 2x LP882 wheels

1 week ago
Wanted: 2x LP882 wheels, can collect if near Bristol or can organise a courier but would need you to box them up. Thanks   read

Wanted - Lucas SFT700S fog lights

1 week ago
Looking for 1 or 2 Lucas SFT700S fog / driving Light(s) in yellow. Should be 7 inch with nipple   Please reply if you have one. Thanks. read

Off-Peak Run October 2017

1 week ago
Hi, thanks for this post.  Sarah Voss is organising the event but for various reasons she currently cannot reply to her MCR e-mails.  She will do her best to get back to you by Tuesday next week to update you on the situatuion.  Thanks for your interest in what I'm sure will be a great event. Regards, Malcolm read

Classic Motor oil - A warning

2 weeks ago
In response to Basil there really is no significant mechanical difference between a 60's 1275 S and a carb Mainstream so in this my 50th year of Mini ownership I have continued to use 20W/50 with no problem until now. I don't know why the other grades mentioned were recommended except perhaps at the oil Companies request! I have heard from professional engine builders that the engines they have stripped using these grades have not fared so well. I have used 20W/50 in all capacities of Mini engines and in line A series motors as well. The interesting point is merely ... read
2 weeks ago
Interesting, I have been using the Halfords Classic oil or the Comma equivalent (which comes in a suspiciously similar tin) for several years.  No problems in the past but this year I used the Comma oil (with a picture of a Mini on the tin!) and although running pressure is perhaps a little lower, what I have definitely noticed since the change is that it takes longer for the pressure to come up when starting from cold.  Previously it was pretty much instant but not quite so now.... Funnily enough I did compare the various oils on offer including a Millers ... read

Off-Peak Run October 2017

2 weeks ago
Could the organisers of this event please confirm the current position on places?  I've tried sending two emails to the youth coordinator email address, but haven't had any reply and so do not know if it is booked up.  I only joined MCR in April, so am looking for some runs for my new purchase! If numbers are limited due to the hotel arrangements for Saturday night, could people still join if they make their own bookings? Thanks read

Classic Motor oil - A warning

2 weeks ago
Hi.  As a fellow Rover mainstream carb Cooper owner I read this with interest.  My owner manual recommends 10W/30 or 10W/40 so is there a reason why you are on 20W/50? Thanks read

MCR BGS Exhibiting at the Bristol Classic Car Show...

2 weeks ago
The MCR BGS region has a club stand at the Bristol Classic Car Show this weekend 17/18 June. If you are attending please say hello to David who runs the BGS region. Event, location and ticket details can be found here: http://bccs.bristolclassiccarshows.com/       read

Classic Motor oil - A warning

2 weeks ago
Thanks for the heads up MGMiniman. Any experiences are always welcome in my book. I'll be making a mental note!  read
2 weeks ago
I have recently been in correspondence with Halfords technical regarding the Halfords 20w/50 Classic Motor Oil - in the green metal tin. A few weeks ago in carrying out a change of an inner Drive joint on my Rover Mini Cooper I drained the oil and decided although the drained oil had not covered many miles to refill with fresh oil. I Visited the local Halfords and selected their own brand 20W/50 Classic Motor oil. This oil states on the tin that it is suitable for older classic engines. On using the car I found that the previously correct oil pressure was ... read

Works Wiring Diagrams - has anyone created one yet...

2 weeks ago
By HTB
Hello all, I'm just rebuilding a Mk1 '67 Cooper that has been rallied hard for a number of years and is showing signs of her numerous successes on HERO and Three Castle events by the previous owner.  To do the car justice I'm rebuilding her with a healthy nod to the works rally cars of the period. Knowing that Abingdon didn't produce wiring diagrams for their works cars (as per other threads here) as they were all bespoke, has anyone produced anything during their own restoration that might help me get to grips with how I can wire the car myself to ... read

PEAK DISTRICT / NORTH DERBYSIRE

2 weeks ago
Local Radford belonging to Pete......fantastic read
2 weeks ago
Hi Richard, The meeting was good, apart from the poor weather ! We had people who hadn't seen each other for 25 years, and some fantastic local cars that we were not aware of attend. I will arrange another meeting in the near future, and perhaps arrange a Peak District road run on the back roads which I am very familiar with. I'll keep you updated via the forum, but anyone wishing to contact me can call me on 07810716012.....I will be at Beaulieu and look forward to meeting any fellow members. Best regards Dave read
3 weeks ago
Hello Dave. Hope the meet went well.  It would be great if we could get an MCR Derbyshire/Peak District Region up and running again. Could you let me know how it went on regions@minicooper.org Might perhaps see you at Beaulieu on Sunday. Cheers   Richard. Richard Sign. MCR Regional Co-ordinator. regions@minicooper.org       read

For sale - Corgi sets for collection at Beaulieu

3 weeks ago
Prices updated... read

Advance ticket line and concours

3 weeks ago
Please note that the advance ticket line closes this evening at 5PM.  After that tickets will only be available on the gate. We have a good entry into the concours with class 1 nearly full.  On the day entry is available, but only up to11am and providing the class is not full. See you on Sunday.   read

Wanted. 1990 non-vented original chrome locking pe...

3 weeks ago
Added a second tank and looking for a period non-vented cap. Purchased a new item from one of the major mini parts companies and not thrilled with the quality. It has a hideous little black plastic ring around the centre locking barrel and feels like it will fall apart in first use! Thanks. read

PEAK DISTRICT / NORTH DERBYSIRE

3 weeks ago
This is still on tomorrow night....the weather forecast looks ok and we are guaranteed some very interesting cars and owners....who are bringing photos from the last 50 plus years ! Everyone very welcome, 7pm onwards. Hope to see you there. Cheers Dave   read

Under the Mini Moon, 5th August, Burnham-on-Sea, M...

3 weeks ago
Gary and Sarah, MCR BGS members based in Highbridge, Somerset are running an inaugural Mini event on Saturday 5th August 2017 and would like to invite Mk1 Forum members to attend. The event is called Under the Mini Moon and is in aid of the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This will be a fun day dedicated to all things Mini, new and old. There will be live music, show & shine, a mini run, club stands, trade stands, food & drink and camping is available. Please see attached flyer for further details. Entry is £10 per car and this will go to the ... read

For sale - Corgi sets for collection at Beaulieu

3 weeks ago
hi triple sets £15 each or all three for £40 singles £6 each or all four for £20 for collection at Beaulieu   cheer Kevin read

Hi all 🙂

3 weeks ago
Hi, Adlad71, welcome to the forum. Your car looks lovely, hope you enjoy Beaulieu.    read
3 weeks ago
Just joined the group....hello!   Owned our Mini Cooper since 2010 and it's become part of the family now.   We've done L2B for the last four years and heading to Beulieu for the first time next weekend 🙂 read

Next Meet Up - 8pm Thursday, 13th July - Burnham-o...

4 weeks ago
Our next BGS meetup will, as promised, rotate venue across the region and so will be in Somerset!!  Time: 8.00pm, Thursday 13th July 2017. Location: Brent House, Bristol Road, Brent Knoll, Burnham-on-Sea, TA9 4HL. Directions: Come off the M5 J22, at roundabout turn right (towards Bristol) and the Brent House is 1 mile on your left just before a roundabout. Or use the A38 for a more rural & scenic drive. Don’t worry about M5 summer traffic, school holidays start the weekend after. To help raise funds for the region, please donate a Mini / Car item to the club and bring this with ... read

Hi to all!

4 weeks ago
Darn, The photos didn't upload. Does anyone know how I attach and upload photos to the forum? I've just tried again and have clicked attach a file, browsed and selected it and then pressed add a reply and nothing happens!! read

Mini Girls Rally Team car at Beaulieu

4 weeks ago
It has been confirmed that the Mini of the "Mini Girls Rally Team" will be at Beaulieu. "Diddy Dave" Thomas (father of the team driver, Louise) will be bringing the car all the way from Mull to help raise funds and awareness of the dedicated and invaluable work of the Marie Curie Charity. I hope all attending the event will contribute to help make his journey worthwhile. read

June 28th Thames Valley Region Car Show

4 weeks ago
Yes, it was an excellent meeting last night. A total of 12 cars!  read
4 weeks ago
Firstly thanks to everyone who turned up at our meeting last night for May. For June we have the new Thames Valley Region Car Show at our regular meeting venue, The Crooked Billet just outside Hook. Bring your Mini / MINI along and we will be glad to see you! And you never know you might win a prize! From 8pm at The Crooked Billet. Our July meeting is 26th... read

Hi to all!

4 weeks ago
A few pictures of my car, taken the weekend after a hike down the M5 to north Devon and back, so she's a little dirty.  Whilst driving on the North Devon cost BH Sunday met an oncoming mini in white with a black roof, sporting the full set of spots and fogs.  Both parties had time for a quick wave and were gone.  Was it anyone who is a member here? read

MCR BGS Meet & Greet Thursday 25th May Details

1 month ago
Dear All Thanks to those who have confirmed their attendance or, non-attendance. To everyone else, just a gentle reminder about the meet and greet. Location: Beefeater Emersons Green on the A4171 ring road, postcode: BS16 7AN. This Thursday 8pm start. This is a get to know you event, there are loads of us in the region but we don't know each other, and so although many of us attend the same events, have similar cars, pass each other on the road - we have no idea we are all members. Also please remember to bring / donate an unwanted mini or car item. We ... read

Wanted - Original mrk1 Single Tank Boot Board

1 month ago
Hi I have a replica wooden board that needs to be carpeted. Will be attending Beaulieu if you can't find another and want me to bring it. Price £20 (which is what I paid for it). read
1 month ago
Any condition considered. read

Non-Coopers Wanted!

1 month ago
A little late in the day I know, but this is a call for any members that would like have their cars presented on the Non-Cooper stand at Beaulieu. Minis welcome include Vans, Pickups, Limited Editions etc. If you are interested please contact me at jonathanvoss@btinternet.com by Thursday read

MCR BGS members has been Invited to: An Evening wi...

2 months ago
Details below: Cirencester Car Club presents: ‘An Evening with Stuart Turner’   Tuesday 6th June 2017   Corinium Stadium, Cirencester. GL7 1HS   Having started as a successful rally navigator, Stuart was Sports Editor of Motoring News before heading the BMC Competitions Department as the Mini Coopers started to win Monte Carlo Rallies. He later headed Ford’s Motorsport operation and led the company to many successes. The author of many books on motorsport, he is also a well-known and accomplished speaker.   Tickets available at £10 each and can be ordered online via http://www.cirencestercarclub.com read

July MiniWorld magazine

2 months ago
Excellent article in July MiniWorld featuring "our Clive" from the Thames Valley Region  and his Downton.  read

Wanted Mag product wheel (s) collect at beaulieu

2 months ago
Hi ,i am still looking for some Mag product wheels . I have 3 now ,but would like to get some more. Looks better when you have a spare. I am going to Beaulieu ,so it would be ideal to be abble to collect there. Regards Johan read

MK1 Mini Cooper S Tool kit

2 months ago
By mgb
I would like to know as well Cheers Mike read
2 months ago
Can anyone help as I am trying to source an orginal Toolkit / Tool roll? So I need to understand (photo?) the specification originally supplied, number of items and associated detail for each please? Thanks John. read

Cooper S gearbox rebuild

2 months ago
Guess works might be able to do the entire job.  Give John a call. read

PEAK DISTRICT / NORTH DERBYSIRE

2 months ago
There's a group of members meeting at the Bull I 'thorn pub on th A515, Wednesday 7th June. This is where we..THE MCR DERBYSHIRE REGION used to meet 30 years ago !! It would be great to meet anyone who can make it. It may promt a new Derbyshire group after the sad loss of Andrew ( Shaddy ). Hope tp see you there. Cheers Dave 07810716012 read

Cooper S gearbox rebuild

2 months ago
thank you for your help and recommendation. My other issue is that I am without a garage at the moment so will not be able to remove the engine myself and split the gearbox. read
2 months ago
I would agree.  John Guess is very helpful and knowledgeable. read

RIP Timo Makinen

2 months ago
By mgb
How very sad, he was my rally hero, I met him on a couple of occasions and he was a lovely person, very polite and helpful but full of fun. read

MCR's Inflatable Arch

2 months ago
Looks great. But can I suggest that when it's not in use at a touring event, etc, but say Beaulieu MCR day would it be worth having the club website / Facebook address made to fit on a section in place of 'WINNER'  If photos are likely to be taken under the arch, the register may as well maximize exposure.   read

RIP Timo Makinen

2 months ago
Very sad to hear the news about Timo Makinen's passing. Our condolences go to his family and friends.  http://www.autosport.com/news/report.php/id/129324/timo-makinen-19382017 read

Cooper S gearbox rebuild

2 months ago
The best person is here http://www.guess-works.com/ read
2 months ago
Hi, Looks like the baulk rings have gone in my Mk1 cooper S gearbox. I'm using the 22G1128 4 syncro box and having trouble shifting 4-3 without crunching the gears. Does anyone know of a place that could do the work for me or even if a knowledgeable member fancies doing the work themselves at a price? read

May 2017 Monthly Photo Competition

2 months ago
I am not trying to win my own competition but here are a few thought provokers and, incidentally, sneak previews of some of the scenery to be found on the up-coming Off Peaks event this October. read
2 months ago
The subject for this months competition is 'Countryside'. Anything that shows an overwhelming amount of countryside even if other items such as cars or people feature. Hopefully with May now here you will have opportunity to capture something new if you don't already have some favorites tucked away. Good luck,  Malcolm.  read

April 2017 Photo Competition

2 months ago
Thank you mgb, much appreciated.  I will start a new thread for May. Malcolm. read
2 months ago
By mgb
With a nice bit of lateral thinking, the winner this month is 997GUOs Mini and Tulip read

First MCR BGS regional meet up!!! 25/5/17

2 months ago
Details of our first meet up / get to know you, below: Time/date: 8.00pm on Thursday 25th May 2017 Location: The Beefeater Pub, Emersons Green, Bristol. BS16 7AN. 3 mins from J1 M32 on the A4171 / ring road Host: David Dangerfield will be wearing a Mini T-Shirt Frequently asked questions:  Q: Can I just turn up? A: Yes Q: Can I bring someone? A: Yes Q: How long will it take? A: Around 60mins Q: How may people are attending? A: 10+ Q: What do we talk about? A: Minis!!!!!! read

New Region- Bristol, Glos and Somerset.

2 months ago
Hi - If you are based in Bristol, Gloucester or Somerset (BGS) and have not yet been in contact with David Dangerfield - please make contact with him, to get the full use of MCR membership and Mini ownership. Email: bgsregion@minicooper.org read

April 2017 Photo Competition

2 months ago
Please choose a Winner for April or the photo will not be in the magazine. read

MCR's Inflatable Arch

2 months ago
For those of you who don't use social media, you may like to see a couple of photos of the new Inflatable Arch. Looks really good, I think, thanks and well done to Justin for this.  read

Aluminum Boot Lid C-AHT 338

2 months ago
Wanted Aluminum boot lid supplied by Special Tuning under this part number Kelvin 07706152634 read

Aluminum Boot Lid C-AHT 338

2 months ago
Wanted C- AHT 338 Aluminum Boot lid these were supplied under this part number by Special Tuning Please call Kelvin 07706152634 read

MINI GIRLS RALLY TEAM sponsorship

2 months ago
The Mini Girls Rally Team are competing in their first event of the year this weekend, Dixies Historic Challenge April 30 Round of the Mini Sport Cup and Mini Sport Junior Cup also a round of the HRCR Stage Masters Challenge – Asphalt – Epynt    https://www.hrcr.co.uk/event/dixies-historic-challenge/ They also now have a Just Giving fundraising page  https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/minigirlsrallyteam Video clip from last year: https://www.facebook.com/minigirlsrallyteam/videos/135673276933807/ read

Wanted, angled heater control valve for 1969 Coope...

2 months ago
Still looking for a heater valve if anyone one has a one lying around in working condition. Thanks. read

April 2017 Photo Competition

2 months ago
Mini and Tulips.  (Look closely) read
2 months ago
Continuing the French theme..... read

Wanted, angled heater control valve for 1969 Coope...

2 months ago
Thanks very much for that. I've sent him a message. Cheers. read
2 months ago
There is one for sale on this post http://mk1-forum.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=18817 I have bought some stuff from him and all ok     read
2 months ago
Would anyone have one lying around that they want to sell. Thanks in advance. read

April 2017 Photo Competition

2 months ago
Small mini and flowers. read

Innocenti 1300 Export Restoration

2 months ago
Managed to finish painting the wheels using a template and positioning over each segment of the wheels. Sprayed by can from a distance to get the feathered effect as near as possible to originals. read

Classic Mini 2001 MPI 500 - Airbag light

2 months ago
Does anyone know anything about mini airbag lights? Obviously, not many classic minis have them - the light comes on, on ignition, after starting it goes off for say 10 seconds or so - then comes back on and doesn't go off. Any ideas on how to rectify this? Many thanks     read

April 2017 Photo Competition

2 months ago
I didn't take this photo but it seems appropriate given the time of year.  "Blossoming Mini" read

Mini Cooper S - NLR 200F

2 months ago
Would the current owner of this car please contact me via a Personal Message on this Forum as I have some interesting information on it. read

April 2017 Photo Competition

2 months ago
Not a Mini but taken near Monte Carlo a week or so ago. read

Video: Taking on the big boys – how one Mini won...

2 months ago
https://youtu.be/bn9k5lYPLWA   Jump into the video above, where we follow Nick Swift and Andrew Jordan on their journey through their Gerry Marshall Trophy saga, through qualifying and the race into the night. Swifty is the man when it comes to prepping Minis. He loves Goodwood, and he always has his 1275 GT strapped down tight and fighting fit for some flat out laps at the Motor Circuit.  read

Wanted 18 tooth 1st motion shaft

2 months ago
Hi yes thanks none in stock but they might have some in a few months!!!!! read
2 months ago
By ROLI
Have you tried MiniSpares ? read

Cooper S offset 4.5j Minilite wheels and tyres...

2 months ago
Hi Tony, If you can let me have your e-mail address, I can send you photos of both sets. Cheers Nick read

Wanted 18 tooth 1st motion shaft

2 months ago
Help!  I need a 22G1371 18 tooth 1st motion shaft for a 4sycro 1128 Cooper S gearbox. Does anybody know where I might find one?   read

Cooper S offset 4.5j Minilite wheels and tyres...

2 months ago
Hi Nick, which set are shown in the attached photo? Regards, Tony   read

FIA Appendix K advice

2 months ago
Hi Matt, Try and get along to the George and Dragon at Stone, first Monday of the month for the local old car meet. A few mini folk get along to that who may be able to help. Cheers Nick read
2 months ago
Friendly advice respectfully requested! hi all, I'm in the process of building an Appendix K racer and just wondered if anyone reading this is in a position to provide some guidance having tackled a build themselves? engine and box I've got sorted, as I have the shell and cage, but I've still got a few bits and pieces to source for the remaining build.  Im based just outside Stafford and plan to complete the car later this year in order to race next season.   read

Throttle cable outer support

2 months ago
By mgb
Has anyone got a photo showing the support for the throttle outer cable on a '65 S. The support for the PCV bolts to the boss in the middle of the manifold and I cannot see what should be there to hold the outer cable read

Ex works two wheel roof rack

2 months ago
A Bryan Purves near exact replica of the two wheel roof rack as used by the works cars. Bryan spent 4 years researching and perfecting these before offering for sale, a superb piece of workmanship and a faithful replica of the original. I've included a photo of a works rack to show how good Bryans efforts are. This rack has had minimal use on a couple of MCR Minis to... events and remains virtually as new,it comes with all its original fittings and is ready to use. These racks were produced in very limited numbers and have been no longer available for a while ... read

Cooper S offset 4.5j Minilite wheels and tyres...

2 months ago
Two sets of Minispares Minilife 4.5j 'S' offset wheels and tyres. Set 1: Excellent condition with original finish to front and rear of each wheel.Very good set of Yokohama A008 tyres.Complete with original wheel nuts. Price £375 Set2:As new condition with original finish to front and rear of each wheel.Good set of Yokohama 032R tyres.No wheel nuts with this set Price £325 Collection only from ST15 due to size and weight. Thanks for looking Nick read

Run-flats

2 months ago
By ROLI
Yes, Ive driven the latest Mini Cooper with Radial tyres (and another with run-flats) The radials are far better in both ride and handling. If you do go to Radial tyres I recommend you buy the electric (cigarette lighter) tyre pump that comes with a sealant cannister. Its standard on all "M" models but can easily be bought on Ebay for £50 odd. The other thing is that Radial tyres are very sensitive to tyre pressure, so keep them absolutely pumped up properly! R read
2 months ago
Anyone changed from run flats to normal tyres and did it make a difference. read

Which PCV ?

3 months ago
By mgb
Thanks, I have just found a picture of a '64 engine bay and that also has the left one. read
3 months ago
The one on the left is same as on my 1968 if that helps, never seen one like on the right read
3 months ago
By mgb
I have 2 PCV valves and I don't remember which came off my 1965 Morris Cooper S 1275 - can anyone help please?. read

Bristol Classic Car Show 17/18 June

3 months ago
The new MCR BGS region will have a club stand at the Bristol Classic Car Show. Dates: 17 / 18th June 2017 Location: Bath & West Showground - Shepton Mallett, BA4 6QN. Please drop by our stand and say hello. If you are interested in showing your car at this event - please contact David, email: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk   Event website: http://bccs.bristolclassiccarshows.com/     read

April CooperWorld Online

3 months ago
By mgb
The April edition of CooperWorld can now be read on-line. If you are a member of the club you can click here read

New Region- Bristol, Glos and Somerset.

3 months ago
Contact details for this new region: bgsregion@minicooper.org read
3 months ago
We have a new region set up covering the Bristol, Glos and Somerset areas. Please refer to the new Bristol, Glos and Somerset Region.   read

New Region for Bristol, Glos and Somerset

3 months ago
By mgb
David Dangerfield is starting a new region for members in the Bristol, Gloucestershire and Somerset area, more details on the BGS Region page read

April 2017 Photo Competition

3 months ago
By mgb
It has been suggested that the subject for this month is a bit restricted, so it is widened to be Minis and/or Flowers read

Glyn Swift

3 months ago
Very sad to hear this. read
3 months ago
By ROLI
Yes, its sad that "one of the good ones" has passed away. I remember meeting him back in the 70's when at the early days of Minispares and he would always give all his time to someone who asked his advice. I still run the con-rods that he, himself lightened and polished. To say he was an artist is an understatement. He was a perfectionist, no matter how small the job was. I know Nick will carry on with the fabulous reputation that his dad achieved. I will definitely attend his funeral to pay my respects. read
3 months ago
This morning we heard of a huge loss to the Mini scene. Glyn Swift, the founder of Swiftune Engineering, passed away after a short fight with cancer. Our thoughts go out to Nick Swift, and the rest of Glyn's family and friends. Glyn was a wonderful chap, always approachable and good friend to the MCR. He will be sadly missed. read

1990 998 Flame with JC conversion kit fitted when ...

3 months ago
I haven't seen a set of those mats in years! The car looks very nice.  Very clean.   read

Engine Number Plate

3 months ago
By mgb
Yes - I got mine from Minimail but I note that MiniSport now supply them with the rivets read
3 months ago
By RonC
Hi, does anyone know where I can get a replacement plate for the engine block? Several places will provide a blank but a re not able to stamp the number. Any suggestions would be gratefully received! read