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For Sale Mk1 Cooper S 1965 Project

2 weeks 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

3 weeks 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
3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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

3 weeks 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?

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

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

Whitby Wander Sunday 24th June

1 month ago
Roll up, roll up and see what we do up in the North East read

Another great National Mini Day at Beaulieu!

1 month ago
A great selection of coach built cars and great weather. read

Runflat Indicator RPA

1 month ago
2007 onwards R56 Coopers use a special valve in the wheels which sends a radio signal to the pressure monitoring system. A quick search on the interweb turned up this helpful page. https://www.pelicanparts.com/techarticles/MINI_R56/27-SUSPEN-Tire_Pressure_Monitoring/27-SUSPEN-Tire_Pressure_Monitoring.htm read
1 month ago
Thanks but this didn't work. It is going into the local MINI dealer on Monday for service so they are going to look at it. However they say the problem is I didn't use official MINI alloys and they contain the sensors apparently! Not sure I understand this but we live and learn. AlanB read
1 month ago
Try resetting with engine running  read

Another great National Mini Day at Beaulieu!

1 month ago
Well, that was yet another fantastic day at Beaulieu which wouldn't have happened without the hard work and dedication of Tony Salter and his team of helpers. Well done Tony! read

Whitby Wander Sunday 24th June

1 month ago
Evening folks, if you’re not already aware from the club mag and FB, the Newcastle & Durham Region are organising an 80 mile touring assembly for minis across the North York Moors to Whitby, with lunch stop and clues to pick on the way. Entry fee is a huge £5 and no booking required, just turn up at Morrison’s, Morton Park, Darlington for 9.30am. Just over a week later, on the evening of Monday 2 July (our normal club night), there’ll also be a navigational scatter starting and finishing at the Dun Cow, Bournmoor near Chester-Le-Street. Entry is £15 per car which ... read

Original Cooper 998 Engine :

1 month ago
I can supply more photos but can't seem to put them up here ! read
1 month ago
Hi Folks....                I'm offering my 998 Cooper Motor for sale , I converted to 1275 and it's been sitting under the bench for a while .It was carefully machined and rebuilt , covered a couple of 1000 miles then was removed.                D top pistons , Standard bores , no lip , 10 thou grind on mains and ends , 12G295 Ported head and a Kent 265 Megadyne cam , plus all of the associated gubbins as far as I know . You could put it straight in , ... read

1275GT ENGINE NO

1 month ago
Hi I'm just closing on the purchase of a 1275GT and want to check what the engine no should be originally. It's a 1972 car, negative earth, alternator, mech fuel pump and remote solid gear linkage so I believe it should be 12H 390 H xxxxxx Is this correct? Cheers Mark read

Thanks and Hello from San Diego, California

1 month ago
Hi Dennis, good to hear from you. I enjoy reading your posts and updates on Facebook and Instagram.  read
2 months ago
Im Dennis Santarinala. Im from San Diego, California and Id like to say hello and thank you for having me here. Ive been busy working on my CRX90B Works tribute car. Many thanks to everyone in the UK for helping me! read

“Plastic Fantastic!” at Beaulieu

2 months ago
Do you have a Mini based kit car that you would like to display at our National Mini Day at Beaulieu? The “Plastic Fantastic” display will be in the main arena. Contact:  Beaulieu@minicooper.org  read

The talk by Motorsport legend, Stuart Turner, rais...

2 months ago
If you haven’t seen this report in Mini Magazine then you might be interested to see it  read

Any members based near Falkirk - who could pick up...

2 months ago
Hi I am looking for a member to pick up a rare part in Falkirk.  I am happy to pay for time/petrol money. I would then need the person to box it and I'll organise a courier for collection. Any members near Falkirk who are happy to collect a part? Thanks in advance:  dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk     read

Runflat Indicator RPA

2 months ago
Hello Ian. Thanks for your response. When resetting the system previously I simply followed the instruction in the owners handbook i.e. repeatedly pressing the button on the indicator stalk. Doing that now results in"Reset" not displaying. I am afraid I don't know anything about anti-lock speed rings but certainly didn't touch anything when changing over. My only thought was because the radials run at a much lower pressure than the run-flats, this must tell the system that there is a puncture so preventing it from being re-set. Would the system "remember" the previous run-flat pressure setting i.e. 38psi? Although re-reading the ... read

2006 radiator fans fault?

2 months ago
Hi Matt Guess you may have fixed this problem by now! However if you are still bothered by the fan operation or lack of it, then you are correct that the resistor that controls the two speeds of the fan can fail. You can replace/repair these but I think you are correct that you have to remove the front end (bumper etc) and then the radiator. However, I'm pretty shure you can test it in place! The other problem that can occur is the bottom of the fan motor nearest the road can corrode. This happened to me on my 2003 R53 ... read

Runflat Indicator RPA

2 months ago
Hi Alan. How did you reset your tyre presssure mointoring system before you changed your wheels and tyres? I thought the R56 models still used the anti-lock speed rings on the wheels to feedback the rotational speed of each wheel. As the tyre pressure increases or decreases the speed of the wheel changes as its diameter alters. I dont think the R56 used wireless pressure sensors within each wheel so changing your wheels and tyres from runflats shouldn't make any difference to the operation or  resetting of the monitoring system. Ian read

GDPR Policy Document

2 months ago
By mgb
The Mini Cooper Register is a motor club that caters for all those interested in the Mini and Mini Cooper, both classic and modern. Under the GDPR regulations, we act as both Controller and Processor, in addition we use the third party company, Lavenham Press Limited, to administer the membership of the club and print CooperWorld magazine, and as such, they act as a Processor on our behalf. The Club’s legal basis for handling personal data is Legitimate Interest. In order to run the club, we and Lavenham Press Limited hold our members’ personal data (we do not hold sensitive personal data) and ... read

1968 Mk2 Super De-Luxe Project NOW SOLD

2 months ago
For sale a Morris Mini 1968, Mk2. External hinge car. Modern V5C in my name and is currently SORN.   The log book has 850cc on it and model is Mini - interestingly the VIN starts with MA2S6 - the fifth character is a 5, which I believe should be an S - which would mean the car is a Super De-Luxe. More research needed to confirm.    The car: RHD home market / UK car Date of build: 1.3.1968.  'F' reg.     Colour on logbook: White 4 previous owners Last change of keeper before me - March 2005.   Exterior   The car has little surface rust, no major dents or scratches, on the whole the mini is ... read

The THAMES VALLEY TOUR 15 July 2018

2 months ago
There are still places available for this event! Contact: Clive Brooks  brooks.c2@sky.com or Terry Schraider schraider@btinternet.com read

MINI SPORT TO LAUNCH NEW PRODUCTS AT BEAULIEU NATI...

2 months ago
It might be a good idea to set up your exclusive discount in advance of Beaulieu to make sure you receive it when making purchases on the day. Contact: cara@minisport.com with your membership number, name and email address to activate your discount. read

Runflat Indicator RPA

2 months ago
I have recently discarded my runflats on my R56 JCW and put on new wheels and convential radials, being TOYO Proxes. The ride is still firm but much improved. The tyres are inflated at 32psi, much lower than runflats. Not unaturally, the dashboard monitor shows that the RPA system is inactive, and I have the little yellow indicator permanently illuminated. There appears no way of resetting the system, unless someone knows different. Views welcomed. AlanB read

Summer Scatter 2nd July 2018

2 months ago
Will bring our completed entry form and payment to the next club night a week on Monday Stu 👍   read
2 months ago
Updated entry form to include GDPR Requirements read

2018 London to Brighton

2 months ago
By Lily
Does the MCR have a dedicated area on Madeira drive in Brighton for members? read

NEW AND IMPROVED CLUB SHOP NOW OPEN!

3 months ago
Great News.....our New & Improved Club Shop Is Now Open!! Click here to browse http://logothatpolo.co.uk/store/mcr/  or follow the link to the Club Shop at the top of the page. Featuring many new products, personalisation on all clothing and a brand new children’s range, With many new items with many more new items to follow, we will soon have all our members looking fabulous. We will despatch quickly and will only ever change you the cost price for postage and packing. Check in regularly to find out what’s new! read

MINI COOPER REGISTER WELCOMES MINI SPORT LTD AS NE...

3 months ago
  https://www.minisport.com/ Mini Sport are now offering exclusive member discounts! To activate your special discount, simply contact Mini Sport Ltd on either - cara@minisport.com or +44(0)1282 778731 with the following: Membership numberSurnameEmail address *Please advise if you are an existing customer of Mini Sport Ltd    read

Mk2 Cooper rear brakes

3 months ago
Thanks DAZ, interesting. I thought I read somewhere that they were changed to 0.75" diameter sometime in late 1969 (mine is a July 1969 Austin Cooper)! On another point I was in the progress of buying a pair of new rear brake quadrants that take the brake cable through 90degrees on the swing arm and was looking at MiniSport which provides two sorts one for wet and one for dry suspension. My cooper is as original as I can make it so will be going back as wet. I don't really understand why there is a difference. Any thoughts? read

Hi all

3 months ago
Here’s hoping! read

Lily steering rack

3 months ago
Replacing a steering rack is not one of the easiest jobs on a Mini. Daunting as it seems, dropping the subframe, is no big deal. I changed my rack last year and it was an afternoon's job. The biggest issue was getting the U bolts back. These come off quickly enough but they have to be at just the right angle to go back - well that's what I found.  Hope that all goes well. Robert read

Hi all

3 months ago
I'm afraid I'm as guilty as anyone else for not visiting the forum much these days. It used to be a lot livelier than it is currently - there doesn't seem to be any one particular reason for this but I suspect Facebook and the many Mini groups on there, where one can get an almost instantaneous answer to a question, might be partly to blame. Forums do seem to be a bit out of fashion at the moment. I can only suggest that everyone makes the effort to visit the forum and post more and hopefully things might improve 😀   read

Lily steering rack

3 months ago
By Lily
Despite the new rules on MOT’s for cars older than 40 years from May 1st I decided to have Lily tested as this car has not been roadworthy since 2004. Unfortunately the car failed on excessive play in the steering rack. Shame because I had it all completely apart and refitted the suspect part with the luxury of no engine or subframe in place! My assessment of the rack was incorrect at time, some pressure being to maintain all originality of the mk1. My previous expertise was engine build, albeit within aviation, having served an apprenticeship with Rolls-Royce in the early ... read

Hello

3 months ago
By ROLI
Well, I posted a simple question, and in two days not a simple reply, so I deleted my post. I dont think many visit the forum. Shame, cos it used to be a well of information. I got my answer from peter Baldwin, took just a simple call. Now I know, and no one else will unless they also call Peter. read
3 months ago
Hi there, I'm in West Sussex also, at Haywards Heath.  I'm afraid the Forum is a bit quiet.  There was quite a few of us that regularly posted but it has been quiet lately.  I am sure people still are around and if they can help they will.  Best wishes, Paul read

3 months ago
By ROLI

Hello

3 months ago
Hello Rigg! I have been asking myself the same question as a newbie that posted two weeks ago and am searching for a previous owner of the car I have bought........only 16 views apparently and no replies.  Very disappointing so far. Welcome to you and fingers crossed! Pete read
3 months ago
By rigg
Hello everyone. I joined recently but it seems that the forum isn't used much. Am I missing something? read

The THAMES VALLEY TOUR 15 July 2018

3 months ago
The event has no competitive element, and is intended as an opportunity for you to drive your pride and joy through picturesqueparts of Hampshire and Berkshire, and to visit the home of Lord Nuffield, the founder of the Morris Car Company. The total routedistance is about 85 miles.The start venue in Hook, Hampshire has plenty of parking space and a Cafe where signing on will take place and a "rally breakfast" of a bacon bap and a cup of tea will be provided.The day has been designed for two people; additional passengers are welcome and may be carried (for an ... read

Biscester - Drive it Day

3 months ago
Looks like a good turn out   If anyone is having trouble linking to the video try this link instead   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx_62QltcTo read
3 months ago
And another . read
3 months ago
We had a great day with fine weather. Lots of interest in the cars - we had 20 I think. Thanks to all who came including  :-   Patrick Walker with 977 ARX, Gary from Hitchin with his 1071, Armin with his Mini van, Dave Boswell, Rob McShane, Adam Smart, Keith Mainland with his sprint, Alan Clark with his 1275GT, Richard Heal with his Inno, Scott Walker, John Kennedy, Peter Hayes, Steve Jarmin, and Chris Rooks with his S-ish. A short video here :- https://www.youtube.com/edit?o=U&video_id=lx_62QltcTo read
3 months ago
BH tell me we have 12 cars booked in through their system, and I know a couple of people are coming but missed the deadline. They also say :- "  The club will be allocated a parking display space on the airfield side of the site but the exact layout of these spaces will not be known until closer to the day when the site is laid out.  When you arrive please follow signs for Club Parking or ask a steward to direct you, in the club  parking area there will be and area with an A3 sign for the Mini Cooper Register.   ... read

Mk2 Cooper rear brakes

3 months ago
They should be 5/8 rear cylinders and master cylinder is also 5/8 bore. The rear brake shoes should have a small spacer built in I think about 3/8 bit these are nla new. I will be fitting genuine mini fin rear drums with a separate spacer on my car. I would try to get a correct master cylinder if yours is 3/4 as it really makes a difference. read

Wanted: Inlet and carbs modified to Vizard specs

3 months ago
All, Does anyone know of a good modifier of the standard twin 1/4 SU inlet manifold and carbs to Vizard specs? I don't have the time to do them myself and looking for someone who can. I have seen a seller called gem.parsons on eBay offering the mods. Anyone used him? Thanks DC.   read

2006 radiator fans fault?

3 months ago
Hi there I have been a classic mini owner for approx 20 years but this week i have bought a 2006 mini cooper as an everyday car, so far im really enjoying it but i have a possible issue with the cooling fans, what i expect to happen is when i switch the a/c on is  the rad fan turns slowly and then spins faster to cool the engine, correct? What mine does is when i turn the a/c on the fans dont turn but after driving for a while and letting it tick over the fan comes on at full ... read

New member - looking for previous owners of 1275GT

3 months ago
Hello - I am a new member having just acquired 1275GT JDU 807N previously mentioned on here c5 years ago.  I am looking to complete the car’s history - I have lots already and am in touch with the previous owner - but am searching for Barry Chipman. Any help gratefully received. Pete read

How Do You Fit the Fresh Air Inlet to the inside w...

3 months ago
What's the trick to fit the fresh air tube on to the metal collar above the accelerator pedal?  It's bad enough getting it on the heater but nigh on impossible at the other end, unless someone out there knows how.............. read

Biscester - Drive it Day

3 months ago
Bicester have just sent a reminder to say that "only 2 days are left to purchase Club Member Vehicle tickets for the Drive It Day Sunday Scramble we would like to update you on your club bookings.  There are 8 vehicles booked against your club code MINICR418 so far.  Please could you remind your club members that club tickets close at midnight on Sunday 15th April and to ensure that their booking will count towards a club parking display area they need to use the club code MINICR418 in the field marked ‘Enter Promotional code’  http://bicesterheritage.co.uk/whaton/sunday-scramble-drive-it-day/ Thank you for supporting this event, ... read

1965 Cooper S - restoration buddy?

3 months ago
I'm hoping to find a knowledgable restoration buddy who would be willing to help me with information/advice with a 1965 1275 Cooper S. I'm about to embark on a full nut and bolt restoration and would like to rebuild the car to as close a specification to original as possible. For example brake callipers were they cadmium plated or painted and if painted what colour. The master cylinders appear from what I have gleaned so far; cadmium plated. The car a tweed grey model was built on 29th September 65 and shipped (to order) to new Zealand with the full package ... read

Summer Scatter 2nd July 2018

3 months ago
I’ll be there and will be dragging a few folk along with me too including a promising new nav. Perfect way to spend a (hopefully sunny) summer evening. Thanks for organising Stuart. Niall. read
3 months ago
Please use Updated Entry Form uploaded on 21st May. The form on this post does not contain GDPR Requirements. read
3 months ago
The Newcastle and Durham region are holding a navigational scatter on the evening of Monday 2nd July 2018. All members are welcome, no matter what region you are from. Full details of the event can be found in the attached regulations and the entry form. read

Newcastle & Durham regional meet

3 months ago
Just blowing the cobwebs off the Newcastle & Durham Region forum section. We still meet at the Dun Cow, Bourmoor, DH4 6DY on the first Monday of the month from 7:30pm.  Food and beer are all good, lots of parking, so no need to leave your cherished car in the road.  read

FOR SALE R55 Mini JCW Clubman - amazing spec, 55k ...

3 months ago
please see Autotrader    https://www.autotrader.co.uk/classified/advert/201804075335516 If anyone wants to know more please shout.   Thanks read

Mk2 Cooper rear brakes

3 months ago
Well I'm back after some time away and realise I've had my Cooper for nearly 5 years and its still not finished! So I've given myself a good talking too and while I wait for the shell to get its final paint I've been doing all the other re-build bits. This leads me to ask if anyone knows the correct diameter of the rear brake pistons? The ones that were on it were 0.75"dia but as it was previously used for rallying with built-in spacers on the brake drums I'm not sure if this is original spec. read

Lily

4 months ago
By Lily
Hi to all. Have just joined after completing my 998 Cooper project........ read

CooperWorld Editions April, May and June 2013

4 months ago
By ROLI
Hi Duncan, glad you got the mags. Its infuriating that I have all of them (nearly 80) and one is missing....yours....You have my address, write to me with your email etc...I will email you back....I dont like my email address on any forums or anywhere in the web...I get enough crap in the post these days! Roland read
4 months ago
Roli, Just received your post today. Many thanks for this again!! It's a shame the May edition has given you the slip. If you do find it you have my address. I did try and send a thank you email rather than.post here however I got a undeliverable bounce back, so you may have an issue with your mailbox.  Thanks again.  DC. read

Mini restorer near Hadleigh Essex

4 months ago
I don't often use the forum as I rarely have anything to add but I was wondering if I could ask members for help? I am toying with getting some bodywork done on my Mini. Can anybody recommend a good body shop in the Hadleigh area? Thank you in anticipation. read

Brooklands 2018

4 months ago
Hello  just wondered who from the forum was going to Brooklands 2018 .  What will you be driving ?    read

CooperWorld Editions April, May and June 2013

4 months ago
sent 🙂 read
4 months ago
By ROLI
Do you know what ? I cant read any messages, it just says "back to messages".....typical... read
4 months ago
I did manage to PM you in the end late last night.  Have just PM'ed you the address.  Let me know if you don't see it.  Cheers. read
4 months ago
By ROLI
Hi, no need for any payment, its only a few bob! Please send me a PM (if you can suss out how to do it, as this forum doesnt make it easy) with your address...Roland read
4 months ago
Amazing Roli!!  I would like April, May and June 2013 please...is it possible for me to send you a PM through the forum at all to request how much/address details etc.? I can send a cheque, or PayPal/bank transfer. Very much appreciated and welcome back from Oz!! Thanks again. DC. read
4 months ago
By ROLI
Hi DC,   got them ! Please tell me which ones you want cos I have all mags from Jan 2012 to Dec 2016... All about to go to the recycling center. So if anyone else wants any, please PM me with your address and I will send them...If overseas, I will need £££ for the postage...OK ? read

Wanted: Cooper Steering Wheel Badge

4 months ago
Thanks! I'd prefer the actual cooper one but something like this might have to do for now 🙂  read
4 months ago
Try this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-Badge-Suit-998-1275-Cars-QTG10029/161483431706  read
4 months ago
Hi, New to the forum, and I’m looking for a steering wheel cooper badge for my mini. I believe the part number is QTG10021 Can’t seem to find one anywhere online! India 🙂  read

CooperWorld Editions April, May and June 2013

4 months ago
Thanks Roll! That's very much appreciated. DC. read

WANTED: Mk1 speedometer

4 months ago
I am looking for a late 1967 Mk1 cooper speedometer with 105 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

CooperWorld Editions April, May and June 2013

4 months ago
By ROLI
Hi, Im sure Ive got them all in a box, ready to be taken to the recycling ! I will get back to you as soon as I get back from Australia...R read

Biscester - Drive it Day

4 months ago
You may have seen in the latest magazine that the MCR are having a stand at Bicester Heritage on Drive it Day - 22nd April. Tickets are on sale via the Bicester Heritage website.  To obtain club tickets you will need to click on the ‘Enter Promotional Code’ link towards the top of the ‘Tickets’ block on the booking page and input the club discount code MINICR418.  The club ticket option will then be visible for you to select and purchase the tickets. Purchase of advance discounted tickets but allows Bicester Heritage to see how many club vehicles to expect when planning the ... read

Wheel Braces

4 months ago
Hi Syd, thanks for your kind words. The wheel braces were pained in their entirety, not just the ends, this as I said to demark between Minilite wheel nuts and steel wheel nut being of different size. As for shades of paint, I can't be certain but a mid red and a light bottle green is the best I can tell you.  I suspect they would have been BMC MG colours as that is where Abingdon was. Tartan red wouldn't be far wrong I'm sure. Sorry that I couldn't be more specific. Robert read
4 months ago
By SYD
As usual our Chairman was full of interesting information in his March column on the Works Cars. I have never seen the coloured wheel braces, they have always been the generic grey. What coloured reds and green were they and was it the whole brace or just the heads painted. Keep up the great work Robert. read

CooperWorld Editions April, May and June 2013

4 months ago
Does anyone have an idea how I can get hold of the above editions?  I've only been a member for the past two years and unfortunately issues this far back are not yet available online in the member area. I'm specifically interested in reading the Rover Cooper Register column for these months, written by John Parnell. Cheers read

WANTED: Rear squab frame.

4 months ago
Good metal rear squab frame for my 12/64 build mk1 please. Prefer Yorkshire area, but would travel. read

MINI COOPER REGISTER WELCOMES MINI SPORT LTD AS NE...

5 months ago
By mgb
The Mini Cooper Register is very pleased to tell you that we have secured sponsorship for the club and members from Mini Sport Ltd. This will take effect from 1st March 2018. Mini Sport’s association with the Cooper family and Paddy Hopkirk is going to fit well with our club and we look forward to working with them and strengthening our bonds. Mini Sport will also offer an exclusive discount to the club and its members. We hope you all agree that this is a good, positive step forward and we are delighted to welcome Mini Sport as another club sponsor. read

Do you have a spare London to Brighton mini run ti...

5 months ago
Hello  would anybody have a spare ticket for the London to Brighton mini run ? Please let me know if you have one for sale .. many thanks   skippy     read

Mk3 Engine Colour?

5 months ago
I agree the Parnell book is good but not great. For example the Dynamo has a black casing and aluminum ends on engine pictured whereas I have had others mention that the whole engine with starter and Dynamo was assembled and then spray painted as complete unit. I'll be looking more closely at engine unit shortly to check for green paint under grease/grime but it's looking to me like it's going to get green again although there will always be a question. It is thick flange however. Always hopeful that someone will have a definitive answer but will mk3's it ... read

Peter Baldwin's Rolling Road

5 months ago
By ROLI
Peter hasnt retired at all ! He is now working at John Deegans garage in Cambridge and at Jon Lee's near Lincoln on a part time basis . The rolling road in Cambridge is actually run by Lee Deegan (son of John) and Peter is "teaching" Lee the ropes. Its a state-of-the-art rolling road, so with Peter there it will be good. I will book my Mini with him before the Mini to the Alps. If anyone wants the number, let me know. R   look at this link : https://www.regency-autos.co.uk/   read

Mk3 Engine Colour?

5 months ago
Sacrilege I know, but I found Parnell's book rather vague and disappointing.  Obviously, not an easy subject to source and document but changes, certainly on the MK2s I think is poorly defined.  By your build date, I would have thought you should have a black engine, with a thick flange block. read
5 months ago
I am led to believe that the very first few MK III's actually did have a green painted engine but they then moved to black.  Perhaps someone with greater knowledge than me can confirm or deny that? read
5 months ago
Hi Stanco, I have the book but things are still a bit "fuzzy" as mk3's apparently are. My build date is  Feb 10/71. Remnants of green on block and green rocker cover but maybe it was black originally and rebuilt at some point. I thought it should be black but perhaps I'll never know for sure. Thanks read
5 months ago
Hi, you need to get John Parnell's book 'Original Mini Cooper and Cooper S' which is the authoritative guide to exactly how Coopers left the factory; answers to any question you may have is in there! read

Forum?

5 months ago
I agree. The "freshness" date on the forum front page is misleading.  There must be a fault in the database addressing. I ignore it and click on recent posts. This does seem to be a quiet forum, compared with others. read

Mk3 Engine Colour?

5 months ago
Hoping someone can help with the colours of various engine bay bits. The engine itself should be black but is this semi-gloss, gloss or? Wiper motor casing a black wrinkle finish? Dynamo casing black but ends are bare aluminum? Dynamo pulley painted and what colour? Water pump colour and is pulley yellow and what shade? Also, are calipers gold originally? Drive flanges a machined finish or painted. With my mk3 it is mostly original but some parts were replaced and are not original colour and I'd like to make it as it left factory. Sorry for all the questions. Help ... read

Forum?

5 months ago
I'm a bit confused by this forum - the front pages keep telling me the most recent posts were a year ago, etc. but that doesn't always seem to be the case.  I do appreciate how much work goes into keeping all these things up and running, but it does seem that the whole area has gone really quiet since the re-design, probably coincidentally.  This seems odd when every other car forum I use just gets busier and busier.  Are Coopers now getting rarer and less-well supported, or are owners/restorers not bothering to post any more?  Worrying... read

Peter Baldwin's Rolling Road

5 months ago
Yes, very sad, I've been using Peter since 1974 (Jesus Lane) for everything from Jensen Interceptor and big-block Mustang to Sprites and 3000s.  I always promised to take him a Mini, and phoned to book a couple of months ago.  Damn, damn and damn. The guy at Wilshire's insists that Peter has simply retired, no other reasons given.  Not sure anyone asked Peter. The next recommendation I have been given is Lynx at Raunds, which is further away for me and completely unknown.  Does anyone have any experience of them, or other recommendations?  I have a noise which I think may be ... read