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March Photo Competition.

8 hours ago
Its surprisingly hard to come up with a different subject for these things but here we go anyway. 'People Having Fun' This should give plenty of scope for you in your archives.  Think weddings, parties, holidays and even Mini festivals.  They could be driving, drinking, hunting, shooting or fishing.  Dancing, partying or chilling, just so long as its FUN. Good luck, Malcolm. read

[closed] February photo competition

8 hours ago
Thank you Lorraine, very kind of you.  I will start a new thread (hopefully) with a new subject. Malcolm.   read
1 day ago
Well deserved winner, lovely photo.  read
1 day ago
Congratulations the winner for February is 997 GUO over to you for March subject. Please pick your winner three days before end of month to allow time to get photo in magazine. Clive. read

1968 mk2 cooper

2 days ago
Not much to report at the moment, but have managed to get my drivers door fit sorted, the gaps are fine just need to bolt up the hinges properly and finalise it, hopefully now weather picking up will spend more time on it soon read

Silverstone Classic 2017

3 days ago
I have attended the Silverstone Classic for a number of years and following my purchase a couple of years ago of a 1995 M reg Mini Cooper 1.3i I attended last years event with the club. Only a few of us attended this fantastic event but I am looking forward to doing so again - bnb already booked! I note that in club events, the club representation is likely to be one day, and on the Classic car club listing MCR is there......but no one can seem to be able to provide the clubs discount code for tickets and infield parking. ... read

Mokes in Macau

3 days ago
Interesting little story about Mokes in Macau.    read

59 door & 7" brakes!

3 days ago

AEG521 Cooper S Conrods

5 days ago
By mgb
Panic over - they were in a box marked wiper motor read

[closed] February photo competition

5 days ago
Sunset on Windermere. Taken last September on a great little Mini Adventure read

Hello!

5 days ago
Hi..I live in North Wales and work in London...thanks for the welcome!! read

AEG521 Cooper S Conrods

5 days ago
By mgb
Does anyone have a set of AEG521 Cooper S conrods for sale? read

[closed] February photo competition

6 days ago
Only four days left please can we have more photos. End date 26th February. Look on your camera phones and post😀 read

Beaulieu

6 days ago
Roli I get so many emails from non members asking if the event is open to non cooper owners.  It saves me having to reply on forums and in emails explaining that it is not exclusively for mini coopers.   read

Hello!

7 days ago
Hi Ray, good to hear from you and welcome to the forum. What part of the country are you from? read
7 days ago
Just thought I would say hello, just bought myself a  2003 R50 Mini Cooper, cracking little car, have previously owned a 1976 1275GT and a 1978 1000, Cheers! Ray read

Wanted: Early'sh GT

1 week ago
I would like to restore an early (10” wheel) 1275 GT to pretty-much factory spec.  Does anyone know of a GT in need of restoration and an alternative, good home?  Condition and colour are unimportant, as is location (have trailer, can travel).  Anything considered ... from basket-case to concourse. Originality/heritage is my prime concern and I’m certainly prepared to be entirely realistic about price. I hope someone on this Forum can help.  Fingers crossed! read

Beaulieu

1 week ago
Because ALL Minis are welcome - not just Coopers. read
1 week ago
By ROLI
How come the word "Cooper" has been dropped from Beaulieu 2017 ???   Its now just " MCR’s National Mini Day at Beaulieu " read

Wanted early GT

1 week ago
I would like to restore an early (10” wheel) 1275 GT to pretty-much factory spec.  Does anyone know of a GT in need of restoration and an alternative, good home?  Condition and colour are relatively unimportant, as is location (have trailer, can travel).  Anything considered. Originality/heritage is my prime concern and I’m certainly prepared to be entirely realistic about price. I hope someone on this Forum can help.  Fingers crossed! read

Fitting a Bulkhead servo

1 week ago
Now I have discovered that the difference between the servo and non servo pedals is as I suspected a different leverage ratio. How much is the question. I suspect that the ratio is reduced for the servo version as you have the servos help. So will this make that much difference in using the non servo pedal on a servo. Will it make the braking effort too fierce? Modern cars have "light" braking pedal pressure so it may be worth a try. The only thing I need to know now is the length of the rod between the pedal and the servo bell crank. I ... read

Wanted - Inno 1300 export grill

1 week ago
Hi, looking for an innocenti 1300 export grill for sale.Thanks read

smiths tachometer

1 week ago
If it the type with a 1/4" blade and a male bullet connector this how it should be connected. Blade to supply +ve Case to Chassis/earth -ve Bullet to coil marked CB or -ve Earlier versions had a small current transformer on the back with a loop of wire - 1 turn - through the metal hoop. Power connections as above. The wire looping through the hoop connected between the coil CB terminal and the dizzy and forming the connection between these two. If the tacho doesn't register then reverse the connections or loop the current transformer the other way. Hope this helps         read

Brake pedals

1 week ago
Can anybody tell me what the difference between a Servo and non servo brake pedal is? I know that the servo pedal does not have a spring return as this catered for by the spring on the servo. Also I think that the clevis pin is a larger diameter but the link rod to the servo is normally permanently fixed to the pedal by this non removable clevis pin. Thanks for any info. read

What I did to my car today

1 week ago
By mgb
Milestone moment - 40 years after it was dismantled the crank is back in the block read

Rally car numbers- 1967 Monte

1 week ago
Thanks for the advice thefarmer. I don't have a number of my own: I'm still collecting parts for a replica of a '63/'64 car and haven't settled on the specific role model yet, so I'm trying to make up an accurate version of the entire number font using the earliest photos for reference. Most of the later restorations have similar but different variations. I have all the numbers except an accurate 6 and 9 (not always the same), I'm still struggling to find a genuine early photo from a good side-on view. As an aside, do you still have the name ... read

[closed] February photo competition

2 weeks ago
Corfe Castle, taken at the MCR's Bournemouth weekend - Great day out on the Saturday, thanks to the run out route from Alan Booth read

Rally car numbers- 1967 Monte

2 weeks ago
Hi...sorry, I can't advise on the actual font, however, I was in a similar situation last year. I was trying to get hold of the correct font that was used on one of the works cars for the 67 Alpine rally. Fortunately, the number that i needed (108) was very similar to the one on the 67 car (107), so by using a well known editing package, copied the numbers out...cut and pasted them a bit and got my new numbers out of them. The 8 was actually two zeros on top of each other (and then ... read
2 weeks ago
Can anyone tell me the correct font for the door numbers used from around '61-'65? Or if not the name of the font, a supplier for accurate numbers? There are many 'general adhesive vinyl race numbers' on the market, but without the right font, a works Mini always looks wrong. read

[closed] February photo competition

2 weeks ago
By mgb
Tranquil - Ullswater a few years ago read

What I did to my car today

2 weeks ago
By mgb
It must be catching - nearly ready to fit read

Cars and Coffee in the North West

2 weeks ago
By mgb
For those in the North West, the Midget and Sprite Club are organising an informal meet at the Kilton Inn on the A50 just 3 miles east of the Lymm Services on the M6 and all Mini Cooper Register members are invited. This will take place on Sunday 19th March from 10:00am to 1:00pm. This is the first of what hopefully will be a regular Sunday morning meeting Tea /Coffee will be on sale for £2 per cup and for those wishing to stay longer lunch will also be available in The Kilton Dining Room & Bar. This would be a nice opportunity ... read

Registering an Inno in UK

2 weeks ago
If you are a member of the MCR, contact Paul Sulma (details in the front of CooperWorld) and he should be able to help you. read
2 weeks ago
Hi Looking for some advise please, I am in the process of registering a 1300 export in UK ( bought in France ). The DVLA form is referring to a certificate of conformity, where can I get one or is there a work around. Thanks read

Registering an Inno in UK

2 weeks ago
Hi Looking for some advise please, I am in the process of registering a 1300 export in UK ( bought in France ). The DVLA form is referring to a certificate of conformity, where can I get one or is there a work around. Thanks read

What I did to my car today

2 weeks ago
I fitted new rubber donuts on the rear over the weekend, just got to tackle the fronts next. read

[closed] February photo competition

2 weeks ago
By ROLI
One of my prized pictures...Gorilla Trekking in Uganda...yes, I was that close! read

2 weeks ago
When did they start using the 11AC alt?? read
2 weeks ago
Here it is in better days Sorry about the Fords. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1LIXnk80qvQ read

[closed] February photo competition

2 weeks ago
Roli...might not have been pc but it was funny! 😀 read
2 weeks ago
By ROLI
And a funny one ..... taken at Calais on the return trip from M2M 2016...sorry not PC, so deleted it.... read
2 weeks ago
By ROLI
Or a small trip on a Junk sailed clipper....fab way to spend your holidays.... read
2 weeks ago
By ROLI
A friendly chap.... read

2 weeks ago

[closed] February photo competition

3 weeks ago
Just relaxing in front of the fire 😀 read
3 weeks ago
Because we are late with the start of this months competition. This months subject is an open subject,cars,cats kids,dogs, family anything you like. I will choose the winner on Sunday the 26th to get the photo to the magazine editor by the 1st. Please let's have lots of photos or we will loose this competition. Clive. read

Can somebody provide a dimension please.

3 weeks ago
If somebody has a "loose" servo pedal assembly around, could they kindly provide me with the measurement of the operating rod that connects the pedal to the servo bell crank. The distance between the centres of the clevis pins/holes in the forks. This is the rod that is normally permanently fixed to the brake pedal with a non removable clevis pin. Thanks. read

January Photo Competition

3 weeks ago
The copy date for CooperWorld, is and has always been the 1st of the month for the following month. This has always been clearly stated on page 3 of the magazine. Some wiggle time is often allowed for by the editor but for this competition to work, the result and new subject, has to be at the start of the month, not half way through it to allow the photo to be included. IF this could be adhered to AND there were sufficient entries again, we could happily put it back in CooperWorld. Perhaps you ... read
3 weeks ago
By ROLI
Well thats the first time Ive heard that the results have to be in before the ???th so that the results can be put in the magazine. What is the cutoff date. I suppose really that you can control what goes in the magazine and when but you have no control on the forum posts! Im in Australia at the moment and Im using my sisters PC, thats why the delay....Apologies. Lets wait and see what the next subject is. R read
3 weeks ago
The monthly photo competition section has not been killed off. What has happened is the number of entries have been very low and far more importantly, the winner often took too long to nominate a winner for the following month. This resulted in a delay in publishing a winner in CooperWorld, where the copy date is the beginning of the month. Case in point here, Clive has just nominated the winner and that, on the 8th of the month, for the magazine is too late. So for production reasons it has been curtailed in the magazine - not on the ... read
3 weeks ago
By ROLI
Hi Clive, didnt know that the MCR decided to kill this section. Strange decision, seeing it was one of the most used one! I was always looking out for it. Think best if the committee completely shuts the forum down. Its slow, cumbersome and to be honest hardly anyone uses it. Why on heavens Earth was the old one killed off defies belief. See you in the new one. My next subject for the photo competition would be a pic of the worse state you see a mini for !!! I'll ask Graham to start one up ! read

[closed] HEADS UP!

3 weeks ago
i intend to be there giving support , John McIntosh has also offered his support for the Downton Classic Show on 29th April - there is an interesting Road Run planned for 30th -- it has been difficult to logon , only taken 2 days !!! cheers Steve read

Powdercoat or 2K for wheels?

3 weeks ago
By mgb
Thanks Tony I learned that the hard way, the wheels on my Frogeye worked loose after they were re-furbished. When the Mini 25 wheels were done, I nipped the nuts up before every trip, after a while they no longer needed tightening. read

January Photo Competition

3 weeks ago
Thank you ROLI for choosing my photo, but the committee have withdrawn this section because of lack of interest. I have tried to enter each month and I enjoyed this section of the forum. Can I make a suggestion to the committee that if you are removing sections because of lack of use you look at sections that have not been used for a number of months or close this forum with lack of use. Going with Roli to the minicooper forum.org Clive Brooks. read

Powdercoat or 2K for wheels?

3 weeks ago
The only comment I would make regarding powder coat is that you have to be careful where the wheel nuts locate. I prefer to carefully remove the powder coat there otherwise there can be a problem with the wheel working loose. read

January Photo Competition

3 weeks ago
By ROLI
Hello Ministwo, sorry but Ive been so disappointed in this new forum that I havnt logged on for a long long time. I suppose the "Birthday Girl" get my vote. You cant even send a private message any more ! Now on the minicooperforum.org , you should try it ! read

smiths tachometer

3 weeks ago
Hi all can anyone give l me the correct negative earth wiring connections for a Smiths RVI 1003/03 ie, the impulse wire i am not sure of as its many many years since i wired one of these tachometers i think the 12 volt post goes to earth and the + post is wired into a fuse the red cover if i remember correctly is 6 volt. bodyshell2 read

January Photo Competition

3 weeks ago
Have we a winner this month. read

Powdercoat or 2K for wheels?

3 weeks ago
By mgb
Thanks Kevin, I took the rims in yesterday and the guy said the same thing, he said he could 2K them if I wished but recommended the powdercoat. The biggest problem so far has been finding the RAL code for the Old English White, I have not ben able to find a cross-ref between WT3 and the equivalent RAL code. Looking at the chips, it appears to be either 9001 or 9003 read

Fitting a Bulkhead servo

3 weeks ago
I want to fit a bulkhead servo to a non servo car. It already has 8.4 discs and have a servo/master cylinder/bracket assembly. I know that the brake pedal for the servo'ed cars is different but I can't see why provided a suitable push rod is fabricated to connect the brake pedal to the servo bell crank the brake pedal or pedal assembly needs to be changed. The servo pedal has a non removable clevis pin on the actual pedal. I realise that the servo brake pedal does not have a return spring but it will be easy to ... read

Fitting a bulkhead servo

3 weeks ago
I want to fit a bulkhead servo to a non servo car. It already has 8.4 discs and have a servo/master cylinder/bracket assembly. I know that the brake pedal for the servo'ed cars is different but I can't see why provided a suitable push rod is fabricated to connect the brake pedal to the servo bell crank the brake pedal or pedal assembly needs to be changed. The servo pedal has a non removable clevis pin on the actual pedal. I realise that the servo brake pedal does not have a return spring but it will be easy to ... read

Powdercoat or 2K for wheels?

3 weeks ago
Hi, Powder coat should not crack... my powdercoat guy puts a test piece shim with his work that you can bend double without cracking...only issue on wheels is don't have to thick a coat, especially if you need to fit trims.. Kevin read

Wheel bearing grease?

3 weeks ago
Really not sure if CV-2 is suitable for CV joints as that is a specialist grease used in CV joints. I'd suggest you contact Red-Line and seek their advice. Ball joints however would be fine but probably not necessary to have this synthetic grease. Robert read

Auction results

3 weeks ago
By mgb
The ever increasing value of Minis raises an unfortunate side effect, owners of higher value cars have been finding magnetic tracker devises fitted to the underside of their cars at shows. These devices are then used to locate the owners house so that the cars can be stolen. read

Powdercoat or 2K for wheels?

3 weeks ago
By mgb
What are your thoughts on finishing steel wheels?. I have never been a fan of powdercoat of frames as any flexing causes cracks that let the water in and the rust starts behind the coating. My wheels are going to be blasted and painted OEW next week, I was set on having them painted in 2 pack but the guy at the place tells me that powdercoat is much better for wheels and does not suffer from cracking read

Auction results

4 weeks ago
Interesting graph plotting mini auction results Auction results graph Auction Roundup read

Wheel bearing grease?

4 weeks ago
As it's called cv 2, is it suitable for cv joints and the ball joints etc, read

Mini Fair 2017

4 weeks ago
By mgb
We enjoyed ourselves at Bingley, as always there was a very friendly atmosphere with everyone prepared to chat. It was good to see Ian Hitchman there. We managed to tick everything on the shopping list with bits for Karen's Mini 25 and the S. The best from my point of view was an original Cooper S exhaust manifold reconditioned by Maniflow, they are reconditioning them when they find them, together with a full S type system from them, the exhaust gases are now fully catered for. There was an immaculate Mini 25 on display, only 8700 miles on the clock. Given the ... read

Wheel bearing grease?

4 weeks ago
By mgb
Thanks Robert, I will get some ordered read

1967 BMW Competition Dept Cooper S?

4 weeks ago
(Also, possibly some footage of me driving round the roundabout the wrong way at Folkestone Services... whoops!) read
4 weeks ago
We've got a brilliant one from my car on the Champagne Run last year - driving down the lanes in Kent, with the sunset reflecting in the bonnet... it's well worth getting a Go Pro to relive those moments! read

Wheel bearing grease?

4 weeks ago
The one to use these days is a RED-LINE product called CV2. It is a synthetic high performance grease designed for extreme high pressure use and contains red-moly. It comes in a 14oz tub (being from the US) but is quite expensive. Swiftune stock it as do others. So much better than LM or BNS grease. Robert read
4 weeks ago
By mgb
It would appear that like everything else, grease technology has moved along. What grease do people use for the taper bearings in the front and rear hubs? read

[closed] HEADS UP!

4 weeks ago
A reminder that Regional meetings start again next Wednesday 8th February at the Redlynch Sports and Social Club, Woodfalls Cross, The Ridge, Woodfalls, Salisbury SP5 2LN at 8pm sharp. Aside from the usual friendly informal chats we can discuss attendance at the Downton Classic Vehicle Show on April 29th, and decide on who does what for our other suggested events. It would be really good to see more of the Wiltshire members at this meeting - don't be shy! See you there Malcolm read

Mini Clubman Estate New Old Stock Bodyshell

4 weeks ago
By Andy
Bought in the 1980's but never used. It has some minor surface rust due to being stored for all these years. I do have doors but these are not new and require repair. Various other parts are available. £4000. Call 01732 461504 or mobile 07871 518726 for more details read

1967 BMW Competition Dept Cooper S?

4 weeks ago
Yes, I saw that. I really like those in car videos. read

Bournemouth Social Weekend 35th Anniversary

4 weeks ago
It would be great if you could. It's a pity you're so far away. read

1967 BMW Competition Dept Cooper S?

4 weeks ago
For those who are Facebook enabled, did you see the official MINI page has posted on board footage from this year's Monte? read

Bournemouth Social Weekend 35th Anniversary

4 weeks ago
Looks good! Hopefully might be able to go next year 😀 read

January Photo Competition

4 weeks ago
Imagine Strawberry fields Central Park NY read

1968 mk2 cooper

4 weeks ago
Not much done lately, went to bingley Sunday then decided to cut bottom off other door and fit the repair panel, I have since welded it in position but not pictured that stage It's getting warmer now so don't mind working in garage, hopefully get the door skinned and trial fitted next weekend, Then I need to do some more seam sealing and get underside painted so can take it off the spit. Hopefully get some better updates soon read

1967 BMW Competition Dept Cooper S?

4 weeks ago
I saw this recent press release from BMW about the Monte Carlo Rally. See the highlighted section on the photo. Historic Monte Carlo Rally read

4 weeks ago

Bournemouth Social Weekend 35th Anniversary

4 weeks ago
For 35 consecutive years, the MCR has held a weekend social event at the Hinton Firs Hotel in Bournemouth. This was the first time I had been and thoroughly enjoyed it. After the Friday evening dinner, we had a guest speaker - Graham Robson, who spoke of his experiences, memories and encounters of the Monte Carlo Rally. It's really fascinating to hear from somebody who has such in depth knowledge. After breakfast on Saturday morning there was a run to visit the RSPB Centre at Arne. This Centre is regularly used by the "Autumnwatch" TV programme and recently featured in ... read

January Photo Competition

4 weeks ago
Birthday girl. read

Hello from Simon Arnett

4 weeks ago
Welcome guys! Looking forward to seeing some pictures. Make sure you come and say hi to us at L2B 🙂 read

Wanted mk 2 ft seats

1 month ago
Am pretty sure the brackets were used on my recliners, let me know if you want me to take them Sunday, i can send my phone number by pm read

Hello from Simon Arnett

1 month ago
Hello Lorraine, thanks for your welcome. I'll get a photo done a the weekend. It is going in for a re-spray very soon ready for the London to Brighton. read

Wanted mk 2 ft seats

1 month ago
Hi Daz. I am very interested, Do you have the 4 ft seat brackets, I will be in the pride of ownership with an ex Liverpool Police S, read
1 month ago
I am also going to bingley and I was hoping to get about £60 for them read
1 month ago
Hi Daz they don't look too bad, I need them for a Cooper S which has some buckets in it and they will not move any further back and I am unable to get a comfortable driving position. I am near Leeds Yorks but I will be @ Bingley on Sunday if it helps. What did you want £ for them. Regards John read
1 month ago
I have a pair from my mk2 cooper as I upgraded to recliners, they have a few very small rips and would need new diagrams, not sure where you are based, they have been in the loft for about 20 years. http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y206/daz1968/be3575a40e255ead26689b14d4930f3e.jpg read
1 month ago
I am looking for a pair of standard black mk 2 ft seats. preferably in use able condition, what have you? Thanks John read

Rallye Monte Carlo 2017 - Paisley

1 month ago
Looks like some proper Monte weather this year. I wish them all well. read

Hello from Simon Arnett

1 month ago
Welcome to the MCR and to the forum, Simon and Donella. Do you have a photo of your Mayfair you could show? read

Hello from Simon Arnett

1 month ago
Looking forward to my first meeting on the 8th Feb, joined up over the weekend. Coming from Welwyn Garden City. read

Hello from Simon Arnett

1 month ago
Hello all, just wanted to introduce myself and my wife Donella. We joined over the weekend and are looking forward to our first visit to the London/Herts meeting on the 8th Feb. My Mini is a 1985 Mayfair 998cc rebuilt over 3 years and been back on the road for 2 years, still tweaking !! read

Rallye Monte Carlo 2017 - Paisley

1 month ago
Good to hear club member Mike Hyrons talking about his entry in LBL666D for this year's Monte Historic. Wish them all the best of luck. Robert read
1 month ago
Had to share this emotional interview.....listen from 18min 21 sec. BBC interview read

For Sale: R55 JCW Clubman

1 month ago
For sale is my 2009 R55 Mini Clubman John Cooper Works. 53K with history. Has had Timing chain and decoke. Grey with silver roof. Media pack. AEM intake kit and tie bar fitted at Lohen. Only selling due to need for bigger car. £11,500 O.N.O Car is situated in the Midlands. read