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Aluminum Boot Lid C-AHT 338

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

Aluminum Boot Lid C-AHT 338

18 hours 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

5 days 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...

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

April 2017 Photo Competition

6 days ago
Mini and Tulips.  (Look closely) read
1 week ago
Continuing the French theme..... read

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

1 week ago
Thanks very much for that. I've sent him a message. Cheers. read
1 week 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
1 week ago
Would anyone have one lying around that they want to sell. Thanks in advance. read

April 2017 Photo Competition

1 week ago
Small mini and flowers. read

Innocenti 1300 Export Restoration

1 week 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

1 week 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

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

Mini Cooper S - NLR 200F

1 week 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

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

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

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

FIA Appendix K advice

2 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago
Anyone changed from run flats to normal tyres and did it make a difference. read

Which PCV ?

3 weeks ago
By mgb
Thanks, I have just found a picture of a '64 engine bay and that also has the left one. read
3 weeks ago
The one on the left is same as on my 1968 if that helps, never seen one like on the right read
3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago
Contact details for this new region: bgsregion@minicooper.org read
3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks ago
Very sad to hear this. read
4 weeks 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
4 weeks 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 ...

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

Engine Number Plate

1 month ago
By mgb
Yes - I got mine from Minimail but I note that MiniSport now supply them with the rivets read
1 month 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

For sale Mk2 Cooper S

1 month ago
Here is an ex Liverpool police Cooper S from 1970. Fitted with a very sweet, quick Richard Longman 1385cc Cooper S engine.  Car is a time warp car having been de-seemed & modified in the 80s. A useable every day car but not concours! This car had only done 475 miles in the 16 years prior to me buying it. mot'ed and tax exempt, lots more info & pictures contact me John on 07909554343 see this car in Minisport video via facebook dated 11 Febuary on their rolling road. read

April 2017 Photo Competition

1 month ago
By mgb
With spring trying very hard to break through at the moment, the subject for this month's competition is Minis and Flowers read

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

1 month ago
And the actual car itself #3. read
1 month ago
Another photo #2 of the car. read

March Photo Competition.

1 month ago
By mgb
Thank you Malcolm and Robert and Roli for your kind words. I will start an April competition thread as soon as I can think of a suitable subject Mike read

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

1 month ago
Hope this works as haven't attached a picture on the forum to date. These are pictures of the car when I picked it up last year. read
1 month ago
That's excellent news, don't forget to post a couple of pics on here as well. read

Cooper S cutaway Poster

1 month ago
This excellent old poster is still available from chris.j.peters@btinternet.com for £10 including postage. It measures 59 x 42 cm and is on very good quality paper. The car is an ex Liverpool Police S from 1970. This rather special car is also for sale contact me 07909554343 read

March Photo Competition.

1 month ago
I agree with Malcolm and Roland that the winning photo is superb - probably one of the best we've seen for this competition - and a worthy addition to the page in CooperWorld.  I also agree with Malcolm's view that for this to succeed it must be well supported - with a bit of effort it could be a very active part of the forum. I too for my part will also endeavor to post an entry each month from now on. So over to Mike to suggest a topic for April and he will judge the winner before the ... read
1 month ago
By ROLI
I must admit, thats a really good photo ! Congratulations, R read
1 month ago
Ok, I know Roli is dissappointed with the response to this competition but it is important that we carry on and try to restore it.  Beat your friends up and promote the page and the club.  I for one will guarantee to post a picture every month from now on and I will do my best to promote it through Facebook etc. Anyway, back to this month.  I am nominating MGB as this months winner as quite simply his picture made me smile and therefore he can now set the April subject. Thank you to those who have taken the trouble to ... read

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

1 month ago
Tony cheers for this. I actually got in contact with John last night. He's ask me for more detail on the car and that I add it to my car details within the portal which is work in progress! read
1 month ago
Your car certainly has a place within the MCR.  The JC conversion was the impetus that started the re-introduction of the Mini Cooper in 1990.  John Parnell is our registrar and has covered these cars in his articles in CooperWorld. read

March Photo Competition.

1 month ago
By mgb
People ? read
1 month ago
By ROLI
26th now and still no winner. This section has died a death ! read

MINI Plant Visit

1 month ago
A few photos here from MINI tour.  read
1 month ago
By mgb
The MCR visit to the MINI Plant in Oxford was excellent, many thanks Justin for organising it. read

Club Shop Update

1 month ago
Key fobs and a selection of stickers have now been added to the club shop.  read

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

1 month ago
Just joined the register {hello}. Can anyone tell me if my car belongs to this register or should it be elsewhere? Many thanks. read

Clutch Problems On New Build

1 month ago
By ROLI
Thats because as the engine warks up and expands there is a steel to steel contact that has no oil grooves. Good luck! read
1 month ago
By BGT
I am sure that is not the case ROLI and it does not explain why the problem occurs when the engine is warm. read

Hi to all. Where do I belong?

1 month ago
Hi everyone. Just joined the club and forum. Within the club I'm not sure if anyone can clarify which section my car should be. I personally believe my car to be a Cooper. It was originally a 1990 Mini Flame 998 that was purchased new with the addition of sunroof, driving lights as well as the John Cooper Conversion Kit. So I am hoping that it can be classed as such. Would it come under the Rover Cooper section? She's a beaut, 11K genuine miles from new and just its original owner before me! In great condition, but going to replace ... read

Clutch Problems On New Build

1 month ago
By ROLI
Sorry to be the provider of bad news but your problems seem to be the crankshaft centre thrusts. You may have put a pair the wrong way. Whatever you do, dont keep on trying it ! It will ruin your crank very quickly. Take the engine out, split it and just take off the centre main and carefully check the thrusts. Good luck! R read

Anybody in East London going L2B

1 month ago
anybody from East London driving to Crystal Palace early then on to Brighton fancy meeting up and going in a little convoy ?? Looking to meet in the East London area . get in contact if you fancy linking up .. Skippy          read

Clutch Problems On New Build

1 month ago
By BGT
Sorry, that did not format very well and there is no facility to edit it on this site. read
1 month ago
By BGT
I have just installed a completely rebuilt engine and gearbox in a '69 MK2. The engine block is from a 1275 GT, gas-flowed head, SW5 camshaft, moderately lightened flywheel and all balanced etc. The gearbox is standard helical gears with 3.44 X-pin diff, S driveshafts and discs. The engine started fine and it ran the 20 minute camshaft run-in without any problems. When I pushed the clutch down to drive the car forward the engine stopped dead. It did that three times before we pushed the car back in the garage. This was about 2 months ago. Since then have been ... read

MINI GIRLS RALLY TEAM sponsorship

1 month ago
Unfortunately, the Mini Girls Rally Team didn't get a run on the AGBO Rally as they were on the reserve entry list, due to no fault of the team!  They were really looking forward to the event but it wasn't to be.They are now looking forward to Dixies Historic Challenge Epynt on 30th April, only 6 weeks to go! They are on the main entry list this time and really looking forward to competing.   read

My new 1991 Mini Cooper "Mainstream"

1 month ago
Hi mudfordminis, in the absence of any other answers, I can say that is it SO difficult to give a valuation on a car without first seeing it as everyone has such differing views of condition etc. However, I have a Mainstream Cooper in good condition (well, I think so) which hasn't been reshelled with a similar mileage to the one you have mentioned but has had some engine work and a recon gearbox. I have this insured for £4000 which, to be honest, probably wouldn't buy me a similar car in a similar condition. Hope that helps a little. read

AGM News

1 month ago
Hi Roli, I'm sure the minutes will be available on here as soon as possible 😀 read

Innocenti 1300 Export Restoration

1 month ago
Seat belts dismantled and cleaned. Came with the car, again, Leyland/Innocenti badged. Metal parts rusty but working. Not sure whether to get re-chromed or see if I can find  chromed parts from a UK set. See what's at the Restoration Show at NEC next week. The belt material is black but as the interior of car is beige, would the belt material be beige,   read

AGM News

1 month ago
By ROLI
Any news on what went down (or up) at the AGM ??? Not a word on the forum about it at all... read

Innocenti 1300 Export Restoration

1 month ago
New front carpet made based on the old ruined piece that came with car. Other parts of carpet all OK after a good clean. Also, original Leyland/Innocenti floor mats sewn into new carpet read
1 month ago
Firstat wheels sand blasted, primed, under coated and top coat. 2 Pack. 4 1/2 J reverse rims. Light grey silk finish in 2 pack. Next job to paint black the 4 segments per wheel. Big masking tape job with soft edge. Could be fun, but I don't think so.   read

Hello from Simon Arnett

1 month ago
That looks very good, you must be over the moon 😀 read
1 month ago
Hi, got mini back from being re sprayed. Thought I'd drop you some pics.    read

Help with s boot badge

1 month ago
Hi John Thanks for the info took your advice and used the original holes, pleased with the outcome 100% Thanks cheers Jon read

My new 1991 Mini Cooper "Mainstream"

1 month ago
I have a Mainstream Cooper which I am selling this year, any idea as to the value, the car was a wreck when I bought it, it's been reshelled using a heritage shell, and has a desirable reg no, the car has had new headlining, new clutch and all of the running gear, new heritage subframes, the interior apart fromn the headlining is original as is the Engine and Gearbox. 1990 with 58k on the clock read

Help with s boot badge

1 month ago
If it's the original bootlid, my advice would be not to try and move the holes. Yours may be exactly right and by moving them you could end up copying cars that aren't original. Have a look at a Mk1 Austin S boot badge, you'd never plan to put it at the angle they came out of the factory! If in doubt check out John Parnell's Original Mini Cooper book. regards John read

Date of next W&D Regional monthly meeting

1 month ago
By mgb
Malcolm If you can get the members in your region to click the "Get notified via email when new posts are added" link at the bottom of your forum section, then they will automatically get an email with the content of your post whenever you post something in your section. I know from experience in another club that communication is the key to good attendance at meetings. read

MINI GIRLS RALLY TEAM sponsorship

2 months ago
We are pleased to announce that the Mini Cooper Register will be sponsoring the Mini Girls Rally Team to “take on the Boys” in the MiniSport Mini Cup, part of the HRCR Old Stager Championship. The Championship has been running for many years and consists of 7 events, the AGBO Stages, Dixies Historic Challenge, Mid-Summer Stages, Solway Coast, Rally Isle of Man, Mull Rally, Cheviot Stages Otterburn and a reserve event the Hall Trophy. The all female crew are Louise Thomas (driver) and Emily Easton Page (co-driver) and they are taking up the challenge to compete in a male dominated sport. They ... read

Club Shop Update

2 months ago
Proban Fire Retardant Coveralls have now been added to the online club shop. If anyone has any ideas about what else should be for sale please say so. read

1994 Mini Mayfair 1275cc FOR SALE

2 months ago
By Andy
1994 Mini Mayfair1275cc.  47,950 miles. Registered August 1994.  MOT Expires December 2017.  Caribbean blue with grey interior.  The tyres are nearly new.  Rover wooden dash.  Original Rover radio / cassette player.  The bodywork has been restored & resprayed ( photos are available of restoration ).  It has had new front panel, wings & A panels.  New Mini Machine outer sills fitted. Engine & gearbox are excellent. It has just been serviced. One owner until 2015.  Always garaged. I have the service & handbook.  Much time & money has been spent on it. £5250 phone Andy on 07871 518726 read

CAR S.O.S. CELEBRITY FUZZ TOWNSHEND AT NATIONAL MI...

2 months ago
It has been confirmed by our sponsors, Carole Nash Insurance, that Fuzz Townshend will be a guest at the Mini Cooper Register’s Day at Beaulieu Motor Museum on 11th June 2017. You may remember the CAR S.O.S. episode where the team restored and transformed Keith Winter’s red mini Cooper into a Paddy Hopkirk rally replica. This car was present last year on the Carole Nash stand and it’s hoped it will attend again and be reunited with Fuzz this year. Tickets can be purchased in advance at https://www.beaulieu.co.uk/events/mini-cooper-register-rally/ read

Date of next W&D Regional monthly meeting

2 months ago
Malcom You are not alone with this problem.  Although we in Hampshire have a good 20 or so at our meetings the number of Hampshire members is far in excess of that.  I think many people have no wish to attend a social evening or maybe are just too shy? read

March Photo Competition.

2 months ago
Having fun in minis2004. read

Help with s boot badge

2 months ago
Hi daz thanks for the help I will check my measurements,do you think the s badge needs to be in middle Of the handle? read

March Photo Competition.

2 months ago
By ROLI
Who says 80 year olds cant have fun ? An 80th Birthday party at Merryweather's  read
2 months ago
Two weeks in we need some Photos 😀 read

Help with s boot badge

2 months ago
Maybe an optical illusion but the line you have put on doesn't look square to boot lid to me,  read
2 months ago
Hi I am restoring a Mk1 Morris Cooper s the boot lid is the original one, is the S in the correct position even though it do not line up with the Boot Lid Handle? Can anyone Help read

Date of next W&D Regional monthly meeting

2 months ago
Just to remind everyone that the next meeting is on Wednesday 12th April at 8 p.m. at Redlynch (Sports and Social Club) Post code SP5 2LN. It would be good to see some new faces (There are 37 registered MCR members in Dorset and 25 in Wiltshire, so why do we only have 15 regular supporters?) Perhaps no-one reads the forum any more? Malcolm read

Cheshire get together

2 months ago
By mgb
On Sunday March 19th between 9:00am and 1:00pm at the Kiltern Inn on the A50 (3 miles from junction 20 on the M6) the Midget and Sprite Club will be organising a Cars and Coffee meeting as a way for classic minded individuals to get together to look at each others cars and have a chat. This will be what is hoped to be the first of a regular meeting. As an extra, there will be an optional short run around the Cheshire lanes using tulip diagrams. There is no need to book, just turn up read

Camshaft

2 months ago
Hi Steve, if you don't get an answer on here try emailing the registrar, John Parnell at rovercooper@minicooper.org and he should be able to help you.  read
2 months ago
Does anyone know which camshaft was fitted to a 1990 mainstream 1275 Cooper? I've read conflicting views about this, some say it had a standard Metro cam and others say it had the MG Metro cam?   read

Hello

2 months ago
Hi Lorraine, Very nice car, my wife Frances had a Quicksilver Cooper brand new in either 1990 or 1991, that was very similar to yours. read

Off-Peak Run

2 months ago
This has been far more popular than I'd anticipated - I've taken out some extra rooms out at the hotel to accommodate for this - that's every room in the hotel, so no more additions! I've increased the number of places with a room to 23 cars (including me), and have also taken a couple of entries from people who are local and will be on the run, but not staying at the overnight stop.  I currently have 2-4 spaces left (depending on confirmation of two places) - so if you're considering it email sooner rather than later to avoid disappointment. After ... read

Mk 1 Headlining

2 months ago
By mgb
Thanks - I'm going to have to bite the bullet, the glue staining is extensive and dark brown, I prefer to use the original parts but this is so bad it would let the rest of the car down. I have to nip up to MiniSport tomorrow to pick up some conrod bolts, so I willget the Newton one from them. read