Latest Forum Activity

2018 London to Brighton

5 days 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago
Here’s hoping! read

Lily steering rack

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks ago
By ROLI

Hello

3 weeks 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 weeks 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 weeks 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

4 weeks 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
4 weeks ago
And another . read
4 weeks 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
1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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?

1 month 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

1 month 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...

1 month 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

1 month 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?

1 month 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

1 month 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
1 month ago
Entry Form. read
1 month 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

1 month 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 ...

1 month 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

1 month 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

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

CooperWorld Editions April, May and June 2013

2 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
2 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

2 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

2 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

2 months ago
sent 🙂 read
2 months ago
By ROLI
Do you know what ? I cant read any messages, it just says "back to messages".....typical... read
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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

2 months ago
Thanks! I'd prefer the actual cooper one but something like this might have to do for now 🙂  read
2 months ago
Try this: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Classic-Mini-Badge-Suit-998-1275-Cars-QTG10029/161483431706  read
2 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

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

WANTED: Mk1 speedometer

2 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

2 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

2 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

2 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
2 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

2 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.

2 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...

3 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...

3 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?

3 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

3 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?

3 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
3 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
3 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
3 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?

3 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?

3 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?

3 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

3 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

Newton commercial Mini Mk2 Front and Rear Seat Kit...

3 months ago
All sold now.   read

New member from Great White North (Canada)

3 months ago
Nice to hear from you. I live 1 hour from Toronto. Will be in touch. Thanks read

F56 Mini Cooper D 3rd Gear Intermittent Problem

3 months ago
Hi, I have a problem with my F56 3 door hatch Cooper D which is a very intermittent problem, but does occur when you least expect it.   The car occasionally jumps out of third gear.  This was and continues to be an intermittent fault which happens at odd times whilst accelerating fairly sedately between about 2500 and 3000rpm in third gear, usually on an incline.  Unfortunately it is a problem that is very intermittent and has been difficult to recreate.  The car has been in to the dealership on four occasions specifically to look at this fault, but they have been ... read

New member from Great White North (Canada)

3 months ago
Hi Wiebe I live in the UK, but spend a lot of time in Canada, mainly East Coast / Toronto, but have travelled extensively.  And I have a mk3 S. Feel free to email: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk David     read
3 months ago
Hi there, Looking forward to sharing things and the excellent advice that is available on the forum. I'm retired now but have been familiar with Minis virtually my whole life. Raced a Mini in 70's on oval dirt tracks with a 1430, 48 Weber etc; did quite well against VWs with their Porsche motors. I've restored a few Minis in my time but this time have to step it up and do a perfectly proper restoration. Just got an original 71 Mini Cooper S which requires a "bit" of work. Actually quite a bit. Waiting for large order from MMachine and ... read

The 2018 Monte Carlo Rally Historique

4 months ago
Video of the Banbury podium here - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8UNhU9be1Q - mini at 10 mins read

Newton commercial Mini Mk2 Front and Rear Seat Kit...

4 months ago
Hi, I don't seem ti be getting PM can you call me on 07990 558851 read
4 months ago
PM SENT read

Clubman 1275GT

4 months ago
can anyone advise what the differences are between the early & late Clubman Body shells, apart from the obvious drip rails on the guttering ,the rubber mounted front subframe , gear change floor tunnel. Thanks Derek read

Cooper s oil cooler

4 months ago
Hi all I have resumed building my car after a few year lay off.....my question is does anyone have instructions diagrams on how to fit cooler , I have both the L shaped brackets, front panel has angled stay.I vaguely remember brackets fitting on front panel lower lip..... advice greatly appreciated.   Cheers john read

Newton commercial Mini Mk2 Front and Rear Seat Kit...

4 months ago
Hi I might be interested - in a few items - please contact me - dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk   David read

NOW SOLD - Mk1 Mini Cooper S Project

4 months ago
Photo attached read

Newton commercial Mini Mk2 Front and Rear Seat Kit...

4 months ago
Newton Commercial Mini Mk2 Front and Rear Seat Kit, and Mk2 Complete Trim Kit. never been out of the original packaging, Seat kit is £685, will take £485 Trim kit is £395 will take £295 Full se of Mini Cooper Front Discs and Rear Drums plus all the bits. £150 Set of 4 standard Mini Mk1 Wheels and ver good Tyres. £150 Open to Offers? call 07990 558851 read

Idler gear??

4 months ago
Well, if it was built by SMMC I am sure it is fine.  They have my engine there at the moment!  They've had it for ages, but it's about ready now..  Might be worth taking it there for them to assess it.  A series idler gears do rattle.  Might see you there if I am picking up my engine 🙂 read

trying to locate my mk 3 s ??!!

4 months ago
If you can't buy that MK3 S - I have a Teal Blue 1971 S for sale instead. Feel free to contact me if interested: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk read

Idler gear??

4 months ago
Oh no.  Oh, please no.  Peter tuned every car I've ever owned (apart from the modern junk) since 1976, everything from Jensen Interceptor to Mustang to Cobra to.... you get the idea.  He was only 10 miles away.  Oh well.  The engine/box were built up 5000 miles ago by SMMC, so I can take it back to them for a rolling road session I guess.  The reason I wanted to do it was because I've just switched over to roller rockers which are a higher ratio, so the setup has most likely changed.  They did the gearbox so I'm sure they ... read
4 months ago
4 months ago
Hi there, mini idle gears do rattle especially when hot.  Presumably when it was re-built you shimed it correctly and fitted new bearings?  It might be worth letting Peter Baldwin see what he thinks (he must of heard 1000s), although I thought he had shut down? Paul read
4 months ago
I'll post in this section because it's looked at more, although car is '68 'S' with 4-synchro 'box. I haven't run it for some time but took it out today to stick some fresh petrol in it, and make sure the new MS roller rockers feel OK before booking a trip to Peter Baldwin for a setup.  When I parked up, I noticed a loud clacking noise coming from the motor at idle, which disappears when I press the clutch.  I fitted a new flywheel, clutch plate, cover and release bearing etc. about 1500 miles ago, and everything seems to be ... read

trying to locate my mk 3 s ??!!

4 months ago
Please let Foxy 52 know that HPD 814K is alive and well (well almost) in my garage. Last used actively on the road in 1988 for L2B (Preston Park). Somebody applying for the V5 has aroused my interest! (and that of the DVLA)! read

Thx for join.

4 months ago
Hello MCR members. I am new to the MCR forum, but definitely not new to Mini's and definitely close to being a "crumbly"! I presently own a 1971 Cooper S and a 1981 Minivan. The van is used fairly frequently, but the Cooper S was last used in "anger" in 1988 when I drove it to Preston Park in Brighton for the LSMOC "London to Brighton run. I owned my first Mini 850, which was surf blue, in 1965, and am proud to say that I have owned a Mini ever since, sometimes a dozen at a time. I was proprietor of a Mini ... read

MCR Grille Badge and contacting Club Shop

4 months ago
Photo showing grille badge  read
4 months ago
I have an MCR grille badge attached to my grille - thought that was best place for it, but sadly the enamel is coming off. I posted a pic on the3 MCR FB page and was advised to contact the shop but the MSA contact link doesn't appear to be working. Error message relating to server Error: Password not accepted from server! in /home/linkup/public_html/stores/system/library/mail.php on line 251 So what is the alternative? Thanks John Smith  9280 read

Wheel nuts under hubcaps

4 months ago
Well done Roger, pleased you've sorted out the issue.  Yes, shame the forum is slow now, All the best, Paul read
4 months ago
I think my fears for the forum may be true... it's not felt quite the same since it went to the 'big print' version! Anyhow, I've turned down the nuts on the lathe so they clear the hubcaps.  It's all a bit odd as JBW tell me they've sold loads of sets and supply Minispares but nobody else has noticed.  There must be a lot of cars out there with a neat row of dings at a set radius in the hubcaps! Roger read
4 months ago
I have a set of new JBW CRS wheels, the ones that look like steel 'S' wheels but are in fact alloy copies.  They seem very well made and needed virtually no balance weights, and were supplied with chromed 'tall' wheel nuts and stainless steel hubcaps.  On the car they look great, but the wheel nuts just catch on the hubcaps and leave a very small dent in the surface as a result. I'm not sure standard bzp Mini radiused 3/8" UNF wheelnuts as supplied by Minispares will work safely with these wheels, as they are presumably designed for steels.  The ... read

Repairing MK II Recliners

4 months ago
Hi Roland, I had a firm in Lewes do mine. A trip to their garage come workshop is a good day out in itself and you can explore the medieval town of Lewes too (and catch up with me for a beer). The guy who owns it is Steve I think. http://www.thetrimmingcentre.co.uk/ They share the site with http://www.sussexsportscars.co.uk/cars-for-sale/ a lovely old garage come car show room. Lovely to look around. All the best,Paul read
4 months ago
By ROLI
Hi everyone. Does anyone know of a REPUTABLE company that can repair my MKII Recliners? The mechanical part that allows the rear of the seat to recline is broken on both. Any suggestion(s) grately welcome. Roland read

NOW SOLD - Mk1 Mini Cooper S Project

5 months ago
For Sale: October 1966, Mk1 Mini Cooper S Project. In brief, been in a dry garage for 20 years - only came out as the garages are being demolished and the owner has health problems and so is unable to finish. Old english white with black roof. Red and gold interior. RHD home market car.  Green logbook, current logbook, heritage certificate, lots of history, bills and old photos from the 1970s and 1990s. Offers welcome circa £16,000. Located in Bristol. Contact David - dangerf55@yahoo.co.uk    read

mk1 switch panel colour

5 months ago
does anyone know the correct colour of the switch panel for an almond green car?  thanks John  read

Wirral to Llandudno Run

5 months ago
By mgb
Are there any other members doing the Wirral to LLandudno run on the 7th January?, it's a great way to start the year read

SEATS & HARNESS

5 months ago
Here is a photograph showing the car I intend to put these seats/harnesses into. If I can't get originals, is there anyone out there producing reproductions? Many Thanks.  read

Cell Fuel Tank

5 months ago
Sorry for delayed reply and only getting back to you now.  What car was this tank actually in previously? Can you shed any more light on it ..... if you could email me on sales@montgomery-motorsport.co.uk that'd be great. Much appreciated.  read

Cooper Metro

5 months ago
That's good to hear, look forward to seeing the restored car. Nick read
5 months ago
Hopefully it will go well again . When i 1st drove this car in 1982 it went very well for a car of that year something different. The car has not been started for over 12 years and now needs some love but it is now owned by a MCR member. read