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Engine Bay components - colour

1 month ago
I have a 1968 Almond Green Cooper which has gone through a complete rebuild, including the engine. In the process, it has "lost" the green colour on components in the engine bay which I'm told should be there. Anyone able to advise me on exactly which components should be colour coded? Grateful for any advice. many thanks, Alan Atkinson read

Morris Cooper S MK 2 Door rubbers

1 month ago
Hi has anyone any tips on fitting New ( Minispares ) Door rubbers, the old ones  have deteriorated, and the new ones do not fit very well, the door stick out at the bottom  and back. Thanks  read

Works quick lifting brackets.

2 months ago
Hi all. Anyone have images of genuine lift brackets, and are all the repro ones the same pattern, have attached an image of some variations read

The right parts for a set of Hs2 Su carburettors A...

2 months ago
Hi everybody, Does anyone know which correct part(s) (numbers) i need to rebuilt a set of AUD 104 Su Hs2 carburettors for my '66 mini cooper 998cc? I do have this set that i wanna rebuilt and now i see that the suction chambers differ from each other. One chamber is part number AUC 1357 with a AUC 1432 piston and the other one is part number AUC 3517 with a AUC 1422 piston. The AUC 1432 has 2 piston transfer holes and has a taller piston rod ( to tall i think, is level with the top of the chamber when ... read

works exhaust

4 months ago
maniflow do them read

Just Joined

4 months ago
Can’t register my Mini’s read

works exhaust

4 months ago
Hi doe's anyone know where i can get a centre exit works exhaust, the type with two expansion boxes and crimped rear box all with skids . read

works exhaust

4 months ago
Hi doe's anyone know where i can get a centre exit works exhaust the one with two expansion box's and crimped rear box with all with skids . read

heuer service /repair uk

4 months ago
Hi.  I don't know if they can help but back in the day, these people were excellent for speedos etc. speedograph-richfield.com   read

Hello from St Albans

4 months ago
Hi - just joined the group and looking forward to increasing my mini knowledge and contributing where I can. I’m the owner of a 1973 Morris Mini van  (although you might not think so from the pictures) and also a modern Mini Cooper. Cheers, Peter read

Helo, a Diolch yn Fawr Iawn (Hello thank you very...

5 months ago
Hi Tony,              Sorry I’ve taken a year to reply, but have been using the Facebook page (like most others) until now! I’ve just popped on to renew my club subscription actually, but have discovered that I actually prefer using the website, as there is more information on the forum. I couldn’t make it to Beaulieu this year in the end I’m afraid, however I’m definitely going next year (COVID permitting again). I doubt if my car will be ready by then sadly, as it needs a bit of love, but am really enjoying reading my monthly CooperWorld magazine, ... read

Speedometer fault

5 months ago
Probably a bit late to reply, try Steve at JDO Instruments he has just done mine for exactly the same thing and turned it around in a couple of days Richard read

original Lucas SRB319 2st solenoid

6 months ago
Anyone have an original SRB319 2st solenoid? Doesn’t have to be new, just fully working. I’ve had so many problems with the aftermarket ones failing. Jot me an email if you have one. Darylduplessis@hotmail.com read

Original Lucas SRB319 2st solenoid

6 months ago
Anyone have an original SRB319 2st solenoid? Doesn’t have to be new, just fully working. I’ve had so many problems with the aftermarket ones failing. Jot me an email if you have one. Darylduplessis@hotmail.com read

waterslide transfers

6 months ago
Hi looking for ecurie safety fast waterslide transfers with the correct yellow circle  read

heuer service /repair uk

6 months ago
Hi all can anybody recommend someone who  can service / repair 1960's dash Heuer Master-Time & Monte-Carlo Twin Rally Timer Set read

HELLO FROM ESSEX

8 months ago
Hi new to the register, 97 Cooper Sport JDM owner hoping for a good summer of events read

Speedometer fault

8 months ago
My 1978 1275 has a speedo which has a stuck odometer. The Speedo works ok. I don’t want a short term fix. Can I get the speed unit repaired professionally? read

Wanted - Mk1 Cooper S Wheels

8 months ago
Hi All,  I'm looking for 5 original LP882 or LP883 wheels in old english white. Happy to restore them myself as long as they are not too far gone.  thanks,  Andy read

BEAULIEU IS CONFORMED 13 June 2021

9 months ago
I am pleased to be able to tell you that our National Day at Beaulieu, celebrating 60 years of the Mini Cooper, is all systems go. We waited until the latest Government roadmap was announced to see if it was going to be practical to run our day on the 13 June. The roadmap makes it clear that we are allowed to run the event and the Beaulieu Events team have been delighted with the roadmap measures that allow an event such as ours to go ahead. There will however, have to be social distance measures in place but our event being just ... read

Hello from Portugal!

10 months ago
By Nuno
Hi Tony,   Thanks for your answer.  Not much activity here indeed. Stay safe, Nuno       read
11 months ago
Nuno Welcome to the MCR forum.  Unfortunately as you can see the forum has little activity these days.  The MCR Facebooks pages are more populated. I've see the wiper motor on the 'wrong' side a couple of times.  As there are no mounting points there it is probably not the best thing to do.   As for sports seats.  BMC only made the recliners available as an option.  They are now quite sort after and very comfortable.   The shock absorbers on the from were great for hydrolastic as they limit the rate of rise when accelerating.  Combined with HD rear bump stops they make a ... read
12 months ago
By Nuno
Hi there. Just to introduce myself has a new mini cooper owner. Its my first mini and my first classic car. It's a MK2 Cooper assembled in Portugal (IMA) and imported has CKD in 1967. First register 01/01/1968. Original color seems to be Island Blue but it was painted in the past red with "white" roof. It seems to have original engine, with servo and oil cooler added to it. A cooler reservoir was also added and wiper motor was installed on the other side of the engine bay. Don't like that change. Its usual? The interior is black and it was added ... read

Hi all ...simply to share some photos of our Mini ...

1 year ago
Hi all ...simply to share some photos of our Mini John Cooper - Palmer Works S. Nearly 3 years of labours. Keep safe. read

Cooper S Engine Parts for sale.

1 year ago
Hi did you ever sell the 1071 crank ? read

Cooper S complete hubs and Lockeed original Calipe...

1 year ago
I have a pair of Cooper S 7.5" discs, hubs and calipers. I expect they would be of interest to someone who is carrying out a restoration project  and wants originality. The Calipers are original Lockeed and the reference numbers (as far as I can make out) are DA 20744/3242613 and DA31240/3242410 The discs are very rusty and the hub bearings are obviously u/s, but this would make a good basis for someone looking for the "proper" bits. I would imagine that Locheed embossed calipers are becoming hard to find, so if you are interested PM me and we talk about price! They are ... read

Works Mini in Detail book

1 year ago
WORKS MINIS IN DETAIL is out now and available at a discounted price for MCR members direct from the publisher - details in this months CooperWorld together with a full book review. The book is packed with 840 photos over 424 pages covering all 77 Works Minis in detail. Makes a great Christmas present - better than a jumper and a pair of slippers! read

Mk2 double skinned boot lid

1 year ago
Thanks for the feedback - I know it's a little late coming back.. Yes - all sorted with an original which was perfect for the restoration - pricey and hard to find but worth it.. I do have an Mk2 lid with open back, Mk3 lid with open back, Mk2 lid (in poor condition/rusty) left over... Plus a bundle of other Mk2 Cooper bits.. read

Old posts

1 year ago
Hi I've just joined where do the essex group meet up. I've noticed all the posts are years old.  read

Mechanic

1 year ago
Does anyone know a decent mobile mechanic to work on my mk 2 cooper . Just points and a tune . In north east . Essex boarders.  Thanks.  read

New member. Hi martin.

1 year ago
I had my 1968 cooper tuned with a mobile crypton tune . It run ok for a day now it's very lumpy.  To be fair he did say it needs new points . Also since the tune it smells slightly like its burning oil . As if the rings are worn.  But never noticed this before the tune . Would you say just coincidence.  Anyone recommend a good garage in north east london essex borders . Thanks.   read

Hi from Deeside in Scotland

1 year ago
Hi Andy, welcome to the club. We all hope to get out again as soon as we can. In the meantime can I urge you to attach your car to the relevant register on here. It is good to know what cars our members have.  Hope to see you one day.  Kind regards, Malcolm.  read

Hello from a retired Austin Rover mechanic!

1 year ago
Hi Mick. Welcome to the club. Sounds like you have a nice car there. If you haven’t already could you attach your car to the Non Cooper register. We make up around a third of the club now and it would be helpful to have the details.  Malcolm Non Cooper Registrar.  read

1993 SPI

1 year ago
Hi Paul. Welcome. I’m not an expert on the Spi but have a look at this. It may well help you.  https://www.gomog.com/allmorgan/RoverPlus4MEMS.pdf   Good luck.Malcolm.  read

Sliding window lower channels

1 year ago
There are 3 screws each side required to fix the glass channel, original part ref. CTZ 604. read

Wanted

1 year ago
Mini pick up 1 piece rear bumper read

1993 SPI

1 year ago
Morning all, new member Paul Hatton. Loved Mini all my life providing they're the original ones!! First mini 848 ref 503 KOK stripped and rebuilt got it MOT'd then sold it to a mate at school in 1974. Bought my new project 1275 1993 Cooper SPI and everything is Hunky Dory apart from the injector. Bought a second hand replacement unit and still no injection. If anyone can suggest how to test the SPI or if I can buy a diagnostic kit somewhere I would really appreciate it. Pop petrol into the butterfly and it'll fire up but no life ... read

Hello from a retired Austin Rover mechanic!

1 year ago
Hello everyone,  Just joined the register yesterday great to be here! Bit about my career history...I started off serving time as an apprentice mechanic at an Austin Rover dealership 1970-82. In the early days before fuel injection and electronic ignition. I have done lots of rear sub-frames, radius arm bushes, ball joints, gear boxes, bypass hoses, clutches in situ, I think though back then the facrory assumed you had to remove the engine, but not sure. I saw lots of mini coopers and S's come and go always thought one day I'd love to own one. Fast forward 50 years now ... read

Hi from Deeside in Scotland

1 year ago
Evening Folks, Just wanted to say Hi 🙂 Joined the Register yesterday and got access to the website etc today - really pleased to be here. I've had a few Mini's in my younger day (which I wish I'd kept) but today have an R53 Cooper S which is great fun. Also got a Cooper S Clubman arriving in a couple of days (second hand). Looking forward getting to a club run whenever they return and maybe some chat here on the Forum. Andy read

Thames Valley meeting at Hook 30th September

1 year ago
Please note that we will be starting at the earlier time of 7pm. See your latest newsletter for further information. read

When was the Cooper S first fitted with Hardy Spic...

1 year ago
I have read 1966. Is that correct? Would a 1965 car originally been fitted with rubber couplings when new? read

Discount at Mini Spares and Mini Sport

1 year ago
By BobC
Looking for how a member gets a discount at both Mini Spares and Mini Sport. read

Looking MK2 Cooper S

1 year ago
I asked the register and posted an enquiry 2/3 years ago relating to my Mk2 Cooper S and it was not  on the Club register at the time and no records of her exist on the DVLA website so appreciate its likely been scrapped, however its worth another try. I purchased new a Mk2 Morris Cooper S in Snowberry White with Black Roof registration WFM806G on the 1/8/1968 from Grosvenor Motors of Chester and sold it to Watsons Garage in Liverpool both main BMC agent/dealers, I would love to know what happened to her, does she still exist somewhere or was ... read

Sliding window lower channels

1 year ago
Hi, i'm fitting new door sliding window door channels to my Mk2 S and wondered if anyone knows how many screws were used back in the day by BMC when they installed these items, i'm getting confliction on numbers used some say three per door other say six, I am concerned about interference of the screw when opening the windows but also concerned about properly securing them from moving around after fitment.  Thanks WFM806G read

THAMES VALLEY REGION LOCAL MEETINGS AT HOOK

1 year ago
We are hoping to restart our meetings on 26th August.The Crooked Billet has social distancing measures in place so unless anything changes between now and then we'll be there from 8pm. A reminder that our meetings are on the last Wednesday of the month at The Crooked Billet, London Road, Hook, Hants, RG27 9EH from 8pm. All members are very welcome, you don’t have to own a Mini Cooper – any Mini will do! It doesn’t matter if you turn up without your Mini either….just come along for a drink and a chat with other members…..we’re quite a friendly bunch of ... read

Trim

1 year ago
Hi all what trim should be in my 79 GT ,car is metallic blue gold gt stripes not sure if trim is original.   Thank you read

Helo, a Diolch yn Fawr Iawn (Hello thank you very...

1 year ago
Steve, welcome to the club.  Sadly there will be no Beaulieu this year due to Covid 19.  But we look forward to seeing you next year at Beaulieu, the second week in June.  This one is going to be a real celebration. read
1 year ago
Hi,      My name is Steve, and pictured is my 2000 Rover Cooper Sport 500 (affectinately known as 'The JuDGe), at Beaulieu in 2009. After attending many Mini events since the 80's, I look forward to finally being able to go next year as a Register member for the first time to meet and chat Coopers with you all, Covid 19 permitting. Stay safe! read

Hi from Ireland new Mini GP1 owner

1 year ago
Thanks for the add just newly joined as have become the proud new owner of a Mini GP1  read

National Mini Day at Beaulieu cancelled

1 year ago
NATIONAL MINI DAY CANCELLED Chairman Robert Young has announced today that, in the light of continuing measures to combat Covid-19, the club's flagship event, expected to attract 3,000 people, has been cancelled. Plans will now be made to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper in 2021. “I know that the decision will come as a huge disappointment, but probably as no surprise” said Robert. “It was with heavy hearts that organiser Tony Salter and I have reluctantly decided that we have to abandon our rescheduled National Mini Day at Beaulieu. When we first revised the date to 16 August in early March ... read

Wanted - MK3 crankshaft

2 years ago
By XFL
Anyone got a mk3 en16t crank kicking around? If not, please comment on reducing big end journal to 1.625 on 12g1505 to fit ‘S’ rods.  Would nitriding be required. Thanks   Simon read

Mk2 double skinned boot lid

2 years ago
did you get sorted ? read

jetting H4 Su carbs

2 years ago
By ROLI
Start with the BG needles, thats what I ran in mine. read

Devon & Cornwall

2 years ago
Greetings from one half of the new reps for the Devon & Cornwall Region. We have a lot of plans and ideas for the region, which should be revealed in the May edition of Cooper World. We would also like to hear from members on what they want from the club in this far flung part of Britain.  Anyway, "hello" again from me, I hope all are keeping well amid the present coronavirus epidemic and keeping those Mini's and MINI's ticking over. Bye for now Rick read

jetting H4 Su carbs

2 years ago
Hi i have mk1 1340cc cooper s with a 649 cam, twin 1 1/2" can anyone enlighten  me as to which jets to use i have cp4 jets in at the moments but the car seems to be running out off breath at the top end ie, too lean! read

Quality of parts

2 years ago
I have just purchased a set of handles and locks for my Mk3 Mini as well as a new bonnet badge. Quality is just dreadful and I am returning. I also wish to get a new grill and surrounds - can anybody recommend the supplier of the best quality spares please? I don't mind paying for quality. read

rare su fuel pump breather fitting

2 years ago
I know this post is years old now but I'm just fitting a new SU electric pump to my '69 Cooper S that I'm restoring. I remember that it originally had the breather pipe fitted. Unfortunately it was lost many years ago, along with the little plastic clip feed through thing that plugs into the car body that the pipe plugs on to. I remember that the plastic clip broke, so I ditched the pipe and clip. That was back in 1986 though. These days I would have been much more careful to retain originality. read

MK1 Rear Quarter light

2 years ago
Hi John I made my own MK2 quarterlight seals by cutting them out of a new thin cycle inner tube, using the original strips as template, they fit perfectly. read

Mk1 Remote Gear Lever WANTED

2 years ago
Yes I have one.  £40 pick up Bristol or P&P £5.  Will need a rubdown and respray. email: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk     read

Re email - Future of the Forum potential closure

2 years ago
Quite a few people don't like social media such as facebook, but it now the most widely used source of communication. However its now substitute for this forum, especially when promoting regional activity or solving specific technical issues where members have vast experience. One question has to be asked, has the forum been promoted enough throughout the membership? Rather than a complete relaunch, why not promote the forum through the magazine? A small piece could be added every couple of months, the first (and possibly the second) on encouraging people to use the forum, then in subsequent issues a brief report ... read

Hi from Devon

2 years ago
Hi from Brixham on the English Riviera. I've recently purchased a 2006 Cooper Park Lane, my first Mini and really enjoying it. I'm now even tempted to sell my Beetle cabriolet for a soft top Cooper!  My only other Mini experience was driving a workmates very battered Countryman when I lived on Guernsey back in the 80's, which would probably be worth a bit these days. Would be good to meet other members in Devon and over the border in Cornwall and help get the Region on the road. Maybe a 'Minis on the Moors' event on Dartmoor one year?  read

Mk1 Remote Gear Lever WANTED

2 years ago
Does anyone have a 22A269 black gear lever (early Mk1 Cooper)   Many thanks   Chris read

Is mine a Radford

2 years ago
Hi everyone.... just bought a mark 2 Mini Cooper s and not sure if it a Radford or wood and Pickett.....   any help..? read

A new member says Hello and asks a question.

2 years ago
Hi All, Just joined the club, having recently purchased a MkIII mini cooper to renovate - having previously owned and rallied minis the 1970s. At that time I had an on/off/on switch system that with a relay ? allowed me to have spot lamps on all the time or off when the headlights were dipped. Does anyone have a wiring diagram that would allow me to replicate that system and indicate what relay to use? Hope help is available. MiniPhredd   read

Door seals?

2 years ago
Don't know if anyone will see this, but it's worth a try... Can anyone tell me which part number is the correct one for the Coh-Baines door seal for a MkI/MkII?  Is it SRS122, the dual hardness type? Link here Thanks, Roger read

Door seals?

2 years ago
Don't know if anyone will see this, but it's worth a try... Can anyone tell me which part number is the correct one for the Coh-Baines door seal for a MkI/MkII?  Is it SRS122, the dual hardness type? Link here Thanks, Roger read

MK1 Rear Quarter light

2 years ago
Can anyone share some advice as to how to re-fit the glass into the chrome frame. I have recently had mine re-chromed and I am struggling to fit the glass in mainly due to uncertainty on the seal needed?  Can anyone help please on tips and material needed to seal the glass?  Thanks John .     read

First Meeting of the Year

2 years ago
By pwmm
Warwickshire Region will hold our first meeting of the year at Caffeine and Machine (near Stratford upon Avon) . on 22nd January from 19:30Hrs then every 4th Wednesday of the month Post Code CV37 7NS caffinneandmachine.com read

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

2 years ago
and the wiring cable schedule read
2 years ago
Hello all,  Thought I would post this, as I also had been searching for something similar for a long time. I bought this on ebay from a seller in Italy early this year and had it scanned to PDF. Sharing the schematic, hope it helps those looking for something similar.   Andy read

Rareparts

2 years ago
For those of you who are looking for rare parts keep your eye on eBay seller *nutstoyourwatches* . They are selling their store of parts. Ex owner of works car GRX310D read

MPI fuel pump fuse blowing when day temperature hi...

2 years ago
Hi just wondering if anyone has experienced MPI fuel pump fuse blowing on high temperature days. It is currently fitted with a 10 amp fuse and id has been suggested that as most fuel injection pumps run at 6-8 amps this is a bit close to the amperage of fuse fitted, running a 15 amp fuse seems to obviate any problem with the fuse blowing. read

Y-Reg MINI R50

2 years ago
I need a sill cover kick plate which just says MINI (not MINI ONE or MINI COOPER) The passenger side says MINI, but the drivers side has been replaced and says MINI ONE. If you know of one please let me know by PM (and please don't say they don't exist!) Thanks read

The works mk 2 cars- did any have mk 2 interiors?

2 years ago
By Jeff
Hi, I am a newly rejoined member who is still working his way towards completing a mk2 mini cooper. I have deliberated for some time on what form it should take since doing a father and son strip down some 15 years ago. We got to the point where we had spot welded back in a new floor, then decided it had got a bit difficult so sent it to Sleaford Mini who did a great job of giving me back a fully refurbished mk 2 shell finished in the almost obligatory works colours tartan red with a white cap. I ... read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

2 years ago
Euan, Looking forward to seeing your car at a show at some point once you have the conversion kit fitted 🙂 DC. read

Christmas Meal 2019

2 years ago
Last call for the Thames Valley Region Christmas meal. Hope you all received the latest newsletter, contact details are in there.  read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

2 years ago
After some pondering; just ordered my conversion kit (1998 MPI Sportpack). Went for the K&N cone filter rather an airbox modification as wanted the noise rather than an extra couple of horses. I may live to regret this after some motorway drives but if I wanted something quiet I would have bought another BMW 3 series . . .  Excited for it to arrive!  Also opted for some ventilated disc brakes . . . Euan read

Anybody know the whereabouts of KWL 658G?

2 years ago
Can see from the DVLA that its on SORN, but has no MOT history on the DVLA website and so is probably holed up somewhere ready for someone to restore it. read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

2 years ago
Stuart, Firstly welcome to the register and the forum.  As Patsy advised David, fit it if the cars is purely for fun and you want to enjoy it.  However, if you are looking at the car as an investment then leave the car standard.  I don't believe that the current JCC kits sold by MiniSport hold the same cache as the oringinal ones fitted in the very late 80's and 90's.  Unless someone can correct me on this 🙂 read

Minispares

2 years ago
Hi All,  As a club member, how do you get discount with minispares.com. I'm building an online order. Can I do it via their website... or do I need to phone them up?  Thanks read

Christmas Meal 2019

2 years ago
Christmas Menu! read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

2 years ago
Hi Patsy,     I've just joined the register and have a Rover MPI Mini Cooper Classic, one of the last Mini's produced (registered Nov 2000). She (sorry tend to name my cars) has covered £30K and is unmolested immaculate and all original. I'm also keen to add the John Cooper Works conversion, do you think that spending an additional £2350 on a genuine conversion will actually de-value the car? The Cooper Sports seem to be a valued higher than the standard Coopers.   Thanks Stuart read

Christmas Meal 2019

2 years ago
  It’s that time of year again....time for our Christmas meal! This year’s date has been set for the Friday 29th November at our usual venue The Crooked Billet in Hook.  The menu will be shown here soon, a £5 deposit is needed to secure your place and the cost is £22 for 2 courses and £27 for 3 courses. You can book at our next meeting or email thames_valley@minicooper.org read

Wanted: early 1275gt engine with remote box.

2 years ago
Hi all. As my add states, I'm looking for a 1275gt engine and remote gearbox, I have a 1970 car so I'm ideally looking for something around this year.    Many thanks    read

Mk2 double skinned boot lid

2 years ago
There's a reproduction one available from Mini Spares part number 8G9270MS. Made by Magnum I believe. I don't know how well the fit though, I'd like to know if anyonehas tried one? read

mini cooper mpi battery negative earth cable

2 years ago
By Zed
Can anyone advise where I can get a battery negative earth lead? The one on my mini is frayed at the bolt end with less than 20% of strands attached.Can't find at usual suppliers minisport and mini spares as I want Rover type see in picture below. Zed read

Car in lock up - after two months wheels won’t t...

2 years ago
Just in case anyone wondered, it is now sorted and running freely. It has been to Stanford Hall and back to Glasgow in the meantime. Show was a bit disappointing, but nice cars and weather. New brake discs, pads and calipers did the trick read

Mk2 double skinned boot lid

2 years ago
Wanted - mk2 double skinned boot lid - must be rot free..... I guess it could be a tall order....any help welcomed... read

Wanted - OE Mini branded Phillips R660 Radio

2 years ago
Hi Folks,    Im looking for a genuine Phillips Mini branded R660 stereo for my Cooper Sport.  Willing to consider anything you have .  Thanks in Advance read

Car in lock up - after two months wheels won’t t...

2 years ago
My mpi has been sitting in a lock up for the last couple of months whilst I have been busy working away. The handbrake wasn’t on but the wheels won’t turn. So what is the best way to approach this challenge? Jack it up and take off each wheel? Lubricate? all suggestions welcome thanks john smith   read

Wanted - 2001 July/August/September registered MIN...

2 years ago
If anyone has, or knows of a BMW MINI Cooper of this vintage for sale could they pm me please. Must be MOT'd and sound! read

Knuckles - what grease?

2 years ago
Hi all, regarding the best grease to use in knuckle joints. Many people say ordinary lithium (LM) general prpose grease will do. But as it's a mineral oil based grease, doesn't it damage the rubber dust cover? Or is the rubber not in fact rubber but some sort of material that's immune to the effects of mineral oil based grease? read

I have for Sale MK II 4 synchro Straight Cut gearb...

2 years ago
By ROLI
and another photo... read
2 years ago
By ROLI
A completely NEW gearbox casing for a MK II Cooper S with a remote gearchange. All Gears are new, all bearings are new. Cross pin diff with a 3.44 final drive, Hardy spacer Output Shafts (not fitted) and a center pick-up pipe. Gears are Minispares C-AJJ 4014. Baulk rings are the old type with 6 grooves. All nuts/bolts/locktabs are NEW Gearbox professionally built by Richard Weston who builds Rupert Deeths Miglia race gearboxes. Gearbox built to zero friction spec. Will spin by hand! read

CASTLE COMBE MINI ACTION DAY EVENT 28/9/19

2 years ago
Dear All   The next Castle Combe Mini Action Day is fast approaching - 9am, Saturday 28th September.  This event has been one of the best in our region over the last few years and, where members have won awards.   We have a stand booked and are allowed around 10 - 15 cars, if you want to be on the stand with your mini, drivers entry is free and any passengers are £6.   You can also book track time on the circuit - 15 mins for £20 - THIS NEEDS TO BE DONE ASAP due to limited spaces, to do this you will need ... read

Hose Protection Sleeve

2 years ago
Picture attached read
2 years ago
I've come across this thread eight years late! However, I've recently had the same problem. The reproduction hydrolastic sleeve retainer isn't anywhere deep enough for it to sit properly against the subframe surface. I've attached a picture showing the reproduction version side by side with the original. The reproduction version needs to be about half again as deep as it is to be like the original and so fit flush onto the subframe surface when the plastic sleeve is under it. Note that when fitting an original retainer it will only fit one way round. Steve Hills read

Hydrolastic pipe threads

2 years ago
Hi Bruce, I think the thread is 5/8 UNF. Steve   read

2000 Rover Cooper Sport For Sale

2 years ago
Car now sold! read

Mk2 Cooper s fuel pump mounting

2 years ago
Where the fuel pump wires come through.   Steve Hills read