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jetting H4 Su carbs

4 days 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

3 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

4 weeks 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

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

Is mine a Radford

1 month 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.

1 month 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?

1 month 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?

1 month 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 months 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 months 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...

3 months ago
and the wiring cable schedule read
3 months 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

3 months 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...

4 months 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

4 months 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?

4 months 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)

4 months 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

4 months 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)

5 months 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?

5 months 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)

5 months 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

5 months 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

6 months ago
Christmas Menu! read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

6 months 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

6 months 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.

6 months 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

6 months 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

6 months 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...

6 months 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

6 months 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

7 months 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...

7 months 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...

7 months 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?

7 months 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...

7 months ago
By ROLI
and another photo... read
7 months 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

7 months 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

7 months ago
Picture attached read
7 months 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

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

2000 Rover Cooper Sport For Sale

7 months ago
Car now sold! read

Mk2 Cooper s fuel pump mounting

7 months ago
Where the fuel pump wires come through.   Steve Hills read
7 months ago
Hi Rob, I'm also restoring a 1969 MK2 Cooper S, there's a coincidence. I took a huge number of pictures during the time I spent taking it all apart before the body shell restoration, so if there's anything you're not sure how it goes back together, I may have a picture. That said, the only picture I've got of the fuel pump before it was removed is the one I've attached. It might be of help. The pump had long since lost its breather pipe but I seem to remember it being there originally. It was a short piece of nylon pipe that ... read

Rover Mini Cooper Sport LE - Decals

8 months ago
By ROLI
try Regency Autos120 Chrurch EndCherry HintonCambridge CB1 3LBUNITED KINGDOM 01223 324050 they do car "wrapping" and can make anything... read
8 months ago
Having had some major welding work done there is now some spraying needed. So I am trying to source the rear quarter decal  for a Rover mini cooper sport L E (hopefully I've managed to attach a picture) which I am given to understand were unique to the LE model! If I can't find replacements I would be interested to hear of any special graphics companies that would possible do a bespoke commission?   HELP read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

8 months ago
David It does depend if you brought for investment or pure fun and to run it into the ground !!  Best prices are paid for high quality low milage - ORIGINAL cars so leave well alone if you want a return on your investment read

Mk2 Cooper s fuel pump mounting

8 months ago
By ROLI
Hi, attached is a drawing from BMC regarding the fuel breather but it gives you an idea on how the fuel pump is fitted. Good luck! R read
8 months ago
Hi, I'm just finishing off restoring a 1969 MK2 Cooper S. I can't find any pictures on how the fuel pump is meant to be mounted. Can anyone help with a picture? Many thanks, Rob read

Rear wheel bearing seal

8 months ago
Thanks Steve, Yes, I've fitted the accepted way around.  I have two Haynes manuals - one says the other way round, complete with a diagram of it the 'wrong' way round, the other just says 'fit oil seal'.  I wonder if the early tapered roller sets came with a different design of oil seal that was intended to seal further along the land, or something similar. Anyway, we'll see how long it lasts! Cheers Roger read

2000 Rover Cooper Sport For Sale

8 months ago
A few more photos! read
8 months ago
Original unmolested condition Rover Cooper,In Solar Red, Platinum Roof, Black Leather/Platinum interior. First Registered August 2000 (W). Only 36144 miles, MoT expires May 2020 (No Advisories). Has been garaged with indoor car cover. Some past history, Handbook and service book, 2 sets keys/Alarm Fobs. K&N replacement air filter element, Fletcher Stainless Steel exhaust box, new exhaust Downpipe and Catalytic Converter. New Battery 2 Years ago, kept on maintainer while garaged. Front seats have 'Cooper' Laurel/Logo in red - rare feature. Overall, is in excellent condition, well maintained and ready to show, Drives as it should. £14000 Please contact by email initially - jonheli@btinternet.com Located ... read

Rear wheel bearing seal

8 months ago
Hi Roger, I must admit that I have come across this what seems to be the odd idea of the seal being fitted with the spring side of the seal facing out towards the elements. It's stated in an old Haynes manual that I've got that it should be fitted that way around. I suspect it's a mistake in the manual that's some how filtered through the various manuals over the years. When I replaced a wheel bearing on my Cooper S back in 1992 (a long time ago now!) the original seal the spring was on the inside (bearing side). I ... read

North Carolina Member and SPi John Cooper conversi...

8 months ago
Hello there, I had owned two BMW Mini Cooper S cars. The second car was a 2008 Clubman and was horrible for engine issues so I got rid of it after the umpteenth mega dollar MINI dealership bill (this was the Peugeot sourced engine). I have just bought a Rover Cooper Spi - 1992. 13K miles.  bought it from Richard Williams MiniClassics. I had always wanted a Classic Mini since I was a young lad in Liverpool and finally, at 55 years  old I bought a Rover Spi and I am importing it. I just posted another message to the Conversions forum. Is ... read

Rover Mini Cooper (John Cooper Converstion)

8 months ago
Hello there, I have just bought a 1992 Spi Rover Cooper. Its a 13K miles car. Totally original.  I have always wanted the Cooper and had wanted to convert using the John Cooper tuning kit sold via Mini Sport.  I have been told by a couple of people to NOT convert. Reliabilty (oil leaks) has been mentioned, and it actually is only effective with shifting down and revving high to get the best - it sort dies if you leave in fourth and try to accelerate - not great on torque. And lastly, just the leave the car 'as is.' So, what has ... read

New Member from Essex

8 months ago
Hi Eddie, I can't help you with any history of your car but welcome to the club. Your car looks like a real cracker especially with a Longman engine!Enjoy using it in this fine weather. read

Rear wheel bearing seal

8 months ago
I've just had to replace a rear wheel bearing after 6 years and 8,000 miles, which I'm OK with as the car sits for long periods but does get used hard intermittently. The old bearing was fitted during the full restoration and is a Timken tapered roller set with the built-in spacers.  It could have failed for one of two reasons:  I suspect I overtightened it, as there is a torque figure of 60ft.lbs given which, on reflection, probably refers to the original ball race design (although I don't think this was ever fitted to Coopers).  The inner track is worn ... read

July Newsletter & IMM Update

8 months ago
Welcome to all our new members!  This is the monthly regional MCR newsletter for the BGS region. July has been a busy month, it started on the 4th where the lead on the 1071 barn find that came up trumps.  I didn’t buy it for myself (as I’m looking for a 1275 MK1S) but another MCR member did and he is very happy.  On the 14th was a trip to Atwell-Wilson Motor Museum in Calne, for their annual motor show.  It was a lovely day with loads of minis and other makes in attendance. See photo. There was a small autojumble where I ... read

New Member from Essex

8 months ago
Hi All  Just join the club 2 weeks ago as I have now  got a Mini Cooper S Mark 3, although new to the classic mini mark, I'm really enjoying the car, its fun ,its cute, can even go shopping in it... However I would like to know the history of my car a little bit more  reg is EHS 403J , It has a Richard Longman 1380 engine and the front and rear panels has been back dated to a Mark 1 . Was told the car was renovated in around 2009 . original colour was red, now its ivory white with ... read

Wanted - Non locking fuel cap in chrome

9 months ago
Have you tried MG Owners club shop, they supply them for Midget/Mini. read

Brands Hatch Mini festival tickets

9 months ago
By ROLI
Tickets now gone....sorry... read
9 months ago
By ROLI
Ive been told you dont need a car pass, just an entry ticket. Best to call Brands Hatch MSV they will confirm read
9 months ago
Does anybody have a spare car pass for the Brands Mini Festival. They have locked out the application for Mini clubs tickets on the web site. Not helpful on the phone! read

Hydrolastic pipe threads

9 months ago
Forgot to add pic of other end read
9 months ago
Can anyone advise what are the thread forms on each end othe fitting in the attached picture. read

For Sale Mini Cooper Mk2 NOW SOLD

9 months ago
For sale a very original Mini Cooper 998cc in Snowberry white with black roof. A good driver, 12 months MOT, just been serviced, drives and sounds great, comes with heritage certificate, original black interior, FE Number and large history file. Ready to show and enjoy. £16,995.  Tel: David 07974 089595 / dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk read

Wanted - Non locking fuel cap in chrome

9 months ago
Wanted a chrome non locking fuel cap for Mk 11 Mini Cooper read

Hi all......New members from Kent

9 months ago
Hope to attend a meet or event soon will need my daughter to help with posting pics lol Oh here goes  read

Hello and question !

10 months ago
Richard Williams Classic Minis has a Mk III for sale.........for £30,000........ read
10 months ago
Hi Russell - I know of 2x Mk3 S for sale, please make contact to find out more: dangerf55(at)yahoo.co.uk Thanks, David read
10 months ago
Hello everyone, Afraid I cannot introduce you to my mini, because I haven’t purchased one yet!   For many years I had a series of minis, including the early 90s Italian Job special edition which I loved.   Life intervened and now I am keen to go back in time and purchase a mid to late 60s Mini Cooper S (MkII or III).  The internet is quite a maze for this - question to the forums- any help on where are the best sites, contacts to search for such a mini thanks in advance, Russell read

Regional Display Award at Beaulieu

10 months ago
Thanks to the efforts of the Thames Valley members, we won the award for best Regional display award at Beaulieu.Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the day helped by the weather!Another fantastic and well-organised event. read

Wanted 5 hole Monte Les Leston steering wheel boss

10 months ago
Here is a picture from the one I mean.   Kees. read

Powder coat or paint a rear subframe. Which is bes...

10 months ago
I'm getting on well with Rustbuster Epoxy EM121. Thanks for the pointer to that. I tried a test. I had some thick aluminium foil, a food container that had been used to cook some in. I ensured it was very clean and de-greased, a cycle through the dish washer in fact. I hand painted the bottom of the container with black EM121 then left it for a few days. Now you can bend the foil 90 degrees backwards and forwards lots of times and there's no sign of the EM121 cracking, flacking or peeling. Attack it with my finger nails and I ... read

Another New Member...From Staffordshire

10 months ago
Welcome to the MCR, I'm sure you're in fo a lot of fun. Steve read

Re email - Future of the Forum potential closure

10 months ago
I totally agree with everything you've said here MGMiniman. I'm rebuilding my old Mini Cooper S MKII which I've owned since 1985. Years ago I was a very active member of the MCR but life, work and children overtook me. However, a couple of years ago I uncovered the car and started to strip it down. In the meantime the internet was invented and one of the main reasons I re-joined the club was to be able to tap in to the huge resource of knowledge amongst MCR members via the MCR forum. A great shame if it is lost. Steve read
10 months ago
  It is very sad that this platform is not used. The rot really set in when was hacked and the forum was not available for some time.I used to post and offer comments on technical issues. As a owner of Minis now for over 50 years, lost count of the number that passed through my hands, built 2 road cars from bare shells, 3 Mini Miglia race cars, raced them for 20 years, many restorations, rebuilds modifications etc. Currently I have 3 classic Minis and a MINI Cooper Roadster is my wife’s daily driver. I am more than happy to share my experience ... read

Another New Member...From Staffordshire

10 months ago
Hi All,            A new member just started with MCR, with a great number 11500. I'm the proud owner of a rescue mini found in an old garage in Newport South Wales (1992 vintage). Now restored and John Cooper converted to 998cc baby cooper... Looking forward to my membership, and reading all the news that MCR delivers.   Best to all... John Y       read

Windscreen Washer Pipework

10 months ago
i am refitting a manual windscreen washer system as the original specification to my 68 Mini Cooper S. Can anyone describe the route the pipework takes from the jets to the pump and bottle. read

Hi from me and great day at Beaulieu autojumble

10 months ago
Hi everyone I attended the beautiful New Forest yesterday searching out those rare parts for my Works mini build, what better place than the Beaulieu spring auto jumble. What a great day with the added surprise I seeing a large line up of everyone’s favourite mini! I also had the fantastic fortune of meeting a lovely chap called John McIntosh with his stunning Works mini. John took his time to talk me through his pride and joy which will be an enormous help for my ongoing build so a big thank you. To all those who attended and took the time to show their ... read

Wanted 5 hole Monte Les Leston steering wheel boss

11 months ago
Still looking for an original 5 hole Les Leston steering wheel boss as used on the Monte 33EJB Mini Cooper. I have an very nice replica but realy like to have an original. Cheers, Kees (UHR850) read

Bicester Heritage - Drive it Day - Sunday 28th Apr...

11 months ago
Thanks to all who came and braved the weather - actually it was dull but dry all day. A short video here : https://youtu.be/9yWuXdVtQEo read

New member saying hi

11 months ago
hi everyone  I had a 1275GT when I was a teenager, and I’ve just bought a R56 Cooper, it was going very cheap and couldn’t resist it. looking forward to meeting up with some of you guys  shaun read

Anybody know the whereabouts of KWL 658G?

11 months ago
I owned this Almond Green Cooper about 20 years ago and would love to know if it's still around? read

Cooper S rear hydro compression spring. Where does...

12 months ago
Solved, it goes inside the strut. read

Powder coat or paint a rear subframe. Which is bes...

12 months ago
Thanks for your advice. read

Hi from Steve and a question about a spring

12 months ago
Ahh, I see. Brilliant, thanks. The diagram says it all. All the diagrams I've seen until now have shown the spring randomly floating above everything else. Now I can see how it should go together. It's very possible that the springs are still inside the strut and I've never found them. The dowels are rusted in position and were probably like that when I originally took it all apart 34 years ago. Not knowing back then that there should have been a spring I thought the dowel was in a fixed position. I must have driven the car around like that ... read

Looking for EDV 32C

12 months ago
Good evening all. This is a real long shot I know but I’m looking for my old car EDV 32C, an Austin Cooper 998 in OEW / black with a view to buying it back. The car was last known in Luxembourg and owned by a chap called Paul? The car has huge sentimental value to me and any help would be greatly appreciated. Many thanks in anticipation. Tim read

Hi from Steve and a question about a spring

12 months ago
Hi Steve It's the short dowel first into the displacer, then the spring, then the strut which pushes against the spring. See attached diagram showing the line order of the the parts. I don't think the springs are available any longer but you should be able to find a pair from someone who has converted to dry suspension. J read

Powder coat or paint a rear subframe. Which is bes...

12 months ago
By mgb
I would not go down the powdercoat route. Powdercoat is not flexible and if there is any flexing of the subframe, and I'm sure it will be, tiny cracks develop which will allow moisture to enter and creep along under the coating, it will not be obvious until the coating starts to bubble by which time there may well be a hole through the metal. I have used Rustbuster's EM121 Epoxy for a number of years, being an epoxy, the molecular structure allows it to fill the tiny pits in the surface of the metal meaning that no air is trapped, ... read
12 months ago
I've got to the stage of blasting and painting my rear subframe. I'm planning to use the one that came with the car, a MOWOG wet subframe that I believe was fitted in about 1980, replacing the original. It's in remarkably good condition but with some surface rust and a lot of old smoothright patches. It's never been undersealed. Given the choice between painting and powder coating. I've heard some people say how fantastic powder coating is and others say it will crack off and water and so rust gets behind the coating. Anyone have any thoughts? read

Hi from Steve and a question about a spring

12 months ago
Thanks John for your help. Looks like the springs should be there and were lost before I got the car in 1985. Do the springs go inside the hole in the aluminium casting that's part of the displacer? Then the rod, part 48 in my diagram, pushes against it when it's assembled? I can't find any diagrams that show where it lives. Cheers, Steve read

1962 Austin Mini Cooper 997 Project

12 months ago
For further details see my eBay advert: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153444722367 read

Wanted: SILVER Brocade Interior

12 months ago
Surf blue and is now for sale: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/153444722367 read

Winguards Wing Protectors

12 months ago
Hi yes they are great.  I bought mine after damaging the paint in the garage.... read

Flasher Unit

12 months ago
Thank you for your help and so promptly. read
12 months ago
This is where it was on my 69 S when I stripped the car, this is where it is on the rebuild, same place😀 read