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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Did you repair or replace some worn out parts?
Add a new accessory or performance part? Give it a good cleaning?
Take it out for a drive on twisty back roads?

What did YOU do with your Classic Mini today?

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Minisifixem2 Michael S
Columbia, Maryland, USA   USA
Gave in a romping on some curvy roads, then tried to fix the clutch hang up

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Nice photo! What's going on with the clutch?

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Minisifixem2 Michael S
Columbia, Maryland, USA   USA
Master and slave hydraulic leakage

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zero250 Jeff Steindler
Charleston, west virginia, USA   USA
I drove my mini van over to the doctor's house to work on his 5000 mile 1980 Rolls Royce...........

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Skye Webmaster Skye Nott
Vancouver, BC, Canada   CAN
1964 Vespa VNB 125
1966 MG MGB "The Bomber RIP"
1983 Suzuki MC GS750E "Kate"
1986 Merkur XR4Ti "The Rally Car"    & more
Nice photo, Jeff! I love it when classic cars get a chance to visit each other winking smiley



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hunter2 Rick Higgs
Pitt Meadows, British Columbia, Canada   CAN
1961 Austin Mini Countryman "LUCKY"
1962 Austin Mini Countryman "Lucky"
1973 Leyland Mini "ROO"
1975 Mini MkIII "Trailer Known As 'Hunny Pot" ~ For Sale ! ~
Not today or yesterday...but since January when I obtained an OEM Cooper head (12G295) I have been working on the rebuilding of my 1098cc power unit in the 1973 Australian Mini Window Van.

First, I contacted Graham Russell in New South Wales to see if he could go over the head for me as I was heading to Australia in late April. He could, so I bussed from Brisbane to Sydney & up to Parramatta on the harbour ferry to spend 5 hours with Graham...head got hardened exhaust seats, all seats cut for larger Paul Ivey race valves & the valves, minor head cleanup under the seats, new RE 266 SS cam grind, faced lifters, +100 thou pistons/pins/rings and an RE intake with long runners for HIF44. My bag was really heavy on the trip back to Brisbane. I also got a set of Cooper S valve springs from Ken Nelson in Ipswich, Qld. All came home with me 8 weeks later.

Second, I approached Keith Calver about using his 1.4:1 steel rockers with the RE 266 SS cam and with Graham's agreement, I obtained the Calver ST rockers.

Next up, to get a new HIF44...have made inquiries with Burlen. After that, a light flywheel will complete the major bits.

Power unit to come out over the winter for complete rebuild with special attention to standard crank & rod preparation. Transmission will be rebuilt with pressurized layshaft, modified TR6 axle shaft/inner u-joints set up. Rally spring, standard clutch plate...


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