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Wed June 13, 2012
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Servicing The Lucas Wiper Switch
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2006 Mini Cooper
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1974 Mini Cooper
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1978 Austin Mini "Morris"
Registry created by Peter J-Berresford
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Potential Mini Cooper owner
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Thu February 6, 2014
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SU Fuel Pump Troubleshooting Guide
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Starting the Mini Project
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Sat April 27, 2013
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Awakening a Sleeping MG
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DIY make Arch for mini with WordArt
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Sun May 8, 2011
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BMC/BL Paint Codes and Colors
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Leather Care for Classic Cars
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Opinion very much appreciated
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Just picked up a Mini!
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Clutch Bleeding Issue/Problem
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Next 10 Events for May 24, 2018
May 26 Great Scot! British Car Show Furman University, Greenville, SC, USA
May 27 Hudson British Car Show St Thomas Park, Main Road, Hudson, QC, Canada
May 30 British Cars & Pies 390 Baseline Rd (Home Depot parking lot), Sherwood Park, AB, Canada
Jun 01 Gordon Bennett Classic Run County Hall, Portlaoise, Co Laois, Ireland
Jun 02 11th Friends of Steve McQueen Car and Motorcycle Show 1907 Boys Republic Drive, Chino Hills, CA, USA
Jun 02 Morristown European Car Show 1000 Mitchell Road, Morristown, TN, USA
Jun 03 Red Mill British Car Day 56 Main St., Clinton, NJ, USA
Jun 03 31st British By The Sea Harkness Memorial Part State Park, Waterford, CT, USA
Jun 03 Original British Car Day Lilypons Water Garden, 6800 Lily Pons Road, Adamstown, MD, USA
Jun 03 The British Return To Fort Meigs Fort Meigs, Perrysburg, OH, USA
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Mini History in a Nutshell

  • August 1959: Introduction of the Austin Seven, Morris Mini-Minor and Morris Mini-Minor DL 2-door saloons, all with transversely mounted 848 cc engine and 4-speed manual gearbox.
  • 1960: Introduction of the Austin Seven Countryman and Morris Mini-Minor Traveller 3-door estates, both with 848 cc engine from the saloon models.
  • 1961: Introduction of the Austin Seven Super and Morris Mini-Minor Super 2-door saloons, as well as the Austin Mini Cooper and Morris Mini Cooper 2-door saloon, both with larger 997 cc 55 bhp (41 kW) engine.
  • January 1962: All former Austin Seven models now officially called Austin Mini.
  • March 1962: PVC seat covers replaced cloth upholstery on entry level model ("basic Mini").
  • 1962: "De Luxe" and "Super" designations discontinued. "Super de Luxe" designation introduced. Modified instrument panel now included oil pressure and water temperature gauges.
  • March 1963: Introduction of the Austin Mini Cooper 1071 S and Morris Mini Cooper 1071 S 2-door saloons, both with larger 1071 cc 70 bhp (52 kW) engine.
  • 1964: Introduction of the Mini Moke.
  • April 1964: Introduction of the Austin and Morris Mini-Cooper 998, Mini-Cooper 970 S and Mini-Cooper 1275 S. 1275 S models have 1275 cc 76 bhp (57 kW) engine. Automatic transmission available as an option for the 998 cc Austin Mini-Cooper 998 and 1275 S. Previous Mini-Cooper 997 and 1071 S models dropped.
  • October 1965: Automatic transmission now available as an option on standard Austin/Morris Mini and Morris Mini SDL.
  • October 1967: Mark 2 range launched with facelift and upgraded equipment. Austin Mini range as follows: 850, 1000, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Countryman 3-door estate. Morris Mini range as follows: 850, 850 SDL, 1000 SDL, Cooper 998 and Cooper 1275 S 2-door saloons and 1000 Traveller 3-door estate. Optional automatic transmission available on all Austin models (except 850) and Morris Mini 1000 SDL saloon.
  • September 1968: Manual four speed gear box with synchromesh on all four forward ratios introduced.
  • October 1969: Separate Austin and Morris badging now merged into Mini 850/Mini 1000 badging. Range reduced to: 850, 1000, Clubman, Cooper S and 1275 GT 2-door coupes and Clubman 3-door estate. Optional automatic transmission available on all except 1275 GT.

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