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Jeff Steindler USA

Author: Jeff Steindler USA
Total 1 posts - Started on 2018-01-02

this is a history of me and my mini cooper - mostly for when I sell my mini when I am too old to drive it. This journal will be mostly many disjointed entries, over time, which will be eventually coordinated into a coherent story. SPRING1970-Jim McVey and I ( both 15 years old ) decide to go and watch a movie at the Kearse Theater while visiting the downtown area of my hometown of Charleston, WV. We watch a double-feature: Ace High ( with EliWaleich and Terrance Hill ) and The ITALIAN JOB. We had no idea what either movie were about. When I left the theater, my life was to change becau...

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Roger Butt GBR

Author: Roger Butt GBR
Total 14 posts - Started on 2013-06-14

Unipower GT at Donington Kit Car show 2012
The Mini-engined Unipower GT was launched at the 1966 Racing Car Show by Universal Power Drives Ltd of Perivale, Middlesex. One of the most successful Mini derivatives, it was even entered for the 1969 Le Mans race. Around 75 cars are believed to have been built, and surviviors have become very valuable. The example seen here looks very smart wearing JAP Magna wheels.

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Rick Higgs CAN

Author: Rick Higgs CAN
Total 9 posts - Started on 2013-02-14

IMG 1036 2
I bought ROO in 2010 to be our means of travelling around Australia in 2011 the 50th Anniversary Year for Mini in Oz. The Van was a lightly used and unabused 1973 model with 1098cc 'A Series' engine - modified head for unleaded fuel and with the later non-OZ Metro 8.4" disc brakes up front...thus running on 12" wheels. It was thoroughly prepared - new rad/hoses/belt/water pump, new clutch/slave and idler gear bearings, new engine and tranny seals, new QH universal joints, new muffler & tailpipe, relays for lights/horn, serviced starter & alternator, new HiLo cones up front & Koni Sport a...

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Pat Tillapaugh CAN

Author: Pat Tillapaugh CAN
Total 1 posts - Started on 2013-02-17

It's been a long road since I started back in '96. I've managed to collect 3 more Minis in the passage of time.I've managed to put over 400,000 miles on the 1st car we call Kenny.He earned that name from a co-worker of mine I used to carpool with,it seemed Kenny broke down every other week,the cartoon South Park was just starting out.I joined the Vancouver Mini club soon after.I found a mechanic that has a great knowledge of Minis who managed to correct Kenny's problems.Martin Webber has been my "go to guy" for my Minis.I drive my Minis often and parts breakage happens,to the point that one o...

Fiona Ross USA

Author: Fiona Ross USA
Total 1 posts - Started on 2010-09-26

re painted wheel
I decided my wheels needed a little T.L.C., so I cleaned, sanded,put 2 coats of paint and a clear coat on them, and I feel like I have new wheels!

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