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Post by Zoomer » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:00 pm

Had a mini 25 myself it was so frugal and fun but it was new and it went back within a month as the window frame welding/ brazing to the doors split. Just bought a R56 Mini for my son to learn in, it's so much fun even though it's twice the size of the 25 ( and much better built )
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Post by MrPT » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 pm

That’s very cool. :)

Excellent colour choice too, although I’m not sure about the pink vagina-meets-Walls-ice-cream logo.
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Post by firebobby » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:56 pm

Stuartt wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Looks tidy Fred :thumbsup: I don’t know where you find the time ?

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I will start on it once the house is finished, I want to start collecting parts, It needs better seats. Those bucket seats are not comfy :)
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Post by firebobby » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:08 pm

MrPT wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:40 pm
That’s very cool. :)

Excellent colour choice too, although I’m not sure about the pink vagina-meets-Walls-ice-cream logo.
You pervert Paul :poke:
apparently it's the Roxy logo, according to Mrs FB :)
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Post by Number5 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:17 pm

I thought you'd have been looking for a Mini Traveller Fred, with your passion for wood
Your pet wood worms must need something new to munch on by now
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Post by Gibon101 » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:32 pm

looks great! I had a couple of classic Minis with my best one being a Mini 30 i had about 10 or so years ago. Spent 2 years building it back up, dropped a John Cooper works engine in it but had it looking standard and then had it for 2 months before someone went into the back of me and put me into a wall and drove off! :headbang:

Always looking for another as i feel it is an itch i still need to scratch properly! Could never be angry driving the old minis!
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Post by Crazy Harry » Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:37 pm

Mines sat waiting restoration - getting a bit tight for storage though
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Post by stupot1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:33 am

firebobby wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:10 pm
stupot1 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 pm
I've been looking for a 1966 Mini at the right price for a while. Needs to be a basket case because I want to take it back to nothing and start from scratch, I know it'll cost money but old cars are my hobby!
They're brilliant fun to drive.
Why does it have to be a 66 Mini, year of birth by any chance :wink:
Aye thats it :thumbsup:
Cooper S too expensive so standard will do and I'll put a 1275 or 1300 in....chomping at the bit!
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Post by Crazy Harry » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 am

stupot1 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:33 am
firebobby wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:10 pm
stupot1 wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:40 pm
I've been looking for a 1966 Mini at the right price for a while. Needs to be a basket case because I want to take it back to nothing and start from scratch, I know it'll cost money but old cars are my hobby!
They're brilliant fun to drive.
Why does it have to be a 66 Mini, year of birth by any chance :wink:
Aye thats it :thumbsup:
Cooper S too expensive so standard will do and I'll put a 1275 or 1300 in....chomping at the bit!
You don't want to start swapping engine sizes around if you want to stay tax free - mines a standard 1000cc but I've got a stage 3 head to go on - I will change to the later hif44 carb though. Have you read this?
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Post by stupot1 » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:47 pm

Good shout about tax free, although the Government will probably change the goalposts again at some point! I'll look into the tuning, I'm not interested in a pocket rocket just something to keep up with modern traffic and throw around roundabouts!
The book looks like something I'll buy, not seen it before, I'll check on the Net later .
Cheers for the info .
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Post by firebobby » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:19 pm

Must admit, my sons standard Mini 1000 had no issues staying with the traffic, these are pretty nippy little cars. The go cart handling is still legendary.
That's a handy storage system Harry :thumbsup:
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Post by Crazy Harry » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:23 pm

Yea but what you can't see is the scissor lift stored under the Caterham :rofl:

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Post by ronk » Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:47 pm

I loved my mini in my youth - Full race motor, straight cut box etc etc
First engine 999s then 1293s- Happy Days :thumbsup:

All I've got left is one tatty photograph and a 10" Motalita steering wheel :( but a lot of memories :D
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So I bought a 35is with all the toys to play with. :thumbsup:

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Post by Crazy Harry » Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:41 pm

ronk wrote:
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:47 pm
I loved my mini in my youth - Full race motor, straight cut box etc etc
First engine 999s then 1293s- Happy Days :thumbsup:

All I've got left is one tatty photograph and a 10" Motalita steering wheel :( but a lot of memories :D
You know what they say! :worthless:

I'm sure we'll accept a mobile phone photo of a photo :thumbsup:

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Post by Smartbear » Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:03 pm

Crazy Harry wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:21 am
stupot1 wrote:
Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:33 am
firebobby wrote:
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:10 pm
Why does it have to be a 66 Mini, year of birth by any chance :wink:
Aye thats it :thumbsup:
Cooper S too expensive so standard will do and I'll put a 1275 or 1300 in....chomping at the bit!
You don't want to start swapping engine sizes around if you want to stay tax free - mines a standard 1000cc but I've got a stage 3 head to go on - I will change to the later hif44 carb though. Have you read this?
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Yes, I’ve read that book :P
I had a 1293cc engine with an lcb exhaust and downdraught carb, 12g940 cylinder head and front disc brake conversion on my old mini :thumbsup:
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