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Thread: The "Mini" build thread

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    The "Mini" build thread

    As most of you know by now I sold my Sol for an Austin Mini. I've wanted one since I was like 11 so don't judge, lol. It's a 1985 Mini 1000 imported from England in 1996 so yes it's right hand drive. Plans are a re-paint, new rims and tires, some light engine mods (no I'm not swapping in a hayabusa or a honda engine) and new seats to clean up the interior a bit. From the pics you can see how scary British cars were built. Most of the stuff I've removed so far has been held on with self-tapping screws and zipties. The carb sits directly behind the speedo so everytime you drive it you end up smelling like gas. The suspension doesn't use springs as such, they use big rubber cones instead.

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    The begining
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    An hour later
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    998cc of unbridled speed
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    Needs some rust repair
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    Sketchy heater held in by one wood screw!!!!
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    Hello Mr. carburetor
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    Lucas wiring at its finest
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    Holy splices!!!!
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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Looks good cale, i really like them old mini's had one myself when i was 12 years old, too bad it was too rusted to fix,
    Ive been looking for one of these for a long time too... any plans for engine or are you keeping it all stock?
    if you need a hand let me know id gladly help work on one of these buggers....

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Engine will get mild upgrades, header intake and new carb, maybe a cam. It's a kind of rare engine a 998 high compression cooper engine so I dot want to mess with it too much.

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Upgraded from a supercharged del sol to an 85' mini I see

    The craftsmanship looks frightening. Should keep you busy

    Any colour in mind yet?

    ps - that carb looks like it could use a nitrous plate under it.
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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    So... fxr 3.0's? I think so.

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    I was wondering how long before u posted about retrofits.

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniD1CK5 View Post
    I sold my Sol for an Austin Mini.
    Do you still see your reflection when you look in the mirror?

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Quote Originally Posted by MiniD1CK5 View Post
    I was wondering how long before u posted about retrofits.
    I mean am I going to start recommending suspension setups or engine mods? lol what else do I know..

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Yeah I'd be scared if u did that.

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    so when do i get my hands on that harness?

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    This car better be ready for autoslam!!!!!!! The word on the streets are there could be one as early as the end of April!

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Yeah that won't happen unless I can get a loan for 5g's

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    you need $5g's to put into your mini? ... you are doing a 2jz swap, knew it!
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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    Curtis, you always have the best news! Whoooop whoooooop

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    Re: The "Mini" build thread

    yah ill still have my car!

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