April 2011 Miniworldcouk

Although he stuck to original welding techniques, the Mini was treated to weld-through primer and decent underbody sealer to give it a chance of lasting better this time around. And Nick hasn't been averse to adding a few neat touches that aren't standard, like those Sports Pack arches. The wheel arch cut-out that would sit under the wing repeater lamp has been filled in to give a smooth profile and make it match the rear arch. It's a small point, but one that makes you wonder why everyone...

Buy A Mini

Need to know where to look to find Minis for sale I'm not yet sure what I want. Brian Cole Turn to the back of this very magazine to find hundreds of Minis for sale in our free ads. IKDI Star Letter will win a fab 25 Moss II' voucher, www.moss-europe.co.uk Early last year my son Mark got married, and being a huge Mini fan, he used our family Minis as a backdrop for some of the photos. As a thank you to me for preparing the Minis for the wedding and to his brother (best man), he gave us an...

Heritage Insurance sponsors Monte

Heritage Classic Car Insurance Iwww.heritage-quote. co.uk) were sponsors of Alastair Vines in this year's Monte Carlo Rally Historique. The charity Alastair is raising money for is known as Bliss (www.bliss.org. uk), which provides care and support to parents and their prematurely-born babies. It is a worthwhile cause and one that the staff at Heritage Insurance strongly support. You can donate to Bliss via Alastair's website, which also contains the story of his rallying adventure. Go to http...

Info

The shell and parts need to be pressure washed once again to remove the green residue which remains after the first submersion. nThe pressure jet contains a preservative. Water alone is avoided in the plant so that any surrounding bare metal parts do not rust. Particular attention is paid to the seams and crevices, especially on a Mini. If you are concerned about your Mini's steel being eroded away by the chemicals used in this process, check out this Clubman front wing. The chemicals are so...

Kelsey Publishing Group

The first major Mini show of the year is a good indicator of how the rest of the year will continue for the Mini scene. British Mini Club's Mini Fair on 30 January showed that there are thousands of Mini fans eager to put their money and efforts into the Mini scene which bodes well for us all, especially with all the economic doom and gloom in the press. Turn to page 94 for pics from the show. Southern MOC launched their campaign at Mini Fair for their bid to host the 2014 International Mini...

Miniw0rldc0uk April 2011

MiniWorld News is compiled by Clubs & News Editor Kay Drury Email kay minikay.co.uk. Get regular news updates at www.mimworld.co.uk news What's happening in the wonderful world of Mini Stephan Roberts and his navigator Darren had their flywheel ring gear come off during the event. They spent three hour cutting it into three pieces and removing it through the starter motor hole They were able to carry n by bump starting it Nice examples of early Vans are difficult to come by. This one...

Niusthave

Funky new bag from famous fashion designer Paul Smith who's a keen Mini fan. The bag features a slightly grubby twin-carb 1275 engine in an early Mini engine bay. We particularly like the subtle Paul Smith multi-coloured styling with the HT leads, reminiscent of his specially-designed striped Minis. 259 When converting from sealed-beam headlamps to H4 halogen bulbs and lenses, most kits are only supplied with regular bulbs. These XenonMax bulbs are an affordable and road-legal way to boost...

Seat Cover Kits

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Top Question

Top Question wins a Sealey LEO cranked handle ratchet worth 42.94 www.sealey.co.uk I am interested in a Vauxhall engine transplant in a standard round-nose Classic Mini but would like to know how to do this and retain the car's original registration in my case a G plate from 1990. Please can you address the following points 1) Although I can retain the original length of the front wings, a small bulkhead box is required to clear the back end of the block and enable the gear linkage to reach the...

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VUitb some minor changes, the Cooper S could easily be returned to the road, hut it's heen built for the track h Age Too young to race histories Racing highlights Three time Mini Miglia champion, winning Carewent Historic Rally outright in 1999 in my father's Mk1 S. H Past cars Alfasud, Mk3 Cortina GT, Mk1 Lotus Cortina, Mk2 Cooper S, Mini Van, Jaguar XKR, Holden Clubsport, Holden Ute and too many others to remember, Occupation Smart vehicle repair operator. Single or hooked-up Vlamed to the...

World of perfection

Biack Guard is a long-lasting exterior treatment for tyres, rubber and plastics. Buff Daddy's verdict A fantastic wet-look tyre treatment that has very good durability. It's best applied by paintbrush or sponge. A real bargain OOOOG 16.75 (5 litres wiwui.anchetnchenticals.co.uk High quality, professional-grade valeting and detailing products now available to the consumer market. Buff Daddy's verdict After being so impressed last issue, I was eager to try more products from the range. First up...

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Post Vehicle registration Mini Year Do you intend to take advantage of the free camping at Crystal Palace - YES NO MAYBE (Please circle one choice) T-shirt Size S M L XL XXL (Please circle one choice - extras will be on-sale on the day) I enclose my entry lee ol 30 an M sell-addressed envelope with 2 Irst class stamps (one entry form is leu one run pack. I have attached enough postage to ensure my application reaches you sale and sound. Cheques international money orders payable in sterling...

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Tel - 01953 455551 Fax - 01953 455451 There are only a few components in the Mini's ignition system but failure of any one of them, or reduced performance of several of the components, can result in poor running, misfiring, and even failure to start Words and photos Tim Mundy You can resolve simple problems in a matter of minutes. Some obs will take longer. Screwdrivers, spanners, multimeter, Laser spark testers, rags. The ignition system plays a major part in the efficient running of a Mini...

Years

John at Brooklands in the first Cooper Special. Photo courtesy of Mike Cooper (www. coaperhikes.com) John at Brooklands in the first Cooper Special. Photo courtesy of Mike Cooper (www. coaperhikes.com) To celebrate 20 years of MiniWorld, and the 50th anniversary of the Mini Cooper, launch editor Nigel Fryatt recalls the stories told to him by John Cooper To celebrate 20 years of MiniWorld, and the 50th anniversary of the Mini Cooper, launch editor Nigel Fryatt recalls the stories told to him by...

Cc cylinder head buildup

Nitriding Burette

As with all engine projects, the end product relies on a good foundation. Firstly, the head needs to be as new as possible. New heads are much lass prone to cracking in my experience. There is no point spending time and money on a casting that is likely to fail. Stick with the newest head you can get, in this case I chose the A unleaded 12G940B range as seen here. This is effectively a spring chicken in comparison with the much older A-series 12G940 head. These heads came with 33.2mm intake and...

Instruction To Your Bank Or Building Society

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Direct Debits from the account detailed in this instruction subject to the safeguards assured by the Direct Debit guarantee. I understand that this instruction may remain with Kelsey Publishing Ltd and, if so, details will be passed electronically to my Bank Building Society. Banks and Building Societies may not accept Direct Debit instructions for some types of account. Reference No office use only _ Please note telephone numbers and email addresses are for...

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You would think that someone like Geoff Bell, who has had Minis in his blood from an early age, would know better than to buy a Mini unseen on eBay.co.uk. His older brother Ray raced with Chris Tyrell in the 70s, and his younger brother, Steve Bell, was Mini Se7en champion and died in an accident at Silverstone whist leading the Miglia championship in 2001. Sadly, none of these three are still with us, but Geoff says they deserve a mention for introducing him to the Mini phenomena. The...

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60s Mini Cooper Modified Custom

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Logbook

Model 1996 Rover Cooper 35 LE Engine 1330 SPi built by Snail Speed, Specialist Components Typhoon ECU A 15 year old Mini is still comparatively young, but if it's been used and abused as much as our long-term friend, Sputnik, a considerable amount of time and effort can be required to keep them running smoothly. Unfortunately for Sput, but perhaps fortunately for me, the cost of keeping old faithful professionally maintained was starting to become too steep for the magazine to swallow. So I've...

Musthave

Mini Mpi Bike Engine Kit

It's never easy to get an MPi engine bay looking spotlessly clean, but a silicone hose set from Artel will certainly brighten things up. The set is designed specifically to fit MPi Minis 1996-on with front-mounted radiators. There are various colour options to choose from. Silicone hoses are more durable than the standard rubber type. 169 upwards 44 0 1789 774099 www.artelmotorsport.co.uh Force Racing has expanded its 3-piece 12-inch wheel range with a new Mini-fitment alloy which utilises the...

Performance Cooling Fuelling Systems

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Cotswold Edge Mc

There is a new club in the Chipping Sodbury area near Bristol . See www. cotswoldedgeminiclub co.uk or see Facebook. TYRED AND EXHAUSTED This club in the Buckinghamshire area meets an the first Friday of every month at 730pm at The Barley Mow pub, Cosgrove. See www. tyredandexhausted, co.uk or see Facebook. can be contacted c o Koh Chuan Heng Auto Parts Sdn. Bhd. 54, Jalan Suria 2. Taman Malm Jaya, 75250 Melaka, Malaysia. Tel 606-3360250, email mchiam5434 gmail. com. Sadly, the 2011 Autosport...

Insurance Tax Increase

As well as the 2.5 increase in VAT, Insurance Premium Tax also increased from 5 to 6 on 4 January. Heritage Classic Car Insurance has announced that they will not be passing on this increase on any of their additional cover products, such as the Classic Rescueline breakdown service, Legal Cover, or Key Care. Call 0B45 373 4777 or see www.heritage-quote. co.uk. CREDIT DUE The Minis to Monte pics in the March issue were credited incorrectly. Thanks to Robert Clayson for the excellent photos....

Acid Dipping

Mini Cooper 1000 Parts

We visited Surface Processing to learn about acid dipping shells a family run mini specialist, quality parts, quality service 1000's of Quality parts in stock, visit us at alternatively call 01942 601616 for more information SHOP 142 Leigh Road - Leigh - Lancashire - WN7 1SJ THE OfllGMJU. AMO GREATEST MAGAZINE FOft THE MINI I Kelsey Publishing Group, PO Bon 13, Westerham, Kent, TN1G 3WT 44 0 1959 541444 www.miniworld.co.uk Classic Mini Consultant amp Test Driver Peter Barker Japanese...

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John Cooper driving a Mini onto the stage at the Royal Variety Performance in 1992. With Raymond Baxter. www.youtube.com watch v 8AI8fl2H5Xs See mare movies 1www.yautube.com miniworldmaga2ine The Wheeler Dealers TV programme has been 'restoring' a Mini Moke. The Moke's previous owners Andy and Emma sent us these photos of the TV team buying it from them. Emma will be recognised by Mini fans from Little Gizmos as she's a regular trader at Mini shows. She says she is Scared big time The show is...