In which case I sold my Cooper "s" for £500
I'm 45 and never owned a mini ....
The only memory of being in a mini I have is being with 2 late teenage girls (who I'd grown up with ) taking a road trip to Blackpool.
The now lady driving on 850 cc made it handle like it was on rails!
Thanks for the trip down memory lane
Schoolboy error...... Take this pointy hat and go stand in the corner.
I need a crate of them John, sold a mint twincam Mk1 Escort for £3.5k and a fullly restored 1965 Etype ( flat floor pan) for about the same, and there is more
I'm sure we've all done similar, I know I have.
Feeling your pain Bob, Mk1 Mex sold for £895!
I got £800 for my mk2 1100 that i swapped all the mechanicals over from my rotten mk 1 Mexico, rebuilt engine using 1700 powermax pistons, big valve head, Piper cam, twin Weber 40's, full Janspeed exhaust, spax shocks... spent more on it than what I sold it for.
...and we’ve all done that!
And not all S's had twin tanks...
Guys don't feel bad about selling classic cars at a low price i know a bloke who gave away his half house and all his old classic bikes and cars to charity, strange name for a woman in my opinion.
My first car was a mini clubman, I replaced the 1000 engine with an 1100. Apart from that, the only other modificatiom was a couple of blocks of wood in the back. If you didn't chock the front seats up they would fall down on you in the most inopportune moments, usually when the windows were all steamed up
Twin tanks become a standard fitment on the Cooper S in May '66.
The use mine will get one tank will be enough! It certainly won’t be used for long distances. I may take in the odd show if this pandemic clears up!
Did some more on the mini yesterday, did our first new panel. Replacing some dodgy patching. Still got lots to do on this little bit. And plenty to learn.
Got a bit more done today
Cut both floors out and the tunnel then we put the new tunnel
Then we got one of the half floors bolted then welded in
Also started to put the other floor in
Amazing. Hard to believe how much material is removed yet no alignment issues! Just door frame first for me followed by it’s replacement then the DS sills up to the first swage line in the floor then the end of the seat support then companion bin repair.
Good work - but why not get a whole floor? Does no-one do one? Minimachine used to?
Their is a few reasons:
Firstly we were hoping to jeep the origonal tunnel but when It came to it when we cut both the floors out it had had loads of patches and was bent, so we thought we'd better change it,
Second of all my dads a cheapskate
I think someone does make a full floor not sure m machine maybe
Also was it you who said dont buy m machine panels buy heritage?
Thanks, Well that's not entirely true its not perfectly aligned because some muppet before we had tge car replaced the rear quarters door step and outer a panel and put them in tge wrong place so we've now got the floor in the correct place and trying to rectify other peoples mistakes.
No, not me. I can sympathise with your dad trying not to buy a floor - at around £600 if I recall they aint cheap. But two half floors and a tunnel must be close on £400?
Oh - btw, you have to seam weld the joints between tunnel and floors - mot reasons as well as strength? And moisture ingress.
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