Sorry to clutter your thread BTW @bert
I’ll start a fresh one once mines here.
Not my thread so don't worry about it
Ooops sorry @Jacktegla
Picked up a 1971 Mini 850 yesterday for a mate , hasn’t been used for two years and missing the door keys . Body work seems solid all round, interior a little tatty but for £850 I think he has a bargain
Prolly worth 3 times that as a minimum
It’ll probably not be used along with his Aston Martin and Rolls
I have the same problem.
Yeh, isn't it tricky, having to choose? Aston, Roller, Ferrari...Isetta..
Done a little bit more on the Mini today.
Removed the rear pockets
Flipped it upside down and started to upick the floor panels.
Who said a mini wouldn't make a good window
I admire your dedication. Having driven them back in the days, as my first cars.. I,am happy to to see the few being restored. The van I first drove was £250 new. My brother, then me, got a lot of miles off it. But, looking back to the 60s, They were pretty rough back then.
Lol, repairs on rot, that's what minis were all about.
Nova sport bonnet?
Now why did you rebuild a 998A+ for this - plenty of old a series ones about, and when the shell is a thing of buauty, it will need an old a series to make it complete? In fact I would be fitting a tuned 1100 - you can get them to 1200cc, with some tuning bits it would zip allong. (This is what I'll be doing to my coopers, when I eventually get around to it).
#jacktegla about time your dad did something. Cant see that jumper lasting long, when welding.
Yes lots of repairs from other people but we plan to try and replace very good eye, yes it is a nova sport bonnet that was our last restoration which we did a couple of years ago
You don't really think he'll do any more than this for another 6 months do you. He wanted to come in from the garage at 5.
I doubt the shell will be a thing of beauty but thanks for the encouragement.
Obviously it should have a 998 this is one of the reasons my dad wanted to put it back to this engine size so atleast it would look slightly original as at the moment we are usure weither its going to go back to rally spec or a complete restoration with a built up engine.
Plus my dads favourite mini he had back in the day was a 998.
Yes but why an A+? Unless you allready had it - even then, original cars are what people are after, so a 1000/1100 block would have made more sense.
And yes, it will be as good if not better than original I'm sure, but damnit, mini parts prices have gone up...
We already had the a+ block from years ago and it had already had work done to it so we decided to use it.
We still have an old A series engine the original 998 for it on the shelf so if we do decide to make it completely origonal we can build it up but we're looking to have a bit of fun with it at the moment.
Also we never worry about what other people want on a mini and how much it would lower the price because my dad cannot sell anything hes had most of the cars in our garage for over 20 years and I cannot see him or myself selling them in the near future.
Jack is that a genuine Cooper? Reason I ask is I thought the real ones all had twin tanks and filler caps.
Yes uts an origonal cooper i think your thinking of a cooper s
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