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Zara014

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101 posts

31 months

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Tuesday 9th October 2012 quote quote all
Alreet all, just wanted to drop by and say hello here as Ive had my black Mini Cooper just under a month now, had to get something alot cheaper to run/maintain than my prevous car but could still take to shows etc (Ford Racing Puma #14) and have always wanted a mini since I can remember and now seemed the best time.

some details :
1991 Mini Cooper in Black with white decals
Got this little beaut at The National Mini Show and picked her up on Monday for a bargain price of
£1780

82k and has some service history
cooper interior
sportex exhaust -will be changing the front for Maniflow
Minilite wheels
Drives like a dream and loving it already!

A few pics after a first quick wash the day I picked her up:









And at Ashby Folville last month smile



Im already booked on a trackday at Donnigton with a few mates in 3 weeks smile whch will be a reet lugh more than anything, its gonna save me a hell of alot of money in the long run and its a cool little car to have !!

Done a couple of mods since Ive had her, clear rear lights, front indicators and side repeaters, fitted a bracket to drop the steering column abit (looads better) and also fitted halogen headlights, again a massive improvement! Also had it fully servced on Sunday which has helped smile

a few pics as she stands





one with the FRP in the back:




Will be doing my two yearly trip to the Nurburg Ring next year aswell as hopefully getting to London to Brighton and as many shows as possible.

Future plans include getting some wider arches, 13x7 Starmag wheels, body work touch up, suspension uprgarde, brake upgrade (4 pots) and to complete the exhaust with a maniflow front system complete with KnN filter. Fingers crossed this time next year itl have a turbo aswell!

wey thats all for now, hope to see/ speak to you all at some point! biggrin

Cheers Zara

PSBuckshot

4,891 posts

45 months

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Seems tidy enough.
My engine went boom on Sunday so I'm a bit jealous of everyone's Mini at the moment.
And when I say boom I mean boom.

Zara014

Original Poster:

101 posts

31 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
oh st frown I guess Boom, is a Boom whatever it is!

sorry to hear that frown

PSBuckshot

4,891 posts

45 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
As for the exhaust I'd suggest an RC40!
Just a personal taste thing but they look and sound better (imo ofc)

RacingBlue

962 posts

50 months

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Looks good Z ;-)
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Zara014

Original Poster:

101 posts

31 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
tbh I quite like the backbox currently on it, again personal preference, want to see about lifting it abit as it hangs quite low, just want to change the front part to maniflow..

lol Neil you changed your name again wink haha cheers!

PH lurker

1,300 posts

43 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
I love the car, it looks super; but I hope you don't mind me saying that I think those rear lights look horrid. Each to their own though and you'll no doubt be getting many smiles per mile from it.

RacingBlue

962 posts

50 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
Zara014 said:
tbh I quite like the backbox currently on it, again personal preference, want to see about lifting it abit as it hangs quite low, just want to change the front part to maniflow..

lol Neil you changed your name again wink haha cheers!
Seemed a bit stupid to advertise a car I hate!

evotell

7 posts

24 months

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Wednesday 10th October 2012 quote quote all
My Mini Miglia Race Car.

Built in 1992 from new shell by world renowned Mini guru Pete Vickers and raced by Championship winner Bill Sollis in the Mini Miglia Series during the 90's. In 2000 the car was imported into Canada through the Mini Seven Club. Upon arrival into Canada it was developed for GT4/5 racing. The car was gone over front to back, top to bottom in 2006 and fitted with a fresh 1380cc engine full race motor.

This is a very serious car and blistering quick Mini that in the right hands is a giant beater. Car has done well in Canada and the U.S. Winning the Canadian GT4 Championship and Ultimate Mini Challenge in 2004 at Blackhawk.

Competition History
• Mini Miglia Championship Winning Car
• Western Canadian GT4 Championship 2004
• Ultimate Mini Challenge Winner 2004
• Under 2.0 liter Lap record holder at Stratotech Park

Performance Data
• Class: GT4/GTL
• Weight: 1325 lbs
• 0-60 4.1 seconds

Engine
• Austin 1380cc A+ block (Refreshed in 2011)
• 145 BHP @ 8000 RPM
• Slark Engineering race head
• All steel main caps
• MED Metro turbo crankshaft
• Arrow connecting rods
• Omega pistons
• Russell Engineering camshaft
• SRE valves
• Billet roller rockers & push rods
• Electromotive crankfire ignition
• KAD belt driven camshaft (New 2011)
• High torque starter

Transmission
• Jack Knight dog box
• KAD pinion bearing support housing (New 2011)
• Salisbury LSD
• 4.1 Mini Spares semi helical CWP (New 2011)
• One-to-one straight cut idler gears
• AP Paddle clutch with Arrow pressure plate
• Swiftune Ultralite flywheel
• Hardy Spicer axles
• Inside mounted short shifter
• Machined & lightened clutch casing

Body
• Built by Mini guru Peter Vickers
• Fully seem welded, lightened & strengthen shell
• Full welded In race spec roll cage
• Carbon fiber front end & trunk lid
• Lexan side & rear windows

Fuel System & Exhaust
• ATL 10 gallon alloy fuel Cell (2005)
• Facett red top fuel pump
• Maniflow 2.5 Inch exhaust with O2 sensor
• 45 DCOE Weber on Maniflow custom Inlet manifold
• Maniflow ceramic coated exhaust manifold

Interior
• Fully plumbed In fire system
• Blue Cobra Imola race seat
• 5 Point harness (New 2005)
• Elliot Tach & shift light
• Quick release Monty steering wheel
• On-floor switch gear & master switch
• Wiring socket for remote or slave starter

Oil/Water System
• Front mounted K. Series Rover radiator (New 2011)
• 13 Row competition oil cooler with aircraft spec hoses
• Belt driven water pump

Suspension/Brakes
• Fully on-car adjustable rose jointed suspension
• Fully adjustable front & rear sway bars
• Adjustable camber plates
• Spax Double adjustable front & single rear dampers (Factory Rebuild 2006)
• KAD 4 Pot alloy calipers with vented discs
• Rear Cooper S brakes with Mini Fins
• Lightened and strengthened front & rear sub-frames
• Adjustable brake bias

Wheels & Tires
• 10 Spectrum racing rims with slicks - wets



PH lurker

1,300 posts

43 months

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^ Worthy of seperate threads? Very nice car, but obviously different to OPs very nice car.

minizara

Original Poster:

101 posts

31 months

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lol thatnks for that - very nice project though but you can make your own thread for it smile

lol @PHlurker Im all for opinions etc so nee worries I like the lights, will be keeping the originals though in my spare car parts room lol!

absolutely loving it though, cheeky flick of the ignition through town seems to get a few looks aswell hahaha!!

haynes

370 posts

128 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
Nice car but please, dont do the 13" starmags, hideous. If anything go for 10s, especially as you plan to change to 4 pot calipers anyway, but i like it the way is it, more genuine / original.

Cooperman

4,067 posts

136 months

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Tuesday 16th October 2012 quote quote all
I you fit a decent exhaust system and get rid of the power-sapping twin exit pipes for a Maniflow 1.75" system you'll gain a few bhp and use a bit less fuel too. You need the same size final exit pipe as the rest of the exhaust system to maintain gas flow.

lindrup119

534 posts

29 months

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Wednesday 24th October 2012 quote quote all
Not a fan of the lights or the backbox but its YOUR car smile As said RC40 is THE best allrounder for minis but just in case you are looking for anything a bit different I have an oval shaped boxster exhaust for sale winkscratchchin

Roadster25

225 posts

48 months

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Monday 29th October 2012 quote quote all
haynes said:
Nice car but please, dont do the 13" starmags, hideous. If anything go for 10s, especially as you plan to change to 4 pot calipers anyway, but i like it the way is it, more genuine / original.
Not only hideous, but big wheels rob Minis of their nimble feel. 12 x 5 an absolute maximum if you enjoy the way it handles. Another vote for the originals from me.

minizara

Original Poster:

101 posts

31 months

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Thursday 1st November 2012 quote quote all
Ive had mixed replies about the 13's tbh Iv heard alot of good stuff about them, a mate of mine is running 13x7's and handles amazing...
After how much my little box is sliding around atm i definately want to change them span out at Donington Park on Tuesday on a sighting lap ending in the gravel pit (all is fine though and got through the rest of the day well) but it wasnt even being pushed as hard as I drive it normally...

thanks for the comments/opinions about the rest though wink Im liking how it is atm and apart from a new set of tyres for winter its staying that way until the warmer weather smile


Mrs Muttleysnoop

860 posts

70 months

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Saturday 3rd November 2012 quote quote all
Sighting laps are not for pushing hard, they are for sighting. Instruction is a good thing to go for on a track day.

Miniholic

108 posts

124 months

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Thursday 8th November 2012 quote quote all
Nice looking mini, the FRP's not bad either.

Rather than swapping wheels, a set of decent 165/60r12 tyres such as Yokohama A539s and sorting the suspension will really transform the handling.

casbar

891 posts

101 months

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Friday 9th November 2012 quote quote all
Nice car! Not sure how much your last car cost to run, but a mini is not cheap to maintain, there is always something that needs doing. If your going to track it, things will break.

But if your good with a spanner, maintenance is good fun.

4wheelandcyril

10 posts

23 months

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Saturday 17th November 2012 quote quote all
Known for being a high maintenance auto, nevertheless I find minis one of the smoothest cars to drive. But bigger wheels is a no-no. Yours is a great looking car mate!
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