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Car location: Vancouver, British Columbia, CanadaSale type: Fixed price listing
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Austin/BMC Mini Pickup ConvertibleJust finished mechanical assembly. No time on it at all. zero. zip. nada.
This must be my twentieth Mini rebuild that needs a new owner to add the final touches. If you are looking to buy this car I expect you know the jargon that follows. If you don't know what a 12G940 head or the implications of a 73. 5mm bore on an A+ Series block is. this car probably isn't for you….
This unit is a combination of many of the finest parts that were ever built for Minis by BMC. Leyland and Rover. It was imported from the UK and registered as 1982 vintage vehicle. Go figure. Who cares.
Yes. it is a genuine 1 of 40. 00 pickups. I trace the body to be about a 1972 vintage. Unfortunately some idiot in the UK decided to chop the roof off. which promptly destroyed any originality. But I purchased it for some fun and the novelty of it. Structurally it is sound. albeit a prick to get in and out of if you weigh 220.
The body is about all that remains of an 850/1000 pickup. It sports a Mark 4 sub-frame up front that is hard-mounted on the fire-wall. with Mark 4 mounts under the floor-pan. 12” wheels. large single caliper discs up front with metal pads. Spax shocks all round. new swivel-joints. poly-urethane bushings. Hi-Lo's front & rear. 2 degree negative camber arms. some old tricks of the Mini-trade. and some judicious welding on the sub-frame allow this thing to handle as good as anything I have built in thirty years. It is solid.
Where to start! NO! This not a COOPER! It is way better! It contains parts that when combined. far exceed reliability & performance of anything that was put into individual models of Coopers in the sixties. seventies. and the last 1300 Rover units.
Here goes in Bullet Format.
· 73. 5mm bore. standard stroke on 1275 crank = 1380 cc. Machined by Mini Spares in California. PowerMax Squeezecast pistons. · Crank is original grind size on mains and big-ends· Crank and Con rods are 1990s vintage Rover 1300 Cooper type· Head is a 12G940 casting that was superbly modified by Longspeed in England. A very nice head that brings 10. 5:1 and flows. I have left it at a nine-stud. · Valve are Rim-flo 1. 44”/1. 25”· Rocker is standard 1. 3:1 ratio. probably a mid-eighty 1275 assembly. · Pistons are courtesy of Mini Mania in CA. top of the line. · Cam is a Kent MD276 fast Road/rallye cam. 270 degrees. new with matching followers. double springs. rods. Nice rumble at idle in this 1480cc engine. · New oil pump. Adjustable oil pressure valve. set to 60 psi when hot. · Vernier-style cam belt and pulleys· Ignition. standard 1990's Rover electronic ignition. The timing advance on the dizzy has been limited. I have advance curves on paper. Run 10 Degrees btdc. · The flywheel and backing plate is radically undercut to about 10 lbs. The clutch plate is top of the line rally stock. pressure plate a ‘blue' dot. New release bearing. slave. master. etc etc. · The whole issue has been machine-balanced and blue-printed afterwards. · weber 45 DCOE and a K&N Oval. The firewall has been modified to fit. · New electric fuel pump in the back and a marine water/fuel separator 10 micron filter. · Exhaust is new LCB back. 1 ½”. · Transmission – changed the layshaft. replaced a few synchros. replaced spider gears. cups and shafts. Inner CV joints. New boots everywhere. Double seal on shift shaft. Experience and previous builds tell me this engine-build will put 140hp and 120ft. lb on the wheels the way it is with the right carb and intake manifold. Reliably!
Cooper Minilites 5” x 12”. they balance nicely. they are straight. (sprayed nicely with black plastidip)
Tires – NEW Yokohamas – 165/60 12” – 71H – stick like shit to blanket.
Large 1275 Cooper/GT ventilated disks up front with metallic pads. Rear drums were machined and shoes replaced. New wheel studs and nuts all round.
Enough. I can go on listing thirty years' worth of tweaks and twists. There is no magic here. just solid experience and workmanship. And $8000 worth of new parts.
it has new paint and lots of work done which is not listed aboveThis vehicle is priced way under some of the superficially finished junk that is on E-bay. It is mechanically better than 99% of you'll find. I need to make space…. THE WEBER CARB NEEDS A TUNE UP AND A THE Y PIPE NEEDS TO BE WELDED TO THE EXHAUST
please feel free to come check it out before bidding. it is road legal and fully registered as 1982 with icbc and comes with clear bc tittlecall/text me on 6047796048
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