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    Posted: 25-Oct-2010 at 3:20pm
Some of you might have heard rumors that I was getting a mini. Well, I've had the mini for a few days and thought I better post up pictures and some info. This is gonna be a track toy that's street legal. Right now the main focus will be autocross. The car is an '84 Austin Mini with the 998cc beast under the hood.

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Have a rather long video that's uploading now. Will post in a while.

No worries, the miata isn't going anywhere.

Colin

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Very cool!
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A roller skate!
It should be a blast, I owned a series of Mini's BITD; '59 850, '64 w/ 1100 and a '67 Cooper clone.
From the photo it looks like a head gasket is in your future.
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AWESOME! I love those old Minis... always wanted to drive one. Enjoy it, guys! 
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Yeah, I think we're gonna have a blast with the car. It amazes me the way the car handles with new rubber, even with collapsed front suspension.

Mini gets a new windshield today and I've bought front bump stops, a driver side mirror, and a coil spring kit to replace the old rubber cones that were used.
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I love working on english cars that require special tools to work on! Just ordered a spring compression tool from california. Hopefully I'll get my springs in on tuesday.


As a side note, the springs are so small that four of them fit in a package that was a little over a foot long. He he
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Update on car... I've done many things! Check out my page for the specifics. I'm glad it isn't may yet because I've got a lot of work to do!

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Lots of pictures uploaded on my page from dismantling the body today...
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Ahhh...  The smell of rusted English car in the morning... Smells like a lot of time with a plasma cutter and a MIG welder.  Look on the bright side; it's a MINI.  There is not as lot of territory there, and you can just about  hold the body up with one hand while working with the other.

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