Mini Magazine - - Mini Mayfair -

BODY 1994 Mini May­fair, fully re­stored in­clud­ing new front panel, bon­net, front wings, scut­tle, A-pan­els, re-skinned doors, in­ner and outer sills, heel board re­pairs, rear wing re­pairs, boot floor re­pairs, rear valance and clos­ing pan­els, boot lip and boolid. Rear arches tubbed, Sportspack arch ex­ten­sions, quad spot lamps, smoked front re­peaters, As­ton fuel cap, smoked rear lenses. Paint: Kawasaki Green with MINI Astro Black roof and rainbow holo­graphic metal flake. EN­GINE Orig­i­nal 1275cc A-plus, HIF38 SU car­bu­ret­tor, 9.4:1 com­pres­sion ra­tio, 50mm Spor­tex ex­haust sys­tem, all new gas­kets and seals, cleaned and colour coded. Es­ti­mated max­i­mum power: 50bhp. TRANS­MIS­SION Stan­dard re­built four-speed gear­box, 3.1:1 fi­nal drive ra­tio. SUS­PEN­SION Stan­dard-spec with rub­ber cones and re­built sub­frame as­sem­blies. BRAKES 8.4- inch discs to front, drums to rear, all new brake lines, servo as­sisted. WHEELS AND TYRES Su­perlight soft­line 7x13inch, Maxis Sport 175/50x13 tyres. IN­TE­RIOR Orig­i­nal re­clin­ing seats re-trimmed in black leather with green pip­ing and Bent­ley cross stitch de­sign, char­coal gloss black dash­board, black head­lin­ing, Mount­ney three-spoke steer­ing wheel, car­pet boot liner, Pi­o­neer head unit with dash and shelf speak­ers. Steve’s ship-shape sched­ule, catch­ing him off guard. “We’d planned to have the car back just in time for Bin­g­ley Hall,” Steve re­calls, “but it was done by Christ­mas and I had to find some space for it in the garage again! In the mean­time I’d re­paired the wiring loom of its pre­vi­ous bodges. The

Do you re­ally need a full-race 1380 en­gine? This stan­dard 1275 A-plus is fru­gal, civilised and torquey enough for Claire’s week­end ad­ven­tures.

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