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Mini Magazine - - Mini Cooper S -

BODY 1966 Morris Mini Cooper 1275 S, re­stored with new sills and near­side wing, re­vers­ing light, front spot/fog lamps, Lu­cas 700 head­lamps, chrome wing mir­rors, side re­peaters. Re­painted in Jaguar Bri­tish Rac­ing Green. EN­GINE 1275cc Cooper S en­gine, re­bored to 1293cc, a 544 (For­mula Ju­nior) camshaft, lightly skimmed cylin­der head, twin 1.25-inch HS2 SU carbs with mod­i­fied nee­dles, Lu­cas sports coil, sixblade fan, Mini Moke sump guard. Es­ti­mated power: 90bhp. TRANS­MIS­SION Later model four-syn­chro re­mote change gear­box. SUS­PEN­SION Orig­i­nal Hy­dro­las­tic ‘wet’ set-up. BRAKES Cooper S 7.5-inch disc as­sem­blies (front), spaced drums (rear), servo as­sis­tance. WHEELS AND TYRES 4.5x10-inch Cos­mic al­loys, 145/80/10 Dun­lop SP Sport tyres. IN­TE­RIOR Karobes seat covers with rear seat painted black to match, cen­tre con­sole, Strada deep-dish leather-bound steer­ing wheel, wooden dash­board with ex­tra am­me­ter, rev counter switches and warning lights, ra­dio, Paddy Hop­kirk throt­tle pedal, in­er­tia-reel seat­belts, SPQR ash­tray bins, cig­a­rette lighters front and rear, stick-on Lu­cas heated rear win­dow el­e­ment.

The dash gained a rev counter and am­me­ter.

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