Keith moves his new project home and Jeff finds a unit for his fleet, plus updates from Tim and Iain.
MINI LIFE Started out as 'a hand with the spanners' to my cousin Peter who'd just started racing in Mini Miglias. Spent fortunes at Mini Spares Centre building a couple of Miglias before joining the company for 5 years. During my 'Mini Life' I've had everything on the road from bog standard 850s to Monstrous 1600s and every conceivable variation you can imagine in between.
MINI SPEC Clubman shell undergoing a serious diet. Latest engine spec will be 1330cc with Special Marine Engineering crankshaft, billet steel con-rods, bespoke made one-off forged pistons. Cam will be a Graham Russell 308 full-race item, large diameter cam followers for reliability and accuracy of valve timing. New venturi-spec cylinder head, 1.4:1-ratio solid steel CST rockers, MSC competition push rods. Starting season on a Weber 45DCOE on Maniflow five-inch inlet manifold, or feasibly a Russell Engineering inlet manifold (if I can squeeze one out of him!). MSC Clubman s/cut or MBE Race Engineering dog box, MSC EVO drop gears, MSC EVO (Tran-X) LSD, AVO dampers, 8.4inch slotted discs, MSC four-pot ally callipers, Mintex F4R pads, 6 x12inch MB split rims, Yokohama A048R tyres.
1275 GT Racer 1990 Mini City 1985 Ol' Red 1973 Clubman 1989 Mini City E 1989 Mini Thirty