Keith Calver

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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.


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

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