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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by surpip, Oct 27, 2005.
mini's fit in u-hauals real well
I never realized how small those were. Either that, or it is a very lage u-haul.
When i read the title I imagined 6" or so on each side of it. Not THAT much
I want one.
What year is that? Can you tell me/us more about it? I've been pondering getting one, but I know jack about them. Are parts hard to get? Are they hard to work on? What kind of mpg? How's the driving? Anything else?
I've been pondering a Samurai, a new Ranger, or a Cooper. Right now, I'm leaning toward Cooper with gas prices.
saw a '65 Chevy in a truck about that size. rode all the way from Cali like that, and then couldnt find anyone who would let them use a loading dock to get it out. surprisingly enough, 2x12s worked.
mine is titled as a 71 but it is actually a 90's model, they fudge the paperwork on the way over from england, you can only import them if they are 75 or older.
they drive like a dream, like a slot car, like a little go cart. So much fun, quick not really fast. I can keep up in the fast lane, just barely 90mph top it out with the motor screaming
www.miniguy.com is where i got my car from, he is in so cal
www.minimania.com and www.7ent.com are the 2 biggest parts suppliers in the country, i like the customer service from seven better, they race a mini in the scca gt5( i think) class ans have won it for the past 3 years, pretty cool stuff. The machinist that works for them is amazing and they build race engines in house.
Parts are expensive. British cars are a pain to work on, but mine has not been bad, Lucas wiring and smiths gages, both are crap, i will replace both here soon.
also mini mania has a car for sale section, and you can find them on ebay to
look to spend about 10 grand.
this is what my car will look like when it is done
That kinda scares me with people fudging titles, when I know not what the car should look like. 35 ain't bad...
They come with stick shifts, right? And what side is your driver's side? I don't know about running a manual left-handed!
fudgin the title isent a bad thing, you get a 90s car with a 70s title
these are a dime a dozen in britan, so they do that so they can sent the new ones(the ones that are still in good shape) over here
if you do a little looking you can figure out the differences in the years, the body panels remained unchanged from 61-2001 just some little differences, door hinges,grill, rear lights little stuff
MKI,II,III,IIII were the different mods
Mayfair(basic model)Cooper(higher end)and Cooper S(very expinsive for a real one most preformance) were the different option packages
yes most are sticks, mine is regular drive, most that come over here are, they change them over before they send them.
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