Started on Sept. 18 by T.J.

1964 Austin Mini Cooper S


1275 cc +0.060” (1330 cc), Engine built by Abacus Racing (thanks Chuck!), HIF-44 carb, LCB header, RC40 exhaust, Aldon Red dizzy, Kent 286 cam, 7.5” Cooper S disks front, Minifin drums rear, HI-Lo adjustable height suspension, Safety Devices Roll bar, Corbeau fixed back racing seats This is a fun car. I’ve been driving it to work a couple days a week recently.

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April 02
Mini 56 preps

In preparation for the Mini 56, I figured it was time to lose the Corbeau …

Nov. 21
Still no megajolt

I’ve been sitting on all the required parts to install a megajolt fully programmable ignition …

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Feb. 16, 2009, 12:05 p.m.

Nice! Is it a "real" S?

March 4, 2009, 2:09 p.m.

Is it a real S? Only on paper. The Heritage certificate says it is, but there are little to no parts on the car from 1964. It does have some of the S pieces parts, like the 7.5" brakes, and the extra stud on the block, and the twin tanks, etc., but not authentic in any meaningful way.

Sept. 17, 2009, 10:36 p.m.

Nice! Got my vote! :-)

Sept. 19, 2009, 3:46 p.m.

Thanks ECM! In the picture I have my Hoosier F500 slicks on - it makes for a better stance than my normal street wheels/tires. The slicks are a good bit wider than my street tires and those wheels are an inch wider than my street wheels.

March 31, 2010, 7:18 a.m.

I installed the Megajolt on the BMW instead of the Mini. The ignition system in the Mini has been doing it's job without fuss for a few years and I was happy enough with it that I was not willing to pull the engine just to install the trigger wheel on the crank pulley and mount the VR sensor. There just isn't enough room to do either with the engine in the car.

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