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 Post subject: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 8:56 pm 
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Hi all,
New onto this forum and thought I would say hi.
Just purchased a mk1 1967 Cooper which has been stripped down, had the rot and new panels spliced and welded with a multitude of boxes and bags full of original goodies which need sorting through!

Having being bought up around cars being restored, raced etc... this will be my first adventure into restoration and hopefully bringing this little mini back to its’ forma glory!

As a novice, can anyone recommend any manuals etc.. to aid restoration, rebuild etc... more towards the mechanical than bodywork (like a Haynes manual but better?)

Many thanks for your time reading and any help appreciated.

I will post some photographs up in due course.
Thanks again


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:03 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:47 pm 
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If it's bodywork and the like then I'd suggest that you look through some of the in depth rebuilds on this very forum. The knowledge that you will acquire, learn and take in is beyond comparison.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:17 pm 
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Get an original parts book, AKD3509.

Good luck with the resto!


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:00 am 
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Useful info whether building a standard or modified Mini engine/gearbox:-

A DVD BY MINIFILMS FEATURING BILL SOLLIS - FOR THE SERIOUS MINI ENTHUSIAST... Ultimate Mini Builder - 1380cc A-series is your comprehensive guide to building a high performance fast-road 1380cc A-series engine. With over four hours of in-depth footage, watch as Mini expert Bill Sollis strips a Metro 1275cc unit and then rebuilds it to 1380cc with all the perfect components for long-lasting and reliable power! And to prove the result, we run the engine on a dyno - revealing over 100bhp and 100lbs/ft of torque. Ultimate Mini Builder - 1380cc A-series is extremely detailed and offers invaluable guidance to anyone considering of home build. Extensive chapters and a comprehensive opening menu mean you can jump to exactly the section you want to watch, prior to heading into the garage! Seeing the job being done by a professional will give you enormous confidence to tackle your own rebuild Areas covered include... Comprehensive strip-down, What to keep, what to bin, How to set a specification. The Build - Crankshaft and bearings, Centre main strap, Pistons, rings and bolts, Camshaft and followers, Duplex timing gear, Adjusting the timing gear, Cylinder head fitment, Fitting of roller rockers, Gearbox strip-down & refurb, New clutch, Lightened & balanced flywheel, Performance distributor, Carburettor, Run-up on the dyno...and much more! BONUS FEATURE - Basic cylinder head refurb: Bill takes you through the basics of getting your cylinder head prepared, including lapping the valves and general inspection.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/ULTIMATE-MINI- ... B002HRYFSM


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:06 am 
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Hi,
Many thanks for your help,
Will keep you posted on the restoration.


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 Post subject: Re: Hello and advice!
PostPosted: Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:19 am 
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Hi Colonel Mustard, (Great name TBW)

There are a few resources on the main MK1 site that will come in handy.

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.uk/

Full Cooper & S Parts lists
http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.u ... _lists.htm

As well as the factory Workshop manual
http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.u ... l_1968.pdf

As far as non BMC manuals are concerned, I don't really use any myself. But I am sure you will get other recommendations.

Also, if you hit the buffers on any particular issue, ask the question here, you will be surprised how quickly you get a response (usually).

I look forward to hearing more about your resto in the future.

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