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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2016 4:02 pm 
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Richie wrote:
the engine is missing its cylinder head, are the 1100's head specific, or can I use a 998 head etc etc ?


You can use the standard 998 head, but don't expect fantastic results (unless you seriously mod it). Most 1100 engines came with a 12G202 head (better than the standard 848/998 head, plenty of them still around, has scope to be easily modified), except for the MG 1100 (and 1100 Spridgets), which used the 12G206/12G295 head found on 998 Coopers (which is even better). The latter head isn't as easy to find as it used to be, especially ones that haven't been skimmed…

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2016 11:53 am 
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If you are new to the mk1 mini or minis in general I would suggest getting hold of Lindsey Porters old restoration guide if they are still about it is a useful reference point, part of the Haynes series from memory. (not forgetting some of it was written in the late 80's). I rebuilt a very knackered Frogeye using his sprite one many years ago.

Mick


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 8:24 am 
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Thanks, will have a look on amazon.


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2016 10:22 am 
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Looks nice project, I'm local if you need some assistance.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 11, 2016 8:40 am 
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Thanks buddy. :)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 9:18 pm 
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Finally got the mini into the roll over jig, floor is being chopped out ready for the new panel to be grafted in.. finally we are moving with the project !


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:34 pm 
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Hey folks, I managed to get the drivers side floor pan in place, I noticed on the pressing that it has two drain holes in the footwell ala later mini's. do I need to close these up, or did Mk1's have them ? I don't have an original on the car to compare to.



have got the bit firmly between my teeth at the minute, plan is to get the drivers side floor pan fully sorted, graft in a new top sill then chop out the shoddy repaired floor panel on the passenger side.


then I can pluck up the courage to pull the boot floor :roll:


I have ordered some door hinges from mini spares so I can offer the doors in place when I do the top sill and "A" panels..... If you guys have any recommendations or advice I will happily take it.


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Richie


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 6:41 pm 
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Can't comment for a 1966, but my 1962 has no holes in floor pan, my mk2 1968 did, think from previous research posts on here some had holes and some didn't.
Have to agree though m machine floor panels are top quality
As for boot floor the full floor replacement is far easier than it looks, its the way I went and if you buy modded one from m machine with correct early battery box it's far better


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 12:16 pm 
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Thanks Daz, i will do some digging !

started to fit the top sill today so i am getting there on the drivers side. once that is done i can move over to the passenger side and re do all the repairs on that side.... lots of fun :lol: :lol: :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 13, 2017 2:35 pm 
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I hope that you're photographing this work bonnie lad. One picture describes a thousand words when you've finished the car or when your son comes to sell it. Oh yes he will...........!


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