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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:48 pm 
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:roll: Qustion about this COLDWELL alloy rocker cover,
a friend of mine bought it just now local in the Netherlands.
The breather pipe will come later for the hole in the back.

Does some one know something about it, who was COLDWELL :?:
I have see the Coldwell Mini on this forum but never a rocker cover.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 2:59 pm 
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Coldwell was a company run by Bill Needham. They made a huge range of tuning parts for Minis during the 1960's Bill sold out in the early 70's & went on to other things. He was a very successful Cooper 500 driver 7 still campains his Coldwell Twincam with son Mark to this day, despite being over 80 now.

Bill is one of the last survivors of the generation of truly skilled original Mini tuners.

There are at least two types of "Coldwell" rocker covers for A Series engines. The one you picture above which looks to be based around a standard rocker cover & a similar smooth one with COLDWELL in much bolder letters right across the front.

http://mk1-performance-conversions.co.u ... eering.htm

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:06 pm 
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:o Thanks Mark, is this an rare rockercover ?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 3:44 pm 
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Yes it is.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:23 pm 
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Can I just say at this stage, I'm an absolute ARSE.

:lol:

Here is the casting style on the Mink's diff cover:

ImageColdwell documentation 010 by Alastair Brown, on Flickr

and rear upright

ImageIMGP5745 by Alastair Brown, on Flickr



Rare thing that cover.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:39 pm 
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You most certainly are.

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Any news what happend to the Mink once you sold it?

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:45 pm 
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I think it's still mid restoration, stalled due to one of the guys involved suffering ill health. I think the body was done and pretty much ready for re-assembly.

It is top of the want to buy back list. Pandora was great, but I should never have sold the Mink.

Bill isn't a great fan of the car, but I think that's more to do with his relationship with John Houghton.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 24, 2017 4:49 pm 
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Glad to hear it is still progressing, all be it slowly.

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 12:04 am 
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interesting cover to say the least...

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 25, 2017 6:11 am 
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Now that is a rocker cover I'd like to have! I had a Coldwell inlet a while ago. Awesome find.


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