Minispares Cooper S Block's - First pictures

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Minispares Cooper S Block's - First pictures

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Now they have posted some pictures on FB, I guess it's OK to post them here.

Minispares, prototype Cooper S block. This is how far down the road this particular project is!
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Cool!

Is it made of alloy?

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Well Done Minispares 10 out of 10 for trying ..looks to be a proper job, what would we do without them ?

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mk1 wrote:
Polarsilver wrote:Well Done Minispares 10 out of 10 for trying ..looks to be a proper job, what would we do without them ?
No doubt some folks will find "lots" wrong with it & tell everyone how they could have done better :lol: :lol:
Undoubtedly!

I hope they are priced well enough to make them viable.. and by that I mean considering the price of buying a used 1275 engine, plus all the standard machining work to allow it to go again, plus abit more on top, would make them sell to the normal man.

Or will the price be aimed at the high end restorer/ appendix k racers....

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Some serious amount of time and effort gone into that, hats off.
Now should I sell the two standard bore 1275GT blocks I've got sharpish before the value drops like a stone :)

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AndyB72 wrote:Some serious amount of time and effort gone into that, hats off.
Now should I sell the two standard bore 1275GT blocks I've got sharpish before the value drops like a stone :)
I've noticed there's been a few on ebay recently...….

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I might need a replacement 1300GT block for the van, so when (by that I mean AFTER) values plummet, do let me know chaps :lol:

Fair play to Minispares though, that's a mammoth project! We really don't know how lucky we are.

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This should bring down the prices of shagged originals.

The alloy block looks superb. A coat of etch primer and green paint...........

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Costafortune wrote:This should bring down the prices of shagged originals.

The alloy block looks superb. A coat of etch primer and green paint...........
Not too much or it won't look original ;-)

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Does everyone want a thick flange though ??
What about repro 163 heads ?

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