Minispares Cooper S Block's - First pictures

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Exminiman
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Assume there will be an inline version ?

Maybe even, ditching the scroll oil seal for a 21st century solution ? :lol:

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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 necessarily, you could possibly buy and machine an original one for less than purchase cost? Won't know til we see a price I suppose.

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Any idea when they will be ready an on the shelves?

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The rough figure was £2000 plus vat i was quoted for a new block from them .

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£2k +vat .. Bargain Price given what is comes with .. quick its time to sell of the stash of old 1275 Engine Blocks & buy a new one from MS :o

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Mark

I asked the gentleman working for minispares that day and that’s what he told me

Cheers

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I've been told more like £1500 including vat ! .... At the end of the day it's a buisiness and they need them to sell , not sit on the shelf ... ken
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might be testing the water ? :shock:

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Even more interesting is the discussion I had regarding testing the aluminium casting - it'll need liners, and my money is on it not working due to vibration & flex, but apparently it's going to happen.

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I'm not at liberty to reveal sources (as they print in the papers) but the guy I was chatting to, and have known for 20+ years, was adamant that they will be testing an aluminium block, primarily aimed at racers who compete in series that will allow such a thing.
I was sceptical, and am convinced that it won't work (having spoken to people in the past who had some of the factory aluminium castings) for a multitude of reasons if they do try it - but Mr ****** stood his ground in the company of some of the big US 'names' present and reiterated the intention of testing it.

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