View Full Version : Look what I did this winter.

03-06-2004, 07:35 PM

03-06-2004, 09:35 PM
You made that checkerboard cloth all by yourself? Wow, that's really nice. So who's engine is that? graemlins/lol.gif

Just kidding of course! That's sweet! how long before you install it and what all did you do?


03-07-2004, 01:12 AM
Swwwwweeeeeet ! coolgleam.gif

03-07-2004, 01:41 AM
I'll be putting it in in a few weeks, still have a couple more bits to get. It's a 1380 with a pretty warm cam, wedged and balanced crank, and forged pistons. Virtually everything is new. Only the block, crank, rods, head and oil pipe & banjo bolt were reused. All the hardware is new, too. The box is stock, but it's got a lightened flywheel.
Thanks for the compliments,

03-14-2004, 10:03 AM
Really excellent! My Spridget engine (1500) is being re-bored as we speak, so I'm a bit behind you in terms of progress.
I assume you're running the dished pistons because of street fuel....with a 1380 and a mild cam, it should be a torquey little beast. Have fun but don't forget to "wear protection" over that low, exposed sump! images/icons/wink.gif

03-14-2004, 01:09 PM
I was up until 4am this morning. I'm real close to putting it in - maybe tomorrow, can't wait. images/icons/grin.gif

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03-15-2004, 10:48 AM
That looks nice.

BTW, roughly how much BHP would an engine prepared like yours put out?

Just curious.


tony barnhill
03-15-2004, 12:37 PM
SWEET! Would you like to do a few of the ones I've got tucked away in a building?

03-15-2004, 12:50 PM
if he does you'll be keeping the morris graemlins/thumbsup.gif

03-16-2004, 02:11 AM
vagt6, the recipe should yield about 100-110 BHP.
I hope.

tony, if you buy the parts and pay for the machining, yeah, I'll do it for some beer money. graemlins/cheers.gif

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03-19-2004, 07:17 PM
Hi Mongoose
Looks very nice. I'm in the same process with a 1310cc S engine. It was in full race condition 20yrs ago and has been sitting in my garage. Torn down this winter and looks good though may need rebore/sleeve.Awaiting expert opinion. In race trim it produced 115-124hp with a compression ratio in the 11s. We used to get our 'commercially available'(race regs.) gas at the local airfield. It's going in a 1979 1000 body which is currently stripped to metal. Should be a good combination. We have to beef up the brakes/ suspension- Ideas anyone?
will have pics available

03-19-2004, 09:05 PM
Hey Hotdoc,

Barrie... I just moved from there back in the fall, lived there for about four years, lots of Mini's around town there! A guy named - I think - Louie is restoring one, he runs an automotive/electrical shop just off John St. west of Anne St., and I know of some other ones too. There's even an original Cooper that I know of, stored for years just south of town.

Other than on-line resources there are piles of club resources for Mini's around Ontario, as you may know. My club - www.geocities.com/motorcity/7967 (https://www.geocities.com/motorcity/7967) - has about 500 members nationwide and into the States as well, almost 100 Mini members, and is in the middle of setting up a special "club members only" Mini group/website. There should be details about that at the above website, or else e-mail Elva Allen via the website.

Anyway, welcome! graemlins/thumbsup.gif

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