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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 12:43 pm 
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I had a 1275 Cooper S mk 11 with a Downton tuned engine, Jack Knight gearbox and Minilites with Dunlop race tyres on. Proper mini :lol: :lol:


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Ever tempted to pop that engine into a Marina?

*Runs and hides*


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 1:39 pm 
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Dr S wrote:
I had a 1275 Cooper S mk 11 with a Downton tuned engine, Jack Knight gearbox and Minilites with Dunlop race tyres on. Proper mini :lol: :lol:

Now that is a proper mini.

Mine had 4 Amal carbs when I got it. It went like stink but they were impossible to keep in tune. :roll:


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I had a mini Pick-up 'JUD 32K' - rare as genuine 1994 Zaskar decals now.


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Tallpaul wrote:
gump wrote:
nope, but the power steering is a joke. Probably about the noiseyest system around.


Yeah, it's run off an electric motor rather than the engine.

Can't say its bothered me on the Mini's i've been in. Certainly not a deal breaker at the moment. The road noise from the run-flats is probably more of a pain.

Good man! Know your stuff - I design these things for a living :)

Thats one thing that has got people thinking - how a BMW permium brand mini gets away with something that sounds so horrendous when parking etc, and no one cares!
Note the first Gen minis used a hydraulic system driven by electric motor, second Gen use a full electric system. In case you were interested :?

IGMC...


Errr, who edited my post and how???????? :?


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Looks like a mod has pressed 'edit' instead of 'quote'. :wink:


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Sod it and get a Fabia Vrs.

Mine is remapped etc and keeps up with cooper s' and i still get 68mpg plus on long runs.....

Oh....and the boot on mine doesnt resemble my glovebox like a mini's does!

Personal choice at the end of the day


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oh shit! pressed the edit not reply button...
hang on :oops:


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Good man TallPual! Know your stuff - I design these things for a living :)

Thats one thing that has got people thinking - how a BMW permium brand mini gets away with something that sounds so horrendous when parking etc, and no one cares!
Note the first Gen minis used a hydraulic system driven by electric motor, second Gen use a full electric system. In case you were interested :?

IGMC...


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PostPosted: Wed Dec 17, 2008 2:32 pm 
retrobike rider
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Round the doors, I’m getting 25mpg and on long runs 31mpg (2hrs + on the motorway).

Got a 04 (facelift) with chilli pack, folding mirrors, grey headliner, rain pack.

Servicing doesn't cost much because of the TLC, which reminds me I need to extend it to 8years.

Have you searched mini2.com/forums?

BTW never noticed the power steering, probs bug the shit out me now!


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