Classic Mini

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cosmo727
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Classic Mini

Postby cosmo727 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:11 am

Good Day All

I am considering a new toy and I think a Classic Mini is the way to go. Any Mini owners on the forum? If so, what is the best Mini forum that is comparable to Delica.ca?

Cheers

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Classic Mini

Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:50 pm

Minis are awesome. (I may be slightly biased. https://63miniresto.wordpress.com/)

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http://www.minifinity.com/forum/ is one of the more active forums. Bear in mind that Minis are considerably more popular than Delicas, so most issues have been comprehensively solved: be sure to read the FAQs and/or search online before asking technical questions.
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Classic Mini

Postby cosmo727 » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:11 pm

Growlerbearnz

You know that's what I'm talkin' about!!! That's one great looking Mini!!
Based on my limited research so far I would say that is a MKI judging by the exterior door hinges.

Thanks for the tips

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Classic Mini

Postby Growlerbearnz » Tue Aug 01, 2017 5:03 pm

Yup, it's a '63 with all the go-faster bits, wrapped in a ridiculously over-the-top restoration. You know things have gone a little off the rails when you're buffing the paint on the inside of the floor- the paint that's going to be covered with carpet.

There's nothing wrong with a mk3 or later (internal hinges, wind up windows), they are quieter and smoother than the early ones. There are thousands of them in Japan, just watch the auctions. Those ones even have aircon and fuel injection!
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Classic Mini

Postby cosmo727 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 5:00 am

As of right now the plan is to import a JDM Mini. It will be nice to get in the garage with room to spare. The Deli is 8', 6" (2.59 meters) tall with the roof basket and spare tire on top and will not fit due to the height restriction.

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