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Old 12-07-2003, 11:56 AM
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Saw one on German TV the other night, comes with a supercharger.

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I don't like the BMW mini, looks too much like a normal car, the old mini is unique, somehow tho' I think it would be easier to put a V8 into a beetle than a mini, at least its got bigger wheels, and you can just chop out the back seat.
NE-Matt what about putting a V8 into a VW Bus, you can put it in the middle. There is a great site somewhere on the web that deals with all kinds of mods, if only I could find it again, if I do I will post it here.
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I'll let you off as you donr have many classic minis over there The BMW MINI (caps!) is a fair bit bigger than the classic mini (non caps) and weighs a lot more, tis an all new car, shares no parts with the classic mini at all. As for useage in the snow I reckon they would be fine, they are a nice car. There are no plans for a turbo version, but there is a supercharged version allready on sale, the MINI Cooper S, packs about 163 bhp I think.

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As for VW busses, seen a few with porsche 911 engines in!

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Old 12-07-2003, 03:25 PM
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Matt, I am in South Africa, believe me we have hundreds of classic mini's here, there is a guy about 2 blocks away that has 23 in his yard, I counted them the one day, all in various states of disrepair, I could not believe it when I went to the back of his house, around every corner there was another bunch of them, its times like that when I really wish I could fly over and get an aerial shot. My son's friend has a little red one, with black gt stripes, and a sunroof, the battery is almost as big as the car [audio system - needs big battery], he is about 6ft 3", never can figure out how he manages to drive the thing.

The Porsche 911 or 941 seem to be a popular conversion with the bus guys. We have an 1800 in our bus and its a PITA, can barely get 60 km's on a downhill, we had one with a 2.5 chevy motor in it but it kinda blew up on us, so we're going to stick to the original motor in this one, at least for awhile

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Old 12-07-2003, 07:44 PM
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Welcome Matt, I confess I did not know that Minis were made in the 90's. I had never heard of a Rover Mini. Did a search and see that they are almost the same car as the Mini Cooper. Original Minis, the only true ones, are very rare here. I've always thought they were a great little car just never found one I could afford. How about some photos?
Moby, we need a way to ship those Minis over here.
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Old 12-08-2003, 02:58 AM
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The Mini was first produced in ´59 or ´60 and was hailed as a packaging revolution.Although not the first application of front wheel drive, it was a design that gave the occupants a fair amount of space.A whole bunch of little pockets to store stuff.
An apprentice with me used to buy just the body shell and then add those things needed to make it go,just the essentials.
One bucket seat, no trim no carpet, this was in 1970.
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Old 12-09-2003, 08:31 AM
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Jack, the mini was made from 1959 till the end of 2000 when Rover (Rover were owned by BMW and then sold back to an English group in 1999 however BMW kept the "Mini" brand), the classic mini was stopped being made because it would no longer pass safety tests. With a few minor changes the last mini made was virtually the same as the first one over 41 years earlier!

This is my mini, 1994 1275 mini tahiti LE, one of only 500



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Old 12-09-2003, 05:13 PM
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Jack, think we could make money with them , just need to get my own ship.
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Thanks Matt, I have now been edge-e-cated. Still doesn't make them any easier to find here, tho.
Moby, any chance them little suckers will float?? The old beatles would.
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Old 12-13-2003, 11:41 AM
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A friend of mine holds the Guiness world record for the lowest Mini...................



He's built some wild looking cars over the years , not always to my liking but always very inovative . How many people you know that have chopped and shaved a Bentley Mulsanne Turbo . He built a beautiful 60's style custom 57 Ford Sunliner just last year. His latest project is a 37 Cord , it's being chopped , couped and will have a small block /auto and 23" wheels

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http://andysaunderskustoms.freeservers.com/index.html
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Hi NE-Matt

Pleased to meet you, good sir. I'm a fellow Brit, but live in California now. As far as ideas for Mini projects go, there's a absolutely gorgeous Mini pick-up conversion that I see driving around near me quite often. Surprisingly enough, it looks "right".
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