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 Bought another car, but the engine goes the long way

 Created by: helpmymini
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 Posted: May 19, 2017 02:35AM
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Last post: May 27, 2017
Member since:Sep 24, 2011
I have one of each too!!

The two best cars that there ever were (and A-series to boot).

 Posted: May 18, 2017 07:44PM
Total posts: 27
Last post: May 18, 2017
Member since:Jul 7, 2015
Perfectly understandable!
I have a '74 my motor was in similar condition when I got it.

 Posted: May 18, 2017 07:38PM
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Last post: May 28, 2017
Member since:Jan 22, 2003
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I have a 73 also....Just pulled it in the garage 10 mins ago..

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: May 18, 2017 06:23PM
Total posts: 3772
Last post: May 27, 2017
Member since:Apr 26, 2005
It started as a simple craigslist post texted to me by a friend. After hours of conversation, I now own a 1973 RWA Midget with a spun bearing. The PO has the engine apart (very well organized) where I saw a failed rod bearing. Bores are NOT scored. Rings decent. ALL parts there to reassemble. Extra trans. NEW roof. VERY little rust. Interior a 7 out of 10. Dash pristine. I couldn't resist. I even got my wife to say "why not".

My parents had a 71 Midget when I was growing up. They must have put 100,000 miles on it touring the back roads of Michigan. It looked great next to the 1971 Mini.

I'm hoping to get the engine in the shop for a full inspection then freshen up all the surfaces. Famous last words?

On a side note, took both the mini and lotus for spirited runs through the twisties in the woods today. Couldn't ask for a more beautiful day!

Mark Looman, Ada Michigan 1967 Austin Cooper S