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About my Mk1 Mini van.....
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Marksmini



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:26 am    Post subject: About my Mk1 Mini van..... Reply with quote

Part one of my mini van.
http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=25654&st=0&start=0


Part Two of my mini van

http://www.theminiforum.co.uk/forums/index.php?showtopic=70527&st=15&gopid=841776&#entry841776

well what do i have here, its a 1380 Mk1 mini van. its power output as stated by the track day driver who owned the car before me said 140BHP. its got the normal engine upgrades of stright cut drop gears, limited slip diff,uprated cam, pistons crank 48 twin webber carb etc.....

its just come back from its respray, ive been working on this car for about 3 years now (im very busy person) the engine still needs setting up, and a complete rewire. apart from that its lloking good.
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Marksmini



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PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

sorry Pics might help


13inch alloy sPLIT RIMS WHICH HAVE CURRENTLY COME OFF THE CAR.




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bob2



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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 10:27 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

nice van mate
I like it with 10 inch on Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2008 11:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
I like it with 10 inch on Smile


It is rather sexy, isn't it? Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing
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bob2



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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2008 11:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes but dont tell my wife I said that Razz
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Greg



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PostPosted: Sun Feb 24, 2008 4:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Smart, lovely colour as well Cool
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Marksmini



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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thank you for your nice comments.

she still has alot of work to finish her off but shes coming along slowly
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Rick
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 09, 2008 10:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

great little car, and as already said - looks fab on 10" rims

R Smile
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ianm



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 10:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

G'day Mark , looks like she coming along fine , wish I was that far advanced with the Hillman.
What breed are the wheels they look very effective
Ian Smile Smile
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bob2



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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2008 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

well I may try answering this, mayb if i m wrong Marksmini can put me right
the 13 inch look like compomotives whilst the 10 inch look like mambas
However I may add thats its been a long time since I visited my optician!! Laughing

BTW Marksmini di u have a look at my 2 minis?
I may try and make a post about them cause I do not know if i ever did!!!
however theres a short story in the Your stories section in tha main site.
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Marksmini



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 9:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

yes bob i had a look, very nice and yes your right with the wheels too.

the mambos are off my blue mini which is in the banner above, just above the word PRESERVATION, and the other set of split rim wheels are off my van, the van is wearing the mambos as the split rims was being slip and resealed.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

All this Mini talk is making me wonder about finding one!! Smile

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Marksmini



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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

lol,

you will never look back lol fun, easy and cheep (ish) there ok but to be honest i would much rather have some of your cars rick lol

http://s144.photobucket.com/albums/r167/marksmini/Mini%20Van/?albumview=grid&fullsize=100_6300.jpg

not sure if this will work, it should be my photo bucket file for my van.
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 04, 2008 11:16 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I learnt to drive on mum's tweaked Mini estate (smooth roof) 20 years ago, it was built in 1967, and later fitted with an engine from an Austin 1100 if memory serves, so it went quite well. I'll try and find a pic sometime and put it on here. I did briefly own a very rorty, non-roadworthy, Mini pickup but that went to a new home, it needed too much weldy weldy for me to get involved with, but the engine sounded fab Cool

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 07, 2008 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

u should get a nice period min rick mark 1 or 2 preferably mark 1 though!!

If I could find a nice solid mark 1 I'd be tempted to sell the blue one and get that instead but as the blue one is mostly my mum's I can't do it!!
that's why I changed its looks to those of a mark 1 mini!!
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