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Do I need to do a Valve Job?
Created: April 25, 2014
Most motors will go at least 80,000 miles before "needing a valve job"! But what are the signs? How do I determine if I really need it? Do I do it myself or pay a local machine shop.
Created: April 25, 2014
Dog engagement is typically limited to racing applications where fast, precise shifting is needed. Dog gear engagement works by having numerous large teeth or ‘dogs’ that mate into matching openings machined into the opposite surface of the drive gear. Unlike the synchro engagement, there is no synchronizing mechanism to assist in equalizing speed.

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Created: August 07, 2014
Race report by Phil Wicks of the Can-Am Mini Race, June 2014 56 Minis entered ranging in groups from M1-M5, with M5 being mostly space framed rear wheel drive cars with a lightweight Mini body shell, extra wide 13” wheels with slic...
Created: August 04, 2014
Coming straight off the Mid-Ohio Can-Am Mini Challenge race in June, I pulled the cylinder head of Snoopy, my 1967 Austin Mini racecar, and freshened it up. Everything seemed okay. We found a couple of things amiss on the front suspension and corrected accordingly.

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Created: November 10, 2014
MINI Cooper S Intercooler Upgrade Installation Instructions. This performance upgrade is easy to install because the intercooler is fully accessible from the top of the engine bay in the Cooper S. Pictures and text instructions included.
Created: January 27, 2014
The proper end gap assures a good combustion seal (minimum blowby) and allows adequate clearance between the ends of the rings so they do not butt up against each other and cause the rings to scuff or bind.

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Created: September 26, 2012
If you have a Mini shell in need of substantial rust repair, a rotisserie is a handy tool.  Since you wish to undertake these repairs, you either are a welder or you must know a welder.  This is key.  Pop rivets and JB Weld are no way to proceed on this level.    Good news ...
MINI brings a Diesel Countryman .. a Rumor?
Created: January 16, 2012
Since the moment the first MINI diesel was released in Europe, US MINI enthusiasts have been wondering when they could share in the diesel love. It would now appear that the answer is 2013

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Created: June 04, 2014
We've been in the business of providing parts and accessories for the original Classic Mini Coopers since 1974, and as a result Mini Mania is the largest US supplier of parts for the Classic Mini.
Created: April 08, 2014
Mini Mania History Photo Gallery

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Created: October 20, 2014
Phil Wicks Race Report Heacock Classic Gold Cup
Created: June 03, 2014
Brands Hatch raceway is the quintessential track that has represented English racing since 1950 and while probably best known for the “Grand Prix” circuit, it uses a smaller portion of that famous track that has been called the INDY circuit.