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Created: April 23, 2013
How to Tie Your Mini Down to a Trailer When you push, pull or drive the mini onto the trailer, step on the brake pedal and firmly apply the parking brake.  On some minis, especially project cars that have been sitting for years, both actions may have no appreciable effect.  Placin...
Created: February 13, 2013
Installing the T7 Heater in our Mark I Cooper S Republished with permission from cooperroadmini.com The heater was not among the pile of parts that were in the heap we started with on Cooper Road. As we’ve built this Mini, the heater was hardly a priority, but now that the car is pr...
Einszett Interviewed at Detail Fest
Created: May 23, 2011
Einszett Interviewed at Detail Fest 2011
Created: April 08, 2011
Some customers have asked us to share with them how to achieve the best results when applying heat seal or 'iron on' emblems and patches to their garments. As we have both commercial and home based customers, we've created two very easy to follow guides.
Created: September 24, 2009
Searching and Finding The Parts You Need at Mini Mania At Mini Mania, we have literally thousands and thousands of parts available for your Mini! This vast selection is a great asset, but it can be tricky to find what you want without knowing where to look. If you're not sure which Mini/engine combinatio...
Created: August 26, 2008
  Transportation consumes about 25 percent of the total energy used in the United States. Driving releases harmful chemicals and other air...
How To ID Your Mini with Pictures
Created: March 10, 2006
Most Mini owners have no idea how to tell what kind of Mini they have. In fact, in many cases they don’t even know there are really so many different Minis. This interactive guide will walk you through the proper identification of your Mini.
Created: February 16, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Built fo...
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Bui...
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Bui...
Created: February 13, 2006
Share on Facebook Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Stan...
Created: February 13, 2006
  Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis M...
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Bui...
Mini Identification: Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification: Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit When is a Mini, is a Mini, is a Mini? Most current or potential Mini owners have no idea how to tell what kind of Mini they have. In fact, in many cases they don’t even know there are really so many different Minis.
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Bui...
Created: February 13, 2006
Use our Visual Interactive Matrix. A step by step guide to Mini identification.
Created: February 13, 2006
Introduction Getting Started Why Correct Identification is Necessary What to Know to Identify Minis Identification by Chassis Number/VIN – Standard Cars Identifying Minis by Engine/Power Unit Mini Mini History Identifying Minis by Mark Identifying Non Standard Minis Minis Bui...
Created: January 23, 2006
Sliding Windows, External Hinges Roll Up Windows...
Created: January 23, 2006
Is it a: Saloon/Sedan Estate/Station Wagon Pickup Van Moke Elf/Hornet Cabriolet Other...
Created: January 23, 2006
Half oval grill, small, oval tail lights (~2 3/16" x 6 3/16"), turn signal indicator light on end of stalk, horn push in center of steering wheel 6-sided grille, larger, rectangular tail lights (~3 1/4" x 7 5/8"), horn push on end of turn signal stalk Extended boot, traditiona...
Created: January 18, 2006
This is to help you understand which Mini or Mini Cooper you own from a spare parts point of view. Officially there were only Mk1/Mk2 and Mk3 Mini, Mini Cooper on sales brochures but the Mk4 Mini Cooper was introduced by...
Created: August 25, 2004
Is Your Dyno Lying?Measuring your horsepower depends on whose yardstick you use.   from CAR AND DRIVER MAGAZINEBY AARON ROBINSONPHOTOGRAPHY BY DAVID DEWHURSTMay 2004 Horsepower is like good luck. It can't be seen, touched, or tasted, but you know when the inventory is low...
Created: July 19, 2004
The Mini FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (plus answers) about maintenance and mechanical work on Mini...
Created: May 11, 2004
Mini Chassis/VIN Numbers and Commission Numbers Part 2: 1980 – 2000 Compiled by Chuck Heleker and Ian Frearson (Revised April 29, 2004)     The information used to compile the ...
Created: May 11, 2004
Check your Mini's pedigree using this detailed VIN chart from Chuck Heleker!
Created: July 08, 2003
The Magnuson-Moss ActProtecting tweakers, tuners, and other users of aftermarket equipment. FANNING FEARS You want to upgrade your vehicle with aftermarket equipment, but you’re worried about putting the vehicle...
Created: March 29, 2001
UK REGISTRATION / TAG SYSTEM: The following courtesy of N. Hunter of the UK. Accuracy not guaranteed to be 100% (this is a government we are dealing with here!!)
Created: February 05, 2001
A complete Mini time line is here! All information compiled by our own Chuck Heleker
Created: June 21, 2000
The Mini FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (plus answers) about maintenance and mechanical work on Minis and Mini Coopers. The answers are mostly derived from the archives of the Mini-List mailing list and are the work of contributors to the list, edited for presentation in the FAQ.
Mini Torque Wrench Settings
Created: June 13, 2000
Do those nuts and bolts up properly, or a wheel might fall off... if you've been trying to find correct torque wrench settings for your Mini here they are for just about everything that matters.
Created: June 09, 2000
Mini Coopers are very similar to standard Minis, making production of a counterfeit Cooper S very easy. It is important for potential buyers to ensure that the car they are interested in is genuine.
Created: April 05, 2000
A month by month account of the evolution of the Mini as it rolled off the assembly line.
Created: March 27, 2000
Setting up any car for racing can be a very daunting task for the inexperienced, and setting up the famous little British shoe box can be even more so. The small size makes it feel like a toy car but the front wheel drive is not very common in race preparation books. The Mini was one of the first mass produced front wheel drive cars and was immediately know for it’s great handling