March 7, 2003





New Article from Keith Calver

California Classic Car Owners Alert!

Getting Blank Emails from Mini Mania?

Specials: What’s on Sale This Week

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Technical guru Keith Calver checked in with an update on his series of articles on tuning fuel-injected cars. See what he has to say at



Attention all Californian classic car owners! Sacramento is again trying to make your favorite hobby impractical. Write your state representatives to let them know you’re against SB708. For details, including a link to find how to contact your representatives, go to



If you can read this, you probably don’t need to know: Some folks on our email mailing list are receiving blank messages instead of newsletters. If this sounds like you or someone you know, read the explanation and instructions (and apologies!) at





There’s always SOMETHING on sale at Mini Mania! You can view our entire listing of sale items – or sort them by car type – at Here are a few highlights to get you started:



* BATTERY KILL SWITCH -- This switch, mounted accessibly, can do the job; or mounted less accessibly it's an anti-theft device. Comes with two (universal) keys and instructions that tell you how to use it to interrupt the battery ground. If mounted in a locked boot or other secure space it should deter even experienced thieves. Regularly $32.50, on sale for $18.95.


* STANDARD CLUTCH DISC --  AP "Borg & Beck" Clutch Disc. Long lasting solid disc type will give positive engagement every time! Suitable for all applications from 850cc to hot street 1275cc engines. Regularly $44.95, on sale for $36.95.


* DUAL SUSPENSION CONE COMPRESSOR -- Any time you do major suspension work on a Mini where it is necessary to compress the front spring (rubber cone) it will be necessary to have this tool. Regularly $94.95, on sale for $79.95.


* …AND THE CONES TO GO WITH IT: Standard rubber cone springs with nut. These should be replaced every 5-7 years depending on use and climate. On sale for $52.00 each.


* GT7 LONGMAN COOPER S HEAD 1.21 1.4 -- The latest and greatest from Longman is a cylinder head that has the same valve sizes as the early BIG valve "S" head (1.4" Intake, 1.21: Exhaust)! Regularly $945.00, on sale for $821.10.



And don’t forget our CLEARANCE items! Browse away at




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This year marks the 28th anniversary of Mini Mania and the release of the New BMW MINI Cooper.  Through the years, Mini Mania has provided parts, accessories and technical services for owners of the Classic Mini and other British Classics.  Now, tradition meets the future as Mini Mania brings new products on line for the New MINI Cooper.  Mini Mania is dedicated to providing innovative, quality products to you, our valued customers.


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