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King Bearings
Created: March 28, 2014
Founded in 1960, King Engine Bearings is a world-class developer and manufacturer of engine bearings for automobiles, light to heavy-duty trucks, marine, aviation, standby power and other types of internal combustion engines. King’s only product is engine bearings. As a result of its specialization and focus, the company is recognized for producing the highest quality engine bearings available in the market today.
Created: March 28, 2014
Our engine had been rebuilt, our ancillaries completed, and our subframes restored, so we decided to combine all the pieces together to try to run our Mini without attaching the body
Created: March 14, 2014
Starting Our Mini's Engine Rebuild
Created: March 14, 2014
Building the lower End
Engine Cost Estimator Mini Cooper
Created: February 28, 2014
Estimate the cost to have us build your dream Mini Cooper engine
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.
Created: October 09, 2012
Minis, with their A series integrated tranny / oil pan arrangement, are sometimes difficult to bolt to a common engine stand.  Some of the best Mini engine builders use engine stand plates of their own making.  It’s not a common part and these can’t be found easily.  There...
Flywheel Problems
Created: September 11, 2012
When installing a flywheel onto a engine/crankshaft I strongly recommend that you "lap the interface surface" between the flywheel and crank. The objective of this process is to insure an absolute perfect fit on the tapper. If for any reason this is not the case you will probably NOT be able t...
Motor Oils - It Is So Very Misunderstood
Created: August 23, 2011
I think it is time to go over passenger car automotive engine oils in detail. I will be writing several articles to be published soon so I will try to get some of it out here. I feel this is a very general topic for all car owners on this board.
Motor Oils - It Is So Very Misunderstood - part 2
Created: August 23, 2011
I think it is time to go over passenger car automotive engine oils in detail. I will be writing several articles to be published soon so I will try to get some of it out here. I feel this is a very general topic for all car owners on this board.
Mini Mania Crankcase Ventilation Kit, C-2A265
Created: February 03, 2011
This kit provides an internally baffled housing which enables the fuel pump port on the engine block to be used to vent the crankcase. The kit also includes fasteners and gaskets to mount the fitting but does not include a hose fitting and hose.
LUBRICATION - Oil, what it does and how
Created: February 03, 2011
It’s criminal. Folk spend fortunes putting together super-sonic motors, only to skimp on the oil they use. Why? Oil’s oil right? Wrong. Even if it’s a standard engine, it deserves TLC considering it's extremely hostile working environment.
LUBRICATION - Temperature critical
Created: February 03, 2011
The correct running temperature of the oil is perhaps even more important than the water/coolant temperatures - so let us consider how to control them. Mainly because it seems to be the most misunderstood of the whole process, and oil cooler fitment almost a reflex when over-heating occurs where a tuned engine of any type is concerned. And in many cases on standard production road cars for that matter.
Detailing The Engine & Under The Hood
Created: January 25, 2011
Did you know a detailed engine increases the resale value of your car?  It's a well-known fact that people who take the time and effort to detail their engines also take better care of their cars.
Created: September 21, 2010
HUFF AND PUFFThe principal requirement to produce power in the internal combustion engine is to combine a precise mixture of clean oxygen and fuel, then igniting this mixture.This ignition leads to a rapid rise in temperature as the mixture burns, pressure increases rapidly and forces the piston dow...
Longer Connecting Rods in a Mini Cooper
Created: August 05, 2010
Longer rods provide for a longer dwell at piston TDC, keeping the combustion chamber small for a longer period as the expanding gases push against the piston. This extracts more power from a given air/fuel mixture thus increasing combustion efficiency.
Created: March 01, 2010
TECH INFORMATION FROM CLEVITE ENGINE PARTSTECHCLEVITE®/VICTOR REINZ®/PERFECT CIRCLE® For further information contact:Clevite Engine Parts Division • 1350 Eisenhower Place • Ann Arbor, Michigan 48108-3388 U.S.A.TB-2078 Issued: August 16, 2001ENGINE BEARING FUNDAMENTALS PART 9 “CAMSHAFT BEARINGS”Most ...
Created: February 24, 2010
Mini Automatic to Manual Conversion Basic Information The following is an overview of the steps to convert a Mini from an automatic transmission to one with a manual transmission/gearbox. It is not a step by step description of all the possible combinations you ma...
Created: November 06, 2009
Austin America VTEC Kit Austin America VTEC Kit We're currently working on a Honda VTEC kit for the Austin America 1968-1972. Now Available The MTAA-B Series Kit was designed to install Honda’s B Series DOHC engines into the Austin America, Morris, MG, Riley, Vanden Plas, Wolseley, 1100...
VTEC Conversion Kit MTK Intallation Manual
Created: March 19, 2009
MTK Intallation Manual for Classic Minis 1959-2001 The PDF installation Manual can be Downloaded HERE     Dear Customer, We welcome you to the Honda Powered Mini World. Thank you and Congratulations for your purchase. You can be certain that you have made a wise choice with this upgr...
Locating a VTEC motor for your mini conversion.
Created: March 19, 2009
  Although there are hundreds of sources for good used motors we thought we would simply provide a short list.  We are NOT recommending any one of these guys in particular!     http://www.jspecauto.com/http://www.jaydm.com/jdm.htmhttp://www.asapmotors.com/used-engines-honda-c...
VTEC Conversion Kit MTB2 Installation Manual
Created: March 19, 2009
MTB2 Intallation Manual for Classic Minis 1959-2001 The PDF installation Manual can be Downloaded HERE     Dear Customer, We welcome you to the Honda Powered Mini World. Thank you and Congratulations for your purchase. You can be certain that you have made a wise choice with this upg...
MAGDOG3 INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
Created: June 24, 2008
INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS FOR THE MAGNETIC OIL FILSTRATION UNIT Mini Mania part number MAGDOG3