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Created: September 09, 2014
Classic Motorsports magazine project Mini Cooper S nears completion.
Created: March 28, 2014
Making a small patch for the inner fender well and one for the underside of the cowl on our 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S.
Created: March 14, 2014
Picking_Through_the_Parts- The first order of business after getting this project home was to sift though all the boxes that came with it. We needed to see how what we got compared to what the seller said it came with.
Aligning The Front End Sheet Metal- Classic Mini
Created: March 28, 2014
Aligning The Front End sheet metal of the Classic Mini Cooper
Created: March 28, 2014
Our next step was to get back to the metalwork. The left front fender had been crumpled and badly repaired. The grille/headlight surround panel had actually been ripped in half and also poorly repaired.
Created: March 28, 2014
The rear suspension was even simpler than the front, as there are no half shafts to deal with.
Created: March 14, 2014
Stripping Down the Little Body
Project Introduction: 1967 Mini Cooper S
Created: March 14, 2014
Project Introduction: 1967 Mini Cooper S- Some ten years ago we were made aware of a very rare Mini, a real 1967 1275 Cooper S. It was sitting in a warehouse in south Florida, where it hadn’t been touched for nearly 30 years. Intact, except for the driveline (which had been disassembled and carefully bagged and tagged), this matching numbers 1275 Cooper S was a perfect restoration candidate
Created: March 14, 2014
Assessing the Remains
Created: March 14, 2014
Pressure Washing the Tub
Created: March 14, 2014
Time for a Clutch
Cylinder Head
Created: March 14, 2014
Restoration of a mini Cooper S typically starts with the cylinder head.
Drivetrain
Created: March 14, 2014
Changing Our Mini's Rings and Pinion Gears
Electrical
Created: March 28, 2014
Next up was the generator and starter motor
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
Fuel Systems
Created: March 28, 2014
Rebuilding the original 1.25-inch SU carbs.
Gearboxes
Created: March 14, 2014
Putting Our Mini's Transmission Back Together
Created: March 14, 2014
Rebuilding the Shifter Mechanism
Created: March 28, 2014
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration Project Collaboration
Suspension
Created: March 28, 2014
Time to assemble our front subframe.
Created: March 14, 2014
Rehabbing Subframes and Suspension
Created: March 14, 2014
Powdercoating the Suspension
Created: March 14, 2014
Rebuilding the Hydrolastic Displacers
Tiny Wheels and Tires
Created: March 14, 2014
Tiny Wheels and Tires- There are a lot of tire and wheel options for the Mini Cooper. From the factory, the Cooper S came standard with 3.5-inch-wide slotted steel wheels that were 10 inches in diameter. Optional 4.5-inch-wide wheels were also available.