Standard Minis have always been slower than their handling was capable of. Fortunately, many people have devoted their careers to making Minis go faster. As a result, you can fit your Mini with a double overhead cam 16 valve cylinder head, a turbocharger, and programmable electronic fuel injection.
From the earliest days of Mini Mania, we've offered an engine rebuilding service! After all, we started out as racers so rebuilding engines and replacing engines is second nature to us!
We couldn't have done this for 40+years unless we adapted to the times. We know how hard and expensive it is to find good powerunits suitable for a rebuild, so we've taken it upon ourselves to explore and search for parts that will enable us to rebuild mini engines at substantial costs savings that we can pass on to you.
The same is true for many components that were routinely replaced in the past. Mini Mania's Engine Shop is expanding to handle many of the tasks of reconditioning items in-house. Some examples include:
rebuilding spindles or 'uprights'.
reconditioning trailing arms with new bushings and bearings.
installing & reaming new bushings in Primary gears.
engines and transmissions.
and a variety of engine components machining services- such as magnafluxing, line-boring, balancing, valve jobs, and so on.
Call us with your requirements and make your dream come true!
Rebuild Your Engine or Do A New Engine Swap - Your Choice
Keep in Mind you can still order a custom-built power-unit outright, or we can rebuild your engine to your specs. The rebuilding process includes a complete dismantling and inspection, cleaning and replacing of worn or damaged parts. We will also buy used 1275cc engines and gearboxes for cash anytime, please call us for details.
Call today at 800-946-2642 and talk with one of our experts about your exact needs.
Interested in A Pre-Owned Mini Cooper Engine?
The experts at Mini Mania test and verify that all our Pre-Owned Mini Cooper Engines are in excellent running order and ready to bolt in. (And we sell them for much less than a rebuilt. Check 'em out HERE.)
I have a 1974 Midget. I want to give the 1275 a lot more power but I don't know where to start. I am not going to race it. It is just for fun. I own a '76 that is done but is nutless even with a Kent Cam, weber, header and Monza exhaust. I was thinking of adding a supercharger too so can you point me to products you have for a complete rebuild. I want to add a new cam, crank, rods, heads, valves, lifters, pistons, flywheel, the works. I don't know what parts would work best with each other or would be best with a supercharge or not. I want the engine reliable and cool running in the end. Your thoughts for the best engine for me?
Thanks for asking, let me share a few thoughts.Your objective is pretty common. You should note that a stock '76 Midget cam with a 1500cc Triumph motor that only put out 56HP. We offer no parts for Triumphs and thus also no advise. As for for your 1275 my first suggestion is that I would NOT suggest a supercharger upgrade when you also wont a reliable and cool running car. Looking at your list of other potential upgrades (" I want to add a new cam, crank, rods, heads, valves, lifters, pistons, flywheel, the works") I would suggest a more cost effective proven direction would be for you to simply order one of these: https://www.spridgetmania.com/part/1380HP_INLINE/1380-Cc-hp-High-Performance--Sprite--Mg-Midget---Morris-Minor
Spridget Mania Tech Team
The Spridget Parts and Accessories Experts
I believe I have a 1970 mini cooper. I'm having difficulty locating a VIN#. Could you please help prior to me ordering parts. I want to know the exact year and model before ordering.
IF the Mini is really a 1974, the only VIN plate will be on the panel just beside the top of the radiator. It is very common for it to be missing, I would suggest that there are a number of way to ID your Mini that can be found by reading this information: https://www.minimania.com/Mini_Identification