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Created: September 04, 2019
Mini Mania is the online home for all the best engine accessories and parts for your Classic Mini (1959-2000.) Shop the best in Classic Mini camshafts and timing gears, clutch, cooling, cylinder, engine components, exhaust, gearboxes, pistons and complete engines.
Created: July 22, 2019
Here at Mini Mania we can custom make engine to exactly what you want. Here is a video on one of our engines.
Created: September 04, 2018
In this video our Engine Builder, Tony, is testing a rebuilt 1275cc Sprite engine by running it on a test stand. And wow, the sound was so loud!
Created: October 31, 2017
These pre-owned Classic Mini power units have been tested by the experts at Mini Mania for compression, oil pressure and blow-by. Our pre-owned assemblies includes everything from cylinder head to clutch and transmission and are ready to bolt in to your Classic Mini and go!
Created: November 21, 2016
The question has come up again about whether it’s possible to pull the engine unit from a servo equipped Mini without disturbing the hydraulics. A ‘servo’ is what a power-brake booster is called for a Mini.
Created: August 08, 2016
VIDEO: Listen to our Austin Mini Supercharged Engine Scream
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: 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 PARTS
Created: January 25, 2007
MINI Cooper Harmonic damper is designed to balance our the vibrations inherent in all engines. The same theory of operation applies to both Classic and BMW MINI Coopers
Created: January 30, 2006
Deves general Tips on Engine rebuilding
Created: November 21, 2005
To improve engine out-put, you need to increase the engine's 'breathing' ability. The stage one kit deals with all the easily bolted-on external parts, and represents the best increase for investment. From here on in the power increases will cost commensurately more money.
Created: August 06, 2005
Complete 1380cc Supercharged Motor Serious Horsepower for the serious driver! Mini Mania has developed and produced the ultimate in bolt-on performance for the A-Series motor. Modern technology in compressors, modern manufacturing and Mini Mania engineering have resulted in serious performance improvements unheard of in A-Series history.
Created: August 25, 2004
Is Your Dyno Lying? Horsepower is like good luck. It can't be seen, touched, or tasted, but you know when the inventory is low. How much do you have? Go measure it.
Created: December 12, 2002
I know I have taken pains to explain that you don't have to have a 1380cc with very sporty cam profile and so on to have a decent, satisfyingly quick road car - but this reliability problem is absolute hogwash.
Created: April 03, 2001
The 1098 (1100) engine has had a lot of bad press over the years - largely because of early experiences when trying to tune the motor brought about problems with the then standard components available - they simply were not up to taking any real punishment as experienced in racing.
Created: March 05, 2001
Following on from the easily bolted on performance enhancing components out-lined in the stage one section, we need to consider where to go to get more power output. To improve the 998cc engine out-put, you need to increase the engine's 'breathing' ability. The stage one kit deals with all the easily bolted-on external parts, and represents the best increase for investment.
Created: January 24, 2001
Essential to the well being of every engine is its oil pump and oil. Much in the same way as the heart and blood is deemed relatively important to us humans! It’s also another of those greatly misunderstood and, unfortunately, misrepresented subjects connected to engines.
Created: January 19, 2001
This is another of those subjects that crops up on the message board frequently. I am constantly surprised by the number of engine builders - or people who charge other folk for building engines at any rate - that never hand out such an information sheet. It seems pretty daft to me that having taken a wad of money off of a customer for an engine you've lovingly put together, you'd want to help that person get the very best out of the engine.
Created: November 03, 2000
Engine mountings are a whizz to fit as the Mini ones fit straight onto any of the other units. Just remove the Metro/AA/1300GT ones and swop the mounts over from the Mini unit. If they’re split, fit new ones, they’re cheap. If using the AA/1300GT unit - it's advisable to cut off the 'wings' on the front plate that carried the engine mounts on the radiator end.
Created: October 31, 2000
Is this familiar? - You take the small one out; you put the big one in. In, out, in, out, shake your fist about, you do the hokey-cokey and you turn around, that’s what it’s all about...kinda sums up the situation many folk find themselves in when attempting to endow their beloved Mini with a more impressive turn of speed.
Created: June 19, 2000
Only engines bearing a 12CC engine no. prefix were painted in British Motor Corporation Engine Green (the color somewhere between sage green and olive green applied to the power units in most BMC motor vehicles, including all the Sprite and Midget variants prior to 1967). This equates to roughly the first year of 1275 production.
Created: June 14, 2000
The tables below shows the factory tuning specifications for the various models of Mini Cooper. If your engine is modified, these settings may no longer be valid or provide safe operation of your engine. These specifications are those as given by British Leyland at approximately the end of Mini Cooper S production in 1971.
Created: June 08, 2000
A comprehensive and detailed table of Mini Cooper engine specifications.
Created: January 29, 2000
Installing a new rebuilt engine in your car will give it a major “shot in the arm” in any number of ways. In order to get the most of this change we suggest that you take the time while the engine bay is empty to