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Pre-Owned & Tested Powerunits
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!
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.
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 PARTS
Mini Cooper Harmonic Damper
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: 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.
Is Your Dyno Lying?
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.
ENGINE - Reliability of the 1380
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: 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.
1275cc A Series Engine Color Schemes, Sprites & Midgets
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.