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How –To Set Cam Timing on a Mini Cooper 1275 A+
Created: July 30, 2019
Here we have a set of videos on how to set the cam timing on a Mini Cooper 1275 A+.
How-To Fit Pistons, Camshaft, Oil Pump-Mini 1275 A+ Block
Created: July 30, 2019
In this video how-to, Mini Mania's engine tech Tony Gambirasi, explains the proper way to install piston rings, pistons, the camshaft and lifters, and the oil pump in a 1275cc A+ engine block.
Removing Slack In A-Series Engine Timing Chains
Created: March 01, 2018
Watch Our Video - If you've got too much slack in your A-Series engine timing chain, Mini Mania now has Rollmaster timing gear sets in stock to take up that slack! These oversized gear sets come in three offset options.
How-To Install a Crankshaft & Set a End Float in a Mini A+
Created: September 06, 2016
VIDEO: How to install the 1275 crankshaft. The A-Plus crank has fillet-radius journals and 1.75" rod journals. Bolts directly into Mini 1300, Austin America, Mini A-Plus and Metro engine blocks.
How-To Fit Pistons, Camshaft, Oil Pump Classic Mini 1275 A+ Block
Created: August 15, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Fit Pistons, Camshaft & Oil Pump in a Classic Mini 1275 A+ Block
How-To Set Valve Timing on a Classic Mini 1275cc A+ Block Part 2
Created: August 15, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Set the Valve Timing on a Classic Mini 1275cc A+ Block Part 2
How-To Set Valve Timing on a Classic Mini 1275cc A+ Block Part 1
Created: August 15, 2016
VIDEO: How-To Set the Valve Timing on a Classic Mini 1275cc A+ Block Part 1
Created: October 09, 2012
How To: Engine stand mounting bracket for A series
Mini (1959-2000) Automatic to Manual Conversion Basic Information
Created: February 24, 2010
This overview of the basic steps to convert your classic, English-built, Mini from an automatic to a manual transmission covers the five main changes, and which items, such as modifying the engine block, should be left to an expert.
Created: July 21, 2006
We all long for the power and torque available from a 1275cc engine, but with these becoming more expensive and harder to find, we’ll take a look at how to get some decent power from the smallbore engines. Graham Russell of Australia shares his ideas.
Book Review, Tuning the A-Series Engine
Created: December 31, 2005
Vizard shatters the myths and makes sure you get all of the theory along the way. The A-series engine is the example, and he’s built a reputation around it, but his techniques and your learning go way beyond this single family of engines.
Classic Mini Torque Wrench Settings
Created: June 13, 2000
Do those nuts and bolts up properly, or a wheel might fall off... if you've been trying to find correct torque wrench settings for your Mini here they are for just about everything that matters.