Created: November 29, 2018
Here's our selection of fuel system parts with new lowered prices.
Created: June 05, 2018
Here are our suggestions for prioritizing performance mods for your Classic Minis. We've specialized in Classic Mini parts since 1974. Founded by a Mini race car driver, here at Mini Mania we know speed.
Created: May 12, 2008
In today’s’ world of sky high gas prices with no end in sight it is not uncommon for owners to be saying to themselves that it is time to drive the Mini daily to save a little money on fuel cost. When was the last time you checked your gas mileage?
Created: May 09, 2008
Understanding the principle by which COLORTUNE works helps in getting the best out of it. That principle is commonly seen in action or paraffin heaters, gas cookers, or anywhere where a fuel is burnt in air to produce heat or energy....
Created: April 27, 2007
The float level is a critical part of carburetor calibration. Changing the fuel level in the bowl will change the point that the main circuit starts to feed, alter the characteristics of an emulsion tube, and affect drivability and fuel consumption.GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS: Float level, in mm, typically...
Created: September 22, 2006
Last time we chose a manifold based on flow volumes, and a carbie based on personal choice, but which combination is best on this engine? With the engine finished, it is time to look at a variety of carburettors, inlet manifolds and exhaust extractors, to fnd the most suitable combination. There are a lot of fgures, but they are necessary, so bear with me.
Created: July 24, 2006
Last time we started building a small-bore engine for maximum power. But there is no point having a good engine and putting the wrong head on it. I'm going to use the 12G202 head, as these are the best to modify for our purposes. They are a bit smaller than the 12G295 or 12G206 heads, which gives you a bit more metal to play with when grinding. As far as a standard head goes, you can't go past the 12G295 or 12G206.
Created: June 06, 2006
This edition will simply focus on the power unit as found in these late model Mini Coopers. The first of the factory fuel injected Mini Coopers were made available in the UK in 1991.
Created: March 24, 2006
We at Mini Mania have been very satisfied with our experience of being able to help almost any Mini Cooper owners when asked the question ‘How do I make it better’. With our 30+ years of owning and racing Minis we think we have done almost anything you can imagine.
Created: October 30, 2003
Mini Cooper High Performance Air Filters Facts
Created: April 04, 2003
This program of development embarked upon by myself and colleague Mike Barratt (MBE, was instigated by Keith Dodd, owner of Mini Spares center. His instructions were for us to not only sort out something suitable for the already injected cars,
Created: March 07, 2003
Created: December 26, 2002
And how 'real' are those claims likely to be? Only witnessing such an engine producing such power would be definite confirmation, so then it's down to 'scruples' I guess. How to judge? The company illustrated above claims in it's advert that they are getting this 135bhp and 122lb ft torque from their stage 3, 1380cc, Kent 276 profiled cam, injected engine - not the 286, stage 4 headed detailed above when in the CCC article the figures given for the stage 3, 276 cammed motor is only a claimed 115bhp/100lb ft torque. Some wool-pulling there or what? As this advert has been run like this for many months - I really can't see it as a genuine mis-print!
Created: December 12, 2002
Strangely enough, it all started way back with William Banks Skinner; one of the owners/directors of the well-known Lilly and Skinner footwear distributors. In April 1872, W B Skinner's wife gave birth to George Herbert Skinner in Ealing, London.
Created: September 19, 2001
In improving the over-all breathing capability of the very asthmatic A-series, the air filter set-up gets priority attention. A frequent question is "which is best - element in standard case or cone/pancake type?" To satisfy some folk's desire, I did a test on a small-bore unit.
Created: September 29, 2000
The fuel situation seems to be worsening at a great pace these days. And as is exhibited by the questions that appear on the message board many folk are confused by what they can and can’t do, and what is best to do as far as race engines go. Many have posted (particularly from the States) that nothing need be done - just run on unleaded.
Created: February 16, 2000
If done properly, converting your Mini to EFI can have many benefits. The EFI Engine Control Unit (ECU) can control all aspects of the combustion of the air/fuel ratio under all conditions. For each and every load point throughout the rev range that the engine may experience, the EFI ECU can calculate the optimum timing and delivery of fuel as well as precisely when ignition will take place by supplying spark at exactly the right time in order to maximise power and torque.
Created: January 30, 2000
One of the common problems where sidedraft carbs are involved is the choice of carb size in the first place and choke size in the second. The trick with carb sizing and choke selection is basically one of choosing a size which provides the engine with the airflow it needs without going over the top.
Created: January 30, 2000
Weber and SU Intake manifolds are explained. Recent development has recently encompassed a detailed look at the manifolds available for side draught carbs. The steel inlet manifolds available have long been acclaimed the very best, out-performing all the alloy types by far.