General
American Humane - December Give Back Charity Profile
Created: November 30, 2018
Founded in 1877, American Humane is committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals. Our leadership programs are first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bonds between animals and humans.
Discounted Classic Mini Parts
Created: July 30, 2018
Browse our selection of classic Mini discount parts. Some are clearance parts, some are overstock and some are priced below cost so we can make room on our shelves!
TOP 10 Classic Mini Part Types and Resource Articles
Created: April 20, 2018
We've compiled the top 10 Classic Mini part types and the top 10 resource articles on our website so far in 2018 into one handy place!
Classic Mini March Mania
Created: March 14, 2018
Each day from March 14, 2018 - April 2, 2018 there will be a new deal on a top-selling Classic Mini part or accessory! Come back and visit this page to see the day's deal!
Tools for Classic Minis
Created: February 02, 2018
Need tools for working on your Classic Mini? We have the right tools for your job here at Mini Mania. Compression tools, brake tools, flywheel tools, carburetor tools and more.
Weatherproof Your Classic Mini
Created: September 28, 2017
Classic Mini weatherizing suggestions. Cold, wet weather is right around the corner. Now is a great time to prepare for fog, rain & snow by weatherproofing your classic Mini.
Created: March 03, 2017
Here you'll find classic mini parts we haven't sold in years. They are mostly priced under our cost! You can even call us and make an offer.
Created: July 18, 2016
Get information on club discount codes and event sponsorship from Mini Mania.
Customer Surveys
Created: October 21, 2015
Customer Surveys for Mini Mania.
Created: February 24, 2014
Mk1 Mini restoration for a first timer
Snarkey - Chapter Four Classic Mini Restoration
Created: November 08, 2013
I started tack welding the shell back together in November and it’s now early March. I mightbe half way done. To say it’s been slow going would be an understatement. To restore a shell, you’ll need some metal frameworkto hold the floor pan otherwise you’ll be using wooden 4 x 4’s - which tend to...
Gift Certificates
Created: December 08, 2004
Give Mini Mania Gift Certificates!
Anatomy of the Classic Mini: A Restoration Reference Book
Created: August 01, 2018
The perfect book for restoring a Classic Mini! The title sums up its purpose. Anatomy of the Classic Mini is the result of years of research, and documents the many variations of the same components, explaining which model and date each is for. An essential reference book for all restorers of classic Minis!
SU Reference Catalog Review
Created: February 22, 2006
The workshop manual has a wealth of information on all the various styles of SU carburetors and fuel pumps. The manual starts out with an easy to follow and very explanative summary of the basics of the SU carburetor design and functionality. The manual is well organized into sections covering the basic families of SU carbs and fuel pumps.
Book Review, Haynes 59-69 Mini Workshop Manual
Created: December 28, 2005
With a car a few years older than myself, we are both realizing that we are not quite as young as we once were and are requiring a little more maintenance to run down the highway with the younger, sleeker models. I got into owning an older vehicle knowing full well that the two of us would have our...
Fall Car Care Tips for New MINI and Classic Mini
Created: September 18, 2019
With the heat of the summer fading into a memory we are looking forward to the cool and crisp weather and color change of Fall. But, is your car ready for the cooler weather and season change? NOW is the perfect time to make sure your New MINI and Classic Mini is ready with these Fall Car Care Tips.
Community
Created: July 30, 2013
Below you will find a list of service shops that may be able to service your Mini. If you have a shop and you would like to be added to this list please email us here. Please include your shop name, address, phone number and website if applicable.
Created: April 29, 2013
2014 Classic Mini Calendar Contest Entries The entry period has ended and the voting period has arrived! Vote for your favorite submissions on Facebook here. Norm N. - 1964 Mini Cooper Sport Sedan Jesse N. - 1973 Mini Cooper Sport Sedan Arnold V. - 1986 Mi...
Created: March 07, 2013
The Evolution of reasons for why I now own and love my Mini Cooper. There are some who study Evolutionary psychology who believe we have peaked. Physically we are growing, but mentally we haven’t evolved much at all. Technology is still growing however, and nothing is more evident in technology than the evolution of the driving experience.
Trials and Tribulations of Right Hand Drive
Created: January 09, 2013
I get some very strange and often frightened looks from passengers and drivers in other vehicles that pull up on my left side at intersections. Their mouths drop when they see my dog sitting in what they think is the driver’s seat. Likewise they show a lot of concern when they see my wife sitting there reading a newspaper or book.
Created: December 20, 2012
The Minis comfortable on smooth roads and a lot of fun on the country twisty roads. The six speed transmission is necessary in my opinion with the 1.6 liter with supercharger. My car has a chassis tensioner, which makes a good bump a little more harsh but I like the stability in the corners.
Created: November 16, 2012
My friend and business partner of more than 10 years knows me well. He asked if we could fire it up and drive it right then, since he also knows I would be taking it apart within minutes. I lied and said “Yes, but let me figure out how to charge up the Hydrolastic suspension so it won’t be ridin...
Top 5 Most Popular DIY Upgrades for your Classic Mini
Created: May 06, 2019
Looking to make some DIY performance upgrades to your Classic Mini? These are some of the most popular performance upgrades available for the DIY car owner. The experts at Mini Mania have given each DIY project a rating on ease of completion; 1 being easy and 5 being difficult, to help you prioritize your DIY projects.
Are my car parts OEM, OES, Genuine, Aftermarket....or what??
Created: June 04, 2019
Here at MiniMania we take pride in offering the very best part options for your beloved Classic Mini, New MINI, Spridget and Morris Minor. But where do all our parts come from? We understand that it can get a little confusing at times with all the different options out there from:
Created: March 23, 2017
As much of our Northern Hemisphere thaws out after an epic winter, our longer days have us looking forward to getting the classic cars out of the garage. To protect our investment and enhance our enjoyment of classic Minis, there are some maintenance items that...
Created: March 20, 2017
To protect our investment and enhance our enjoyment of classic Minis, there are some maintenance items that should not be overlooked just because the cars "hibernate" for months at a time.
Mini FAQ Part 2 - Austin Mini Cooper
Created: July 19, 2004
Understanding the Austin & Morris Mini Cooper is often accomplished with a series of questions and answers- from the experts at MiniMania.com
Created: June 21, 2000
The Mini FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (plus answers) about maintenance and mechanical work on Minis and Mini Coopers. The answers are mostly derived from the archives of the Mini-List mailing list and are the work of contributors to the list, edited for presentation in the FAQ.
What does NPT, BSP etc mean?
Created: September 21, 2010
NPT stands for National Pipe Taper, and is the most common U.S. standard for pipe fittings. NPT fittings are measured on the internal diameter of the fitting.
Created: July 23, 2003
https://www.minimania.com/articlelist/MINI/Technical%20Information
Fun Things
Survey Results: What The?
Created: September 19, 2019
We asked...and YOU answered!! We wanted to know what interesting things you have seen attached to a pit-stop bathroom key. Your answers surprised, shocked and entertained us this week.
Survey: What The?
Created: September 13, 2019
Pit-stops are an important road trip essential, and those bathroom keys can be a little interesting. We know you LOVE your road-trips, and no doubt have come across some interesting things out on the road.
Survey Results: Off the beaten path Road Trip Destinations
Created: September 09, 2019
We asked if you have visited these "off-the-beaten-path" road trip attractions... and you answered!! According to car enthusiasts just like YOU, looks like these attractions are still awaiting your visit...so get motoring!!
Survey: Off the beaten path Road Trip Destinations
Created: September 03, 2019
Road Trips to popular tourist attractions and beautiful locations are fun and almost always worth the drive. But what about some of the "off-the-beaten-path" road-trip attractions... they can be worth the drive too!
Great Outdoors Road Trip Survey Results
Created: August 28, 2019
There are a lot of amazing places in the Great Outdoors to see on your next road trip. We have researched some of the top outdoor road trip destinations and asked you for your opinion on must-see road trip destinations. THE RESULTS ARE IN...and we have a three-way tie!!
Great Outdoors Road Trip Survey
Created: August 21, 2019
There are a lot of amazing places in the Great Outdoors to see on your next road trip. We have researched some of the top outdoor road trip destinations and are curious... How would you rank these outdoor road trip destinations on your must-see list? Take the FUN survey and let us know.
Survey results of who makes the BEST Road Trip Copilot.
Created: August 14, 2019
Survey results of who makes the BEST Road Trip Copilot.
Who do you think makes the best copilot?
Created: August 09, 2019
With all of that summer road trip driving you and your car are doing, it's important to have the right copilot for the journey. Who do you think makes the best copilot? Take the FUN survey and let us know.
2020 Car Calendar Photo Submission
Created: August 07, 2019
Your car could be FAMOUS!! We are NOW taking submissions for our 2020 Car Calendar Submit your favorite image of your New MINI, Classic Mini, Sprite/Midget and/or Morris Minor for a chance to have it be the featured car for one of the months in 2020.
Created: August 30, 2019
Lamps and lamp parts
What are your TOP 3 summer road trip destinations?
Created: July 16, 2019
We know you LOVE your car... Where do you LOVE to go in your car? Take this FUN survey and let us know... what are your TOP 3 summer road trip destinations?
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your Spridget
Created: June 03, 2019
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your Spridget Want to know what your fellow classic car enthusiasts are looking for? Below you will find the four of our TOP SELLING categories of classic car parts.
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your Morris
Created: May 31, 2019
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your Morris Want to know what your fellow classic car enthusiasts are looking for? Below you will find the four of our TOP SELLING categories of classic car parts.
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your classic Mini
Created: May 31, 2019
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your classic Mini Want to know what your fellow classic car enthusiasts are looking for?  Below you will find the four of our TOP SELLING categories of classic car parts.
Top 5 Mechanical Upgrades to Modernize a Classic Mini
Created: April 18, 2018
We've all seen the value of early Classic Minis skyrocket over recent years, making it quite justifiable to make some mechanical upgrades .
Identify your Mini by the Boot Latch
Created: February 26, 2018
Identify your Mini by the Boot Latch will get you very close to the year your Mini was probably produced.
Money Saving Part Kits for Your Classic Mini
Created: January 12, 2018
You can save big with Classic Mini part kits. Here are just a handful of our many money saving kit options.
How Much is Your Classic Mini Really Worth?
Created: September 16, 2016
Your Classic Mini is more than a car, it's an investment.
Identification
Innocenti Mini Cooper Production information
Created: March 29, 2018
The Innocenti Mini Cooper was produced from 1965 thru 1975. Understanding the makes and models from the various years is the objective of this article.
Heritage Motor Centre Certificates & Archive Services
Created: February 16, 2012
A Heritage Certificate is a certified copy of the entry against the chassis number in the authentic factory ledgers.Discover the original numbers and colour scheme, dates of build and despatch, and where available, the details of factory fitted equipment.
One way to determine the year of your Mini
Created: September 02, 2011
Knowing what year your car is may not be that important until it comes to trying to be sure you get the parts you are looking for. The Mini was first produced in 1959 and continues thru the year 2000. While all the years may look very similar to the newcomer, there are indeed a number of differences
Created: August 26, 2008
Kit & Custom Vehicle Titling and Registration Across the Country
How To ID Your Classic Mini with Pictures
Created: March 10, 2006
Most Mini owners have no idea how to tell what kind of Mini they have. In fact, in many cases they don’t even know there are really so many different Minis. This interactive guide will walk you through the proper identification of your Mini.
Created: February 16, 2006
Around 8% of the classic Minis were built outside the UK - do you know where your Mini was built? This article covers the history of Minis, and a myriad of identifying features of Minis built for the markets outside the UK.
Created: February 13, 2006
The following covers the most common Classic Minis; i.e., those built in the UK. The ones built there for the UK market make up about 46% of the 5.3 million Minis built. You can be reasonably safe in extending the information in this article to Minis built in the UK for export sale, or those built in the UK as CKD (Completely Knocked Down kits) that were assembled in other countries.
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification: Getting Started
Created: February 13, 2006
Mini Identification: Why Correct Identification is Necessary
Rover Parts Catalogs
Rover Mini Cooper Parts Catalog, 1990 and Later
Created: January 16, 2003
Find the factory part number you need for your late Mini (1990 on) on our on-line Rover parts catalog!
Check out new just added inventory parts for your Classic Mini
Created: April 09, 2019
We are constantly adding new items to our extensive car part inventory for your Classic Mini.
Suspension
Created: August 30, 2019
Suspension Accessories and Parts for Classic Mini
 Listen to our 1275cc Engine Roar
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!