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BMW Mini Cooper
Restoration Project
Classic Motorsports magazine Mini Cooper S nears completion.
Created: September 09, 2014
Thanks to extensive technical help and the nearly infinite, parts supply available from Mini Mania, the editors of Classic Motorsports magazine are nearly done restoring their numbers matching, Tartan Red, 1967 1275 Cooper S project car.
Snarkey - Chapter 7.
Created: June 25, 2014
Engine rebuild!
Created: March 28, 2014
The rear suspension was even simpler than the front, as there are no half shafts to deal with.
Created: March 28, 2014
Time to assemble our front subframe.
Fixing the Mini's Cowl and Inner Fender Well
Created: March 28, 2014
Making a small patch for the inner fender well and one for the underside of the cowl on our 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S.
Created: March 14, 2014
Picking_Through_the_Parts- The first order of business after getting this project home was to sift though all the boxes that came with it. We needed to see how what we got compared to what the seller said it came with.
Created: March 14, 2014
Rebuilding the Hydrolastic Displacers
Project Introduction: 1967 Mini Cooper S
Created: March 14, 2014
Project Introduction: 1967 Mini Cooper S- Some ten years ago we were made aware of a very rare Mini, a real 1967 1275 Cooper S. It was sitting in a warehouse in south Florida, where it hadn’t been touched for nearly 30 years. Intact, except for the driveline (which had been disassembled and carefully bagged and tagged), this matching numbers 1275 Cooper S was a perfect restoration candidate
Created: March 14, 2014
Putting Our Mini's Transmission Back Together
Created: March 14, 2014
Rebuilding the Shifter Mechanism
Created: March 14, 2014
Stripping Down the Little Body
Created: March 14, 2014
Rehabbing Subframes and Suspension
Created: March 14, 2014
Powdercoating the Suspension
Snarkey - Chapter 6
Created: February 24, 2014
Mk1 Mini restoration for a first timer
Snarkey - Chapter Five
Created: November 27, 2013
What was salvageable from the original shell amounted to a roof, part of the door frames, the rear panel, rear side panels and the seat brace.  At this point, you anoraks can all chime it as to what constitutes a re-shell vs. panel repairs.  But I had a decision to make; punt or go for the first down.
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration - Mini Mania & Classic Motorsports
Created: March 01, 2013
1967 Mini Cooper S Restoration Title
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...
Snarkey - Chapter Three
Created: November 16, 2012
Restoration of a Classic Mini Cooper continues in this Chapter 3 of the story. Earlier this month was Election Day 2012 and it was a nail biter. The day before was historic too but for different reasons. It was the day I tack welded a panel in place on Snarkey’s shell, the first salvo in the direction of reconstruction, rather than de-construction. I could barely sleep last...
Created: September 26, 2012
Personal story about the restoration of a Classic Mini Cooper