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Classic Mini Installation Instructions

Created: September 10, 2003
You'll have the snazziest Mini on the block after following these simple instructions to apply your Union Jack roof decal.
Installing Inner Wheel Arch Liner Kit
Created: May 14, 2013
Wheel arch liner kit CAML01 is designed to fit all classic Minis, however they do need some modifications to ensure an exact fit. This guide is written such that anyone considering purchasing a set of these wheel liners will understand how well they fit and what is required to install a set.
GS130273 Bonnet Release fitting instructions
Created: June 21, 2007
Step-by-step fitting instructions for remote bonnet/hood internal release kit
Factory trim molding installation - GFZ107 & GZF105
Created: May 10, 2004
The dreaded job of installing the plastic trim! Here are the steps we used during our latest install on a 1969 S to achieve great results
WILWOOD RACING PEDAL KIT MINI COOPER
Created: August 09, 2015
Installation instructions for your Wilwood racing pedal kit - tips, instructions, diagrams, and contact information.
Fitment of Tandem Brake Master Cylinder - GMC227
Created: March 18, 2005
Classic Mini Cooper later model cars that have dual brake line will have to use this Brake Master Cylinder. These fitting instructions will provide the details to allow fitting to most all Mini Coopers
BRAKES - Rear brake bias adjustment
Created: December 13, 2000
The other 4-way valve on the bulkhead on later cars (part number FAM7821) is frequently wrongly identified as one of the above as they are similar. However, this unit does not have the electrical connection, and has a cylinder sticking out one end. This IS a brake pressure regulator, only fitted to front/rear split systems as far as I'm aware. The PDWA is built into the master cylinders in these applications.
Camshafts
C-AJJ3327 Installation Notes
Created: March 06, 2006
'A' Series BMC IMPORTANT Supplied are 2 screws. Replace the original bolts with screws after modifying cover plate. Manufacturer's Statement: Rollmaster are C.N.C. machined, high tensile steel sprockets using double row O6B-2 chain. Care must be taken to inspect key & keyways & shafts f...
Duplex timing chain kit, C-AJJ3323
Created: January 30, 2000
The front plate will have to be countersunk as shown ‘X’ to take the screws CMZ407MS, which replace the existing hexagon-headed screws, which would foul on the timing chain. When using ‘A’ plus timing covers there is a small round pressing at the bottom which needs making flat to allow timing chain clearance.
Clutch - Drive Strap Alignment
Created: May 29, 2003
If the pressure plate clutch plate friction face needs re-surfacing, get it machined to clean it up. Make sure the engineering company doing the job records the amount taken off, as the recorded amount needs removing from the tops of the 'horns' that stick up to ensure proper clamping force is achieved.
Custom Heater For All Year Minis
Created: November 04, 2016
This heater is ideally suited to vehicles where light-weight and compactness are of the utmost importance without sacrificing heat output. This light-weight heater uses a powerful, space saving axial fan coupled with an efficient copper heater matrix to offer heating performance normally delivered by units twice its size! This heater is in a class of its own in terms of output for size, build quality and cost. Lead time from the UK is between 2-4 weeks.
Installing the T7 Heater in our Mark I Cooper S
Created: February 13, 2013
Follow along as this light-weight and compact heater is installed in a restored Mark I Cooper S.
Cylinder Head
C-AEA526 DUAL VALVE SPRING FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
Created: March 16, 2005
This valve spring set has been developed to fit standard sized top caps, and cope with high rpm and high valve lifts without crushing of up to 0.570”
C-AEA527 DUAL VALVE SPRINGS FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
Created: April 13, 2001
This valve spring set has been developed to fit standard sized top caps, and cope with racing rpm and high valve lifts without crushing of up to 0.570” without modifications, when fitted to a cylinder head that has standard or near standard valve spring heights.
High lift rocker assembly, C-AHT436
Created: January 30, 2000
Ensure that posts, spacers and rockers are evenly distributed along the length of the shaft to allow smooth pivoting. On no account must the valve springs be allowed to become coil-bound as this will place undue stress on the rocker and could lead to failure.
Drivetrain
Vtec Steering Conversion Kit Instructions
Created: September 20, 2016
Easily convert your RHD Mini to Honda VTEC Power with our simple steering modification Kit and this handy installation guide. Please note - this will not convert your Mini from LHD to RHD, but will allow you to retain your RHD Mini when using our MTD or MTB2 Kits.
Electrical
Voltage Stabilizer
Created: May 02, 2008
If you're tired of guessing how much gas is in the tank, it may be time to troubleshoot your Voltage Stabilizer. We walk you through testing and cleaning your current stabilizer, and replacing it if necessary.
Classic Mini Cooper Lamp Bar Installation Instructions
Created: May 14, 2007
Classic Mini Cooper driving or fog light bar installation instruction make the job safe and easy, from the experts at MiniMania.com
HOW TO CONVERT FROM GENERATOR TO ALTERNATOR
Created: September 16, 2005
Minis built up to 1969 (i.e. MKI  &  MKII) were positive ground while MKIII and onwards were built negative ground. The polarity of the alternator can not be changed, so if the alternator you have does not conform to your car, you must change your car. 
Created: January 27, 2014
Installing rings or pistons? We offer this almost fool proof means of installing your pistons with rings into the block. The hard anodized 6061 alloy has been precisely machined to virtually eliminate any chance of ring damage. Available for 1275cc pistons with +.020, +.040 or +.060 bore size as well as for 1360cc & 1380cc pistons.
Mini 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.
Honda K Series Engine Conversion for Classic Mini
Created: November 02, 2007
This kit was designed to help put you on the right track when building your ultimate Mini. With the help of this MTK Kit, you will soon be driving your super-fast Mini. We’ll do all we can to help keep your project moving along.
MTD Installation Manual for Classic Minis 1959-2001
Created: October 04, 2007
The purpose of this kit is to make your Honda VTEC installation easy and hassle free. We have taken the research and development headaches out of the install so that you do not have to deal with all of that.
C-AEG619 Ultra-light flywheel fitting instructions
Created: June 21, 2007
Follow these instructions to properly fit your C-AEG619 Ultra-light flywheel, and avoid the problems of clutch slippage and disengagement.
Honda B-Series Conversion: MT10000 Installation Instructions
Created: August 11, 2006
The MT-B Kit will make your Honda VTEC installation easy and hassle-free, putting you on the road in no time in a super-fast Mini!
Belt drive for charging systems C-AEA536
Created: January 29, 2000
This kit is an ‘add on’ for the C-AEA534 toothed belt water pump drive for the charging system. The large alternator/dynamo pulley is driven from the water pump pulley by a separate belt, thus ensuring the vehicle is still driveable should the charging system belt fail as the water pump will still function.
Engine Stabliz
Lower Engine Stabilizer, MSSK1 for the Classic Mini Cooper
Created: January 30, 2000
This kit is designed to greatly improve engine stability on all Minis, and derivatives utilizing the engine and front subframe assembly from the Mini. It is particularly useful on the later rod - change type gearbox
RC40 exhaust system fitting notes
Created: January 30, 2000
The RC40 system is ready made to fit the original Cooper and Cooper ‘S’ exhaust manifold. This also applies when fitting an RC40 to the maniflow freeflow manifold C-STR816.
Fuel Systems
C-STN17 Stage One fitting instructions
Created: June 21, 2007
The C-STN17 kit includes: Freeflow exhaust manifold, Mini Spares inlet manifold, RC40 exhaust system and fitting kit, K&N filter element, replacement spring loaded BIAS type carburetor needle, manifold gasket, and carburetor gasket. All parts are easily fitted with these instructions.
C-AHT770 & C-AHT770A FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
Created: June 21, 2007
These instructions will help you fit your C-AHT770 and C-AHT770A manifolds to the varying thicknesses of mounting flanges that you are sure to encounter, and avoid the problem of air leaks into the induction system.
SU Fuel pump, FUL117 for the Morris Minor
Created: January 30, 2000
If your pump came to you with a warning label advising that Correct Polarity be observed, this sheet is for you.If you have converted your car to negative ground, and if you have a pump marked as above, you must also modify the pump to work properly with your electrical system.
Carburetors Installation of HIF-6 or HIF-44 Carburetors
Created: January 29, 2000
The HIF-series carburetor differs from the HF-series primarily in: 1) The design and location of the float chamber, which has been incorporated in the body of the carburetor, and 2) The introduction of temperature-sensitive mixture control to compensate for varying fuel densities resulting from changes in fuel temperature.
Synchronization of Twin SU HS-type Carburetors
Created: January 29, 2000
Before proceeding to synchronize your carburetors and for best results, some preparation is in order. Your carburetors should be in peak condition with no play in the throttle shaft bushings. If these bushings are worn, synchronization is difficult or impossible to achieve since there will be a vacuum leak past the bushings.
Gearboxes
Austin Mini Cooper Primary Gear - Bush Replacement
Created: April 13, 2001
With the cost of new primary gears spiralling ever upwards, and the availability of good, serviceable used ones, fitting new bushes to existing gears is becoming a more common solution.
Created: January 29, 2000
Insert the idler gear with the thrust washers it came with into the gearbox. Bolt the end casing in place with the gasket. Tighten to the spec torque. Measure the idler gear float with a feeler gauge. It should be ~0.003". If it's more than that, and it always is, insert the appropriate OVERSIZE thrust washer. These are available from Mini Mania. I forget what the oversizes are but they are stated in most parts manuals. Thanks to Johnny B I have a complete selection in stock for all my rebuild jobs :-)
Quick Shift Kit, Remote & Rod change, C-22A1750 & C-22A1751
Created: January 29, 2000
1. Remove original gearstick. Fit KAD Quickstick with original plastic collar, spring and spring retainer, grease well and refit with new spacer. Place flange downwards using longer 5/16" UNC capscrews.
Center oil pick-up pipe C-AHT54
Created: January 29, 2000
Risk of loss in oil pressure due to surge will be alleviated by fitting this oil pickup pipe. Please ensure that a clearance exists between the gauze and the reverse idler gear when the pipe is fitted. It is advisable that gearboxes fitted with this attachment be removed regularly to ensure that no excessive build up of sludge has built up around the gauze mesh.
Flash2Pass™ Installation for MINI
Created: October 14, 2011
The Flash2Pass™ transmitter and receiver are designed as a do-it-yourself installation.
Fitting instructions for GAM107 & GAM108 door mirrors
Created: January 29, 2000
These mirrors were originally designed to fit Mini doors that already had fixing holes provided by the factory. Depending on YOUR door there are three alternative methods of fitment.
123 Ignition Mounting Instructions
Created: January 31, 2006
Mounting instructions for the '123ignition' type : 123\MINI-R-V & 123\MINI-R-V-A+ for : all 6 & 12 Volt cars, negative earth only ! IMPORTANT Please read the entire instructions before you begin installation. If after reading you are unsure of the procedure to be followed, please ask som...
IGNITION - Establishing a TDC reference point
Created: September 26, 2000
Establishing an accurate TDC reference point is of paramount importance when developing and monitoring ignition timing (and cam timing come to that). When an experienced engine builder assembles an engine - no matter whether for road or race - he will establish an accurate TDC indicator that can be used for ignition purposes.
DISTRIBUTOR- Initial ignition timing set-up
Created: September 25, 2000
Any deviation away from the original standard engine specification, or where a dizzy from another source is used in the engine you have, the ignition timing will generally be different from that set by the manufacturer.
MINI Cooper Pro Series Smartphone Mount Gen 3
Created: November 14, 2017
MINI Cooper Pro Series Smartphone Mount Gen 3
Installation Instructions for Sunvisor Hinge Mounting Kit
Created: April 01, 2013
With a screwdriver, our Sunvisor Repair Kit, and 15 minutes, you will have your visor staying firmly in place once again. The kit comes with two pairs of brackets and the screws.
Installing Mini Mania's Lightweight Heater into the Classic Mini
Created: March 12, 2013
Our Custom Heater for the Mini & Mini Cooper is ideally suited to vehicles where light-weight and compactness are of the utmost importance without sacrificing heat output. Enjoy this customer's detailed description of installing his new heater, fully illustrated.
Suspension
C-AJJ4006 ADJUSTABLE FRONT RACE ANTI-ROLL BAR
Created: January 18, 2013
The mounting blocks are to be fixed at each end of the bar under the front of the subframe where there is a double thickness of metal close to the forward tie-bar brackets. Loosely assemble the blocks to the bar, one positioned between the locating rings - offer the bar up to the lower front edge of...
C-AJJ3360 FITTING INSTRUCTIONS
Created: June 21, 2007
Mini Spares has now further improved it's quality one-piece, forged, adjustable, bottom front suspension arm, to be on-car adjustable and accept all types of non-rod-end (Rose joint) bushings, by including a purpose-forged trunnion.
MS73 fitting instructions
Created: June 21, 2007
To enable full experimentation in this area, the MS73 kit has been developed to allow accurate adjustment of rear wheel camber AND track. Adjustment of rear track can greatly influence the handling characteristics of the Mini.
TOOL10 - Instructions for Camber/Castor Gauge
Created: December 12, 2003
CASTOR/CAMBER GAUGE INSTRUCTIONS For all intents and purposes, this gauge can be considered a finely graduated plumb line - as that is exactly what it is! Before proceeding with any measuring for each factor, make sure the vehicle is on reasonably level ground without any wheel being in.
Suspension - Fitting Hi-Los and similar derivatives
Created: August 06, 2001
Instructions for installing the adjustable ride height option on the classic Mini Cooper are easy to follow. From the experts at Mini Mania
Adjustable rear anti-roll bar kit, C-AJJ4008
Created: January 30, 2000
Remove rear wheels and brake drums. Replace rear-most brake back plate holding bolt with the 3"x5/16" UNF cap head bolt provided. Slide on spacer tube, then
Fixed negative camber bottom arms, C-AJJ3364
Created: January 29, 2000
These are a direct replacement for the standard bottom arms and will add 1½° of negative camber to whatever the car has as standard - quoted by the manufacturers as being 1° positive, + 1°. If the car has 1° positive, fitting the negative camber arms will give ½° camber. Measuring what the car has with standard arms will help determine what camber setting will be achieved by using C-AJJ3364. Negative camber helps reduce under steer, therefore improving the cars cornering performance.
Front bump stop kit, C-AJJ4007
Created: January 29, 2000
Remove existing bump rubber completely. The smaller hole of the new bump rubber should be fitted over the retainer on the bracket, using hand soap or brake fluid on the rubber if necessary to ease the fitting.
Progressive rear bump stop kit, C-AJJ3313
Created: January 29, 2000
This kit is suitable for all hydrolastic Mini’s. It can be fitted onto dry suspension cars to give improved handling characteristics during motor sport events, provided the rear radius arms are changed to accommodate them.
Weather Strip
Removing sliding glass windows in a Mini Cooper
Created: September 22, 2010
Dig along the the bottom of the sliding window channel and you will find two or three phillips head screws. Get them out however you can and this is sometimes difficult because the original screws are steel and they rust.
Weather_strip
Mini front door window channel, 24A88
Created: January 30, 2000
IMPORTANT!! Read these instructions BEFORE drilling any holes!!! This window channel is now supplied without water drain holes.