General
Suspension, Shocks, Bushing , Ball Joints and more
Created: July 31, 2018
Ball Joints, Bushings-Suspension, Hydrolastic, Performance- Suspension, Shock Absorbers and More
Troubleshooting Problems With Your Classic Mini
Created: November 17, 2017
Use this handy troubleshooting guide to assess problems with your classic mini. Bad starting, fuel system, steering, suspension & transmission.
Suspension - Heavy Duty adjustable tie rods 21A1091
Created: July 24, 2003
These rods have been produced to improve car stability when cornering and braking and to facilitate easy adjustment of caster angle. Manufactured from a high-grade material in a much larger diameter than the standard items they are far less susceptible to bending - both in use and where poor workshop practice is observed. The most common fault here is jacking the car up with a trolley jack sitting the cup up against the forward tie-rod mounting bracket on the front subframe. As the wheel droops, the tie-rod becomes bound hard up against the jack cup, the sheer force of the un-loading rubber spring causing the insubstantial standard tie-rod to bend. This effectively shortens the tie-rod, therefore increasing caster angle.
Classic Mini SUSPENSION - Terminology
Created: February 20, 2001
The Mini has consistently more than proven its capability in competition with very limited and cost-effective modifications based on the standard equipment fitted.
Mini Suspension, Steering and Handling Data
Created: June 08, 2000
The data on this page relates to all Minis unless specified. Major changes to suspension and steering are limited to the introduction of a new steering rack and steering arms for Mk2-on models. Mk2 steering arms have two `ears' to aid in the use of ball joint splitters; this is how they may be differentiated from Mk1 steering arms.
Sway Bar Information and Theory
Created: January 30, 2000
A car has "neutral" steering when while turning in tight circle at moderate speed the car will complete the circle at approximately the same position across the diameter of the circle. A car has "understeer" when turning on the same tight circle at the same moderate speed the diameter of the circle is increased because of the front wheels "pushing" out!
Mini coil over conversion kit, CK17
Created: January 29, 2000
This kit has been designed specifically for road use with the view to limited tarmac competition events. If used for “off-road” purposes, strengthening modifications will need to be made, as failure may be a possibility. All wheels and tire combinations fitted to the vehicle should be inspected as it is essential that there is enough clearance between the wheel . tire and suspension units. Very minor adjustments using wheel spacers may be required otherwise.
Mini MKIV front and rear subframe assemblies
Created: September 10, 1999
British Motor Heritage has added two more major components to its growing list of Mini classic parts - front and rear subframe assemblies for the MkIV Mini.