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Mini Mania Speed Shop (Vintage Race Car Services)
Mini Mania Speed Shop Mini Mania's Speed Shop is open to everyone wanting to take their Mini, Sprite and Midget, or Morris Minor engine to the next level of performance. Our 40 plus years of rebuilding experience means whatever your dream engine looks, feels, and sounds like is just a phone call away. We provide everything from used, tested engines, straight rebuilds and refreshes, to complete high end rebuilds with state of the art components like Multiweb crankshafts and high flow aluminum cylinder heads. If you can dream it, Mini Mania's Speed Shop can build the Engine You Have Always Wanted. So, if you've been thinking about giving your tired Mini engine an overhaul, give us a call and ask for a quote. We can rebuild the block or just the gearbox, build you a new head or even jus...
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Classic Mini Engine Comparison Chart (Engine)
Side By Side Comparisons of Mini Mania's Classic Mini Rebuilt Engines From Stock to High Speed Race motors, Mini Mania can build you the the engine you've always dreamed about. This comparison chart is designed to help you see the differences in the engines we offer.  Once you find an engine you are interested in, give us a call and let our expert Tech Staff help you customize and upgrade...
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"We Ship It - You Save" Classic Mini Engine Program (Engine)
Our "We Ship It" program is temporarily suspended. Sorry for any inconvenience. "We Ship It"Classic Mini Engine Program Engine rebuilds have never been easier with our - "We Ship-It Service" program.Team Mini Mania has been building street and racing Mini Cooper engines and transmissions for the last 40+ years.  Now, we make it easier than ever for you with our ...
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Classic Mini Engines for Sale (Engine)
High Performance Classic Mini Engines For Sale Off the Rack or Built To Suit 800-946-2642 for a FREE ESTIMATEand Get Started On Building Your Stock or Custom Dream Mini Engine See our new Classic Engine Comparison Chart to learn the difference in our 1275 and 1380 engines.   TOP SELLING ENGINES /addProduct: 1275_ENGINE,1275_POWERUNIT,1275_POWERUNIT,1275CS_POW_UNIT ,1275HC_ENGI...
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Oils and Filters for your Classic Mini (Brands)
*** Important Note***You must /carselectbutton/ in order to see the parts that will fit your car. Classic Mini Oil Filter Classic Mini Oil Classic Mini Air Filter Classic Mini Fluids GUIDES AND ARTICLES   Mini Mania is your best source for all things Classic Mini Filters and Fluids. We offer the best online selection of Classic Mini Oil Filters, Class...
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SALE on Spridget engine parts (General Articles)
Check out these must-have engine parts... Check out the SALE parts below for amazing deals.Want to learn more about how Spridget Mania can help you get a high-performance engine for your classic car?CLICK HERE to learn more ...
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Buy Your Engine Now Before Prices Go UP (Speciality Stores)
As with most things classic, less is becoming more. Parts are scarce and costs are going up and, unfortunately, Classic Mini engines are not immune to the workings of the marketplace.And as our current inventory is dwindling down, we'll soon have to buy more at a higher price.So if you've been thinking of upgrading to a more powerful engine, in the midst of restoring your Mini, or just nee...
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Listen to our 1275cc Engine Roar (Engine)
Running a 1275cc Engine on a Test Stand 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! Check out our Sprite & Midget engine options here....
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This is what you get from Mini Mania’s Engine Shop (Engine)
This is what you get from Mini Mania’s Engine Shop When you are looking for an engine for your classic car, make sure you get an engine that works!Nothing's worse than going back and having to do it again. That's the philosophy we take in our Mini Mania's Engine Shop.  Our engines are done right, which means we do more for you and your engine!  Take our 1275cc Inline Engine for ...
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Highway Cruiser 1275cc Engine (Engine)
Highway Cruiser Special 1275 cc Engine   Do You Wish... You could drive your Mini at something close to modern freeway speeds?                 You could drive your Mini as a daily commuter car? Your Mini engine would be powerful enough to add some "fun" into your driving? You could half a quiet conversation while you drive your Mini?   ...
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Classic Mini Catalog For Powertrain to Clutches and Parts (Classic Mini Catalog)
@[email protected] Find a Part No. in the catalog below.  -  Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website. This browser does not have a PDF reader installed. Please download the PDF file to view it: 12MM.Catalog.POWERTRAIN-C.39-45.pdf...
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Classic Mini Catalog Engine Mounts, Heads, Gaskets, and Valves (Classic Mini Catalog)
@[email protected] Find a Part No. in the catalog below.  -  Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website. This browser does not have a PDF reader installed. Please download the PDF file to view it: 10MM.Catalog.POWERTRAIN-A.27-32.pdf...
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Killer Engines from Mini Mania (Engine)
Introducing Mini Mania's "Killer" Series Engine Program! Do you want to buy your way to the front of the grid?  It is never too early to start planning for this year's race season.  Did you know you can get a new “Killer” series of race motors from Mini Mania?  Trust the experts that prove with our own actions that we know how to build great race motors.Here's how it wo...
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The Secret To Buying An Engine For Your Classic Mini (Engine)
The Secret To Buying An Engine For Your Classic Mini   Whether you’re simply replacing your Classic Mini’s engine or moving up to a powerunit that’s got more muscle, buying an engine is a complicated matter.  How much power are you looking for? How authentic is authentic?  What options should you consider?  What option are available that you didn’t con...
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Classic Mini Engine Rebuild Performance Upgrades (Engine)
Rebuild Performance Upgrades - Classic Mini Engine Secret To Buying An Engine For Your Classic Mini Whether you’re simply replacing your Classic Mini’s engine or moving up to a powerunit that’s got more muscle, buying an engine is a complicated matter.  How much power are you looking for? How authentic is authentic?  What options should you consider?  What ...
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Classic Mini Engine Performance Enhancement - A DIY Guide (Vintage Race Car Services)
Improve the Performance of Your Classic Mini Engine - a DIY Guide Here at Mini Mania we know speed.  Our specialists have decades of racing and engine building & tuning experience and would be happy to assist you in improving your Mini's speed and performance!  Give us a call at 1-800-946-2642 and let's chat.  If you want to improve the performance of your MINI (2001 and later)...
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Pre-Owned Classic Mini Engine Rebuilds (Engine)
The Benefits of a Classic Mini Pre-Owned Engine Today we're going to talk about some of the benefits of our used, tested engines, when we can get them. Our ability to supply these are somewhat curtailed, but it's still a fantastic value! If you think about what it costs to get a Core for one of these 1275 A plus Engines, anymore, the value of these used, tested Engines are fantastic-because y...
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Classic Mini Oil and Oil Filters (Mini Mania)
Oil Filters and Oil for Your Classic Mini Keep your precious Mini in its best working condition by being sure to properly maintain its oil and oil filter.  Here at Mini Mania we carry a wide selection of oil filters and oil change parts.  Browse our oil filter and oil selection below.  Questions?  Call us at 1-800-946-2642 or email us here and we will happily assist you! ...
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Big-Bore Power Units from MINI MANIA for the Mini Cooper (Engine)
Big-Bore Power Units from MINI MANIA for the Mini CooperThe "Ultimate Street Performance Engine" from Mini Mania is the result of 30 years of building and racing our fabulous Mini Cooper. Because driveability and reliability are of utmost importance, only components from well established suppliers are utilized.  The cylinder head is a genuine Longman GT6 or one of our special Aluminum heads, ...
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The Mini Mania Engine Shop (Engine)
Welcome to Mini Mania's Classic Engine Shop                  Our Engine Shop is like a well-oiled machine, ready to custom build you any engine you need!We offer numerous options on Customized Classic Mini Power Unit Engines made to your specifications.   Why Mini Mania's Classic Engine Shop? From the earliest days of Mini Mania, we've...
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Mini Mania's Repair Shop (Engine)
Our Mini Mania rebuilding service will tackle almost any problem you are having!  (We specialize in Cylinder Heads, Transmissions and Engines but general installation and maintenance service also available!)Engine and Gearbox RebuildsWe can either rebuild your old unit or supply you with a complete assembly.While parts availability for our favorite classic Minis continue to be...
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Classic Mini Cooper Oil Cooler page 17 (Classic Mini Catalog)
Find a Part No. in the catalog below.  -  Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website. If you would like to view this information in our complete 84 page color catalog- Click here This browser does not have a PDF reader installed. Please download the PDF file to view it: /Mini%20Mania%20Catalog.Oil%20Cooler%20&%20Hoses.17.pdf...
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Classic Mini Cooper Pistons for High Performance or Stock page34 (Classic Mini Catalog)
Find a Part No. in the catalog below.  -  Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website. If you would like to view this information in our complete 84 page color catalog- Click here This browser does not have a PDF reader installed. Please download the PDF file to view it: /Mini%20Mania%20Catalog.Pistons.34.pdf...
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Classic Mini Cooper Hi Performance engine parts & Sumpguards -33 (Classic Mini Catalog)
Find a Part No. in the catalog below.  -  Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website. If you would like to view this information in our complete 84 page color catalog- Click here This browser does not have a PDF reader installed. Please download the PDF file to view it: /Mini%20Mania%20Catalog.Engine%20Parts%20&%20Sumpguards.33.pdf...
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Classic Mini Cooper Engine Mounts & Stabilizers page 27 (Classic Mini Catalog)
Find a Part No. in the catalog below.  -  Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website. If you would like to view this information in our complete 84 page color catalog- Click here This browser does not have a PDF reader installed. Please download the PDF file to view it: /Mini%20Mania%20Catalog.Engine%20Mounts%20&%20Stabilizers.27.pdf...
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Lower Engine Stabilizer, MSSK1 for the Classic Mini Cooper (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
FITTING INSTRUCTIONS MSSK1 - LEFT HAND LOWER ENGINE STABILISER KIT 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 (post 1973 models). Easily determined as reverse is selected by lifting the gear lever rather than the earlier "sla...
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Mini engine stabilizer steady bar, MSSK1300 (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
Classic Mini Engine Stabilizer Steady Bar Kit 1.This is an auxiliary steady bar kit and should not be used to replace any other standard fitment parts that have broken. 2.Remove the radiator support bracket from the radiator and the thermostat housing. 3.Slacken the nut retaining the exhaust manifold at the radiator end of the engine. Remove the exhaust manifold stud by tightening another nut a...
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Engine Shop rebuild of Austin Mini Cooper S Mark 1 (Engine Drivetrain Exhaust)
1964 Austin Mini Cooper Custom Rebuild by Mini Mania Engine Shop 1964 Austin Mini Cooper S Mark 1. This awesome Mini is 100% pedigree and travels with all the correct papers with it's verification from the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust. The Engine Shop will be doing extensive work on this amazing little car including engine, interior and body work. Already a looker, this Mi...
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SALE on Classic Engine Parts (General Articles)
Check out these must-have engine parts... Check out the SALE parts below for amazing deals.Want to learn more about how Mini Mania can help you get a "Killer" engine?CLICK HERE to learn more ...
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Oil Gallery Plugs (Technical Information)
  Here's something unusual that cropped up a little while ago that I've never commented on before - main oil gallery plugs/bungs. I'd been conversing via e-mail with a guy that was experiencing weird oil flow/supply problems with his performance street engine. Initially he'd been blaming it on the supposedly superior oil pump he'd bought. He sent it to me; I inspected it and found it to be ...
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Classic Mini Engines at Mini Mania (Technical Information)
Purchase an Engine or Have Yours Rebuilt Call Us Today at 800-946-2642 For A FREE Estimate and Get Started On Building Your Stock or Custom Dream Mini Engine Check out Engines_from_Mini_Mania to find the engine you need.   Why Mini Mania From the earliest days of Mini Mania, we've offered Mini and Mini cooper engines for sale through our engine rebui...
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Oil Pump information & part# (Technical Information)
Being the heart of the engine, it is obviously essential that the pump is in prime condition when fitted. Due to robotised manufacture of the commercially produced pumps, tolerances have been opened up to facilitate rapid production and assembly. This has brought about a decline in the effectiveness of the pumps, especially in arduous environments such as racing and fast road work. Oil pressure in...
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A Supercharged Comparison (Technical Information)
A Supercharged Comparison   The following shows the comparison of using a Mini Mania supercharger kit on two different versions of the same engine. The engine was run on the same chassis dynamometer (“rolling road”) before the supercharger was added and after each major engine update. The first and third versions were run at approximately 70 degrees F and the second at approxim...
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MinComp 1380 (Technical Information)
  As of May 2001, Mini Mania no longer distributes "MinComp 1380" engines. All motors supplied by Mini Mania (including the MinComp 1380) are warranteed by Mini Mania regardless of manufacturer. Mincomp Racing continues to be a favored Mini Mania parts distributor and continues to build and sell engines directly. They can be contacted at (949) 650-3058. ...
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DEVES Piston Ring Installation (Technical Information)
  GENERAL INSTALLATION -- PISTON RINGS   General Installation Details   Are Deves Rings Hard to Install? NO! They install just like any other piston rings. To make it easy, we set up the rings and sets in envelopes and boxes..... * Boxed Sets. Each set contains the right combination of rings for the specified engine. * Individual Envelopes. Envelopes containing...
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Testing the Engine Out of the Vehicle (Restoration)
Our engine had been rebuilt, our ancillaries completed, and our subframes restored, so we decided to combine all the pieces together to try to run our Mini without attaching the body. We just needed a jump box to simulate the battery and a bit of fuel to pull off. This would also let us know if we’d made any mistakes or had any leaks before we installed the drivetrain into the car. Aft...
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Engine Cost Estimator Mini Cooper (Brands)
Follow the link below that allows you to set the options in building your dream Mini engine....
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