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 Posted: Dec 23, 2015 08:41PM
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huh???a 1400cc mini can beat a 265hp porsche 911???????

 

 

 

 

 

 

high hopes...

 

 Posted: Dec 23, 2015 08:16PM
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He He  I used to do the POC autoX down in Long Beach CA in my 1400cc mini. Most porshe guys were good about being beaten but some well..................

Mini's are like buses they come along in a bunch

 Posted: Dec 22, 2015 11:16AM
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Originally Posted by Spitz


I regularly kicked a lightened 912's arse at autocross ( same colour actually )  It was funny to see how annoyed he would get 

shots fired lol

 Posted: Dec 22, 2015 11:00AM
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I regularly kicked a lightened 912's arse at autocross ( same colour actually )  It was funny to see how annoyed he would get 

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Dec 22, 2015 08:36AM
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Originally Posted by kolsen

 Fun to drive and probably quick at a autox but the Porsche would blow the Mini's doors off.  A different driver but that's what I wanted.

please dont start The War just kiddin! never driven a Porsche but I'd love to, just for the experience

 Posted: Dec 22, 2015 08:29AM
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Yes there's a lot in the posted ad that was incorrect.  But it's a newer chassic, 13" rims, good interior and the compression check was very good.  Where my Porsche has a 9:1 power to weight the Mini is probably 12-15:1.  Fun to drive and probably quick at a autox but the Porsche would blow the Mini's doors off.  A different driver but that's what I wanted.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2015 04:10PM
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Seller that posted the ad seems clueless. Or else he would've not declared the year but buyer seems happy with the car now and already got the scoop from Jemal so everything is ok. Stuff like this happens and will happen again. Moving on...

 

 Posted: Nov 14, 2015 03:50PM
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Not a 1962. Not a Cooper S. Not a 7-port AKM head. Not twin 1.5 SUs. Since one can't see the internals of the engine, I wouldn't trust anything in that ad.  

Well, at least it looks like Tahiti Blue and LHD.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2015 02:25PM
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 Posted: Nov 14, 2015 09:05AM
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The listing is still on out host's site.  About 80 down.  Look for just a picture of the engine then listings in CA, 62 Austin mini.

 Posted: Nov 14, 2015 08:10AM
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hey Kolsen, I hope you get plenty of warm sunshine where ever it is you are heading in the motorhome. Do you still have the original posting that you saw your mini on?  Myself, and probably others here, would sure like to read the original listing and see the description.


cheers,

Bill

when she said "its so small" she meant the car right?

 Posted: Nov 14, 2015 07:22AM
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The intake port mis-match is not unusual, but in a Mini not too critical. Because the intake length is so short there is little room for mixing air and fuel, so some turbulence actually helps. From what I have read, it is not a good idea to polish intake ports, as the air floows too smoothly and doesn't mix. Ported yes. Polished no. 

From 1.28 to 1.40 is  0.12 difference, or a 0.060 step. The ports could be mis-aligned more than that!

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Nov 13, 2015 07:48PM
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I got the clutch taken care of today. Ended up replacing the slave cylinder.  Next was a new exhaust/intake gasket.  More interesting things back there.  Intake ports on the head are 1.4" but the ports on the intake manifold are 1.28" and the advertised SU carbs are not 1.5 but 1.25.  There's also a messy crankcase/transmission vent hose that goes into the intake, smog control.  Well we don't require that here so that will go the way of the Porshe, just vented into a small air filter.  I was looking for something to tinker with after my retirement, I got it.

 Posted: Nov 13, 2015 09:54AM
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Car clubs are an interesting group.  I have belonged to the Corvette (1965 stingray), and Porsche clubs.  Some members only drive their cars on sunny days to group gatherings.  Others do that plus group drives on secondary roads.  I did one with the Porsche club that turned out to be driving as fast as you can on twisty roads in east Portland that where still residential, I never when back with that group.  Then there are those that take out that desire to see what your car can do on the autox track or club track days in a much safer enviourment.

I won't be able to meet up with the Mini Club until spring as I'm heading south in my motor home the 1st of Dec.  Should be interesting, I'm looking forward to it.

 Posted: Nov 12, 2015 11:59PM
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I totally understand personalizing to your own taste despite some of the old guard Porsche owners being staunch OEM supporters. I'm sure there are numerous threads debating Fuchs vs. aftermarket wheels... Sounds like a Mini is perfect for you.

From what I have learned here it sounds like driving a Mini is every bit as rewarding as an air cooled 911.

 Posted: Nov 12, 2015 05:04PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by kolsen

The early Porsche's, 1965-1975, and the first successful racer the 73RS, had the Fusch wheels.  Very strong and the lightest wheel.  In the early 70's a lot of the race cars, not just Porsche's, started using British minilites. I grew up a sports cart nut and loved the racing and then the minilite wheels.  In the Porsche ranks you just have to run Fusch wheels and I did for a long time.  But I like racing so I decided to put my personality into my car.  British Minilites prices have gone nuts and luckily I ran into an early Porsche racer in Phoenix using Australian Superlites.  Strong enough for racing, same look and 1.5 pounds heavier than Minilites.  My Porsche has the ducktali from 73, a 74 rear valance, 80 twin plug 3.0L engine and newer lighter suspension.  It also has Cobra rearview mirrors.  It's a light weight as well, I've taken 250lbs of weight out of her.  Empty she only weights 2200lbs. She represents my personality.

Mini YOU ARE NEXT!

(psssst... ya might wanna re-phrase that!  Just sayin')

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 Posted: Nov 12, 2015 04:34PM
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Yes

 Posted: Nov 12, 2015 04:27PM
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i think its Fuchs isnt it?

when she said "its so small" she meant the car right?

 Posted: Nov 12, 2015 10:26AM
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The early Porsche's, 1965-1975, and the first successful racer the 73RS, had the Fusch wheels.  Very strong and the lightest wheel.  In the early 70's a lot of the race cars, not just Porsche's, started using British minilites. I grew up a sports cart nut and loved the racing and then the minilite wheels.  In the Porsche ranks you just have to run Fusch wheels and I did for a long time.  But I like racing so I decided to put my personality into my car.  British Minilites prices have gone nuts and luckily I ran into an early Porsche racer in Phoenix using Australian Superlites.  Strong enough for racing, same look and 1.5 pounds heavier than Minilites.  My Porsche has the ducktali from 73, a 74 rear valance, 80 twin plug 3.0L engine and newer lighter suspension.  It also has Cobra rearview mirrors.  It's a light weight as well, I've taken 250lbs of weight out of her.  Empty she only weights 2200lbs. She represents my personality.

Mini YOU ARE NEXT!

 Posted: Nov 12, 2015 06:07AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ChuckB
Congrats on the purchase! As another noob and semi-lurker here I appreciate learning as much I as I can from threads like this. As a former 911 owner I'm jealous of your stable. I hope to regain some if not all of the driving pleasure lost with the sale of my P-car. Is it just a coincidence that both cars have very similar style wheels?

A Mini is a totally different kind of "driving pleasure" (although I've never driven a Porsche.) More of a "can't wipe that silly grin off your face" kind of driving pleasure.

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