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 Posted: Mar 14, 2019 04:38AM
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I have met Peter at the now ended "Battle of the Brits" car show in Milford MI a few years ago. I enjoyed talking with him.

 Posted: Mar 14, 2019 03:32AM
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Not sure where Plymouth is, but there's a guy named Willie that is a mechanic at the local Ford dealer just south of Detroit who is a Mini owner. He is a great asset when it comes to wrenching on a classic Mini. Also, a good friend of mine (Peter VonBeulow) is a professor in the Architecture dept at U of Michigan in Ann Arbor. He's owned Minis for probably 45 years, as well as a hoard of other British cars. He's also a good guy who could help.

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 Posted: Mar 12, 2019 04:48PM
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Where are you located? Might be some other Mini owners in the area that have some good parts to sell or at least, most Mini owners love to help out wrenching on other folks cars to help out. This is especially true if you are a newbie and aren't familiar with all the little things that make our cars unique. If you don't already have a shop manual, that should be your first purchase. Haynes is the best one on the market. Not sure how much they are new, but there are some used ones around that are usually cheaper than new. Good luck!
I'm in Plymouth Michigan

 Posted: Mar 12, 2019 02:24PM
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Where are you located? Might be some other Mini owners in the area that have some good parts to sell or at least, most Mini owners love to help out wrenching on other folks cars to help out. This is especially true if you are a newbie and aren't familiar with all the little things that make our cars unique. If you don't already have a shop manual, that should be your first purchase. Haynes is the best one on the market. Not sure how much they are new, but there are some used ones around that are usually cheaper than new. Good luck!

"Retired:  No Job, No Money, Wife and I!  Will travel anywhere for Minis"

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 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 05:58PM
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Lol im a mustang guy as well!

Our host is a good place to start and they have great customer service.They helped me a lot learning how to fix all the issues i experienced during my 998 and 1275 days before i have up on those motors.They also hooked me up with some good deals on preowned parts to help get me sorted!

 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 04:46PM
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That's what I wanted to know. 

 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 04:38PM
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Right here, the one's that host this site would be a good start.

 Posted: Mar 11, 2019 03:54PM
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Hello,
New to the Mini world. I only know what places to stay away from buying Mustang parts.
I need a ton of parts for this '77 Mini 1000 I just purchased.
Where is a good place for buying quality original parts?
Brake kits, subframes... you name it. This car needs everything and I don't want to waste time installing parts that need to be modified to fit.
Thanks!