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 Posted: Dec 2, 2020 02:57AM
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OK, I think I've got it now~can't find the 'dope slap' emoji, so this one will have to do...??

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 06:59PM
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When I was saying go the other way, I meant the mini would be in the mark 5 or 6 range.

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 01:02PM
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Originally Posted by onetim
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Right hand drive is great fun as a passenger with a loose steering wheel but that's about it for me.  
Ha! I agree. Driving RHD in the US for the first time is a little dicey. I’d be much more comfortable with LHD. On the other hand, I’d be more comfortable in a Honda Accord, but that’s not why I drive a Mini.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 12:17PM
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Originally Posted by Rosebud
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Originally Posted by Veggivet
OK, so how about an MKII Japanese spec modified to LHD from RHD? 
When I was looking for a Mini, my only requirement was that it was rust free and right hand drive. IMO, RHD is part of the quirky charm of these little cars. It’s like someone buying a vintage 911 and converting it to front wheel drive. Who do that?

Mine is one of the now few original mini's sold by the manufacturer in the USA, they were Left hand drive. Right hand drive is great fun as a passenger with a loose steering wheel but that's about it for me.  

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 12:13PM
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Agreed, I would have kept it as RHD if it was sold that way, but it had already been converted here in the states before I got it...

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 10:47AM
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Originally Posted by Veggivet
OK, so how about an MKII Japanese spec modified to LHD from RHD? 
When I was looking for a Mini, my only requirement was that it was rust free and right hand drive. IMO, RHD is part of the quirky charm of these little cars. It’s like someone buying a vintage 911 and converting it to front wheel drive. Who would do that?

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 10:05AM
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Go the other way.
My 87 will be converted to electric, donating the lump and many other components. 

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 05:23AM
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Go the other way.

 Posted: Dec 1, 2020 04:55AM
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OK, so how about an MKII Japanese spec modified to LHD from RHD? It came with A/C, and round mirrors near the headlights up front.

 Posted: Nov 29, 2020 07:04PM
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And Japan spec cars are RHD.

 Posted: Nov 29, 2020 01:09PM
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FYI..... an 87 isn't a MkIII.

 

"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: Nov 22, 2020 05:44PM
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Thanks for the info, guys!??

 Posted: Nov 22, 2020 05:08PM
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  1. Fairly easy, maybe. I just did a steering rack swap on my car it can be done. If you’re looking for some new steering control arms let me know I’ve still got a pair left that I didn’t use from mini mania sell them at half the price

 Posted: Nov 22, 2020 02:12PM
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Engine could care less. Should be a fairly easy straight swap.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Nov 22, 2020 01:28PM
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Can a 1275 engine from an 87 LHD (MKIII from Japan) be transplanted into a 76 RHD Mini 1000?