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BMW Mini Cooper

 Weighing a mini with corner scales

 Created by: 6464s
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Apr 16, 2021 02:58AM scooperman  
Apr 15, 2021 06:42PM 6464s  
Apr 15, 2021 10:45AM swindrum  
Apr 10, 2021 04:09AM 6464s Edited: Apr 11, 2021 02:27PM 
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 Posted: Apr 16, 2021 02:58AM
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I loaded the seat with weights from my weight bench (finally found a use for them) and like Sean my racecar was over 1700.  Don't have the numbers here to look at the individual corner weights.  Ex C-Sedan built in the 60s, full cage back then was less than today.  Came with a big lead weight mounted on the right rear floor, stock gas tanks and battery.  In the late 70s it was eligible to run GT-4 with cage upgrades and a fuel cell, so I added the cell and some door bars and footwell protection to meet GT rules, but never went to big wheels and brakes, stayed with 10s, ran a few times as GT-4, then GT-5.  Stopped racing for 20 years, then dusted off the car and brought it back and ran once or twice as GT-Lite, then vintage car and that is when I weighed it. The cage upgrades had put weight where I didn't want it, I remember left side heavy, nose heavy. 

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Sean , Thanks for the info. Much appreciated. Jim

 Posted: Apr 15, 2021 10:45AM
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Our endurance racing Wolseley Hornet weighs in at 1522 without driver. Full cage, 12 gallon fuel cell in the boot, regular battery, fire system, BMW Twin cam A-series, 10' wheels. I should weigh a street car one of these days and see how it compares

LF 453 lbs RF 458 lbs

LR 305 lbs RR 306 lbs

60/40 split front/rear

Sean Windrum

1996 MGF VVC
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 Posted: Apr 10, 2021 04:09AM
 Edited:  Apr 11, 2021 02:27PM
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Does anyone know the weight of the mini with corner scales? Obvious there is a big front and rear weight difference.