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Started by bryanp, May 12, 2016, 01:57:32 PM
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Quote from: bryanp on May 12, 2016, 01:57:32 PMHello all; I bought this Mini 1000 last month. The previous two owners endured the pain and suffering of doing all the metal and paint. The seller had too many projects and quickly reinstalled the original interior and 1000 drivetrain so he could market it as a runner. He also installed all of the new goodies he purchased - new HS4, alternator, coil, wheels and flares. So the car is currently a weird combination of really nice next to really ratty. I live in Santa Fe, NM which is beautiful, but hard on the horsepower since SF is at 7,000' elevation and my house is at 7,700'. The guys at Minimania put me in touch w/ Joe Curto who sent me an AAP needle which, along with adjusting the mixture, has cured my extreme rich running. I also tried to time the motor, but discovered that the really gross distributor probably has its original, and completely cratered, points. I will install the new electronic ignition car this weekend. Would an original Mini 1000 have had an external ballast? If so, I am not seeing it. This winter I will re-do the suspension, install 8.4 discs, and add sway bars. If there is money left, add dynamat, replace the brown carpet w/ gray, new back seat, door cards, etc. The next winter, I will replace the 998cc's of fury w/ a 1380A+ unit. since I am dealing with altitude, my plan is to get one of the Eaton supercharger/intake manifold kits from the UK to cram as much air as I can into the engine. I have read that it is probably advisable to change the final drive when going that route.