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#1 mailman

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 09:13 AM

Hi to any and all Mini owners in NZ (or anyone who has the knowledge or connections to help),

I'm trying to track down a good condition 12g940 (or similar) cylinder head to put onto my 998 block to unlock a little more out of my little beauty. I'm not having great luck so far. Does anyone know where one is or where I could find/look for one? Or who I can contact to get one at a decent price?

Any help would be great,
Thanks

#2 Skinartnz

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 10:18 AM

http://www.trademe.c...n-501663413.htm
This is the only one on there at the mo, there was a worked one not long back but it was $500.
Hope this helps

#3 mailman

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Posted 08 August 2012 - 07:42 PM

Cool, thanks. I have my eye on that one, and was looking at the worked one but it was from an mpi engine and i didn't know how much extra hassle that might be.

Will keep looking, and hopefully someone might have some more info as well.

Thanks for the input :)

#4 new_zealand _minis

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Posted 16 August 2012 - 08:11 AM

ive got one that i have had on my 998 so no block mods needed . all reconed all ready to go . might be willing to sell . dont need 5 spares heads round

im in wellington

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Posted 20 September 2012 - 07:50 PM

How did you get on?? Did you find a head in the end?

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Posted 09 October 2012 - 03:00 AM

Sorry guys, didn't see these replies.

I did manage to track down a cylinder head in pretty good nick, though it cost me a bit more than I was hoping.

I am about to start assembly of the recon'd motor and 'box. I am hoping to take enough pictures and learn enough as I go along to make a build thread worthwhile.

I am now debating tracking down a second head for the motor coming out of my mini. It's far too good to waste. Or what would be even better, I would really love to pick up a cheap 1275 to rebuild. They seem to be even harder to find for a decent price! There are a few around but some guys are asking the world for engines that need complete overhauls including machining.

Oh well, I will keep my ear to the ground and see what pops up.




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