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#1 Newminiowner99

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Posted 03 November 2017 - 10:59 PM

Hi guys,


I am a very young inexperienced 1996 Mini Mayfair owner, I have began a restoration and am slowly making my way through it (mostly trail and error and lots of research in-between).


My aim is a non-original restoration with nice body and 'improved' engine.


Currently I am undertaking the body work half of this but am beginning to think about what I want from the rest of the car.

Obviously, money is an obstacle but I don't want to cut corners with this because the car has sentimental value.


My question(s) are as follows:


What are the main maintenance checks and changes you would do to an engine/brakes/steering etc etc....? 


What can be done easily to enhance the performance without ruining the car?


What bigger changes can I make if I decide to really step up the performance of the engine? (eg. some people have suggested twin carbs, not sure if this is a good idea)



#2 WillCarter


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Posted 04 November 2017 - 09:44 AM

What's your budget? 

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