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Hello From A First Time Mini Owner

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#1 Vimes

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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:09 PM

Hello All!


I joined and upgraded to TMF+ upon the purchase of my first mini a few weeks back. I've been reading through a lot of the content but haven't posted till now. There is such a wealth of information available!!


I've always wanted a mini, since before I could drive and after ~20 years of lusting I finally got one :)


I have a 1990 racing green still in original green/white but with a lot of mini cooper styling (logos, stickers etc.) despite the 998 CC engine. I'm planning to remove the styling and keep it simpler. Runs well and been out a few times but the car has been a bit neglected the last few years' so a fair bit of work to do (the usual rust patches)...



I don't have much to offer yet but will be glad of assistance with some of the jobs i'm bound to need to do at some point!

Edited by Vimes, 06 August 2019 - 12:16 PM.

#2 cooperd70


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:40 PM

Welcome to the forum Vines 😁

#3 MiniMadRacer


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 12:44 PM

Must admit rust is the biggest "dilemma" with a mini.. its a killer and for ever chasing it :-( . I have a pickup and its starting to look rather sad due to the tin worm

#4 SugarCrashedPupski


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 01:18 PM

Welcome to the Forum :)

#5 ukcooper


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Posted 06 August 2019 - 02:22 PM

Dont worrie ya learn quickly, you have to with most minis lol


stort any rust first, then keep it rust free, hard work, any mod come second.


keep in good nic and well maintained and it will make it any where.


learn to buy good quality stuff, that's a art in it's self ...


stay away off 13" wheels they handle crap even on sport packs its the tyres. .


can off wd40 in the car.


rac, aa card for older cars .


big set off spanners @ home jacks , hammers, big hammers, swearing tin, ect


join a local club mini or classic car if no mini club as they know most things ..




oh yer  kettle  tea and vodka at close hand...…………..

Edited by ukcooper, 06 August 2019 - 02:25 PM.

#6 Vimes

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Posted 07 August 2019 - 07:26 AM

Thanks for the warm welcome!


It came with 13" alloys and going to stick with those for the foreseeable future. Tool stock is increasing slowly :)

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