It's been a while since I frequented the site due to selling my last mini a couple of years ago
I have been secretly looking to buy another on and off since but have to be realistic and know that it's probably not going to happen.
I also appreciate it's a weird old time for people what with the virus and what not but thought I'd just ask anyway as I don't have much to do at the moment :)
As such I still have lots of parts, both new and used, still tucked away that I was saving for when I got another car. (hi-los, rear subframe, donuts, shocks, grilles wooden dash, door you know the kind of bits we all store and hoard!)
I used to love coming here and reading posts and getting help from the very knowledgeable members on the forum. Even though I guess eBay is where most people go these days to sell stuff I'd prefer to sell here.
I can see the prices of the smaller parts but I also have a couple of engines for sale that I need help with valuing:
The first is as sold to me an early used MG Metro engine (block, cam, head, springs valves and bell housing) I think it's the larger valve version but have no calipers to check so if anyone has other ways of identifying that then please shout.
I have checked the engine number 12H996AA using the minimania guide:
996 = Yd + Bf + Yn + Sk
Yd - Mechanical fuel pump
Bf - Alternator with negative earth
Yn - MG Metro design/specification variants (high CR, sportier CAM6648 cam, bigger inlet
valve in head) also known to be fitted to LHD Van Den Plas
Sk - Standard ratio gearbox with 3.44 Final Drive, inboard CV joints and rod change
AA - Carburetter crankcase ventilation and intake air temperature control
It has been kept in my mums front room for about 8 years! Thus it is in the same state as when I bought it, used and pulled directly from a car.
I have pictures but it's a bugger to photograph on my own but here they are most are of the head which is easier to get at:
Sorry I'm not great at uploading to the site but here is an album link in which you can see all the pictures: https://flic.kr/s/aHsmM8DE9x
Second up is the 1310cc engine which was my 'special' engine I was keeping for the really nice project that I will never get round to.
It is a 1310cc engine with omega flat top pistons, Kent 286, duplex timing chain, 12g940 cylinder head (sadly again not sure on valve sizes) and 1:3 roller rockers.
Gearbox is included but no bell housing. Not sure as to state so probably needs a going over and I was going to send it to guessworks.
This has been stored in my old bedroom since I bought it so is in fine condition
Again here is a link to the full album of pictures :) https://flic.kr/s/aHsmM8GuVk
Sorry for all the pictures but thought it best to take as many as possible.
Any help with the valuations is much appreciated!