What is the most sensible thing to do if you have just to many projects on your hands and no time to finish any of them?
You buy another Mini .
A Mini that actually drives, is in no need of any immediate attention, has a folding roof and no choke (to make the best of all wifes happy) and two years MOT.
It is a bit of a parts box (do you say so in English) and not the prettiest one buy any standards but that's easily forgotten when you wizz down the b roads. The PO bought the Mini together with a mainstream Cooper in a deal. The Mini was supposed to cater as a donor for the Cooper but the PO found it to be to good to be scrapped and rebuild it with lots of rebuild used and new parts. Because the engine had been disassembled and stored in a wet garage, he put in a good used Cooper unit. The Mini has been registered as a 1992 car after the original documents got lost and there was no registration file available after more that 8 years of the road. I'm convinced that it is more likely a 1993 or 1994 car (and will try to find some prove). With the new registration, the Cooper engine has been mentioned in the documents with is obviously a plus.
I finally hope that it is okay to open a thread on a non-project Mini in the projects section .
But then there will be various bits and bobs which I will improve in the future ..
Cheers from the Pied Piper's Town