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#1 Madadmini65


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 01:40 PM

My son and I both have mini's a 1971 and a 1965.  We have been successfully driving them for about a year or so.  My sons car is his first road car as he is new to driving too.  He wanted a classic mini from around the age of 10.  We like the chat and information in the forum and have a few small projects underway to enhance and improve our cars.  We look forward to hearing from the members on their experiences and projects.


Our first project is a poorly 1971....running on 3 cyl. We've just done a compression test and got Left to Right Cylinder 4 = 80psi/5.5kg/cm Cylinder 3 = 70psi/4.9kg/cm Cylinder 2 = 0/0 and Cylinder 1 = 90psi/6.2kg/cm


So I think we need the head off to see if its top end (We hope it is) or more serious as a rebuild.....we would welcome any insights on compression as these seem all over the place (Apart from 2 that is broken)


Many thanks


#2 sonscar


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Posted 18 January 2021 - 03:36 PM

welcome,sorry about the motors health.I would expect 150psi or thereabouts,Check valve clearance before dismantling would be my first plan.Good luck.Steve..

#3 Phil_with_El


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Posted 27 January 2021 - 09:46 PM

Sounds like you've got your hands full!These cars are a bloody pain at timea but once out on the road seem to forget the issues it's caused 😂

I'm also Kent. Just outside Ashford 👋

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