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#1 rick1962uk


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Posted 01 August 2021 - 10:06 AM

hi just brought a 1987 mini city E was a barguine found it at a house auction for £800 on its way back but looks ok going to lightly restore it with my grandson and useit for Auto solos and th odd show so will be lots of questions asked i have a full weldind room and machine room so making parts wont be a problem but first big question is Engine i will run this for a bit but will need a new gear box as the ratio is way wrong 2.9 i recon i will need nearer 3.9 but engine wise should i keep the 998 and supercharge it or keep looking for a 1275 but dont seem many out there or would the A+ 998 bore out ok

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#2 johnR


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Posted 02 August 2021 - 07:39 AM

Supercharging is a lot of work and expensive - I'd suggest you start with a good exhaust, inlet manifold and Vizard the carb whilst overhauling it. A lighter flywheel peps a 998 up too.  

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Posted 02 August 2021 - 08:27 AM

Supercharger for sale on here?(not mine)Steve..

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Posted 07 August 2021 - 09:15 PM

well it turned out to be agreat buy will need a front end and front floors and rear boot sorting not asbad as i thought as brought it totaly bling

Good bit is it has a 1989 1275 A+ HC engine fitted with a large valve head  and 2 sets of wheels  came from the auction with no v5 but whencleaning it out found the new owners slip so filed for a new v5 and hope it will go though ok due to engine change

so a very happy chap will add photos along the way

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Posted 08 August 2021 - 02:53 PM

Great news started it today runs as sweet as a nut

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