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Anatomy of the Classic Mini: A Restoration Reference Book
Created: August 01, 2018
The perfect book for restoring a Classic Mini! The title sums up its purpose. Anatomy of the Classic Mini is the result of years of research, and documents the many variations of the same components, explaining which model and date each is for. An essential reference book for all restorers of classic Minis!
SU Reference Catalog Review
Created: February 22, 2006
The workshop manual has a wealth of information on all the various styles of SU carburetors and fuel pumps. The manual starts out with an easy to follow and very explanative summary of the basics of the SU carburetor design and functionality. The manual is well organized into sections covering the basic families of SU carbs and fuel pumps.
Book Review, Haynes 59-69 Mini Workshop Manual
Created: December 28, 2005
With a car a few years older than myself, we are both realizing that we are not quite as young as we once were and are requiring a little more maintenance to run down the highway with the younger, sleeker models. I got into owning an older vehicle knowing full well that the two of us would have our...
Must-Have Road Trip Car Parts and Accessories
Created: May 29, 2020
MUST-HAVE car parts and accessories for your Classic Mini. Our expert part and technical team has put together this list of parts that the best-sellers and most popular for getting your classic car in tip-top shape before you hit the road.
Fall Car Care Tips for Classic Mini
Created: September 18, 2019
With the heat of the summer fading into memory we are looking forward to the cool and crisp weather and color change of Fall. But, is your car ready for the cooler weather and season change? NOW is the perfect time to make sure your Classic Mini is ready with these Fall Car Care Tips.
Tools and Car Care for Classic Mini
Created: August 28, 2019
Mini Mania is the online home for all your Classic Mini (1959-2000) needs including must-have Car Care products and Tools including Windscreen trim fitting tool, su carburetor tool kit, Mini cooper valve spring tool, Mini suspension tool, flywheel locking tool, uni syn cab sync tool.
Winter Prep For Classic Mini
Created: December 03, 2018
Mini Mania is here to give you the best tips winter preparation tips for your Classic Mini Cooper. Whether you plan on driving or putting it into storage.
Weatherproof Your Classic Mini
Created: September 28, 2017
Classic Mini weatherizing suggestions. Cold, wet weather is right around the corner. Now is a great time to prepare for fog, rain & snow by weatherproofing your classic Mini.
Created: March 23, 2017
As much of our Northern Hemisphere thaws out after an epic winter, our longer days have us looking forward to getting the classic cars out of the garage. To protect our investment and enhance our enjoyment of classic Minis, there are some maintenance items that...
Electric Mini Conversion
Created: February 08, 2021
Electric Mini - Awesome Conversion!
The Little Mini that was, and is, a "Starr"
Created: June 22, 2020
The Little Mini that was, and is, a "Starr"
Moonshine and NASCAR?
Created: June 08, 2020
What? YES! Fun Fact! How Moonshine Bootlegging Gave Rise to NASCAR
How Long Do Cars Last?
Created: April 03, 2020
Here at Mini Mania we now how much all of your LOVE your cars...but how long do we actually get to love them?
The Legacy of John Cooper
Created: February 26, 2019
The Legacy of John Cooper Much like the Mini itself, John Cooper’s legacy is timeless. John Cooper, the creator of the rear-engine F! Cooper-Climax and the Mini Cooper was a former racecar driver and in collaboration with Mini designer Sir Alec Issigonis developed a variety of design
Top 10 Cultural Moments in Mini History
Created: February 26, 2019
The Mini has been a cultural mover and shaker since it's creation. Check out these Top 10 Cultural Moments in Mini History, from its racing background, to it's on-screen performances, to it's VIP status as the car-to-the-stars. The Mini has played a major part in the history of modern culture.
60 Years of Mini History
Created: February 26, 2019
To celebrate the 60th anniversary of the Mini Cooper let’s have a history lesson on the life of this iconic motor vehicle that has been a major part of the culture and lifestyle of its adoring fans.
The little Mini that could
Created: February 19, 2019
Since day one the Mini has been a versatile and road friendly car with its compact design and creative use of space.
10 Fun facts about the classic Mini
Created: February 15, 2019
10 Fun Facts about the Classic Mini
How to ask a question, FAQ
Created: April 23, 2021
Did you know it's super easy to get all your motoring questions answered? Our Expert Part Team and Customer Care Team are happy to answer all of your questions... and we've made it easy to contact us through our site!
Are my car parts OEM, OES, Genuine, Aftermarket....or what??
Created: June 04, 2019
OEM, OE, Genuine, Aftermarket, Factory Original? Here's a quick guide to help you know the differences.
Mini Production Timeline
Created: November 18, 2006
A quick timeline of the production of the Classic Mini from 1959-2000.
Mini FAQ Part 2 - Austin Mini Cooper
Created: July 19, 2004
Understanding the Austin & Morris Mini Cooper is often accomplished with a series of questions and answers- from the experts at
Created: June 21, 2000
The Mini FAQ is a list of frequently asked questions (plus answers) about maintenance and mechanical work on Minis and Mini Coopers. The answers are mostly derived from the archives of the Mini-List mailing list and are the work of contributors to the list, edited for presentation in the FAQ.
Fun Things
2022 Auto Trends
Created: January 04, 2022
2022 Auto Trends Looking forward to a New Year? Ready for the New auto trends for 2022? Read for more info on the Top Auto Trends for 2022.
Quiz: Think you know cars?
Created: August 17, 2021
Put your knowledge to the test with our ultimate car trivia questions – these tricky car quiz questions will drive you crazy!
Survey Results: Best Drive-Thru
Created: August 03, 2021
Survey Results: Best Drive-Thru. Curious about what the top drive-thru restaurants in the US are? Check out the results to our Best Drive-Thru survey.
Survey Results: What Car TV Show are You Watching?
Created: August 03, 2021
Survey Results: What Car TV Show are You Watching? Curious about what popular TV Shows and YouTube channels car enthusiasts are watching? Check out the results of our Best Car TV Show and Car YouTube Channel survey.
Survey: What are you watching?
Created: July 23, 2021
Have you been watching a lot of TV and YouTube recently? We know, no judgment, we have all been spending a lot of time at home. And we are wondering...what have you been watching?
Survey: Best Drive Thru
Created: July 20, 2021
Celebrate National Drive Thru Day on with this FUN Drive Thru Survey. Let us know what you think is the best drive thru burger, chicken and more!
The World's Most Beautiful and Scary Roads Part 1
Created: July 12, 2021
The World's Most Beautiful and Scary Roads Top international road trip destinations for car lovers and tourists
Summer Road Trip Destinations
Created: May 03, 2021
Summer Road Trip Destinations: National Scenic Byways and All-American Roads Looking to get away this summer? Check out these TOP road trip destinations.
April Fool's Day Jokes from New MINI
Created: April 01, 2020
Need a Smile? Check out these FUN April Fool's Day Jokes from years past Press Releases from New MINI
Used Classic Mini Parts
Created: January 16, 2019
Search through our wide selection of Used Classic Mini Parts.
How To Articles
Created: May 31, 2019
TOP SELLING CAR PART CATEGORIES...for your classic Mini Want to know what your fellow classic car enthusiasts are looking for?  Below you will find the four of our TOP SELLING categories of classic car parts.
Top 5 Most Popular DIY Upgrades for your Classic Mini
Created: May 06, 2019
Looking to make some DIY performance upgrades to your Classic Mini? These are some of the most popular performance upgrades available for the DIY car owner. The experts at Mini Mania have given each DIY project a rating on ease of completion; 1 being easy and 5 being difficult, to help you prioritize your DIY projects.
Expert Tech Tips for your Classic Mini
Created: April 26, 2019
When it comes to the classic Mini, there is a lot of misinformation out there. Fortunately there are some experts like our Don Racine who are able to help clarify some of the top tech concerns about caring for your Classic Mini including oil, cooling systems, electrical, brakes and more!
Top 5 Mechanical Upgrades to Modernize a Classic Mini
Created: April 18, 2018
5 Mechanical Upgrades to Turn your Classic Mini into a Modern vehicle.
Money Saving Part Kits for Your Classic Mini
Created: January 12, 2018
You can save big with Classic Mini part kits. Here are just a handful of our many money saving kit options.
How to Tie Your Classic Mini Down to a Trailer
Created: April 23, 2013
How to Tie Your Mini Down to a Trailer When you push, pull or drive the mini onto the trailer, step on the brake pedal and firmly apply the parking brake. On some minis, especially project cars that have been sitting for years, both actions may have no appreciable effect. Placing the tran...
How to tell the difference between NPT & BSP threads
Created: September 21, 2010
NPT stands for National Pipe Taper, and is the most common U.S. standard for pipe fittings. NPT fittings are measured on the internal diameter of the fitting.
Created: January 15, 2007
Upgrades for the Mini Cooper MPI/TBI modelsThis is the 3rd installment in a series of articles that are intended to provide some insight and direction to new owners of the late model range of Classic Mini Cooper. (Part One & Two can be found here) The term MPI and/or TBI is often used to identify the range of cars produced by the Rover factory in 1996 and continued unto the end of the production of the Mini Cooper. The best way to identify one of these models is that all production (except those produced for Japan) had front mounted radiators and no distributor.
Created: July 23, 2003
How-to Videos
Video: Mistakes You Might Be Making With Your Classic Mini
Created: April 08, 2020
Watch and Learn about Common Mistakes on Repairing Classic Minis.
Innocenti Mini Cooper Production information
Created: March 29, 2018
The Innocenti Mini Cooper was produced from 1965 thru 1975. Understanding the makes and models from the various years is the objective of this article.
Identify your Mini by the Boot Latch
Created: February 26, 2018
Identify your Mini by the Boot Latch will get you very close to the year your Mini was probably produced.
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini Time Line Part 1 – The Early Years, Through 1962 Last Updated August 13, 2012. Information added and corrections made.
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini Time Line Part 2 – 1963 Through 1967 Last Updated August 13, 2012. Information added and corrections made.
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini Time Line Part 3 – 1968 Through 1976 Last Updated August 13, 2012. Information added and corrections made.
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini Time Line Part 4 – 1977 Through 1988 Last Updated August 13, 2012. Information added and corrections made.
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini Time Line Part 5 – 1989 Through 2002 Last Updated August 13, 2012. Information added and corrections made.
Created: August 24, 2012
Mini Time Line Part 6 – 2003 On Last Updated August 22, 2012. Information added.
Heritage Motor Centre Certificates & Archive Services
Created: February 16, 2012
A Heritage Certificate is a certified copy of the entry against the chassis number in the authentic factory ledgers.Discover the original numbers and colour scheme, dates of build and despatch, and where available, the details of factory fitted equipment.
Tips: Before You Take Your Next Road Trip in Your Classic Mini
Created: May 21, 2020
Tips Before Your Next Road Trip. Make sure you check in with your Classic Mini to make sure it's in tip-top shape before you hit the streets. Our technical experts have come up with a list of things that you should check out on your car before your next road trip.
Tools for Classic Minis
Created: February 02, 2018
Need tools for working on your Classic Mini? We have the right tools for your job here at Mini Mania. Compression tools, brake tools, flywheel tools, carburetor tools and more.
Mini Meet
Mini Meet West dates and history
Created: March 30, 2012
First U.S. Mini Meet was held in Reno, Nevada the 26, 27, 28th. There were 43 paid registrations. Eventually, the Meet became known as the first Mini Meet West after the start up of the Mini Meet East events in 1975.
Created: March 30, 2012
Mini Meet East dates and history
Mini Meet West 2012
Created: October 13, 2011
Mini Meet West 2012 will take place in Prescott Valley.  Prescott Valley is in Central Arizona and although it is only 90 miles north of Phoenix the average June temperature is 75 to 85 degrees.
Many Mini Dashes at Mini Meet West 2011!
Created: June 23, 2011
We've got lot's of Mini Meet West 2011 stuff to share with you! The first is a gallery of some of the many Mini dashes we saw. Use the comment section to vote for your favorite!
Mini Meet West 2011
Created: May 12, 2011
Mini Meet West is the longest continuously running Mini happening in North America, dating back to 1973.
Created: August 02, 2005
Check out the sweet rides from Mini Meet West 2005, along with an article printed in the Contra Costa Times.
Scenes from Mini Meet West 2001
Created: August 13, 2001
MPG movies and a TON of pictures from Florence, OR, for those who couldn't join in the fun (or just can't remember)
Created: July 11, 2000
It was a beautiful day in Quebec on the weekend on Mini Meet East 2000. Minis as far as the eye can see. But what's this? A German infiltrator? We'll have to take care of that!
Created: July 03, 2000
Mini Meet West was a success! Minis from all over, bright blue skies (well it is Arizona isn't it) and great people. What more could you ask for? Well a few more pictures to share would be nice. If you were present and have some pictures you would like to share, send them on over to [email protected] or contact us by post.
Mini Of The Month
Mini & the Month Of..
Created: January 05, 2012
Mini & the Month Of..  A complete listing of Mini, and the milestones, by month
Minis and the Month of December
Created: December 06, 2011
Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of December, and an overview of total Mini production figures.
Even More Minis and the Month of October
Created: October 31, 2011
Even More Minis and the Month of October               Still more significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of October; including, the end of production for Minis in three countries and the passing of Issigonis.
August is special - Happy Birthday Mini Cooper!
Created: August 04, 2011
On this day in 1959, the British Motor Corporation (BMC) launched its newest car, the small, affordable–at a price tag of less than $800–Mark I Mini. The diminutive Mini went on to become one of the best-selling British cars in history
Minis and the Month of July
Created: July 12, 2011
Minis and the Month of July; Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of July.
More Minis and the Month of June
Created: July 01, 2011
More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of June. ...1986, June. Piccadilly limited edition starts at 3,928UKP. (Total production: approx. 2,500.) A City E in Cashmere Gold. Dark velvet interior. Full width wheel trims in plastic...
Minis and the Month of June
Created: June 30, 2011
 Significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of June
More Minis and the Month of May
Created: May 11, 2011
    More significant events in the life of the Mini from the month of May…and a few insignificant ones.
Created: May 04, 2011
Minis: More April and Into May    Significant events in the life of the Mini from the months of April and May
Created: June 26, 2012
Garry Orton, Guy Griffith and Garry Grand have named their unbelievable sounding mission "Project 64", as they look to demonstrate to the world just how much power their modified Mini Cooper S possesses.
Relive Monte Carlo with Aaltonen & Hopkirk
Created: March 23, 2011
Now let’s take a look back at the two chaps who helped build that rich racing heritage as they take a modern MINI ’round the snowy curves of the classic rally route.
1969 MINI Cooper S Wins the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique
Created: February 02, 2011
1969 MINI Cooper S Wins the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique The MINI car brand has entered a team in the Rallye Monte Carlo Historique recently, and managed to emerge victorious. The car in question was a 1969 Cooper S, driven by Finnish racer Rauno Aaltonen
Mendocino Forest Rally - 1st ever scca pro-rally event
Created: January 28, 2011
Mendocino Forest Rally - 1st ever scca pro-rally event. The rally was one of SCCA’s Pro-series rally. It was run on dirt roads at as fast a speed as possible. It climbed to 6,000 ft. and back down again several times.
Mini Cooper in 1st place at Portland Vintage Races
Created: July 19, 2010
The Mini Coopers of Don and Dennis Racine traveled to the fabled Portland International Raceway for the 34th annual Portland Historics Races July 9-11, 2010. 
Mr. Bean Mini Get's Dyno'ed!
Created: March 04, 2010
Finally got the LeMons mini (LeMini) on the dyno last night (this morning! home just about 3am!) and got some numbers. Not that they mean a whole lot, but I got the fueling a bit better sorted.
Masters Historic Racing has launched Mini Cooper Race series
Created: January 22, 2010
Masters Historic Racing has launched its latest tin-top series, thought to be the first ever ‘one make’ historic series, catering solely for FIA specification Pre-1966 Minis.
Created: October 23, 2009
John Unsbee raced a Classic Mini Cooper for a number of years and this is part of his story.
MINCOMP/Mini Mania Mini 2006 race season
Created: November 23, 2006
The 2006 SCCA racing season is over, the SCCA Runoff's are past tense and the MINCOMP MINI finished on the podium in 2nd place, It's been a quite a while since we were on the podium and it does feel good
Quiz & Survey
January Car Trivia Quiz
Created: January 18, 2022
Welcome to January! Ready for a fun distraction for this gloomy month? Take this FUN Trivia Quiz and see how many January automobile facts you know.
Christmas 2021 Quiz
Created: December 02, 2021
LOVE all things Christmas? See how much you know with this FUN Quiz!
Thanksgiving 2021 Quiz
Created: November 15, 2021
LOVE all things Thanksgiving? See how much you know with this FUN Quiz!
Fun Halloween 2021 Survey
Created: October 19, 2021
Ready for some fun? From candy to costumes, we want to know what Halloween things make you scream!
Quiz Time...think you know October?
Created: October 04, 2021
HELLO October! Are you ready for October? Take this FUN Quiz and see how much you know about this beloved Fall Month.
Trending Now, Car Trend Survey
Created: September 22, 2021
New car trends are popping up all the time on social are a few that we thought were interesting and we would love to know your thoughts.
FUN Fall Quiz
Created: September 15, 2021
Do you LOVE Fall? Take this FUN Fall Quiz and see how much you know about this season.
Quiz Time: Memorial Day
Created: May 19, 2021
Ready for the first BIG Holiday of Summer? Take this FUN quiz and see how much you know...AND let us know what kind of special deals you would like this Memorial Day at Mini Mania.
Comic Book Character Quiz
Created: April 06, 2021
Think you know your comic book characters? Take this fun quiz and see if you know which comic book character timeline.
Restoration Project
Classic Motorsports magazine Mini Cooper S nears completion.
Created: September 09, 2014
Thanks to extensive technical help and the nearly infinite, parts supply available from Mini Mania, the editors of Classic Motorsports magazine are nearly done restoring their numbers matching, Tartan Red, 1967 1275 Cooper S project car.
Snarkey - Chapter 7.
Created: June 25, 2014
Engine rebuild!
Fixing the Mini's Cowl and Inner Fender Well
Created: March 28, 2014
Making a small patch for the inner fender well and one for the underside of the cowl on our 1967 Austin Mini Cooper S.
Created: March 28, 2014
Time to assemble our front subframe.
Created: March 28, 2014
The rear suspension was even simpler than the front, as there are no half shafts to deal with.
Project Introduction: 1967 Mini Cooper S
Created: March 14, 2014
Project Introduction: 1967 Mini Cooper S- Some ten years ago we were made aware of a very rare Mini, a real 1967 1275 Cooper S. It was sitting in a warehouse in south Florida, where it hadn’t been touched for nearly 30 years. Intact, except for the driveline (which had been disassembled and carefully bagged and tagged), this matching numbers 1275 Cooper S was a perfect restoration candidate
Created: March 14, 2014
Picking_Through_the_Parts- The first order of business after getting this project home was to sift though all the boxes that came with it. We needed to see how what we got compared to what the seller said it came with.
Created: March 14, 2014
Putting Our Mini's Transmission Back Together
2020 Warehouse Sale
Created: January 13, 2020
Don't Miss our WEEKLY WAREHOUSE SALE!! New items added every week. SAVE BIG TIME on these limited quantity in-stock items. SHOP NOW and SAVE before it's too late!!
Classic Mini Engine Accessories and Parts
Created: September 04, 2019
Mini Mania is the online home for all the best engine accessories and parts for your Classic Mini (1959-2000.) Shop the best in Classic Mini camshafts and timing gears, clutch, cooling, cylinder, engine components, exhaust, gearboxes, pistons and complete engines.
Top 10 Wishlisted Classic Mini Parts
Created: June 28, 2018
Add your desired parts and accessories to your Wishlist by going to any product page on our website, choosing the quantity and then clicking the blue "Add to Wishlist" button located on the right hand side below the “Shipping Quote” button.
Best Selling Parts
Created: September 08, 2017
Best selling classic Mini parts
Confessions of a Classic Mini Addict an Inspirational Video
Created: November 08, 2019
If you drive a Classic Mini, this is a video we made for you.
Wolseley Across America
Wolseley Across America 26: HOME, THE FINAL CHAPTER
Created: October 16, 2000
The morning of Monday, September 4, 2000, dawned cloudy and damp. It wasn't raining, but had been and, as Dorothea and I made ready to continue along the Lewis and Clark Trail, it was easy to envision what the Corps of Discovery had faced in November 1805. Envision it we did, but that didn't stop us from having a hot breakfast and setting off from Portland, Oregon, in a warm and dry car.
Wolseley Across America 27: TRIP STATISTICS
Created: October 16, 2000
The following is a summary of the boring bits from the Wolseley Across America trip. If you have any questions or comments, I can be reached at [email protected]
Wolseley Across America 25: Portland all British Field Meet
Created: October 04, 2000
Portland. This Portland is in Oregon. Oregon is the 18th State of the trip. It is also the 2nd biggest at 97,073 square miles (rank 10 in the US), only surpassed by Montana. With a population of 3.2 million (ranking 11th out of our 18) the population density is only 33 people per square mile.
Created: October 03, 2000
n Kennewick on the evening of August 31st, EG and I are almost a week ahead of the Corps of Discovery. The Corps camped at the meeting of the Clearwater and Snake Rivers near present day Lewiston, Idaho, on October 10th. They dined on what they purchased from the Indians: dried roots, salmon and dog.
Wolseley Across America 23: Out of Montane
Created: September 29, 2000
Wednesday night, August 30, 2000, EG and I spent the night in Missoula, Montana. September 10, 1805, the Corps of Discovery spent the night in what is now Lolo, Montana, just south of present day Missoula. The next day we both headed west.
Wolseley Across America 22: & even more Montana
Created: September 27, 2000
I need to back up a bit. Although I-15 between Great Falls and Helena in itself is just another freeway, the country through which it passes can hold one's interest - what could be seen of it because of the smoke. The road follows the Missouri River and even crosses it several times. It is easy to use your imagination and see the Corps of Discovery trying to maneuver the heavy canoes against the river's flow.
Wolseley Across America 21: MORE MONTANA
Created: September 25, 2000
Monday night the 28th left me in Glen Dive, Montana (having traveled from Pierre, South Dakota that day) about to poke into EG's dropping gas mileage. PART 20 also left Lewis and Clark leaving the current-day Pierre area heading out away from the Teton Sioux.
Wolseley Across America 20: S.D., N.D., AND ON TO MONTANA
Created: September 20, 2000
Once dinner the 27th was out of the way it was time to dive into EG to see why she was running a bit "off," and, while I was at it, it was time to change the tarp. It had flapped around for 3,900 miles since leaving Miami and had worn through in a few spots. I was heading for the Northwest. It might rain.
Wolseley Across America 19: To South Dakota
Created: September 15, 2000
It was Sunday the 27th. I was two days out of St. Louis and had easily covered over 500 miles. Lewis and Clark took well over two months to cover the same distance. They spent four days in this area south of present day Omaha, and continued to marvel at the vast prairie devoid of trees. By July 27/28 they passed through the area now known as Omaha and shortly after encountered a lone Indian. Through him they arranged their first formal meeting with Indians for August 3rd at the area that became Fort Atkinson. Their thoughts on the Omaha area? Clark wrote,