Well I'm fully committed to the fitting the R1 engine now. I've sold the old A series engine and its off to it's new owner.
A set of used Group 2 arches arrived yesterday that I picked up The Mini Forum for a decent price. They need a repaint but overall the condition is good and I can't wait to see what they look like fitted.
Whilst I am going to the hassle of transplanting a Yamaha R1 engine into the Cooper I thought I would take the opportunity to carry out a few exterior mods. I have always liked the look of MK1's so I thought why not add a few MK1 touches to this mini.
I quick google for inspiration found this picture.
My Mini won't look exactly like this but this is the overall look I am going for.
It has been quite a few years since I carried out any major updates on the old Retromini website so a change was in order. The old site was focussed on my old Mini project which sadly is no more and never saw the roads again.
These past 4-5 years I have been quietly working away carrying out a ground-up restoration of my 1997 Rover Mini Cooper. It was never intended to be a full restoration following an MOT failure but as these things often go, one thing lead to another.....
This new look website will soon display all the hard work I have put into restoring the aforementioned Cooper. I will try and post stuff that I found useful along the way to hopefully make it a little easier for anyone undertaking a similar project.