NEW: WOSPerformance Competition Starter Motors and Alternators for Classic Mini

Classic Mini competition alternator

Introducing a new range of high performance starter motors and alternators from WOSPerformance for your classic Mini competition and road cars.

The all new compact, high torque starter motor is based on OE Denso internals. It features anti-vibration washers and a re-wound uprated solenoid. Additionally, it has a supported motor assembly to combat any vibration issues and is built to withstand the rigours of motorsport. Two models are available (difference in pinion gear) to suit inertia and pre-engage type flywheels. From Mk1 all the way through to A+ injection engines.

The new range of alternators feature CNC machined billet aluminium housings. The OE Denso internals have been uprated and anchored in place to withstand harmonic vibrations. The RACE and FIA versions are a lightweight compact replacement for the Lucas ACR. Both are available in 50amp and 90amp. Additionally, we also have a slightly bigger RALLY version. It has a weather proof connector and is available in 95amp and 175amp. Both come standard with a high-sided, hard-anodised pulley to help prevent the fan belt from turning over.

Also from WOSP is a new lightweight, high-sided aluminium water pump pulley. It has also been designed to eliminate the fan belt turning over or being thrown off.

If you want the very best for your classic Mini road, race or rally car then look no further than WOSPerformance. Available now through CCK Historic.

Some TLC for the Ginetta G4

Ginetta G4 historic race car

Seeing as we are not racing at the moment it was decided to give the Ginetta G4 some much needed TLC. Ian Burford has relished this little orange racer since he bought it in 2015. Usually racing with the HSCC’s Historic Road Sports the Ginetta G4 has proved to be fast, fun and reliable. Over the years, however, the fibreglass body has picked up some cracks, scratches and rashes. He thought it best time we patch it up and repaint it.

Most of the body comes off which made it easier to deal with. The cracks in the fibreglass have all been prepared. Next, we stripped down the old paint and prepared the panels for a fresh coat in the same shade of bright orange. Ian will be itching to get back out on track so we’re all hoping that racing can resume soon.

Ginetta G4 lower wishbones – Available to order

Ginetta G4 lower wishbones

We can now supply Ginetta G4 lower wishbones. Due to the current lack of supply in the market we decided to take matters into our hands. We have produced a jig from which we can make new lower wishbones. We have simplified the design slightly and increased the wishbone’s strength.

The first pair of our new G4 lower wishbones is destined for Ian Burford’s 1965 example. Ian races regularly with the HSCC in the Historic Road Sports grid.

If you require a pair of Ginetta G4 lower wishbones we can make them to order. Additionally, if you have any questions please contact us by email or telephone to make an enquiry.

COVID-19 Update

We are currently operating a lockdown service. We have a small number of local staff working in isolated departments. We are thankful to have a few projects to carry on with at this time and will continue to evaluate the situation day to day. If you need us our recovery truck is ready to collect your vehicle. Please telephone the workshop if you need anything and we will do our best to accommodate. Stay safe.

1994 Group A Classic Mini Cooper Rally car build

Group A classic Mini Rally build

We’ve begun work on a Group A Classic Mini Cooper Rally car build. Our customer has supplied a relatively tidy 1994 Mini Cooper body shell from which to build it. Once complete the car will feature a full rally modified 1293cc SPi engine.

First things first we must restore the body shell. Thankfully the original body was relatively rust free. The worst rust was in the front floor area. Most Mini’s require new front end panels as these are prone to rusting. In addition we’ve had to replace the out sills, rear valance and repair the floors and bottom edge of the rear panel. We are also installing a full roll cage and reinforcing the body with seam welding. Most of the parts for this build are being supplied by Mini Sport.

The body will be painted in the original Rover Flame Red with white roof. The car will be built to the FIA Group A regulations of 1994 just like the car Paddy Hopkirk used when he returned to compete in the Monte Carlo Rally. More updates on this Classic Mini Rally car build to follow. Next up, the 1293cc rally mini engine build.