The perfect Christmas gift. Get a copy of our book ‘How to Prepare a Historic Racing Mini’. A couple of years ago we started writing a book. With help from Chris Harper and MiniSport, as well as other suppliers, we built our own FIA Mini Cooper S to illustrate. The aim of the book was to unpick the various regulations and provide the enthusiast an understanding of how to build a historic racing Mini. Find it in our online shop here.
Ever since its launch in 1959 the original Mini has been a stalwart of the motor racing scene. Even today, there is a bewildering array of formulae that it can compete in. This book explains how to prepare a historic mini to the original pre-1966 Appendix K standard, which provides the racer with the largest choice of national and international events to compete in.
The contents include:
- Regulations – understanding the FIA’s Appendix K
- Sourcing a suitable car
- Every aspect of preparation including, body, safety, engine, transmission, electrics and ancillaries
- Setting up and race preparation
- Testing and racing
A couple of weeks ago we built a Quaife dog engagement gearbox for Pete Wright’s Austin A40. The car is now driven and prepared by Rob Wainwright of Gerry Wainwright Motorsport. Last week Rob won his class at the HSCC meeting at Croft.
“Just a quickie to say thanks for sorting the Quaife innards for my A40 gearbox. Don’t know whether Rob’s been in touch but the whole affair was quite successful, Rob winning the class on Sunday at Croft.” – Pete Wright
We have some brand new Magnesium alloy BMW Alpina wheel centres in stock. Just as Alpina ran on the Group 2 CSL’s back in the 70’s. They have a 5 x 120mm PCD and suit tapered wheel nuts. They will work with 15 and 16″ 20 hole split rims. More info.
Our Midget dog engagement gear kits are in stock. Suitable for any A-series, sports, GT or saloon car using the Sprite/Midget gearbox. Designed to utilize the 1275 rib case gearboxes but we can modify the 1098 gearbox casing as well. We can supply the kit on its own or build a gearbox for you using your own casing. If you have any questions or you’d like to order just give us a call.
We now have in stock complete MG Midget 1275 dog engagement gearboxes. Built using our Quaife gear kits and original 1275 ribbed casings. Price is £1975+VAT plus £275 surcharge on a donor gearbox. Find them in our shop here.
New for 2015. We are proud to offer a GRP reproduction of the hard to find Mk1 Mini Speedo Binnacle. Much more durable than the original and in the correct off-white shade. You can find them in our shop by clicking here.