Ian Gray’s Supercharged ’62 Mini Pickup

Ian Gray’s ’62 Mini pickup sleeper is done and back with it’s owner. When it came in it was very standard and quite well worn in. We’ve repainted the engine bay, built up new subframes with Cooper S discs, poly bushes and Hi-Lo suspension, built an overbored 998cc engine with Speedwell head, Shorrock supercharger and a 5 speed Colotti gearbox. The difference is enormous with a surprising amount of power and a very positive gear change.

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Engine and subframe fitted to the Mini Pick-up

The small bore engine is in the subframe and yesterday we lifted the pickup body over the top and dropped it on. We are currently fitting up the brakes, wiring and plumbing before the Shorrock super charger goes in. This will be a very unique little pickup when its done.

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Mini pick-up engine bay refresh

Ian Gray’s mini pick-up is in the paint shop this week. We’ve stripped the old paint from the engine bay, tidied it up and given it a fresh coat of Tweed Grey. It is no ready for fitting up and for it’s new front subframe and Shorrock supercharged 998cc small bore engine.

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