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Shipping Your Ribcase Gearbox
Created: February 21, 2019
We have a variety of rebuilt gearbox options available for your Classic Mini. You can trust our decades of skill & experience and our technical knowledge with this important piece of your Minis DNA.
Mini Cooper Vintage Race at Lime Rock Park
Created: December 05, 2018
The Father & Son of Team Mini Mania is at it again, this time at Lime Rock Park during the annual historic event.
Mini Mania Parts Catalog
Created: October 24, 2017
Mini Mania Parts Catalog includes most of all the Imperative parts a Classic Mini owner could ever want. 88 pages of full color with part numbers.
Classic Mini Cooper Visors roll bars PAGE 74
Created: October 23, 2017
View Mini Cooper Sun-visors, headliners, roof racks, Roll Bars and interior trim pads in the Mini Mania Catalog as a PDF. Find a Part No. in the catalog. Type or copy/paste it into the search box to find it on the website.
Some Advantages to Aluminum Heads for BMC engines
Created: March 23, 2017
Any aluminum head will have advantages in lighter weight and better cooling due to aluminum being able to shed heat better than iron.
Do I need to do a Valve Job on My Classic Mini?
Created: April 25, 2014
Most motors will go at least 80,000 miles before "needing a valve job"! But what are the signs? How do I determine if I really need it? Do I do it myself or pay a local machine shop.
Warped Brake Rotors Means Pulsing Brakes
Created: December 09, 2009
When you apply the brakes, you feel a pulsation through the brake pedal and even the steering wheel. You wonder how the brakes and steering are interconnected and what is causing the pulsation. How can it be prevented, and how can it be corrected? And most important, is it a safety issue?The cause o..
Hawk Brake Material Description
Created: September 26, 2000
Hawk Brake has utilized world class technology to develop and manufacture superior disc brake and clutch materials for the Automotive/Racing industry. Hawk products include Ferro-CarbonTM, CarboticTM, Carbon-Carbon and full metallic disc brakes and clutches. Hawk Brake's persistent development of racing friction will not only set new standards, but will also greatly enhance the quality, performance and integrity of your racing programs!
Fitting a Ribcase Gearbox to a 948cc Engine
Created: February 28, 2019
This video will answer all the questions you may have when preparing to mount a later ribcase gearbox to a 948cc engine in Sprites, MG Midgets and Morris Minors.
VIDEO: How to Identify Various A-Series engines
Created: August 22, 2018
How to Identify A-Series engines found in the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midgets through 1974
Created: November 24, 2015
Fitting Hints for Sprite and Midget Fiberglass One-Piece front Ends
Created: November 24, 2015
MGB & Sprite/Midget Hard Top Installation Instructions
Classic Mini Cooper K&N Air Filters
Created: February 27, 2019
See our complete selection of K&N air filters for your Classic Mini. We have filter for all models of both original SU Carbs as well as all needed for a Weber conversion.
SU Carburetor Identification - Mini, Sprite, Midget, Morris Minor
Created: May 25, 2018
In this video, Ed D'Arata, Mini Mania's SU Carburetor genius, goes through the differences between the various SU Carbs found on classic Minis, Sprite & Midgets, and Morris Minors. Use this handy guide to identify what carburetor is on your classic.
Classic Mini Cooper Synchromesh Transmissions vs Dog engagement
Created: April 25, 2014
Dog engagement is typically limited to racing applications where fast, precise shifting is needed. Dog gear engagement works by having numerous large teeth or ‘dogs’ that mate into matching openings machined into the opposite surface of the drive gear. Unlike the synchro engagement, there is no synchronizing mechanism to assist in equalizing speed.
Created: October 30, 2000
Elsewhere we've considered what alternative standard production ratios are available - but that still leaves you with the power-consuming and limited-ratio alternatives helical tooth type gears. Not desirable in a competition orientated car. The solution to this comes in the form of several types of straight-cut gear sets
QUIZ: Newspaper Headlines & Ads
Created: February 23, 2021
QUIZ: Newspaper Headlines & Ads. Can you pick the word or phrase which ironically completes these actual newspaper headlines, announcements, and signs?
Spridget Pre-Spring Sale on Air Filters
Created: February 18, 2021
Are you ready to motor this Spring? SHOP our  Pre-Spring SALE and SAVE on all the TOP must-have parts to get your ride ready for the coming season. SHOP a different SALE category each week. NOW ON SALE:  Select in-stock Air Filters (2/20/21-2/28/21) Restrictions Apply*
Created: February 18, 2000
Summer is with us once more and the Mini overheating is on everybody's mind, while the temperature gauge won't keep your engine cool at least it will let you know what is happening. To check that it is working correctly With a capillary type gauge (mechanical) Remove the sender unit from the head .Fill a small pot with water and bring to a rapid boil using
Tachometer Conversion
Created: January 30, 2000
Positive to Negative Ground Conversion In addition to the tools required to remove the tachometer from the dash, you will need the following: 1) soldering iron & solder (keep in mind that electronics are heat sensitive, so be careful to use a low-wattage iron or use heat sinks to localize the heat.)
Tips: Before You Take Your Next Road Trip in Your Spridget
Created: May 22, 2020
Tips Before Your Next Road Trip. Make sure you check in with your Spridget 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.
Sprite / MG Midget DIY Maintenance Tasks
Created: May 06, 2020
Proper maintenance prevents breakdowns, ensures maximum performance, extends the life of your vehicle and increases value.
Created: March 30, 2020
During these trying times, we are working hard to keep the wheels turning with sales and discounts. And while getting and shipping parts may be hindered, we are working hard to get you the parts you need in a timely fashion. Thanks again for shopping Mini Mania.
5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Mini Mania Rather Than Overseas
Created: November 22, 2019
5 Reasons Why You Should Shop Mini Mania Rather Than Overseas Finding parts for your Classic car is difficult at best. As our cars continue to age, parts become scarce and often it takes hours of searching the internet to find a company that can get you what you need. But where to go to get your parts? Where do you get the best deal? What are the Pros and Co
Mini Going Electric? What do you think?
Created: January 10, 2019
With the launch of New MINI Cooper S E this year (check out the article below) and with customers inquiring about EV conversion kits for their Classic Minis here at Mini Mania; we created this quick survey for you to let us know what you think.
Devastating California Wildfires - How you can help
Created: November 26, 2018
The deadliest fire in CA history is 100% contained. But the victims and wreckage it has left behind is tremendous. 85 people have lost their lives and 249 are still missing. Together we can help those affected. A donation of any size would be a help.
How to Rotate Tires on a Mini Cooper
Created: March 15, 2019
Do you know what tires rotation is and how it helps you maximize your tire tread on your Mini Cooper?
Calculating Wheel Offset
Created: January 25, 2011
When fitting aftermarket, or custom wheels, you should check for any clearance issues.Rubbing, or Incorrect fitment will wear out your tires, and cause other suspension components to fail or wear prematurely.
Oil Coolers
Created: February 03, 2011
In the past, fitting an oil cooler was mandatory once an engine had been even slightly uprated. The main cause for this was the quality of Motor Oils available at that time. If the oil temperatures exceeded a specific point, then engine failure was almost guaranteed.
COOLING - How it works
Created: January 25, 2001
Very few understand just what the cooling system does and how it does it, and that incompatibility between the cooling system's capability and an upgraded engine can spell disaster for the new engine.
Troubleshooting Lucas Points
Created: May 14, 2008
Troubleshooting Lucas Points The following document discusses the operation of the basic “points type” ignition system. Included are steps to troubleshoot the ignition system. This document presents a negative ground system only. Please read the Theory of Operation section before attempting to troubleshoot your ignition system.
FAQ on the Pertronix Ignition Application
Created: February 01, 2006
Frequently Asked Questions about the use of the Pertronix Ignitor systems. The best information available from the experts at Minimania.com
Fitting a Ribcase Gearbox to a 948cc Engine
Created: February 28, 2019
This video will answer all the questions you may have when preparing to mount a later ribcase gearbox to a 948cc engine in Sprites, MG Midgets and Morris Minors.
VIDEO: How to Identify Various A-Series engines
Created: August 22, 2018
How to Identify A-Series engines found in the Austin Healey Sprite and MG Midgets through 1974
Fitting a Ribcase Gearbox to a 948cc Engine
Created: February 28, 2019
This video will answer all the questions you may have when preparing to mount a later ribcase gearbox to a 948cc engine in Sprites, MG Midgets and Morris Minors.
 Listen to our 1275cc Engine Roar
Created: September 04, 2018
In this video our Engine Builder, Tony, is testing a rebuilt 1275cc Sprite engine by running it on a test stand. And wow, the sound was so loud!