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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 7:11 am 
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Hey guys,
About to pick up a mini with a 12HD engine. Pretty sure this is a Metro engine? Is there a great deal of difference between this and a Cooper motor and would the same mods for increasing power apply?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:14 am 
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Put the engine code in here and it will tell you the original spec (which might be different to the engine now)
http://www.guess-works.com/Tech/engine.htm

From a short block there isn’t much difference, the cam and head really set them apart. The MG Metro (72hp) was pretty close to the Cooper S spec (76hp) as it had a better cam and head than the standard 1275 metro (60hp)

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 6:58 pm 
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Same mods apply... though the later engines used lower grade steel for the crankshafts and heavier conrods. Doesn't make a significant difference unless it's a race car

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:37 pm 
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Thanks guys, pretty sure it's the lower hp version but it still goes pretty well and just got me from Melbourne to Canberra lol.


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 13, 2018 6:27 pm 
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Sounds like a good motor .I recently bought an auto block that is mint .There are people on here can mod them to manual.
Im a pullstarter too.:)


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 14, 2018 5:30 pm 
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Ian_B wrote:
Im a pullstarter too.:)

Well don't you think it's about after all the pulling you got it running by now or maybe it got to be rug powered


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2018 7:21 pm 
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Could have painted it today .Gunman didnt show .I assumed he was at home starting himself one more time :) :)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 20, 2018 8:04 pm 
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Ian_B wrote:
Could have painted it today .Gunman didnt show .I assumed he was at home starting himself one more time :) :)

:lol:


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 10:26 am 
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Ian_B wrote:
Could have painted it today .Gunman didnt show .I assumed he was at home starting himself one more time :) :)

Gun? You don't need guns, my son is painting his $350 eBay Clubby with marine enamel (polyurethane) and a brush. :mrgreen:
Looking good so far,I will put pics up when finished.

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2018 7:53 pm 
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Kev thats like machining a head with a bastard file to us painters.
I got the acrylic,Robs got two pack We have totally different techniques
Same discipline and methods and prep
Both done Glendale tafe .
But he is a machinist Im an electronics tech .
If you are determined and want to jump hoops . You can do it.


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 5:03 pm 
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It's just a matter of getting the runs on the board.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 6:47 pm 
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Rather have a run and had a go than dry spray. :D


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 25, 2018 8:05 pm 
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Ian_B wrote:
Rather have a run and had a go than dry spray. :D

Runs and dry spray and paint brush I don't understand maybe a novice lol


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