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Offline mini_fly

Mini compatible Parts
« on: March 25, 2009, 07:26:45 PM »
I've compiled a small list of info about parts from other forums.

Please feel free to add to the list as you see fit....

DDB108 Distributor Cap

Top entry cap for Lucas 43D, 45D and 59D distributors. Fits many Lotus, Minis (post 74), Land Rovers, English Fords, Jensens, Triumphs, Sunbeams, Innocentis and many other models with 43D/45D & 59D distributors. See DRB104C for matching rotor.

Distributor rotor for later Minis (1974+ up to electronic ignition) and Metros. Search for DDB108 if you also need the distributor cap. 45D & 59D distributors.
 
09041 Bosch Plug Wire Set
1968 - 1980 MG 1.8L engine

The following came from here... http://www.miniownersoftexas.org/wiki/index.php?title=Modern_equivalent_parts_for_classic_Minis

Air Filters
Here is a list of the "stock" replacement K&N air filters for different Minis.

K&N Part numbers:

E-9172 SPI and MPI
E-2601 1275 single carb 1.5" Stock air box also fits AA
E-9001 Use 2 for Cooper S or 1 Mini 850.
E-2600 Stock 1 3/4 air box

Another way to look at it:

E-9001 Carburettor models 1959 to 1974
E-2600 Carburettor models 1974 to 1982
E-2601 Carburettor models 1982 onwards
E-9172 Fuel Injected models

Spark Plugs
When it comes to spark plugs, a little "performance" tip here! I've been using Mazda 12A (NOT 13B) rotary engine plugs (NGK or Nippon Denso) for many years. I just tell the guy at the parts counter that I need plugs for an early 80s RX7. Everybody thinks the 4-electrode plug is something new and innovative. Mazda's been using them since the First Gen RX7 and the old RX3 & RX4!

Spin-on Oil Filters
The filter for mid-80s Chrysler 2.2L engines (Omni, Charger, Horizon, etc.) fits and works perfectly.

AC DELCO 93156323
AC DELCO 25011520 (PF 53)
AMSOIL SDF-57
BECK/ARNLEY 0418988
BOSCH 72150
FRAM PH966B
FRAM PH2870A
FRAM PH3614
K&N HP1002
MANN 056 115 561G
NAPA 1374
PUROLATOR L10028
PUROLATOR L10241 Metro 1.3L
UNIPART GFE148
WIX WL7142
Mobil M1 102

Canister Oil Filters
If you still have the oil filter canister that takes a cartridge, the old Fram part number is CH816PL.

Points
For a Lucas distributor - ask for a Contact Set for an MG 1300, part number MPE CS207SB Points 45d4 distributor (red) RTC 364 Blue Streak Lucas LU-1685 NAPA # ECH CS208

Distributor Condenser
Again - ask about an MG of similar vintage, part number MPE EP29SB.

The kid behind the sales counter at AutoZone claimed that you can't buy separate condensers and that you need an entire distributor - but the very next day, at the same store, the guy looked it up for me and they had it in stock. BE PERSISTANT!

Alternator
I think it goes to a mid 70's MG. I took my old one to a rebuilder. They couldn't get parts for it, so they found a similar one.

Delco (Saturn et al) alternators can also be made to work in a Mini, See Wes' writeup on how to do the upgrade at http://www.adocars.com/elf-ado/alternator/Easy_alternator.htm

Bosch 13107 ('79 Ford Fiesta) alternators are a bolt-on replacement (with removal or replacement of plastic alt. plug) for alternator equipped Minis. See http://www.cibolas7.net/17901.html for details.

Oil
Michael Playle says: The recommended oil "weight" for classic Minis is 20W50 for most climates. This is because the oil does double duty as engine oil and tranny oil. In very cold climates, 10W40 is recommended as a winter weight oil (occassionally 5W30 in REALLY cold areas). In most of those climates, folks are "storing" their Minis indoors for the winter.

Any brand that has a high ZDDP content. I currently use the Valvoline Racing brand.

Other Parts
Rear wheel cylinders (and rebuild kits)
...are the same as the MG Midget. Not as common anymore but you're more likely to have the parts robot find a 1980 MG Midget than a 1963 Mini Cooper in the catalog/computer.
Starter solenoid
My Limey one started to give me trouble. I ordered a new one. It crapped out in a month. Now I have a heavy duty one for a Ford truck. Almost all the Ford solenoids will work. They have an extra terminal on the them. Looking at the front, the small terminal on the right is the start switch.
Starter
I have no idea what it is for. Mine died, and I took it to Bap/Geon. They took it to the warehouse and found one that looked like it. Works fine.

Carb
Weber 45 DCOE carb (with appropriate manifold).
Generic 12v coils
Pre-1984, Minis had external ballast resistors, after that it was inside the coil itself. If you need an external ballast resistor, the moron at XXX couldn't get me a stupid ballast resistor unless I told him what kind of car. I think I said "'74 Dodge Dart, slant 6, auto, green with vinyl roof"
Head Gasket
Felpro has a head gasket for the 1275 Sprite/Midget (Spridget) that works just fine on a 1275 Mini. However, I don't remember the stock number. For engine-related stuff I usually ask for pre-1975 Midget parts. At least it gives the person behind the counter something to focus on. For 848cc engines, most of the mini vendors sell the gaskets as small bore and large bore. 850 is small bore: http://www.minimania.com/web/Item/GEG101%2FCOPPER/AddedFrom/Search2%2DHEAD%20GASKET/InvDetail.cfm for instance. Which means.... you could spec one for a vintage sprite or midget form NAPA. Which means....NAPA Cylinder Head Gasket BA0350140 $13.99 should work fine

Thermostat
Mr. Gasket http://store.summitracing.com/partdetail.asp?part=MRG%2D4364&view=1&N=700+150 Other temps are available. Integrated blanking sleeve makes this a winner
« Last Edit: March 28, 2009, 12:59:57 PM by mini_fly »

Offline 94touring

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2009, 11:25:05 AM »
So I can actually use rotary spark plugs and I didn't know this???  The 12a plugs I believe a smaller than the 13b plugs, I think.  Any idea how much extra juice this provides? 

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Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2009, 10:55:40 PM »
here is my list of what oil filters will fit:

AC-DELCO 93156323

HASTINGS LF155

K&N HP-2004

K&N HP1002

LUCAS F5578

MOBIL M1-102

MOPAR 4105409

NAPA 1374

PIPERCROSS OF106

PIPERCROSS OF106-RBT

PUROLATOR L10028

PUROLATOR L10241

STP S3614

UNIPART GFE148

UNIPART GFE166

UNIPART GFE21

WALMART ST3614

WIX 51374

AC-DELCO PF53

AMSOIL SDF-57

BALDWIN B288

BECK/ARNLEY 041-8988

BOSCH 3330

BOSCH 72150

CASITE CF966

COOPERS GFE1

COOPERS Z25/2

DELPHI FX 0004

FRAM PH2870A

FRAM PH3600

Fram3682

Valvoline VO22

Ryco Z418

Fram PH3816

Lee LF2835

BOSCH 72161

WIX 51348

Car Quest 85374

FRAM PH3506 (for an MPI)

FRAM PH3614

FRAM PH966B

check out the official website for updates!!!!! 


Offline 94touring

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2009, 10:58:50 PM »
Are all those filters for older models?  What about  MPI's and such? 

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Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 01:37:24 PM »
the only MPI filter that i know of is :
FRAM PH3506
I'm sure there are others tho
check out the official website for updates!!!!! 


Offline mini_fly

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 03:56:04 PM »
So I can actually use rotary spark plugs and I didn't know this???  The 12a plugs I believe a smaller than the 13b plugs, I think.  Any idea how much extra juice this provides? 

Dan, check out the link to the Mini Owners of Texas site and get confirmation there.  I'm going to give them a try this spring when I dig my car out of storage.

Henry

Offline bahoffe

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2009, 07:18:32 PM »
Can someone tell me if there are compatible shocks?  Just pulled mine off and they are dead.

Offline bahoffe

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #7 on: June 08, 2009, 09:41:34 PM »
I brought one of my front shocks to Orieley auto parts but they couldn

Offline Neb

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2009, 04:02:16 PM »
bump... Interested in the shock alternatives as well.
Neb

Offline MPlayle

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2009, 04:37:17 PM »
Don't know of an alternate set of shocks.  I used to get the KYB Gas-adjusts from either GBCarParts.com or MiniSpares.com. 

Another alternate spark plug I have used with good success and was recommended by a couple of the old folks now no-longer on the MM forum: Bosche Super W7DTC - copper core triple electrode.  The best places to find them now are classic air-cooled VW specialty shops.

Offline wfothrottle

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 08:51:34 PM »
this is great info.............you should get some kind of award for this.
THANK YOU!!!

Offline flipstah

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #11 on: July 22, 2016, 10:43:27 AM »
BUMP. Can this be stickied somehow?!

Castrol GTX 20W50
Rotella T6 5W40

Has high enough ZDDP to constitute as a safe classic oil

https://doncommando.files.wordpress.com/2016/07/response_to_zddp_article_from_castrol.pdf

Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #12 on: July 22, 2016, 12:02:58 PM »
Also

Valvoline VR (racing)

Brad Penn 20W50
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline jeff10049

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #13 on: July 30, 2016, 03:11:57 PM »
Did a little cross reference research from that fram number for the canister filters.
I came up with.

napa - 1184
wix - 51184
fleetguard - LF-633

Next time I do the oil in the 60 I will get the wix and confirm fitment. Whats nice is the local parts store has it no more ordering and paying shipping every time I need filters.





Offline richard1

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #14 on: November 30, 2016, 07:23:53 PM »
Three notes on the oil.
-- For the most part, 10W-40 should be used. 20W-50 would go into more worn engines or transmissions. If you are worried about the transmission effect on the oil, use a 5W-40 synthetic instead of a 20W-50. 20W-50 causes a lot of wear on startups every day, as it takes longer to get to the valve train and bearings.
-- It should also be diesel formulation for the gear protection (CI-4 or CJ-4).
-- If your mini has an automatic transmission, it really NEEDS oil that meets JASO MA2 wet clutch motorcycle specs.

Offline Armycook

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #15 on: April 20, 2017, 09:39:13 PM »
Looking to replace my fuel pump. Not sure how old mine is but i'm not gonna wait to get stranded later down the road so i'm looking for a good dependable pump. Anything electric and inline. I'm trying not to clutter my engine bay so anything without a regulator would be nice... keeping it 2-3 psi only.

Offline BruceK

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #16 on: April 20, 2017, 10:16:19 PM »
Facet makes some great inline electric fuel pumps.   This is the one I installed last year on my Mini, 4 PSI.


https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013SGH9FQ/ref=od_aui_detailpages00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Since I was going from a mechanical fuel pump to an electric one, I also installed a generic inertia fuel cutoff switch just in case.

Like this one: 

https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Motor-Products-FV-7-Cut-Off/dp/B000C83MC8/ref=sr_1_2?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1492745001&sr=1-2
« Last Edit: April 20, 2017, 10:25:51 PM by BruceK »
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2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville

Offline 94touring

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #17 on: April 20, 2017, 10:34:49 PM »
Most all auto parts stores carry low psi pumps.  The mechanical pumps on these cars just don't seem to last.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #18 on: April 21, 2017, 08:45:33 AM »
When I converted the SPI to Carb, I used the Mr. Gasket 42S pump: 42 gph at 2-3.5 psi.

It is available through almost any local parts store or online.

I mounted it on the rear subframe just below the fuel tank.


Offline richard1

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #19 on: April 21, 2017, 09:47:58 AM »
On my Corvair I used an Airtex (I think 8016) that has been very reliable for 8 years. Electrics should be as close as possible to the tank. Instead of an inertia switch, I used an oil pressure switch to cut the pump if the oil pressure drops.


On my Mini (SPI-PUP) I ended up using a locally available Toyota pump in tank, then a pressure regulator to drop it to 15 psi.

Offline Armycook

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #20 on: April 21, 2017, 10:08:19 AM »
I was thinking of buying that Mr. Gasket brand but didn't know if it's good since it's sold st Oreillys here.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #21 on: April 21, 2017, 11:49:10 AM »
I read a lot of reviews on different low pressure pumps when trying to locate one for the carb conversion project.  Some series of the Mr. Gasket brand had a bad reputation for a while, but the 42S did not seem to have any reported issues with quality and/or early failures.  I went with it as it was a very good match to the requirements of the HIF carb I was using in the conversion.  The price and availability was good as well.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #22 on: April 21, 2017, 02:11:57 PM »
I've had 3 of the Mr. Gasket pumps, the first two failed - one right out of the box - but the third one has been perfect for over 25K miles.
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2017, 02:56:51 PM »
25d dizzy cap can be found at O'Reillys.

Offline BruceK

Re: Mini compatible Parts
« Reply #24 on: October 20, 2017, 04:23:02 PM »
So nice to see it is something not made in China.
1988 Austin Mini
2002 MINI Cooper S
2007 Triumph Bonneville