Author Topic: Racing Green 89 Mini  (Read 25098 times)

Offline MiniDave

Racing Green 89 Mini
« on: August 19, 2016, 03:37:24 PM »
1990 Cooper 1275, 57K miles, LHD, 13" wheels and clean as a pin! I pick it up on Sunday.....
« Last Edit: September 13, 2016, 12:50:47 PM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline LilDrunkenSmurf

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2016, 03:41:53 PM »
I'm so ridiculously jealous right now.

Offline 94touring

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2016, 03:48:59 PM »
I'm so ridiculously jealous right now.

If you only knew what he paid...

Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2016, 03:50:03 PM »
I did OK, there are a few small rust issues that will need addressing, but overall it's a solid car.

LDS, that's right, it's very similar to your car! Not Japanese spec tho......
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline LilDrunkenSmurf

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2016, 04:07:06 PM »
I did OK, there are a few small rust issues that will need addressing, but overall it's a solid car.

LDS, that's right, it's very similar to your car! Not Japanese spec tho......

Not Japanese spec is what I wanted. LHD, BRG, 1275cc, 13" wheels, big flares. Bang on with what I want.

What did you pay for it?

Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2016, 05:25:58 PM »
I don't want to say, but it was a good deal.......I'd swap someone a KM speedo for a Miles one.....
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline 94touring

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2016, 05:35:14 PM »
Your other mini might have a miles one...and Vikram might have one out of his spi engine too.  I will confirm this week, unless he reads this and peaks at them.

Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2016, 05:58:13 PM »
The one out of the other Mini could work, I'll most probably be using an electronic or GPS speedo in that one. However, they may be different, I've read that the injected cars had a different cluster - could just be the warning lights tho - although they had taller diff ratios too - that could be the difference.
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline stan360

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2016, 06:02:13 PM »
Agh ... you beat  me to it Dave ...that was a good deal. I thought I was going to drive that home this weekend

Offline Jims5543

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Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2016, 06:04:20 PM »
I am just trying to figure out how he drove it onto those ramps.



Great find supper jelly....
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Offline 94touring

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2016, 06:32:50 PM »
Agh ... you beat  me to it Dave ...that was a good deal. I thought I was going to drive that home this weekend

Off topic, but nice David Bowie pic.

Offline Vikram

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2016, 06:46:43 PM »
I have a mph cluster that you can have. Not sure if it's any good for you

Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2016, 07:24:22 PM »
Oh, I like the white dials, and the miles are close! Thanks!
« Last Edit: August 19, 2016, 07:26:30 PM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Online MPlayle

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2016, 07:34:24 PM »
I'm jealous.  I had to give up the Tahiti Blue Mini due to family health situations that became the passing away of my father last weekend.  A whole lot of things may be in transition over the next few months.

I keep "lusting" for another classic Mini (or maybe even another Moke).  Some day ... sigh.

 :(


Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2016, 07:38:42 PM »
Sorry for your loss Mike........

Things will change, that much we know - and that you'll have another.
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2014 Audi Allroad

Offline Jims5543

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Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #15 on: August 19, 2016, 09:51:40 PM »
Dave in all seriousness, great find and great get and great deal.

I love the color and the look of that car, it looks like a great car.

Best of luck with it.




Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride! -Hunter S. Thompson

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Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #16 on: August 19, 2016, 10:03:07 PM »
Dave,

Thank you.

As Jim says, great find on that car and best wishes for enjoying it.


Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2016, 10:04:15 PM »
Danko.....I'm anxious to pick it up....I could have gotten it tomorrow, but my buddy is going to drive me up on Sunday so the guy can check out his Vtec P'up.
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline Vikram

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2016, 10:20:39 PM »
Dave,
If you're interested in the gauge, I can either mail it to you on Monday, or leave it at the shop if you plan on dropping by in the future. I have no use for it.

Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2016, 10:52:58 PM »
Just leave it with Dan, and thanks!
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1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline stan360

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #20 on: August 19, 2016, 11:33:09 PM »
Off topic, but nice David Bowie pic.

ha , yeah.....Ziggy Stardust man !

Offline jeff10049

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #21 on: August 20, 2016, 10:42:55 PM »
Way Cool 4.gif

Offline MiniDave

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #22 on: August 21, 2016, 05:17:55 PM »
OK, so I drove the Racing Mini home today from Lawrence via Baldwin City and a bunch of back roads - way more fun than the boring interstate! The car ran great with no issues - it ran a little warmer than I wanted but if I slowed down it dropped back to normal again - I think my Aluminum radiator will probably cure that. I do wish it had taller gears, or a 5 speed!

But I've decided to just have fun with it for now and leave it be.

The one thing I'm considering is a set of coilovers to help the ride a bit.

Other than that it's pretty much good to go. The Play Mini exhaust really barks and pops on decell - fun stuff!

Vikram, if you could send the gauges after all I'd appreciate it - it's a PITA trying to do math while driving (converting Kms to miles) also, those dark green instrument faces are difficult to read, I think the white ones will be much better. Thanks again and good luck at school this fall!
« Last Edit: August 21, 2016, 05:20:56 PM by MiniDave »
Complete failure at retirement

1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2014 Audi Allroad

Offline 94touring

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #23 on: August 21, 2016, 05:44:15 PM »
How'd I know the aluminum rad was going in! 

Offline Vikram

Re: So this happened today.....
« Reply #24 on: August 21, 2016, 05:47:28 PM »
Well I'm off to mail a set of vents tomorrow anyway, so I'll send the gauge too. Could you pm me an address?
Nice mini btw. What's the bore of the playmini exhaust?