Sold: Mini Autocross Champion

Western Speedway image by Ken Grant

Western Speedway image by Ken Grant

One of the fastest Minis in Canada.
Three time Canadian national slalom champion.
Developed and upgraded over a ten year period to a high level.
Built on a rust free Japanese 1992 Cooper
Completely Stripped and painted to a high level.
Incredible list of upgrades (listed below)
Car scaled at 1360 lbs with 3/4 tank of gas, road wheels/tires and passenger seat
Dyno’d with 105 hp and 104 lb/ft torque at the wheels
Very fast, precise driver on street and on track
Located in Victoria, BC, Canada. Licensed and registered in Alberta, Canada.

Western Speedway Images by Ken Grant:

Work and Parts Included:

1992 Rover Mini Cooper 32,600 kms Originally imported from Japan Jan. 2007
Right hand drive converted to left hand drive
Designed and built as an Autocross racer winning 3 Canadian class championships 2011, 2013 and 2015; WCMA division champion 2014, 2015 and Alberta regional class champion 2009 through 2015.
Street legal, registered Alberta

Car stripped to bare metal and repainted by Trevor Black
All new door and window seals Carbon fibre hood with dzus fasteners
Carbon fibre trunk lid
Alloy sub frame mounts

Custom dash with additional oil pressure/water temp gauge
Momo 350 mm steering wheel
Custom carpeting and headliner
Corbeau race seat with Corbeau 5-pt harness with custom seat brackets/rails
Cobra passenger seat
Seats mounted 3″ rearward of stock
KAD short throw shifter mounted 2.5″ further back from stock using lengthened shifter/stabilizer rods
Custom harness bar

Bored to 1360 cc Weber DCOE 45 carb
Maniflow intake manifold with 5″ runners
Maniflow large bore exhaust header
Customer exhaust with decibel reading running approx 80 average
Hypatec pistons
Keith Calver ST Sport Stage 3 cylinder head with stainless valves, dual valve springs and 3 angle seat grind
1.5 alloy roller rocker arms Graham Russel camshaft 286 degree duration and .300 lift with Swiftune lifters
New crank lightened and balanced
King bearings
ARP main and rod bolts with main bearing caps strapped
ARP head bolts
Competition clutch Swiftune clutch arm
KAD 6.2 lb flywheel
Cam, crank, bearings, clutch and flywheel have less than 2000 km
Alden Yellow Dizzy distributor with Pertronix ignition and Pertronix adjustable rev limiter
5″ diameter underdrive alternator pulley
MSD ignition wires and caps
New oil pump
Radtec large core aluminum radiator
Aluminum engine plate
2 lower and 1 upper engine steady
Extra crankcase and valve cover breathers and external aluminum catch tank
Silicon heater and rad hoses
Electric fuel pump and Filter King fuel pressure regulator
Engine totally refreshed at 31,000 km including new seals, gaskets
All engine boring, line boring, balancing done by Island Machine, Duncan, B.C.

Drive train:
Quaiffe straight cut close ratio gear set
Swiftune roller bearing drop gear set
Swiftune lay shaft, crown and pinion (straight cut) with 3.9 final drive
TranX Mark 6 LSD (90% locker) – newest version of TranX with no preload which makes low speed turning easy and little torque steer
Aluminum front hub and flanges, aluminum rear hubs
Revolution 10”x6” wheels with near new Yokohama A032 tires

MiniSport alloy 4 pot 7.9” calipers and 7.9” solid rotors
Mintex competition pads with approx 3/4 left
Goodridge stainless brake lines
Mini fin rear drums
ATE race brake fluid

AVO alloy body shocks – dual adjust fronts and single adjust rears – all heim jointed
KAD lower control arms with camber adjust – heim jointed
KAD front control arms – heim jointed
Hi lo’s front and rear
KAD aluminum rear swing arms
KAD rear camber/toe brackets
Competition donuts (springs) front and rear

3 Comments to Sold: Mini Autocross Champion

  1. Jim Burrows says:

    Does the car have all the equipment necessary to pass the BC vehicle inspection? Horn, wipers, seat belts, heater/defroster, lights, turn signals, etc
    Any spares?

    • admin says:

      Hi Jim, thanks for your interest.

      The horn, wipers, defroster, lights and turn signals are installed and working.

      We work with David next door at NAPA for inspections and this car should be no problem to get into the ICBC system.

  2. Ray Myllyla says:

    What was the selling price?

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