Mini From Hell: 1972 Austin Mini

It’s about time that I featured one of my cars. This is a 1972 Austin Mini that I origionally planned to race, but the cost to convert the car to a race ready car was too much and this is where the modifications ended. It’s completely gutted, full roll cage, FIA approved OMP race seat and 5 point racing harness. There was also a full Halon fire system installed to put out any fires that were to errupt (seeing that it is British, it’s imminent). The engine is a 1275cc A-series engine with a ported and polished head, LCB headers and a Weber DGV to supply the gas. It has upgraded AP Racing brakes, with alloys and Pirelli’s to keep it stuck to the pavement. The dash is somthing I made one weekend out of some sheet aluminum and angle alumnum, and also mounted the tach. on the steering column for better visability. Hopefully when I get some more cash I will want to race CP (c production) with Vara or SVRA. This is also the Mini that will be on the cover (hopefully) of the Moss Motors Mini parts catalog.

[UPDATE] The car is now sitting 1.5″ lower with the addition of coil springs and Adjusta-Ride suspension.

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The Mini Sports OMP racing seats with a full 5 point racing harness and a Halon fire system.

The Mini Sports OMP racing seats with a full 5 point racing harness and a Halon fire system.

The whole front clip was cut off by the previous owner and replace by a full fiberglass hood. Headlights and turn signals are connected by wire connecters located near the brake master cylinder.

The whole front clip was cut off by the previous owner and replace by a full fiberglass hood. Headlights and turn signals are connected by wire connecters located near the brake master cylinder.

The side view reveals a better view of the Weber DGV carb and LCB headers. The blue a/n fitting is for the fire system.

The side view reveals a better view of the Weber DGV carb and LCB headers. The blue a/n fitting is for the fire system.

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