After the issues with the 1480, I decided the last thing I wanted was the car to be sitting in the workshop unused. And, not having the luxury of a road Mini, decided that a new road-friendly engine was in order!
An A+ 1275 unit was sourced from a scrapped ’94 Sprite, given a service and coat of paint and installed. The suspension was changed for a smoother ride, carpets fitted and a new 15″ Mota Lita wood-rim steering wheel fitted.
Despite the inclement weather we’ve been getting, the car has been used more in the last few weeks than possibly over the last few years!
Despite all the fun I’ve been having, the mischief of the 1480 is too much to resist. All going well it should be back in action soon!