The flywheel weight reduction is significant in reducing the amount of energy required for the engine to spin up to speed, thus aiding improved acceleration. This coupled with further reduction in the weight of the pressure plate (yep, we ordered one of those too) reduces the inertia required so we can concentrate all the ponies on moving forward more quickly. Here endeth the technical lesson.Read More
The age old question asked by Mini owners the world over is, “how far is too far?” When it comes to performance mods for rapid road cars through to fire-breathing race cars, the decision to upgrade any componentry is often a balancing act between your goals, your budget and ultimately personal preference. Let’s talk drop gears.Read More
One of the wonderful things about daily-driving Barney, a 51 year old Mini, is that feeling I get each day of simply looking forward to driving. I once heard if you don’t look back at your car when you park it and start to walk away, you’ve got the wrong car. Well, I can say I look back at Barney.
Every. Time.Read More