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Old 10-22-2017, 08:17 AM
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New 1990 Mini Owner in Atlanta

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We just purchased and imported from Japan a 1990 Mini Mayfair. It has the 998 engine and is a cream white color. Overall the car seems to be in pretty good shape with just a little bit of surface corrosion showing in the drip rails. I picked up the car from Amagasaki Motors in Japan via a contact in Jalopnik's backend forum Opposite Lock.

The car has a little over 13000 miles on it and seems to run pretty well. The carb needs to be adjusted or swapped out. It has a Japanese Webber clone that seems like it is a bit large for the car. So far we have replaced the CV boots, the exhaust, driver's ball joints and bushings in the steering. It is not a show car, but it is solid, runs and has a nice interior. We are pretty happy with it.

We also have a 2005 Cooper S that we have had since new and that is my DD.








 
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Old 10-26-2017, 02:19 PM
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hi..why do you want to swap the carb as you can purchase a overhaul kit or you could just try and adjust the mixture, to do this under the carb are 2 brass nuts turn the bottom in all the way then turn it out 3 full turns this is the starting point then turn in for rich and out for lean
 
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Old 10-26-2017, 07:48 PM
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Congrats can't wait to see it around town.

I would just redo the carb too. Right now I have a single 1 3/4 inch carb on mine and it runs better than it ever did on twin carbs.
 
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I also have a 1990 Mini 998cc and a 2009 MINI Cooper S. The classic is a ton of fun.
 
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Old 11-01-2017, 07:59 AM
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Welcome to the forum

and it's a clean looking vehicle for its age .. a bit of history on the road.

 
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Yay, another classic Mini owner!

I have an 89 Racing Green and a 2009 Clubman S

There is a great classics only forum at RestorationMini dot com, full of very knowledgeable Mini guys without all the drama and attitude you get on some forums, hope to see you there!
 
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Old 11-05-2017, 08:14 AM
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hi..why do you want to swap the carb as you can purchase a overhaul kit or you could just try and adjust the mixture, to do this under the carb are 2 brass nuts turn the bottom in all the way then turn it out 3 full turns this is the starting point then turn in for rich and out for lean
Yeah, as I have started researching and driving the car I think I better understand what I need to do. I think the accelerator pump circuit has some gunk in it. Cleaning it will be my project for next weekend.
 
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Old 11-12-2017, 04:43 PM
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Welcome to the Japanese import classic Mini club! Mine had A/C when I bought it and round mirrors on the front of the fenders...just curious why yours is different. Best guess on mine is that it is an '87.
 
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I have a 91 Mayfair, and it has the 3 binnacle gauge cluster. Yours has a center mount, and that makes me think it may be older then 1990? I could be wrong, I'm just curious if that may have been a model year change I missed out on, as I like the look of the center mount even more.

I also own an 05 MCS since new.
 
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I have a 91 Mayfair, and it has the 3 binnacle gauge cluster. Yours has a center mount, and that makes me think it may be older then 1990? I could be wrong, I'm just curious if that may have been a model year change I missed out on, as I like the look of the center mount even more.

I also own an 05 MCS since new.
its possible that the previous owner wanted it to look much older than it is
 
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If you don't mind. What was your total cost? ....and was the import procedure easy

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It looks like your Dash has been replaced. its very common for the japanese to switch to the center gauges
 

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