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BradAlbert
BradAlbert New Reader
11/19/15 1:02 p.m.

Translocked up while driving in parking lot. Wheels counter rotate if they are both off the ground only. Stick will not move. so yea... it's trashed. 137k miles. Looking to unload as-is for parts or whatever. Blue book is well below repair costs. 1000.00

WonkoTheSane
WonkoTheSane HalfDork
11/19/15 1:11 p.m.

Where are you at, Brad? That'll probably help people know where to pick it up :)

BradAlbert
BradAlbert New Reader
11/19/15 1:29 p.m.

Doh! Bowie, MD.

Grtechguy
Grtechguy UltimaDork
11/19/15 1:31 p.m.

too far for me, but I can think horrible mid-engine ideas for it.

JFX001
JFX001 UberDork
11/19/15 3:30 p.m.

Too far for me as well.

I would like to see a Fiesta ST drive train swap.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/19/15 4:25 p.m.

Around the corner from me. Pics? Price firm?

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UltraDork
11/19/15 6:14 p.m.

Is it a Cooper, or Cooper-S? If it's an S I've read that all the guts from a Focus SVT Getrag trans will swap into the MINI transmission case.

Scottah
Scottah Dork
11/19/15 7:12 p.m.

And I have two working SVT transmissions for cheap. $150 each. I'm in Pittsburgh.

johnmcfarland
johnmcfarland New Reader
11/19/15 7:28 p.m.

Bet it's a base with the junk Midland box. Very common for them to explode into pieces inside.

nocones
nocones SuperDork
11/19/15 8:35 p.m.

Hardtop or sunroof?

Ross413
Ross413 New Reader
11/20/15 7:19 a.m.

If you could send me some pics that would be great. Xcdh413 AT mail of Google dut com. I shot you a message on here with my number if that works better.

Thanks Ross

BradAlbert
BradAlbert New Reader
11/20/15 11:45 a.m.

It's a base model with a sunroof. Ross I just shot you an email

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/20/15 12:36 p.m.

Brad, I sent a message as well.

BradAlbert
BradAlbert New Reader
11/20/15 3:21 p.m.

where did you send it? I have not gotten one yet

oldtin
oldtin UberDork
11/20/15 3:36 p.m.

Wonder if an audi 4.2 would fit behind the front seats? doh, what am saying - of course it would. With a sawzall and a welder everything fits. Trans rebuild kits are $725 at mini mania

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/20/15 4:15 p.m.

Contact me at markwemple at yahoo dot com.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/20/15 6:49 p.m.

Or you can call four ten 330 one 437

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/23/15 9:59 p.m.

I'm giving some thought to this one, guys. Outside of rebuilding the midlands and a clutch, about 1500 or so right there, what other concerns should I have?

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/23/15 10:01 p.m.

Oh and Brad is a miata guy. Welcome aboard Brad!

johnmcfarland
johnmcfarland New Reader
11/24/15 12:50 p.m.

Do a 6 speed Getrag conversion from an S instead of rebuilding the Midland. You can go online and find a lot of info on the subject.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/24/15 1:39 p.m.

Isn't that a lot more money??

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/26/15 11:44 a.m.

Looks like a 6 speed conversation plus the price of this car would put me in s territory. So not really worth it.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/26/15 11:46 a.m.

Also strange is that working midlands appears to be as much or more than a getrag 6 sp.

DeadSkunk
DeadSkunk UltraDork
11/26/15 3:20 p.m.

Find a bad Getrag from a CooperS and a good Focus SVT Getrag, swap the guts and you're good to go. The Focus has overall lower gearing which would work better with the Cooper motor anyway.

markwemple
markwemple Dork
11/26/15 3:42 p.m.

Problem is that what I've read, the getrag is as reliable as the midlands isn't. They can easily do 200 to 300k. I'm betting that the 132k this mini has done may be a record for a midlands.

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