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Adventure90 02-17-2016 05:04 AM

New guy with Classic Mini

I own a 1982 Austin Mini (recently rebuilt) and have always had an eye on getting good fuel economy once the car was finished. It has a Austin Metro 1275cc engine and runs premium, carbureted with a 32/36 DEGV Weber. Has electronic ignition and has gotten a usual 28 mpg.

niky 02-17-2016 06:01 AM

Pics! :D (think you need five posts to share pics, tho)

Fat Charlie 02-17-2016 07:57 AM

So yours is a mini Mini? ;)

Welcome to the fun, I'm looking forward to seeing what yours can do!

Daox 02-17-2016 01:19 PM

Welcome to the site. I'm sure we can help you bump up that 28 mpg.

Have you checked out the 100+ hypermiling tips link up top? Its the easiest and quickest way to improve fuel economy.

Adventure90 02-17-2016 05:00 PM

[QUOTE=Fat Charlie;507481]So yours is a mini Mini? ;)

Yes, not a Cooper but its one of the little ones. Pics to come, I've got to downscale the resolution.

Thanks everyone, what's a good target mpg?

Adventure90 02-17-2016 05:21 PM

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Mustang Dave 02-17-2016 08:53 PM


Originally Posted by Adventure90 (Post 507527)
...Thanks everyone, what's a good target mpg?

36 for now; when you hit 36, go for 40. I believe those numbers are possible with that car.

Jacktuned 02-17-2016 10:12 PM

Love those old minis. They seem to go pretty good with a honda engine swap from a 92-00 civic or 94-01 Integra!

Adventure90 02-17-2016 10:50 PM

40 would be a dream, I can't wait to get that!

yes the honda would be fun as well, i know that the mounting bracket is $2k though hahaha. But the honda engines can be very efficient from what I've heard.

elhigh 02-18-2016 09:04 AM

But the power from the 1275 is soooo enticing. With that little flyweight car wrapped around it, the engine just begs to be pushed.

Yeah, I think 40 is doable. Your carb setup might be too much for it though.

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