Tag Archives: Driving

Mini Brakes

Original cars command the standard drum brakes up front, and we are privileged enough to have all variants in stock here at Woodbridge Classic Cars. However, for those with more high-performance driving in mind, we really would recommend upgrading. The 7.5”, Cooper ‘S’ setup teamed with a correct remote servo is the ideal package for those with 10” wheels and fast road driving in mind, whilst track use may necessitate custom alloy callipers and high performance pads. If 12” or 13” wheels are the order of the day, then the sky is the limit and we can help you decide the optimum brake setup for your Ultimate Mini.

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Mini Engine and Gearbox

We have had the privilege of being involved with the classic Mini for many years. Over that time, we have developed what we consider to be the pinnacle specification for a ‘fast road’ Mini. Producing in excess of 100bhp, the onus really is on torque and drivability. It is not a collection of ‘performance’ components thrown together, so often resulting in a lumpy, unhappy engine. Each component is carefully selected to work in conjunction with the next, resulting in a silky smooth blend of outright performance, pleasant driving characteristics and reliability.

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We also offer a race engine service, specialising in UK short oval racing, with championship winning credentials.

If you choose an Ultimate Mini, we will also aid you in selecting a suitable final drive ratio to compliment your specification and requirements. We have the full range of differential ratios at our disposal, with 5-speed conversions also an option.

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