Rods for a 970 Mini

List Land Speed and Salt Lake items you want to buy here

Moderators: DLRA, WANTED

Post Reply
User avatar
Dr Goggles
Posts: 1303
Joined: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:23 pm
Location: Right behind you Chief !

Rods for a 970 Mini

Post by Dr Goggles » Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:11 pm

I got this from the Milwaukee Midget aka Chris Conrad who some might know from landracing.com , he's built an MG Midget , he needs some rods and thinks they might be more common here...


So, do you know any Mini freaks over there? I'm trying to hunt down a set of AEG309 con rods for the Midget. They're for the 970s Cooper, of which BMC produced <1000 of. They're 1/8" longer than the 5.75 stock rods. I suspect there are more of them in OZ than the US - I don't think the 970s came in a LHD configuration.
...few understand what I'm trying to do , but they vastly outnumber those who understand why..

User avatar
Dreamliner 200
Posts: 136
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:09 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie

Re: Rods for a 970 Mini

Post by Dreamliner 200 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 2:44 pm

Oooh Aaaah rare as! Unfortunately I don’t have any, There were only a handful of these in Aus, personal imports as racecars etc.
There are however several excellent places to ask:
I’ve seen a few sets sold through Here:
http://mk1-forum.net/index.php
and Here:
http://forum.minicooper.org/
Mini spare (excellent!) List them not too pricey
http://www.minispares.com/Product.aspx? ... 577&title=
I personally would go for billet type, Carillo or similar, then you can specify length to suit your pistons etc:
These are good value:
http://www.specialist-components.co.uk/ ... egoryID=17
These are Exxy, but these guys win everything!
http://www.swiftune.com/Product/756/swi ... -1275.aspx
Another:
http://www.med-engineering.co.uk/catego ... cat_id=170
And a true Blue Aussie manufacturer!
http://www.argorace.com.au/index.cfm?menukey=12
Hope this helps, I haven’t been on the Landracing site yet, but I’ll post there too if M.M. has a wanted...
Cheers
Graham :P
DLRA Member 752
Livin' the dream!

User avatar
Dreamliner 200
Posts: 136
Joined: Tue Feb 05, 2008 3:09 pm
Location: Lake Macquarie

Re: Rods for a 970 Mini

Post by Dreamliner 200 » Thu Nov 18, 2010 3:30 pm

DLRA Member 752
Livin' the dream!

Post Reply