From time to time we email people who have registered their cars for invites to shows etc.
Unfortunately we receive a lot of "bounced" emails.
Would you be sure to send us an update if you change your email address via the contact form please?
This is the only way we can communicate with you.

No MOT for our 1959 Minis

As from the 18th November 2012 it will not be necessary to MOT pre 1960 cars.

For full details please read this letter recently sent to us by the DVLA.

We currently have 184 1959 Minis registered.
Morris Austin
Clipper Blue 36 Speedwell Blue 14
Cherry Red 30 Tartan Red 29
Old English White 22 Farina Grey 24
Moke
(Green)
4
Non Standard 14 Non Standard 11
Total 102 Total 82
The break down between De-luxe and basic is as follows:
De-luxe 104
Basic 22
Unrecorded 58

Gearbox Research

Gearbox research………………….

We are currently researching into the gearbox’s fitted to 1959 cars. We know that in the first 12 months there were 4 different gearboxes used, 2A3707, 2A3708, 22A77 and 22A104.

We have no information in any parts books on change points for these box’s sadly so yet again we have to base our learning on all our amazing members. Could we ask that owners check their gearbox castings for the number and send it via the contact form please, the numbers are found on the front face of the box behind the oil filter housing as raised letters and numbers as part of the casting. There should also be a box number engraved on the front on a flat rounded rectangle on the left hand side of the casting below the distributor on most boxes.

We can hopefully build up some form of history from any information sent in.

We would like to thank you in advance for taking the time to look at your cars to help us further our group understanding and knowledge. The results will be posted on the website as part of a revamp and update over the winter period.

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