that one’s blue
Scrotums pride, and at times, joy.
Clubman S (998 & 1098)
Years Produced: 1972-1975(1098) 1975-1976(998)
Numbers Produced: Ltd Edition 500
A red ’76 model Leyland Mini Clubman S.
She stands a mere 4ft. high with a wheel base of
ridiculous proportions. To measure it, I would need a fantastic team
to go on voyage in a shrunken space ship (applicants are to forward their
CV to atleastitsnotapoovoyageagain.tripod.com
Obviously the mini’s claim to fame is not straight
line speed. Rather, it’s racing success and credability is a direct
result of its go-kart like handling.With a low centre of gravity, a mean,
nearly square stance, and rock hard abadaba suspension, you have a flurking
decent recipe for some fun cornering.
As the mini only weighs approximately 600kg, there
is some serious scope for straight line speed.As you have hardly any
to lug around, you don’t need ridiculous amounts of power to get it moving.
It is a strong possibility that in the future she’ll get a swift Gti motor
to try on. ($@?(_._)-pressed ham.
She is in perfectly standard trim at the moment.
Engine: 1000cc4 cylinder in line OHV
40 bhp(rather piss weak)
As you can see, this
sort of output will not suffice for long. One plus is that a single
full tank of petrol (25L) lasts approximately 14 years.
And… in the interests of saving time, I present to you some other vital statistics. (in hurried pog form)
She has the rubber cone type suspension, as apposed
to hydrolastic suspension. Rack and pinion steering, a 4 speed manual
gearbox, 10 inch rostyle wheels (rubber cost me $56 a tyre –tits!), 4 seats…
When I start to tinker with it I will be bothered posting interesting info.
So watch this space…watch it! And happy cornering.