1968 Morris Mini Cooper S Restoration Update ~ Always Happy Life Project ~ Culver, Indiana

We stopped by the mechanic yesterday for an update on the progress of our Morris Mini Cooper S refurbishment here in Culver, Indiana. He’s been able to get the engine out of her and she wasn’t seized, which is a plus on our end. The engine head is now off as well and it appears the head gasket blew at some point, so there is a small pit in the head. Had a chance to look at the valve seats and she must have dropped a valve at one point.... Read More

1968 Morris MK II Mini Cooper S Restoration ~ Always Happy Life Project ~ Culver, Indiana

Ed and I have a fun new project! We’re about to restore my Mom’s (now ours!) right hand drive, 1968 Morris MK II Mini Cooper S into our Always Happy Life car! What could be a more perfect fun car? My mom imported this little beauty into the US from England in approximately 1972 and she used her as an everyday driver and for a little bit of rally race action. According to my mom, she can corner at 80 mph, which she told us with a smile.... Read More