Redline Rebuild Teardown: The Next Project Is A 1965 Austin Mini Engine And It Has Some Large Issues


Redline Rebuild Teardown: The Next Project Is A 1965 Austin Mini Engine And It Has Some Large Issues

Now this is interesting! The next Hagerty Redline Rebuild subject is a 1965 Austin Mini and in this video we are going to see the engine get torn to the block and prepared for a trip to the machine shop. In typical Redline Rebuild fashion, there are some surprises lurking on the horizon for Davin as he pulls this thing apart. He knew that the car was burning a lot of oil and that the engine was not exactly running at full potential, but he did not know what he was going to find when he tore it all the way down.

What we dig about these video series is that they are very real and honest. They don’t gloss over the problems and they also don’t gloss over the fixes. We are going to be really interested in what the machine shop says about repairing this block and whether or not it is something that can do or even really want to do.

Racing engines, especially those used in categories like Top Fuel and Nitro Funny Car, experience the kind of issues you’ll see here. They get patched up and fixed and sent on down the line. An iron Mini block from the 1960s? We’re not sure that one gets the same look.

We love us some good engine video and this is exactly that!

Press play below to see this awesome video featuring a classic 1965 Austin Mini engine


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2 thoughts on “Redline Rebuild Teardown: The Next Project Is A 1965 Austin Mini Engine And It Has Some Large Issues

  1. Mark Shepherd

    I’m British and never understood the love for this engine. It was invented in the 50’s and lasted until the 00’s, but I never understood why as it primitive by the 80’s. It was never particularly good either, but was in so many cars that many millions of hours were thrown at it by tuning specialists, much like the SBC (not saying that was a bad engine, by the way, but it was nothing spectacular)

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  2. Ted

    Why in the name of all that is holy do these videos have A) ridiculous music, B) ridiculously loud music, C) any music at all? The crap soundtracks behind just about every one of the car/engine/any interesting videos ruin them. I can’t be the only person who has to dance with the mute button to enjoy or tolerate watching something…..

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