Saving A DEAD Classic Mini Cooper I found on the Internet

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Rich tries to breathe new life into this Classic Mini-cooper
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  • Devon Hammond
    Devon Hammond19 orë më parë

    that car is registered in Cork

  • BaTTaN
    BaTTaNDitë më parë

    My dood thats from the tank liner! Ive seen that crap come out of my fair share of motorcycle tanks that at one point sat for years without being drained. No fun getting out but Ive gotten some good flips out of it.

  • lapieces
    lapiecesDitë më parë

    0:26 you had your I8 at the Venetian? aren't you in the northeast?

  • Joe Conforti
    Joe Conforti2 ditë më parë

    You sure are an entertaining guy.

  • Ashton leon
    Ashton leon2 ditë më parë

    put a sideways civic type R v-tech engine I wanna see your front wheels pop

  • Jack_Gamez 123
    Jack_Gamez 1233 ditë më parë

    5:04 The door said bye bye

  • Bill Thorsby
    Bill Thorsby4 ditë më parë

    Pretty cool. My son just picked up a 2007 mini cooper but of course its all electronic. Nice to see one that is back to basics. Hope you keep it because its pretty cool.

    GAMER WANNABE5 ditë më parë

    Bring in to life and stick a POWERFUL VTEC IN IT YOULL LOVE THE ROCKET

  • Wanna be Retro
    Wanna be Retro5 ditë më parë

    Personally I would recommend putting 2 SU carbs on it you could get more power and be more original

  • Jim Jensen
    Jim Jensen7 ditë më parë

    SELL it, and make some $$$'s, from dumb-dumbs who want one of those ____________ ha ha

  • John Krakatoa
    John Krakatoa7 ditë më parë

    definitely convert it to electric !

  • John Krakatoa
    John Krakatoa7 ditë më parë

    lol your daughter almost getting decapitated at the start when she opened the door was funny (I mean this sounds bad but you know i meant its funny coz the door fell off by itself and I obviously don't wish any harm to you or your family or friens)

  • jacob penaluna
    jacob penaluna8 ditë më parë

    Just so you know, 5k dollars for a mk2 mini in the UK would be dirt cheap! If I were you, I'd restore it, get a huge mark up price for it, then buy a later one (1993) and convert to electric... It'd probably fund the whole project

  • Roland Freeman
    Roland Freeman9 ditë më parë

    Dude, make it hybrid or electric just for fun of it, that would go viral.

  • Roland Freeman
    Roland Freeman9 ditë më parë

    No ones wants to sell their mini, but it is car mostly just for fun not a daily driver...

  • BMW Hoons
    BMW Hoons9 ditë më parë

    5:05 the damn door falls off 😂

  • RocketEffect
    RocketEffect9 ditë më parë

    Got to the UK for a cheap mini about £500 a shell

  • Joe McNeela
    Joe McNeela9 ditë më parë

    Haha man this guy is great!

  • Adrian Rice
    Adrian Rice9 ditë më parë

    needs to stay as close to original as possible , that's rolling history buddy Awesome to see on the road IMO

  • tsmall07
    tsmall079 ditë më parë

    Drinking game. Take a shot every time he says "actual" or "actually" in this video.

  • Stunter _pt
    Stunter _pt9 ditë më parë

    Yooo xD did the car door really fell? XD hahahahha

  • Alec Whatshisname
    Alec Whatshisname9 ditë më parë

    Turbo busa swap? 👀

  • MaxHead Room
    MaxHead Room9 ditë më parë

    It won’t go fast enough to crash,if you put a handful of sand and a air line it will clean the tank like new!

  • Alex Suhocki
    Alex Suhocki9 ditë më parë

    Those clumps in the fuel tank look like they were a sealer that got put on by someone

  • roger buss III
    roger buss III9 ditë më parë

    I heard about you when you made the news taking tesla to court(or something like that) and using your states laws to mandate that they give you the parts and testing and repair equipment nessary to fix your car.(like I need to tell you your history lol)I'm all about sticking it to the man, but never watched your channel until today. I've seen you turn a mini into an electric, the start of the v8 tesla swap and a few other. I've caught snippets of the tesla quad that you cut into some of those and I'm looking forward to that as well.. point is I love how you've leveraged your knowledge and love in in cars into what you have. Your great, I'm in, and not only am I looking forward to your upcoming projects, but catching up between time.. great channel sir.

  • Aaron Cartwright
    Aaron Cartwright9 ditë më parë

    No one's doing v8 914's..Just an idea.

  • Corbin Mason
    Corbin Mason9 ditë më parë

    Rich: Just edit that part out. Me: No, no I don't think i will

  • WereWolfPS3
    WereWolfPS310 ditë më parë

    I don't know much about auto parts, but your voice is so inspiring. Want to mod my 2005 kia sorento with turkey wings? I have a slight discount.

  • Griffin Plourde
    Griffin Plourde10 ditë më parë

    we not gonna talk about the kid fallin’ out the car

  • Eugene Littlejohn
    Eugene Littlejohn10 ditë më parë

    Leave it as is and that is my dream car classic the way it is. 🤩🤩🤩

  • armando patane
    armando patane10 ditë më parë

    Gas and marbles to clean fuel tanks

  • TheLemonyOrange
    TheLemonyOrange10 ditë më parë

    Over here in the UK you could but a salvage classic Mini for less then £1000, working for between £2k and £6k

  • Josh Olsen
    Josh Olsen10 ditë më parë

    I would love to have that mini cooper! Hook me up with it

  • Josh Olsen
    Josh Olsen10 ditë më parë

    I'll take that rock crawler off your hands no problem

  • S shiggy Y
    S shiggy Y10 ditë më parë

    I hope you leave it as is and just restore it up.

  • g120957au
    g120957au11 ditë më parë

    And would defiantly go fasted and better with the choke pushed in.

  • g120957au
    g120957au11 ditë më parë

    The weber is not standard, these came with SU carbies.

  • Trent
    Trent11 ditë më parë

    feels like just yesterday that you could buy an old mini for £50

  • S shiggy Y

    S shiggy Y

    11 ditë më parë

    Yeah my uncle bought his at £500 when he was 14 back in the 70s, hes still got it now.

  • Roro
    Roro12 ditë më parë

    That was the 25th car registered in Cork in Ireland in 1965

  • Julius
    Julius12 ditë më parë

    In germany you’ll find many minis for a real good price lol

  • Alfrēds Anatols
    Alfrēds Anatols12 ditë më parë

    The door broke off? 5:03

  • Ruhan Vermeulen

    Ruhan Vermeulen

    10 ditë më parë

    U saw it and went to the comments

  • LycanFPV
    LycanFPV13 ditë më parë

    I'm a triple amputee still healing i would take a molded wheelchair from ya..mine can do shit for getting around gets caught up on the rug

  • Mr _TubTub
    Mr _TubTub13 ditë më parë

    I don’t know if you knew this but some of those parts on that car are made out of old refrigerator parts. And that’s only including the bodywork

  • One For Paul
    One For Paul14 ditë më parë

    I think an electric Mini conversion would be amazing.

  • Trae Watkins
    Trae Watkins15 ditë më parë

    is this car old enough to have to run on leaded gas?

  • 954scrappy
    954scrappy15 ditë më parë

    we all know what we were looking at

  • Ken Ken
    Ken Ken17 ditë më parë

    Im laughing just watching you drive it lol. Great revive.

  • Thomas Livezey
    Thomas Livezey17 ditë më parë

    V-Tec conversion

  • King_ kalarie
    King_ kalarie17 ditë më parë

    When i was in grade 3 my tr had a mini cooper she still got one and i in grade 5

  • coxy ofnewp
    coxy ofnewp17 ditë më parë

    I had one - a 1275 GT with a 5 speed jack night gear box and stage 3 head - went like a go-cart on cra**... and also put all round discs from an mg on there.. Good times had in it, until mate borrowed it to pop to shops and came back with blood on his and and face but NO MINI! Could have killed him, the 18 wheeler that side swiped him almost did and total'd my mini.. Makes me want to get another seeing this !!

  • Menya Gīkūyū
    Menya Gīkūyū17 ditë më parë

    i think you should stick to your tesla toys or cars with motors, these fuel cars are making you look stupid...stick to your lane bruh, we love burning stuff ,fuel

  • The Banana Man
    The Banana Man17 ditë më parë


  • XyL0Ph0n3
    XyL0Ph0n318 ditë më parë

    That's a nice neighbourhood you live in

  • said mazria
    said mazria18 ditë më parë

    ehmmmmm mini1998

  • Hans611
    Hans61119 ditë më parë


  • Cullen O'Neale-Rackhamn
    Cullen O'Neale-Rackhamn19 ditë më parë

    It has been glen

  • Gruxxan
    Gruxxan22 ditë më parë

    @Rich Rebuilds, you're going to kill that engine by driving with the choke pulled out!

  • Gruxxan
    Gruxxan22 ditë më parë

    Push the choke in!

  • Ciulik 103
    Ciulik 10323 ditë më parë

    that is a nice suzuki samurai why arent u using it lol

    R0GUEPIX3L24 ditë më parë

    *Happy Englishman noises intensify*

  • Vary White Aussie
    Vary White Aussie25 ditë më parë

    Kinda like me

  • gb wilson
    gb wilson25 ditë më parë


  • Stance_life
    Stance_life26 ditë më parë

    Here in the Netherlands I found some in good shape for under 8k even one that looks ok with some mismatching doors and a mismatching hood for only €3.500

  • TheUnorthodoxBear
    TheUnorthodoxBear27 ditë më parë

    If my dad bought this Mini, it would be his 19th classic. The problem with the new ones is the fact they aren’t minis. Powered by BMW, I class them as a sidekick

  • 1AUDIdoc
    1AUDIdocMuaj më parë

    Just an observation whatever you found in the tank is going to be the same content you're going to find in the carburetor. so yes the carburetor could have been rebuilt 12 years ago and it is now full of the same content the fuel tank, and the fuel in the tank and the carburetor have turned to varnish as you said

  • Laugh Corner
    Laugh CornerMuaj më parë

    Hi there Rich, I've been waiting for this 😎 put vtec or a bike engine

  • Shima Shimanoseki
    Shima ShimanosekiMuaj më parë

    Love this car. I love everything about it. Small , old school. Mechanical.

  • I like to watch
    I like to watchMuaj më parë

    Those old Mini Coopers are so much fun to drive. They're like go-karts. Somehow they're small on the outside and BIG on the inside. The one drawback: in the unfortunate event of an accident, you in the Mini will not emerge victorious. Just about every other vehicle on the street is bigger and heavier than a Mini (Smart Car? Not sure. Could be a draw.) So if the potential of a firery death doesn't worry you, go find yourself an old Mini Cooper! (Bonus points if you can get a right-hand drive. Lotsa fun going for a drive-through burger.)

  • Nick
    NickMuaj më parë

    80k for a mini...

  • Killian lennon
    Killian lennonMuaj më parë

    The reason for it feeling roomy is the lack of modern crap inside taking up 12 inches of side room and being crunched and cozy with the dash. Love the vids man😎.

  • JMathinteractive
    JMathinteractiveMuaj më parë

    Put a 6cyl BMW sport bike motor in it with sequential shifting!

  • Tim Muston
    Tim MustonMuaj më parë

    If she was my car I'd replace the twin choke carburettor with the original twin SU 1 1/4inch carbs. I'd have also checked the metal fuel filter that is built into the original fuel pump. It's cleanable. I absolutely love old minis, and I hope you get a great deal of joy out of whatever you chose to do with this one.

  • George Tsiros
    George TsirosMuaj më parë

    0:20 yes. racks. it's a car. it can take racks. Why, because it's a car with a fancy design? Flute that, it will do what needs to be fluting done.

  • Alexey Petrashkevich
    Alexey PetrashkevichMuaj më parë

    I've seen a 2000 Honda Civic 5 Speed Manual which was PERFECTLY fine for 800 dollars!

  • graham gault
    graham gaultMuaj më parë

    leave it as it is .the engine can be tuned for very little money , but give loads of smiles per miles .

  • david tunnicliff
    david tunnicliffMuaj më parë

    thats not a cooper.............but still a good buy at that price. mini's are iconic. you got a nice one. just tidy it up, its a piece of history.

  • Stephanie Marks
    Stephanie MarksMuaj më parë

    Ls swap the mini coupe..🤯😆

  • Dejan Juvan
    Dejan JuvanMuaj më parë

    It IS fin But IS better kwalti

  • Mr-_-Mallow
    Mr-_-MallowMuaj më parë

    Paint it lime green and put a padlock on the door like Mr Bean

  • Jeff Stern
    Jeff SternMuaj më parë

    Go to Moss Motors they have all the parts. Next check the prices on BAT and see what a great deal you really got!

  • Jeff Stern
    Jeff SternMuaj më parë

    You got such a great deal on the car just spend $30 for an electric fuel pump!

  • jason kleber
    jason kleberMuaj më parë

    5:05 we not gonna talk ab the door falling off lol

  • Gary Clifton
    Gary CliftonMuaj më parë

    Leve as is and send it to me in uk thanks

  • Twixy Pixie
    Twixy PixieMuaj më parë

    5:04 the door fell of

  • Porter Pierluissi
    Porter PierluissiMuaj më parë

    that kid pulled the door off LMAO 5:04

  • Foggyfighter
    FoggyfighterMuaj më parë

    Wow!! you can't really makes statements on how the car is running, when you are denying it air (with the choke out) :P. Maybe that kid is right, a clown behind the wheel ;). Great video, and even though I like all of your electric conversions, a part of me would die inside if you did not restore that vehicle to its former glory as a petrolconsuming teddybear :P..

  • Screwy Reynolds
    Screwy ReynoldsMuaj më parë

    Not an old 'true' Cooper, They had the 'A' series 1275cc engine with twin S.U. carb's. Coopers had a white roof. Temp & fuel gauge wiring needs sorting. (the amount of time that was running, should be up to temp) That was a light bulb you fished out of the door. (12-volt 5-watt festoon) I may be wrong, but those old doors/ (hinges on the outside & sliding windows) don't match with the later modern 'rocker switches, heater controls & square rear lights. ( oh - - & taking the fuel tank out with out REMOVING the battery - - taking a chance on not dropping the tank across the batt' terminals & blowing yourself up.) Other than that - - - lovely car & bought back memories from my youth.

  • Sam Wattelé
    Sam WatteléMuaj më parë

    Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio Brand new sort of analog car, excellent handling. I drive the basic 2.0t and love it!

  • Rory Embleton
    Rory EmbletonMuaj më parë

    Hyabusa transplant!

  • unknown lad
    unknown ladMuaj më parë

    paint the car green and the hood black and you have the epic car

  • michael madl
    michael madlMuaj më parë

    B16 honda swap okayyy

  • christopher blundell
    christopher blundell2 muaj më parë

    it has the wrong speedo drive and speedo- metro- and latter hydro elastic suspension, the door hinge pins need renewing,,,have fun the vales should be ok for unleaded

  • christopher blundell
    christopher blundell2 muaj më parë

    its a latter metro engine and aftermarket parts fitted to it

  • dord1954
    dord19542 muaj më parë

    Best as a standard car it’s done 50 years as it was designed it would be a real shame to change it now just enjoy it for how it was intended fun fun fun swinging 60s baby 😀😀

  • dord1954
    dord19542 muaj më parë

    Hi I’m in the U.K. and This car would easily have done 100 mph when it was new, my first car in 1971 was a ‘64 cooper s they’re brilliant cars and who cared about crumple zones and health and safety back then? Have fun

  • Matthew Bright
    Matthew Bright2 muaj më parë

    Please remember one was made by Austin and is a classic piece of British 60s design the other is a BMW representation ..... the only thing they have in common is Mini name and being built in Britian ... a UK citizen.

  • Andrew moffatt
    Andrew moffatt2 muaj më parë

    Wow what a find please don't ruin it a straight up restoration is what's needed and it looks to be the basis of a great little car it would fetch big money over here in the UK it takes me back to my first car an 89 mini city e that i Cooper repped and have regretted selling ir 25years ago I'd love another one and hope to get one soon i love them such fun and such character awesome little car please restore it you won't regret it

  • Go Watch Crim and Oren Chan
    Go Watch Crim and Oren Chan2 muaj më parë

    Your leg after you barely tap a bump in a car from the 60s ----/ / \

  • Atul Lad
    Atul Lad2 muaj më parë

    leave it as is

  • tonys tips
    tonys tips2 muaj më parë

    austin did a 1.3 turbo engine for the austin metro that will fit in the mini. soooooo much more fun

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