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MEHULK

1976 MODIFIED MiNi PANEL VAN ESTATE

HZ6280 | CJK295 | MEHULK

First registered September 1975 

with the plate HZ6280

Re-Registered in Blehiem December 2004 as CJK295

Private Plate MEHULK was added in Christchurch March 2008 by it’s current owner. Shows on registration documents as having 5+ owners.

The Key Master

Previous to purchasing the car in 2008 the current owner had owned and raced a number minis in the UK, before emigrating to New Zealand in 2000. You can see some of his earlier minis in the PEDIGREE section of this website aswell as detailed engine specs PLUS a report from his trip to MiniWorld Magazine in 1993. He knew he’d always own another. He states ’There’s always a tweak to be done to make them more lively - more fun. They’re never really finished’. 

When he started his marketing business. He was looking for a vehicle to signwrite… That's when he discovered MEHULK or CJK295 as it was then. It had already had a number of modifications done to it. Including a steel body kit and had been deseamed. Since then it’s had an engine strip and rebuild completed by Larry at Swift Automotive, Christchurch.

Further modifications and ‘de-rusting' performed by master craftsman Paul Costin at COSTIN REVIVAL. Shaun comments that 'Pauls knowledge goes well beyond his years and his patience goes even further, I have no reservations in recommending Paul for your Mini jobs or your Maxi jobs - Wait, what?!'.

The shell was stripped treated and resprayed by Hussey Panel and Paint (Christchurch) along with the seats being re-upholstered by Mark at MS Upholstery in September 2021.

Specifications

- "HULK SMASH".

ENGINE BY SWIFT AUTOMOTIVE

• 1275 Block Rebored to 1380CC

• Dellorto 45 Carburettor

• Polished Skimmed Head

• Large Valves

• Double Valve Springs

• Hi Lift Rockers

• 286 Kent Cam

• DuPlex Chain

• Lightened Flywheel

• Cooper Distributor

• Large Radiator (Austin 1300)

• Aux Cooling Fan Positioned Under the Wheel Arch

• Oil Cooler

• Engine Breathers

• Extra Gearbox Stabiliser

• Ultimate Engine Steady

• Heavy Duty Battery Cables

• Large 650CC Battery

• Ballast Ignition System

• Twin Pipe Stainless Steel Extractors

• Custom Exhaust

• KAD Quick Shift Gear Lever

• 3rd Gear Bias

• Quick Release Rod Coupling

• Fuel Regulator

• Electric Fuel Pump

• Custom Alloy Drop Tank


RUNNING GEAR BY COSTIN REVIVAL


• CooperS Front Disc Brakes ~ Servo Assisted

• MiniFin Rear Drums

• HiLo Adjustable Suspension

• Adjustable Tie Rods

• SPAX Adjustable Shocks

• MiniLite Wheels

• Yoko A032 Tyres From Sadlers Garage, Chch

SHELL


• Custom Steel Body Kit Welded/Molded

• De-seamed

• Towing Eye

• Custom Grill

• Custom Removable Bonnet With Locking Pins

• Custom Bonnet Scoop

• Ruststored by Paul Costin at Costin Revival

• Repainted by Hussey P&P, Chch Oct 2021


INTERIOR


• Custom Seats

• Upholstered By MS Upholstery, Chch Oct 2021

• Custom Light Weight Door Cards / Console

• Custom Door Straps

• Custom Roll Bar

• Stained Split Plydeck Under Custom Carpet

• Momo Suede Steering Wheel & Boss

• SMCO Sun Visors | Enhanced Magnetic Sump Plug

• SMCO LED Apollo Speedstar Head Lights

• Be Cooper Chrome Window Catches

• Custom Dashboard With Toggle Switches

• Raspberry4 With RetroPi 10,000+ Games

• 7 inch Touch Screen Display

• USB / Headphone Jack For Screen

• Detachable CB Radio

• Utility Panel Behind Seats, Voltage/USB/12 Volt

• Alarmed - With Flasher As The Dot In Austin

• Immobiliser

• GPS Tracking

• Lastly Essential Item - Costin Revival Choke Peg.