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Austin America
Photo by Todd Miller

The MG1100 Sports Sedan was introduced into the American market as an upscale and larger version of the (classic) Mini. It featured the Hydrolastic ("wet") suspension system and was a comfortable and economical "big sister" to the original Mini. It also featured twin carbs, similar to the (classic) Mini Cooper models, on the 1100cc engine. In 1968, the MG1100 evolved into the Austin America, which featured a single-carb1275cc engine. These were often fitted with automatic transmissions, which required more maintenance than most owners gave them, and they developed a reputation for unreliability. The Austin America was withdrawn from the US market after 1971, although similar cars continued in England with both 1100cc and 1275cc engines.

Occasionally, novice enthusiasts will mistake the MG 1100 or Austin America for a Mini, but it is a larger car all around. Other than power unit parts (engine and transmission), very little is interchangeable with the classic Mini.

For the latest in information about the USA 1100-1300 scene, see www.austinamericausa.com. Todd Miller has done a great job with this site, and it is a welcome resource for the 1100-1300 owner.


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4-Bolt Center Main Cap With Thrust 1300
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Item #: FOR042-CENTER -

    This steel 4-bolt center main cap is the best way to counteract the flexing of the classic Mini's 3-main bearing crank, and is considered a must for race application. Fits all 1300 A+ or Austin America blocks.

    998 Cooper Cylinder Head
    Price: $895.00
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    Item #: SEVR12G295 -

      Fully rebuilt and converted for use with unleaded fuel. The 12G295 head is the open chamber, big valve performance head for small-bore motors

      Air Filter Element, K&N, HS4
      Price: $59.95
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      Item #: E-2601 -

        K&N replacement for the GFE1008 filter element found in the plastic housing on Mini 1000 and Austin America. Higher air flow may increase power with proper rejetting.

        Air Filter Element, Single HS4
        Price: $12.95
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        Item #: GFE1008 -

          Large air filter element for Austin America, Mk3 Canadian and English Mini 1000, or any classic Mini fitted with the large plastic air filter housing. Just over 8'' in diameter.

          1100-1300 Windscreen Rubber Seal
          Price: $79.95
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          Item #: 34G1975 -

            Continuous rubber seal for the front windscreen of MG1100 and Austin America. Filler strip required to lock the glass in place.

            Ball Joint Kit, one side, MG1100, Austin America
            Price: $94.95
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            Item #: GSJ167 -

              Front hub swivel pin kit for one side of the car. Includes one upper and one lower ball joint plus other hardware. Fits both MG1100 and Austin America models. Reliable

              Bolt, 3/8 UNF X 1.5
              Price: $0.95
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              Item #: GHF0106 -

                3/8'' UNF x 1.5'' bolt, suitable for multiple applications on the classic Mini and MG1100.

                Brake Hose to Rear Subframe, 1100/AA
                Price: $16.95
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                Item #: GBH0117 -

                  Brake hose to rear subframe, for MG1100/Austin America.

                  Brake Hose, Front, Austin America
                  Price: $19.95
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                  Item #: GBH0162 -

                    Front rubber flex hose from subframe to caliper; for Austin America with swinging caliper.

                    Brake Hose, Front, MG1100
                    Price: $18.95
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                    Item #: GBH0106 -

                      Front rubber flex hose from subframe to caliper, MG1100 only.

                      Hydraulic Hose, Rear MG1100 & Austin America (GBH0179)
                      Price: $16.95
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                      Item #: GBH0179 -

                        Rear brake flex hose from the subframe to the rear swing arm, used on MG1100 and Austin America. Two (2) required per car.

                        Brake Master Cylinder Rebuild Kit, Tandem, Early Round Reservoir
                        Price: $27.95
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                        Item #: GRK1019 -

                          Reproduction of the repair kit required by the earliest tandem master cylinders used on the classic Mini.

                          Brake Master Cylinder Rebuild Kit, Tandem, Early Round Reservoir, OE
                          Price: $34.95
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                          10/9/2019 12:00:00 AM 35.9500
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                          Item #: GRK1019-OE -

                            OE version of the repair kit required by the earliest tandem master cylinders used on the classic Mini.

                            Brake Pad Set, Austin America
                            Price: $39.95
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                            Item #: GBP0106 -

                              Standard brake pads for the classic Mini's larger cousin, the Austin America. Available by popular demand.

                              Brake Proportioning Valve, Mk3 to 1980
                              Price: $109.95
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                              Item #: 13H7757 -

                                This brake bias valve was found primarily on Canadian-market classic Minis in the mid-1970s and on to the end of importation in 1980.

                                Choke Cable, 46
                                Price: $22.95
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                                Item #: BHH0526 -

                                  Universal choke cable, 46'' length. Plastic knob marked ''lock''.

                                  Clutch Slave Hose, 1100/AA
                                  Price: $18.95
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                                  Item #: HO017 -

                                    Rubber flex hose to the slave cylinder for MG1100 or Austin America.

                                    CV Boot Kit, 7.5 & 8.4 Disc Brakes, OE
                                    Price: $12.95
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                                    Item #: GSV1053 -

                                      Premium outer CV joint boot kit for 1275/1300 joints. Includes thick, high-quality rubber boot with metal straps and grease packet. Sold each.

                                      CV Joint, Cooper S 7.5 and 8.4 Disc Brakes
                                      Price: $62.95
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                                      Item #: GCV1013 -

                                        Good-quality outer CV joint for classic Minis equipped with 7.5'' or 8.4'' disc brakes.

                                        Distributor, Lucas Model 25D, with Vacuum Advance
                                        Price: $104.95
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                                        Item #: GEU930 -

                                          Lucas style 25D distributor with vacuum advance for pre-A+ motors. These dizzies feature an adjustment screw for fine tuning the timing.

                                          Door Window Crank, Riley Elf, MG1100 / Austin America
                                          Price: $13.95
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                                          Item #: 34G2528 -

                                            Window crank with square post for Riley Elf, MG1100 and Austin America; also fits Australian Minis with roll-up windows.

                                            Drain Plug Washer w/ Seal
                                            Price: $2.95
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                                            Item #: C-AED0172 -

                                              This steel drain plug washer has a built-in rubber seal that can help to eliminate that nagging drop that commonly forms on the Mini's drain plug.

                                              Drain Plug Washer, Copper
                                              Retail: $2.00
                                              Price: $1.60
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                                              Item #: AED172 -

                                                Copper washer for oil drain plug. Should be replaced every second or third oil change to help prevent drips

                                                Drive Shaft Coupling, Rubber
                                                Price: $64.95
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                                                Item #: GCD0101 -

                                                  One unique feature found on the original Mini, MG1100, and Austin America was the rubber joint in the drive (half) shafts.

                                                  Engine Mount, MG1100 Austin America
                                                  Price: $29.95
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                                                  Item #: 31G1227 -

                                                    This is the single engine mounting underneath the clutch cover; new old stock

                                                    Engine Mount, MG1100, Austin America, MG Midget front plate
                                                    Price: $9.45
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                                                    Item #: 2A0305 -

                                                      Two of these are used on the front engine mounting plate of original MG1100 and Austin America. When an MG1100 or AA power unit is fitted to a Mini, this

                                                      Front Wheel Bearing Kit, Ball Bearing
                                                      Price: $39.95
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                                                      Item #: GHK1018 -

                                                        Ball bearings were used in the swivel hubs of all drum brake Minis and also 997/998 Cooper disk brake models. It also fits all MG1100/Austin America. This modern aftermarket wheel

                                                        Gas Cap, Outside Grip
                                                        Price: $21.95
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                                                        Item #: BHH0178 -

                                                          Grips the outside of the tank neck. Fits Canadian Minis 1972-1976, and late 1971 Austin America

                                                          Gasket, Front Cover, Automatic (GUG705562GM)
                                                          Price: $15.95
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                                                          Item #: GUG705562GM -

                                                            Gasket for the large, front cover plate on the classic Mini and Austin America automatic transmission.

                                                            Hydrolastic Fluid
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                                                            Item #: MORRIS05 -

                                                              Hydroelastic fluid, in 5 litre can. Proper and exact lubricant and freeze-protection properties for any car with Hydroelastic suspension.

                                                              Key Blank, Door, Boot & Ignition
                                                              Price: $5.95
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                                                              Item #: KEY1 -

                                                                FS key blank, as used on most door and boot handles, as well as dash-mounted ignition switches.

                                                                Lens, Front Turn Signal Assembly, Moke & MG1100
                                                                Price: $23.95
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                                                                Item #: 54570651 -

                                                                  Clear lens with chrome ring for the front parking light and turn signal assembly, as used on the classic UK Mini Moke and MG1100 Sedan.

                                                                  Oil Drain Plug
                                                                  Price: $14.95
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                                                                  Item #: DAM7335 -

                                                                    Standard replacement oil drain plug for classic Mini A-series engines, with fragment-trapping magnet on the end.

                                                                    Oil Filter, Austin America Automatic
                                                                    Price: $29.95
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                                                                    Item #: GFE0122 -

                                                                      Special canister filter element for the America with automatic transmission.

                                                                      Oil Seal, Rear Main, A+, Viton
                                                                      Price: $9.95
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                                                                      Item #: LUF10005 -

                                                                        This improved Viton seal can be fitted to any classic Mini, MG1100 and manual Austin America, and helps prevent crankshaft rear main seal leaks

                                                                        Oil Seal, Rear Main, Automatic Only
                                                                        Price: $18.95
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                                                                        Item #: 22A0784 -

                                                                          Rear main oil seal, for classic Mini and Austin America models with automatic transmission only

                                                                          Oil Seal, Rear Main, Red
                                                                          Price: $6.95
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                                                                          Item #: 13H2934 -

                                                                            Crankshaft rear seal that presses into the flywheel housing. OE spec, with scroll markings on inner lip. Suitable for competition use. See also 13H2934E for a NAK seal and LUF10006

                                                                            Primary Gear Bushing, 850, 997, 1098, Oil Fed, Rear
                                                                            Price: $29.95
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                                                                            Item #: 22A0082 -

                                                                              22A82 rear primary gear bushing for Minis equipped with oil-fed primary gear. Tailshaft size is 1.375" diameter.

                                                                              Push Rod, Rocker Gear, 850/998/1098
                                                                              Price: $5.95
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                                                                              Item #: 2A0014 -

                                                                                Classic Mini engines used two different length push rods for all applications. The 850, 997, 998 and 1098cc engines used this shorter one.

                                                                                Radiator Cap, Blanking
                                                                                Price: $6.95
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                                                                                Item #: GRC0201 -

                                                                                  Flat radiator cap, typically used with a pressurized expansion tank. Made in England.

                                                                                  Rear Stub Axle, Austin America & MG1100, Left Hand
                                                                                  Price: $39.95
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                                                                                  Item #: BTA269 -

                                                                                    New-old-stock rear stub axle for hydrolastic suspension Mini. Left hand.

                                                                                    Rebuild Kit, Clutch Master Cylinder, MG1100/Austin America
                                                                                    Price: $12.95
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                                                                                    Item #: GRK3005 -

                                                                                      Repair kit to rebuild the clutch master cylinder on MG1100 and Austin America models. The MG1100 and Austin America both used the same clutch slave cylinder as the Mini, but they had different master cylinders compared to the Mini.

                                                                                      Remote Mount Bolt, 1100, Austin America Shifter
                                                                                      Price: $1.95
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                                                                                      Item #: 22G0081 -

                                                                                        Shouldered bolt used to attach the MG 1100 / Austin America 1300 front shifter mount to the front of the remote and the back of the diff housing. Use 8

                                                                                        Sandwich Mount, 1100/1300 remote gearbox
                                                                                        Price: $139.95
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                                                                                        Item #: 22G0245 -

                                                                                          Special mount between the rear of the differential housing and front of the remote shifter extension on ADO16 models.

                                                                                          Switch, Early Rocker, Headlamp, Chrome Bezel
                                                                                          Price: $29.95
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                                                                                          Item #: 13H6322 -

                                                                                            Rocker-type headlight switch with three spade connectors and chrome surround. This switch was used from 1969-1970 on some export market classic Minis, depending the country of origin.

                                                                                            Tie Rod End
                                                                                            Price: $11.95
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                                                                                            Item #: GSJ0734E -

                                                                                              Aftermarket tie rod end (track rod end in the U.K.!) to screw onto the threaded rods at the outer ends of the steering rack; also fits MG1100/Austin America.

                                                                                              Tie Rod End, OEM
                                                                                              Price: $23.95
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                                                                                              Item #: GSJ0734 -

                                                                                                OEM-version tie rod end that threads onto the end of the steering rack; fits MG1100/Austin America also. Sold each.

                                                                                                Turn Signal Assembly, Moke & MG1100, Front
                                                                                                Price: $47.95
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                                                                                                Item #: 52573 -

                                                                                                  Front turn signal and parking lamp assembly for the classic Mini Moke and MG1100. It has clear lens for the signals with integral chrome ring.