My buddy has a Mini Classic Pickup, he bought it 10 years ago now from MiniTec and we drove it back from Georgia to KC where we live, it was a fun trip but even then I knew we needed to make some changes. One of the first things that had to happen was to raise it up a couple of inches - it was so low that every expansion joint or bridge approach caused the tires to rub. I also noticed that a car with gear ratios designed for 15" wheels didn't work so well on 10's! After this much time and 30,000 extremely fun miles he decided I was right and so we brought the car over to my shop to make some improvements. The engine was also leaking oil from the front and rear main seals, and we thought it might be a good idea to install a new clutch while we had the trans out to change the diff ratio. Another thing we noticed on the drive home was the incredible amount of NVH, this thing buzzed and rattled like crazy - we fixed part of that in the first month by changing back to the stock Honda motor mounts and ditching the poly ones, that got rid of about 1/2 of the noise and made the car pretty drivable, but as I pointed out - Honda's don't vibrate and buzz like that, no reason this one should either. The culprit is a poorly engineered engine steady, that wasn't bushed or mounted right. To fix that I'll need to do a bit of welding on the subframe. So, first things first, drain all the fluids and drop the motor and subframe out.....this is Don and the Pup the day he picked it up at MiniTec in Georgia.