With the carpets in, I can connect the handbrake cables, and then install the gearshift extension and the exhaust. Why, yes, that *is* an HPC ceramic-coated LCB and RC40 with a lambda sensor boss. Because tuning.
Oh and no, I did not climb under the car with it supported like this- there were proper axle stands under it. On both sides. This picture does illustrate one of the Mini’s best tricks- the insanely stiff shell. Also, short suspension travel, but that’s beside the point.