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#1 blacktulip

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Posted 17 February 2020 - 10:18 AM

Here is my new mini. It's a 69 mk2 cooper in tartan red with a black roof. It just needs a bit of tlc. I was attempting to rebuild another mk3 but I couldn't resist this when it was offered to me by a friend.

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It's fairly complete. The engine looks correct and it has all the right features.

The plan is to enjoy driving it as a road going project before I eventually take it off the road for any major repairs.

It has a few problems to sort out. The worst is the passenger side door doesn't seem to hang properly. So I will investigate.

#2 theclassicminishop

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Posted 18 February 2020 - 03:49 AM

Nice one blacktulip.  Very nice indeed.

 

Good luck with the resto.



#3 Daz1968

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 01:18 PM

Nice project, if you need any info I can probably help as had my 1968 for a long time and recently restored it, so details etc I have spent a lot of time studying to find out about.



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Posted 21 February 2020 - 02:52 PM

Nice project, if you need any info I can probably help as had my 1968 for a long time and recently restored it, so details etc I have spent a lot of time studying to find out about.

Brilliant, actually I have a badge missing on the boot lid to the bottom right and was wondering what it should be? There's 2 holes there.

#5 Tim61

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 04:07 PM

It should have a "1000" badge which I always thought was odd as is the little "MK11" below the Cooper badge 



#6 Daz1968

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Posted 21 February 2020 - 06:22 PM

Yes as above a 1000 badge

 

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Posted 22 February 2020 - 03:16 AM

Very nice mini indeed.



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Posted 23 February 2020 - 09:01 PM

Started doing a few bits this week. The list as follows.

Fitted new front and rear screens
Fitted new rc40 twinbox
Fitted new number plates
Fitted new fuel cap
Painted the number plate flap satin black
Adjusted drivers door to hang and close nice.

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Got lots of little bits to fit over the next week or so. Mainly the new sliding window channels and glass. I'm still on the look out for some opening side glass if anyone has any.

Edited by blacktulip, 23 February 2020 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 24 February 2020 - 10:47 PM

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So tonight I confirmed the engine is the correct 998cc cooper engine. I took a plug out and managed to get a light in to see the lovely D top pistons in there. The engine number is present and it looks all good. The head is the 12g295. Although it's fitted with a later set of rockers and an mg rocker cover. The gearbox casing is a 22g1128 which is the remote 4 synchro which I believe was fitted to the non S cooper as well as many mk3 mini. I would suspect it has the correct cooper ratios but won't know until it's rebuilt at some point.

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 06:18 PM

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Looking a bit more complete at the front end now. I'm not sure what to do about mirrors yet. I don't think tex style mirrors are in keeping but not too keen on bullets/torpedo either.

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 07:35 PM

Mine is Red with Black roof, like yours. IMO, these mirrors look pretty good on it.

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Posted 27 February 2020 - 09:49 PM

Mine is Red with Black roof, like yours. IMO, these mirrors look pretty good on it.

What are they called? And have you got any closer shots?

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 08:40 AM

They were on the car when I bought it, but I have seen similar, elsewhere. They're usually described as 'Downton Style' this is a recent listing from Ebay:

https://www.ebay.co....tm/223719189471

 Mine have married the mirrors to the OEM mounts. They aren't unnecessarily wide, but give a pretty good rear view at all speeds.

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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:06 AM

The standard mirrors back then were the Tex type wing mirror which were not very effective and needed a hole drilled in the wing. Most used the aftermarket Stadium Overtaker mirror which clamped on the down seam between the top side of the front screen and the door.



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Posted 28 February 2020 - 10:31 AM

On a sliding window car use the Downton style ones but bolt them through where the front catch fastens to the glass.






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