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 Posted: May 7, 2019 03:33PM
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HC truck repair.. what state are you in?/ sure NOT that easy here in NC.. takes four months at least to did mechanics lien..  later bc

 Posted: May 3, 2019 03:48AM
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Anyone know the bilstein part number for all around shocks? i bought the KYB Premiums and they are absolute garbage. Have no stifness to them at all. Even when i was putting them in i kept shaking my head at how easy they moved.

 Posted: May 3, 2019 03:40AM
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Originally Posted by kd
So if you are doing all this work, nice work, I guess you got the ownership into your name?
Yes i did, had to do a garage men's lean. Got the title in my business name and then went to the DMV and they didn't say anything about it and gave me the title lol I was nervous the whole time thinking they would give me a problem. But nope she took her first voyage a week ago. Runs amazing. I see now why they are such popular cars!

 Posted: May 2, 2019 07:50PM
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So if you are doing all this work, nice work, I guess you got the ownership into your name?

Keith & Deb

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 Posted: May 2, 2019 10:30AM
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Originally Posted by malsal
Not original. All radios were dealer or owner installed back then.
Car looks good.
Thank you sir, i thought it looked to new lol

The car also has a alarm called Gemini 1001? Im guessing this was also installed by the dealer?
Yes or an owner.
No Classic UK Minis came with alarms until they went from carb to spi around 1991/2 and that was run through the ecu.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: May 1, 2019 08:24AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by malsal
Not original. All radios were dealer or owner installed back then.
Car looks good.
Any period radio will be suitable, but also perfectly acceptable to not have a radio. That's not uncommon either.

 Posted: May 1, 2019 06:58AM
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Those look like "reverse" wheels.  Not factory .....S 9 hole configuration though.

I think they were orig used to push out the wheels and give the S look to drum braked cars.

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: May 1, 2019 04:09AM
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Originally Posted by malsal
Not original. All radios were dealer or owner installed back then.
Car looks good.
Thank you sir, i thought it looked to new lol

The car also has a alarm called Gemini 1001? Im guessing this was also installed by the dealer?

 Posted: Apr 26, 2019 07:11AM
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Not original. All radios were dealer or owner installed back then.
Car looks good.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Apr 26, 2019 06:57AM
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trying to find out if this is a original radio? and speaker system? The radio does not work and looking to replace it.

 Posted: Apr 26, 2019 05:32AM
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Some photos of the progress so far!




 Posted: Oct 2, 2018 06:07AM
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Gloss finish old english white colour.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Oct 2, 2018 05:29AM
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Does anyone know the correct color Cooper S rims would have been painted? i see they are all white but was wondering is anyone knew which shade.. gloss flat etc..

 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 08:07AM
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Or a reverse light if fitted.

The one in the center of the dash is where a screen washer manual pump switch would have been originally installed so maybe it now has an electric one.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 07:25AM
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Rear defrost or fog light

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 07:09AM
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Need help identifying what these toggle switches are for? Alarm?

Toggle switch under steering wheel

Toggle switch center of dash

 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 08:22AM
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That is a UK road tax disc which would indicate the last time it was taxed in the UK.
I am sure it was a tow away at sometime and just abandoned or the owner could not come up with the necessary US/UK paperwork to retrieve it.
Nice gift.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 07:03AM
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Originally Posted by Alex
The plate matches the engraving on the glass and is a valid UK plate - what's the problem, it's a solid 1975 vehicle ?

I'm curious what you mean by a '99 registration.  Do you mean a tax disc ?


Those are the only stickers on the car, just curious about all the info for this car.
Long story short i own a truck repair shop in NYC and a older man i know has had this mini for he says 20 years at his lot. can not remember how he even got it but he owns a large tow truck company. he recently gave me the vehicle so i have just been curious about it's history.
I see it was sold in England around that time it was registered, just strange how it came to the states and made it to a tow truck yard, no US registrations or anything. We do not have the title but have started the Lien process to get one for it

 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 06:53AM
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The majority of the early ones were stamped metal with silver letters and numbers on a black background and there were others with cream/white raised plastic letters and numbers on a black background.
When the front white and rear yellow background ones came out they were all plastic and reflective with a smooth finish.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Feb 23, 2018 06:16AM
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Yep that what it should be. I want to say they started plastic in the late 60's when changed from black on white. Someone may correct me through.

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