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 Posted: Feb 13, 2018 03:29PM
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Not a stock item. Is it a horn?
Spare just sat loose in the trunk, early Mini's had a center tie down bolt.
Gas tank should be satin or gloss black not sure but i think satin. There should be a battery cover with a metal hold down strap on the battery and a rubber hold down strap on the cover. The jack bag was black plastic with a yellow tie strap and consisted of a jack, handle and i believe a hub cap removal tool and it all just sat loose in the trunk too. The whole trunk had a flimsy rubber/plastic flexible carpet covering the spare tire and battery.

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 13, 2018 03:16PM
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Just curious if this would be a stock item on the car?
Also wondering if anyone has photos of how the boot looks from factory, how the spare was mounted etc, fuel tank painted black? redoing the truck and want to make it period correct, searched but can't seem to find photos.

 Posted: Feb 9, 2018 08:57AM
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 Posted: Feb 9, 2018 07:11AM
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Received a letter back, was wondering what color the vehicle is now, will be getting it resprayed and would like to keep the OEM color. otherwise it looks like it is a numbers matching car so far, engine and chasis

 Posted: Feb 4, 2018 08:01PM
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All good info

What you have is not a Cooper however

 

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 Posted: Feb 4, 2018 06:44PM
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Take the door panel off and read the dates on the door lock. Same way 15 75 would be 15th week of 1975
N on the British plate should be
N 1 August 1974 – 31 July 1975

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 Posted: Feb 2, 2018 03:20PM
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You are welcome.
Stock rims would be 3.5 x 10 steel wheels with the hubcaps you have but most people upgrade the wheels on Mini's and it is easy to convert back. If you decide to install discs you need the S offset wheels or you will need fender flares.
Badges i will look up and get back to you, the front is a shield looking one that says Mini and the rear is an oblong black and silver one that says Mini 1000.

Our host does not seem to have the front one but Minisport does it is part number CZH1269.
The rear one is similar to the one our host carries CZH3815 but without the L (Leyland) at the front of it.

Most badges and emblems were just like the wheels and changed around over the years and a lot of the original stuff got thrown away unfortunately.

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 2, 2018 10:19AM
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Originally Posted by malsal
That would be the 15th week of 1975. The registration number would be late 1974 early 1975 so they seem to tie in with each other.
the car looks stock apart from the what looks like Cooper S reverse rims.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH!

would you happen to know which badges should be on the car since they are missing, as well as which rims should be on it. thank you

 Posted: Jan 31, 2018 06:29AM
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That would be the 15th week of 1975. The registration number would be late 1974 early 1975 so they seem to tie in with each other.
the car looks stock apart from the what looks like Cooper S reverse rims.

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: Jan 31, 2018 05:34AM
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The wiper motor says
12V 15 75
not sure if that is correct for the year?

 Posted: Jan 31, 2018 05:28AM
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 Posted: Jan 31, 2018 04:04AM
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Wiper motor should have a number like 08 75, which would be the 8th month of 75. The boot lock would have a 4 digit number such as 3775, which means the 37th week of 75. Hope this helps. Photos would help too.

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 Posted: Jan 30, 2018 09:12PM
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the glass is coded as is the wiper motor, boot latch, not hinge, speedo is coded, and more. What happens though is that many parts get replaced over the years and you may have a collection of parts from different years.  Can you post a pic or two?

 Posted: Jan 30, 2018 05:58PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by malsal
X - insignificant
L - 998cc
2 - 2dr
S - sedan
I - round nose
N - year?
I am guessing late 70's.

178405 is the sequential production number

 A is the assembly plant which is Longbridge UK.

So what you have is an Mini 100 2dr not a Mini Cooper.
Thank you for the response! So I have a 70s Mini 1000, I spoke to someone and they said to look for. A date code on the wiper motor or boot hinge. I see a few numbers on the motor one is 75? Would you happen to know which exact numbers to look at on the motor?

 Posted: Jan 30, 2018 03:58PM
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X - insignificant
L - 998cc
2 - 2dr
S - sedan
I - round nose
N - year?
I am guessing late 70's.

178405 is the sequential production number

 A is the assembly plant which is Longbridge UK.

So what you have is an Mini 100 2dr not a Mini Cooper.

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: Jan 30, 2018 03:01PM
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Hello,
I have searched but at no luck, I recently acquired a Mini Cooper and would love to see what year it is so I can restore it back.
XL2SIN-178405A is the car no. 
Commision # is 032892
any help would be great
thank you

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