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 Posted: Oct 8, 2021 11:53PM
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The S20D on the slam panel tag indicates a 1275GT but since those are pop-rivetted on and are very beatup it's hard to say if they are original to the car or were placed there for some other purpose. All the pictures you have provided are closeups and make it very hard to tell anything about the car in general. Post some pictures of the entire car, the dash and the steering column and we might be able to give you some idea of what you are working with.

Kelley
I have updated the imgur post with more images
https://imgur.com/a/KiuKXti

 Posted: Oct 8, 2021 12:27PM
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Right Dan

 

"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

 

 

 

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I think what Spitz was trying to say that even though the 1275GT had/has the Clubman style square nose, it was not referred to as a "Clubman".

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The S20D on the slam panel tag indicates a 1275GT but since those are pop-rivetted on and are very beatup it's hard to say if they are original to the car or were placed there for some other purpose. All the pictures you have provided are closeups and make it very hard to tell anything about the car in general. Post some pictures of the entire car, the dash and the steering column and we might be able to give you some idea of what you are working with.

Kelley

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No such thing as a 1275GT Clubman either  ;)    Just 1275GT

If doing a proper resto, you'd need to be using a 1275GT engine.  Very obvious to see it's not a 76 GT engine.

If doing a build.....then I see no issues with using this engine  ( just don't try and call it a full restoration )

 

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Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Oct 5, 2021 12:16PM
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There is a facebook group for a classic Mini club on Cyprus.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/31913972900/

Kelley

Yes, I am already part of the group!

thank you

 Posted: Oct 5, 2021 12:15PM
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Originally Posted by patriotaki
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Definitely a 1275 A+ engine.

I'm not a restoration purist with a bunch of know-it-all in my head, but I don't believe the 1275GT came with an A+ motor from the factory. I'm willing to be told I'm wrong.
Yes, 1275GTs didnt come with A+ motors.
Million dollar question: as an antique would it have any value if i restore this A+ engine and put it in a 1275 GT clubman?
Every Mini has value. Some more, some less. You could put a Honda Vtec motor in it and it would still have value to someone. Putting an A+ into a 1275GT would have (in my opinion) more value than the Vtec, but to a collector or purist looking for something that is truly original would prefer a car that had an A-series 1275cc engine matching what would have been originally installed in the factory. If that engine was the original one that had the serial number that matched the build, then a purist would prefer that and be willing to pay more.

I notice from your photos that the car appears to have a pre-verto clutch, which suggests it might have the original transmission. I also notice a couple of electrical relays on the firewall, which a 1275GT might not have had.

Restoring a car to as-built originality can be tough and expensive. A 50+/- year-old car will have seen several owners and received many modifications over the years. The farther you go down the restoration road, the less likely you will recover your costs.
thank you so much for your reply!

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There is a facebook group for a classic Mini club on Cyprus.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/31913972900/

Kelley

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Quote:
Originally Posted by patriotaki
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spank
Definitely a 1275 A+ engine.

I'm not a restoration purist with a bunch of know-it-all in my head, but I don't believe the 1275GT came with an A+ motor from the factory. I'm willing to be told I'm wrong.
Yes, 1275GTs didnt come with A+ motors.
Million dollar question: as an antique would it have any value if i restore this A+ engine and put it in a 1275 GT clubman?
Every Mini has value. Some more, some less. You could put a Honda Vtec motor in it and it would still have value to someone. Putting an A+ into a 1275GT would have (in my opinion) more value than the Vtec, but to a collector or purist looking for something that is truly original would prefer a car that had an A-series 1275cc engine matching what would have been originally installed in the factory. If that engine was the original one that had the serial number that matched the build, then a purist would prefer that and be willing to pay more.

I notice from your photos that the car appears to have a pre-verto clutch, which suggests it might have the original transmission. I also notice a couple of electrical relays on the firewall, which a 1275GT might not have had.

Restoring a car to as-built originality can be tough and expensive. A 50+/- year-old car will have seen several owners and received many modifications over the years. The farther you go down the restoration road, the less likely you will recover your costs.

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 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 09:46PM
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Originally Posted by Spank
Definitely a 1275 A+ engine.

I'm not a restoration purist with a bunch of know-it-all in my head, but I don't believe the 1275GT came with an A+ motor from the factory. I'm willing to be told I'm wrong.
Yes, 1275GTs didnt come with A+ motors.
Million dollar question: as an antique would it have any value if i restore this A+ engine and put it in a 1275 GT clubman?

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 09:41PM
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I doubt i will find someone from my location here, but I added it :) thanks
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Be a nice guy and fill in your profile with a location. There may be someone close by that could help you.

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 08:22PM
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Definitely a 1275 A+ engine.

I'm not a restoration purist with a bunch of know-it-all in my head, but I don't believe the 1275GT came with an A+ motor from the factory. I'm willing to be told I'm wrong.

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Be a nice guy and fill in your profile with a location. There may be someone close by that could help you.

"How can anything bigger be mini?"

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 11:16AM
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more images here: https://imgur.com/a/KiuKXti

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 08:50AM
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Originally Posted by patriotaki
You can find more engine images in the links below:
 
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Originally Posted by Spank
it's a A+ engine is all I can tell from your photo. Post a more complete one and we can identify if it is 1275 or 998
So basically I bought an old 1275gt car and i want to fully restore it with original/new parts.
will this engine/car be considered as an antique austin mini 1275 gt car and be "accepted" by the classic mini's community?

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 07:05AM
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You can find more engine images in the links below:
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Spank
it's a A+ engine is all I can tell from your photo. Post a more complete one and we can identify if it is 1275 or 998

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 06:59AM
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it's a A+ engine is all I can tell from your photo. Post a more complete one and we can identify if it is 1275 or 998

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 06:21AM
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According to the owners logbook (dvla) it is a 1275 GT model from 1976
with engine model number "91A" from AUSTIN and the engine number is "A163904"

I am just wondering if this engine matches the original engine identification numbers

According to the website

https://www.minimani...on_Data_UPDATED

there is no Austin Clubman Mini 1275 GT engine that starts with "91A".

 Posted: Oct 4, 2021 04:51AM
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hello,

can someone identify the engine by the following engine number?
Image url: https://ibb.co/FsRgZQV