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JC T ONE



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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 8:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:
badhuis wrote:
I bet there are many, many more old films that feature a sixties mini in it.


Well, one or two..
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=&model=mini&page=1

Peter


Hi Guys,

No Super in any of those pictures or links.

The Super was the most expensive Mini, and had two tone paint job, together with loads of extra chrome, etc etc


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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

bob2 wrote:
Yes but that is a super built only for a year approximately and the same model Jens has bought!!
The super is one of the rarest minis because few were built and many were cannibalised in the 80s for coopers and Ss since they have the same interior spec as the more upmarket coopers and Ss!



Thanks & yes, this is also why I bought it = love special things.

The registra of Super,s for the Mini Cooper registre, has owned / driven, and reseached Super,s since 1973.
He knows of 15 surviving Austin Super,s - and this is worldwide.

Next -- the colour = Fiesta Yellow with Old English White roof, is now one of the rarest & desireble colours for a Super or Cooper, which added to the "must have" effect.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

badhuis wrote:


Ah.. That's almost marque/make/type anorak stuff...



Ohh yes - and I love it. Drove 3 hours today, just to look at a old exhaust, someone had in his loft, turned out it was incorrect, but all worth it.




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My wife's first car was a 1979 mini 1100 special. I believe this was a type also only available for a year or two. Black with black vinyl roof and black cloth interior. Chrome grille with inset spot lamps. Although I am not really a mini fan that was a really nice combination. On a holiday in the UK one of the first things we bought at a BL dealer was a RH door mirror to complement the standard LH one. Quite useful to have when driving in the UK! During the two week holiday, apart from all the camping gear, the interior was fitted to the brim with parts for my Sunbeam Imp. Those were not available anymore in the Netherlands (it was 1985) so I had a couple of new bumpers and even a front wing in the car! I also visited many scrapyards and was pleased to see many 50s and 60s cars. Still have a couple of emblems!
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Yes correct, these were also just made for a short while.

My Father bought one 16-12-1978 and I keep it in my garage to this day.


Shame all the old scrapyards are gone Rolling Eyes bet you have fond memories of that vacation Cool
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:26 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

JC T ONE wrote:
peter scott wrote:

Well, one or two..
http://www.imcdb.org/vehicles.php?make=&model=mini&page=1
Peter


No Super in any of those pictures or links.

The Super was the most expensive Mini, and had two tone paint job, together with loads of extra chrome, etc etc


I haven't been through all 62 pages of photos but on page 2

and page 7

and page 9


these have more chrome than I associate with Minis.

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PostPosted: Wed Oct 15, 2014 9:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I remember the over riders with the corner "whiskers" but I don't think I have ever seen the extra higher bar, perhaps they were export only or even on one of the foreign, licence builds.
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peter scott wrote:


I haven't been through all 62 pages of photos but on page 2

these have more chrome than I associate with Minis.

Peter Sad


Nice pics but not sure if any of those 3 are Super,s ?
The Blue at the bottom does have a White roof, but it also has a Cooper badge Cool

There were 3 Mini models with over riders & cornerbars Super and Cooper and later on the Super De Luxe replaced the Super.

Only Super, and Cooper had two tone paint jobs, and stainless on the door window frames.

Best way to spot a Super is its front grill = it has vertical bars, which only the Super had. More of them on the Austin, few but wider on a Morris.



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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2014 1:18 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
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I remember the over riders with the corner "whiskers" but I don't think I have ever seen the extra higher bar, perhaps they were export only or even on one of the foreign, licence builds.


Yes these are nudge bars, fitted to most (if not all) Mini,s in france.
Later on they got bigger, and British coachbuilders Wood & Pickett started importing them to UK.


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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

After a visit to the previus owner, to pickup the V5, and a few missing parts, I wanted the car "fully operational" again.

That meant fitting a working fuel pump, so we could drive it.

Found these 2 in my box of bits =



After a little fettling, and mix of parts I got this =



Next day Kristian came for a visit, so we could go for a drive, but I couldnt get the pump to work (when fitted on car)

Tried all kind of tricks, incl connecting it directly to the battery charger, but nothing worked ???????????

After a while we gave up, and went home. After i got home it struck me = no fuel came out of the tank to pump hose ?

Next day I put the airgun into the hose, and found out the tank was blocked.

Fitted another tank, and we were "fully operational" . Kristian came up, and drove her out of the garage.

I then poured some special engine / oil cleaner into the oil, before we took her for a little spin.

After we got back, we changed the oil & filter, this encreased the oil pressure .
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 27, 2014 11:39 pm    Post subject: Latest update Reply with quote

Hi all,


Here is the solution on how to fasten the lower RH hinge, before our test drive Wink =






Later that same week l had a call from the prevuis owner, he was coming to a hotel near me, a few days later, so i did some more cleaning =



After a few hours with paint remover, the original Fiesta Yellow emerged =





Also applied some to the door card =



Here is what was underneath =



Not perfect, but wont use any more of that paint stripper = too hard on the vinyl, so will try with some Brown soap.


On Friday afternoon I drove down to meet the previus owner.

He got the wife,s permission, that he could "come out to play" for 2 hours, so I took him to the workshop.

He was pleased to see the work I had done on the car, and after a little tour around it, he opened and sat inside the car.
I had managed to fit the battery cable unnoticed, so after he had pushed the horn, I said "turn the key" he looked at me, as to say "do you mean it" ?
That moment was well worth all the hard work, his eyes & whole face started smiling, when she started.

Yesterday was also a "Super" good day Cool

First we went to Copenhagen & picked up these =


Then we drove to Roskilde to see Big Mac drive a 12 cyl Ferrari F1 through the the inner city of his hometown Roskilde Cool
And not just some slow demo either Wink no it was "peddle to the metal" when Roskilde was hosting Racing festival 2014.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pqxH7jKwbOk

This is a event to collect money for the international red cross.
You pay to go for a ride in a super sports car, or proffesional race car, with these guys = http://racing-festival.dk/




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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 9:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

here is a picture with a question attached =



Is there any of you guys who have a early MK 1 with such a vanity mirror ?



A pic, from our visit to the annual autumm swapmeet = a correct early fuelpump, with single point contact setup.






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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2014 10:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi
I suppose that petrol pump will be the one you have to get underneath and hit with a hammer every so often when starts ticking fast, and won't stop, when you first switch on.
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

probably the very same one Smile

I remember a friend's mark 1 mini which still had the original pump fitted. One morning session of sprints organized by our club and when time up to drive back home this mini refused to start, pump was hit various times but without success so a tank from the windscreen washers reservoir was made and hung onto the rear view mirror, filled with petrol from the tank and it got him home alright!!
Later on the pump's terminals were cleaned and it resumed work!!
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 1:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Penman wrote:
Hi
I suppose that petrol pump will be the one you have to get underneath and hit with a hammer every so often when starts ticking fast, and won't stop, when you first switch on.



bob2 wrote:
probably the very same one Smile

I remember a friend's mark 1 mini which still had the original pump fitted. One morning session of sprints organized by our club and when time up to drive back home this mini refused to start, pump was hit various times but without success so a tank from the windscreen washers reservoir was made and hung onto the rear view mirror, filled with petrol from the tank and it got him home alright!!
Later on the pump's terminals were cleaned and it resumed work!!



Same pump Rolling Eyes cleaned the single point contact set, and it works 100% OK Wink
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PostPosted: Thu May 14, 2015 2:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Small improvements on the car tonight.
Fitting the original chrome blanking plate for the ignition switch hole.





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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 1:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all,

please have a look at my want list =

http://www.oldclassiccar.co.uk/forum/phpbb/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=17278


Thanks .

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