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    WTB: Mini

    I've wanted a Mini for almost 30yrs and it's time I bought one..
    I know about half the guys here have one tucked away. Who is willing to sell? Must be round nose type, no Leyland, no Rover/BMW.

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    Protip. Ut a clubman and swap the front. Cheaper.
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    I like cars. Cars are cool.

    Always looking for Triumph 2000 and 2500 parts and cars.

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    I'm constantly on the verge of selling mine but am emotionally unable to do so currently!

    Plus it's getting to be worth too much, I.e. More than anyone would actually pay for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloth View Post
    Protip. Ut a clubman and swap the front. Cheaper.
    Which years does this work with? All years?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sloth View Post
    Protip. Ut a clubman and swap the front. Cheaper.
    And the dash, and the tail lights etc etc..
    I'd rather have a proper 1st gen car.

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    I have a 69 mini matic if interested. (4 speed auto)

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    I've been considering getting rid of my 62 Morris 850. Original engine from factory
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    Quote Originally Posted by RX22NV View Post
    I have a 69 mini matic if interested. (4 speed auto)
    Not interested in any autos, thanks.

    Quote Originally Posted by too_much_boost View Post
    I've been considering getting rid of my 62 Morris 850. Original engine from factory
    I'm not so much seeking an original, unmodified car. I was hoping to pick one up with a few go-fast bits included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by uuheels View Post
    I'm not so much seeking an original, unmodified car. I was hoping to pick one up with a few go-fast bits included.
    Mine has flares!

    https://imgur.com/a/cbnwZ
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    I passed a sweet pink Leyland mini yesterday on a trailer, and thought of this thread - lost the guy tho

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    Quote Originally Posted by too_much_boost View Post
    Mine has flares!

    https://imgur.com/a/cbnwZ

    It's the right colour!

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    I'd offer to take you a spin in mine to remind you that they're slower and rattlier than you remember, but it's broken.

    Which is the other problem with these things!

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    Tell me about this 850
    Originally Posted by Tut
    THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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    I've never actually driven one, unless you count many hours as a 7-9yo sitting in my mother's van pretending.
    That thing must have been flooded just about every time she went to start it.

    They are just one of those iconic cars, and as someone who loves cars, I must own one.

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    Nah would have been fine, SUs dont have accelerator pumps.

    When you look into the engineering and the Mini's showroom competitors in 1959, they are pretty impressive really.

    If you are thinking about a clubman, remember that they have much more room in the engine bay for activities. Also a lot cheaper than round noses for the exact same car.

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    My old man has one he's restored that will be for sale. I think it's a 77 Clubman S. Only downside is he did the bodywork himself, so it's not completely straight, but still looks half decent. What's your budget?
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    Quote Originally Posted by da9jeff View Post
    Nah would have been fine, SUs dont have accelerator pumps.

    When you look into the engineering and the Mini's showroom competitors in 1959, they are pretty impressive really.

    If you are thinking about a clubman, remember that they have much more room in the engine bay for activities. Also a lot cheaper than round noses for the exact same car.

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    Ahh, you're right, SU's don't have accel pumps!

    Quote Originally Posted by Paydirt View Post
    My old man has one he's restored that will be for sale. I think it's a 77 Clubman S. Only downside is he did the bodywork himself, so it's not completely straight, but still looks half decent. What's your budget?
    I really do want a round nose, in my eyes it's a 'proper' mini and I know I'll be dissatisfied with a Leyland/Clubman etc.

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    What can I add...

    I've had many Mini's, and quite honestly the one that I remember with the greatest fondness is a very late 850, completely stock except for Cooper discs on the front. Everyone will tell you that Cooper discs are crap, BUT, compared to the standard 850 drums they are wonderfull, and, you never have to adjust them! Because it was stock it started and ran perfectly, every time. Turn the ignition key, pull the choke and hover my hand about the floor start button and it always coughed into life, perfectly, every time. Sure you have to give it some to keep up with the traffic, but for the few years I used it on historic reg. while I was working away, it really endeared itself to me.

    I had a Turbocharged Moke that ran on LPG, for much of it's life I had no knowledge of the actual boost level, the boost gauge only went to 15 psi....one day for shits and giggles we fitted an oil pressure gauge it registered just north of 25 psi boost!

    For 20 years I had a BMW K series motorbike cylinder head in the shed, one night at the pub Tony Wallis convinced Ben to take on the project, a few weeks later it was a Twin Cam Turbocharged Intercooled Fuel Injected Mini...alongside his Starlet powered Clubman.

    I still have a '63 850 with the running gear from a MK II Cooper S (and some) but honestly, that stock '65 850 was the pick of the bunch, so enjoyable because it wasn't trying to be anything other than a pure Mini.
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    Yep. That Moke was quick.
    Originally Posted by Tut
    THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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    only on a par with yours, LOL, good times
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    I should have mine running again in a week or two if you want a spin to see what a decent one is like.

    It’s about as far as you’d easily to go with a 1275, 90hp, Cooper S brakes and all the good suspension bits.

    They’re not fast, but they are hilarious.

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    I may take you up on that offer! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp18t View Post
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    Tell me about this 850
    Its just a straight rust free 62 850. Original engine, twin tanks. Pics show the rest really
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    Quote Originally Posted by too_much_boost View Post
    Its just a straight rust free 62 850. Original engine, twin tanks. Pics show the rest really
    Where will I find pics?
    Originally Posted by Tut
    THEY SHOULD ANALYY RAPE THEMSELVES WITH A FUCING CACTUS UPSIDE DOWN WITH COCONIUTS AND PINEABPPLES AS CHRISTMAS BALLS THE FUCKNIG THIEVENG CUNTS ID RATHER DIE FROM HAVING A RAINBOW UNICORN URETHRALLY RAPE ME THAN TO FUCKNIG DO BUSINESS WITH THEM CUTNST EVER AGAN

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp18t View Post
    Where will I find pics?
    https://imgur.com/a/cbnwZ

    Got a price in mind too_much_boost?

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    Yeah I'd be interested in the price as well. Is the color BRG or is it a bit darker?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beavis View Post
    Yeah I'd be interested in the price as well. Is the color BRG or is it a bit darker?
    There are dozens of variants BRG's but this one appears to be the mini BRG

    If anyone wants to make offers, send me a message
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    I liked my old Rover mini.. but everything worked and it had aircon so it wasn't a true mini experience. Rather than gut the engine bay I ended up in a clubman with cooper S bits

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    Piccy no worky for me
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    Following with interest as OP and I are in the same position. Although I am also considering a Datsun 1600.

    /thread hijack.

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