Author Topic: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export  (Read 63920 times)

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #100 on: November 11, 2018, 03:55:28 PM »
Big order of parts placed today.....I'm sure there'll be more...... ::) 77.gif
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Offline velopackrat

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #101 on: November 12, 2018, 03:30:15 PM »
If a record sale on BaT is the goal, I vote stock all the way.  Just clean everything:)

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #102 on: November 12, 2018, 04:16:44 PM »
Regardless of what we end up doing with it, we are trying very hard to take it back to the way it was under (our guess) the first owner.....so the Abarth steering wheel and Cromodora wheels will stay, but we'll make it left drive and keep everything as original as possible.

All the parts I've ordered are mostly to bring it back into good running and driving condition. Leaving any old classic car like this sit for decades is really bad for them, and it can take a lot to bring them back.
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Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #103 on: November 12, 2018, 05:34:08 PM »
So we aren't going to vtec it??  ;D

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #104 on: November 12, 2018, 05:43:37 PM »
Hmmmm…..lemmme think about it. No

Wait, lemme think some more. Still Nope
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Offline MiniGene

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #105 on: November 13, 2018, 10:26:58 AM »
It's fun to read along and watch the progress you guys are making.  Thanks for sharing the saga.

I'll second that!  I'm living vicariously through everybody here on the board at the moment.  My garage is still full of boxes from moving. 

Keep it coming, fellas!

Offline drmini

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #106 on: November 13, 2018, 12:26:17 PM »
VTEC, a great way to throw money at your Mini and make it worth half the price it would've been worth if they just left it alone.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #107 on: November 15, 2018, 09:18:36 AM »
Dave will be waking up to a hefty purchase of a very mint inno grill. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #108 on: November 15, 2018, 09:59:37 AM »
Hey, I've been up for...…………………..minutes now!   ;D

Nah, I just have a lot to do in the early am, get my shower, get the boys outside a couple of times, get them fed and out yet again. Mediate a scuffle over a chew bone when there are 14 of them on the floor and they both want the same damn one, etc etc etc.

Good find, that guy has been posting Inno stuff for months, but I had lost track of him as I hadn't seen anything from him in a while, glad you found him! I don't know if he has one car or several that he's parting out but I know a guy in Germany looking for some stuff if you have his contact info - PM me with it and I'll pass it along.
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Offline Jimini II

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #109 on: November 15, 2018, 10:01:40 AM »
Funny i just seen one for sale on Mini parts trader USA.

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #110 on: November 15, 2018, 10:11:16 AM »
Funny i just seen one for sale on Mini parts trader USA.

Same guy. He posted it and I snagged it about 2 minutes later..

Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #111 on: November 15, 2018, 10:31:54 AM »
Glad today was pay day for me.  Added 2 more items to the purchase.  An inno battery cover and the very rare rear altimisso lights.  We have Lucas lights but the Altissimo name brand seem to be what everyone wants.  More Italian I guess!

Also little touches like key chains.
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Offline velopackrat

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #112 on: November 15, 2018, 12:04:49 PM »
Link to Mini Parts Trader?  That is a new one for me. 
Oh, and like I need more Mini parts...

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #113 on: November 15, 2018, 12:29:03 PM »
It's on Facebook, just do a FB search for MiniPartsTrader, there's also a British parts trader but that mostly seems to be MG and Triumph stuff.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/1458498971040131/

And for Dan, just joined this....Innocenti Club USA on FB, lots of interesting stuff and contacts there

https://www.facebook.com/groups/940954252682167/
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #114 on: November 15, 2018, 06:10:47 PM »
Major milestone, got the rear subframe out and stripped down, ready to go to the powder coater/blaster guy. The front one is already there. Only broke off one of the 8 bolts that hold the trailing arm outer brackets in place, I'll get the torch after that and it will come out. I also have to get the hot wrench after the screws that hold the front disc rain/dirt shields together, all four of them are phillips head screws and they are stuck tight. Both subframes are in remarkably good condition, no rust or damage anywhere.

Once I get every thing cleaned and stripped down I'll take this second load to the blasters and get them done too. The car has Spax adjustable shocks, both adjusters move and both work - changing the stiffness  - although they both look a little rough, they'll clean up. A little sanding and a squirt of paint and they're good as new.

I also picked up the extra keys from the locksmith, they all work too! I was surprised he had the ignition key blank on hand, it was a brand I'd never heard of before but when I found a place in England that specializes in this brand, the blank they showed me was exactly the same.....so, result!

In the meantime I'll drop the steering rack and start cleaning the bulkhead and engine compartment - there's very little to fix there, but I also have to pull the pedal assembly and steering column so I can move them over - also have to move the master cylinders and make up new lines for them. Oh, and it's supposed to warm up tomorrow o I'll replace the shop back door that disintegrated and if I have time, see if I can make the engine fire up.

Progress at every turn!
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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #115 on: November 15, 2018, 06:27:51 PM »
Did you get a LHD pedal box?

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #116 on: November 15, 2018, 06:49:02 PM »
I thought the pedal box was the same, just the accelerator was different? We got a LHD accelerator pedal assy...
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Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #117 on: November 15, 2018, 07:06:37 PM »
Pedal boxes are different too, but I'm not sure what we have yet.

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Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #118 on: November 15, 2018, 07:17:58 PM »
If you look at from the top, the angle it leans toward is the side it is for.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #119 on: November 15, 2018, 07:32:05 PM »
Man I hope we don't have to scrounge up a LHD pedal box too.....
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Offline 94touring

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #120 on: November 15, 2018, 07:58:58 PM »
We got em laying all over!  Once you determine what it is we have, I'll scrounge one up.

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #121 on: November 15, 2018, 08:14:58 PM »
Always the cock eyed optimist!   77.gif
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Offline tmsmini

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #122 on: November 16, 2018, 10:18:02 AM »
With all the love and attention this is getting, are you really going to be able to move it on?

Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #123 on: November 16, 2018, 10:57:41 AM »
Well, we've talked about that...….we may have to work out a joint custody agreement or something!   77.gif
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Offline MiniDave

Re: 73 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
« Reply #124 on: November 16, 2018, 11:04:48 AM »
Color chart I found.....
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