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Offline 94touring

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #25 on: March 02, 2017, 04:55:06 PM »
It's a 1275.  Was spi when I built it.  The master cylinder needed a gasket to shim it enough to keep from locking the brakes.

Offline MPlayle

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #26 on: March 02, 2017, 06:11:16 PM »
Yes, a 1275.

The posting I made with MiniGuy clearly stated a 1275 SPI engine converted to carb.  I believe the new owner's first name is Luis.  If you get a picture of the engine bay showing the area around the radiator top mount and t-stat housing, I can verify the plumbing in of the temperature sensor I did so that the factory gauge still worked.  Also, the wiring harness arrangements along the clutch housing side for where the ECU was removed.

There is a detailed thread here that has details and pictures of the conversion.


Online gr8kornholio

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #27 on: March 02, 2017, 07:11:50 PM »


That's it hiding behind Bruce's mini at cars and coffee last month.
I am the GR8KORNHOLIO! Are you threatening me?

Saussie Aussie 1965 Australian MK1 Mini.
"Beavis" - 07 MY/MY MCS, B/MY Konig Daylites, JCW sideskirts, TSW springs, TSW lower rear control arms -- Exploring the country with new friends since 11/09.

Offline Davisio

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #28 on: December 31, 2017, 07:07:56 AM »
Was sitting in the garage on this coldest of cold days and thinking about that blue Mini driving down my driveway with the windows all froze up with condensation.... pretty cool to see that it's still around. Just sorry I didn't ask more for it.  ;D Cheers!
(yes, I know these posts are from March)

Offline 94touring

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #29 on: December 31, 2017, 07:32:00 AM »
One of the coldest drives of my life. 

Offline MiniDave

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #30 on: December 31, 2017, 10:25:14 AM »
So Dan, did you deliver it to him out of town? Didn't the heater work?

I'm having trouble getting my green car to show any heat on the gauge at all when it's down in the 20's, let alone the 2* we have today! When I drove Buzz home from Baltimore, even tho the heater fan didn't work I was able to be comfortable with just the fresh air flow thru the heater - low 30's that day IIRC and the temp gauge ran on the low side of "N".
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline MPlayle

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #31 on: December 31, 2017, 11:09:30 AM »
Back when I was living in Colorado and had a Clubman Estate, I had a similar problem getting it to develop heat in the winter.  I ended up blocking off the majority of the main grill with leftover lexan scraps from work.  With less cold air getting in, it finally had a chance to develop some heat.


Offline MiniDave

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #32 on: December 31, 2017, 11:33:56 AM »
I may have to do that too, although when it's 2* like today, I drive the 2009 MINI Clubman....plus there's a ton of salt on the roads right now and will be till we get our first good rain in March.......
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
1969 Jaguar XK-E FHC
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline 94touring

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #33 on: December 31, 2017, 11:44:43 AM »
I built the car and drove it to Indiana a few days later during what must have been record lows. I think I was dumb and had the heater valve closed or something. The car and myself were a block of ice when I pulled into his drive. 

Offline MPlayle

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #34 on: December 31, 2017, 02:27:06 PM »
Flur was plumbed without a heater valve when I got it.  Flow was always going through the heater - which will slow down the engine building heat as well.


Offline 94touring

Re: Completed and painted shell $8000
« Reply #35 on: December 31, 2017, 04:01:08 PM »
That rings a bell.  I think the valve we bought was all wrong so it was constant flow or something.  But it never got warm..