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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 8:27 am 
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Pete wrote:


Interesting servo installation.

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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 12:43 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
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Interesting servo installation.

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...and it looks like a Mk2 shell, with Mk4 rear bulkhead?


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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 2:36 pm 
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Please point out Mk2 and Mk4 characteristics.
Still trying to spot differences!
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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 4:55 pm 
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MK2 rear window is larger than a MK1

A MK4 rear bulkhead has no large spit hole in it.

MK1 Rear

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MK2 Rear

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Look how they line up with the boot lid seams.

The "Spit hole" in the rear bulkhead. It's called this because the shells were supported like chickens on spits as they moved through the factory.

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Shell on Rotodip spit below.


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:00 pm 
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Q Early mk1 body shells had the 4 x 5/16 UNF studs positioned through the floor location 2off at Front Floor Pan & 2off in the Rear Floor .. they were fitted during production & remain unused when the car was finished assembled .. but what are these 4 x studs for ?
I though that maybe they were used to secure a Bodyshell to a Transportation Bracket maybe ?.
My reasoning ..
Father in Law drove a Lorry for British Road Services ( BRS) delivering Mini shells from Cowley up to Longbridge & i remember a story that he arrived at Longbridge with one Mini shell missing from his Trailer ?
He had to drive back the route & look for the missing Mini Body & fond it.. then get it back on the Trailer with his mate.( Driver & Mate back in those days in the Lorry cab )
Back in the day i do not think Bodyshells during Lorry transportation were strapped down.. they were located on the trailer just dropped on in a cradle & that was considered sufficient to keep the Body in position & secure for transportation.
I often saw these BRS Commer Lorrys belching out exhaust smoke on my way to school and the Body Shells of various BMC types they carried looked to me to be loose & shaking about as they were transported between various Factory sites. :roll:


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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 6:45 pm 
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As I understand it Norman, they were used to bolt the shell to the line at some point of the production process. Not sure at which point though ?!

My 60 still has them all in situ.


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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Fri Jul 12, 2019 9:47 am 
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Could be interesting, could be a total dog.

https://www.carandclassic.co.uk/car/C1131663

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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Sat Jul 27, 2019 6:37 pm 
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So what’s wrong with this not to sell for 30k??

https://www.silverstoneauctions.com/view/content/259970/full/1/259964


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Had a quick look at that not sold Silverstone Auction S .. looked to be a reasonable car, one apparent issue was Morris "S" boot badge drilled Holes apparent on a Austin Cooper S :roll
£30k buy it now included the premium .


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 Post subject: Re: At The Auctions
PostPosted: Fri Aug 23, 2019 8:21 pm 
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970 Cooper S:-
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25455/ ... 589&page=1

1959 Austin Mini:-
https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/25454/lot/246/


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