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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 3:50 pm 
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I wouldn't cut a hole in my 1071 for one, (yes there have been plenty of 'that's not a real S as it hasn't got twin tanks' comments over the years) why not go with the best of both worlds and do an internal filler cap conversion to a (modern repro) tank, no hole then ;)


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:03 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
I wouldn't. An S with no RHT is seen as an oddity by some & incorrect by the ignorant.

Better to be different.

M


Couldn't agree more!
Just to stand at a show and hearing 'experts' claiming thats no real S would make my day :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:04 pm 
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I would say do what suits you, I have a 1968 998 Cooper that had twin tanks when I bought it, I have had to replace rear panel and the thought of going back to standard single tank never entered my mind so I cut the new panel and have no regrets, it's your car so do what feels right


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 4:30 pm 
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My conundrum too so I gathered myself the lower rear right hand quarter panel for when my mind changes as I know it would especially if I did not have that panel in reserve .
Option kept open :D


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:06 pm 
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I thought of adding a right side tank to my 64 Cooper. After thinking about it for a while I came to the conclusion that the added range of the additional tank would be of little benefit to me. Especially since I seldom drive the Mini more than 2hrs at a time.

John


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 6:26 pm 
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I wouldn't cut the body on an original 1071 shell. If it's not original I wouldn't be too mithered. If you want to do loads of miles just fit a bigger tank?


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:08 pm 
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Inno Cooper wrote:
mk1 wrote:
I wouldn't. An S with no RHT is seen as an oddity by some & incorrect by the ignorant.

Better to be different.

M


Couldn't agree more!
Just to stand at a show and hearing 'experts' claiming thats no real S would make my day :lol:


It’ll be interesting when I have my twin tank Fiesta Yellow ‘S’ and my single tank Surf Blue S at a show to hear the comments :lol:


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 7:31 pm 
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If it's going to get driven often, I'd fit the 2nd tank.

Granted at that period in the UK, the RH Tank was an option, but all our (Aust) Cooper S's had the RH fitted to every one on the line.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:17 pm 
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I like to accept cars for what they are (even if it's not beneficial to performance). It's an interesting part of Cooper S history that the early cars didn't automatically have twin tanks.

Personally I don't see the logic in permanently modifying the car to be something it never was originally.


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PostPosted: Fri Oct 06, 2017 8:56 pm 
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In the 80's a friend owned a Ferrari 308 & fitted a red glass sunroof. Colour coded sunroof's looked OK in a lot of cars of that era but not this particular car. We gave him plenty of stick as we thought it looked ridiculous until one day he said to me " When you get yours, you can do what you like with it "Many years later I've now got one, without the glass sunroof !!! I am now building a mk 2 Cooper with a various mods as done in the late 60's into the 70's . Eventually at shows, out & about I will get plenty of "advice" on what's wrong with the car but as it's mine I can what the hell I want. With values on the increase it may be a good idea not to be too outrageous but anything done in period should be acceptable??? If it's your car do what you like !!


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