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 Post subject: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:15 am 
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I just bought this mini that has been sitting for forty years as it was going to be powered by a aircraft starter motor but after removing the motor the project was stalled. I was told it was a 64 850 but it has a fe number 53579 and many early parts but no serial tag. I hope to redo it as a fun driver and would really like to know what year it is. Any info would be great.
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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 8:13 am 
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That's a very early car Mike.
My guess is '59 or '60. small drain holes on the roof and no recess for the rear glass...


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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 10:25 am 
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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:07 am 
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Looks like a great project. Do you have any more photos of the interior and under the bonnet?


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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:16 am 
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don't paint it - it looks ace!

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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:52 am 
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Cracking find!

I would love to hear more about the "Aircraft Starter" conversion :)

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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 11:55 am 
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mk1 wrote:
Cracking find!

I would love to hear more about the "Aircraft Starter" conversion :)


its one of those cartrige starters, offers great accelerations, but you have to reload every ten feet..... :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:23 pm 
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Nice, set of Cosmics on it as well, as others have said get it safe and leave the patina :D


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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 5:25 pm 
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mk1 wrote:
Cracking find!

I would love to hear more about the "Aircraft Starter" conversion :)

Sounds like an old style electric conversion
http://www.evconvert.com/eve/electric-car-motors

Could look something like this?
https://www.trademe.co.nz/motors/car-pa ... 0a7d2fcb95


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 Post subject: Re: New mini 850
PostPosted: Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:37 pm 
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What a GREAT find Mike !!! :)


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