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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:17 pm 
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:?: In what year did the Mk2 T model boot handel disappear :?:
Was it every on the Mk3 ? I think not but I have an discussion
with someone about it.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:36 pm 
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I'm pretty sure that the Mk1/2 T-shaped handle made it to Mk3 production - I had a 1971 Mini with that shape handle on it which was very original when bought.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:45 pm 
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jayare wrote:
I'm pretty sure that the Mk1/2 T-shaped handle made it to Mk3 production - I had a 1971 Mini with that shape handle on it which was very original when bought.

JR

Are you sure :D
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 13, 2018 10:53 pm 
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kit of bits wrote:
jayare wrote:
I'm pretty sure that the Mk1/2 T-shaped handle made it to Mk3 production - I had a 1971 Mini with that shape handle on it which was very original when bought.

JR

Are you sure :D
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If we’re talking about the same mk3 car it had 4 flute sills as well?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:35 pm 
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I'd bet that it came in on the first Mk3's as part of a safety related change. The T handle isn't in my Mk3 parts list and my very late Mk2 had the T


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:03 pm 
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I am the guy where we have the discussion about :D

My mk3 850 registered in 71, but built in 1970 has the mk1/2 T bootlock and was in original state when bought, even with original airfilter on it after 40.000 km :?

From my understanding all 70/71 mk3’s and cooper s models had the T bootlock. Next they also had some more differences like thicker chrome opening rear windows (mk2), interior light (mk2), 2 toggle switches, magic wand for 850, morris/austin logo on bootlid above engine size?

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 11:50 am 
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;) Hi Jeroen, yours has also the bigger flashing lights at the front.
Got some with my 1973 Mk3 but on the car are the small ones.

Is your Mk3 on the road again after the misfire :?:

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Jebo wrote:
I am the guy where we have the discussion about :D

My mk3 850 registered in 71, but built in 1970 has the mk1/2 T bootlock and was in original state when bought, even with original airfilter on it after 40.000 km :?

From my understanding all 70/71 mk3’s and cooper s models had the T bootlock. Next they also had some more differences like thicker chrome opening rear windows (mk2), interior light (mk2), 2 toggle switches, magic wand for 850, morris/austin logo on bootlid above engine size?

I guess it depends where the car was made and for which market. I have owned four early UK mk3 cars from 1969 through 1971 all built at Longbridge and none had the T handle boot lock. They were all the flat 'safety' handle. All they had on the back for badges were the script MINI in black over silver background then the engine size in silver on a black background. Example like this: http://www.vintagecars.jp/warehouse/antique/044.htm

I'm not sure what you mean with the thicker rear windows but a mk1 or mk2 rear quarter window will not fit a mk3 or later shell, it is not tall enough. The window height from waist line to roof is about 10mm different if I remember correctly. So the last of the mk2 Cooper and S models built in 1969 had the original height rear quarter windows while the 850 1000 and clubmans had the taller rear quarter windows. Both types had the two tab hinges securing them instead of the piano hinge of the mk1 and very early mk2.

The toggle switches went to rocker switches late 1970 to early 1971 when the steering column lock came in... Ish. This is BMC/Leyland we are discussing here so cross over cars are not uncommon.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:14 pm 
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;) Maybe it's a Seneffe Belgium build Mini :?:

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:42 pm 
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Kees,

Here are some photographs of my November 1970 Mk3 Mini Cooper S. This car as you see has rocker switches and no steering lock from new. From what I’ve seen only very early Mk3 cars had toggle switches and the Mk1 / 2 boot handle. Cross over cars are more common than most people think is my belief. :D :D

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