Mini 1275 GT -74

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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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Wouldn't a 1974 be on 12" wheels and 8.4" discs?

I thought the brake servo was deleted when the cars went from 7.5" to 8.4" brakes.
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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Astro wrote:

for 74 in Sweden it should be a right hand drive


Nope - all cars in sweden are LH drive.


Astro wrote:
I miss that black plastic cap to cover the wiper motor.
No GT had that Black cover on the wiper motor, thats a late 80ies / early 90ies thing.


Astro wrote:
As far as I know, all 1275 GT (MK3 and MK4) were equipped with a brake servo.
Nope - only MK 1 = 1969 - april 74 have servo.
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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smithyrc30 wrote:
Wouldn't a 1974 be on 12" wheels and 8.4" discs?

I thought the brake servo was deleted when the cars went from 7.5" to 8.4" brakes.
A early 74 can be 7.5" with servo, and 10" wheels.

April 74 the change from 7.5 to 8.4 with 12" wheels were made, and the servo was deleted.
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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sorry for the confusion. When we say right side drive, we mean left hand drive. About the plastic cap and the servo. My one has this cap, but, of course I do not know where it came from. Regarding the homologation sheet, the photo shows a servo, the text does not mention one at all. Might there have been export variants? When regarding the engine bay of Longmans 1275 GT from 79, there is still a servo.

But please, is there any possibility to prove the absence of the servo? We could need it for the FIA.
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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No servo on 12" wheel 1275 GTs. Swedish cars used the empty space for a huge 4-5 litre(?)
plastic bottle to clean the headlight. System was the same as used on some Works rally Escorts.

I had a look for photos of the engine bay in a Swedish magazine. (Road test:Teknikens värld 19/74).
No luck there.
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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Hi Tulka, I have the exact same Magazine and as you say, no luck there.
12" whells means no servo, that I know.
If we leave the Engine bay, what about chassis components.
I'm thinking:
Black subframe
Black swingarms and hub etc
Black drums?
Gold eloxated calipers?
What about track rods? Black?

And once again, does anyone know how the fitting of the wipersystem for the headlights? Is that wipermotor silver aswell as the one for the windscreenwipers?

I will start the completion of the car during the winter so I'm trying to gather some info in the meantime.

This is the current state:
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Before dismantling:
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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Original switch & panel for headlight wash & wipe system.
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Re: Mini 1275 GT -74

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Ok, great. I've got one of those in all the boxes that came with the car! :-)
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Original bracket for washer motors.

The lid for the big washer bottle can be seen in the background.
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Original wiper motor & cable system, with mounting bracket.
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