WTH??!?! Have you seen this item on ebay.

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Seems like we have a lot of good discussion on the GT differences/change points etc. maybe we should start a whole new thread on the GT.....just a thought!
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Certainly a lot of knowledge here to share ;-)
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GraemeC wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:24 am
Andrew1967 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:31 am
Noted the comment about rev counter … I thought the early ones were 6500 red line with the early diff and went to 6000 with the higher ratio diff.
I always understood that to be the case too, the 6.5k ones are certainly rarer and have the older style PCB connections etc
I think you are right - got my numbers the wrong way round! My car is in bits at the moment so hard to check!
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Andrew1967 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:31 am
66Traveller wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:27 am
Andrew1967 wrote: Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:56 pm Is there a specific change point for the bonnet prop position ?
Good question.

Some time in mid to late 1970 as far as I can work out. It is rather like the bonnet hinges. 1969 built cars had bonnet hinges that bolt up into tapped threads in the bonnet framework. By the beginning of 1970 this had switched to the usual arrangement - bonnet hinges with threaded studs sticking out and flanges with oblong holes welded to the bonnet framework. Not sure why - perhaps there were problems with threads stripping, the bonnet slipping in the open position or it was just very hard to adjust! Its another of those early production quirks. My GT built early March 1970 has the conventional arrangement.

Thanks, that answers another question too. :)

Noted the comment about rev counter … I thought the early ones were 6500 red line with the early diff and went to 6000 with the higher ratio diff.

Also, would a mid 70 have a metal or plastic air cleaner casing ?
Mine (March 1970) has a metal one - not sure when the changeover happened (or indeed if there was the usual Longbridge randomness with some later cars being fitted with earlier spec items found in the stores! My July 1967 built Mk1 850 was a classic example - it had chrome piano hinge rear side windows rather than the stainless ones....
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Andrew1967 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 10:45 am Regarding CPL 8H, the Antelope 1275 GT mentioned above .. have a look at the pics from Bonhams ..

Single bolt subframe to start with ….

https://www.bonhams.com/auctions/26807/lot/41/
Good spot! Its also got the wrong petrol tank (should have 5.5 gallon) which means the boot board brackets are in the wrong place and the bootboard is wrong. And the boot lid should be open frame without the Mk1/ mk2 Cooper millboard cover....
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360gts wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:16 pm Seems like we have a lot of good discussion on the GT differences/change points etc. maybe we should start a whole new thread on the GT.....just a thought!
Excellent idea Dermott.

Will certainly help my mate out with his new project ... to be announced some time later this year. These recent posts has helped to confirm thoughts and suspicions as to what is correct and not.
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Andrew1967 wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 6:06 pm
360gts wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 2:16 pm Seems like we have a lot of good discussion on the GT differences/change points etc. maybe we should start a whole new thread on the GT.....just a thought!
Excellent idea Dermott.

Will certainly help my mate out with his new project ... to be announced some time later this year. These recent posts has helped to confirm thoughts and suspicions as to what is correct and not.
OK Andrew,
Just put a 1275 GT thread up on the General Topic area.
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/austin-mini- ... 635-2958-0

Not sure this is in the £45k price bracket.
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miniminor wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:32 pm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/austin-mini- ... 635-2958-0

Not sure this is in the £45k price bracket.
No Hardy spicers? Can't see any evidence of hydro pipes?
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AndyPen wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 8:38 pm
miniminor wrote: Thu Sep 09, 2021 7:32 pm https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/austin-mini- ... 635-2958-0

Not sure this is in the £45k price bracket.
No Hardy spicers? Can't see any evidence of hydro pipes?
Got to be £20K overpriced………even if it was owned by a “Husband and Wife” - WTF is that about ?
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