1275 GT thread

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GT exhaust pipe....looking at what I have it is fairly small in diameter.
Was that standard???
I would have thought the GT may have had a larger diameter pipe.
It is 1.25" ID
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Jeff R wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 3:09 pm Hi chaps,

Can anyone tell me what should be the proper appearance for the inside of the bonnet on a 72 GT? Painted bare metal with perforated sound pads? Or something else?

TIA

Jeff
Yes painted bare metal with perforated sound pads. Only 1969 and early 1970 cars had the fibreglass matting type insulation as far as I know

1969/ early 1970 in first photo

late 1970 onwards in the second
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360gts wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 4:16 pm GT exhaust pipe....looking at what I have it is fairly small in diameter.
Was that standard???
I would have thought the GT may have had a larger diameter pipe.
It is 1.25" ID
From memory the 1275GT rear tailpipe was a bigger diameter than an 850 or 998 but the rest of the exhaust up to the cast iron manifold was the same, so a cosmetic upgrade to your 850/998 back in the day was to fit a 1275GT exhaust with bigger bore tailpipe, even though the manifold pipe end was in theory 1/2" longer due to the taller 1275 block. I can't remember whether there were single and twin box versions as there were with later Minis but someone on here will no doubt know....
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Anyone need one of these tachs?
Looks like it is for the early GT. Maybe someone could verify this.
Don't know if it works...surplus item.
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1275GT twin box exhaust, GEX121
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So, next question, anyone know if anywhere sells perforated sound deadening pads? Not having much luck..
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Where do you start - the grille is painted wrong .. the interior mirror ...
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However it should be remembered some owners do like to mod there Minis, sometimes in only small subtle details and not have every little thing exactly as it left the factory. Rows of bog standard better than factory fresh Minis at shows and in magazines like MiniWorld do start to get rather samey....
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