1275 GT thread

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360gts
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Where is the best source for the rostyle wheel nuts?
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Are they not just a taper seat nut rather than the radius seat (which was standard on the 10" wheel Minis)?
Such as the CN2 or CN5 from Minispares.
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Hi I am looking for my first mini 1275 GT, I have tried a lot of places and I wanted to try on here to see if anyone owns it or knows who does own it.
I sold it 7/8 years ago. The mini is currently SORN and the last MOT was carried out in 2014.
I know it’s still around though as the V5C was renewed in July 2021.
The registration is JVW 530V. It won’t let me attach a photo unforgivably .

Fingers crossed!
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This is my mum's GT, built from a new shell by my dad around 74/75.

She used it to compete in all of the big national and international rallies back in Ireland across the late 70s and early 80s, before we moved to England in the mid 80s.

It was also her daily driver, so was my transport to school - straight through centre exit exhaust meant I could tell it was nearing home-time when she drove through the gates :lol:

It was sold when we left NI and used as a competition car, but the thread goes cold after that as, I assume, it was scrapped. Would love to find it / make a replica of it and go rallying again....
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Hello Steve
I showed that pic once to Oral Worthington and he told me he used to service it on rallies but couldn't remember where it went
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what a cool mum steve

lucky lad
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wantafaster1 wrote: Tue Nov 16, 2021 8:47 pm Hello Steve
I showed that pic once to Oral Worthington and he told me he used to service it on rallies but couldn't remember where it went
Hey - thanks for the reply....
Oral is a very familiar name - I'm pretty sure he and my dad were the spanners on the car while mum and her friend were the driver / co-driver.
After us it went to a guy who used it in the NI Hillclimb championship (and painted it Red with a White Roof :( ). After that the trail goes cold. DVLA dropped it off their records a number of years ago, so can't even reclaim the number plate. Hey ho - good memories nonetheless...
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If private reg's are your thing good number for a 76 GT

Dvla auction
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