BPH 492B

General Chat with an emphasis on BMC Minis & Other iconic cars of the 1960's. Includes information on MK1 Action days.
Jasonking
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:22 am

Re: BPH 492B

Post by Jasonking »

It has got a central roof interior light, small metal rear view mirror, full front valance, dry suspension, opening rear windows, the oval shaped speedometer binnacle with the extra gauges, indicator stalk with the green light in the end, oh and it don’t run yet had great fun towing it back to mine! Wonder if there are any kind Mini owners locally who might know how to get the old girl up and running again? Don’t think it’s much, possibly just timing and or wiring, this positive earth thing really confuses me old noggin!
User avatar
Peter Laidler
Posts: 5482
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Location: Abingdon Oxfordshire

Re: BPH 492B

Post by Peter Laidler »

Before anyone local can contact you, we'd need to know where you ,ive in the world.....
Jasonking
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:22 am

Re: BPH 492B

Post by Jasonking »

Oops yep forgot that bit! I’m in Runcorn Cheshire close to the M56.
AndyPen
Posts: 3599
Joined: Mon Jul 24, 2017 5:55 pm
Location: South Wales

Re: BPH 492B

Post by AndyPen »

Jasonking wrote: Thu Feb 08, 2024 8:29 pm It has got a central roof interior light, small metal rear view mirror, full front valance, dry suspension, opening rear windows, the oval shaped speedometer binnacle with the extra gauges, indicator stalk with the green light in the end, oh and it don’t run yet had great fun towing it back to mine! Wonder if there are any kind Mini owners locally who might know how to get the old girl up and running again? Don’t think it’s much, possibly just timing and or wiring, this positive earth thing really confuses me old noggin!
That all sounds correct for the Deluxe version, and at that age it would not have the door switches for the interior light, unless retro fitted in some way. Is the steering column bracket chrome?
Jasonking
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:22 am

Re: BPH 492B

Post by Jasonking »

Correct no door switches, chrome steering column bracket but missing its plastic steering column binnacle thingy. 🤔
Jasonking
Posts: 19
Joined: Tue Feb 06, 2024 2:22 am

Re: BPH 492B

Post by Jasonking »

Hiya 😀 do the mk1 mini 850 have a plastic steering column binnacle like later cars? Or does the winker stalk just bolt to the column itself? And if it should have placcy surround does anyone have one please?
User avatar
Peter Laidler
Posts: 5482
Joined: Sat Jul 15, 2017 5:35 pm
Location: Abingdon Oxfordshire

Re: BPH 492B

Post by Peter Laidler »

Yes, they do. I suggest that before you go any further that you invest in or borrow a parts list. Or copy one that is published elsewhere on the forum.
Post Reply