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 Post subject: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:19 pm 
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Hey all, its been far too long since I’ve been on here and I have been meaning to get my ass along to a meet, a run or ebven the autojumble and catch up with whats being going on but usual crap has kept me occupied, work, other cars, kids etc. and of course getting married.
Which is what brings me to my latest build. I had decided unbeknownst to my wife that I would be having a mini as our wedding car and started the search over 18months ago. (I got married in May).
I located a good base car in the UK which was a 1275gt in old English white, needed a decent bit of work but I was confident of getting it completed for the big day.
Everything went to plan, better condition interior fitted, brown door cards, WP steering wheel, 12” minisports, maniflow exhaust & LCB, gearbox rebuild and fitted, electronic ignition, all went well except the arches I ordered got damaged in the post and had to be sent back to minisport and didn’t get a replacement in time for the wedding but I have them in the garage to fit in the next few weeks.
I still have a list of things I will be completing including, fitting new arches, re-building the carb etc. but heres a few pics of how she was on the big day 


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In the workshop
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Fitting the seats dash and interior
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Parked up beside my daily petrol drinker :mrgreen:
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On the big day
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Hope you like,

Mark :D


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Tue Sep 23, 2014 4:51 pm 
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Whats your location?: Longford
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What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
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Nice work and congrats.

Lovely to see the wedding guests admiring the consistency of the door gap on the GT in the last pic. 8)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 3:50 am 
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Whats your location?: Dublin,
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Congrats on both the car & the big day.


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 4:32 am 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
Modifications: NEW Custom flakey paint
Location: The Fridge I told ye!!
well done man, Congrats to you both! oh and the new wife as well lol

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:41 am 
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Looks great Mark, congrats on both counts!!

Also, another black and white GT :mrgreen: we'll have to swap numbers to avoid arriving wearing the same thing in future :mrgreen:

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 10:02 am 
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Cheers lads,

Yes that would be very embarrasing Maxi, we must avoid such a fashion fowpa.... its bad enough copying the colour of benny, next ill be doing a BMW K conversion :mrgreen:

Oh and TMG dont you meant the inconsistency of the door gap :lol:


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 1:35 pm 
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Well done :D


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Sep 24, 2014 2:20 pm 
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Whats your location?: wexford
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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Tue Oct 28, 2014 12:42 pm 
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Well lads an update and not a good one Im afraid :evil:

Came out the other morning to be greeted by this :shock:
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Needless to say I was absolutely raging at first, followed closely by sorrow for my poor mini.
As you can see from the pics the little scrotes tried to pry the door open with a screwdriver or something, bent the door and shattered the window, they then proceeded to break the steering lock, cowling and indicator stalk... its the lumps out of the paint that's the worst in my eyes :-(

I have a hidden cut-off switch/immobiliser fitted so it wasn't going to start for them, and the worst part is I have a brand new alarm in the workshop been waiting to be fitted for the last 2 months (that will teach me to put things on the long finger).

Anyway good news is all covered by insurance and the quote has been issued and agreed, so Im in this weekend to get cracking on getting her back to looking her best, pics to follow once all is sorted :wink:

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:30 am 
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Whats your location?: THE FRIDGE
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What Minis have you?: 110bhp 1968 mkII
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little scrotes!!
ought to be hung drawn and quartered!

thank god they didn't totally trash it!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Oct 29, 2014 1:20 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
At least insurance is covering it and thanks to the kill switch then did not get it away.Maybe it was Maxi trying to be the only white GT in town,has he an alibi. :)

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Thu Oct 30, 2014 10:28 am 
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Yeah I'm just glad the damage wasn't as bad as it could have been...

From a few other car forums I'm on there appears to be a bit of a spike in the number of cars being stolen or attempted in the last few weeks...


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Sun Nov 02, 2014 9:50 am 
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Whats your location?: tallaght dublin 24
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What Minis have you?: leyland mini clubman 76 saloon
Modifications: painted in granit graey. 1293 engine block bored out too 1312. sw5 cam .1.5 high lift rolling rockers. electrionic fuel pump .webber 45 carb. millennium rc40 exhuast system center exit. copper 10inch brake set up .and dunlop d1s alloys .
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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Mon Nov 03, 2014 8:32 pm 
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Scumbags! Braindead in more ways than one, as they hadn't even choked the engine going by the pics.
Glad to hear the claim was straightforward.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 7:34 pm 
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:( :( ah man, what dickheads! good job on the killswitch. it could have been a lot worse.
theres a huge increase in the theft of minis, and classics in general in the UK at the moment
(just take a quick look on retrorides) so the more difficult we make it for the ****ers the better!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 12:09 am 
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Whats your location?: Dún Laoghaire, Dublin
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gutted, but glad to see you still have the car - i had one taken (a few years ago it has to be said) and they rolled it on the roof and kicked all the glass out of it when they finished lashing it around the campsite.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 9:03 pm 
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Gutted for you, least they didn't get her & you're covered on the insurance. Hopefully they get what they deserve some day


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 2:12 pm 
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Cheers lads, yeah and in fairness Axa were good to deal with, first claim Ive ever had to make in 16years of driving. Also Ive started the job of ordering whats needed and getting her sorted in the next few weeks :-)


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Thu Jan 08, 2015 5:11 pm 
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Finally a bit of an update :D

So I stripped all the broken and damaged bits out, Ignition has been rewired and new steering lock/barrel fitted, Along with a new cowling.
The drivers new glass is ordered and due to arrive tomorrow and next is to sort the passenger door out before sending off for painting.

Now as I was stuck waiting for the green tinted glass I decided to complete the conversion to 10" wheels as I had a nice set of split rims on Avons I thought would look the part, so heres a few pics...

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Up next is a new set of arches to cover the new wheels, and get them sprayed when Im getting the door done
fit the Spax dampers and adjustable cones / knuckle joints I have waiting to go on her
And change from a mechanical fuel pump to a facet solid state


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 3:43 pm 
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What Minis have you?: Mini miglea 1480cc

81' clubby estate
Location: Greystones,co Wicklow
Must get the finger out and get my own clubby back on the road!


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Fri Jan 09, 2015 5:08 pm 
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I remember seeing the thread on your clubby... a beauty, is yours in storage or do you need to do a bit of work?


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 9:12 pm 
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hmmm, think the 10's look a bit wierd man. i reckon you should go sportpack 13's with a hornet flip front :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

seriously tho, looks fab and some great mods. its soooooooo clean!!!

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Sun Jan 11, 2015 6:53 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
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Location: Between an A series and a G13B
10s really suit the Clubman in my opinion,like the split rims as well.

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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Mon Jan 12, 2015 9:53 am 
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maxi wrote:
hmmm, think the 10's look a bit wierd man. i reckon you should go sportpack 13's with a hornet flip front :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:

seriously tho, looks fab and some great mods. its soooooooo clean!!!


It was a toss of a coin to go the 13" sportspack route :lol: :lol:

Cheers Maxi , Its not quite as clean as id like, a few bits I want to tidy in the coming weeks :D

@kerryminiringo I agree its gotta be 10's on a slab front IMO :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: My 1980 1275gt
PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2015 9:47 am 
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What Minis have you?: Mini miglea 1480cc

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10s look great! Mines up in the garage with no engine and in need of front floor pans, finding it hard to get time to get it back together


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