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PostPosted: Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:36 pm 
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Whats your location?: The Rebel County ...
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1972 mini 850
Modifications: None ( Well nearly none... ) twin 1"1/4 su carbs , KN filters, cooper freeflow manifold, RC40 single box side exit.
Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
Guess its about time I put some Pics up here.
Bought my first mini in September 2008 1993 RSP Cooper ( knew nothing about minis ) impulse buy ( but no regrets). Like all minis it needed some work and loved learning about its good and bad points. (Thanks for all the help guys) .
Any way this car is now sold and I will miss it. Its goin to a fellow club member in Cork.

When I saw this new mini a 1972 mini 850 I just wanted it . (another impluse buy)
With in 4 days RSP was sold and 850 was mine..

I know its goin to be a big change goin from 1275 to a 850 but as Billy says 850 is the new 1380 .. and after the spin in got from Dubin to Cork last Saturday morning I agree with Billy .. who needs superchargers...

Thanks to all who have helped me over the last 2 years with advise and thanks to the those who advised me on this little baby.

mini 850 was purchased from a true gentleman who is a club member and also makes a great cup of tea.. so thanks for that and I hope I can mind it as good as you did for the last 6 years.

some pics SO hello 850 ...and goodbye RSP

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:05 am 
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What Minis have you?: 1972 Mini
Location: Dublin
That 72 is one sweet car!!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:25 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Well done Eamonn,

That's a lovely car. Looking forward to seeing it out soon.

Another 850 for next year's MTM.

Billy


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:04 am 
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Whats your location?: Longford
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
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Modifications: 1380cc
Weber45
S/C CR gearbox and drop gears
Location: Longford
Tasty little motor, best of luck with it .

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:20 pm 
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What Minis have you?: 00 Cooper S
Location: Tallaght, Dublin
gorgeous

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:47 pm 
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Whats your location?: Between an A series and a G13B
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 61 van,68 MKII,
75 Clubman estate,
80 1275GT
91 RSP Cooper
Location: Between an A series and a G13B
Hope you enjoyed the spin home Eamonn,850's require a different driving style but I am sure you will get the hang of the technique after the next MTM.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:53 pm 
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Whats your location?: Carrick on shannon
Region: Western
What Minis have you?: 1980 mini saloon (fip) 1275cc
1969 Clubman gt historic rally car, 1380 c/r s/c dog box, split 45 webbers
1980 irish clubman estate
1969 mk2 retro rally car 1293 s/c gearbox
Location: roscommon
There a fantastic little engine, 34 bph 71 mp flat out, i did my first MTM with an 850 engine and it sang the whole way, best of look with the new buy


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PostPosted: Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:13 pm 
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wow. thats one absolutely gorgeous mini, bet its ten times the fun of the cooper too.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:31 pm 
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Whats your location?: Dublin
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1992 Mini City
Location: Lucan
Congrats.

Jealous.com!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:57 pm 
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What Minis have you?: 1988 Austin mini mk3
reshelled 998 jetblack special edition
Modifications: Stage 1. Sportspack replica archs - 13" sportspack wheels. Over rider kit on bumpers.
Half leather interior, Center console and wooden dash, clear lens.
Location: Dublin
I seen this mini about a couple of times. Really nice mini.
nice one, congratz...


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:47 pm 
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Whats your location?: The Rebel County ...
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1972 mini 850
Modifications: None ( Well nearly none... ) twin 1"1/4 su carbs , KN filters, cooper freeflow manifold, RC40 single box side exit.
Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
Cheers Gang.
Thanks for all those comments. :D
Only had a short few spins in it so far (work and home busy) but it gets better ever time I get in to it :D Super Drive.
Looking foward to the next run down here.
No plans to change anything bar a good service plugs points filter and all fluids to be changed oil,Brake, water , Rad removed and flushed, new hoses and water pump to be fitted, Rear seat belts to be fitted (keep my daughter happy) Heater cable to be replaced last one seized and finally it needs one sealed beam. Im even goin to leave the old MW LW Radio thats fitted....(RTE radio 1 and thats it)..................... Plans I Had it in my head ( Twin Carbs ,Freeflow Manfold, Rc40 , some retro 10" wheels and a works lamp bar in front and front disc conversion) but that will have to wait, it would be a shame to change anything on this... ( mini shell wanted pre 1980) ..

This car is staying as is..


Thanks again for looking.. 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:15 am 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Eamonn,

I hate to be the one to break the bad news but RTE radio 1 isn't on MW any more. You'll still get it hissily on LW252.

Billy


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:29 am 
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Whats your location?: The Rebel County ...
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1972 mini 850
Modifications: None ( Well nearly none... ) twin 1"1/4 su carbs , KN filters, cooper freeflow manifold, RC40 single box side exit.
Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
Ya Spot on Billy... Long Wave It Is..... Hissing and all.... Its in Keeping with the year of the car .. why change ... :D :D :D

Cheers 8)


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:16 am 
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Whats your location?: Longford
Region: Eastern
What Minis have you?: 1971 Mini Marcos.
1984 Mini Sprite
PROJECT X
Modifications: 1380cc
Weber45
S/C CR gearbox and drop gears
Location: Longford
Just get an eight track . 8)













Don't know if you can get them with an Ipod connection though.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:41 am 
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What Minis have you?: 97 rover cooper sportspack, a bloody metro and MY 61 mini van
Location: athboy, co. meath
http://www.foursprung.com/2006/05/car-a ... ultra.html

how about one of these...

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:10 pm 
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Whats your location?: The Rebel County ...
Region: Southern
What Minis have you?: 1972 mini 850
Modifications: None ( Well nearly none... ) twin 1"1/4 su carbs , KN filters, cooper freeflow manifold, RC40 single box side exit.
Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
mustard wrote:
http://www.foursprung.com/2006/05/car-audio-retro-radio-with-ultra.html

how about one of these...



Cheers Lads

I spotted this site as well
http://www.carandclassic.com/car/C72795?pt=pf
They convert old style to fm with mp3/ipod connection... ( Id better get writing that letter to Santa)

I could also hide second radio with remote control under rear seat ...

Not sure about the Eight Track do....

Radio 1 It is for now... 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:40 am 
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Whats your location?: Glenageary, South Dublin
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Location: Glenageary, South Dublin
Was just about to say get someone to convert the radio there are a few guys in the uk who do this or try these guys http://www.moss-europe.co.uk/Shop/ViewP ... ortOrder=2 it looks like an old radio but does everything a modern one does. Either way nice buy


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PostPosted: Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:57 pm 
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Whats your location?: Ballyhooly, North Cork
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What Minis have you?: 1967 Morris Cooper, 1967 Austin Mini auto, 1968 Wolseley Hornet x2, 1981 Clubman Estate
Location: Ballyhooly North Cork
Eamonn,

Here's how to knock a few more bhp out of your 850:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/1959-Morris-Mini- ... 3a6443e5dc

Billy


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