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In with the OLD and out with the New

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EAMOSPUD
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Whats your location?: The Rebel County ...
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What Minis have you?: 1972 mini 850
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Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
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In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by EAMOSPUD » Tue Sep 07, 2010 11:36 pm

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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by oel159 » Wed Sep 08, 2010 12:05 am

That 72 is one sweet car!!

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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by Billy » Wed Sep 08, 2010 9:25 am

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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:04 am

Tasty little motor, best of luck with it .
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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by smur89 » Thu Sep 09, 2010 9:20 pm

gorgeous

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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by kerryminigringo » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:47 pm

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.
Real Clubmans have a square nose.Seriously.

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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by joebe1 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 8:53 pm

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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by maxi » Sat Sep 11, 2010 10:13 pm

wow. thats one absolutely gorgeous mini, bet its ten times the fun of the cooper too.

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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by Tony Cooney » Sat Sep 18, 2010 10:31 pm

Congrats.

Jealous.com!!!!


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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by neasha » Mon Sep 20, 2010 5:57 pm

I seen this mini about a couple of times. Really nice mini.
nice one, congratz...

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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by EAMOSPUD » Mon Sep 20, 2010 10:47 pm

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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by Billy » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:15 am

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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Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by EAMOSPUD » Tue Sep 21, 2010 9:29 am

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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by The Marcos Graveyard » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:16 am

Just get an eight track . 8)













Don't know if you can get them with an Ipod connection though.
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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by mustard » Tue Sep 21, 2010 11:41 am

If ya can't fix it with a hammer, its an electrical problem!

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EAMOSPUD
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Location: Blarney, Co.Cork.
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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by EAMOSPUD » Tue Sep 21, 2010 10:10 pm

mustard wrote:http://www.foursprung.com/2006/05/car-a ... 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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by briain » Sat Oct 02, 2010 4:40 am

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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Re: In with the OLD and out with the New

Post by Billy » Fri Mar 18, 2011 1:57 pm

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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