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 Post subject: Couple of questions
PostPosted: Sat Apr 03, 2021 11:50 am 
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Hello just have a couple of questions. I tried a search but couldn't really find m uch and the pictures I could were a bit blurry. So what should a Mk 1 wiper motor look like and also what colour is the switch panel on a Mk 1? Thanks in advance

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The switch panel was Silver birch - same as the rims.

The Wiper motor was either a DR3 or DR3A. Here is a late 1967 Cooper S Wiper Motor.

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So by the looks of it the wiper motor top (where the date etc is) is zinc plated and the bottom is it the same or zinc plated gold?

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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carter wrote:
So by the looks of it the wiper motor top (where the date etc is) is zinc plated and the bottom is it the same or zinc plated gold?


Here are some pics of unrestored cars. The colour difference might be from different materials between the body and lid. I am not sure as so many years have gone by.
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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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carter wrote:
... or zinc plated gold?

Pretty sure the cover plates were silver until the negative earth version of the Australian 12AUW round-bodied motor appeared. The plate was then plated "gold" (actually yellow chromate) to differentiate externally from the earlier positive earth version, according to the engineering drawing.

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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I would suggest that the square body of the motor was finished in grey hammertone.
Can send a photo of my mini's wiper motor tomorrow if interested.


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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Bill b that would be great.

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Agree with Bill B. The body is hammertone Grey.

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carter wrote:
Bill b that would be great.


Just saw your reply.

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Thanks for the picture bill really appreciate it.

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Bill B just noticed that rubber weather seal across the top of the channel. Is that original? Is it a good idea to fit one?


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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Bill B just noticed that rubber weather seal across the top of the channel. Is that original? Is it a good idea to fit one?

It’s funny I was looking through the 850 parts book just the other day and noticed they had one listed. It’s part # 14A9010 which sticks onto the rear edge of the engine bay, which looks like an “L” profile. The clip on style like Bill’s looks good too

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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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Bill B just noticed that rubber weather seal across the top of the channel. Is that original? Is it a good idea to fit one?


I am fairly sure it is not original. Most minis used that flat strip of foam rubber glued to the bottom of the gutter that always seemed to breed rust under it.
It is similar to the door opening and rear quarter window seals using pinchweld bonded to an extrusion.
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I think it came from Mini King when he was at Milperra. I have another one on the mini K too. Always had goodies bins with throw-out items, cheap, for the impulse buyers.

Whether it's a good idea is up to you. Getting rid of the original foam strip is a good idea, though!
I just thought it made the engine bay look a bit classy and it might just dampen the bonnet a bit.


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
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Bill B wrote:
I think it came from Mini King when he was at Milperra. I have another one on the mini K too. Always had goodies bins with throw-out items, cheap, for the impulse buyers.


couldn't find one where he was opp Bankstown Aerodrome :D


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 Post subject: Re: Couple of questions
PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2021 11:10 am 
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Ah... those ads were soft porn for mini people - all those bare gearbox photos.
And where would you get a new 1275 head for $80 these days?

Someone else ran similar ads laid out like this for years too. Was it Fabres in Marrickville?


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