Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

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Robin Jones
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Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Robin Jones » Wed Jul 03, 2013 19:40

I've sourced a set ot twin 1-1/4" SU's along with the manifold, linkage & heat shields. They're all off at the "spa" (rebuilder/polisher)
As much as I would like an original Cooper box, they seem to be rocking horse poop and the few I've seen for sale command a very high price. (If one of you lot has a spare, contact me and forget what I said about high price.)
So, I'm looking for something that would look "period correct", allow enough air through to do the job and be able to hook up my rocker cover breather hose..... Bonus points if I can source on this side of the swamp. (North America. But, that's not a deal breaker.)
So, those of you with twins, whatcha using?
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Wally2 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 19:48

Hi Robin,
One on e-bay
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/mini-cooper-t ... t_26wt_958
up in next 15 mins so hurry up!
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Wally2 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 19:54

Robin, if you hurry and want this one, I could bid for you and send it on to you.
No bidders as yet.
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Wally2 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 20:09

Hi robin,
Went for £63.09. never mind keep looking!
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Robin Jones » Wed Jul 03, 2013 20:12

Dog-gone work got in the way.... I was only off the interweb thingy for a little while. :(
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Wally2 » Wed Jul 03, 2013 20:35

Hi Robin,
I've asked at my local classic mini specialists if he has one he doesnt want. Will let you know.
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Nigel(no top)Sykes » Sat Jul 13, 2013 11:51

I think I've got on kicking rond my garage, but being as this conversation was going on while I was away you'll have to let me know if you still want me to look for it when I get home (and unpacked )
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Robin Jones » Sat Jul 13, 2013 18:28

Nigel,
Thanks for the offer. I suppose I should've come back here and posted that we have it sorted. Found a Cooper airbox over at Nick's Min-e-bitz... A bit pricey but not as dear as I've seen 'em go for.
Now, to wait on the carb rebuilder/polisher & the exhaust manifold.... and sending the manifold out for coating.... I figure that I should have it up 'n running on twins by the end of the decade. :roll:
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Wally2 » Tue Jul 23, 2013 13:48

Hi Robin,
Glad you got fixed up at Nick's, have you received it yet? If so was it ok?
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Re: Suggestions-air filter twin 1-1/4 SU's

Post by Robin Jones » Wed Aug 14, 2013 23:10

Yes, the airbox arrived in outstanding condition. (As expected. I've had dealings in the past with Nick)
This is what it's going to pretty much cover up:
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A few more pieces to gather together & we'll try it out. I figure that, if it doesn't brighten up the 850 much, I can always flog 'em to someone else.
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