Fresh air heater intake

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    Here is a pic of one (early metal)refitted by Tony Ennion, displayed at beaulieu a few years ago, I guess it would of been spot welded originally, perhaps that is why there are holes in it.

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    Hi Gray,

    Thanks for the e-Bay tip, I've banged a bid on. James's question was the result of a discussion we had lastnight. I've been looking for ametal one for a while, it seems incorrectly.

    I've just bought an old wreck of an 850, mainly to get the metal fitting, grrrrrrrrrrrr

    Regards

    Al

  3. I have noticed in John Parnell's book there is a change listed in May '66

    'Metal air intake gauze tube replaced by plastic unit'

    Does this refer to the round thing just behind the grille?

    I have never seen a plastic one, so if anyone has a photo…:)

    Also how were these fixed?

    This change is listed just after the plastic reducing adapters on the 'S'

    And before the change to plastic tube.

    J

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    I have a metal vent spare somewhere just needs a bit of a tweek where it was removed, if you guys are desperate. Gray

    Hey you can never have enough spares so the 850 will always be handy.

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    Thanks Gray,

    My car is a September build and should have the plastic one, so I'd be better to get one of them. Oddly, it doesn't seem to have ever had the fresh air tubefitted, the bulkhead plate seems untouched. It has had a bump in the front right corner and that probably explains why the part is missing, particularlynow that we know it was plastic.

    Regards

    Al

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    [b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b] ”

    JK sells the big hoses, but where can we get the small dia ones for late S cars?” He doe's the reducer kits too.
    🙂

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    Your right there James, the metal one spot welds to the slam panel and the side of the front panel, the lugs on the plastic on look to attach in the same positions with self tappers I imagine here's one on the bay. [url=http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MK-1-MINI-COOPER-S-AIR-HOSE-GRILL-NOS-GENUINE-BMC_W0QQitemZ290233475794QQihZ019QQcategoryZ43122QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/MK-1-MINI-COOPER-S-AIR-HOSE-GRILL-NOS-GENUINE-BMC_W0QQitemZ290233475794QQihZ019QQcategoryZ43122QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem[/url]Gray

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    Thanks Elanelise,

    I'll keep that in mind. What does the original small hoselook like, can anyone supply a photo? If I knew what I was looking for, I'd keep an eye out.

    Regards

    Al

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    JK's reducer kits are good, but they were originally white i think.

    According to Parnell, your pipe would have been the earlier non-plastic type, JK does the large dia ones, and you will need about half a length, i'm not sure if he sells short ones or not, also not sure if he does the small dia pipe, anyone know?

    J

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    [b]ka2s4 wrote: [/b] ”
    JK's reducer kits are good, but they were originally white i think.

    According to Parnell, your pipe would have been the earlier non-plastic type, JK does the large dia ones, and you will need about half a length, i'm not sure if he sells short ones or not, also not sure if he does the small dia pipe, anyone know?

    J” The small diameter pipe is with the kit,the shorter large rubber one's can be made on request,i'm waiting for one at the moment.
    Regards
    John

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    Al, my 1966 'S' was an Australian build and although it has a 'fresh air' type heater fitted, like yours, it has never had an air intake, so no 'grille' for it on the front panel, and just a blank screwed on to the bulkhead where the hose would normally pass through. Don't know if this was normal Australian practice as Oz cars are not that common here in the UK!

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    Hi Bob,

    Did you notice above that Gray had one. Now, I accept thathe offered it to me because I am one helluva fellow;) but you might be able to be nice to him and have him offer it to you too.I needa plastic one and the e-Bay one is springing upwards.

    Regards

    Al

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    Alasdair Brass wrote:
    “Hi Gray,

    I've just bought an old wreck of an 850, mainly to get the metal fitting, grrrrrrrrrrrr

    Regards

    Al

    At least with the plastic one you won't need to do any welding:D

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    minorparts wrote:
    “Al, my 1966 'S' was an Australian build and although it has a 'fresh air' type heater fitted, like yours, it has never had an air intake, so no 'grille' for it on the front panel, and just a blank screwed on to the bulkhead where the hose would normally pass through. Don't know if this was normal Australian practice as Oz cars are not that common here in the UK! ”

    Oz Cooper S's never had the fresh air pipe, due to the bulldust over there.

    I think it was dust, could have been s**t i suppose:P

    J

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    [b][/b] ”
    JThe small diameter pipe is with the kit,the shorter large rubber one's can be made on request,i'm waiting for one at the moment.
    Regards
    John”

    Hi John,

    Is the plastic screen in the kit too?

    Regards

    Al

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    Hello Al, the kit consists of the two reducer ends,plastic pipe and the wire clips,the plastic mesh grill is not included.
    Regards
    John

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    [b]Alasdair Brass wrote: [/b] “Hi Bob,

    Did you notice above that Gray had one. Now, I accept thathe offered it to me because I am one helluva fellow;) but you might be able to be nice to him and have him offer it to you too.I needa plastic one and the e-Bay one is springing upwards.

    Regards

    Al


    Can I put myself down as third in line for it….?:)

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    Well, guys, I got the e-Bay one but I had to pay! Thanks for the tip Gray, but I'm now 70 quid poorer !!!!!!! 😯 Ouch.

    Al

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    Well done Al, I know I had one a while ago, but having spent a long time in the garage looking this weekend I guess it must of got thrown out as it was not right for my 64 car.:(

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    [b]Alasdair Brass wrote: [/b] “Well, guys, I got the e-Bay one but I had to pay! Thanks for the tip Gray, but I'm now 70 quid poorer !!!!!!! 😯 Ouch.

    Al

    ” Hello Al,i don't like to break this news to you but i found these on the Minimail website last night,they are NOS Leyland,forth item down.

    [url=http://www.minimail.co.uk/products.jsp?q=heater]http://www.minimail.co.uk/products.jsp?q=heater[/url]

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    While we're on the subject,has anyone got a heater intake blanking plate/fitting to sell ? Don't think I can run to Alasdair's wallet size though. 😀

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    …. if you have 5040 yen to spare

    [url=http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://g-minimum.co.jp/blog/%3Fpage_id%3D25&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=6&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D24a1967%26hl%3Den]http://translate.google.co.uk/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://g-minimum.co.jp/blog/%3Fpage_id%3D25&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=6&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3D24a1967%26hl%3Den[/url]

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    5040 Yen works out at just over £ 24 that is ex shipping, might be worth the while for the people who need one

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    [b]android wrote: [/b] “Has anyone got a heater intake blanking plate/fitting to sell ? Don't think I can run to Alasdair's wallet size though. :D”

    Make me an offer.:D Bob

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    1071bob wrote:
    “[b]android wrote: [/b] “Has anyone got a heater intake blanking plate/fitting to sell ? Don't think I can run to Alasdair's wallet size though. :D”

    Make me an offer.:D Bob

    Bob,sent you a PM !

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    Hey guys, I have just found out I have a plastic grill for the fresh air heater. If anyone wants it, give me a yell. I dont need it, mine is metal

    Cheers, Colin

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    Hi guys,

    The spare metal one I have has been swapped for a plastic one, I didn't really need the plastic e-bay one after all!!!!! Grrrrrrrrrrrr. Anyway, I'll have a spare now.

    Al

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    i was joking ive not been to thailand it was china wow what a world.you can post them if you like that a bit over my head right not.lucky i have photos of it ive built other cars and took no photos, another car im building still, a lot bigger job than the mini like it took me well over two years to panel it it was a wreck only panel i didnt cut off was the roof skin,hp V8 with all the gear,i have not one photo of it,i started it over eight years ago andstill on the go.

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    Thanks for the intake grille, Colin, i got it this morning:)

    [IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj106/ka2s4/IMG_8152.jpg[/IMG]

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    richy59driver wrote:
    “my 1962  has the early fresh air heater

    it has the odd ball air intake fitted with shut off valve and cable!!!

    seen some of these heaters with the standard 'tea strainer' intake fitted too

    is this flap type one correct for an oct 62 car?

    i think it is as it should be,the car seems totally unmolested

    This one?
    [IMG]http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj106/ka2s4/IMG_7995.jpg[/IMG]

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    my 1962 has the early fresh air heater

    it has the odd ball air intake fitted with shut off valve and cable!!!

    seen some of these heaters with the standard 'tea strainer' intake fitted too

    is this flap type one correct for an oct 62 car?

    i think it is as it should be,the car seems totally unmolested

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    Hi – I've got one of these in the garage and was told its from an early Cooper but I can't validate it anywhere. I plan to fit it to my Mk1 S when I can get a large air intake duct from JK .

  33. just reading the thread,

    I need to get a reducer kit and intake gauze for my mk11 's' could you let me have details of JK ? I am not familiar with the initials.

    thanks

    jim

  34. Jim Drak wrote: “just reading the thread,

    I need to get a reducer kit and intake gauze for my mk11 's' could you let me have details of JK ? I am not familiar with the initials.

    thanks

    jim”
    [URL]http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=350312922641&ssPageName=ADME:B:SS:GB:1123[/URL] John Kelly MCR Mk1s registrar

  35. JK??

    Can someone enlighten me by supplying more detail on JK, AND any bright idea,s on where a suitable roof aerial can be obtained? I have seen some body on Ebay selling the right pattern for £42 ish but I once bought an MGA for that much so it seems an awful lot for a bit of chrome.
    Thanks

    Don

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