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Hi and thanks for allowing me to join your group!

I've been interested in mechanical things for years - my last project was to completely re-build a 1973 Mini 1275 GT...

But today, I inherited something very special and I think I might need some expert help to restore it back to its former glory!

I know nothing about this beautiful girl apart from the suggestion that the boiler is made from a shell case. She clearly needs stripping, cleaning, lubricating and lots of TLC...

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
 

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The little engine should clean up fine.
What is diameter of flywheel for scale?
Any pics of the mini 1275 GT?
Cheers
EDIT: I forgot to mention it looks quite similar to a PM#1 engine
 
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The little engine should clean up fine.
What is diameter of flywheel for scale?
Any pics of the mini 1275 GT?
Cheers
EDIT: I forgot to mention it looks quite similar to a PM#1 engine
Hi and thanks for your reply!

The flywheel is about 12½cm diameter... I could post more pictures with a scale if it helped...?

There is a link here to the 1275 GT restoration but they are mostly 'during' I need to add more of the 'after' pics to this folder...


But here is one...
 

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Well, a little known fact: Cyprus made the largest postage stamp ever made. it is about the size of a medium sized letter. I just happen to have one. ;)
 

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