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06-27-2003, 10:46 PM
Putting together a 1964 850 lhd with areplacement 1275 austin america motor/trans/diff. missing a title & VIN. DOES ANYONE IN THE US or Canada have one for sale?

PETE graemlins/hammer.gif

06-28-2003, 12:24 AM
Hi Pete,

Have you ever checked out Mini Mania - www.minimania.com (https://www.minimania.com) or a nice Canadian site - www.miniportal.ca (https://www.miniportal.ca)

I'm sure these websites would offer additional support.

06-28-2003, 11:59 AM
You'd best get a title from a car here in the U.S.

If you get a Canadian title, in order to register it here in the U.S. you'll have to show a receipt from U.S. Customs that you've paid the duty on it.

Check with the DMV in your state, but that's the way it works here in Mini-Sota.

However, many states will issue a new title for a car this old if you tell 'em you bought it as a junker without a title, and restored it. Call your DMV and see what they say.

Also, besides the new engine and transmission, I strongly suggest that you consider upgrading to disc brakes on your "baby". The 850 had single leading shoe brakes....which were marginal even for the 850. With a 1275 in there, you're going to need A LOT more brakes!

MiniMania is running a special on a disc brake conversion until the 4th of July:


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