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need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:30 am
by mymini1969
looking for distributer cap and rotor for starts.

Re: need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 2:52 am
by books1
Are you talking about a Morris Mini, or just an alternative description for the Subaru 360?

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Re: need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:17 am
by 2stroketurbo
books1 wrote:Are you talking about a Morris Mini, or just an alternative description for the Subaru 360?

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Appears to be a Subaru 360 VIN

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Re: need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 11:28 am
by subaru360nut
I checked the master list and this is the second lowest VIN I have for a pickup.
That means it is PROBABLY a '68, if it has a 3-speed transaxle it is definitely
a '68. Some items are different for the '68 but look at P. 27, 28, and 100 in
the BOOK OF REPRINTS and you will see all the points and condensers and caps
and rotors that were used on all the Subaru 360s imported by Subaru of America
AND the earlier Sambars imported by Sutherland.

Ed

Re: need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:59 pm
by books1
2stroketurbo wrote:
2 years ago
books1 wrote:Are you talking about a Morris Mini, or just an alternative description for the Subaru 360?

:?
Appears to be a Subaru 360 VIN

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Ah, I see. I think..... (I've always described the Subaru 360 as a micro car! :D )

Re: need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Thu Sep 06, 2018 9:23 pm
by mymini1969
subaru360nut wrote:
2 years ago
I checked the master list and this is the second lowest VIN I have for a pickup.
That means it is PROBABLY a '68, if it has a 3-speed transaxle it is definitely
a '68. Some items are different for the '68 but look at P. 27, 28, and 100 in
the BOOK OF REPRINTS and you will see all the points and condensers and caps
and rotors that were used on all the Subaru 360s imported by Subaru of America
AND the earlier Sambars imported by Sutherland.

Ed
My subaru is a pickup with a 3spd.i looked up the part numbers from the pages you referenced.stop by a few local auto parts stores ,no luck they couldnt help me.is there any place on line i can purchase the cap and rotors .we also have a van with a 4spd.each distributer is different.want to get them running before i start on other parts.

Re: need help identifying exact year of my mini so i can get parts.vin# k153L2288

Posted: Fri Sep 07, 2018 12:06 pm
by subaru360nut
The BOR will show you which of the 4 distributors you have.
ANY of the 4 can be used in ANY Subaru 360 engine, but the
parts are not interchangeable from one of the 4 to another.

If the '68 (3-speed) has the HITACHI on P. 100 see the CLASSIFIEDS
in the current newsletter for points etc.

Points for HITACHI on P. 28 have not been available for decades BUT
you can polish the points and reuse them, use a new generic condenser
with the same capacitance as the old one. I used to get 50,000 miles
out of one set of Hitachi points by polishing them every 10K

NIPPON-DENSO dist. parts (used by factory in sedans, not Sambars
but will work fine in either) may still be available, see P. 368 in BOR.

These points can also be polished and reused with a new geeneric
condenser (different capacitance from HITACHI.

HITACHI caps never wear out because there is no contact, clean out any carbon tracks
and polish the 4 metal nodes inside the cap and the inside of the holes where the
spark plug wires go with wire brush on a Dremel tool.

Polish metal ends of HITACHI rotor with wire wheel.

Ed