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 Posted: Sep 23, 2019 12:10PM
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The pickup truck fits in well on the rural roads to the East of me.

Bonus points to anyone who can identify the THREE british vehicles in the last picture...

 Posted: May 14, 2019 02:20PM
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Originally Posted by croc7
Ok, Peter, its been 7 months since you had the ‘knock, knock, BANG’ with the ‘S’-what’s the diagnosis??
Loose hub. Quick fix

 Posted: May 13, 2019 08:56PM
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Ok, Peter, its been 7 months since you had the ‘knock, knock, BANG’ with the ‘S’-what’s the diagnosis??

 

"To catch one, you need one"....John Cooper

 Posted: May 13, 2019 10:09AM
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I passed it a few times walking through the garage today. My wife and I are in transition of our "family" vehicle - bought a new-to-us Jeep Liberty to replace the 2004 Suzuki Grand Vitara, which we need to sell off (good for a parts source). That means we are currently a 4-vehicle family with a single width driveway. The Mini is first in, last out. We haven't even had time to take the Jeep for a spin.

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 Posted: May 13, 2019 07:57AM
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Spring in Oregon.  Drove over to Salem to check out two golf courses, a little Taco Bell and then hit a couple Vineyards for a taste and some back roads on the way home. As long as you don't need to go over 60 my car is a kick to drive.

 Posted: May 13, 2019 06:44AM
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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
Drove the red 1960 woody estate to a club luncheon on Saturday, ran great, only mini in the London ( Ontari0 Sports Car Club

Mosrly, Healeys , MGB’s, Spitfires,Jags etc., members look like they are lining up for the funeral home but, that in fact is the Brit car hobby ( Except mini clubs)

Big AL
I have to admit, this hobby makes me feel young  

 Posted: May 13, 2019 06:31AM
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My remarks were tongue in cheek, but alas, it is what it is ..............

Big AL

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Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: May 13, 2019 06:20AM
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Age is factoring into particpation in the Healey Club,    Half of the participants brought their modern rides for 'rain security.

 

Few grandchildren were the Pilots of their Grandfather/Grandmothers cars which was nice to see. Cars are being handed down to those staying in the hobby... Good to see, but numbers are dwindling. 

Mini's are seeming to hold a younger population, but 'high value sale prices will keep some from participating..
     But still good cars are legal now up till 1994 here in the US.. Keeping mini's going! Thanks Japan

 Posted: May 13, 2019 06:09AM
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Drove the red 1960 woody estate to a club luncheon on Saturday, ran great, only mini in the London ( Ontari0 Sports Car Club

Mosrly, Healeys , MGB’s, Spitfires,Jags etc., members look like they are lining up for the funeral home but, that in fact is the Brit car hobby ( Except mini clubs)

Big AL

oldminimover@gmail.com

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: May 13, 2019 04:33AM
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Drove a customers 60' today... sorting out a new carb  on a 'new build"



Spent last month in a pickup commuting.
NEED to pull the Moke out but its been SUPER WET,

Participated in a Austin Healey club Rally .  TSD  with both my Pickup + 63 Sedan  Fun event.

 Posted: May 12, 2019 09:47PM
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The Pickup and the S both got outings today...

 Posted: Nov 12, 2018 09:19AM
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Those are great Whee!

 Posted: Nov 12, 2018 07:46AM
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 Posted: Nov 1, 2018 03:39PM
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45 min drive one way in my mini to a nearby town to visit an amateur restorer.
He had about 8 ugly 1950s American cars, including flathead V-8s.
Those engines alone weighed more than my mini. The bumpers belonged on dumptrucks.
He had zero curiosity about my mini. I am not sure it registered to him that it was a car.

 Posted: Nov 1, 2018 02:29PM
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I’m done, nothing but rain and cold from the start of September. Putting it up Saturday.

 Posted: Oct 30, 2018 05:57AM
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6-8 inches of snow forecast today. Got the Moke out before it started

 Posted: Oct 26, 2018 12:00PM
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Just got back from Mini-ing around Nepean.
Colder than Florida! Nice to have a Mini heater that works (and doesn't leak!). Once warmed up, she ran very well... even generating a little unintended wheel-spin once or twice. I suspect the cold air being inducted helped in the power production. No hills or twisties unfortunately... just suburban and collector roads.

The sad part is that SNOW is forecast for this weekend, so it may be the last Mini drive for this year. Minis are fun in winter...except for the road salt and brine they put on the roads.

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 Posted: Oct 26, 2018 05:26AM
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Just got back from Moken around Florida, camping in North Florida with 4 other Mokes and one Mini, 4 days around 875 miles fun times.

If in doubt, flat out. Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

Give a car more power and it goes faster on the straights,
make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Oct 25, 2018 02:23PM
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Originally Posted by elpez
...  Also the ones that expect you to roll down the passenger window to talk to them at a light.  I reckon they do not realize that I do not have power windows.
Short arms too?

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 Posted: Oct 25, 2018 07:47AM
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Yes, actually drove it all week as a daily driver, to work, meetings, lunch, and back home, over 350 miles.  95,000 miles over 17 years.  Last nite the temp gauge did not work, will try to get that fixed this weekend.  After 18 years of Mini ownership, I am still amazed that some people think that they can have a conversation with you going 75 in the expressway from the adjacent lane.  Also the ones that expect you to roll down the passenger window to talk to them at a light.  I reckon they do not realize that I do not have power windows.

Did meet some pretty cool people that came to the office yesterday and were familiar with Minis.  Always a pleasure to drive it.  Need two tires.

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