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 Posted: Apr 29, 2018 11:22AM
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Took it out today as well as yesterday!!! Enjoyed EVERY SECOND OF IT!!

 Posted: Apr 29, 2018 08:05AM
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Finally off the jack stands after fitting new headliner.... What I thought would be a couple of weekends turned into several months. Beautiful day, nice little drive cut short when the it started to pour and I learned the wipers never made it back onto the car after replacing the windshield.

 Posted: Apr 16, 2018 10:14AM
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Another week of winter. We are getting our share of the ice storm, so no Mini-ing any time soon. Watched the snow plow/sanding truck almost spin out on the turning circle of our cul-de-sac. Looks more like a skid pad today. The trees around our house are currently dropping ice-cube- sized chunks of ice and branches everywhere. Couldn't even get to the garage if I wanted to.

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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 Posted: Apr 16, 2018 06:06AM
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I drove my late nineties Whitehall Beige Mini Kensington today. It has been in the garage for months, so in order to start it I had to put the key in and turn it. Like any other car. My brother in law then took it for an extended drive while I swept the garage floor. A short time later I drove it to the grocery store to get a few items for this evening’s supper. I am seriously considering changing the CD in the stereo from Coldplay to either 54:40 or maybe The Pursuit of Happiness. 

It is quite a nice car to drive.

10+cm of snow is expected tonight starting at 3:00 a.m. I do not expect to drive the mini tomorrow.
Slammed 72 km on the mini yesterday. 2 cm of snow has already fallen, the mini will stay garaged for a week. 

 Posted: Apr 16, 2018 05:44AM
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Originally Posted by Alex
Yeah, I drove Betty at the weekend !
Interesting binnacle and tach. I think I like it.

The binnacle is a prototype DSN RetroSport one that never made it into production.  They do make other 3-clock dashes, just not like this one. 

The rev counter is a Smiths one, and is very useful for sellotaping a camera to - the video from Monza was a normal compact camera taped to it !

 Posted: Apr 15, 2018 08:59PM
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I drove my late nineties Whitehall Beige Mini Kensington today. It has been in the garage for months, so in order to start it I had to put the key in and turn it. Like any other car. My brother in law then took it for an extended drive while I swept the garage floor. A short time later I drove it to the grocery store to get a few items for this evening’s supper. I am seriously considering changing the CD in the stereo from Coldplay to either 54:40 or maybe The Pursuit of Happiness. 

It is quite a nice car to drive.

10+cm of snow is expected tonight starting at 3:00 a.m. I do not expect to drive the mini tomorrow.

 Posted: Apr 4, 2018 10:32AM
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165's Steve.

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: Apr 4, 2018 09:42AM
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Nope. Got to watch the snow plow go by dropping more salt on the road.

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 Posted: Apr 4, 2018 04:38AM
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I guess so, drove CTR-ALEX like most days, drove a yellow mayfair and a red rallye rep. The little 998 mayfair gives very good mileage and is willing at 70 mph all day. New or newly rebuilt everything under. Fully adjustable on car, hi lo s springs. Adjustable shocks, only thing hurting is old tires. I'm thinking they have gone square from sitting. OK here's a question, it has 30 th. flares and 5x12 alloys the current 145 s don't fill the flares but do everything a 998 needs. Buying new tires the option of 165 s on 5's filling the flares will most likely reduce MPG and maybe MPH. But there won't be many turns you can't take as fast as you can get it to go. 

165s or 145s what did you drive on? Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Apr 3, 2018 06:56PM
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Originally Posted by Alex
Yeah, I drove Betty at the weekend !
Interesting binnacle and tach. I think I like it.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Apr 3, 2018 05:35PM
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the moke I drove today

 Posted: Apr 3, 2018 05:31AM
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I drove my 66 UK moke today..  about 77F here again today..  later bc

 Posted: Apr 2, 2018 03:04PM
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I drove mine to work this morning, around town to find parts for the Renault, and then put it to bed in my garage to get the afternoon flight. It will have to rest for a while til I get back.

 Posted: Apr 2, 2018 10:38AM
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I drive my mini everyday. That's all I own.

 Posted: Mar 22, 2018 01:34AM
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A chap called Tim Wickens in Bridgwater - quite a skilled fellow !

 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 04:49PM
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Originally Posted by Alex
Yeah, I drove Betty at the weekend !
Alex, who painted your Mini?

IF IT WEREN'T FOR PHYSICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, I'D BE UNSTOPPABLE

 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 02:55PM
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Yeah, I drove Betty at the weekend !

 Posted: Mar 21, 2018 01:49PM
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The car has passed the out of province pending I repair one rear brake piston that was leaking slightly. Calgary and the snow is starting to clear up, I figure by mid next week the mini might make it out. Running way to rich though 13.5 on the wideband just varying it between 2000 and 5000 RPM from the garage onto the driveway and back in. Thats as far as I can safely drive it without salting it right up. Going to see if I cant get a tune booked for April. Weather is hitting plus temps everyday though so I am getting happier. 

 Posted: Mar 20, 2018 06:08PM
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  • Okay, I think I sorted out how to post a picture.

IF IT WEREN'T FOR PHYSICS AND LAW ENFORCEMENT, I'D BE UNSTOPPABLE

 Posted: Mar 19, 2018 05:10PM
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Not me, headliner replaced, windows hopefully this weekend!!! Odd the draft excluders for the rear quarters seem to have shrunk.....

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