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 Posted: Oct 16, 2018 07:57AM
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Ended up replacing choke cable when my fix broke. Scratched hands trying to work behind that small dash.

 Posted: Oct 15, 2018 02:05PM
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yes..  I drove one my minis today.. I am down just four personal minis now.. off in my morgan 4/4 now.. later bc

 Posted: Oct 15, 2018 08:13AM
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Been tinkering with the idle and low rpm roughness.  Found the choke not opening completely when I push in the lever.  Then a small adjustment in the timing.

Sunday drove up the JET Motors for a barbecue with the Oregon Mini group.  Only the second time I've met with this group.  Good People and nice cars.

 Posted: Oct 14, 2018 07:11PM
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Not this weekend but last weekend, yes.

Friday-Sunday four of us in classic Minis enjoyed a 700 mile 3-day "Mini Lap of Virgina". The route included a run down Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Pkwy. Both of these roads are extremely scenic with no traffic, traffic lights or stop signs, and only a handful of minor intersections encountered in six hours of driving. On Saturday we participated in a British car show, which had 7 Minis out of approx. 125-130 cars.

Harvey...with your new tires and hopefully your brake issues worked out, perhaps you'll be ready for Turkey Run 6 next month. Plans are being finalized for a round trip run down thru the OBX/Oregon Inlet/Manteo/Edenton etc. Announcement coming soon.

 Posted: Oct 13, 2018 02:28PM
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Well, I drove 2 today. Moke in morning, and then S in afternoon.  Sadly, something failed in S (knock,knock BANG!) and I've been waiting 2 hours for Triple AAA to get me back, and they say they are still an hour away because of "traffic".

Hopefully something as simple as gear linkage or even clutch, but on side of road on big hill I simply can't get underneath to see.

 Posted: Oct 12, 2018 07:21PM
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I didn't necessarily plan on making 'Rosebud' my daily driver—but it has become just that. Weekends are for "special" trips, right after Cars & Coffee of course.

https://www.facebook.com/notes/poser-motorsports/saturday-morning-loop/1873681952704472/

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Oct 12, 2018 07:18PM
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Originally Posted by mediumcool
I dislike it when people walk by and not look at it. 
Right? I've gotten so used to people making a fuss, I actually resent it when someone doesn't. That's sick, man.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Oct 12, 2018 05:53PM
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The sun shone, so ran errands with Moke. Wasn't warm, but was still fun.

 Posted: Sep 10, 2018 06:28PM
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yes, out with my new Michelins. First new tires in 16 yrs. The old Pirellis had tread left, but I figured they were getting a bit brittle. The new ride is smoother/softer with the extra new rubber.

Also, while I was at it, one of the 16 yr old Pirellis has replaced the (?) 28 yr old spare Dunlop.

 Posted: Sep 10, 2018 03:52PM
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Yes, my '68 Mini. Not a Cooper of any kind, but a Mini none the less. I like to take it for coffee and sit a little distance away and watch reactions to it. It's great when people, especially young women notice it and smile and say: "Oh my God look at that little car". I dislike it when people walk by and not look at it. They are not my people. I have absolutely nothing in common with them except the latte they are drinking. They are not "car people". 

I like it when a wife says: "Look at the Fiat honey" and the husband corrects her with a slightly annoyed: "it's a mini". Those are my people.
Indeed, the word "Mini" should be reserved for any classic Mini.

Cooper S people are way cool, too cool. But a Mini is a Mini and a real car person cannot avoid noticing a Mini whether they love it or hate it.  

 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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Quote:
Originally Posted by mur
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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Quote:
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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"Hang on a minute lads....I've got a great idea."

 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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Quote:
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

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