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 Posted: Feb 8, 2019 08:09PM
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damn.. - 43. colder than the ex redhead tiny BLACK heart..  back down to 25 F.. tonight.   stay warm..  later bc

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Sure....rub it in Bill......karma will get you yet...ha.

What's worse....supposed to be slightly colder tonight !lol... (insert insane sort of laughter here )

warmed up to -43 this am btw..lol

 

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Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Feb 7, 2019 06:30PM
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Sure....rub it in Bill......karma will get you yet...ha.

What's worse....supposed to be slightly colder tonight !lol... (insert insane sort of laughter here )

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Feb 7, 2019 06:47AM
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spitz..record high here today in Earl NC.. will hit 80F..  out  to run now. with just running shorts.  my  Spira running shoes and No shirt.  I will get the morgan out today..  later bc

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Pretty sure the coldest I've seen.
Was -45 when I woke up......for those on the old fashioned scale, that's -49F

 

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"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Jan 20, 2019 11:18AM
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Bumper skiing was bumper shagging in Detroit, made sure mom bought us nylon soled shoes for the dry spots

 Posted: Jan 20, 2019 09:49AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Spitz
Dam Dan...what sort of Canuck are you....its neighbourhood
In this here neighbourhood
(mumblemumblemumble) spellchecker.

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2019 09:40PM
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Dam Dan...what sort of Canuck are you....its neighbourhood
In this here neighbourhood

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Jan 19, 2019 08:11AM
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I'm talking the mid forties , world war 11 raging in the world and we in Canada were pretty well immune from it except for the the 3 Scottish kids moved out here to get away from the bombings

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 Posted: Jan 19, 2019 07:04AM
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Originally Posted by oldminimover49
Yes, agree, cold is cold but there were pluses as a kid growing up,

road hockey, with. Road apples *

Bumper skiing 

unlimited free ice ice pond skating

Hot chocolate

frozen toes

tongue stuck on frozen metal  pole

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Gee you must have lived in a rich neighbourhood where people owned horses!
"Bumper skiing" we called "bunking". No skis involved... just a passing vehicle going slow enough where you could get in behind and grab hold of the back bumper and slide along in your boots. OK on snow-covered road, but watch out for bare spots!

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OMG....just gets worse....lol  ( that's-38.2 on the old F s ale

 

"Everybody should own a MINI at some point, or you are incomplete as a human being" - James May

"WET COOPER", Partsguy1 (Terry Snell of Penticton BC ) - Could you send the money for the unpaid parts and court fees.
Ordered so by a Judge

 

 

 

 Posted: Jan 19, 2019 05:23AM
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Yes, agree, cold is cold but there were pluses as a kid growing up,

road hockey, with. Road apples *

Bumper skiing 

unlimited free ice ice pond skating

Hot chocolate

frozen toes

tongue stuck on frozen metal  pole

Big AL

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Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Jan 19, 2019 04:52AM
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Back in my youth when you could buy a used Mini for around C$200, I drove mine in the winter. For cold weather (-20 to -40) I had an electric dipstick heater. I could remove the dipstick and put in the heater and plug it in for the night. When it gets that cold, other things like wheel bearings, shocks and tires also get very stiff. If you didn't shift quickly enough, you'd lose momentum to the point you'd have to shift down again. The solution was to drive slowly in 1st gear until things loosened up. By then the driver would be getting stiff from the cold because of the Mini heater.

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 Posted: Jan 18, 2019 11:06PM
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Speaking of weather...as we are  

I'm going to be in Calgary in early May and then travelling south down the Rockies for a few weeks.

Anyone care to comment on what the weather will be like (mins/maxes etc).... should  bring my shorts....

Cheers, Ian

 Posted: Jan 18, 2019 08:55PM
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My delicate winter sojourn on Dewdney Ave Regina back in 1989 saw one night at minus 49C with a minus 95c windchill. To quote WC Fields..."not fit for man nor beast".  

If it's not Scottish....it's crap! (Cry of the Mini Tartan Owners' Clan)

 Posted: Jan 18, 2019 12:32PM
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mini mover.. at -37F.. almost too COLD to drink red stripes.. ?/but think I could get it done..When I imported first two minis , I shipped them to  Nova Scotia in dec 31, 96.. it was -30 with 60 MPH wind.. and then we had FIVE feet of snow on the way to Carp Ontario to drop off at Robs at MINI MAN..   even the Cognac FROZE under the front seat of the white mini..  ( fat ricky was driving my Ford.. what  a trip.. stayed in Quebec City for almost a month..  later bc 

 Posted: Jan 18, 2019 09:31AM
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That electric one on BaT would
It would need a heater under it to warm up the oil at least that is what happened with the wifey's  car in the late 70's in Vermont while she was up there skiing.
Maybe the issue is not as bad with newer cars running that the thin oils they use today but with good old 20 w 50 in there i would guarantee ti would be a non starter, it would not be an issue for me i would be inside where it was warmer LOL.

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make a car lighter and it's faster everywhere. Colin Chapman.

 Posted: Jan 18, 2019 07:49AM
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malsal.. would big al moke even crank at -37 F?/ or any moke ?? oil would be like.. gum

 Posted: Jan 18, 2019 06:21AM
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Guess he is not a buyer for your Moke then eh

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: Jan 18, 2019 06:10AM
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just heard from Spitz in Prince Albert, Saskatchewan, Western Canada, tempature is minus37,

In fact, the Brass Monkey is missing as well. LOL

 BIG AL

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