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 Posted: Feb 11, 2020 12:02PM
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according to the profile been here since 2004. seems right around the time I bought the third mini. first one was in the 80's for 125 bucks and came with a baby barn full of parts! I popped riveted a floor in it and drove the doors off for six months. second one was early 90's then not until March 04. now have 3 and a half in the garage. (one is on a suzuki 4x4 frame) 
this used to be the opening page for the browser. 
Now only show up when I can't figure something out that hasn't gone wrong before. which is not often now. 
only post when I can't find the answer by searching.


Once you replace everything that is attached to something else. It will all be fixed.

 Posted: Jan 12, 2020 10:16AM
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Wow, 20 years, Didn't realize it had been that long.

Bill 

"Aaa the Luftwaffe, the Washington generals of the history channel"

2006 Time magazine person of the year.

 Posted: Jan 7, 2020 08:54PM
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Bo Derrek. can cook?  scary thoughts .. can she speak??

 Posted: Jan 7, 2020 01:37PM
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Got a kid in the Land Rover business.....Diesel Rover. : )

I always thought old cars were expensive......then I got an ex-wife Yell

 Posted: Jan 6, 2020 05:01PM
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Hadn't posted to this thread due to trying to resurrect my old user name "Blue Surf" from early 90's through around 2007. I guess MM terminated it so I created a new one. Acquired my MK1 in 1989 as a non-running old SCCA car and slowly restored into a vintage race/street car over 10 years. Sold to a fellow in Austin, TX in 2006 and he later sold to someone else in the mid-west who raced it. I moved onto a 73' 2002tii and did the bow vintage thing for the next 8 years. I've been off the MM board since around 2007. Good to see a lot of the old guard still hear along with new folks. Back now looking for another mini.

Garry

 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 07:25PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by 1963SV2
All well at this end...  Dry is bad but windy makes it worse.  Extreme conditions forecast for tomorrow so we're standing up the Fire Shed.... just in case.

Cheers, Ian
You reminded me of the time 30 years ago when I had been searching nationwide for a particular Porsche 911. Coincidently, I found one locally. I had put 50% cash down and was arranging financing while the car remained with its owner when this huge 50k acre brush fire broke out. I was a fire battalion chief at the time and was assigned 5 fire engines and 20 firefighters to protect this gated community that was 1 mile away from the fire and in its path. In a garage in the middle of the neighborhood sat my Porsche.

Normally I would have dispatched 4 engines to each corner of the neighborhood and 1 engine to the center. Somewhat selfishly, I sent 2 engines to patrol the perimeter and 3 engines to surround the garage that held my car. The wind shifted and the fire spared the neighborhood. I picked up my smoky smelling car the next week.

Fun fact: Bo Derrek lived in the house next to where my car was stored. She saw the 3 fire trucks parked in front of her home and must have thought we were giving her special treatment. She spent the next day and a half baking us pies and making sandwiches and lemonade. Good times.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 03:29PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by helpmymini
I started asking questions when I got my first mini in 2003. I didn't know exactly what I had and boy did everyone give me hell about it. I said I had a 1967 Cooper S. Immediately the gurus came to the table to tell me more Cooper S' were on the road than were ever built. "check this and check that" they said. "does it have the ______ and show us the _______" they said. Finally someone said "OK a$$hole, you got one". Not mean but more of lucky you. Even then I didn't know the gravity of what I got. I wanted a flip front, 13" wheels, roll cage street racer. Some mentioned "why don't you trade for what you want and let the genuine cars stay with the collectors?" Now, 16 years later I'm doing just that. I've listed my car on BAT and removed all the stickers and lights. I enjoyed the car and have had great success fixing and improving it with the help of you guys. I knew the moment I made my screen name HelpMyMini I was in the family of great minds. I made that name because I'm humble. I KNOW I don't know everything but I also know how to ask. Some have ridiculed me for my actions, some have praised me. Thankfully those who said "don't do anything you can't undo" spoke up. I thought I'd never sell it but here we are. Thank you to Captain61? for sending me a head for the car when my factory head was beyond my means to service it. Thank you to Ron Jernigan for the seat cover that got my interior back to factory stock with no rip Thank you to CTR for offering help (even though some times it was harsh!) Thank you to Jon Benoit for the center binnacle Thank you most of all to Don for hosting this site and helping me from DAY ONE sorting out a car that sat for 20 plus years If I forgot anyone I'm sorry but my memory is slipping. Thank you for decades of joy and enjoying my mini to the fullest. I put 40,000 miles with a grin 39,999 of those miles.
hey Mark, long time.  I donated a smog head to you many years ago because the head on your car was cracked.  Sounds like you also found others to "helpmymini" through the years...there you go, that is the Mini community in a nutshell.  Glad to know that you had years of Mini enjoyment. 

 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 12:08PM
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Hey all, Been on the site since 1994, I believe. Got my first one in 92, a 1960, 850 from a guy in Buffalo, NY where I lived. Have have 17 classic minis over the years including, Cooper S, Wolseley, Elf, Open Classic, automatics, Austin, Morris, Leyland and Jap Spec, carb'd and fuel injected. Lived in Buffalo, Jax, FL, Cary, NC, Quad Cities, IA and in Jensen Beach, FL for the past 17 years. Had minis in every state and bought several from Canada. Currently have an original 87 standard car. Yes I am a mini and small car lover - also had 3 Bimi's, 2 Fiat 500's new, Fiat spiders, MGB's (7), midgets, Triumphs, Porsches, etc. My wife says, "stop the madness" but after almost 40 years of marriage she is still with me - so on we go! Looking for the next one as we speak.....cheers!!!

 Posted: Jan 4, 2020 11:00AM
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I first started on this site around 2001. Found a guy in GB that went by "Mini John" (aka John H.), imported our 1977 Mini from him... picked it up at the Baltimore docks, here in the US... trailered the vehicle back here to mid-Michigan (Flint/Lansing area).

About 6 years ago, I had the motor rebuilt by a local/reputable machine shop, put it back in the Mini.. but, never finished hooking it up.

We absolutely loved driving and showing our Mini.

Today, a friend of a friend stopped by and asked me if I would sell it. It would be sad to see our loved Mini go, but it has sat in the same place in our garage for many years. We had so many good times driving our Mini, lots of good memories.

Many of the folks that have already posted on this thread helped me many times when I had mini/mechanical questions back in the beginning... very grateful to them and for the host that operates the web/forum.

Tom 1977 Mini, 13" sports pack, 1275 w/.30 over bore

 Posted: Jan 2, 2020 06:11AM
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kevin.. you should have Michael Bax at www.riverhousemini.com in NL  build you next defenders.. I have seen his work.. and done some his pickups at port charleston sc and NC title work..  

 Posted: Jan 1, 2020 08:01PM
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Happy New Year All.

That 1966 Green UK Moke was perfect......should have kept it. And the Cabrio, and the Pickup......f&%king divorce.

Moving more towards Defenders these days. Have two 90s in build now.

Still rockin' the Red Rally Mini and one new (to me) yellow Moke.

I always thought old cars were expensive......then I got an ex-wife Yell

 Posted: Dec 31, 2019 09:40AM
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Mokehead has sent me information. According to him, the new owner, or at least his company, is in Seattle, WA. Not in Oregon. He's not a SAMOA member...and doesn't have 10 years on this forum!

 Posted: Dec 31, 2019 06:19AM
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chuck.. I will send you his name off line.. he owns big real estate company there in Seattle.

 Posted: Dec 30, 2019 06:09PM
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Originally Posted by Cheleker
Let me know who in Seattle has the Moke.
It's Chris McKay in Coquille, OR.  He's on Restoration-mini but is not responding. 
Can't find any phone number.......maybe you know more info?    let bc (mokehead) know as he's keeping the books as it were...
Thanks, Peter

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  

 

 Posted: Dec 30, 2019 04:19PM
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Let me know who in Seattle has the Moke.

 Posted: Dec 30, 2019 03:01PM
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kevin in ottawa..  and happy new year to ya.. thought you might have gone to moke HEAVEN??  just resold that BRG UK moke that you sold big al and then to me..went to seattle for $30.large  fyi This was the moke that Mr Guest had some problems with a certain CBP inspector in Buffalo..  no names as he still works there  at CBP.. 

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 12:22PM
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Here's a thread ya'll might like to analyze, pick apart and/or   add to:

https://www.minimania.com/msgThread/113357/1/1/Same_Mini_for_40_years_-_Anyone_else_older_than_that

Peter - 65 UK Moke , 63 Healey 3000, 60 Bugeye Sprite, 01 BMW M Coupe.  email:  

 

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 10:17AM
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Yeah, what Al said. And as my friend Mike is known to say. "Do you know why a divorce is so expensive? Because it's worth it." Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 08:10AM
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A belated Merry Xmas Kevin and a Happy New Year

BIG AL

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Dec 29, 2019 07:51AM
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What did I miss?

Joined in the early 90's, I believe.

Been AWOL the last decade and a bit.

I always thought old cars were expensive......then I got an ex-wife Yell

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