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 Posted: Mar 14, 2018 05:27PM
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Originally Posted by MD-IN-UK
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I'm having some problems figuring out how to post a photo. It used to be pretty easy. 
If you're using a Mac, this forum no longer supports Safari photo posting as of a few months ago. I switch to Chrome if I have to post a pic.

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Mar 14, 2018 05:09PM
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Originally Posted by Whee
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Originally Posted by MD-IN-UK
I do my best to drive old Bertie every weekend, as long as the weather is good.
Don't recall your car - show us photos?
I'm having some problems figuring out how to post a photo. It used to be pretty easy. 

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

 Posted: Mar 14, 2018 04:43AM
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Of course I did, it remains my sole source of transportation. It likes a little choke on these cool days. Both CV s are starting to clack on tight turns. The HIF 44 is acting up might be a good time to go thought it. Still pulls out onto the interstate and rolls right up to 70 mph at 3000 rpm. If that's not good enough in the past week I have driven one of the nicest Inno MK 3 Coopers I have seen. I have also driven a late mini with the same gear box I run but with a SW 5 which will pull fourth from 1000 rpm without issue. My mini has a Reed Mega Torque regrind which has nothing below 2000 rpm. Today I get to drive a mid 80 s Rallye knock off. 13 s, roll cage, Recaros, 45 DCOE sump guard and lights all over the place. Just completed a clutch job, cam upgrade, rejet and a pile of other things needed. Yes it snowed here in VA. day before yesterday and I drove in the mess. All family cars will get a good cleaning over and under this weekend. Steve (CTR)

Off topic, The rallye car has a KAD quick shift and had worn shift housing. I rebushed the shift housing ( rod type ) and took the KAD apart and made a bushing to loosen the stick. I'm still not a fan of quick shifts but it is better than it was. The issue with changing back from quick shift to std is the missing pins to retain the shifter cup and keep the stick from spinning. It can be fixed but not a plug and play. 

 Posted: Mar 14, 2018 02:33AM
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 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 08:10PM
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It's been raining for the last few days, so no. Rosebud doesn't go out in the rain. It's not so much that the windows leak and fog up, or the windshield wipers don't wipe all that much, or that the puddles are sometimes over the door sill, or the semi-slick tires lack an anti-hydroplane groove. I can live with all that. It's just that I like to keep her clean, shinny and rust-free. I'm a bit OCD that way. Rain is a rare occurrence in SoCal, so it's not a big hardship. 

 

Michael, Santa Barbara, CA

. . . the sled, not the flower

      Poser MotorSports

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 06:18PM
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Originally Posted by Alex

I've stopped commuting in Betty on a daily basis due to the condition of the roads where they're building C-Station, having already lost one windscreen and gained a pile of stonechips I figure it's better to waste an R53 Bini on that than screw her up in the salt and mud.  

Havin said that, she's all clean and ready to go on display at Goodwood this weekend.

What's C-station? High speed train? Something else?

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 06:17PM
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Originally Posted by MD-IN-UK
I do my best to drive old Bertie every weekend, as long as the weather is good.
Don't recall your car - show us photos?

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 06:17PM
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Originally Posted by Whee
Yesterday I drove my pickup to Denver - technical emissions inspection, sniff test emissions inspections (x3), and weight scale.
I sold my PUP to someone in Denver
To Cole right?

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 05:21PM
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I do my best to drive old Bertie every weekend, as long as the weather is good.

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

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 12:21PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Whee
Yesterday I drove my pickup to Denver - technical emissions inspection, sniff test emissions inspections (x3), and weight scale.
I sold my PUP to someone in Denver

 

"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: Mar 13, 2018 10:09AM
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I've stopped commuting in Betty on a daily basis due to the condition of the roads where they're building C-Station, having already lost one windscreen and gained a pile of stonechips I figure it's better to waste an R53 Bini on that than screw her up in the salt and mud.  

Havin said that, she's all clean and ready to go on display at Goodwood this weekend.

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 08:58AM
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Yesterday I drove my pickup to Denver - technical emissions inspection, sniff test emissions inspections (x3), and weight scale.

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 08:20AM
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Al....the person I bought my Woody from ( lives in SK ), winter in florida.  He keeps his 2000 Knightsbridge down there for a daily....beauty of a MINI

 

"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: Mar 13, 2018 07:55AM
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Too cold here but l did a lot of mini driving last month in Florida

The Andersen Cub ran great but l fell in love with the MK1 1961 Morris 1100, twin S U carbs,lumpy cam etc but alas someone wanted it more than me

Big AL

Niagara Ontario Canada

 Posted: Mar 13, 2018 07:15AM
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Originally Posted by Cheleker
Only own Minis, so yes, I did drive one today.
I did think about saving you time, and just posting on your behalf as this has been your standard reply since I've known you!

 Posted: Mar 12, 2018 07:08AM
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Have not for a few months now....maybe in April?

 

"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: Mar 11, 2018 06:44PM
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Temp in the 60's in the upper left corner of the states.  Out for an hour and a half-first time the coolant temp gauge has seen over 160 in months...More nice weather tomorrow.

 

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

 Posted: Mar 11, 2018 04:43PM
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Yes we did. Sunny and 15C today. First drive of the season. Bit of shopping....almost lost the car in the Wal Mart lot ( hold yer comments!!), cup of coffee and snacks and parked at the beach in the sun and enjoyed the scenery here at the 49th parallel..then home and back under the cover. Ran great.,...got lots of admiring looks and felt alive again!!

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

 Posted: Mar 11, 2018 04:35PM
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Only own Minis, so yes, I did drive one today.

 Posted: Mar 11, 2018 06:49AM
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I have been driving it all week here in NC. Not very exciting trips, to and from the grocery store and my kid's school (where I almost T-bonned somebody at an intersection; she did literally stop in the middle of it),
cheers,
Abel

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