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 Posted: Aug 29, 2017 11:24AM
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Member since:Aug 9, 2016
....and should't the Minispare enterprise shoulder the broker fee?? They should right? They should not let the customer suffer paying that $70 , seesh thats a lot of money, on top of the actual cost of the parts plus tax ,plus the shipping, heck maybe there's also a handling fee ,who knows.... Mygad!!

 Posted: Aug 26, 2017 06:41AM
 Edited:  Aug 26, 2017 06:45AM
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It wasn't me but my 850 would do 78 mph... until one day I experienced valve float and it developed a knock. After that I kept it below 75. Another day, while showing my passenger how fast it could go, I suddenly realized there was a patrol car in the left lane in my blind spot just setting up to clock my speed... pre-radar days. ALMOST got a ticket. But i always wondered if the officer couldn't believe it would go that fast either.

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

 Posted: Aug 25, 2017 08:16PM
 Edited:  Aug 27, 2017 03:24PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Up to now, i can't stop wondering,and it keeps on comming back to my mind how that one member claim that he was able to drive his 850cc mini at 78mph back in the days, and that the only proof he has to prove that indeed he drove his mini at 78mph is a speeding ticket ... omg, i was like,really!! (rolleyes)...


are there already 123 distributors for sale back in the days??? seeesh!!

 Posted: Aug 24, 2017 12:19PM
 Edited:  Aug 24, 2017 12:41PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Topic:  I want an automatic classic mini with A/C.

My dream is to be able to build a classic mini with automatic transmission and with A/C.  i want to use the engine and transmission from say toyota camry, Rav4 or honda(not the manual Vtec please,too common), and put it in the back instead of front., the front mini suspension and tie rods will remain. i will take the engine off and leave the differential still attached, this will hold the driveshaft in place,(although it's not in use anymore,at least the link between the two hubs is intact. I will fit the gas tank in front and as well as the radiator.
if the engine is too big, i may not be able to make room for rear suspension, so it means that the rear will not have any suspension,it may feel like golf cart but hey minis used to feel that way anyway.  So to continue, the front engine of camry will be installed in the back of my mini, i will be needing 1 1/2 high tensil tubings to make the mounting points, the original A-suspension arm will be cut short to fit the mini and decrease the total width so the wheels won't portrude that much. As soon as i install the engine, i will make room for the A/C box anywhere in front or somewhere in the back, tubes extensions will be the big challenge but doable. Since the modern cars works with wires(not cables going to the carburetor) it will be easy for me to make extension wires to extend the switches, and also the automatc shifter (P,D,N,L1,L2) is run by a long cable, it's easy to just shove it in front because the wire is long. 
and on the Drive shaft, i will need to cut short the drive shaft to the desired length, on both sides, i will have our local machine shop do it professionally. all the wires will be pulled from the Camry meticulously including the CPU and relatively and easily place them anywhere in the back of the mini, tucked behind the walls, the power steering pump will be left in the engine but will not be operational, i will just leave it there to maintain the tension of the serpentine belt. The power steering rack underneath the car will not be used. the Brakes may need to be modified.  So basically, as long as i can fit the engine and trans inside the back of the mini i'm all good, the wires will be easy to deal with. My only issue now is the shifter, i believe that before i can shift the automatic shifter lever i need to step on the brake pedal, i need to know what's in the brake pedal that allows the shifter to move, hope it's just a piece of toggle switch,and that will be an easy one then.
And also the cruise control device will be transferred to the mini as well.
oh, and also, the hub that used to be swivelling will be aligned and fixed permanently with strong iron rod because it will be used in the rear and no need to turn.

 The reason i want to do this is because i wanted to do a long drive with my mini with ease and confidence,  i don't want to be like that guy from california who owns a yellow vtec mini who drove his mini 3,000 miles to Canada... i mean who drives a stick shift for 3000 miles??? i don't want to step on the clutch pedal and gas pedal over and over again for 5days,  jeeez,my legs will get numb, im no insane to do that...lol  aaanyway..

if i only have a machine shop like Alex and Minimans and others who owns a complete set of tools ,pipe bender,pneumatic tools,pipe cutter, 220v welding machine etc, i will be able to do this project easily. i dunno why these people didnt think of doing a project like these, they have the time and means... i guess they just wants to settle with A series engines...well not me.,i'm kinda tired of driving my A-series mini around my little town on a weekend waving at people and feeling cute, i want to take my mini across the country,( you think i can do that on an A-series engines? omg!!.

....bottomline, i want to explore, and bring my mini to the highest level.

 Posted: Aug 19, 2017 09:22PM
 Edited:  Aug 19, 2017 09:39PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
you know with all seriousness-ness, i dunno why people don't like Automatic transmission on a classic mini, i see nothing wrong with it tho,, it perform flawlessly in my own ridiculous opinion. 
Why wouldn't you want a mini that is step and go?  why do you want a shifter and a clutch? does it make you more manly when you shift?? omg!!   To me,auto trans is awsome!!   
i'm not the one talking on this video, i speak engrish better than him

But first, watch this... very impressive mini---->  https://youtu.be/4RLhAPQHf60 

imo----------->  https://youtu.be/AMq4moNNlOA

 Posted: Aug 19, 2017 09:10AM
 Edited:  Aug 19, 2017 09:23AM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Sir Dan, in my 40+ years of existence i never had experienced using a torque wrench on my wheel nuts, never, and guess what, i'm still alive.  The key is you have to clean the nuts and bolt,make sure it doesnt have any amount of oil in it, otherwise you will keep on tightening it because the lug nut doesnt seem to tighten because it slides cause by the tiny amt of oil in it, then it breaks. 
My practice is after i tighten the 4 nuts the first round, i re-tighten them the 2nd round. then that's it.  i do the same on the engine head, people always uses torques wrench to tighten the bolt on their engine head, tightening nuts with a torque wrench is just "numbers" Nuts  gets tighten with or without torque wrench imo. if you feel the same amount of "effort" when re-tightening the bolts on ALL the nuts,it  means they are all tightened equally. i dont see that these needs to be standardized, it's just media hype, so to speak.  
Do you mean to say that if you dont tighten the nut in it's standard torque the wheel will fly?,   course not...!!

ps: i know "ATPG" is fond of using torque wrench... guess who "ATPG" is?  make a wild guess....?






myth.....

 Posted: Aug 19, 2017 04:10AM
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Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Happy Saturday to ya'll.... driving along the lake with my mini. 

 Posted: Aug 12, 2017 07:39AM
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Not racist. Political satire.

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

 Posted: Aug 11, 2017 09:24PM
 Edited:  Aug 11, 2017 09:28PM
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Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Guys, did you see the racist remarks by a member against the North Koreans?....He even called them "diabolical jerks" ,,when i read it I was like,... I slowly said---->Owmygad!!  

 Posted: Aug 10, 2017 06:36AM
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Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Feb 7, 2006
Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist
Maybe all of you may think that im a bad person, no im not, i always look after your welfare , i give tips on how you can make your mini life convenient and enjoyable and safe,  like this video below, i'd like to dedicate this video to good friend who lives in mesa arizona and who is just about 178miles away from me but refuse to meet up with me for a coffee, and yet he patiently emails his friend for the span of 3years, no response but he still emails hims, what do you call that?? Lol,,,,

here's the video for him...  https://youtu.be/yqXIrSVQ3ts 
Good friend ???? i seriously doubt it.

Sensible or smart comes to mind.

If in doubt, flat out . Colin Mc Rae MBE 1968-2007.

 Posted: Aug 9, 2017 05:45PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Maybe all of you may think that im a bad person, no im not, i always look after your welfare , i give tips on how you can make your mini life convenient and enjoyable and safe,  like this video below, i'd like to dedicate this video to good friend who lives in mesa arizona and who is just about 178miles away from me but refuse to meet up with me for a coffee, and yet he patiently emails his friend for the span of 3years, no response but he still emails hims, what do you call that?? Lol,,,,

here's the video for him...  https://youtu.be/yqXIrSVQ3ts 

 Posted: Aug 5, 2017 07:45PM
 Edited:  Aug 5, 2017 07:51PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Once again, i'd like to remind all of you that the reason why i put up this lovely thread is for the purpose of criticizing, appreciating,commenting about people and minis, i give credit,where credit is due... if i see somethings that are weird to me, i have to voice out my opinion. Same thing if i see something ought to be appreciated, i will tell the whole world my appreciation.
Having said that, i want to make a comment about this one classic mini for sale in the for sale section of this forum, it's the silver gray topdown mini with 1275 engine and 13inch tire, with super modified quarter panels, that cost $10K.  owned by a certain Daniel Wagner. , i find that mini so awsome, considering that it even has the 1275 engine. the design is excellent, if i ever have money today i would've bought it., if you ever offer me 10 mokes over that one mini? i will choose that silver gray mini in a heartbeat, no questions asked, that mini is well designed.  my hands down to whoever modified it. 3 thumbs up.   i wonder why nobody is interested in it, i think i'm the only one who has an eye for beauty.
And it's from Florida, i hope there's not too much rust in it, but with florida's 200% Humidity, im sure there some rust.

 Posted: Jul 30, 2017 02:53PM
 Edited:  Jul 30, 2017 03:41PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
guys, this makes me sad....i read on the other thread that somebody drives his mini so HARD,at WOT, and now he is complaining that he had alternator problem, coil problem, distributor issues, bad battery, ignition,mi-tuned carburetor, he even showed his black soothe'd spark plug, etc etc etc...ya'll know that i love classic minis to death and i dislike people abusing them then complain at the end. so having said that, i want to dedicate this song to the owner of that red mini...hope this serves as a wake up call for him to start taking care of his mini... ----------->  https://youtu.be/Sygnf90ZEj8

 Posted: Jul 30, 2017 02:32PM
 Edited:  Sep 2, 2017 06:51PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
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 Posted: Jul 28, 2017 04:02PM
 Edited:  Jul 28, 2017 05:18PM
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Last post: Sep 23, 2017
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Again , applying a compound to the squealing belt is like putting band aid on a wound, only a temporary relief.,. quite unprofessional.

 Posted: Jul 25, 2017 09:44PM
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Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Funny how this individual would come up with a self made theory that a belt that sqeal is a worn out belt,   The reason why alternators have adjusting bolts is to regain the tension when belt is loosening, it might wear a little but it doesnt mean that its totally worn out. Some people are impulsive, they always wants to buy new belt rather than adjusting the tension bolts.   Haaaay!!!  But i understand, thats human nature, people think that they're always right, and dont admit they're wrong.      Jeeeez!!!

 Posted: Jul 25, 2017 06:06AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by specialist
Those Minis are beautifully done but have no more legroom or storage space than ant other classic Mini. The engines and gearboxes are also rebuilt regular Mini lumps. Ditto the suspension, including rubber cones. They are hand-built, not production line cars and the prices reflect that fact at between £75,000 and £85.000. That's British pounds, not dollars.

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

 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 07:23PM
 Edited:  Jul 24, 2017 08:00PM
Total posts: 881
Last post: Sep 23, 2017
Member since:Aug 9, 2016
Did you guys notice that one mini for sale in the For sale section?  the 1973 red morris mini?, all the pictures were Upside down, i think it was done on purpose.  i hope nobody buys it UNTIL he makes the picture look normal.   it's so funny!!,  i can't believe there's someone silly-er than me.  I think those pictures are useless unless there's somebody here who's willing to turn his computer screen upside down to view it......i'm sure Mr."across the Pond" guy will do it..  .hahaha
And he said the car ran well when parked,,without a gas tank....i was like,, really???! the car ran maybe 10 feet until the gas inside the fuel line and reservoir were all consumed ,,then it stopped.  // and he said that the car has paperwork but i'ts in the possession of the CHP for inspection. i was like omg!     That ad should be in the Friday funnies....lol....the owner should definitely win the "Mr. Bean" Award.

Any mini that is for sale below $5,000 will have an upside down pictures.


But kidding aside, with that price i'm sure a lot of newbies will be interested. hope it sells fast.



aaaaanyway!

 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 03:14PM
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 Posted: Jul 24, 2017 12:30PM
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Everybody thinks the classic Mini is cute but not many really want to own one or use one as a daily driver. People want creature comforts, like comfortable seats, A/C, safety features like crash-worthiness, air bags etc. Those don't fit into a tiny car, which is why they made the new MINI so much bigger. But to most people, it looks and handles just like a classic.

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

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