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 Posted: Jan 8, 2018 09:48PM
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noted sir Dan, but i swear the vibration and the sudden drag disappeared since i installed the swaybar,  the whole idea of the swaybar is that it connects the two wheels together, which means that the movement of one wheel is dependent on the other. just like a conjoined twins, if one wants to go to the restroom, the other conjoin twin needs to go with him inside the restroom because they are physically joined together.
Same as the swaybar, if one wheel run over a ditch, it will not bounce up and down if the other wheel run on a level ground simultaneously.  thus prevents  vibration and shaky-ness of the car.  
i believe every classic mini should have a swaybar installed.

 Posted: Jan 8, 2018 09:49AM
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FYI, dampers do not contribute anything to supporting a car, especially sway in corners. The springs hold the car up and the dampers prevent the springs from oscillating up and down repeatedly after a wheel hits a bump. A car with worn dampers will continue to bounce up and down several times after a bump. Mini rubber cones are not to bad, but a car with coils and no dampening can be funny to watch. Your dampers may be fine and doing the job they were intended to do. If you were to remove them and then hit washboard ruts or small choppy bumps, the car wheels would lose contact with the road and skitter around.

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 Posted: Jan 7, 2018 08:55PM
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thanks Sir Dan..


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So i just got done welding and installing my custom made and home made rear swaybar tonight at 9:30pm, took me about 2hrs...... i used 5/8 solid pipe.  and 1/4 metal plate in both sides..and i used 4 eye swivels 4inches in length. and 1/2 in diameter(solid, not flimsy).
and i finally test rode it , and man oh man!!!! i felt a huge improvement in handling about 99% improvement. The road vibration disappeared . , ya'll know that i have a S***ty rear KYB damper, now i don't even need to replace the old damper, this rear sway bar acts as the damper.,  I did a very sharp turn on the corner street, nothing!! the car didn t even lean....i'm so happy with my homemade rear swaybar,, ......Once again, i'm impressed with myself!!

 Posted: Jan 7, 2018 08:26AM
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If you look at the display in the bottom of the image, you will see that speeds get up to 60mph and lateral forces in turns get up to 0.9G's. Considering they are doing this, not on a race course, but the equivalent of small roads in a campground, they are experiencing some wheel side-slip and possibly wheel lift/spin in corners.  These have to be constantly corrected with changes in steering input. The ball joints are fine.

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 Posted: Jan 7, 2018 07:33AM
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I dunno WHY this fellow is struggling to steer his mini at only 25mph...?????  My goodness! Did he overtigjtened the balljoints??? Omg! Seeeesh!! He must have forgotten to put shims on his balljoints. That’s what it is.
https://youtu.be/W1Gwi3jj9c4

 Posted: Jan 6, 2018 10:24AM
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Dam,  got stopped by a Highway patrol, violation , white brake lights and no wipers. Darn this jewel rear lens will get me in trouble. 
Good thing it’s just a warning... no penalties,, yipeeee!! First time to get stopped by a police in 15years since i came here to the US... hmm i’d say police here are very nice,, his parting words to me, “good luck with your project” 

he’s a young police , he said its his first time to see this kind of car.

 Posted: Jan 6, 2018 08:02AM
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Dang!  My mini ran a little crappy this morning but when i drove by the mountains , dam my mini drives so nice !! Dunno why, someone said its about the altitude thingie..but well who knows. I maybe running lean all the while. 

Oh Wells, installing my custom made rear swaybar this afternoon. 

 Posted: Jan 3, 2018 08:28PM
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 Posted: Jan 2, 2018 08:29PM
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So i found a cheap, slightly wrecked,running 2015 fiat abarth....the engine will go to my mini. All measurements done. mounting points etc have already established!

DrooooL ??!!! 


 stay tuned!!!!

 Posted: Dec 29, 2017 01:25PM
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Well, uhm it's currently 72F here in Arizona. .. Loveeeet!!! 

 i dunno how other people can live in cold places,like below zero climate,,  Can't imagine myself wearing snuggies while roasting marshmallows in skewers on a fireplace (and my mini is not running??) omg! ouch!!.. ..nope!! not in my radar!

 Posted: Dec 25, 2017 08:00AM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Dan Moffet
Merry Christmas, Specialist.
Aww!! Thank you Sir Dan you made my Christmas indeed a Merry one!...Wishing you and your Family a very Merry Christmas??
and that goes to everybodey else here!!??????

 Posted: Dec 25, 2017 07:21AM
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Merry Christmas, Specialist.

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 Posted: Dec 24, 2017 01:18PM
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you know what, 998cc is not bad at all, as long as the carb is properly tuned, it's fast.  right now my carb is a bit worn out that's why sometimes it runs crappy, but when it runs good, the throttle is really so responsive and drives fast. i need to call joe curto to fix my carb. aaanyway.

now i realize, paddy hopkirk drove 1071 when he won the turini whatever mini race, his car is only 73cc larger than my mini,, i mean what is 73cc difference? know what i mean?? a 73cc scooter is nothing so to speak....anyway...i love my mini, period!

 Posted: Dec 22, 2017 08:53PM
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hmmm , its a long weekend for me...i'll have a longtrip with my mini tomorrow going to the county to buy some suckling pig to make cochinilla( roast pig) the owner will shoot the pig in the head and i will be the one to clean(embalm)  remove the internal organs and cook... so to all'yah animal lovers,.. don't judge me!!...


i wonder how roast skunk taste like????

 Posted: Dec 14, 2017 02:06AM
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This is a nice video about classic mini history, i enjoyed watching it, BUT at 2:13 minutes of this video some ugly thing came in and i stopped the video, cant stand looking at it.
https://youtu.be/UE9QjhrZ-2Q 

 Posted: Dec 13, 2017 08:25PM
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Who said that front wheel should be set at positive +3 camber???  NO!! course NOT!!   the tire will get used to it and will get deformed, the inner side of the tire will wear out faster than the outer side... even at the track, a zero camber is just fine. jeez,, where are these theories coming from??

 Posted: Dec 4, 2017 07:53PM
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i just found out that my mini has the long shaft 998cc engine...., it means its a fast mini...im so happy!

 Posted: Dec 2, 2017 04:34AM
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Its 5:30am and im doing a long drive along the lake with my stock mini, yes its a stock mini but i DON’T consider myself a purist... nope!!!

 Posted: Nov 23, 2017 07:01PM
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i really hate when i drive my mini by the park and this lady jogging with her dog starts yawning when he sees my mini passing by...i find it very rude!!...very very rude!!!
oh well, i dont find her pretty anyways.,and her hair is like a steel wool.....

thanks for letting me vent,,, i'm just so dam pissed!!! i guess i'm starting to loose my hormones...

 Posted: Nov 17, 2017 07:27PM
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i discovered something....89 octane is better than 87....smoother running and more throttle response.

experience is better than Book...

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