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 Posted: Nov 5, 2017 12:05PM
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Originally Posted by thewerewolf
dan moffett.. where can I send that  FREE case of RED STRIPE to in canada for telling rscott the SKINNY on buying a classic mini?/ later bc
Thanks for the offer, Bill. Not really necessary, but you could buy a small round in my name at the next Mini gathering.
I think it is funny that rscott9399 thinks we are buddies, when we have never met or even talked by phone or email.... and very probably never will.
He'll probably misread this post too. Although neither of us are "stars of the mini community" we can hope he sticks to his word:
"If you two are the stars of the mini community i will find a new car to be interested in."
(or at least learns how to use a spell-checker and punctuation).

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

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 05:03PM
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onetim.. lets here the rest of joke.. ..  you know if RScott spent half the time looking for proper classic mini as does here whining about me . he would have proper mini NOW. well if would  DOUBLE his budget to $10k. later b c

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 03:55PM
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So... a rabbi, a priest, and a fan of mini’s walk into a bar 

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 03:46PM
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  Rscott.  quit being a  WLB .  and  ..  get a life.. BUY a classic mini. and they can post with the BIG guys..  I have  only been importing minis for last 44 years.. what would I know about  the good and bad about them??later bc ps are you even old enough to own a car yet??

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 02:02PM
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rscott. so how to folks reach out to you about me being a prick?/ Andy Capps  carrier pigeon  service ?/ your profile is NOT filled out..   no phone number and no email address??and NO one knows you..good luck in your classic mini search.. but you will be back as a WLB... when you did NOT to spend the money  go look in person . and you buy a POS rust bucket.for $5k.from a broker.fyi. buying a classic mini with NO vin plate or title is NO big deal here in NC..  you just get title bond. MVR 92 H and MVR 34 and you can have BOTH in a week.. . later bc ps. .  rscot reminds me of that  wanker./curber /tick... Italian Jobber in DRAG??
There are those on this site I have been in touch with. My email got circulated. Don't you worry yourself about how

I also have heard you have been banned several times and keep coming back under a different name

I would say you are well on your way to being banned again. Keep up the good work
I will have no more contact with you. I am following victim to your trap and lowering my standards of human interaction which I will not allow any longer
good day to you

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 01:46PM
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rscott. so how to folks reach out to you about me being a prick?/ Andy Capps  carrier pigeon  service ?/ your profile is NOT filled out..   no phone number and no email address??and NO one knows you..good luck in your classic mini search.. but you will be back as a WLB... when you did NOT to spend the money  go look in person . and you buy a POS rust bucket.for $5k.from a broker.fyi. buying a classic mini with NO vin plate or title is NO big deal here in NC..  you just get title bond. MVR 92 H and MVR 34 and you can have BOTH in a week.. . later bc ps. .  rscot reminds me of that  wanker./curber /tick... Italian Jobber in DRAG??

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 01:44PM
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It's laughable how this thread & what this thread turned into. Shame 

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 12:22PM
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Originally Posted by thewerewolf
dan moffett.. where can I send that  FREE case of RED STRIPE to in canada for telling rscott the SKINNY on buying a classic mini?/ later bc
Do you have any idea how many people have reached out to me saying and i qoute

"Dont worry about that Bill guy on the forum. He is a bafoon and enjoys starting problems with people. Dont let such a jerk get under your skin."

Does it feel good to know that despite your mini knowledge many people here dont like you because you cant even speak to people like a normal human being without being a condescending a**hole
You should be very proud. You must of been the local high school bully im guessing 

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 12:19PM
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Originally Posted by CooperTune
Funny how people come here for a free education on classic minis. There may be less than a hand full of people here who have all the correct answers to the FAQs. I can recall a time when there were 10 or 15 on line at any time night or day. Now not so many and it looks like that may change soon. I bought my first classic mini in 1968 and have owned one or more every since. I work on them every day except sunday and have put over 100,000 miles on my daily driver. That car cost $18,500. to assemble and required 1 wheel bearing, a new coil and a wax stat jet over the period of 16 years. I tried to share a little info with the guy who started this thread. It appeared clear to me he wanted the answers he was looking for not the facts. It is hard to accept that there are clubs you can't afford to be a member of. With your basic economy cars starting at $20,000 what does one expect. Steve (CTR)
Thank you for the thoughtful reply
I know exactly the car you speak of. I almost bought it
Except the owner has no Vin # and no Title 

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 12:18PM
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Originally Posted by CooperTune
Funny how people come here for a free education on classic minis. There may be less than a hand full of people here who have all the correct answers to the FAQs. I can recall a time when there were 10 or 15 on line at any time night or day. Now not so many and it looks like that may change soon. I bought my first classic mini in 1968 and have owned one or more every since. I work on them every day except sunday and have put over 100,000 miles on my daily driver. That car cost $18,500. to assemble and required 1 wheel bearing, a new coil and a wax stat jet over the period of 16 years. I tried to share a little info with the guy who started this thread. It appeared clear to me he wanted the answers he was looking for not the facts. It is hard to accept that there are clubs you can't afford to be a member of. With your basic economy cars starting at $20,000 what does one expect. Steve (CTR)

 

Are you feeling alright?

"FREE EDUCATION" YEP!! That is EXACTLY what a forum is all about.
I have no idea what you think a forum is but by the VERY DEFINITION it is a place for users of a similar topic to collaborate on said topic and share information. Obviously you are confused on what a forum is.



 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 11:39AM
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dan moffett.. where can I send that  FREE case of RED STRIPE to in canada for telling rscott the SKINNY on buying a classic mini?/ later bc

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 10:57AM
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Funny how people come here for a free education on classic minis. There may be less than a hand full of people here who have all the correct answers to the FAQs. I can recall a time when there were 10 or 15 on line at any time night or day. Now not so many and it looks like that may change soon. I bought my first classic mini in 1968 and have owned one or more every since. I work on them every day except sunday and have put over 100,000 miles on my daily driver. That car cost $18,500. to assemble and required 1 wheel bearing, a new coil and a wax stat jet over the period of 16 years. I tried to share a little info with the guy who started this thread. It appeared clear to me he wanted the answers he was looking for not the facts. It is hard to accept that there are clubs you can't afford to be a member of. With your basic economy cars starting at $20,000 what does one expect. Steve (CTR)

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 09:30AM
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buying a car for 5K that is rusty means you'll have to stop driving it eventually to take care of the rust.  Even a higher priced car could have hidden rust issues that were not properly addressed  hidden by new paint.  I'm a proponent now after decades of mini ownership of saving my $$ and buying a better condition car with original paint. Anything repainted may be hiding something.

You've been given good advice but apparently Bill set you off and now you are having a hard time walking it back. Ignore Bill's snide remarks and move on with your search and you'll find this board is very helpful in your needs.

Again, unless you know how to do extensive body work, such as aligning panels, you'll face a long learning curve. If you genuinely want a mini, realize it's not a modern car. It requires maintenance. It got points that need adjusting, valves that need adjusting, carb that requires dialing in, and timing. All these items were superceded by modern electronics and computer controls.   That said, there's little you can't do with enough time and people to help you over the bumps.

Have you driven a mini yet?  Do that first and you might decide it's not for you.  The collector vehicles are the MK 1,2 and 3 Cooper S versions with the most desirable being the MK 1, then the 2, and lastly the 3.  All the other minis MK 3 forward are basically the same with choice of engine and interior trim. Later models got 12" wheels upgrade?, from the 10", and the MK 3 was the first car with roll up windows from the UK.  There are tons of books to get the history and build specs. 

You're much better off spending your money on a stock mini with no rust, or a fully restored mini.  When you spend your $6K on your mini and dump another 6 K + into it, it's not likely you'll get back your 'investment'. that's how it is with restoring cars. So you can buy a fully restored car for less than it cost the owner to restore it, but surely for more than your current budget. Spending more money doesn't guarantee that you'll get a rust free car and these cars are prone to rust.  And, if you keep searching long enough, you might find what you're after in your range of price. There's a car advertised in TX on minicityltd.com under cars for sale that says 997.  And it says the rust was repaired. But it's not a 997 and the owner is not a knowledgable mini guy. He's got the wrong engine and wrong trans. It still doesn't matter except to a purist. So have a look at that. It's in primer. What's a paint job cost?  Here in NY about $4K.

Don't  be in a rush to hand over you hard earned $$.  And what ever you decide, see the car first hand in person.

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 07:19AM
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Thanks for coming to your buddies defense

That was sweet of you

The only thin i did was defend myself after countless insults and snoody comments from a key board warrior.

By the way, i dont care how much he knows about mini's his demeanor is disgusting and does nothing but add negative energy to every single thread he posts on. There are about 1900 examples of it. O wait 1900 is his post count....

He does not have the right to ABUSE people. I guess you consider his behavior the NORM. 
Sorry you have been so desensitized to what normal behavior is. 

So then i defend myself and ask this rude person to not reply to any of my posts!
I would love to see how that would get me banned.

O, and btw i did not call anyone names. I only voiced my opinion that his replies are " jerk off smart ass useless replies" No where did i call anyone names.

You yourself admit he is the "king of pissing matches" Why dont you go track down his threads and complain to him that he is "not making any friends" or is it your thing to come to his rescue daily.

If you two are the stars of the mini community i will find a new car to be interested in. 
Dont bother replying. I will not leaving the forum

 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 06:51AM
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Rscott:

thewerewolf (AKA BC, Bill Cox etc.) is probably the king of pi$$ing matches, but he KNOWS about Minis, having built, rebuilt, dealt (licensed dealer), imported, exported, traded, loved, etc. countless Minis and other vehicles. He knows all the ins and outs of importing and/or registering Minis in the USA. The point is that he knows what he's talking about.

Bill gave you lots of good suggestions on where to look and what you shouldn't buy. He gave you links for where to look, and advised that no seller is going to drop his price just because you don't want to pay the asking. (That was polite and gentle for Bill btw.) Then you started a pi$$ing match by blowing your stack and calling him names. If you read what he actually said, "when someone offers me HALF of what I am asking.. I make it real clear.. if i wanted LESS , I would ASK less.." . He did not mention you.

Most of us who have gone through the process of acquiring our first Mini have wrestled with the question of "low price but needs work" VS "paying for a driveable Mini that isn't a money pit." We've seen those who went for the first option eventually give up in frustration and/or running out of money and time. Some basket cases stay basket cases.

You are much better off saving for a Mini you can immediately drive and enjoy, especially for a first Mini. My first 2 cars were Minis (away back when...) but when I wanted a Mini as a hobby car, I realized a project car would not be a success with me, so opted for a driveable runner. I got what I think was a good deal, which included a respray in the colour of my choice. That was in 2002 for a cost of $7,500 CDN. Even at that, it was getting due for tires, brakes, ball joints, exhaust system and an assortment of other minor issues, but my first drive in it was over 250 miles home. That's when my "play money" came into action, and I'm still playing/paying.

You said "$7k is also ok but at the top of my range. If I spend more i want have any money left to play around with it." The $5K car you saw would probably cost more than $5k to put right and get on the road. No play money room there.

The bottom line is that Bill and a bunch of others advised you which prospective cars were not a bargain and told you what the market value of a decent Mini is. The entry point is around $10k if you want to play.

You won't make friends here by ripping into people and using offensive/abusive language. You might also get banned. 

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 Posted: Nov 4, 2017 02:33AM
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Rscott..  real easy to add my ..  bille.cox@hotmail.com   everyone was just trying to steer you away from rust bucket..  but you KNOW IT ALL..     you can NOT fix STUPIC.. later  bc  ps  off to run the spencer mt 10 miler this morning....

 Posted: Nov 3, 2017 06:17PM
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$7k is also ok but at the top of my range 
If i spend more i want have any money left to play around with it
Fill in your contact information it helps if people know where you are and how to contact you without reading through the thread.
I have tried several times
For some reason it won't let me make my Email visable

Thank you very much for the suggestion. I will try and contact mini mania support 

 Posted: Nov 3, 2017 06:04PM
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rscott.. ok. .just went to www.craigslist.org and then to phoenix arizona . and then austin mini..  19 classic minis pop up.. nothing UNDER $10K... you might come to realize that folks are NOT going to drop their price to fit your TINY budget..   when someone offers me HALF of what I am asking.. I make it real clear.. if i wanted LESS , I would ASK less..  wake up and smell the roses.. later bc
You are an interesting character
I find a 1970 exactly in my budget and you tell me its over priced.

Then 3 days later you tell me I can't find anything for less then 10k after telling me $5k was TOO MUCH

So before you criticize my "tiny" budget why don't you start making some sense

Apparently I'm not as wealthy as you are so I must not be worthy of oxygen

"wake up and smell the roses" Who exactly are you referring to?
Did I ask for your abuse or do you just run around this forum abusing everyone?

Do you have a car I offered you less for then what you were asking? No so what the hell are you even rambling about.

you know I have followed a few threads of yours around here and you know what they all have in common. 
You are the king of Jerk off, smart ass remarks that are not helpful to anyone and you just are in love with hearing the sound of your own keyboard go click click click regardless if your response is sensical or not. 
Do me a favor, stop replying to any post I make.

 Posted: Nov 3, 2017 06:13AM
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$7k is also ok but at the top of my range 
If i spend more i want have any money left to play around with it
Fill in your contact information it helps if people know where you are and how to contact you without reading through the thread.

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

 Posted: Nov 3, 2017 05:50AM
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rscott.. ok. .just went to www.craigslist.org and then to phoenix arizona . and then austin mini..  19 classic minis pop up.. nothing UNDER $10K... you might come to realize that folks are NOT going to drop their price to fit your TINY budget..   when someone offers me HALF of what I am asking.. I make it real clear.. if i wanted LESS , I would ASK less..  wake up and smell the roses.. later bc

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