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1  Technical Forums / Projects / Re: Bought another Mini on: October 31, 2018, 02:32:08 PM
Obviously we will need photographic 'evidence' once you get it home, John.  Smiley
As for insurance you might check with Hagerty too. I forget what I pay but they've always treated me well and their roadside assistance saved my butt one time.
Good luck with your new toy.

2  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Keys for early Mk 1s? on: September 04, 2018, 03:46:38 PM
There is a 64 Cooper S on Bring A Trailer ( from the good people at Mini City in Rochester NY that says it has a matching key for both doors and ignition.......   

Did anyone else follow the auction? I watched the final half hour today and was stunned when the bidding passed $50K. When the hammer fell at $80K I was speechless. WOW!

3  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Recent experience importing into Galveston? on: August 28, 2018, 02:36:56 PM
Mokes are interesting but I'm not sure a Moke would be my choice for a drive that far. I think I'd have it shipped to CO. A rental vehicle and trailer would not be inexpensive anyway so leave it to the professionals. I'm sure if you call a few companies that specialize in transporting collector cars, they can give you some good advice. Good luck and enjoy your new toy.

4  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Any Abilene area MOT'ers? on: June 06, 2018, 03:11:30 PM
Congrats on the new gig, Jim. I hope it all works out well for you .

5  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Dallas ABCD&E 2018 on: May 09, 2018, 12:58:23 PM
Nice to chat with you on Sunday and meet your family. It was a warm afternoon especially later when the crowd thinned and lack of shade took its toll.
I agree a get together would fun. Let's hope we can get a few more Minis to show up for ABCD '19.

6  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Happy Birthday! on: May 09, 2018, 12:54:09 PM
Twenty years, that's quite an accomplishment. Congrats on a job well done by you and the founding members.

7  General Discussions / Our New Board / Re: New members - introduce yourselves on: April 25, 2018, 01:32:40 PM
Derek I have no clue on tuning your Mini (mine could probably use some TLC too!) but I hope someone down there can give you a hand. Good luck.

8  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Swiftune 1380 Specs on: April 13, 2018, 02:49:11 PM
The guy who I bought my car from told me that a former owner had built up the engine but he had no details what so ever. Other than a header and Weber carb, I have no idea what else has been done to it.
Hopefully the people at Swiftune can help you out.

9  General Discussions / Events / Re: Dallas ABCD&E 2018 May 6th 2018 White Rock Lake on: April 09, 2018, 04:04:20 PM
I'll be there with Matchbox again this year.

10  General Discussions / Events / Re: TX All British Car Day 2017 on: April 03, 2018, 11:07:20 AM
Matchbox and I will be at ABCD '18 in Dallas.


11  General Discussions / The Lounge / Met Chris & DJ on: March 25, 2018, 11:10:21 AM
I stopped at Kroger after church this morning and met Chris and DJ, a nice young couple who recently moved to McKinney. Chris told me a little about his '85 (??) Mini that he's restoring. I told him he needed to find MoT and get registered. Hopefully he'll check in here before too long.

Nice to meet you guys today!

12  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Familiar looking 1970 Countryman on Bring a Trailer on: March 14, 2018, 03:36:25 PM
I think I have a few photos of that one taken at ABCD a few years ago.

13  General Discussions / Our New Board / Re: New members - introduce yourselves on: March 14, 2018, 03:34:20 PM
New guy here in Wylie, TX just outside of Dallas. I just picked up a 1974 Mini with a 1380 swifttune motor. Itís a nice runner but can use a little tweaking. Iíve had many classic American cars from the 50s and 60s, but only a few European models like three Porsche 914ís and a 63 MG Midget with a 998cc motor.

Iím looking forward to enjoying this Mini!

Welcome to the group. I look forward to seeing your Mini one of these days.

14  Technical Forums / Projects / Re: Vandalism on: February 20, 2018, 02:11:17 PM
That's terrible John! Honestly what did they think they were going to find that would be of much value to them? The small amount of wire or tube they could get from a Mini wouldn't amount to much. Such a waste.  Angry

15  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Thank you, thank you, thank you!! on: January 21, 2018, 11:19:02 AM
Saturday afternoon I took Matchbox down to Wylie for a MetroplexMINI meeting. It was a fun afternoon until I was on my way home and the throttle cable signed off. I coasted into a turnoff to ponder my situation. While standing there feeling a bit helpless (I am NOT a mechanic, nor do I play on on TV....) I heard a car pass by, stop quickly and start reversing back to my spot. I turned and saw Bruce K in his pepper white/black classic! I always enjoy seeing and chatting with Bruce but never more than yesterday afternoon. Bruce was on his way to see Mark K and check on Mark's Mini project. He placed a quick call to Mark who grabbed some tools and came right over. They jury rigged a quick fix that got me home with no further drama. Thanks guys!!

I'm a firm believe that God must be a Mini guy!

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