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1  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.

2  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.

3  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.


4  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!

5  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.

6  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.

7  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

8  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!

9  General Discussions / Our New Board / Re: New members - introduce yourselves on: October 16, 2017, 04:36:48 PM
Congrats on your impending retirement and good luck with your 'toys'. I'm glad you found the group.

10  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Buying parts from England on: September 29, 2017, 01:43:12 PM
I replaced a dinged wheel a few months ago. I too was surprised how afforadable it was due to the exhange rate.

11  General Discussions / Events / Re: DFW ABCD 2017 on: May 02, 2017, 04:06:30 PM
It would have been quite a nice day had it not been for that wind/gale/hurricane that kept up all day. I was worn out by the time I got home and I was a late arriver. Good to see you guys and gals again; thanks for all the friendly chit chat.

12  General Discussions / Events / DFW ABCD 2017 on: March 24, 2017, 07:42:44 AM
Has anyone else signed up for ABCD this year? I sent in my registration a few weeks ago but haven't seen anyone else mention the event. I believe it's set for April 30th. Matchbox is having a little work done right now but it should be up and running by then. (At least it better be! Grin )

13  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Dallas area MOT? on: March 20, 2017, 12:46:58 PM
As soon as I get the chance to meet him you can be sure I'll send his this way. If I remember correctly, his name is Ian F., sounds like a good Irishman.  Smiley

14  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Dallas area MOT? on: March 16, 2017, 01:16:26 PM
There is a new guy over on the MetroplexMINI site who moved here from Colorado. He's an agent for Hagerty Insurance. It looks like he's got a1990 BRG Sportpak Mini. I'll send him this direction as soon as I get to meet him.

Meanwhile Matchbox if visiting Will Godwin up in Lewisville for a little TLC. I miss the little thing. Smiley

15  Classifieds / Cars For Sale/Wanted / Re: Cooper S on: November 07, 2016, 04:26:41 PM
I've become addicted to Bring a Trailer. I have to check it everyday. I watched the auction on this Mini and was amazed to see it go as high as it did. Nice original Minis do well on BaT.

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