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1  General Discussions / Our New Board / Re: New members - introduce yourselves on: October 20, 2017, 08:16:01 AM
Congrats on getting back to your 1071 S.  I have a '67 1275 S and there is a fellow in Austin that has a couple of them.  I had a car like yours but sold it.  Regretting that decision.  Post up pics of your old car!
Why do you figure it's running bad?
2  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: 1275/1300 drivetrain wanted on: August 15, 2017, 07:38:29 PM
Hi Jim,

Email sent.

3  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: Early Mk1 gas cap? on: July 24, 2017, 03:53:01 PM
Thanks John,

It was a long shot but heck, can't hurt to check w/ my local Mini connections before branching out.  Let me know if there is any odd part you're hunting, in case I can reciprocate.


4  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Early Mk1 gas cap? on: July 23, 2017, 04:43:52 PM

I'm looking for an early Mk1 gas cap to match one that came on my '67 Cooper S.  Mine has a flanged perimeter, so it's a slightly different shape than what's currently available.  Anyone?

Chris in FW
5  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: spray paint that's close to old english white???? on: April 14, 2017, 03:36:59 PM
For the quick and dirty rattle can approach, may I suggest the current MINI color Pepper White is damn close to one of the OEW's.  There was more than one shade of OEW...
6  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Need some local help... Houston, Tx on: May 23, 2016, 10:03:35 PM

I'm in Fort Worth, so it's not like a I can run over and take a peak.  But post up some pics and we might be able to steer you in the right direction without breaking the bank.
For example, define "sluggish".  What's the engine spec to the best of your knowledge?  The more information you offer up, the quicker we can be of help:)

7  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: 1275 Head Gaskets on: June 23, 2015, 10:25:27 AM
Hi John,

I'll take those head gaskets!  Happy to pay postage from Shreveport to Ft. Worth.  Can I PayPal you?

8  General Discussions / Events / Re: All British & European Car Day on: March 26, 2015, 12:36:23 PM
I've signed up as well, look forward to meeting you guys.
9  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Good body shop DFW on: March 02, 2015, 03:17:50 PM
Triple F in Keller, right on I-35.  Ask for James (foreman) or Steve (boss man).  Not cheap but they did my '67 Cooper S and it's off the chart, if i do say so myself:)

Click on projects, then the Mini link
10  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Tuner/dyno DFW on: February 26, 2015, 12:06:28 PM

If you find a good one, let us in on it!  Years ago I had access to guys who could dyno / tune motorcycle and karting engines.  It was almost always more effective than going up and down the road, trying to tune by ear.  Although we used that method often.
But those machines didn't require the big rollers set up used for cars...
11  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Is there anybody OUT THERE! on: November 20, 2014, 02:46:58 PM
Hi Michelle,

Did you and yours pick up that Innocenti that was on craigslist?  I saw that advert and thought it was a cool car, although lots of work.  But hey, they all are.  And maybe yours is a different car?  There are several folks in north Texas with Minis yet for reasons unknown to me, this forum hasn't seen much action.  But post up your pics and maybe we can stir up the action.
Regarding the FE numbers and the other tell-tale numbers on these cars, you might try emailing to the British Motor Industry Heritage Trust.
It costs money but they keep records and these might be helpful in establishing what you have.  The document looks like a build sheet, very informative.
Welcome to the lunacy!

Chris in F.W.
12  General Discussions / The Lounge / craigslist Mini in east Texas for cheep on: August 20, 2014, 02:01:37 PM
I saw this yesterday and thought I would pass it along, in case anyone wants to make their life harder Wink

13  Technical Forums / Projects / Re: My next Mini on: August 12, 2014, 02:31:49 PM
Looking good, Bruce!  Post up pics of that motor when you can--
My Mk1 resto is the same color; OEW, black roof. 
They can be Classic Mini bookends:)
14  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Is there anybody OUT THERE! on: July 29, 2014, 11:11:23 AM
I must admit, I'm a lurker too.  But I've been slaving away on my resto project.  Check it out.  Should test fire the motor in a few weeks.

15  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: ABCD Round Rock on: July 11, 2014, 01:26:06 PM

I haven't attended Round Rock but the same thing happened with the Pate Swap Meet years ago.  It used to be on private land, over hill and dale in pasture land.  It was really fun to walk the show.  It took two days to see it all.  Now it's at the Texas Motor Speedway, which is akin to being cooked in a Wok.  Even the parking lot outside the track is harsh.
The Round Rock promoters would do well to copy the playbook of the antique show in Round Top.

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