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1  General Discussions / The Lounge / Just checking in.... on: September 24, 2021, 10:04:57 PM
Howdy y'all, how have you been?   

It's been a wacky couple of years, I'm hoping all have been able to stay safe and sane with all the stuff going on.

I have returned to Dallas after a stint back in Denver.   The Minis called, and I answered.


Jim, Diana and James (aka Jimmy)
Too many toys, not enough $$ to buy a ranch in Denver.

2  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Happy Birthday! on: September 24, 2021, 09:29:41 PM
Happy Birthday Mini! 

3  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / good source for Sheet metal? on: August 16, 2021, 05:25:37 PM
My brother is finally getting back to working on his '63 shell, and he needs some replacement sheet metal around the trunk opening.   He was using Seven Enterprises, just wondered if there's any other recommendations?


4  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Dfw mini mechanics on: August 16, 2021, 05:23:57 PM
If you haven't gotten it sorted yet, Lloyd at British Auto Specialists in Haltom City was using an 850 for his daily driver, so he knows a thing or two...


5  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Austin America curious.... on: May 11, 2021, 08:07:16 PM
I found it, it's


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
6  General Discussions / The Lounge / Austin America curious.... on: May 11, 2021, 12:08:32 AM
After years of being among those that looked at Austin Americas (and their MG1300 brethren) as being drivetrain donors for Minis... I have a chance to pick up an AA1300 with title.   Being not only a bigger person in terms of growth... but a bigger person the larger car does have appeal.

Just wondered what the group knows of support in terms of interior parts, and possibly bits and pieces.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
7  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: A new Mini in McKinney on: May 10, 2021, 11:57:10 PM
John, how dare you spread such a true ok, it's true. 

I'm currently working for Dish Networks on their attempt to be the 4th 5G wireless carrier.  The money looked good until I realized that it's easier to find a house in Menlo Park CA than it is in Denver.   Co workers have stories of being outbid by $60k above asking price.

Welcome to McKinney, Jim #2!


Jim, Diana and not so "mini" Mini Me
too many toys to give up my property....
8  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Denver Bound.... again on: February 10, 2021, 12:48:23 AM
Thanks John!

Yeah, the Denver area is a bit more expensive than Dallas (ok, a lot if I don't want a 40 minute commute) so I'm trying to judge how solid this job is.   Dish has to build a 5G network to cover a significant part of the US in the next several years.... just not sure if they understand what they're trying to do in practical terms.   That's my challenge, to help them navigate the environment of telecom carriers....

Which I've been doing for a few years..  Wink


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
and some neglected LBCs
9  General Discussions / The Lounge / Interesting 1966 Mini Cooper S for sale on Bring A Trailer on: February 09, 2021, 10:06:43 PM
With a seller that thinks it's his gold mine......

Still, an interesting discussion on the differences with the Australian and New Zealand market cars, once the experts stepped in.


Miniless in Denver... for now
10  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Denver Bound.... again on: December 30, 2020, 09:25:59 PM
I'm in the process of being hired full time, so if it works out eventually I'll be moving lock stock and barn full of LBCs north, including the family.

And yes, MOTR is still around, in a Covid reduced fashion.   I'm hoping things will get better in the spring, so life can start again.

Happy New Year, y'all!


Jim, Diana and Jimmy(aka not so Mini-Me now)

11  General Discussions / The Lounge / Denver Bound.... again on: November 01, 2020, 11:41:41 PM
Seems like I'm going to be back in Denver yet again.   Keep your fingers crossed, this might be a real full time position.


Almost Oklahoma
12  Technical Forums / Projects / Re: Fuel cell on: September 16, 2020, 06:10:00 PM
so I guess have  bolts between the two flat pieces through the floor, and use pieces of pipe or nuts on the bolt (allthread??) to act as standoffs between the trunk floor and the upper panel?   Or even stacks of washers, glued together to make it easier to assemble.

Sounds like an interesting challenge.



13  Technical Forums / Projects / Re: Fuel cell on: September 16, 2020, 11:12:38 AM
Hi John,

Short of cutting the floor, here's a couple of ideas I can think of off the top of my head...

1)   Level the area the tank will go with bondo

2)  get a piece of aluminum sheet metal the size of the tank, and build supports under it out of bondo or wood to contact the boot floor.

If you've figured it out already, let us know!


14  Classifieds / Cars For Sale/Wanted / Re: 1963 Austin Mini for sale on: September 16, 2020, 11:07:17 AM
Sorry, I don't have any Minis for sale currently.


15  General Discussions / The Lounge / Just checking in on: August 11, 2020, 11:37:02 PM
Howdy y'all

Just checking in.   Every time I've started to post something I've just had trouble putting thoughts together.

I hope everyone has been staying safe.   I have been working remotely since March of 2019 so it's been pretty much normal, except for my son being home for spring break in March.. and never leaving.   

I haven't done much with my LBCs for too long, but I'm hoping to change that this fall.   

Feel free to talk about what you've been able to do, or what things you'd like to do to your toys!


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
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