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1  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Tour du I35 for Spring Break on: March 19, 2018, 05:44:48 PM
Well, it was another SA drive by at 2 am, so we didn't wake you up.   The trip went ok for the most part, except for a fuel pump failure in the Expedition.  A local shop replaced it at a reasonable price but it threw off our schedule.   See, it's not only Minis that have issues. Wink

Just curious if anyone in the group has applied for the SENTRI program for speeding through customs?   According to the Customs website it was supposed to be only a 2 hour wait last night, it turned into a 3 hour wait Sad

Several interesting Minis on BAT this week.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
2  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Tour du I35 for Spring Break on: March 12, 2018, 11:08:01 PM
I'll let you know when we're on the way back north.   My wife prefers to make the journey from Laredo to Monterrey and back during daylight, less ghouls at that time. 

It's a wonderful country, it'd be a better country if the gringos could stop buying drugs.   End of my public service announcement. Racing my Mini is the only high I need!


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
Mini and a Mini and a Mini and Huh?
3  General Discussions / Our New Board / Re: New members - introduce yourselves on: March 12, 2018, 10:37:30 PM
Welcome to our group!   I'm just a few miles north of Wylie, on the north side of Lucas.   

I don't know what you've figured out so far, we are an "unclub" of clubs.   No dues, no set meetings, no newsletter.  We are really just a group of Mini owners pulled together by our common interest in the Mini (and now MINI too).

I currently have 3 Mk 1s, a 63 Austin Cooper 997, a '61 Morris Mini done up as a Cooper S vintage racer and a '60 Morris project car.

April is the Dallas All British and European car day at White Rock Lake.   September there is the Texas All British Car Day in Round Rock, just north of Austin.   


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
'63 Austin Cooper and a few other toys
4  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Tour du I35 for Spring Break on: March 12, 2018, 08:13:38 PM
As usual we got a late start so we went through SA about 3 am.  I waved but didn't bother calling.  Maybe on the return trip.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
'63 Awesome Cooper and a few other toys
5  General Discussions / The Lounge / Familiar looking 1970 Countryman on Bring a Trailer on: March 09, 2018, 10:37:41 AM

Hmmm, looks just like a car that used to be in Lucas TX.    Ok, the title shows the previous owner was in Lucas.      


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
just north of Lucas, TX
6  General Discussions / The Lounge / Tour du I35 for Spring Break on: March 05, 2018, 10:34:04 AM
We'll be making the long trip from Dallas to the south end of I35 and back during spring break.   Not sure of the exact timing.    We'll probably overnight in San Antonio.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy (aka Mini-Me)

7  Technical Forums / Projects / Re: Vandalism on: February 27, 2018, 11:05:53 AM
John, I'm sorry to hear it.  Hopefully the police can track down the culprits. 
8  General Discussions / Events / TX All British Car Day 2017 on: September 19, 2017, 07:37:06 PM
Anyone going?   I have Scout training on Saturday morning, we're trying to decide if we should make the drive Saturday afternoon.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
Too many old cars, not enough cents
9  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Checking on the Houston Area MOT'ers on: September 03, 2017, 09:37:13 PM
And if anyone is here in the Dallas area, let me know and maybe we can arrange some distractions. 


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
McKinney TX
Too many toys and not enough time
10  General Discussions / The Lounge / Checking on the Houston Area MOT'ers on: September 03, 2017, 11:32:11 AM
Just checking to see how you are doing, and if anyone needs any help.


Jim Gambony
'63 Austin Coopoer
11  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Rip Van Gambony needs recommendations for good LBC machine shops in Dallas area on: August 16, 2017, 08:31:16 PM
Hard to believe it's been 15 years since 2002....  basically my LBC active life ended with the bankruptcy of WorldConnn.   I had different shops for the various technical work then, I suspect some have closed.  The machine shop I relied on for engine work was in Ft Worth.   I don't have the free time to drive that far anymore.

So... who can recommend a competent machine shop for engine work?  The LBCs aren't complicated, but it's nice to know they won't ask if it's from a farm tractor.  The shop in Ft Worth that I took my Spitfire parts to had some bits that owners hadn't collected, so at least they knew the cars.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
More cars than money

12  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: 1275/1300 drivetrain wanted on: August 16, 2017, 07:44:30 PM
Michael, Chris,

Thanks for the info.  I'll see if I can track down Mini Mike... and I'll pass along the info you sent Chris.

My brother runs his own remodeling company... when he's busy he has no time to play with his projects and when it's quiet he's wary about spending too much $$.   Maybe I can convince him to pick up the parts he needs now while he's busy.  Wink


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
Almost Oklahoma, Texas
13  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: I'm Baaaack! John Lee on: August 14, 2017, 10:32:56 PM
Hi John, welcome back!

Most of the usual suspects have moved on from MOT, I guess our dues are too high?   (kidding)

I'm probably the grump scaring away new MINIs.   After fighting to teach people that not all Minis are Coopers, what does BMW do?   Only sell Coopers in the US.   B*st*rds.   My brother is active in the BMW world and in the summer after the new MINI was offered the traditional BMW crowd were tired of hearing about them, based on comments in the Rondel.   

Nice cars, my friends in NJ got one of the first of the 2002 batch.   As I'd just lost all my retirement money and stock in Worldcom I wasn't rushing out to buy a new car.   Still haven't 15 years later.

I see CVAR is running at TWS in October this year.   Planning on being there, one form or another?


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
'63 Austin Cooper, '61 Vintage race Mini "1275S" wannabe

14  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / 1275/1300 drivetrain wanted on: August 14, 2017, 10:16:37 PM
Yeah, I know, everyone wants one.   I'm just floating the question for my brother, who is now the proud owner of the infamous Pumpkin.   He's got the shell straightened out and is trying to decide on the drivetrain.

He's on the east coast, so solid rumors of parts in the greater NY/NJ area are of interest.   


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
Almost Oklahoma
15  General Discussions / Events / Re: DFW: Time for our "shortest distance" rally again! on: August 13, 2017, 02:12:58 PM
The one we ran several years ago was a lot of fun, but this year there's a school event in the morning and a Cub Scout meeting in the after noon.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
'63 Austin Cooper
and not enough time
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