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 on: December 19, 2017, 06:12:25 PM 
Started by lugnut - Last post by lugnut
Can't believe no one has watched "Project Binky" on youtube. Completely rebuilding a mini like you wouldnt believe. These are two blokes from Shropshire reimagining the mini. A mature vidio without the loud music. Dry british humor. This is the best video on youtube. Unbelievable fabrication.    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7hCPODjJO7s   

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 on: December 19, 2017, 05:59:03 PM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by lugnut
Great savings buying from England. Mini spares is probably the largest and basically a expanded MiniMania. Same part numbers. Shipping is often as fast or faster than domestic, unless it is held up by customs. Sometimes you can save half, including shipping. Also Minisport USA has a rep in Florida that keeps USA time and is very helpful. Good discounts over holidays. 

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 on: November 26, 2017, 08:13:22 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
Entries are coming in for the Book Run.  The makes represented so far are Chevrolet (including Corvette), Dodge, Ford, Honda, Lincoln, and Toyota.  My estimate at the moment is about 25 cars entered.  The check-run and required Safety Check have been completed, and we are about ready to meet you on Saturday (9:30am) at Toyota of Rockwall.  Tomorrow I will be sending out the rules to all who are preregistered.  Join us!
Sasha
(msreg.com/CBR17msr)

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 on: November 20, 2017, 11:13:47 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
I would like to invite you to a fun road rally benefiting the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children, on Saturday, December 2nd. The Children's Book Run will start at Toyota of Rockwall, and end at Snuffer's Restaurant, also on I-30 nearby. In between will be miles of country roads of all sorts, but all paved. Following the course will be easy, but scoring maximum points will be a challenge.

All street-legal 4-wheel vehicles are welcome. Each car must have a driver and a navigator; passengers are allowed. Each person in the car should bring one new children's book, for any age. For details, go to msreg.com/CBR17msr .  You can also preregister there, by paging down and clicking on "Continue". Preregistration is required.

Rally-day registration at Toyota of Rockwall will open at 10:00am, with the first car leaving at 11:31. The festivities at Snuffers should be over by about 3:00pm.

Join us!

Sasha

 5 
 on: November 09, 2017, 08:55:44 PM 
Started by MOTadmin - Last post by John Lieberman
Hi, all.

I am Derek Salvage, returning to the fold after a lapse of many years. Now retired in Spring, Texas. Still have my 1964 1071 S which I am slowly getting road worthy again. Now registered and running, but very rough at low revs. Still, better than before !
Have lost rack of who is still around to work on these cars. Graham Davies did a great job on re-building the motor but that was nearly 10 years ago. Any pointers on who is still around would be welcome!


Graham retired several years ago for health reasons and sold off everything in his shop before moving to the northeast to be with his family.  I bought a ton of parts from him when he shut down, including the motor that's in my car right now and the trailer I use to haul it to events.

Since I'm in Louisiana, I'm not sure who in Houston, San Antonio, or Austin still works on Minis.  There's Kip Motors in DFW but I can't help you with anything closer to the Houston area. 

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 on: November 09, 2017, 08:39:34 PM 
Started by MOTadmin - Last post by John Lieberman
Hi, all!  Just letting everybody know that I'm still alive and well in Shreveport and so is the AutoX Mini, 30 years into the mission, although it is in need of a good "freshening" before next season. 

Toward that end, now is still a great time to buy parts directly from England.  Even though the exchange rate isn't quite as good as it was a couple of months ago when I ordered my front alloy brakes and wheels from Mini Sport, it's still much better than it used to be.  One US dollar today equals one GB pound.  As an example of how this can save you money, I just got a shipment today from Mini Spares.  I got Mahle (Vandervell VP2) main and rod bearings, thrust washers, a high-capacity water pump, and a full gasket set for $125.  DHL Express shipping from the UK was $23 and that was the lowest shipping rate offered.

On the tire mounting issue, I recently took a couple of fresh Hoosier slicks (20.5x7-13) to a local independent tire shop where I had recently bought new tires for my pick-em-up truck and asked if they could mount them on my 13x6 Diamond Racing rims.  "Sure!  We can do that."  Right!  Apparently, this guy had never mounted slicks before.  They've got a bead that's even more rigid than the Yokos.  The old ones came off the rims with no problem at all and the new ones went on just as easily.  But, he had a bee-itch of a time trying to get the bead to seat on the new ones.  He cussed the tires up one side and down the other.  Then he cussed me up and down, too.  But, eventually, he got them mounted and then told me to never bring him any more!!!  He only charged me $10 per wheel to mount the new slicks and dispose of the old ones.

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 on: October 20, 2017, 07:39:42 PM 
Started by sccarally - Last post by sccarally
Dear Rally friends,

Our rally school is set for Saturday, November 4th.  It will be held in one of the classrooms at my church, St. Barnabas Presbyterian Church at 1220 W Belt Line Rd, Richardson, TX 75080.  Registration will open at 9am.  We will start the class as soon as it looks like most of the attendees are there. 

Admission is free to those who RSVP to [email protected].  We need to have a firm count to set up the room for our use.  $5 per person will be charged for walk-ups.

We will start with a brief overview of rallying in general, with a mention of other types of rallies that you might encounter. 

We will describe the three rally types we do, then go into detail on how to best attack each one.  Hints and tips will be given.  There will be time for questions.

I.   Shortest-distance rally.  On a map with 12(?) points marked, we give you 1/2-hour(?) to determine the order you would need to visit these to do it in the shortest distance.  Then you drive that route, and we measure your distance.  There are no tricks or traps, so we won't spend much time on this rally type at the school.   

II.  GTA rally (Tour).  In this rally we give you a route to follow, which you should have no trouble doing.  We ask you questions, the answers for which will be found on signs or from landmarks along the way.  Most of you won't find (or properly recognize) all of them. 

III. GTA rally (Course).  Again, you are given a route to follow.  But we have ways to influence you to take a detour in several places, and these detours cost you points.  Signs and landmarks are used to tell us which route you took, and to tell you that you are where we expect you to be.

Some of the questions are tricky.  We will explain some of them in the school.  Others we will save for future rallies!

There will not be any driving as part of the school.

The school will be at the northeast corner of Belt Line Rd and Mimosa Dr in Richardson.  Come to the north side of the church, and use the door in the middle of that side of the building.  Then turn right, and look for a rally sign.

We hope to see you there!

SCCARALLY

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 on: October 20, 2017, 08:16:01 AM 
Started by MOTadmin - Last post by Velopackrat
Derek,
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?
Regards,
Chris

 9 
 on: October 18, 2017, 01:27:21 PM 
Started by MOTadmin - Last post by 1071das
Hi, all.

I am Derek Salvage, returning to the fold after a lapse of many years. Now retired in Spring, Texas. Still have my 1964 1071 S which I am slowly getting road worthy again. Now registered and running, but very rough at low revs. Still, better than before !
Have lost rack of who is still around to work on these cars. Graham Davies did a great job on re-building the motor but that was nearly 10 years ago. Any pointers on who is still around would be welcome!

 10 
 on: October 16, 2017, 04:36:48 PM 
Started by MOTadmin - Last post by Wings
Congrats on your impending retirement and good luck with your 'toys'. I'm glad you found the group.

Paul

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