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1  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Long time no see! on: January 21, 2023, 03:46:01 PM
Welcome back, Paul.  We've missed you.
2  Classifieds / Cars For Sale/Wanted / Mini wanted on: May 09, 2022, 10:39:43 AM
I got an email from somebody in the DFW area who's looking to buy a project car.  If you can help him out you can call him at 972-365-3045 or email him at [email protected]
3  General Discussions / The Lounge / Happy Birthday to us on: May 09, 2022, 10:36:44 AM
MOT is, officially, 24 years old today.  It all began with an informal gathering of Mini Owners in San Antonio on May 9, 1998.  We had so much fun that we decided to do it again the next year.  That second get-together was when we adopted the official Mini Owners of Texas name -- MOT for short.  And the rest, as they say, is history.  You can read all about the early days of MOT in the "About Us" tab at the top of this forum.
4  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Hello from Justin, TX - new to forum/minis/cars in general on: April 20, 2022, 10:24:23 AM
Welcome to MOT, Anthony.  All you folks in the DFW area -- pitch in and help him learn the ins and outs of Mini ownership.
5  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: New in Texas on: April 01, 2022, 06:53:13 PM
Welcome to MOT, Jim.  I'm glad we finally got the log-in thing straightened out.  And thanks, Paul, for pointing him in our direction.  We have members scattered all over the Lone Star State and elsewhere.  I, for instance, live in Shreveport, LA.  You'll find, too, that our membership is not restricted to Classic Mini owners.  We also have a bunch of New MINI owners.
6  Technical Forums / Projects / Simple project -- NOT! on: November 29, 2021, 12:40:21 AM
Started on what should have been a very simple project on Li'l Red today -- mounting some 6-1/2 inch speakers in the rear parcel shelf.  But I quickly discovered that a previous owner had really butchered the metal there.  He'd cut some jagged holes for some off-size speakers -- too big for 6-1/2" and too small for 8".  So, I had to cut some metal plates to cover the old jagged holes and give me a clean surface to start over again.  I was able to mark the speaker positions on the underside of the carpet that covers the parcel shelf and then remove the carpet so I could cut the holes for the speakers.  Now I'll be able to use that carpet as a template to mark where I need to cut the new metal plates so the speakers will just drop in.   Fortunately, the weather here is supposed to be really nice for most of the next week so I should have plenty of time to do it right before the weather turns nasty again.  Simple project?  NOT!!!  It's turned out to be a complicated mess!

7  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Rear seat needed on: November 18, 2021, 07:40:48 PM
Hi, fellow Miniacs.  I received the following message today and was wondering if any of you might be able to help him:

Hi Im a member of MOTR, Minis of the Rockies.   

Im flying to San Antonio this Saturday to collect a 1990 Rover Mini Mayfair I recently bought.  The car is decent but its missing a rear seat and I thought I might enquire and see if anyone between San Antonio north through Lubbock and Amarillo might have one to sell.

I pickup the car Sunday and Im off Monday morning, after getting some new tires installed, back to Denver.  Well be spending Monday night in Amarillo.

If you could post and ask on your forum I would appreciate any leads.

Tom Woodward

1990 Mini Mayfair Shakes"
2006 MINI R50 Skeeter'
2011 MINI R57 BB*
2015 MINI r60 Olaf

Thanks a bunch.
8  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Just checking in.... on: September 25, 2021, 08:39:09 AM
Welcome home!
9  General Discussions / The Lounge / Happy Birthday! on: August 26, 2021, 09:17:40 AM
This day, August 26th, is a landmark day in the history of the little British cars that we all love so much.  It was on August 26, 1959 that the Mini was first introduced to the public.  So, Happy Birthday Mini!!!
10  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: good source for Sheet metal? on: August 16, 2021, 06:56:13 PM
Even with the exorbitant cost of shipping across the pond, he might still come out better in the long run by shopping some of the major British suppliers like Mini Spares or Mini Sport.
There's also Sommerford Mini, Rimmer Brothers, and a few others whose names escape me at the moment.  I know some of them carry genuine British Heritage body parts.

11  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Dfw mini mechanics on: June 28, 2021, 09:50:26 PM
They specialize in Nash Metropolitans and British taxis but they'll work on any British car and several of our Mini owners in the DFW area have used them before.  If it's British, they'll work on it.
12  Technical Forums / Maintenance Issues / Re: Dfw mini mechanics on: June 28, 2021, 07:36:40 PM
A lot of people use Kip Motor Company in Dallas
13  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: A new Mini in McKinney on: April 03, 2021, 04:42:41 PM
Well, alright!  Now we've got two Jims in McKinney with Minis.  Except, last I heard, Jim Gambony was working in Denver.

14  Technical Forums / Projects / AutoX Mini update on: April 01, 2021, 10:14:09 PM
I got the permanent fuel cell mount secured in the spare tire well of the AutoX car and the fuel cell mounted to it.  Piece o' cake and it works like a charm.

Next project was to replace a leaking freeze plug in the block.  No prob there.  But I had to order some from England because I couldn't find any of the same design here in the U.S.

After that, the next project was replacing the HS2 (1-1/4 inch) carbs, that have been on the car since I built it back in the late '80s, with HS4s (1-1/2 inch).  Had to order a new manifold and, when I got it, had to take it to the machine shop to get it grooved out for the locating rings.  Did a test fit today and discovered that I've got interference between the manifold and the center tube of the LCB, so I'm going to have to do a little bit of grinding to get everything to fit properly.

If it ain't one thing, it's another!!!
15  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Denver Bound.... again on: December 31, 2020, 01:49:58 PM
Moving all of those cars and parts is going to be quite a job!  Hope everything works out well for you, Jim.
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