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1  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: A message from the admins on: April 04, 2023, 08:53:53 PM
Hi John,

Sorry to hear we're at the end here... but it has been pretty quiet lately.   :-(

I'm trying to get the Cooper ambulatory in time for ABCDE in May, it'll be interesting to see how many cars show up this year.


Jim, Diana and James (aka Mini-Me)
1963 Awesome Cooper
and a few other toys... ;-)
2  General Discussions / Events / Dallas All British and European Car Day 2023 White Rock Lake, Dallas on: March 28, 2023, 09:33:07 PM
Coming up soon!

When: Sunday May 7th, 2023
9 am Vendor & Car Club Setup
10 am Show Field Opens
2 pm Voting Ballots Due
3 pm Winners Announced

Where: Dreyfuss Club Point, White Rock Lake Park

600 E. Lawther, Dallas, Texas
Park entrance at Buckner Blvd and Lake Highlands Drive.

Follow the ABCDE signs.

Full details at:

3  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: Looking for Magic Wand shifter parts on: March 28, 2023, 09:21:26 PM
My brother was able to track down an 848 and trans for the pumpkin.   I have a couple of shift levers, but the critters in the barn may have grabbed the other parts to line their nests. 
4  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Looking for Magic Wand shifter parts on: March 28, 2023, 09:15:02 PM
I'm looking for the stamped steel piece and spring and plastic (nylon??) washer from a magic wand style trans.   


Jim Gambony
5  General Discussions / The Lounge / Hobby Lobby Classic Mini Christmas ornament on: December 23, 2022, 12:15:41 AM
A couple of weeks ago I managed to pick up some presumably glass ornaments of a classic Mini with a christmas tree on top.   Now the Hobby Lobby website isn't letting me pull up the specifics, it was item HL9182508.

I'll see if I can post some pictures.   It's no longer on the HL site, not sure if it's sold out or just some legal eagle at Big Money Waste shut them down.


Jim, Diana and Jimmy
Too many Minis, not enough Dollars.
6  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Hello from Justin, TX - new to forum/minis/cars in general on: April 20, 2022, 09:18:28 PM
Hi Anthony, welcome to MOT!!

Very nice looking early Mini, I look forward to meeting you and hearing the story on how it came into your life.

Lloyd at BAS was using an 848 powered car as his daily commuter,  so he'll know what to do.  I've heard good things about Kip also, but I haven't had them do any work on my cars.

The SU is a fairly simple carb, but it took me a while to wrap my head around the jet size changing as the needle moves up and down.   If the bolt pattern to the intake manifold is two studs/nuts vertically, it's an HS2, common on the 850s originally.   If the bolt pattern is diagonal, most likely an HS4. 

The one thing I've heard constantly over the years is... if you think it has a carb problem, check and fix the ignition.   It's not for nothing that Joseph Lucas is half jokingly called "the prince of darkness".   If that doesn't solve the problem, then it's time to go after the carb.   Then again, the new gasoline formulations don't store well, and aren't always kind to the rubber and plastics in the fuel systems of the Mini.

The Dallas All British Car Day is going to be on Sunday May 1st, 2022 at Dreyfus Club Pt on White Rock Lake.   I plan to be there, although I'm not sure I'll be able to bring a car this year, as the sports teams say, it's a rebuilding year for me.   I will be wearing my pride via Mini themed t-shirt though.


Jim, Diana and James Gambony
'63 Austin Cooper 997
and a few other toys
7  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: New in Texas on: April 01, 2022, 05:26:43 PM
Welcome to MOT!   

There are a few of us in the local area, I'm on the east side of McKinney.

So...whatcha got?


Jim, Diana and Jimmy Gambony
'63 Austin Cooper
'61 Morris vintage race project
'60 Morris project.
8  General Discussions / The Lounge / Happy Holidays/Happy New Year to the MOT community! on: December 27, 2021, 12:19:29 AM
Greetings and happy Holidays!

It's been an interesting year, it started out back in Denver doing fiber network design for a company that decided to use Amazon internet for it's cellular network backbone.   Back to Dallas, back to fiber design.   

My brother picked up both an 850 and 1275 Metro drivetrain (on a 3 synchro gearbox, of all things) this past month, so the Pumpkin is progressing.   My new employment lets me work from home again, so 2022 should be the year of the Mini for my projects.

Best wishes to all of you and your families!   May the new year ring in peace, and a return to some normalcy.


Jim, Diana and James (fka Mini Me)
'63 Awesome Mini Cooper, and a few other toys...
9  Classifieds / Parts For Sale/Wanted / Re: Rear seat needed on: November 18, 2021, 11:32:55 PM
I'm guessing he wants a working seat?   The only magic other than vinyl tailored to fit  and a decent shape on the seat bottom foam is the metal cap at the top of the seat back, I think I have a spare in the collection.   But nothing to use as is.

If he's going through Amarillo it's a fun trip on the back roads from Amarillo to Raton, NM.


Jim, Diana and not-so-MiniMe James.
10  General Discussions / The Lounge / Re: Mini magazines for give away. 2002-2006 on: November 04, 2021, 08:50:44 PM
Hi Skip,

If no one else has claimed them......


'63 Awesome Cooper...and a few other toys
11  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.

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

13  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?


14  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...


15  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
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