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 on: August 06, 2022, 08:58:31 PM 
Started by RKGEIST - Last post by RKGEIST
Thinking of ordering a new JCW Countryman - is the JCW pkg worth the extra $$ ? Have an s countryman which is fun to drive- thoughts? RK GEIST

 on: May 09, 2022, 10:39:43 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
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]

 on: May 09, 2022, 10:36:44 AM 
Started by John Lieberman - Last post by John Lieberman
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.

 on: April 22, 2022, 09:57:57 PM 
Started by Tremainmini - Last post by Tremainmini
After calling both places, it looks like Iím going to take it to BAS. Little bit closer, and they seemed much more excited to really help me understand what is going on with it. I will be at the British car day, itís an early 21st birthday gift for me! Very excited to meet you hopefully, and As many mini owners as I can.

Thank you for the warm welcome

 on: April 20, 2022, 09:18:28 PM 
Started by Tremainmini - Last post by BritBits
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

 on: April 20, 2022, 10:24:23 AM 
Started by Tremainmini - Last post by John Lieberman
Welcome to MOT, Anthony.  All you folks in the DFW area -- pitch in and help him learn the ins and outs of Mini ownership.

 on: April 20, 2022, 09:10:40 AM 
Started by Tremainmini - Last post by Tremainmini
Hello all,

Iím very happy to be joining you all here, and am excited to keep tabs on this forum and learn many new things. I am the 20yo owner of a 1962 Austin Mini 850 and it is my very first classic, so I have lots to learn.

Unfortunately itís got a smoking habit right now, and the SU is confusing me beyond belief, so it is going over to KIP or BAS in the near future.
Additionally, if anyone in the North FW area would be interested in allowing me to shadow them a few times to learn some things about these cars. I would be really interested in doing so.

 on: April 02, 2022, 07:56:33 AM 
Started by Hynesjb57 - Last post by Hynesjb57
I have three minis,
1965 Austin, MK1  modified (1275 motor)
1961 Austin Seven 850 standard
1965 Austin Cooper S original, still undergoing resto.
also have one of those trailers made from two boot sections.

 on: April 01, 2022, 06:53:13 PM 
Started by Hynesjb57 - Last post by John Lieberman
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.

 on: April 01, 2022, 05:26:43 PM 
Started by Hynesjb57 - Last post by BritBits
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.

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