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#211 OFFLINE   the judge

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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:11 PM

He went bankrupt. Literally.


Mr Shitpeas shouldn't regret that decision. Best decision I ever made.
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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:12 PM

Yes yes, alright, it means you have to use the Merc!

 

Yeah, back to back I prefer the SLK.  Much more room in the the Bini though. And more (good) noise. 

 

WheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeP.


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Posted 15 February 2019 - 08:16 PM

My god, it's huge inside. I can't get over it, I feel like a child inside with plastic rockets everywhere and not being able to see more than four feet in front of me.
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Posted 17 February 2019 - 09:56 PM

Right.
 
"Jim" very kindly lent me this for the weekend, because the legacy is getting a tow bar fitted in Scaryoldcortina's yard.  It's also being straightened and having the exhaust welded back on.  More on that elsewhere, later.
 
Some useful pictures:
 
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MINI will take a full week's worth of shopping, a bag of reusable nappies for two kids, and a pan.  Probably not a lot else though.
 
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It will also take two kids in the back, one forward facing and one rear.
 
The forward facing one fits in the front too, and my two year old enjoyed pointing at the huge speedometer and going "tick tock".  Particularly as the supercharger was doing it's stuff.  You can't turn the passenger airbag off though, so getting the rear facing seat in is a matter of floating the seat, complete with child, horizontally over the folded forward front seat.  The kids can then reach each other, which is why the big seat is covered in squashed banana.
 
I'm uploading a video which outlines what I think of driving it.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:18 PM

In car thoughts, with a steering wheel shaped fake moustache


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:31 PM

This is what that kind of noise looks like using the other camera:.


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 10:31 PM

A fellow half-blood/daywalker, I see.


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:00 PM

The on again / off again relationship the dash lights are having with each other are off again. Which is good.

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I'd not actually driven it in the proper dark so took it out for a spin when L1 and jnrL1 dropped it off tonight. Yes, while the headlights might be good for dogging or for finding a lost contact lense, they're not the best for seeing where you're driving. Something else to add to the TO DO list.

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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:03 PM

Those wheels look brilliant, what a great little thing.


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:07 PM

Good choice, Mr Bell. I fancy one of these, simply because I really liked the N/A Cooper I had, but just felt it wasn't fast enough.

 

Will look out for roffle/for sale thread.

 

Edit: I thought it looked decent on the other wheels, too. Sorry!!


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Posted 17 February 2019 - 11:16 PM

Good choice, Mr Bell. I fancy one of these, simply because I really liked the N/A Cooper I had, but just felt it wasn't fast enough.


Well the good news is that this one is definitely fast enough. I can't imagine anyone getting out of it after a spirited drive and reporting that it's not fast enough. Two people that have driven this one have said it's too fast (which is absurd), but you do have to be careful. Like a Volvo T5 I could imagine this being a non-descript licence loser in the wrong hands.

Luckily I mostly drive like an old woman.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:54 AM

I dunno, for track days etc. I would probably expect to want to make it faster.

But it's a car that encourages flat out, and flat out involves 95 rather than 65 in many places. Obviously you can and do drive slower than that, but it's always a temptation, where a bigger more mature car might just have the reassurance that you *could* go faster.

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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

What I found driving it is that because it's small and nimble it encourages you to drive faster in places you probably shouldn't.
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Posted Yesterday, 08:52 PM

Hmm.

I would go with that, but it's huge compared to the MGF and less than two inches narrower than the legacy.

It's definitely nimble though, and it grips and grips so it makes you very confident about fast bumpy roads.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:10 PM

Cheers fella.
All knowledge is good knowledge.
A couple of them are broken anyway man. Is there anyway to "rejoin" the magic heat lines in situ?

Have successfully used this g g ger ger granville stuff that halfords always sell, just don't use the supplied cardboard template as its way too big... Unfortunately it's not cheap at just over a tenner but the one I have is at least 5 yrs old and has stored well + been used on many rear screens.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:21 PM

Well the good news is that this one is definitely fast enough. I can't imagine anyone getting out of it after a spirited drive and reporting that it's not fast enough. Two people that have driven this one have said it's too fast (which is absurd), but you do have to be careful. Like a Volvo T5 I could imagine this being a non-descript licence loser in the wrong hands.

Luckily I mostly drive like an old woman.


Back in 2004 in my gap year I worked in a place where there was 4 Mini Cooper S's as company cars - all were had new. I never got to drive them (being 18 and insurance), however the bosses were big car enthusiast drove them all. They did note that there was a wide variation in performance between those 4 cars. Some definitely had much more power and free-revving engines than others. Impromptu drag races back from a company meal proved this.

Why this is the case I don't know. Could have been manufacturing variation or simply how they were ran in. However it certainly could be the case you jump into one and it had a very different character to another you jump in.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:27 PM

Have successfully used this g g ger ger granville stuff that halfords always sell, just don't use the supplied cardboard template as its way too big... Unfortunately it's not cheap at just over a tenner but the one I have is at least 5 yrs old and has stored well + been used on many rear screens.
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Cheers for the info man. Ive just spunked £35 on some genuine Mini rubber mats so another tenner on something like this which might actually fix something seems good value to me. I'll get some ordered and give it a go.

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Posted Yesterday, 09:38 PM

Back in 2004 in my gap year I worked in a place where there was 4 Mini Cooper S's as company cars - all were had new. I never got to drive them (being 18 and insurance), however the bosses were big car enthusiast drove them all. They did note that there was a wide variation in performance between those 4 cars. Some definitely had much more power and free-revving engines than others. Impromptu drag races back from a company meal proved this.

Why this is the case I don't know. Could have been manufacturing variation or simply how they were ran in. However it certainly could be the case you jump into one and it had a very different character to another you jump in.


How strange. Maybe supercharger tolerances? Would of thought they'd all be near enough from factory but like you say, could be as simple as how they're run in. I'm actually happy with the power in this one. I VERY FUCKING NEARLY spent north of £500 on performance parts not long after I got it. (lightened larger crank pulley, smaller charger pulley, smaller lightened alternator pulley, lighter tensioner, belt).
Glad I didn't now, but I probably will at some time in the future.

Orranje reckon all that would be good for a +25% power increase.
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Posted Yesterday, 09:52 PM

I presume you’ve already spotted it has an upgraded non standard intercooler already?

The more I see this thread the more I’m gutted I didn’t buy it now! Lol
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Posted Yesterday, 09:54 PM

I presume you’ve already spotted it has an upgraded non standard intercooler already?

The more I see this thread the more I’m gutted I didn’t buy it now! Lol

 

The top mount?

 

errrrrrr, no?

 

Looks standard?

 

Though I've not looked hard mind.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:00 PM

Indeed the top mount.

Unless I’m mistaken it’s a non standard updated jobbie. Someone’s spent a few quid on it already potentially.

Can’t remember the brand now but I’m sure it’s an unrated job.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 PM

Indeed the top mount.

Unless I’m mistaken it’s a non standard updated jobbie. Someone’s spent a few quid on it already potentially.

Can’t remember the brand now but I’m sure it’s an unrated job.

 

 

Cheers for the info man, I'll have a look at it in the morning.

 

Free historic  already implemented upgrades are the best!


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Posted Yesterday, 10:07 PM

You're going to buy a smaller pulley and discover it's bigger than the one on it..
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Posted Yesterday, 10:11 PM

You're going to buy a smaller pulley and discover it's bigger than the one on it..

 

Thats what I was just thinking too.


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Posted Yesterday, 10:18 PM

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Ok, looking at that historic pic it's clearly a GRS top mount.

A £425 upgrade when new, so somebody really has spent time and money on it. I bet there IS a smaller pulley on it. ..

Thanks for the tip Fraz, I'd not have noticed if you hadn't mentioned it.
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