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  2. I've added the photos I took to the album attached to the event
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  4. Since we had to back out of MTTS, I am using MATG as my back up Summer rally! Registration went live this week. Is anyone else planning on heading up to NY?
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  6. So maybe someone can tell me if they think I will have and issues with rims and tires I just got. So oem is 16x6.5 and offset of 48 and current tires are 195/55/16. New rims are 16x7 offset of 45. New tires are 205/50/16. I don't think there would be any rubbing issues but any comments will be greatly appreciated.
  7. I know it's been a while since I've posted, but today Krusty passed its medical exam!!! Proof that it worked. I mean I have been driving it, but it's official. I got it running for the first time in November. I had to replace the two freeze plugs Drain the coolant a million times, including cleaning out the heater core Drain the oil a bunch of times I JB welded the inside of the coolant manifold, it looked like the top head had a small crack.
  8. Thank you. I had just sent you a quick message about the Creamery Run. I did find a 1998 Mini Paul Smith Edition and it is on it's way to me. I couldn't pass up on the price even though the automatic transmission will need a rebuild eventually. The car is rust free from all of the pictures that I have seen. I am excited to start this new journey. My wife wanted the AC especially if we are driving it in the summer. Hopefully it will last and if not I can bandaid it as long as I can. Fingers crossed on that. Of course if I really start having issues I will go back to my original plan of a honda swap. More money, but I am saving my pennies, quarters, dollars for that one. Question for you, since you own a classic. I see in your signature you are running a K&N air filter and 10" wheels. Cold air intake or just a K&N filter. And where did you source your wheels? I believe mine will have 12", but I want to go down to 10" with maybe a wider tire for when I get a wide body kit. And thank you for the advice about joining capital mini registry. I will look into that group
  9. Tom, I am happy to help get you pointed in the correct direction, this group is predominately focused around the BMW owner re-launch of the MINI. There are a few of us that also own classics. I would recommend joining the "Capital Mini Registry" on Facebook as that is the discussion group in the DMV area for classic mini owners. - Asking to attend one of their events would be a good start to get exposed the classics. - They are also a wealth of knowledge, on what's available out there, to include unofficially for sale stuff Unfortunately a mid 90s JDM example can be a bit harder to find, and often people have a bit of a delusional idea of the value. You am want to look into importing one, as you are looking for an automatic there will be less completion as most people are looking for manuals. There are several businesses that specialize on importing from JDM and handle the paperwork. This maybe the a more cost effective option and give you better choice. I will say the ac is a temporary amenity because once it breaks you likely will not be able to source parts to fix it. Left-hand drives would have to have been converted from the Japanese market, and there are good conversions and bad conversions. So have been properly switched over, but most have basically a drivers ED car kit on them. The biggest thing to avoid is rust in the body, the rockers, A panels, and boot are common trouble spots. Fixing mechanical is not big deal, but replacing rust on classic minis is something most shops are not interested in getting involved it and if they are you can easily rack up a bill thats half what you paid for the car.
  10. Lori, nailed all the key items. The big quality brands that most people choose are either midland or cobra. here is a common set from midland that a lot of folks use: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SLHM2TG/ref=sspa_dk_detail_2?pd_rd_i=B00SLHM2TG&pd_rd_w=gCU8E&content-id=amzn1.sym.53fffba2-1b69-4594-a1ac-809a34c6d59a&pf_rd_p=53fffba2-1b69-4594-a1ac-809a34c6d59a&pf_rd_r=SV83MQYEVC0H8SKBACNB&pd_rd_wg=vRuQW&pd_rd_r=fc711587-b32d-41fc-af70-211c3c810a3f&s=wireless&sp_csd=d2lkZ2V0TmFtZT1zcF9kZXRhaWxfdGhlbWF0aWM&th=1
  11. That's awesome! Would you like to be added to the group chat here (All of the details) and on WhatsApp (General chat)?
  12. While cleaning out some shelves I found 36 issues of MC2 MINI magazine. Looks like they range from 2009-2013. They are free for pickup in DC. If no one claims them in the next few days, they will likely wind up in the recycle bin. I would put these in the marketplace, but it looks like I cannot post there.
  13. My girlfriend and I will be going!
  14. Any two way with a main channel, and a privacy code (aka CTCSS) feature will work. We use the main channel 7, with a privacy code channel of 21 on runs. A nice set will be in the $50 range. A FRS is your standard two way, doesn't require a license, and is your basic handheld unit, that sounds like what you're looking for Here's a great article for understanding radios: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/twoway-radios.html
  15. I'd like to buy a walkie talkie for my next run. Can anyone recommend a make/model? Or at the very least can someone let me know what type I need to buy (I think I'm supposed to be looking for an FMS radios, but I'm technically ignorant and realize I might be mistaken). Thanks.
  16. Thanks. We will be at tomorrow’s run.
  17. Sorry for the delay! I'll be getting them printed today and out tomorrow. If you're at tomorrow's run I'll have them on hand. Had another surgery so I'm a bit slower getting them out for the past cycle.
  18. I'm checking on the membership cards. I've not yet received them. How long do they normally take?
  19. I am in the market for a mid to late 90s mini. JDM, manual (wife wants auto), AC (another wife requirement), left side preferred but right will work too. I have been on FB groups looking and someone told me to get in touch with my local mini group so I can get more familiar with them before I buy one. I have never driven or ridden in one and of course never owned one. But for the past 5+ years I have been enamoured with the styling and uniqueness. My wife promised me she would get me one for my 50th birthday which isn't that far away. So my question is, would I be able to stop by at a meet, check out some minis, and get some advice. I live in Winchester, VA so I am about an hour or so away. Maybe meet someone who is selling one locally that I can actually go see. Everything I have seen lately is a flight away. Thank you, Tom
  20. No, the priority is for our drive leaders to be comfortable with the amount of MINIs they lead
  21. @TheEnglishBeat As of June 10th you've already met your RSVP limit of 10, are you considering opening it up to more RSVPs or should I post that the run is full?
  22. DCMM

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