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    Corey
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    Brandy
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    Fort Meade, MD
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    running, aquariums, and of course my Mini
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    USMC

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  • My MINIs Year
    Pre-2002 - Classic Mini
  • My MINIs Type
    Classic
  • My MINIs Body Color
    Reef Blue
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    Body Color
  • My MINIs Name
    Watson & Roxy

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  1. We will be listing some upcoming events early next week, We try for a drive (Run) at least once a month. You will see them listed on the calendar here in the forum, and also posted on our facebook page. There will be an option to RSVP, we ask you do so we have a general idea how many people to will be attending. With current state guidance, we just ask everyone to be flexible. I will often do about an hour of driving, then a lunch stop, followed by another hour of driving, ending somewhere people can socialize. We look forward to seeing you at an event soon.
  2. Event Title: Beat the Rays Tinting Event Event Date: 07/18/2020 12:00 AM to 07/19/2020 12:00 AM Event Address: RSVP on the event here: Beat the Rays Tinting Event We are excited to announce another event: Do to a large interest we will be hosting a Tint Event on July 18th with the ability to add an additional day on the 19th. We can support 6 slots per day, meaning we have up to 12 spots available. This event will be held in Lovettsville, VA. Pricing will be posted shortly. You will be able to signup for spots in the follow order: Once the prices are posted MINIs of paid members will have 2 days to reserve a spot, then MINIs of none paid members for 2 days, and finally any remaining spots will be open to non MINIs. Please fell free to post any question in the comments or reach out directly to @1975_mini Pricing 2 door MINI (2 door hatch, Cabrio, Coupe, Roadster, Paceman): $165 for High Performance or Film $265 for Ceramic Film 4 door MINI (4 door hatch, Countryman, or Clubman) $185 for High Performance or $285 for Ceramic. Types of tint film available High Performance: a professional quality metallized window film that provides maximum heat rejection and aesthetic appeal. Ceramic: Unlike standard films, it is not made of metal, nor is the film dyed to be a darker shade. ... Instead, the film is imbued with small, ceramic-based nanoparticles ***Please research the differences as the both may have pros and cons based on your needs*** Schedule Spots will be filled below a they are filled please see availability below Saturday 0800: Celeste (F55) 0930: Eli (BRZ) 1100: Michael (pickup) 1230-1330: Lunch Break 1330: 1500: Steve (R56) 1630: Lauren (R56) Reserving a Spot Paid members will can reserve a spot now by requesting a spot via the "tint party reservation" thread in the clubhouse page on the forum. Non-paid Member will be able to reserve spots starting July 5th by sending a message to @1975_mini with your contact information (email or cell) Non-MINI vehicles will be allowed to reserve spots beginning July 10th by sending a message to @1975_mini with your contact information (email or cell) ***Do not reserve a spot unless you will be attending, no shows are unacceptable*** RSVP on the event here: Beat the Rays Tinting Event
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    We are excited to announce another event: Do to a large interest we will be hosting a Tint Event on July 18th with the ability to add an additional day on the 19th. We can support 6 slots per day, meaning we have up to 12 spots available. This event will be held in Lovettsville, VA. Pricing will be posted shortly. You will be able to signup for spots in the follow order: Once the prices are posted MINIs of paid members will have 2 days to reserve a spot, then MINIs of none paid members for 2 days, and finally any remaining spots will be open to non MINIs. Please fell free to post any question in the comments or reach out directly to @1975_mini Pricing 2 door MINI (2 door hatch, Cabrio, Coupe, Roadster, Paceman): $165 for High Performance or Film $265 for Ceramic Film 4 door MINI (4 door hatch, Countryman, or Clubman) $185 for High Performance or $285 for Ceramic. Types of tint film available High Performance: a professional quality metallized window film that provides maximum heat rejection and aesthetic appeal. Ceramic: Unlike standard films, it is not made of metal, nor is the film dyed to be a darker shade. ... Instead, the film is imbued with small, ceramic-based nanoparticles ***Please research the differences as the both may have pros and cons based on your needs*** Schedule Spots will be filled below a they are filled please see availability below Saturday 0800: Celeste (F55) 0930: Eli (BRZ) 1100: Michael (pickup) 1230-1330: Lunch Break 1330: 1500: Steve (R56) 1630: Lauren (R56) Reserving a Spot Paid members will can reserve a spot now by requesting a spot via the "tint party reservation" thread in the clubhouse page on the forum. Non-paid Member will be able to reserve spots starting July 5th by sending a message to @1975_mini with your contact information (email or cell) Non-MINI vehicles will be allowed to reserve spots beginning July 10th by sending a message to @1975_mini with your contact information (email or cell) ***Do not reserve a spot unless you will be attending, no shows are unacceptable***
  4. What is the required amp draw requiredfor ACC line, for constant wire straight from the battery with an inline fuse for the require Amp draw
  5. Event Title: Virtual Board Meeting Event Date: 06/27/2020 02:00 PM to 06/27/2020 03:30 PM Event Address: RSVP on the event here: Virtual Board Meeting All the June Board Meeting will be virtual. Please send any agenda items you may have to @Brandy_Brown by Wednesday evening she will post the agenda Thursday. @wyretrip @CHILLIN @1975_mini @SneakyBaron @BendersMINI The dail-in information is located below. *** ALL PAID MEMBER A WELCOME TO CALL IN TO THE MEETING*** Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/681650437 Meeting ID: 681 650 437 One tap mobile +19294362866,,681650437# US (New York) +13017158592,,681650437# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 681 650 437 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/ RSVP on the event here: Virtual Board Meeting
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    All the June Board Meeting will be virtual. Please send any agenda items you may have to @Brandy_Brown by Wednesday evening she will post the agenda Thursday. @wyretrip @CHILLIN @1975_mini @SneakyBaron @BendersMINI The dail-in information is located below. *** ALL PAID MEMBER A WELCOME TO CALL IN TO THE MEETING*** Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/681650437 Meeting ID: 681 650 437 One tap mobile +19294362866,,681650437# US (New York) +13017158592,,681650437# US (Germantown) Dial by your location +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) +1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose) +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma) +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston) Meeting ID: 681 650 437 Find your local number: https://us02web.zoom.us/
  7. It time to announce our next run the Eastbound ‘N’ Down Run. Many of our run explore the great views and roads to the west; while this time, we are seeing what the east has to offer. We will be meeting at the National Harbor and departing southeast exploring the back roads of southern Prince George’s and Charles County before crossing into Virginia for our lunch break. After lunch, we will follow winding roads through King George, Stafford, and Prince William county until reaching our ending point in Manassas. Starting Point: Tanger Outlets National Harbor 6800 Oxon Hill Rd, National Harbor, MD 20745 (see parking location on map below Lunch Stop: Dickey’s BBQ Pit, 15411 Dahlgren Rd, King George, VA 22485 End Point: The Winery at Bull Run https://www.wineryatbullrun.com/ (bring your blanket we will be sitting on the lawn) Schedule of events: 1000: Driver's Meeting 1015: Wheels up 1115: Lunch Stop 1215: on the road again 1315: Pitstop (bathroom break) 1345 Let's roll 1445 Final Destination
  8. Event Title: Eastbound 'N' Down Run Event Date: 07/12/2020 12:00 AM Event Address: RSVP on the event here: Eastbound 'N' Down Run It time to announce our next run the Eastbound ‘N’ Down Run. Many of our run explore the great views and roads to the west; while this time, we are seeing what the east has to offer. We will be meeting at the National Harbor and departing southeast exploring the back roads of southern Prince George’s and Charles County before crossing into Virginia for our lunch break. After lunch, we will follow winding roads through King George, Stafford, and Prince William county until reaching our ending point in Manassas. Starting Point: Tanger Outlets National Harbor 6800 Oxon Hill Rd, National Harbor, MD 20745 (see parking location on map below Lunch Stop: Dickey’s BBQ Pit, 15411 Dahlgren Rd, King George, VA 22485 End Point: The Winery at Bull Run https://www.wineryatbullrun.com/ (bring your blanket we will be sitting on the lawn) Schedule of events: 1000: Driver's Meeting 1015: Wheels up 1115: Lunch Stop 1215: on the road again 1315: Pitstop (bathroom break) 1345 Let's roll 1445 Final Destination RSVP on the event here: Eastbound 'N' Down Run Eastbound_n_down.pdf
  9. Well I finally got around to replacing the suspension on Watson. It was a much bigger PITA then switching out coil overs on the modern MINI. It took about 8 hours spread over a fewer days, a few detours along the way included removing the gas tank in the boot to access the top strut bolt and disconnecting brake lines in the front to remove the radius pins in the upper control arms. you can see in the photos that the rubber cones (springs) had compressed more than an inch and the struts did not really resist or rebound. So all new cones, adjustable trumpets to adjustable ride height and weight balance, and bilstein struts all around.
  10. Thanks everyone that joined us to make today an awesome run. We ended up with 15 MINIs on the run, keep your eyes open for another run soon.
  11. We did a final check of key points on the route for tomorrow. We had to shift the lunch stop location due to bathroom accessibility. We will now be having are picnic stop at the C&O canal park in Brunswick, MD (address is updated in the calendar post), this knocks 15 minutes off the first leg. Everything looks great for tomorrow. Many people’s MINIs have been sitting so be sure you check your fuild levels, tires, etc... today. there is a gas station and Dunkin Donuts across from the start point if you need to fill up your MINI or yourself. Driver’s meeting at 9:45, wheel up at 10:00
  12. They can be replaced, you will require a block out kit that cleans up the dask integrated controls that @TGGRRR (Ali) is mentioning. Are the good? That is a personal opinion I am not really a fan of the look of any of the kits that allow you to put a head unit in. There are some android kits that blank all the lower control and replace the speedo with a setup like the nav screen operating everything like a modern touch screen. I do not know of anyone that has done this conversion or done the research on reviews.
  13. Yes, and yes.
  14. Here is the link You can find club events on the calendar by selecting "browse" at the top of the home page and then calendar or through the events string in the forum.
  15. Welcome, great looking roadster. Look forward to seeing you at an event soon. We have a run this coming Sunday, if you would like to join us.
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