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About 1975_mini

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    Pain in the @$$

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  • Location
    Fort Meade, MD
  • Interests
    running, aquariums, and of course my Mini
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  • My MINIs Year
    Pre-2002 - Classic Mini
  • My MINIs Type
  • My MINIs Body Color
    Reef Blue
  • My MINIs Roof Color
    Body Color
  • My MINIs Name
    Watson & Roxy
  1. Exhaust tips F55

    I bet they do fit because the Carbon edition has JCW tips on it, but it is still the S exhaust. Need a better view of how the attach. does @wyretrip has JCW tips?
  2. WTB: Gen1 left front steering knuckle

    The local pick-a-parts might be a good place.
  3. What did you do to your Mini today?

    The Countryman projects continue: today I switch out the stock rotors and pads for EBC performance rotors and red stuff pads. Fun fact for anyone looking to tackle this project on a countryman or guessing Gen3s, the project is very easy but BMW/MINI has made it that you almost every form of fastener possible. There are standard metric hex bolts for the caliper guides (you also need narrow open wrenches to fit the backside) and FRONT caliper carriage, metric allen head screws holding the rotors, but just to be crazy the rear carriage bolts are echo heads (female torx). Now to get them fulling bedded before the dragon.
  4. Cherry Blossom Run

    No worries, thank you for the heads up
  5. Cherry Blossom Run

    Routes for tomorrow: Leg 1: https://goo.gl/maps/VsRLPAoMzV32 Leg 2: https://goo.gl/maps/Ehpi735Tzv32
  6. Cherry Blossom Run

  7. Cherry Blossom Run

    Hey all, We are now less than 24 hours out from the start of the cherry blossom run. If you are a maybe on the RSVP, I ask that you please update your status if you know if you are coming. There are some blossoms out so we will not see just sticks. I will post the route sheets after work, along with a link to the google maps route. I used google maps for the first time on the test run and it worked well. I will have several had copies of the route sheets at the driver's meeting. Put those radios on the charges if you have them, I will bring a few spares. please let me know if you have any questions. See everyone bright and early.
  8. What did you do to your Mini today?

    I can jack stand it of you, and have stands if mark doesn't have one for each corner. It is a bit unsettling the first time you jack up a MINI. The combination of the short wheelbase and stiff uni-body means when you jack up one corner the whole side lifts up. You can see in the one photo I still always lay the tire under the car when it is off, as and extra safety to catch the car it a jack stand was to slip.
  9. What did you do to your Mini today?

  10. What did you do to your Mini today?

    I was considering having them powder coated. Maybe some orange calipers when I do the brakes.
  11. What did you do to your Mini today?

    Got working on the honey do list today: first on the list NM sport springs,
  12. Cherry Blossom Run

    thanks for the update. Unfortunately do the conglomeration of factors: snow delaying the blooms, estimated temperature that morning in the mid 20’s, and now large protests with road closures we will have to slide the event to the right. It has been moved to 31 March, this is Easter weekend but I have shifted from Sunday to Saturday hopefully not conflict with peoples’ plans. A decent amount of blooms should be out, but likely still missing the crush of people a peak bloom. The weather is tentatively going to be in the high 50’s. I can’t promise no protests, it is DC! Have updated the calendar event to reflect the new date,the site did not blow out the RSVP's so if your availability has changed I ask the you update your RSVP accordingly. Again, I am sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and I hope you will all still be able to attend, and hopefully a few more. Please feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions.
  13. Cherry Blossom Run

    Yes, Sunday the 25th. We will make a final call tomorrow.
  14. Cherry Blossom Run

    Need to check the effect of the snow tomorrow, as of now still this Saturday