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by Minidave
Mon Apr 15, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Coopers and Coffee 2019
Topic: Coopers and Coffee 2018 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Replies: 27
Views: 1684

Re: Coopers and Coffee 2018 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

You're a bit late Frank, it's 2019 now! :mrgreen:
by Minidave
Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:55 pm
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Micro/MINI/Mini Car Show May 19th, 2019; 1-4pm
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Micro/MINI/Mini Car Show May 19th, 2019; 1-4pm

Are new MINIs considered Micro cars? Just asking.....

I'll be there with my classic Mini.
by Minidave
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

I wound up tearing the engine down - I pulled the head as I wanted to install hardened seats so it would run on unleaded fuel. Once the head was off I didn't see anything too bad, but one cylinder was very carboned up compared to the others - an indication of a possible stuck ring or a loose valve g...
by Minidave
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:38 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

IT'S....A.....LIVE! This engine hasn't been started in 10-15 years, so I was pleasantly surprised when it popped right off and ran smoothly! Good oil pressure, nothing's leaking, and it sounds very good....no smoking, knocking or other nasty noises either. I haven't run this carb on anything before ...
by Minidave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

Shell is done, still have to sand and buff after the paint hardens. Still have to do the doors, bonnet and boot lid.
by Minidave
Mon Mar 18, 2019 1:43 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

All the Inno needed was some spot refinishing - no rust at all, just some flaking off paint....I had him fill in the extra wiper holes and antenna hole too.
Should be nice and shiny when he's done! Nice to know there was no rust to deal with - rare on any classic Mini!
by Minidave
Sun Mar 17, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

After one day's work, the extra holes for the wipers and radio antennas have been welded up. There were no rust holes, but the paint was faded and flaky in a few spots....he'll repaint it with modern 2 pack.
by Minidave
Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

Off to Tulsa to get the body prettied up, in the meantime I'll rebuild the engine and transmission.
by Minidave
Fri Mar 08, 2019 11:00 am
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

No, all Inno's were LHD, this one was exported to England in 1980 and converted to RHD - I'm putting it back to the way it was originally. It's been a challenge as there was a lot of electrical bodge work done - they installed some bangin tunes, and the required British Immobilizer - I removed all o...
by Minidave
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:38 pm
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Tour de Donut, Saturday, April 27th
Replies: 50
Views: 914

Re: Tour de Donut, Saturday, April 27th

I guess I'd better start my diet now so my pants will still fit at the end of the tour.... 8)
by Minidave
Fri Feb 22, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

In a word...………...slllllooooowwwwww. I have all the suspension done, both subframes powdercoated, all suspensions and brakes rebuilt. I'm working on the interior now, swapping the steering column and pedals over to the left, along the way I'm completely rebuilding the heater and replumbing all the b...
by Minidave
Wed Dec 26, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: Window Tinting Shop Recommendations
Replies: 3
Views: 338

Re: Window Tinting Shop Recommendations

I used Samer thru Baron MINI, his price was competitive and the service was quick and painless.
by Minidave
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

Well, I got the front subframe out and removed the engine and set it in my engine stand. Got it all plumbed and wired up but haven't gotten it to run yet...no fire, still have to chase that down. However I ran compression and it's pretty good - 150, 150, 140, 145 and that's before doing anything to ...
by Minidave
Thu Nov 01, 2018 7:56 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

Re: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

Where'd my pics go?

Edit: and they're back, must be on my end....
by Minidave
Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:29 pm
Forum: MINI Lounge
Topic: 1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export
Replies: 16
Views: 698

1973 Mini Innocenti 1300 Export

Latest addition to the fleet! My partner Dan in Tulsa found this car about 5 miles from his house where it had languished in a garage for over 11 years. Prior to that it was exported to England where the steering and controls were moved to the right. Dan brought the car up to me to get it running, b...
by Minidave
Fri Sep 28, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Loneliest Road Run, Sat. Sept. 29th, 7:30am
Replies: 7
Views: 685

Re: Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve and Loneliest Road Run, Sat. Sept. 29th, 7:30am

I'm sorry I've had a last minute change of plans as well. My apologies for the late notice but it can't be helped.
by Minidave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 6:51 pm
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS

Sorry, as of tonight we're full.

9 Minis, 1 Sprite, 1 Jensen Healy and 1 race Sprite.

Going to be a full, fun day!
by Minidave
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS

A little over a week to go.....

Weather looks perfect, mid-50's in the morning warming up to high 60's later in the day.

Anyone else want to join? I have just a couple of spots left....
by Minidave
Wed Sep 19, 2018 2:53 pm
Forum: Coopers and Coffee 2019
Topic: Coopers and Coffee 2018 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS
Replies: 27
Views: 1684

Re: Coopers and Coffee 2018 CALL FOR VOLUNTEERS

I'm in for parking lot assignments
by Minidave
Tue Sep 18, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS

Sure George....see you there. You can put your Justa on the dyno too if you want!
by Minidave
Tue Sep 18, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: KC MINI Events & Grassroots Gatherings
Topic: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS
Replies: 13
Views: 872

Re: Dyno Day at Prather Racing, Friday 10/5/2018 Topeka, KS

Zack, I checked with the shop owner and he would prefer not to have the event video'd….sorry. There are a lot of proprietary equipment and customers cars and stuff in the shop. We have just over 2 weeks, and I still have a couple of spots open. Cost is $100 and it is open to MINIs as well as classic...

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