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Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby 63MiniR » Fri Jul 01, 2016 7:28 pm

I picked up a 63 Mini R for vintage racing about a year ago, from a shop in the Chicago area. The car is in great shape, but needs some work by an experienced mechanic regarding a gearbox issue and a few minor details. Not racing it yet, but hope to start in the next year or so. I live in Joplin, and found a highly regarded local mechanic, but he is too busy with other projects currently. I wanted to see if anyone knows of someone in my general area, or the KC area, that they would recommend.
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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby Minidave » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:18 pm

I can help you, I build classic Mini engines and transmissions in my shop in Overland Park.

What do you need done?

You can reach me at 913-948-3652
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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby ragtopday Johnna » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:48 pm

^^That guy, no one more knowledgeable in the KC area. ^^
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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby Minidave » Fri Jul 01, 2016 8:56 pm

aw shucks.......... :oops:

Thanks Johnna!


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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby 63MiniR » Sat Jul 02, 2016 10:02 am

Thanks for the reply, Dave. Right now ,the only issue I'm having is difficulty in engaging 2nd and sometimes 3rd gear, particularly with downshifts. The gearbox ( stock synchro, I think ) was rebuilt not long ago, so hopefully a linkage adjustment issue or something not too extensive. Also, need throttle linkage adjustment. I have a trailer, but need to do some work on it, so I'll touch base with you when I get that done about setting up a time to bring the car up to your shop.
Thanks again,
Steve

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Postby Minidave » Sat Jul 02, 2016 11:37 am

Sounds good, Steve....look forward to meeting you and seeing your car!

What tracks/events are you planning to run?
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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby 63MiniR » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:06 pm

Sorry about the delay, Dave. I'm not sure which specific events at this time. I joined HVR a while back, and still need to get my competition license. HVR uses Hallet for their recommended school, but they use their own track cars as far as I know. I have seen that HVR has used Kansas Speedway for an annual event in the past, and have other events with other organizations at various tracks.

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Postby Minidave » Wed Jul 06, 2016 10:22 pm

Hallet is a fun track for a Mini!

Look forward to seeing the car and meeting you!
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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby 63MiniR » Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:04 am

Thanks, Dave. I look forward to meeting you as well.

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Re: Looking for race mechanic SW Missouri region

Postby Minidave » Thu Jul 07, 2016 6:33 pm

You can also reach me at Jagmandave@kc.rr.com

See my photo above for the reason for the email addy! :mrgreen:
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