Whiny boi is whiny.
Needed something to fill the gap between MCM episodes. Based on some comments here and on YouTube (Wait, helpful YouTube comments!? Since when is that a thing?), I decided to check out Project Binky. It’s amazing! The fabrication work on this show is next level. Definitely recommend everyone check it out.
Saw this monstrosity walking the dog, they are building an addition to the hospital so a parking lot is for construction workers, well one of them decided to take a pretty clean Bangle and just sick all over it, even has tire letters to match....and Nascar... random BMW badges replacing Os in POWER, even the E.
A lady rear ended us in the 90 Mini while we were sitting at a stop light. She tried to come up with a few excuses, but the officer sited her as being at fault. Now I get to see how All State does at fixing a classic car. I kept very calm, but insisted on the police coming and that we would be having the insurance…
Went for a little ride around the North Downs, Surrey, England, UK, The World. (Need to get rid of the, er, extra me I’ve built up whilst working from home the last 3 years.) Anyway, the RAC 1000 Mile Trial is on
I drove the Mini to work today and had the opportunity to park it next to a Challenger and a extended cab pickup. As can be seen the Mini is still small. One thing I did notice is the temp went up quite a bit in 93 deg Atlanta traffic. On the 4th I’m going to be in a parade with it. Overheating is a risk. I’m thinking…
I have no idea where this is from but it is amazing. Sorry if re-post.
Almost definitely the most famous example here, the E93 M3 pickup April Fools joke. But there was originally a E30 pickup built as a vehicle to deliver parts, as BMW has no commercial vehicles of any sort, and the E93 was built as a replacement, but someone had the brilliant idea of it as an April Fools prank.
Spent the day pulling the Weber side draft setup out of the Mini and installing a more traditional SU HIF38. First turn of the key it fired right up and idled smooth. It drove nicely down the road and I haven’t even tuned it. This makes me happy.
double the chance of a breakdown
So, our ‘90 Mini still doesn’t run like I would like. I’ve changed plugs and wires, cleaned out the carb and adjusted the valves. It runs fine at idle and above 3800 rpm. It has an aftermarket Weber carb on it and I think it is just too much for the 998cc engine. Any thoughts? Anything else I should look at?
The little engine that might.
Mini Cooper S convertible with a vanity tag that said “ZING!”
Took the Mini out for a quick run and a QT roller dog. Their cheese and jalapeños dogs are pretty good, even if I will likely hate myself later.
Automakers dabbling in the world of cycling is nothing new. Peugeot was a bike maker way before they switched to cars, and bikes bearing the Peugeot name continue to be made in Europe to this day. Lotus famously designed the Type 108, one of the first carbon-monocoque aero bikes used in competition, and the bike…