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#2101 M J W J

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Posted 30 March 2019 - 11:06 PM

Has anyone else been watching sky's Curfew?

To be honest it's nothing special but in the first episode when they are at the starting line to the race there is a mini there. I've not seen it since. Anyone know what happened to it?


Just got my answer. It's in 4th. Go Mini!

#2102 xrocketengineer

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Posted 08 April 2019 - 07:40 PM

 

I am appalled by the lack of basic knowledge that some people have yet they somehow have a driving licence.

 

 

At least he knew how to drive with stick shift! Over here, in the states, not even that. The best security feature in car to prevent theft is having a manual gearbox.

 

 

And here is the proof! And it is not just "Florida man"....

 

https://www.autoblog...kusaolp00000618



#2103 Itsaminithing

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Posted 10 April 2019 - 08:12 PM

Anyone advocating disproportionate punishments should be put up against a wall & shot.



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Posted 11 April 2019 - 08:04 PM

I am appalled by the lack of basic knowledge that some people have yet they somehow have a driving licence.

 
At least he knew how to drive with stick shift! Over here, in the states, not even that. The best security feature in car to prevent theft is having a manual gearbox.
 
And here is the proof! And it is not just "Florida man"....
 
https://www.autoblog...kusaolp00000618

Not sure if you are aware of this but in the UK there is a driving test for manual cars and one for automatic. If you do your manual test (most people do) you can drive either but if you do your automatic test then you can only drive an auto.

I had some American guy compliment me on my ability to drive a manual car when I was in Japan. I got to drive a hakosuka, 240z and R32 skyline for the morning while he was limited to driving the r33 skyline because that was the only auto car the car club had. He asked if my dad taught me and I said "yeah, when I was about 12 on a disused airfield". He looked a little embarrassed when I said that.

I didn't drive an automatic car until I was about 24. It was my technical director's mitsubishi PHEV and I almost put him, our foundry technician and myself through the windscreen as I pulled up to a roundabout as I accidentally put my left foot on the brake thinking it was the clutch. They both turned and said "what was that?!" to which I turned around and said "get a proper f***ing gearbox"

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Posted 16 May 2019 - 03:00 PM

Well, I have finally realized, that at my age, most of my communications are phone texts. The majority of the texts come from my local drugstore reminding me to reorder a prescription. My only option to reply is "REFILL".  



#2106 M J W J

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 06:30 PM

So there I am, painting my brake calipers this evening, ready to go back on the mini and a thought struck me. In the 11 years that mighty car mods has been going they have never tested red brake calipers on a dyno as a joke. Do they really make +25kW?

I painted my calipers silver in case any one was wondering.

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Posted 29 May 2019 - 07:44 PM

So there I am, painting my brake calipers this evening, ready to go back on the mini and a thought struck me. In the 11 years that mighty car mods has been going they have never tested red brake calipers on a dyno as a joke. Do they really make +25kW?

I painted my calipers silver in case any one was wondering.


Ofcourse they do. It's science.
Joke's on you, silver only adds 5kW.

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Posted 30 May 2019 - 06:13 AM

So there I am, painting my brake calipers this evening, ready to go back on the mini and a thought struck me. In the 11 years that mighty car mods has been going they have never tested red brake calipers on a dyno as a joke. Do they really make +25kW?

I painted my calipers silver in case any one was wondering.


Ofcourse they do. It's science.
Joke's on you, silver only adds 5kW.

I didn't want the mini to be too much of a handful.

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Posted 26 June 2019 - 05:34 AM

Tyre pumps last 3 years and that's it.

Doesn't matter what make, or whether it's a single barrel, double barrel or one powered off your cigarette lighter, I've never had one last longer than about 3 years.

Even my heavy duty michelin one has just given up. The foot pump one's always fail in the same place, where the rod goes into the cylinder.

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Posted 27 June 2019 - 01:11 PM

I'm in Costa and it says 99% of our coffee is sourced ethically.

What about that last 1%.

What about tea?

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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:06 AM

I'm in Costa and it says 99% of our coffee is sourced ethically.
What about that last 1%.

 

The one percent is mined in coffee mines

with child labour
 

in cold damp conditions



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Posted 29 June 2019 - 09:11 AM

Wonder what percentages of mini's are -

 

on the road

 

project / sorn

 

scrapped

 

I know landrover (88 , 90 , 110 , 130 , defender , 101 ) the percentages were good making them Environmentally friendly -

 

as they don't have to be re-manufactured 






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