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#16 roblightbody

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 09:33 AM

Drove to Switzerland and back from Glasgow no problem!

From experience I'd recommend taking an alternator, fan belt and headlight switch, and duck tape and both plastic and metal cable ties!

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 07:08 PM

Drove to Switzerland and back from Glasgow no problem!

From experience I'd recommend taking an alternator, fan belt and headlight switch, and duck tape and both plastic and metal cable ties!



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Posted 09 April 2021 - 07:13 PM

Hm so I'm imagining you had some bits fall off- possibly including an exhaust? Plus a total charging failure, a lighting failure and a cooling failure.
And all of this in the middle of france?! Could be worse I suppose! 😂

#19 roblightbody

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Posted 09 April 2021 - 07:52 PM

Hm so I'm imagining you had some bits fall off- possibly including an exhaust? Plus a total charging failure, a lighting failure and a cooling failure.
And all of this in the middle of france?! Could be worse I suppose! 😂


Not me, but minis we traveled with had all sorts of issues!

My first mini was a Racing Green, brand new, like the one in your profile photo.

#20 Magneto

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Posted 10 April 2021 - 12:47 AM

I bought a Clubman Estate sight unseen in Baltimore and drive it home to KC, 1100 miles one way @65 mph!



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Posted 10 April 2021 - 04:14 AM

I bought a Clubman Estate sight unseen in Baltimore and drive it home to KC, 1100 miles one way @65 mph!


Amazing! What was the best / worst moment?

Edited by Richard_, 10 April 2021 - 04:15 AM.


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Posted 10 April 2021 - 04:20 AM

Hm so I'm imagining you had some bits fall off- possibly including an exhaust? Plus a total charging failure, a lighting failure and a cooling failure.
And all of this in the middle of france?! Could be worse I suppose! 😂

Not me, but minis we traveled with had all sorts of issues!

My first mini was a Racing Green, brand new, like the one in your profile photo.
Yes I saw that. Was is 1988 or 1989?
I'm struggling at the moment to resist the urge to modify the car. Think I need another less original mini to play with!

#23 Magneto

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Posted 11 April 2021 - 03:21 PM

 

I bought a Clubman Estate sight unseen in Baltimore and drive it home to KC, 1100 miles one way @65 mph!


Amazing! What was the best / worst moment?

 

Best was meeting friends along the way that I had only known thru internet forum interactions, and the reactions of people as they passed me on the interstate - lots of thumbs up and smiles!

 

Worst was losing power in the mountains about 2 hours west of where I bought it - I thought maybe carburetor icing as it was only 35*, but months later found that the fuel pump was duff and would fail intermittently. Sometimes a tap with a small wrench would get it going again.....Once home I found that the supposedly rebuilt engine had been poorly done, so I wound up rebuilding it properly and it drove fantastic after that. 


Edited by Magneto, 11 April 2021 - 03:23 PM.





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