Chops it has to be you. How many R1 minis are there in Seattle?????
So awesome I hope you get your R1 finished. We can have 3 person Zcars N. America meet! Nice looking mini you got there.
Thanks. I'm really hoping to get it back on the road by springtime.
I spent about about 1.5 years working like mad to get it where it is (I brought the car down from Canada and it was a rusty mess)
My goal had been to have it on the road when I moved in 9/06 so I could drive it to my new place. That's when I took the video.
Shortly thereafter, I was in the process of trying to get the alignment sorted out, and install the necessary parts to appear street legal. After giving it my best "eyeball" alignment job (which was totally unsuccessful) I took it out for another test drive, this time with headlights, and the hood installed. I went for a drive around the neighborhood and kept it mellow long enough to figure out that the alignment was still hosed. On my way back I decided to lean into it and get a bit higher into the revs. Right about the time I was approaching 10k, I heard an odd noise, and the next thing I know all I can see is the top side of the hood (on which I'd spent neumerous hours blocking out primer) which had come unlatched and flipped up vertical. (both the normal latch and safety catch were installed in case anyone is wondering) No major damage done, but needless to say, that was enough to make me throw in the towel and trailer it to my new place.
Once at my new place, I took it around the block and then parked it in the garage. I didn't touch the car for about 3-4 weeks while I was busy moving. Next time I came out and tried to start it, it was running like total garbage, acting like it was only hitting on 3 cylinders.
That's basically where I left it, and haven't even gone as far as to pull the plugs. I'm hoping it's something minor, but kind of don't want to find out if it's not...
Anyhow, it's been a great project. I'll try to get more pics posted soon.
We should probably schedule the NA Z Cars Meet midpoint between here and Ventura. I'd love to do that drive down the coast in this thing!