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Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 697
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

That RaceMesh style is pretty cool I think, ...

That RaceMesh style is pretty cool I think,
kinda gotta Frogeye Sprite vibe...

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/c8/42/97/c8429708afe6e78b902880a9fce6e461.jpg

...looks stone cold classic in my...
Forum: JCW Garage
Yesterday, 06:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,165
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: ECS Tuning Thanks for adding more...

:thumbsup:
ECS Tuning
Thanks for adding more alternates!

I had totally forgotten about Cosworth...

...what a legendary nameplate it is.

I've read a little about the heads they used to...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-14-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: :nod: SUPER SWEET! JCW in...

:thumbsup:
:nod:
SUPER SWEET!


JCW in liquid yellow with body color roof?

Too cool.

Complete with aero kit too!
07-14-2019, 06:52 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,855
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Nothing much lately besides some short trips to...

Nothing much lately besides some short trips to South Carolina and south Georgia, but last week went to Paris Tn. yet again for some more work and continued exploring the alternate routes.

I'm...
07-06-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 711
Views: 78,030
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

gif is working now. Excellent discussion...

gif is working now.

Excellent discussion going on here.

Thought I'd add another gif here because it recalls the more avant garde side of MINI marketing from years ago,
glad to see they can...
07-05-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Here's another one with low miles, very low...

Here's another one with low miles,
very low miles!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223576736721

Asking price for buy-it-now is $45,000.

https://i.imgur.com/w5ASLc6.jpg

More pictures are needed...
07-03-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,863
Views: 101,387
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Perhaps a prescription for meth injection would...

Perhaps a prescription for meth injection would help?

:

:

:

Methaqualone can smooth out all the rough edges!
06-30-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,398
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I totally suck at electrics so I can be of no...

I totally suck at electrics so I can be of no help whatsoever.

But I wanted to compliment you on the writing!
:thumbsup:
GOOD STUFF!
This sentence is especially wonderful and made me smile:
...
06-24-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,407
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

No doubt about that, good advice. I'm glad...

No doubt about that,
good advice.

I'm glad that I researched a little on NAM before I changed mine out and saw a warning of this, so I had a new bolt ready on hand.

I was astounded at how...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-22-2019, 11:42 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,076
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Very well said. Agreed on all counts. ...

Very well said.

Agreed on all counts.

I'd especially love to see the Gen I, II and III comparison,
that'd be quite interesting.

It's somewhat difficult to find good videos,
but here are a...
06-20-2019, 08:54 AM
Replies: 20,438
Views: 2,512,978
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Awesome. Thanks for the reply, I...

Awesome.

Thanks for the reply,
I appreciate it.
06-20-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 20,438
Views: 2,512,978
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Looks great! A couple of...

:thumbsup:
Looks great!

A couple of questions:

What kind of i/c sprayer are you using?
Did you notice a difference with it?

How do you like the IE adj. plates?
Did the install slightly...
06-19-2019, 07:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,613
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/images/smilies/ge...

http://www.abandonia.com/vbullet/images/smilies/generic/hello

I'm a waver!
Forum: 1st Gear
06-19-2019, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: A good looker for sure! I love...

:thumbsup:
A good looker for sure!

I love that color combo.
Forum: JCW Garage
06-19-2019, 07:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,362
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Be great fun in that spec! ...

Be great fun in that spec!

https://i.imgur.com/hAnnumS.png

I wish it could be done in the USA too --- it perhaps could even create a little spark and help stimulate some sales.

Here's the...
06-18-2019, 09:57 AM
Replies: 20,438
Views: 2,512,978
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Good on ECS Tuning! Ah, I...

:thumbsup:
Good on ECS Tuning!

Ah,
I must've got a different one, I think there are 2 versions --- the one I did replaced the entire bush. I pressed out the stock bushes entirely and swapped for...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-17-2019, 04:58 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 16,610
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Thanks Wayne for digging up that...

:thumbsup:
Thanks Wayne for digging up that review!

An interesting read.

I like reading the old press too and got a compilation from Brooklands Books --- it can be found cheap and it's full...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 07:55 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Here's one, but it's not R53 specific: ...

Here's one, but it's not R53 specific:
http://libraryofmotoring.info/facts/wheels/

Wish that they listed the weights as well too though.
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 05:09 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yep! It was actually something that I...

Yep!

It was actually something that I personally preferred because I've never been a fan of cruise or buttons and I was just sorta lucky that the car I ended up with was configured with the plain...
06-16-2019, 06:11 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Was browsing CarGurus and came across another...

Was browsing CarGurus and came across another listing for that car with the VIN listed so I ran it through bimmer.work:

https://i.imgur.com/SdZX5WG.png
https://i.imgur.com/Qm8z32S.png
Forum: 1st Gear
06-16-2019, 05:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,831
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Just tried bimmer.work and it was functional... ...

Just tried bimmer.work and it was functional...

http://bimmer.work/

Congrats on the R53!

Post up some pix!
06-13-2019, 09:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,613
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Indeed. ...

Indeed.

https://cleantechnica.com/files/2019/01/Tesla-Model-3-sales-luxury-car-competition-570x612.png

I'm ICE for life but the internal combustion engine is also going the way of the dodo bird...
06-13-2019, 07:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,613
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Probably so, as well as the owners more prone to...

Probably so, as well as the owners more prone to being hardcore enthusiasts with deep emotional investment.

It's sort of hit & miss across the auto boards, LotusTalk for example, like Ferrarichat,...
06-12-2019, 10:02 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,613
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

+1 Everybody nowadays likes abbreviated...

+1

Everybody nowadays likes abbreviated catchphrases and hashtag consciousness.

TL/DR

In other words,
word makes world:
lang
u
06-12-2019, 08:05 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I'll give a wildass'd guess that it goes for...

I'll give a wildass'd guess that it goes for $16,602.
:)
BaT is now the go-to joint for collectible car online auctions, especially for special interest or eurocentric people --- but like any...
06-11-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Forgot to answer this, and it is an interesting...

Forgot to answer this, and it is an interesting question.

I don't really know and I think it's largely subjective and individuated by the buyer/seller.

But for the most part I think that rare...
06-10-2019, 06:18 PM
Replies: 676
Views: 135,991
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Here's another JCW up in your neck of the woods...

Here's another JCW up in your neck of the woods MiniAndo...

...it's at a dealer, Will Dicker in Shakopee, and the price is on the high side, but it's a hard-to-find slicktop.

67k miles
$9,995...
06-10-2019, 05:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,986
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

https://i.imgur.com/4dW2CTD.png A good link:...

https://i.imgur.com/4dW2CTD.png

A good link:
http://www.somerfordmini.co.uk/eshop/index.php?main_page=page&id=109

I think you're right, it appears to be a 1275.

But I'm not well versed with...
05-28-2019, 05:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,247
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Thanks for the info Rex! I...

:thumbsup:

Thanks for the info Rex!

I found the part number which is 51-71-0-021-452 and it's still available from dealers:

https://i.imgur.com/wz9LAKX.png
https://i.imgur.com/hNAwgbT.jpg...
05-16-2019, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,134
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Good deal. That one is 1370mm...

:thumbsup:
Good deal.

That one is 1370mm so it should do the trick.

Cheers!
Forum: JCW Garage
04-27-2019, 05:14 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,165
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Thanks for all those wonderful...

:thumbsup:

Thanks for all those wonderful pictures Johnny!

Much appreciated.

And,
I'm gonna add this old advert here:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hAOBYfm1aFU
Forum: JCW Garage
04-21-2019, 07:21 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,165
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Interesting. Curious as to how it got here...

Interesting.

Curious as to how it got here too.

Recently came across a news article in which Cooper Garages reached the milestone of the 5,000th kit in April of 2004.
I guess that number...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 08:51 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,165
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Correction edit of the above concerning the...

Correction edit of the above concerning the rocker cover badges...

...JCW/C was merely an internal coding system and did not indicate Challenge after all:



:

A bit of rambling --- I...
Forum: JCW Garage
04-20-2019, 07:58 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,165
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Good work my man! I appreciate...

:thumbsup:
Good work my man!

I appreciate the effort.

I wish my car had the certificate, that'd be icing on the cake.

They also help form a concrete dateline...

...like for instance,
04-18-2019, 02:05 PM
Replies: 6
R50/53 - R50/53 Britishness
Views: 431
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yep, I love that beer can story! The...

Yep,
I love that beer can story!



The britspeak thread you linked is pretty funny --- I do agree that MINImarketing went a wee bit overboard with all that jazz, but it's also sort of fun and I...
04-14-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

: Heal quick and heal well compadre. ...

:

Heal quick and heal well compadre.


¡Viva la Chupacabra!

https://i.imgur.com/Xk0a1H9.png
04-14-2019, 08:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,060
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Boss 302 such a stunner! ...

Boss 302 such a stunner!

http://www.motorsportretro.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/11/Allan-Moffat-Mustang.jpg

Such a shame that there isn't much film footage from the historic golden era --- what...
04-05-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 621
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I think this Allmag listing has the correct...

I think this Allmag listing has the correct numbers:

https://www.allmagautoparts.com/products/2002-2006-mini-cooper-jcw-gp-front-seat-upholstery-cover-backrest-and-bottom-set-109
:
...
04-05-2019, 07:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,938
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Lookin' good! That GP is lucky...

:thumbsup:
Lookin' good!

That GP is lucky to have found such a meticulous owner.

"...that you brought it back from where it was..."

Indeed!

Must be a wonderful feeling to see it restored...
04-01-2019, 03:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I can relate. :) Since you still have the...

I can relate.
:)

Since you still have the chrome accents, a polished lip with dark colored wheels would work well methinks:

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/15035242082_90a4ee340a_c.jpg
...
03-31-2019, 12:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I agree with everyone else --- overpriced. I...

I agree with everyone else --- overpriced.

I found my '06 JCW last year after searching for 6 months --- I had to have a non-sunroof slicktop so that made it frustrating as they're harder to find,...
03-31-2019, 05:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,474
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Back before I got my pepper white R53, I almost...

Back before I got my pepper white R53, I almost got a chili red one and I was browsing around looking at the various ways people hooked them up.

I came to favor the bronze wheel look because I...
03-30-2019, 06:16 PM
Replies: 20,438
Views: 2,512,978
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

An oil change along with new plug wires and a new...

An oil change along with new plug wires and a new coil too.

Also new valve cover gasket and finally replaced the old rusty bolts with fresh new ones.

https://i.imgur.com/yJ6Sbte.jpg...
03-30-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 Bad engine stabiliser
Views: 239
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Alternatively, you could upgrade to urethane as...

Alternatively,
you could upgrade to urethane as your bracket looks fine and dandy --- just press the old rubber out and insert the new.

ECS has them on sale at the moment for $20 USD:
...
03-29-2019, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 Bad engine stabiliser
Views: 239
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Around $90 on ebay: ...

Around $90 on ebay:
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/253929946696
03-28-2019, 03:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,569
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I have to agree with cooper48 that most likely...

I have to agree with cooper48 that most likely there'd be fitment problems --- although it does indeed look good, I think it's a cheap knockoff.

Looks like a Megan copy,
almost identical design:...
03-26-2019, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Powder coating is the best option because it'd be...

Powder coating is the best option because it'd be more durable than paint if you go that direction.

This thread has some good pix:
https://www.m3post.com/forums/showthread.php?t=790501

Many...
03-26-2019, 11:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

After close inspection, you can see that they...

After close inspection,
you can see that they are actually Fondmetal 9RR wheels:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a9UcqhKru2Q

Perhaps they may be easier to find instead of the B&B branded...
03-26-2019, 11:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 453
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Cool article! Love this...

:thumbsup:

Cool article!

Love this quote:
:cool:


Those wheel look like the B9R:
03-25-2019, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

No direct experience by me yet either... ...

No direct experience by me yet either...

...searched:
octopus site:northamericanmotoring.com

Didn't browse all the results, but did find this tidbit:
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