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05-30-2019, 06:17 PM
Replies: 20,382
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Posted By OCR

Passed the CA smog test. Only been a year since...

Passed the CA smog test.
Only been a year since I bought the car and had to do it again..!

Mike
05-27-2019, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,241
Posted By OCR

Has ANYONE...actually "measured" the chassis flex...

Has ANYONE...actually "measured" the chassis flex in a Mini ? Street or road course... I'll bet most of this is wives tales and myths, and it's a LOT less flex than most think it is.
...
05-16-2019, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,426
Posted By OCR

BEST...best at what...? It just holds blowby...

BEST...best at what...?
It just holds blowby oil...how does one get the BEST oil container..?

When you go to the store, do you ask who has the BEST milk jug when you buy milk ?

Mike
04-24-2019, 04:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By OCR

Per the question...yes. Per your wallet, you...

Per the question...yes.
Per your wallet, you may be money ahead hitting up local wreaking yard (if you have one not too far away).

To do it right, that inner panel needs to be cut out, complete...
04-23-2019, 07:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 407
Posted By OCR

I'll be doing very much the same thing with...

I'll be doing very much the same thing with Marine plywood, same hinge material (Stainless steel).

Mike
04-18-2019, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 476
Posted By OCR

Yep. There are MANY different small fans...

Yep.
There are MANY different small fans available for just purposes like you need. I did much the same thing on the regulator on one of my motorcycles. It runs hot, burned two. I installed a...
04-03-2019, 07:40 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 807
Posted By OCR

IF...you come across a car that looks like it's...

IF...you come across a car that looks like it's in good condition, don't be afraid to spend a little more than some book says or...

I found my 05 JCW for a "bit" over what the books said I should...
03-30-2019, 05:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,439
Posted By OCR

I assume that the car is yours..? YOU have to...

I assume that the car is yours..?
YOU have to live with it, YOU are driving it, YOU have to wash it, etc., etc.

Therefore, shouldn't it be YOU that picks any modifications, color changes, etc. ?...
03-29-2019, 10:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,242
Posted By OCR

Looks like in the one picture...that there's...

Looks like in the one picture...that there's plenty of plug left to weld a nut onto the piece sticking out, then a wrench from there.
Get a nut that the id will fit around the piece sticking out. ...
02-28-2019, 12:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 4,375
Posted By OCR

All the above work and charts are cool, but the...

All the above work and charts are cool, but the data is greatly flawed.
Coming out of the last twenty plus years of testing in the Aerospace world, I'd be laughed at and probably demoted if I turned...
02-13-2019, 09:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,024
Posted By OCR

1. When the OEM, ECU mapping "learns" (as many...

1. When the OEM, ECU mapping "learns" (as many call it) because of any new changes to the intake and or exhaust system, there is...NO...actual hexadecimal value changing. All that happens is the...
01-19-2019, 04:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,281
Posted By OCR

Um...your'e gonna wear-em out in quick order...

Um...your'e gonna wear-em out in quick order anyway... Buy one set, wear them out...in a coupla months, buy the other set. See what YOU like best on YOUR car..!
Others will probably like...
12-05-2018, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,337
Posted By OCR

??? Lobe center angle and cam center line...

???

Lobe center angle and cam center line are two different things, not "really" connected. The action of these two things is very different from one another.
Advancing or retarding the cam are...
10-12-2018, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By OCR

That's what I put on my 05. Removed the 17"...

That's what I put on my 05. Removed the 17" wheels and installed 16" wheels.
Installed 205/55-16" Dunlop tires. My car has been lowered about 1.5". No tire rubbing with that tire and a stock offset...
10-12-2018, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 924
Posted By OCR

I played with this. Went up a little in tire...

I played with this. Went up a little in tire diameter on my 05. But I also went down in "wheel" diameter.
...
Forum: JCW Garage
10-10-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,241
Posted By OCR

One thought on motor mounts... I would...

One thought on motor mounts...
I would NOT...replace all of the mounts with urethane on a "driver". If it were a track car, yes.
I've seen way too many "weakest link" parts breakage over the...
09-27-2018, 03:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 799
Posted By OCR

I also bought a similarly low miles JCW. An 05...

I also bought a similarly low miles JCW. An 05 for the same cost. But mine has the full engine JCW parts, and exhaust. The previous owner installed bigger (r56) front brakes, short springs, larger...
09-01-2018, 11:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 644
Posted By OCR

Why build what "someone" else thinks you need ? ...

Why build what "someone" else thinks you need ?
Use "your" imagination. Come up with "your" idea for your car. You have to drive it, you have to look at it, you have to wash it.
I find that just...
08-25-2018, 09:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 926
Posted By OCR

Most help to least help. 1. Piston skirts...

Most help to least help.

1. Piston skirts (anti-friction)
2. Piston head (thermal)
3. Combustion chamber (thermal)
4. Sub-zero "treating" (not a coating) transmission, differential gears and...
08-14-2018, 02:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 899
Posted By OCR

ECS Tuning - Thanks for the search, but I...

ECS Tuning -

Thanks for the search, but I want to go the other way.
I'd like to smooth things up a bit by removing the chrome cap (on S cars) and put the "cheaper" (?) door in place of the chrome...
08-11-2018, 09:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,024
Posted By OCR

Sure. Been racing slot cars since the 60's. ...

Sure.
Been racing slot cars since the 60's.
Now...they are bigger and faster.

Mike
07-17-2018, 08:51 PM
Replies: 199
Views: 11,672
Posted By OCR

On the dip stick, check "Dorman". Many say they...

On the dip stick, check "Dorman".
Many say they are as good as aftermarket, better than OEM, and aren't over priced.

Mike
06-24-2018, 07:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,734
Posted By OCR

Zach - Funny, yes, yes, yes...NO ONE...

Zach -

Funny, yes, yes, yes...NO ONE mentions the details (or WHY !)..!
As has been mentioned, yes, in all cases, but on one has told you WHY..! That is IF...you are interested.

Accelerating...
06-11-2018, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By OCR

pnw - Just to clarify, the current shocks...

pnw -

Just to clarify, the current shocks and springs in my car, are just fine.

I am NOT a fan of giant wheels and 2.00" sidewall tires...on ANY car. In my oh so humble opinion, they are just...
06-11-2018, 03:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By OCR

Same thing. I don't mind a stiff ride, but I...

Same thing. I don't mind a stiff ride, but I don't want to have to wear a mouth guard..!
I took my 17" wheels off and both...went to 16" diameter AND went one size larger diameter on the tire size....
Forum: JCW Garage
06-10-2018, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 6,842
Posted By OCR

Here...want some unbiased, unpaid for testing,...

Here...want some unbiased, unpaid for testing, occasionally updated (looks like 2018 was the last update). Both oils and additives.
WARNING - LONG read, don't stop half way thru, red it all..! Also...
Forum: How to
06-09-2018, 04:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 656
Posted By OCR

Notes - 1. You can save a lot of time by...

Notes -

1. You can save a lot of time by "not" installing all of the hat to rotor fasteners initially. Two or three is all that's needed. Then start installing the rest, with the Loctite placed,...
06-07-2018, 07:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,630
Posted By OCR

Racing guy - WHY...the Water Wetter ? ...

Racing guy -

WHY...the Water Wetter ?
That's mostly to be used on the track in place of coolant (which is an incorrect term) so you don't slime up the track surface (make it slippery) if you have...
06-05-2018, 05:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,647
Posted By OCR

Myrddin - Funny, a road race in SoCal a few...

Myrddin -

Funny, a road race in SoCal a few weeks ago, had four Mini's running... One with stock 17" wheels, two with 16" and one with 15" wheels..."ON" the race track! The three with the 15"...
05-29-2018, 03:10 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,526
Posted By OCR

ECSTuning - Correct, "Moon" wheel covers. ...

ECSTuning -

Correct, "Moon" wheel covers.
Originated by Dean Moon back in "about" the late 40's for "Lakes" and yes, Bonneville racing. To get a little streamlining effects around an...
05-28-2018, 07:59 PM
Replies: 193
Views: 36,526
Posted By OCR

Not sure about "mean"...but definitely different...

Not sure about "mean"...but definitely different than most.

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04-25-2018, 04:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,311
Posted By OCR

I'll start by saying, I'm new to the mini world...

I'll start by saying, I'm new to the mini world (coupla months). An old American car guy taking a chance. Yea, old in years too..!

That said, years back I built, tuned and drove a Pro-Gas (Drag...
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