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Forum: 1st Gear
09-26-2018, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Great looking and very artful Mini, but don't use...

Great looking and very artful Mini, but don't use it in the Winter. I grew up just down the road in Penn Yan, NY. Northeast Winters will eat your car. The salt and slurry they slather on the roads...
08-30-2018, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Just like our kids should know the real basics in...

Just like our kids should know the real basics in car maintenance as driving age nears, they should also know about finance and credit card use and everything else that most schools don't seen to...
04-08-2018, 10:41 AM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Rear seat delete... good for expanding baggage...

Rear seat delete... good for expanding baggage toting capacity.

Still think your town's name should be tweaked to Mini-apolis. Sounds better!
03-15-2018, 09:23 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Nice drive and great bunch of pictures! No snow?...

Nice drive and great bunch of pictures! No snow? No sailboards? I love that area. Need to get back out there soon. It's only about a 3,000 mile scoot from here. Perfect Mini trip!
03-14-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Almost 2 feet of new snow added in the last 2...

Almost 2 feet of new snow added in the last 2 days on top of the foot plus that was already covering the ground. Spring slipped away a few days. The Roadster's sitting in the garage with it's dust...
03-14-2018, 09:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,885
Posted By MiniRoadstah

I have yet to see a roadster painted to match...

I have yet to see a roadster painted to match like that. Looks really good.
03-07-2018, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Mini Roadster has been in hibernation since...

Mini Roadster has been in hibernation since around mid December when our Winter weather came and the Roadster season ended. Roads have been salt/sand mucky ever since and trying to find a few miles...
03-04-2018, 11:07 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,019
Posted By MiniRoadstah

My grandparents lived through the second world...

My grandparents lived through the second world war, so they would always say that they never buy a car from Japan or Germany. Not sure if they would have even bought an Italian car. I never thought...
03-04-2018, 10:07 AM
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Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Nice shot and as always, great looking Mini! But...

Nice shot and as always, great looking Mini! But that poor Pine tree behind Paul looks a little worried.
03-03-2018, 10:08 AM
Replies: 19,908
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Posted By MiniRoadstah

Those caps look really good. If you want them to...

Those caps look really good. If you want them to shine, spray em with a smooth clear coat.
Forum: 1st Gear
02-26-2018, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Definitely a nice Mini and one that's very lucky...

Definitely a nice Mini and one that's very lucky to have found someone to step in and give it the proper maintenance it was not granted. A great find. Keep us up on the progress. Thanks for posting...
Forum: 1st Gear
02-25-2018, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By MiniRoadstah

SUPmini... let's see some pictures! Welcome to...

SUPmini... let's see some pictures! Welcome to the forum. Fun car with fun group here.
02-25-2018, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 737,036
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Damn! Is this a test? I'm still looking for the...

Damn! Is this a test? I'm still looking for the dirty car and failing horribly!
02-13-2018, 05:06 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 20,242
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Wow! Wow! Wow! :thumbsup:

Wow! Wow! Wow! :thumbsup:
02-12-2018, 08:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 875
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Great looking Roadster (s)... all. These Minis...

Great looking Roadster (s)... all. These Minis are a hoot to drive, and we get compliments every time we stop someplace. You snagged a great find. That color is spectacular (I may be a tad jaded...
02-12-2018, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,965
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Old thread revived, and nice to hear that...

Old thread revived, and nice to hear that Roadsters are still fun to own and drive. Still very happy with ours. We're not having an open Winter here in Maine, so the Roadster has been staying in the...
02-12-2018, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Too cold to do much maintenance, but the sun came...

Too cold to do much maintenance, but the sun came out this afternoon and the Roadster's battery had been on the tender a couple of days, so I decided to roll the Mini out from hiding in the garage. I...
02-11-2018, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

So only I can see him??? :eek:

So only I can see him??? :eek:
02-11-2018, 05:12 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Desire in Aloha... nice ride! Harvey outgrew Bugs.

Desire in Aloha... nice ride! Harvey outgrew Bugs.
02-11-2018, 11:50 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 20,242
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Everything, Mini and bike, are looking pretty...

Everything, Mini and bike, are looking pretty darned spec! Would love to do the full toggle set on our Mini... really dislike that missing rear fog toggle look.

Pretty amazing to be bringing the...
02-11-2018, 11:12 AM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 737,036
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Nice looking Mini and nice looking road. Not sure...

Nice looking Mini and nice looking road. Not sure if and ET 33 or 35 would end up outside the wheel well lines, but I'm sure someone here on this site has gone to the outside limit of offset and will...
01-26-2018, 08:16 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

OK Whine not Walnuts, quit rubbing it in! Our...

OK Whine not Walnuts, quit rubbing it in! Our Minis (for the most part) are just resting up for what we hope will be a great Spring through Fall driving season. Days are getting slightly longer now,...
01-24-2018, 09:07 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 737,036
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Great wheel choice. The wheel's offset is...

Great wheel choice. The wheel's offset is perfect, right to the edge of the wheel well. Two thumbs up for your Mini!
01-23-2018, 10:31 PM
Replies: 1,358
Views: 737,036
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Post pics! :nod:

Post pics! :nod:
01-23-2018, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Thanks CooperSAZ. Great 123k milestone. All happy...

Thanks CooperSAZ. Great 123k milestone. All happy motoring I hope.

Could use some of that nice Southwest weather you get to enjoy this time of year at this point. It's pouring freezing rain...
01-21-2018, 04:57 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Had to do it. Was really bothering me. Got to 42...

Had to do it. Was really bothering me. Got to 42 degrees today and the sun was shining at times, so took our Mine outside to wash and dry it. Have driven it a few times when roads were dry the last...
Forum: 1st Gear
01-17-2018, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 487
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Great story! I spent a night or two in our...

Great story! I spent a night or two in our Westfalia camper at Aviano in '78. We were on our way from Bad Toelz, Germany to Venice for a few days. I was USAF assigned to Bad Toelz from 1975 to '79. ...
12-20-2017, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Happens a lot, unfortunately, and those overly...

Happens a lot, unfortunately, and those overly slow movers cause plenty of fender benders and worse. Even half worn "All-Season" tires are nearly useless in slushy snow. Don't understand why there's...
12-19-2017, 09:11 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

The road crews here just slather the salt and the...

The road crews here just slather the salt and the even more corrosive chloride products that keep the roads wet down to zero degrees Fahrenheit. I can't bring myself to let the metal oxidize away...
12-18-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Yep, that salt thing has been a feature here on...

Yep, that salt thing has been a feature here on our roads for about a month on an off. It's mostly on now. I was able to get the Roadster out for a quick ride after the first snow faded away and the...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-12-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Spain has 24... just one Reef Blue manual off,...

Spain has 24... just one Reef Blue manual off, unless the Reef Blue doesn't count!:sly:

It is strange that there would be more automatics than manuals in any European country. Maybe most of those...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-07-2017, 06:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 512
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Great Mini find. A Mini will be more fun to toss...

Great Mini find. A Mini will be more fun to toss around, especially in AutoX, or around the hills right out of the box. Not much modding required for that... tossability (is that even a word?) comes...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-07-2017, 06:06 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Saludos! Great looking Minis, current and past. ...

Saludos! Great looking Minis, current and past. We share your passion for these fun driving cars. That Goodwood edition is definitely un Mini muy especial!

Look forward to seeing more pictures...
Forum: 1st Gear
11-05-2017, 08:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Definitely a great find. Super nice!

Definitely a great find. Super nice!
10-13-2017, 08:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,270
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Good to know. I've been looking around at...

Good to know. I've been looking around at different sites, like Google Photos, imgur, Flickr and others.

At least we can post pictures directly on this site.
10-12-2017, 08:17 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,270
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Totally agree! I sent them a note. It suggested...

Totally agree! I sent them a note. It suggested that they should have grandfathered the pictures we already had out on the forums. I expect they have that type of technology at their disposal.
...
09-24-2017, 08:15 PM
Replies: 2,040
Views: 234,245
Posted By MiniRoadstah

You need an updated shot from TPA... most of our...

You need an updated shot from TPA... most of our family lives in the area and we're down there quite a bit. You have fewer miles on your Roadster than I do! And I thought I wasn't getting it out...
09-24-2017, 07:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,270
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Can't believe Photobucket decided to do that. ...

Can't believe Photobucket decided to do that. Too bad. Looks like I'm out, too.
08-30-2017, 08:58 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,966
Posted By MiniRoadstah

HMMMM! Have to correct... my bad on this one,...

HMMMM! Have to correct... my bad on this one, even if it is an old thread. Geico Gecko is NOT driving a Bugeye Sprite... that's a Triumph TR3.

I don't know how I missed that. Let the...
08-28-2017, 09:00 AM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Very nice Fleet!

Very nice Fleet!
08-23-2017, 08:53 PM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Roadster got its last "free" oil change and...

Roadster got its last "free" oil change and service at Mini Dealership today. As dealerships go, Mini of Peabody, MA has been very good. No pressure applied at any point from a friendly and quite...
08-19-2017, 12:22 PM
Replies: 271
Views: 105,297
Posted By MiniRoadstah

And of course it looks and sounds great already.

And of course it looks and sounds great already.
07-26-2017, 08:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 550
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Beyond the air filter, check the air intake area...

Beyond the air filter, check the air intake area at the base of the windshield/windscreen. Can only see it with the hood/bonnet open. Pretty easy to accumulate organic matter from tree droppings and...
Forum: 1st Gear
07-12-2017, 02:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Took a while, but that is a super nice interior! ...

Took a while, but that is a super nice interior! Not bad on the outside, too! :nod:
07-11-2017, 07:27 AM
Replies: 19,908
Views: 2,347,222
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Wow... the last 3 posts! Beautifully maintained...

Wow... the last 3 posts! Beautifully maintained and well loved Minis. More than nice!!

:thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup:
Forum: 1st Gear
06-21-2017, 08:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Expand that trip time if at all possible. That's...

Expand that trip time if at all possible. That's really never-never land up there in those mountains! Something most people never get to see. Especially driving a Mini!!

Turned out to be one...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-20-2017, 09:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 411
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Wow! Great first car. Doing it right from the...

Wow! Great first car. Doing it right from the very start. Drive safely but enjoy the heck out of it. No better handling or more fun car out there.

Post more pictures of your Mini when you...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-20-2017, 09:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By MiniRoadstah

Cross Country road trip in a BRG Mini... the only...

Cross Country road trip in a BRG Mini... the only way to go! Your Mini looks great and very well taken care of, plus you're doing all the proper maintenance on it. Should be nearly like new!
...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-20-2017, 07:42 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,240
Posted By MiniRoadstah

What a find. White over Chili Red and an MC40 to...

What a find. White over Chili Red and an MC40 to boot. Great wheels and interior, too. Looks ready to go to Monte Carlo. Not many made and you hooked #22... so how cool is that. These things look...
Forum: 1st Gear
06-19-2017, 09:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 415
Posted By MiniRoadstah

I saw the list of GTIs and had to comment! Euro...

I saw the list of GTIs and had to comment! Euro Golfs/Rabbits were excellent drivers. I drove a friend's Westmoreland build Rabbit and found it not to be closely related to the Euro built units. We...
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