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07-20-2007, 09:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By justbob

Agreed. Sounds like a good argument for getting...

Agreed. Sounds like a good argument for getting it on board! Thanks.
07-20-2007, 08:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,547
Posted By justbob

Here's a few questions: if you drive really...

Here's a few questions: if you drive really really skillfully, will the DSC never come on?

That is, you hit every apex perfectly, rotate the car within its limits, only apply enough power for...
07-20-2007, 08:28 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,882
Posted By justbob

I'm facing this question myself right now. My 04...

I'm facing this question myself right now. My 04 MCS had DSC and no LSD, and that's mostly why I sold it.

DSC can definitely save your a$$, but it can also put it into a sling--on the whole, I...
07-20-2007, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 632
Posted By justbob

Yes.

Yes.
03-14-2007, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By justbob

Dang! is right! But don't you think you'd drop...

Dang! is right! But don't you think you'd drop the weight even more without that rubber mallet in the back?:lol:

What was up with this? Total strip down for a track car? Or just having a boring...
03-13-2007, 07:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,080
Posted By justbob

Cooper on a Diet

Has anyone compiled a list of all of the things--parts, options, carpeting, seats, ashtrays, not the wheels--that you can strip off a Cooper and still be street legal in the U.S.?

It seems to me...
03-07-2007, 01:17 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 7,743
Posted By justbob

I've never had a non-S Cooper, but I've had two...

I've never had a non-S Cooper, but I've had two MCS (04 LY/B and 04 CR/W) and just bought a BRG MCSC. (BTW, I'm lurking here because I plan to buy a used non-S MC in the next couple/few weeks)....
03-07-2007, 11:40 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,876
Posted By justbob

Bravo! I couldn't agree more! CR is for those who...

Bravo! I couldn't agree more! CR is for those who ride the peak of the bell curve, not for the people who actually take the time to make decisions themselves after performing their own research and...
03-07-2007, 11:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By justbob

While we're on this topic, does anyone know where...

While we're on this topic, does anyone know where there's a definitive list of specifications for "The Italian Job" cars? I know they're off-spec, but what would be the easiest way to replicate...
03-07-2007, 11:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,298
Posted By justbob

Oh, yea, that's Spidey! I wonder why his...

Oh, yea, that's Spidey!

I wonder why his Spider Sense didn't warn him that the road was just about to blow up?

Sort of lends a bit of poignant realism to the movie--Spiderman's just a scared...
04-12-2006, 06:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,365
Posted By justbob

I think someone made this point already, but here...

I think someone made this point already, but here is a great example: check out the U.S.S. Constitution in the U.S., or the H.M.S. Victory in the U.K. These are both wooden sailing warships that were...
04-12-2006, 04:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By justbob

Sorry to hear that. I've been living overseas for...

Sorry to hear that. I've been living overseas for a long time, and I notice that my daughters were treated as adults in Australia and Europe at 16-17 years of age, working as certified welders and...
04-12-2006, 04:50 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 111,624
Posted By justbob

Rte 29/40/100 Mixer

at about 0845 this morning, you were a dark blue/black MCS--thanks for letting me into the flow of traffic, I hate that left exit to 100.

Nice exit at MD 32--very smooth!
04-10-2006, 10:22 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

Or maybe just because you can type fast, your...

Or maybe just because you can type fast, your Mini Mac fit's where the stereo used to be, you have an ironic imagination, and driving doesn't take up all your time!

Hey, I'll compile a final list...
04-10-2006, 10:19 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

Ridiculously Quintessential!

Ridiculously Quintessential!
04-10-2006, 10:18 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

5. Because I could get a MINI in the exact color...

5. Because I could get a MINI in the exact color combination (VR/B) that would match 48% of my winter wardrobe, and my favorite pair of dressy shoes![/quote]

Does it match the bag, too? Thanks!...
04-10-2006, 10:17 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

Hey! Thanks for sharing--excellent RIDICULOUS...

Hey! Thanks for sharing--excellent RIDICULOUS reason!
04-10-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

I'm there....

I'm there....
04-10-2006, 10:15 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

Ah! White roof! Excellent!

Ah! White roof! Excellent!
04-10-2006, 08:59 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 4,333
Posted By justbob

Class. Period. Full Stop.

I have to preface these remarks by saying that I drove a 1982 Honda Civic DX for 10 years and 200K+ miles, and loved every minute of it.

All of the good points of that car are found in the MINI....
04-10-2006, 08:47 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

Okay, these are supposed to be RIDICULOUS...

Okay, these are supposed to be RIDICULOUS reasons--twisties are the name of the game! Can't you come up with something really idiosyncratic?

BTW, I'm in love with my Yokohama Parada Spec II tires...
04-10-2006, 08:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

I need to optimize my commute to the subway.

I need to optimize my commute to the subway.
04-10-2006, 08:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By justbob

My wife got the clearbra on her 2004 MCS, and I...

My wife got the clearbra on her 2004 MCS, and I did not on my 2004 MCS.

I can't really see any difference in the cars right now--and I get to wash them both!

I have noticed that the clearbra...
04-10-2006, 08:28 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,144
Posted By justbob

Top 10 RIDICULOUS Reasons to Buy a MINI

I don't know if this has been done before, but here goes:lol: :

10. Need to optimize garage space.
9. Those other 35 clowns need a ride to the circus.
8. UNDERCOMPENSATING!
7. Fuel economy?...
04-10-2006, 08:25 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,263
Posted By justbob

DO take on an Elise in the rain on a bumpy road....

DO take on an Elise in the rain on a bumpy road. It works.

DO try to time the lights to blow by any 911 you see. They will crack.

DO try an air mattress, they are very comfortable. And you...
04-10-2006, 08:19 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 5,715
Posted By justbob

This question is a lot like the one you read...

This question is a lot like the one you read about in The Sword in the Stone. The young Wart (SPOILER: later to become King Arthur) notices a mousetrap dangling from the saddle of one of his knights...
04-08-2006, 05:10 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,876
Posted By justbob

While my sense of whimsy says, "GO FOR IT!", my...

While my sense of whimsy says, "GO FOR IT!", my sense of common says, "hmmm, can't you borrow a van or SUV?"

I've carried some eccentric loads in my MCS, like 24 Happy Meals or everything my...
04-08-2006, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By justbob

Thanks for the advice--well said and well taken....

Thanks for the advice--well said and well taken. Any place I can pick something like this locally and on a Sunday?
04-08-2006, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,036
Posted By justbob

I'm up for it, if you're going to reschedule. I...

I'm up for it, if you're going to reschedule. I can probably get just about any weekday off as a one time only good deal.

Sounds like a great opportunity--thanks!
04-08-2006, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By justbob

That's what I'm hoping. The last flat I had was...

That's what I'm hoping. The last flat I had was in 2003, but that was in the Australian Outback in rally conditions, 200 kilometres from the nearest pavement, doing about 100 kph on a broad,...
04-08-2006, 03:07 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By justbob

Just got back from a 30 minute drive in the rain...

Just got back from a 30 minute drive in the rain after picking up my MCS with its new set of Yokohama Parada Spec II's--nice!

I'm sure they'll probably take a couple or three hundred miles to...
04-08-2006, 10:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By justbob

Yea, really, the 330i made me feel like I was...

Yea, really, the 330i made me feel like I was driving my Mother's car! Huge, wobbly, not particularly responsive, good for going to church on Sunday! I guess it's all relative, though, it was...
04-08-2006, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By justbob

Yea, they were getting pretty good in the dry,...

Yea, they were getting pretty good in the dry, but with the rainy season here, I had my first unanticipated hydro-plane assisted four-wheel drift around a turn yesterday--fun, but not to be...
04-07-2006, 08:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 937
Posted By justbob

If you want to talk about service, how about...

If you want to talk about service, how about this:

1. Made an appointment the day before for warranty service and a few fixes.Not a problem, they asked me if I wanted a loaner. I said yes.

2....
04-07-2006, 07:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By justbob

It's always about Marsha, or runcraps.... ...

It's always about Marsha, or runcraps....

Well, I have to say that I've put 37,800 miles on my OEM set of Goodyear runcraps, I've never had a puncture, they are pretty noisy and they're getting...
03-14-2006, 09:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By justbob

Sounds great. Do they know FWD?

Sounds great. Do they know FWD?
03-14-2006, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 111,624
Posted By justbob

MINI Reaction

I hate to say it, but here's what I do when I see...

A MINI ahead coming towards me: wave; flash lights; climb on the hood and tear hair out.

A MINI coming up behind me: wag wheel. downshift....
03-14-2006, 09:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,223
Posted By justbob

So, can you just show up on the day, with cash...

So, can you just show up on the day, with cash and tires that are almost, but not quite, down to the wear bars?
03-13-2006, 11:16 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,024
Posted By justbob

Yikes!

Yikes!
03-12-2006, 06:04 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,024
Posted By justbob

Most of the "fun" rallies I've participated in...

Most of the "fun" rallies I've participated in during years gone by have combined features of both the Time/speed/distance (TSD) and treasure hunt type rallies. This makes them logistically much more...
03-10-2006, 12:24 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,024
Posted By justbob

Any ideas for a general location/date?

Any ideas for a general location/date?
03-10-2006, 12:19 PM
Replies: 2,320
Views: 111,624
Posted By justbob

A couple of spottings Wednesday in HoCo MD,...

A couple of spottings Wednesday in HoCo MD, afternoon commute--

you, in a CR/w MC on 29 to I-70--you took the left onto 70, I took the right jughandle and ended up passing you just past the on...
03-10-2006, 12:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,802
Posted By justbob

Nope, that was probably me, tall guy in sun...

Nope, that was probably me, tall guy in sun glasses.

I was in between two jobs so I routed myself up 97 for a quick "drive by." I actually zipped past, had to pull a u turn to come back.
...
03-05-2006, 08:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,802
Posted By justbob

Sorry I wasn't able to make this, but I did zip...

Sorry I wasn't able to make this, but I did zip by on my way to work to do a walk around and check out the parking lot--what a great collection of MINIs! MY CR/W no stripes was the Plain Jane of the...
02-24-2006, 01:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 916
Posted By justbob

Hankook K104

Has anyone had experience with these tires on an MCS with 17s (or on any Cooper, for that matter)?

I've read that they are fairly good summer performance tires, but that they have weak sidewalls....
Forum: How to
02-04-2006, 09:14 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 213,712
Posted By justbob

Great--no, excellent--thread. Thank you.

Great--no, excellent--thread. Thank you.
02-04-2006, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 889
Posted By justbob

Red 5, good to hear from you. This weekend is...

Red 5, good to hear from you. This weekend is turning out a bit hectic for me, but how about some time this week?Tues-Thurs. is good for me, anytime after 6p.m. or so. Give me a call: 443-690-0633. I...
02-02-2006, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,698
Posted By justbob

2004 MCS MC40 Never had this problem.

2004 MCS MC40

Never had this problem.
02-02-2006, 09:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 718
Posted By justbob

Thanks for the update. You're a better...

Thanks for the update.

You're a better person than I am, meeting attendee!

justbob
02-02-2006, 07:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 890
Posted By justbob

Okay, I just check out the website and I'll do...

Okay, I just check out the website and I'll do some more research, but basically, I'm there.

I was also thinking about doing FATT at Summit sometime this spring--I'd like to bring my daughters...
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