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11-19-2013, 06:49 AM
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Posted By DaCrema

I am still waving. Got two folks yesterday. ...

I am still waving. Got two folks yesterday. Sometimes I get a wave back sometimes I don't. I will also fall in line with other MC from time to time if traffic flow and schedule allow.
09-04-2013, 03:53 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,475
Posted By DaCrema

Maybe start a thread for just you and those over...

Maybe start a thread for just you and those over the 2k mark. Congrats!:thumbsup:
08-26-2013, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By DaCrema

Just stock.

Just stock.
08-25-2013, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By DaCrema

We were lucky the headlights were very close to...

We were lucky the headlights were very close to where they should have been. I know that is very rare. They were close enough that I could have just left them. I went over to his place and used...
08-25-2013, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By DaCrema

Thanks Capt BJ. A friend of mine and I figured...

Thanks Capt BJ.
A friend of mine and I figured that out, thought we used needle nose pliers.

Basically it bothered us so much that we pulled the headlight assembly off the car. It is held on by...
08-25-2013, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 746
Posted By DaCrema

06 R50 headlight bulbs help

I want to replace the headlight bulbs on my 06 MINI. I did this on the 03 and it was a snap. The way the bulb is held in place is different on the 06. Anyone have a link to a good DYI video? Or...
08-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 786
Posted By DaCrema

Just a old light green Cooper...

Nose shot of a Yeoman Racing Cooper T51 (early 1960s)
http://dac.smugmug.com/Cars/Parked-cars/cars-and-coffee/20130924/i-8sZ3WbS/0/X2/DSC_2216-X2.jpg
The Office:...
08-08-2013, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,125
Posted By DaCrema

So I on the way to Katy's Coffee in Great Falls...

So I on the way to Katy's Coffee in Great Falls VA and I get waved at. My daughter comments that it was strange that someone got a wave to me before I waved at them. Their wave started the day out...
07-30-2013, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,452
Posted By DaCrema

Have you ever changed the CV joints. Because...

Have you ever changed the CV joints. Because they are speed related instead of RPM related I thing something to do after the trans instead of before the trans. You do not hear it when cruising...
07-30-2013, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 656
Posted By DaCrema

I enjoyed the pictures. Hope you had a good...

I enjoyed the pictures. Hope you had a good trip. Looks like fun.
07-27-2013, 03:56 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 10,475
Posted By DaCrema

I'm a member.

Second R50, a Mar 2006 build. Just went over 100k a few weeks ago. My first MINI, a 03 built in Aug 02 had 70k or so when I traded it in.
This one had a leak in the door seam, dealer fix it under...
06-29-2013, 08:27 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 29,672
Posted By DaCrema

Just turned 99k miles in my 06 R50. Mostly city...

Just turned 99k miles in my 06 R50. Mostly city driving, frequent drives in the twisty country, a little autocross and two track days. Coming up to a stop light in traffic I put the car in neutral...
06-27-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,125
Posted By DaCrema

Just a few months short of 12 years driving a...

Just a few months short of 12 years driving a MINI. When I ordered mine I waited 90 some odd days for a just a Cooper. I still wave but never look for a wave back. Sometimes I get one and...
06-25-2013, 10:47 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 81,402
Posted By DaCrema

change from nav to gauge package

In short:
1. Update from original map program, just pop in a new DVD?
2. Anyone know if the gauge package for the R50 is still available?
3. How hard is it to accomplish the swap to a gauge...
05-06-2013, 08:25 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,146
Posted By DaCrema

Difference in R50 vs R53 clutch

Is one just heaver than the other. I have an 06 R50 with 98k miles. I'll be having a rear oil seal done. While they are that far into the car thinking about going ahead and doing the clutch...
Forum: 1st Gear
12-18-2012, 06:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 739
Posted By DaCrema

Best bang for the buck is an autocross EVO, or...

Best bang for the buck is an autocross EVO, or local level one school. It will do several things. It will improve your driving - no mater how good you are. It will give you an idea what...
11-12-2012, 07:51 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 14,772
Posted By DaCrema

06 mc

I've put something a little over 93k miles on my MINI. I needed an airbag sensor for the passenger seat after 55-60k miles. That is the only item that was not ware related. I replaced the front...
05-03-2012, 02:46 PM
Replies: 666
Views: 51,774
Posted By DaCrema

Nice picture!

Nice picture!
04-21-2012, 08:26 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 42,661
Posted By DaCrema

Filed my complaint to NHTSA. My local MINI...

Filed my complaint to NHTSA.
My local MINI dealership, MINI of Sterling (MOS). MOS suggested I call MINIUSA. I did and they said the car was out of warrenty and my responsiblity. They would not...
03-12-2012, 09:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,820
Posted By DaCrema

How long have you owned the Cooper? Do you know...

How long have you owned the Cooper? Do you know if the trans has been replaced (many of us had problems with the Midlands trans).
Does it feel like the clutch is slipping when the growling...
11-26-2011, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,497
Posted By DaCrema

You might consider asking for new lugs on at...

You might consider asking for new lugs on at least the one wheel. If the dealership does not step forward replace them on your own. That much stress on a lug bolt can cause damage that will haunt...
11-15-2011, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

http://dac.smugmug.com/Wild-Animals/Squirrels/i-75...

http://dac.smugmug.com/Wild-Animals/Squirrels/i-757CXCG/0/L/DSC7376-L.jpg
D300/nikor 85f1.4D; shooting info: RAW, ISO 200, 1/250sec, f1.8 WB set for cloudy with some cropping and light adjustments...
09-05-2011, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20,356
Views: 2,492,861
Posted By DaCrema

Added an exhaust systems that has a end pipe the...

Added an exhaust systems that has a end pipe the size of Texas. The old exhaust was starting to rust badly from a couple of ugly winters. The system adds no extra power as I have no other mods and...
08-06-2011, 10:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,208
Posted By DaCrema

The standard Poodle is no longer with us. But...

The standard Poodle is no longer with us. But she and the black Cocker/Poodle both love going for a drive the car. ...
08-06-2011, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By DaCrema

I don't think so. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my...

I don't think so. Don't get me wrong I LOVE my MINI. I just doubt that very few of the cars made today will be as loved. Plastic parts are a problem for example. Try replacing some part on a car...
07-26-2011, 02:23 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

Dog daze of summer

http://dac.smugmug.com/Dogs/Link-and-Friends-20110725/i-3KczS4c/0/L/DSC2764-L.jpg

http://dac.smugmug.com/Dogs/Link-and-Friends-20110725/i-TbNhqFd/0/L/DSC2789-L.jpg
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07-13-2011, 07:21 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

there were likely 200 to 250 cars. Something for...

there were likely 200 to 250 cars. Something for everyone; hot rods, rat rods, sports cars, old cars new cars and so on. Lots of fun for a gear head.
07-13-2011, 03:36 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

Have not posted anything for a while. ...

Have not posted anything for a while.

Notta Ferrari but not a pretender...http://dac.smugmug.com/Cars/cars-and-coffee/20110702/i-2dWm5WW/0/XL/DSC2385-XL.jpg
D300/tokina 11-16 @ 15mm, 1/250s,...
04-27-2011, 07:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,139
Posted By DaCrema

2006 MC, almost 80k miles. My daily commute to...

2006 MC, almost 80k miles. My daily commute to work is 13 miles mix highway city (26 miles round trip). During winter I get 28-29 MPG. This spring I am getting 30-31 MPG. Last year when I changed...
04-21-2011, 06:18 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

no problem

no problem
04-21-2011, 04:30 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

SSILVER88, I hope you do not mind me posting. ...

SSILVER88, I hope you do not mind me posting. Nice picture and nice car:
https://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/medium/ford_model_t.jpg
04-21-2011, 04:26 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

I thought it was just a small pic. ;-) Do...

I thought it was just a small pic. ;-)
Do you have it hosted somewhere or on the hard drive? Most like the problem is a address error. For my pics, I open two windows. I leave the NAM window...
04-09-2011, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

More Cars and Coffee at Katies (C&[email protected]'s)

http://dac.smugmug.com/Cars/cars-and-coffee/20110409/DSC0879/1245258519_wfvuJ-XL.jpg

http://dac.smugmug.com/Cars/cars-and-coffee/20110409/DSC0891/1245258764_wbhBG-XL.jpg
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03-25-2011, 03:53 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

Nice pictures. You have a good eye and put depth...

Nice pictures. You have a good eye and put depth of field to good use through out the collection. Looks like a fun event. I love the Pontiac valve cover!
I just got the Tokina. I rented it for...
03-24-2011, 02:34 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

No problem. I didn't read any hate in your post,...

No problem. I didn't read any hate in your post, just surprise that the Vdub was there. The nice part about this impromptu breakfast event is that made up of gear heads. Some have money others...
Forum: 1st Gear
03-23-2011, 06:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,195
Posted By DaCrema

welcome to the world of MINI. Good luck with the...

welcome to the world of MINI. Good luck with the car. They are a blast to autocross. When I run I run in HS. I have been know to bring a camera and take pics of others....
03-23-2011, 05:55 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

Jag XKC from the 1950s ...

Jag XKC from the 1950s

http://dac.smugmug.com/Cars/cars-and-coffee/20110319/DSC0711/1221019049_UxJSw-XL.jpg
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03-23-2011, 05:08 PM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

I got there late. The VW had a lot done to the...

I got there late. The VW had a lot done to the suspension and nicely tricked out engine (Twin Webbers, cam, bore and stroke changed etc). I went back the following week and saw the following:
...
03-21-2011, 08:01 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,367
Posted By DaCrema

Congrats on the new 7D. In general if you can...

Congrats on the new 7D. In general if you can afford the better/faster glass go for it. It will weigh more, but as long as your not on a backpacking trip the weight difference should not be that...
03-12-2011, 10:48 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

I need to streach out...

Not MINI but still cars. Trying out a lens.D300/Tokina11-16f10, 1/80s (or near that, using A setting)
@ 14mm,
http://dac.smugmug.com/Cars/General-Car-Pictures/DSC0674/1213793028_cMmJy-XL-1.jpg
...
03-09-2011, 07:47 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,367
Posted By DaCrema

Until you get your tripod set the camera on a...

Until you get your tripod set the camera on a bean bag, rock or log. ISO 1600 might be a bit high for the D50. To keep the noise out of the shot I almost never went above ISO 800 with my D70. If...
02-27-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,125
Posted By DaCrema

I wave still at other MINIs. Sometimes it gets a...

I wave still at other MINIs. Sometimes it gets a little embarrassing - like when I am driving the Toyota van.
For the op. I had a 62 BT7 (tricarb).
01-11-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,367
Posted By DaCrema

Mat, Most dive locations have cameras you can...

Mat,
Most dive locations have cameras you can rent on location. I would go that rout. Years ago when I did my checkout dives on the same boat was a scuba photo class. First hint. Stay away from...
12-07-2010, 05:31 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

[quote=CooperSGB;3171086]... I realized that...

[quote=CooperSGB;3171086]... I realized that getting a two-lane road all to yourself isn't as easy as one might think. :lol:
-G.B.

What the others did not get the memo?? Nice shots
12-05-2010, 07:47 AM
Replies: 2,141
Views: 150,125
Posted By DaCrema

Started waving in Aug 02 (first wave was to Donna...

Started waving in Aug 02 (first wave was to Donna of Donna and Mike fame) after I ordered the car. I was driving a Honda. Still waving. Sometimes I forget that I'm in the 325 or Sienna but still...
12-05-2010, 06:16 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 106,131
Posted By DaCrema

back seat driver

They get 16.5 then want a learners permit and the keys. Well NO. NO. Until you can reach the peddles.

http://dac.smugmug.com/Dogs/Kona-and-Zelda-pictures/DSC9877/1115164637_AJXaK-L.jpg
...
12-03-2010, 10:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By DaCrema

I think the o2's were covered by the TSB that my...

I think the o2's were covered by the TSB that my o3 was covered by. I would contact the dealership. I have not seen the 06 covered by the TSB.
11-17-2010, 06:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By DaCrema

Thanks for the reply. The o3 was covered by the...

Thanks for the reply. The o3 was covered by the TSB. Much later traded the o3 for an o6. The o6 is having the problem.

The problem seems to be an "open" in a curcuit. Currently the light is...
11-09-2010, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,389
Posted By DaCrema

Help with airbag light

I posted the question in a existing thread but got no reply. Likely not close enough to the topic of that thread.
The air bag warning light in my car comes on then after a period of time will turn...
10-10-2010, 03:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 674
Posted By DaCrema

Update please.

My 06 MC has been doing this.
It started at around 55 k miles but when I was going to go to the dealer it went out (about a year ago). Fast forward a year and it is happing more often. ...
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