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Forum: 1st Gear
Yesterday, 06:41 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Congratulations on the beautiful...

:thumbsup:
Congratulations on the beautiful Cooper!

Looks like it has been well cared for and in good shape.

These cars are so fun!

FUN is literally built into their DNA.
...
07-15-2019, 03:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 683
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

o_O O_o o.O O.o o. O O. o o .O O.o o_O O_o ...

o_O O_o o.O O.o o. O O. o o .O O.o o_O O_o

Even on a large screen it causes legibility issues. https://www.raptureforums.com/forums/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/stars.gif

Alas,
poor Yorick!...
07-15-2019, 10:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

That bumper looks pretty good, and a great...

That bumper looks pretty good, and a great suggestion as the op stated a preference for the R56 style...

https://uploads.tapatalk-cdn.com/20170911/f789e4c80eedc6064c5670ae2c8524ea.jpg


...and...
07-15-2019, 08:34 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 844
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...
07-15-2019, 08:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,893
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Many thanks! I consider it a...

:thumbsup:
Many thanks!

I consider it a perk having a job that requires travel because my car is so fun to drive!!! :nod:

So far 2019 has been rather slow though and our workload has been...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-15-2019, 06:30 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
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: Electrical
07-15-2019, 06:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,247
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I don't have this problem... ...yet. I...

I don't have this problem...

...yet.

I think it may be one of those inevitable things though, so I'd love to know the proper fix for when/if the time ever comes.

I'm in the middle of...
07-14-2019, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

: A bit more evo related stuff: ...

:

A bit more evo related stuff:

Interesting to read the debut review:

https://www.evo.co.uk/mini/mini/6424/mini-cooper-s-works

And,
this video is pretty entertaining!
Forum: 1st Gear
07-14-2019, 07:16 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,944
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: 3,893
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...
07-14-2019, 06:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yeah, I'm an old dude too and I love print...

Yeah,
I'm an old dude too and I love print media --- longtime bibliomaniac with stacks of books, and I also love magazines as they often capture the contemporaneous snapshot of a given time in more...
07-08-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yeah, it's one of my favorite movies. The...

Yeah,
it's one of my favorite movies.

The new version was okay, but ultimately lacking.

As far as filmic depictions of motoring, my favorite by far is the mother of all dashcam videos:
...
07-07-2019, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Every time I see one of those boxy Alfas it makes...

Every time I see one of those boxy Alfas it makes me think of...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T_ZImfAxOu0

...what a great movie.

LOOK FOR THE BLOODY EXIT!
:lol:
07-07-2019, 08:05 PM
Replies: 20,450
Views: 2,515,085
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yeah, MINI used to sell little fin thingies for...

Yeah, MINI used to sell little fin thingies for when the JCW wing was installed:

https://i.imgur.com/4eqitRq.jpg

The Orranje G-Wing comes with oblong sticky thingies too:
...
07-06-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 612
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

GP1 Article in New Issue of Evo Magazine

https://i.imgur.com/j6VtVU9.jpg

Neat to see these cars still being talked about in the contemporary automotive press.

Running some errands earlier today, I stopped by the bookstore and saw this...
07-06-2019, 11:27 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Very cool. I love the pictures....

:thumbsup:
Very cool.

I love the pictures.

2JZ got grunt.
:razz:

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/BUbFzu4CcAAheko.jpg
07-06-2019, 07:45 AM
Replies: 712
Views: 78,455
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...
07-06-2019, 07:35 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Good find! Extremely low miles...

:thumbsup:
Good find!

Extremely low miles for an '03!

Asking price is slightly high, but then again not many of this vintage with such low miles out there.

Looks to be very well kept too.
...
07-05-2019, 02:08 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
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...
07-05-2019, 10:32 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

To add more confusion, the numbers stamped on...

To add more confusion, the numbers stamped on them are different than the factory parts number.

The small spoiler that I got is stamped like this:

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

The larger...
07-05-2019, 05:30 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Ah! :thumbsup: Good info. I was...

Ah!

:thumbsup:

Good info.

I was unaware of that option!

Thanks.
07-04-2019, 06:37 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

That R50 aero spoiler in the pic looks a little...

That R50 aero spoiler in the pic looks a little bigger than normal?

I was recently interested in those and started a thread,
here:...
07-04-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Well, it does indeed appear that the slim...

Well,
it does indeed appear that the slim middle grill has been discontinued, as I was told such from a vendor in the UK.

There may still be some sitting around on the shelves of US vendors...
07-04-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 412
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:nod: Yes! And make them in gen1 logo too!...

:nod:
Yes!

And make them in gen1 logo too!

https://i.imgur.com/izavGtE.jpg
07-04-2019, 07:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 774
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Sometimes the simplest subject can get highly...

Sometimes the simplest subject can get highly complicated.

I highly recommend reading this epic thread:...
07-03-2019, 01:19 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I agree! I've grown to love the body color...

I agree!

I've grown to love the body color roofs, they just look too damn good.
07-03-2019, 01:17 PM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Thanks. Meanwhile, another GP goes up on...

Thanks.

Meanwhile,
another GP goes up on BAT.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2006-mini-gp-16/

Incredibly low mileage at only 8,000!

It's just been sitting there gathering dust,
07-03-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,172
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Another heads up here... ...the slim middle...

Another heads up here...

...the slim middle aero grill can't be found anywhere in USA right now, and speaking with the partsman at my local dealer he told me that on the computer none were showing...
Forum: JCW Garage
07-03-2019, 09:10 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 30,231
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

https://www.themotoringdiary.com/wp-content/upload...

https://www.themotoringdiary.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Goodwood-Festival.png

UK debut this weekend:
...
07-03-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
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!
07-03-2019, 08:27 AM
Replies: 680
Views: 137,272
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

What did it end up selling for? Link to sale...

What did it end up selling for?

Link to sale now redirects.

:confused:

:

Well,
this is one of the most sparse ads I've seen.
07-02-2019, 09:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,590
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

https://i.imgur.com/jQEmdR7.jpg I loved the...

https://i.imgur.com/jQEmdR7.jpg

I loved the idea and would have been a potential customer.

I actually liked that it may have been based on Toyota as opposed to electric.

I'd be especially...
07-01-2019, 09:59 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 923
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

DANG! That's too good to pass up! I'd...

DANG!

That's too good to pass up!

I'd like the RedStuff please.

pm sent.
06-30-2019, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yep, spares are always good to have on hand,...

Yep,
spares are always good to have on hand, problem is that you never know and inevitably there ends up being some oddball fault that wasn't anticipated, so such stuff goes on the junkyard list of...
06-30-2019, 05:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,642
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:
...
06-29-2019, 11:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

SOLD! These are no longer available.

SOLD!

These are no longer available.
06-29-2019, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,431
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

In my case it doesn't add too much rattle, but it...

In my case it doesn't add too much rattle, but it does add a certain amount which seems to be dependent on harmonic frequency or something because it doesn't always rattle. When it does, it is...
06-29-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
R50/53 - R50/53 Aquamist HELP!!!
Views: 889
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

May also be worth a shot posting on their tech...

May also be worth a shot posting on their tech forum:

http://www.aquamist.co.uk/forum2/vbulletin/

Sorry I can't be of more help.
06-29-2019, 08:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Forgot to mention... ...these are a popular...

Forgot to mention...

...these are a popular upgrade addition for R53 owners.

A good write up:
http://www.billswebspace.com/MiniCabrioBraceInstallation.htm
06-29-2019, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,431
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yeah, the yellow 70A durometer plus the black...

Yeah,
the yellow 70A durometer plus the black 95A insert.
The insert is optional and offers even more compromise because I suspect if it is not added then the vibration would be slightly less.
06-29-2019, 07:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 615
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Cabrio Braces - R50/R52/R53

On offer is a pair of cabrio braces taken off of a 2005 R52.

A couple of minor blemishes but otherwise very nice.
Includes fasteners.

MINI part #'s
51617123515
51617123516

$120
06-29-2019, 07:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,431
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:lol: Vibrate Technics! I never saw that...

:lol:
Vibrate Technics!

I never saw that SuperPro insert before and didn't know it existed.

I recently installed a Powerflex lower mount bush...
...
06-29-2019, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,431
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: GOOD STUFF! Viewing it from the...

:thumbsup:
GOOD STUFF!

Viewing it from the perspective that the bolt acts as a sacrificial anode is interesting,
thanks for adding that viewpoint.

Also,
thanks for the MT link --- I'm...
06-25-2019, 08:17 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,139
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: :lol: Island_Moose, very well...

:thumbsup: :lol:
Island_Moose,
very well written and clever.
Much enjoyed.
Well done!

Now,
we need some mugs made up with the MINI wings...:nod:

https://i.imgur.com/sUoi7m0.jpg
06-24-2019, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Yep! This is a pretty groovy doc... :) ...

Yep!

This is a pretty groovy doc...
:)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rujxd5Grxb4
06-24-2019, 10:23 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I still have my old Matchbox version! :grin: ...

I still have my old Matchbox version!
:grin:
https://live.staticflickr.com/4002/4450498954_ca56014ee1_b.jpg

Of all the cars on BaT at the moment,
I most desire the 510....
06-24-2019, 10:19 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

Back when I was a teenager, my best friend's...

Back when I was a teenager, my best friend's neighbor had a Lotus Cortina.
It was stunning.

It was always parked in the street because the neighborhood was all midcentury ranch houses with no...
06-24-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 1,868
Views: 101,885
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

:thumbsup: Great video! I much enjoyed...

:thumbsup:
Great video!

I much enjoyed seeing the diversity of cars in it and was very surprised to see a Shelby Daytona coupe!

I used to devour UK car mags and still have piles and piles of...
Forum: JCW Garage
06-24-2019, 07:44 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 7,237
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

https://www.raptureforums.com/forums/styles/defaul...

https://www.raptureforums.com/forums/styles/default/xenforo/smilies/glasses.gif

Please pardon my anorak trainspotting tendencies...

...a bit more rambling on the topic of alternate rocker cover...
06-24-2019, 07:25 AM
Replies: 7
R50/53 - R50/53 R53 insta image roundup
Views: 698
Posted By Oldboy Speedwell

I like these shots from jtdevelopments, nice...

I like these shots from jtdevelopments,
nice photos.
...
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