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Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:28 pm
by Jakemico
And mine didn’t even get in the top 20! Shocked when looking at some of the others

Wait, I don’t even know if it was in the running

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:25 pm
by MAFFA
Jakemico wrote:And mine didn’t even get in the top 20! Shocked when looking at some of the others Image

Wait, I don’t even know if it was in the running
Yeah surely yours should have made that list Image

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 10:07 am
by dorsetred
Hi Matt, thanks for the update it's always interesting to see how people have upgraded Minis, I think new drivers should have to experience the old type and learn about changing sub-frames, ball joints etc., soon become familiar with how a car actually works rather than never lifting the bonnet "as a mechanic does that when it goes in for service" :lol: 8-)

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 1:02 pm
by DTGB1977
Nice one Maffa ImageImage🥇ImageImage

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:36 pm
by MAFFA
dorsetred wrote:Hi Matt, thanks for the update it's always interesting to see how people have upgraded Minis, I think new drivers should have to experience the old type and learn about changing sub-frames, ball joints etc., soon become familiar with how a car actually works rather than never lifting the bonnet "as a mechanic does that when it goes in for service" :lol: 8-)
Funny you should say that as my very first car was a 1979 Mini 850. Had an MG Metro 1300 engine in it & straight pipes obviously Image

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Tue Sep 11, 2018 4:37 pm
by MAFFA
DTGB1977 wrote:Nice one Maffa ImageImage🥇ImageImage
Cheers buddy Image

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Wed Oct 24, 2018 7:37 pm
by smokey
Love the idea of your Mini being named after Triggers broom.

Trigger: And that's what I've done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time.
Sid: How the hell can it be the same bloody broom then?
Trigger: There's the picture. What more proof do you need?

So six engines down, how many tyres, brake pads, oil changes and all the rest it must have to keep it on the track.

P.S. Obviously to late to vote (although I did check just in case).

Re: I need your votes!

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 12:29 am
by MAFFA
smokey wrote:Love the idea of your Mini being named after Triggers broom.

Trigger: And that's what I've done. Maintained it for 20 years. This old brooms had 17 new heads and 14 new handles in its time.
Sid: How the hell can it be the same bloody broom then?
Trigger: There's the picture. What more proof do you need?

So six engines down, how many tyres, brake pads, oil changes and all the rest it must have to keep it on the track.

P.S. Obviously to late to vote (although I did check just in case).
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Well the road tyres (Asymmetric 2’s) probably did 300 miles last year Image. The car did a total of 800 miles in the year according to my recent MOT Image

That will be Silverstone & Goodwood twice then! Image

The tyres I run on track are the medium compound NS2-R and they’re still going strong after 4 or 5 track days. Maybe 1 or 2 (max) left in them.

Pads are Carbotech XP8’s & they have zero fade and are extremely hard wearing. I get through a set of OEM rears each track day. Well not completely but I replace them as a matter of course.

You’ve got to remember that the front brakes are massive 8 pots in a car weighing around 1000-1100kg so not a lot of mass to stop Image. Same theory goes for the tyres