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Title: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 11, 2018, 07:00:47 PM
Decided to start the planning a year in advance, a year and a month technically!  I looked at the calender and chose the 12-14th of April 2019. That falls on a Friday to Sunday.  The weather tends to be a bit better in April as well.  The goal as of now is to start getting a head count so I can pre plan a few things I have in mind.  I'm in search of nearby roads for some spirited drives. Bruce has mentioned a few very close to my shop that I already planned to scope out. We'd be for sure grilling and eating at the shop.  There is an option for staying either North in Bartlesville (15-20 minutes from the shop) or staying downtown Tulsa which is 30 minutes from the shop. Anyone staying downtown would likely hit up a local eatery of our choosing and any number of bars within walking distance afterwards.  Anyone staying in Bartlesville is welcome to join the downtown group and then have huge bonfires at the shop till the wee hours.  Anyone is welcome to camp at the shop or call dibs on the shop Murphy bed. Cots in the shop are fine too. In between driving and eating, there could be some wrenching to be had. Oil changes, car buffing, wheel bearings, window rubber, or anything you feel you'd want to do or can talk me into doing.  Maybe we have some horseshoes or something in the yard to do as well.  I'd also like to get information regarding the cars you're bringing, such as condition, upgrades, drums or disc, ballast vs non ballest, things you'd like to do someday, ect...  This is obviously way in advance so no rush at the moment, but keep it in mind.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 11, 2018, 07:34:29 PM
UPDATED

Tentative head count:

Committed
Dan Stoughton - booked
Dave Craven - booked
Don Ipock - booked
John Styers - booked
Susan McKensie - booked
WillieB - booked
Mark (Gr8cornholio)
Mplayle - booked
Bruce Kennedy - booked
Seth Weaver - booked
Dooder


Maybes:
Jedduh
Randy (Lone Star Mini)
Patton
Amanley



Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 11, 2018, 07:38:01 PM
I'm in, no idea what I'll be driving.....TBD!  :--)

I think that just means you'll be the guy at the shop doing all the oil changes if you're mini-less.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 11, 2018, 08:09:42 PM
My punishment?  :-)
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MPlayle on March 11, 2018, 09:27:12 PM
Depending on where life has taken me near that time, I'm in.

Currently, I have been taking the year to adjust to the family losses.  I'm starting to think about getting back to full time work.

Current plan is to still have the Moke. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: stan360 on March 12, 2018, 12:12:23 AM
this sounds fun Dan .  I will have my mini since it runs now , hopefully I will have the seats in by then for the 200 mile trek. I have a year , hahaha.  I think I may just drink some beer and watch everyone work on minis though.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 12, 2018, 06:25:04 AM
I have spare seats if not lol.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: gr8kornholio on March 12, 2018, 08:01:21 AM
Our calender is now marked for this.  Will definitely bring the mini, if I have it together by then.  If I do, the good thing is it shouldn't need any more work. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 12, 2018, 08:24:17 AM
Ha! You do realize it's a Mini, right? They always need something!  :D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: gr8kornholio on March 12, 2018, 08:02:56 PM
Lol. Just like ďrust freeĒ mini. Amazing what undercoating hides.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: Willie_B on March 12, 2018, 09:10:57 PM
I'm in. For the driving and wrenching, or is wrenching and driving?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 12, 2018, 09:21:40 PM
driving and wenching?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 12, 2018, 09:22:31 PM
Could be before and/or after!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: jedduh01 on March 13, 2018, 09:08:18 AM
Never Thought i would say this ... But ... I want to go to Tulsa Oklahoma in 2019.

It will be on the radar. but 2 kiddo's + Life..
 
Wish I was retired....  Only 16 Hours from Charlotte!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 13, 2018, 09:22:33 AM
Bring the kids? Everybody needs to do a cross country trip when they're young, builds character!   ;D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: jedduh01 on March 13, 2018, 09:31:42 AM
It will be on the radar.. Practically speaking however with  by then a 4 yr and a 1 yr old ....

I shudder at the thought of more than 3 hrs in the car at a time!

Ill just plan on the 2020 - 2022  Gathering!



Least i get to meet you guys in 5 Weeks in April over here on My side - Kingsport, TN!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 16, 2018, 12:02:11 PM
Bruce do you remember what roads you had a blast on over here in my neck of the way?  I drove around for a couple hours the other day but only found one good section.  A lot of curvey gravel roads if anyone wants to rally though!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: Tim on March 16, 2018, 12:18:58 PM
This sounds like a great idea, but as jedduh01 said, the kids throw a wrench into the idea...  Currently 4 kids and only one running mini.  maybe if I can get the Moke running by then...  but lets face it 2000kms with four kids in two Mini's is my idea of fun, but maybe not my wife's. ::)
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 16, 2018, 12:22:37 PM
When I did the rotary bbqs I had a trophy for furthest traveled to the event. Maybe I sweeten the pot with something enticing?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 16, 2018, 12:27:44 PM
I doubt there's any enticement that would overcome 2 or 4 small kids in a Mini for 2000 kilometers, but many of us flat tow our cars long distances - so 4 kids in a Minivan towing a Mini might be do-able!   4.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 16, 2018, 05:11:45 PM
Or flat tow with the family in the mini while having the towing vehicle to yourself!  ;D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: Tim on March 16, 2018, 06:47:30 PM
My wife is laughing thinking about the kids in the Mini while we stay in the van.  We usually do the flat tow with our minivan.  Just not as fun.  We'll be flat towing to MME this July.  Maybe I convince my dad for a Cannonball type run next April.... :D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: BruceK on March 16, 2018, 09:51:20 PM
Bruce do you remember what roads you had a blast on over here in my neck of the way?  I drove around for a couple hours the other day but only found one good section.  A lot of curvey gravel roads if anyone wants to rally though!


To be clear, I think I liked the roads because of what they were not.  The were not dead straight roads next to flat farm land with 90 degree bends around property lines.  So I was pleasantly surprised they were somewhat interesting.

I think I went, from your shop, west on 2300, north on 2007, west on 2075, continuing west on 11

You may have found the only good section.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 21, 2018, 05:20:57 PM
Found a fantastic section just down from my place downtown.  Only a few miles worth but well worth a couple laps on.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MPlayle on March 21, 2018, 05:42:21 PM
Google Maps seems to show some others a bit further north by northwest from there as well - between the Arkansas River and Skiatook Lake.



Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 21, 2018, 06:01:14 PM
I need to keep going north on 97.  The problem with most roads around skiatook lake is they're gravel.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on March 21, 2018, 06:51:56 PM
Plus too and also, only people from Urklaherma know how to say Skiatook!   ;D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MPlayle on March 21, 2018, 07:32:47 PM
What I have done in the past is use Google Maps (or MapQuest) to find the "squiggly line" road candidates, then plot a possible route and preview drive it in my daily driver to see what condition the roads are in.

I usually have a main plan and a couple alternates in case the main route turns out to have gravel/dirt roads or too rough of pavement.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 21, 2018, 08:44:38 PM
The truck has been all over the area searching squiggly line roads.  So far have 3 decent spots, though fairly short sections.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: gasmini on March 22, 2018, 11:50:22 AM
Count us (2) in on the BBQ wrenching/drives. I hope to bring our 73 saloon and the 63 pup. The 73 needs at least a new floor but rather have you look at it for the rest. The pup at least a respray. Do you have room to park the Beast (F250 and a long trailer? What direction from Tulsa is your shop? I will get in touch with Midtown Minis to see where some of their drives are in or around Tulsa.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on March 22, 2018, 12:11:06 PM
Very good! North of Tulsa 30 minutes in Ramona.  There should be room for a truck and trailer. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on July 02, 2018, 05:38:42 PM
Back on the topic of mini meets...wanted to toss this idea out there.  I'd need to call and get some more information from Hallet, but would there be any interest in renting the track? We'd have to split the cost amongst those who sign up.  Here is the link with prices and info.  Looking to gather interest and ideas from you guys.

http://www.hallettracing.net/rent-the-track/
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on July 02, 2018, 06:32:19 PM
I'd like to do a track day, but I doubt my car will be ready by then.....OTOH I can always run the Clubman.

So it looks like about $350 each base for 5 cars, then addl expense for track workers, ambulance and such?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on July 02, 2018, 06:39:33 PM
So I'm not sure if we can "compete" on the test day rental.  It may be the $3850 price tag, but unlimited cars.  7-10 cars would make it tolerable.  I'd need to see if all the options are included in that price or if they are extra.  Not that we need crew members and flag people.   I'd be tempted to bring a couple cars if that were the case. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on August 17, 2018, 10:12:33 AM
Anything the rest of us can do to help pull this event off?

Maybe start a list of who's coming, get a bulk rate set up at a hotel? (Bartlesville?) The Holiday Inn Express I stayed at was nice and had plenty of room in the parking lot for trailers and such.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: 94touring on August 17, 2018, 01:36:36 PM
Ok so I will need a list of folks and I'd like a bunch of details and info on your cars.  I'll likely get a group rate at the aloft downtown but can look into Bartlesville too. Kinda depends where people want to stay and how many attend.  The shop is available too.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MPlayle on August 17, 2018, 02:20:33 PM
Being that it is still 8 months out, it is a bit too early for me to absolutely commit to going.  I do not know what my "work" situation is evolving into for even totally committing to the October Dyno-day.  (I am attempting to get more contracting work "locally" as well as being under consideration for a full-time job in Orlando, Florida.)

I really want to go to both the October Dyno-day and the 10-year Anniversary.

I also do not know what my "car" situation will be in April 2019.  Currently it is the Moke and a 2016 MINI Clubman.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on August 17, 2018, 02:25:59 PM
I'll be there, I will probably be driving my 2009 Clubman towing the Racing Green Mini.....

I'll also commit for Don, he'll be driving his Vtec Pup.

If you could, please edit the title of the thread with the dates?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Lone Star Mini on September 27, 2018, 08:30:07 PM
would love to meet you guys..  I will put it on the calendar and hope for the best.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 06:21:11 PM
Since I've been so into tuning lately and have enjoyed seeing what my cruise air fuel ratios are, if I were to fab up a tail pipe wideband that is quickly interchangeable on cars, any of you want to see what your normal driving ratios are? Top end too for that matter.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: gr8kornholio on October 13, 2018, 06:39:40 PM
Yea, that sounds cool. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on October 13, 2018, 06:41:45 PM
Could it be as simple as something you stick in the tailpipe?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on October 13, 2018, 07:40:21 PM
This would be good to know info. You have shown where small changes in the jet really do make a driving difference.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 07:54:35 PM
Could it be as simple as something you stick in the tailpipe?

I'm thinking a pipe that slides over the end of the tailpipe with bung to put the sensor in.  I even have a spare pipe I bought in case I needed to modify my exhaust the other day. One end is to fit over a rc40 diameter exhaust.  I suppose I could make adapters for various sized exhaust, or if everyone gave me their dimensions I can have them ready.  Then it's just a matter of clamping wires to the battery and running the gauge harnes to the front for me to look at while the other person drives.  Then we make adjustments!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 07:55:41 PM
This would be good to know info. You have shown where small changes in the jet really do make a driving difference.

Gotta get the most out of our engines!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on October 13, 2018, 08:12:16 PM
I was talking about this with Mark earlier today.  I was thinking Iíd like to copy what Dan is doing to get the mixture right. But I donít have a way to weld a bung into the exhaust. Then I discovered they sell a no-weld oxygen sensor bung that I was considering as a possible future project.

https://www.jegs.com/p/AEM/AEM-No-Weld-O2-Sensor-Mount/1334708/10002/-1

I like Danís idea of an easily interchangeable sensor.  But Iím not sure how much trial and error time would be needed to get things right.  Many attempts I would think.  And maybe new needles too.   Seems like it would be tough to get things right over a weekend - if thatís what is being proposed.  Or maybe just an exploratory look at how the carb is set up is what you are thinking?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 08:34:17 PM
Well assuming everyone is in the ballpark, it doesn't take much time to make adjustments honestly.  I was doing runs behind the shop, taking TWIN carbs apart, testing oil viscosity, adjusting jet heights with calipers, syncing, and filing two needles at a time across the whole band.  And it took me a few hours doing it for my first time having no experience.  If we go out, take notes where it's rich/lean, do a full wide open pull, come back, someone pulls those needles or adjust mixture one way or another while the next car goes out, it could be done very efficiently.  Odds are most everyone only needs a small tweak here and there.  Or you go ok cool I probably need a new needle.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 08:38:21 PM
Or if people want bungs welded in permanently, bring your finest bung and I will weld thee.  Bring an 02 sensor kit or plug for said bung.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: tmsmini on October 13, 2018, 09:03:04 PM
I can loan an exhaust pipe clamp that Innovate makes and I have an extension cable to go with.
I was pretty disappointed with the LM2 but still have all the pieces.

Remind me closer to the event and I will ship it wherever it needs to go.
Bit of a long drive for me.

EDIT:
I will post some comments on the Innovate LM2 in another post to keep this focused on the event.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 09:08:03 PM
What didn't you like about the LM2? I have an innovant in my rx7 I tune with.  Though the harness is a bit bulky compared to my mini wideband.   
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on October 13, 2018, 10:16:49 PM
Odds are I'll be at the shop the 11th and the 15th too.  If people get in early or stay later, there's plenty of time to really dive into tuning.  May be wise to figure out what needle you currently have and get a leaner profile, same profile (just in case), and richer profile.  Along with a blue and red spring.  Vizard says start lean and file it down as required.  You can't add thickness to make it leaner, though you have jet adjustments and room for error. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 04, 2019, 09:18:53 PM
Just got a note from Susan McKensie, she and John Styers will both be there with their Minis......
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 04, 2019, 10:29:34 PM
I am finally ready to put this on the calendar as a definite.

Where are folks staying?  Is there a common hotel/motel being used or recommended?

I would like to get some reservations in.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 04, 2019, 10:49:32 PM
I'd like to get a head count if people could please say if they're able to make it. 

Do people prefer to stay downtown Tulsa or north in Bartlesville? The shop is in bfe and closest civilization with hotels is north in B town 20 minutes, or south in T town 30 minutes.  I can get decent rates at the A-loft downtown, a block from my house and walking distance from restaurants/bars.  If anyone wants to stay at the shop, there is a twin bed available as well.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on February 05, 2019, 06:13:34 AM
I will be there. Not sure with what at the moment.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 05, 2019, 09:59:03 AM
Dave, Don, John and Susan from KC/Lawrence area.

BTW, I started a list - 2nd post in this thread....
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 05, 2019, 10:05:21 AM
As noted in yesterday's post: I will be there.  Just need to know where to make a hotel reservation so I don't end up in bfe from everyone else.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 05, 2019, 10:27:51 AM
I was planning to stay in Bartlesville at the Holiday Inn Express, but I'm happy to go with the crowd. Probably more choice of meals and entertainment in T-town, but I'm afraid I'm no longer a late night party-er. I'm good either way.....

I moved your name to the committed list, Michael.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 05, 2019, 10:38:57 AM
I will be hostless in Bartlesville.  Aside from the hardware store and auto parts store, I don't know the area. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 05, 2019, 11:54:33 AM
Welp downtown Tulsa has events that weekend and virtually everything is sold out in the downtown section.  No wonder hotels are going up left and right.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 05, 2019, 12:34:03 PM
Sounds like we should book Bartlesville asap?

I do NOT recommend the Motel 6 in B'ville!

There are plenty of name brand hotels right along 75, including a Hampton Inn, Fairfeild Inn, Candlewood, Holiday Inn Express, DaysInn and Econolodge. Prices range from $55 to $87/night.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 05, 2019, 12:39:47 PM
Sounds like we should book Bartlesville asap?

That was starting to be my thought as well.  Like Dave, I'm happy to "follow the crowd" as it were.

Bringing the Moke will depend on the weather.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: jedduh01 on February 05, 2019, 03:40:32 PM
Sounds like we should book Bartlesville asap?

That was starting to be my thought as well.  Like Dave, I'm happy to "follow the crowd" as it were.

Bringing the Moke will depend on the weather.

There is never a bad time to Moke.. only a bad choice of clothing while Driving the Moke!

  Keep a rain suit in one of the Panniers (frog togs) are my choice.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: VOP 366J on February 06, 2019, 11:18:01 AM
Clancy Schmidt from Lawrence is also planning on attending.  Hoping he brings his Moke!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: gasmini on February 06, 2019, 11:47:26 AM


BTW, I started a list - 2nd post in this thread....
Dave you are going to have to remove me from the list as I can't make it that weekend. I kept thinking my other plans were another weekend but when I checked again they were the same. Hopefully I will make more money that weekend.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 06, 2019, 12:31:02 PM
So, any consensus on where to start booking hotel rooms?

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 06, 2019, 01:12:42 PM
Dave, did you say you've stayed at that Holliday Inn up there?  Maybe everyone shoots for that if you know it's decent.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 06, 2019, 01:18:33 PM
It's the most expensive of the three - I'm thinking Candlewood might be the best deal.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 06, 2019, 01:43:40 PM


BTW, I started a list - 2nd post in this thread....
Dave you are going to have to remove me from the list as I can't make it that weekend. I kept thinking my other plans were another weekend but when I checked again they were the same. Hopefully I will make more money that weekend.

sorry we'll miss you Galen, I'll amend the list.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 06, 2019, 02:16:01 PM
If we can choose a place, I'll call and see if I can get us a block rate....
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 06, 2019, 03:33:42 PM
The Candlewood or Holiday Inn Express seem good options.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 06, 2019, 05:53:43 PM
I'm planning on attending.  My job will have me working my butt off through the end of March, then *poof* I'll be suddenly retired.  So I'm in.   I will probably take my MINI rather than my Mini, just to avoid the hassle. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 06, 2019, 06:27:36 PM
The part of this I'm having trouble with is the "working my butt off"....I mean, they're "firing" you so you're going to work your butt off for them? I'd be in cruise mode till the last day......I mean, what are they going to do? Fire you? Put it on your permanent record?  ;D

What hassle? Driving Emma? Bring them both? I probably will flat tow the Racing Green car down.

Glad you're coming!  4.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 06, 2019, 09:03:51 PM
I'm planning on attending.  My job will have me working my butt off through the end of March, then *poof* I'll be suddenly retired.  So I'm in.   I will probably take my MINI rather than my Mini, just to avoid the hassle.

Ahem, this is a mini bbq.  77.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 06, 2019, 09:30:17 PM
The part of this I'm having trouble with is the "working my butt off"....I mean, they're "firing" you so you're going to work your butt off for them? I'd be in cruise mode till the last day......I mean, what are they going to do? Fire you? Put it on your permanent record?  ;D

What hassle? Driving Emma? Bring them both? I probably will flat tow the Racing Green car down.

Glad you're coming!  4.gif

But thereís a rub.  As much as I would sincerely like to go the full Johnny Paycheck route, theyíve got something on me: I stand to collect a nice severance package of 1/2 year of salary. So I need to mind my Ps and Qs and jump through all the hoops they put in front of me.  Itís a bit like Huey Lewis sang: ďI'm taking what they're giving 'cause I'm workin' for a liviní ď

I suppose my present feeling of having hassles is what Iím projecting into the future. But Iím sure as soon as I retire it will immediately be all rainbows and unicorns, right? 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 06, 2019, 09:32:14 PM
I'm planning on attending.  My job will have me working my butt off through the end of March, then *poof* I'll be suddenly retired.  So I'm in.   I will probably take my MINI rather than my Mini, just to avoid the hassle.

Ahem, this is a mini bbq.  77.gif

So...  if Iím hearing you right that means cocktail wieners instead of full-size hotdogs?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 06, 2019, 10:04:49 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 06, 2019, 11:30:12 PM
Correct. Cocktail wiener party.  22.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniManiac on February 09, 2019, 07:48:08 PM
New to this group, but I have known MiniDave for years and I have been driving my classic since 2004.  I am looking forward to this run!

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 10, 2019, 11:19:46 AM
Did anyone settle on where to make hotel reservations?

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 10, 2019, 11:21:19 AM
I'm going to try and scout out a couple of the ones mentioned this coming week.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ (2019 planning)
Post by: MiniDave on February 10, 2019, 05:14:21 PM
Ok so I will need a list of folks and I'd like a bunch of details and info on your cars.

Attendee's list is started on post #2

'89 Racing Green - 1275, HIF44, K&N filter, electronic ign, 8.4" discs, 13" wheels, aluminum rocker cover.

Bog stock AFAIK.

Ipock - 69 Pup, Honda D16 Vtec, 10" wheels, 7.5" brakes, everything refreshed recently.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 11, 2019, 11:28:45 AM
I have the wideband ordered and on the way to those who want to see how their tune is.  I have a variety of small items to give away or raffle and one bigger item to raffle if it suits anyone.  And if no one wants it, I'll keep it for my next build!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniManiac on February 11, 2019, 09:05:11 PM
I am running very similar to Mini Dave's set-up

1275, HIF44, K&N filter, electronic ign, 8.4" discs, 12" wheels, aluminum rocker, road cam, magnaflow exhaust

Here are some dyno photos pre-exhaust.  I think I have a vacuum advance issue with my dizzy

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Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 11, 2019, 09:12:37 PM
Those are solid numbers, mustang dynos typically give a tad lower reading than dynojet too.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniManiac on February 11, 2019, 09:14:46 PM
Those are solid numbers, mustang dynos typically give a tad lower reading than dynojet too.

She runs like a champ!  I just replaced the coil on her and the only issue is the vacuum advance.  I am sure with the group going on this trip, that can be resolved. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 11, 2019, 09:19:48 PM
Here's my dyno sheet for comparison. I've done some tweaks since this and need to dyno again.  Hopeful I've picked up a few more ponies and torques.  I've also dropped a lot of weight off the car.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 14, 2019, 08:00:10 PM
Scoped out roads today. Found a couple winners.  No real tight windies, but a lot of open road, little traffic, and the occasional curve.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 15, 2019, 08:35:58 AM
Did anyone settle on where to make hotel reservations?


Bump.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 15, 2019, 09:10:38 AM
I'll be looking into hotels, probably today.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 15, 2019, 09:58:33 AM
I asked Dan as our man on the ground to check out a couple of places - last time I was down there I stayed at the Motel 6 as it was on the very south edge of B'ville - what a huge mistake! None of the door key cards worked so anytime I wanted to leave or return to my room I had to get the desk person to lock/unlock the door for me.....the place was in terrible condition and right on the main road so there was a lot of traffic noise too.

So that we don't repeat my mistake I asked Dan to look at a couple of places before we reserve a block of rooms, the Candlewood and Holiday Inn Express that Don and I stayed at are both well back off the main road. Also, I've since learned from my world traveling brother - you stay on the top floor, that way you never have someone bounding across your ceiling at all hours like a herd of elephants - I had always booked a room on the ground floor as it was easier for me to get the dogs in and out - but that's not an issue on this trip!

They also have a Hampton and I've always been happy with them......
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 15, 2019, 10:07:13 AM
Plugs for a plethora of minis. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 15, 2019, 10:33:08 AM
A pyramid of plugs!   77.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 15, 2019, 10:38:11 AM
The yellow boxes hold 10 each!  It was an ebay score.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 15, 2019, 02:51:00 PM
Candlewood lady who does block rates is out till Monday. It's $75 a night as is.  There's also a days inn across the parking lot that's sure to be cheap for the skinflints.  I'll call Monday when the lady is available.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniManiac on February 16, 2019, 02:15:35 PM
Wow.  Nice plugs!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 16, 2019, 04:22:17 PM
There's a few other tuning items available, an med intake kit for those with a hif44 setup, and a new vacuum unit for a 65D. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 16, 2019, 05:05:55 PM
I'm bringing some WD-40 products too.....
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 18, 2019, 10:11:02 AM
Hotel info update.  They gave us a whopping $5 off, so $70 per night at the Candlewood under "mini bbq".

3812 SE Washington Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006
918.766.0044

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on February 18, 2019, 11:34:42 AM
Hotel info update.  They gave us a whopping $5 off, so $70 per night at the Candlewood under "mini bbq".

3812 SE Washington Blvd, Bartlesville, OK 74006
918.706.0044

That looks good. The rooms have a kitchen so that is good.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 19, 2019, 11:58:43 AM
OK, I'm booked.....he said we can probably check in on our way down (I'm assuming we'll be there around lunchtime Friday) and drop our stuff then head on down to Ramona.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 19, 2019, 12:08:03 PM
I corrected it.  Must have been a typo typing from my phone.

It's 15-20 minutes to the shop. 

330 Keeler St.
Ramona OK 74061
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: VOP 366J on February 19, 2019, 12:30:53 PM
Hotel Booked!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniManiac on February 19, 2019, 12:49:12 PM
Booked!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on February 19, 2019, 01:26:43 PM
Room booked. I used my rewards points so an even better deal for me.

Not sure if I will have anything to drive but I will be there anyway.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 19, 2019, 02:01:05 PM
Room booked. I used my rewards points so an even better deal for me.

Not sure if I will have anything to drive but I will be there anyway.

No mini to haul or drive out?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: dimini on February 19, 2019, 02:35:45 PM
I'm booked, too.   77.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on February 19, 2019, 03:01:49 PM
Room booked. I used my rewards points so an even better deal for me.

Not sure if I will have anything to drive but I will be there anyway.

No mini to haul or drive out?

Still working on the moke. Coopertune still has not yet started to work on the mini. Major oil leak since I got it from him and also a low down knocking noise to find.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 19, 2019, 03:06:06 PM
Room booked. I used my rewards points so an even better deal for me.

Not sure if I will have anything to drive but I will be there anyway.

No mini to haul or drive out?

Still working on the moke. Coopertune still has not yet started to work on the mini. Major oil leak since I got it from him and also a low down knocking noise to find.

Well that's a bummer! 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 19, 2019, 04:30:13 PM
Booked!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 20, 2019, 09:12:03 AM
WillieB, you have 6 weeks to get it going!   77.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 20, 2019, 07:08:03 PM
Room booked.

I'm planning on arriving late on Thursday the 11th and scheduled for check out Monday morning.  (Just in case there is something going on group-wise on  Sunday.)

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on February 20, 2019, 07:16:36 PM
I will be arriving afternoon on the 11th. Leaving Monday also.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 20, 2019, 07:55:14 PM
Hmmm.  Looks like I need to expand my hotel reservations. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 20, 2019, 07:56:10 PM
I'll try and get up with those who get in the 11th. I'll be doing some bbq shopping that day and bringing a truck load of stuff out to the shop.  I may even get things setup the 10th depending if I have that day off.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 20, 2019, 11:40:13 PM
It will be about a 9.5 to 10 hour trip up for me, so not expecting to arrive until late afternoon or early evening on the 11th.

I'll get phone numbers for folks closer to the date for contacting when I arrive and get checked in.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 21, 2019, 06:49:38 AM
It will be about a 9.5 to 10 hour trip up for me, so not expecting to arrive until late afternoon or early evening on the 11th.

I'll get phone numbers for folks closer to the date for contacting when I arrive and get checked in.

Michael, do you want to caravan together on the Dallas to Bartlesville portion?
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: susan on February 21, 2019, 09:36:05 AM
Hi Dan....Just wanted to let you know that I'll be at your 10 Year Anniversary BBQ in April, with my 1963 Morris Mini-Minor, of course!  I'm looking forward to meeting you and the others, and seeing your shop!  Thanks for doing this!

Susan McKenzie
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on February 21, 2019, 09:49:50 AM
See you there! 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 21, 2019, 11:18:10 AM
It will be about a 9.5 to 10 hour trip up for me, so not expecting to arrive until late afternoon or early evening on the 11th.

I'll get phone numbers for folks closer to the date for contacting when I arrive and get checked in.

Michael, do you want to caravan together on the Dallas to Bartlesville portion?

Bruce,

We could do that.  My current plan is to leave San Antonio early Thursday the 11th and drive all the way in one long day.  I can pause on the way through Dallas to meet and caravan on from there.

We'll confirm arrangements closer to the date?

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 21, 2019, 12:14:35 PM
It will be about a 9.5 to 10 hour trip up for me, so not expecting to arrive until late afternoon or early evening on the 11th.

I'll get phone numbers for folks closer to the date for contacting when I arrive and get checked in.

Michael, do you want to caravan together on the Dallas to Bartlesville portion?

Bruce,
We could do that.  My current plan is to leave San Antonio early Thursday the 11th and drive all the way in one long day.  I can pause on the way through Dallas to meet and caravan on from there.

We'll confirm arrangements closer to the date?


Sounds good.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: dimini on February 25, 2019, 12:36:45 PM
Hmm.  Trying to figure out how to post pictures here.  Oh well.  Let's presume I can't figure out how to use the inter web here in 2019... The photo which would have been attached is of my Pup, sitting out in front of what the state of Texas does well... sells GUNS & AMMO.   I didn't buy any, but rather thought the scene was a good backdrop for a quick snapshot while the others were across the street fueling up their Minis during the March 2017 drive to Texas Hill Country.  I'm looking forward to this Spring's BBQ and maybe I can make up for having only posted a couple times of the forum.  -don
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on February 25, 2019, 12:58:52 PM
Since so many are coming on Thurs, the KC/Lawrence contingent have decided to come down Thurs afternoon too.

So we'll see you Texas and Georgia boys on Thurs instead of Friday!

YeeHaw! 

 ;D ;D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 25, 2019, 04:03:57 PM
...what the state of Texas does well... sells GUNS & AMMO.   


Hey, that's not fair to say that about Texas.   It's not just guns & ammo. 


It's guns & ammo and barbeque.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on February 25, 2019, 04:33:25 PM
And for the southern half of Texas, add Tacos to the list.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on February 25, 2019, 07:33:29 PM
Breakfast tacos.   Mmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: amanley on March 06, 2019, 07:10:10 AM
Dave - put me (Aaron M) down as a maybe. I'm in the survival years with 7 mo old twins, a 3 yr old, and a 40 yr old mini that's not quite running well  9.gif, so I will continue to try and get it running decent before then but we'll have to see. I at least would like to come out and meet you guys, see your cars, and learn more as I'm a newbie to the classics. 71.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 06, 2019, 07:17:42 AM
Hope you can make it out.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on March 06, 2019, 09:52:32 AM
7 mo old twins, a 3 yr old       

 :-\
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 11, 2019, 02:04:32 PM
Just got my schedule for next month.  Iíll be back from work the night of the 9th, which will give me a couple days to get things setup and organized at the shop.  So anyone around the 11th I will be at the shop.  I will actually stay there that week rather than drive back and forth to downtown where I live.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on March 11, 2019, 03:26:25 PM
Great. Shop time is always good.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on March 11, 2019, 03:57:04 PM
Are there any places to get a beer in Ramona besides the pizza place on the corner? Any cool little dive bars nearby? We all should be in by late afternoon of the 11th....
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 12, 2019, 02:01:05 AM
There is absolutely nothing in Ramona.  A bank, simple simons pizza, and post office.  I will stock the shop with plenty of beer that week.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: flipstah on March 12, 2019, 03:12:52 PM
Fun times! I'll see if LilDrunkenSmurf wants to grab brunch and invite the other hooligans around town.  62.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 17, 2019, 04:50:53 PM
If no one shows up I have 8 minis here to hang out with by myself.  Also the giveaway items on the tool cart is vast.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 19, 2019, 11:13:41 AM
Paid the yearly hosting fee today.  Which means we are officially 10 years old!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on March 19, 2019, 11:44:49 AM
And still growing!

The only thing the shop needs is a good high speed wifi set up, then we could beam the event world wide via web cam!  ;D

Or at least go online with a laptop...... ::)
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on March 19, 2019, 12:13:26 PM
Yeah Ramona doesn't have high speed intrawebz, and even if it did I couldn't justify the cost vs how little I'd use it there.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: susan on March 19, 2019, 03:56:08 PM
It was great fun driving the Innocenti down to the shop withe the crew on Saturday.  Now I know where I'm headed for the big party in a few weeks!  It was super fun helping to take the car apart too.  Thanks for the pizza, Dan!

Speaking of the big party, I'll plan on baking a lot of cookies to bring.  (So if the Mini breaks down on the way there, I won't starve to death, right??!!)  Seriously, this is by far the longest trip I've made with her!  It should be fine!

See you all soon!

Susan
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on March 19, 2019, 04:00:23 PM
MMmmmmmmmÖÖ...cookies!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Dmulder on March 19, 2019, 06:11:33 PM
I donít know how I missed this!  I would have loved to make the trip. Maybe next time or some other event. Have lots of fun.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on April 03, 2019, 05:43:04 PM
Have the wideband adapter setup. Tomorrow I'm going to get readings vs mine to have a baseline. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: tmsmini on April 03, 2019, 06:42:47 PM
I would be tempted to send the Innovate tail pipe clamp, just to see what the variation is.
Terry
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on April 04, 2019, 11:37:39 AM
Idle isn't accurate but cruise it reads about 1 to 1.5 leaner and WOT it's pretty accurate, within 0.5 at worse.  I took some fiberglass and wrapped where the pipes slide over one another to prevent fresh air from contaminating the sensor as well.  The most difficult part is it doesn't stay steady on the gauge like the sensor off the headers. If I see 14:5 at cruise on my permanent sensor, its easy to read, but the Aux sensor is going between 15:5-16:1 rapidly.  But it works well enough to give an idea if someone is pig rich or dangerously lean at both cruise and WOT.  Will also be easier with a dedicated driver and not me driving, holding the Aux gauge in my hand, and reading both gauges.  Doing 100mph.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MPlayle on April 04, 2019, 11:43:49 AM
Ever so slight change of my plans for the event: I'll actually need to start back to San Antonio on Sunday (drive part way back) for getting back by mid-day or early afternoon Monday.

Otherwise, I'm still looking forward to this.

Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on April 04, 2019, 02:11:26 PM
My wife is flying into Tulsa Sunday for the drive back. Her flight comes in at 6pm.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: amanley on April 04, 2019, 02:33:45 PM
Is there any kind of plan or schedule of events for this weekend? I'm planning on making it as long as the mini can make the trip to the shop! :-\ (This will be its first real trip out on the road) I also wanted to make sure I didn't show up and everyone else was out on a drive somewhere on the twisties.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on April 04, 2019, 02:54:05 PM
No real schedule. Hanging out and driving when people want. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on April 04, 2019, 10:03:04 PM
Well, after more than a year, it's only a few days away now! Can't wait to see everyone again!
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on April 05, 2019, 01:52:25 AM
Well, after more than a year, it's only a few days away now! Can't wait to see everyone again!

Looking forward to it also.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: gr8kornholio on April 06, 2019, 07:32:06 PM
Well I'm officially booked.  Won't be up till Friday a little afternoon in what will be the biggest car there.  Lol.  Looking forward to meeting everyone I haven't and seeing all the minis! 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on April 06, 2019, 08:34:52 PM
I doubt that, Seth is towing his behind his new F150!

A chance to visit with your Saucy Aussie..... ;D
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on April 09, 2019, 11:17:45 AM
I spoke with Michael last night.  I will join up with him on Thursday for the drive up to Tulsa/Ramona/Bartlesville.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: MiniDave on April 09, 2019, 12:10:53 PM
Don and I will be down Thurs afternoon too....the rest of the northern group are coming on Friday.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on April 10, 2019, 07:26:31 AM
Rollin' Rollin' Rollin'  77.gif
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: 94touring on April 10, 2019, 07:30:08 AM
Drive safe Brad. 
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: Willie_B on April 11, 2019, 10:08:30 AM
West of Little Rock Arkansas.
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: gr8kornholio on April 11, 2019, 11:34:39 AM
Gotta love Arkansas
Title: Re: The Restoration-Mini 10 year anniversary BBQ April 12-14 2019
Post by: BruceK on April 11, 2019, 11:58:14 AM
I just checked in with Michael and he's on the road up to DFW.  I'll join up with him in a couple of hours for the rest of the journey.
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Post by: gr8kornholio on April 11, 2019, 01:28:54 PM
Which route are you taking up?  69 to turnpike then straight through Tulsa?
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Post by: BruceK on April 11, 2019, 01:55:04 PM
Which route are you taking up?  69 to turnpike then straight through Tulsa?

The Indian National Turnpike is one of the bumpiest, crappiest stretch of road I have ever encountered.   I have taken it several times before and deeply regreted that I had paid the toll for the privelege of being beat up each time.  And it's much worse when you are towing something.  Plus, for most of the length of it there a nothing but small berm between the opposing lanes of traffic - dangerous as hell and I've seen some accidents where a car had been launched over the berm. So we will not be taking that, even though it is technically shorter.  Instead we will go through Muskokee, then Broken Arrow, and then head into Tulsa.
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Post by: gr8kornholio on April 11, 2019, 02:09:08 PM
Agreed the right lane especially is bumpy and yes I thought that berm was about the dumbest road idea I've ever seen.  Since the left lane is the smoothest but closest to oncoming death.  Good thing is the times I've been on it I've seen maybe 20 cars.

I'm thinking of taking 48 just north of Durant.  We take a stretch of this when we go to KS.  2 lanes only, not a lot of shoulder either.  Fairly smooth and light traffic. 

If you guys are towing then the main road is probably best bet.  See y'all there tomorrow.
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Post by: Willie_B on April 11, 2019, 02:36:20 PM
In room 119.
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Post by: MiniDave on April 11, 2019, 10:26:47 PM
I'm in 416....

We got in about 5:30, checked into the hotel and headed down to Dan's shop, about 20 min or so south of us. Dan and Jen hosted us with some brats and fried bologna and other fine Oklahoma treats and we just hung out and told war stories till Bruce and Michael came rolling in about 8:30. Now we're all back at the hotel and planning for breakfast tomorrow and then a good Mini run after.

More as it happens!
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Post by: jedduh01 on April 12, 2019, 08:00:13 AM
Have a good time guys! 
   Seeing the Mini Lair in person is great. and a few pics help piece together that awesome layout = Shop + Home...
 Not that it would work for a family but a ' getaway workshop... envious!
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Post by: Vikram on April 12, 2019, 09:29:51 AM
Awesome! Enjoy the drive
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Post by: tmsmini on April 12, 2019, 11:08:55 AM
Have a great day, my thoughts are with you!
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Post by: BruceK on April 12, 2019, 10:16:10 PM
We had a great time today.    The barbecue food was great and we went for a morning run out in the country. And then an afternoon run to when more people arrived. 
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Post by: BruceK on April 12, 2019, 10:29:03 PM
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Post by: 94touring on April 12, 2019, 10:32:24 PM
Couple pics
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Post by: Jimini II on April 13, 2019, 11:31:44 AM
Looks like fun times, nothing better than getting out and driving a Mini.
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Post by: MiniDave on April 13, 2019, 10:06:08 PM
After working in the shop all day on a rainy windy Sat, we all met up for dinner....and a great time was had by all!

Tomorrow we'll all be heading out our various directions home, I'll drop by the shop to pick up whatever loose bits we left there, then load up and head north to KC

We got a lot done today despite the weather, Susan's heater got hooked up but we'll have to order some bits to make her horn work properly.

We got Aamanley's car to run significantly better - partly by getting his throttle cable adjusted so that it opened all the way! He also put in an aluminum radiator and did some tuning.

Seth went away unfulfilled - he had hoped to install a short shift kit but it turned into a bigger job than anticipated, so he'll do it at home.

We got the subframes installed back in the Innocenti, as soon as Dan can get a moment in his incredibly busy schdule he'll finish up the doors and boot/bonnet lids and it will head back to my shop, I hope by then I have the engine going back together or even running.

We had a great time here at the shop, lots of people drove their Minis and we all had a great time meeting and hanging out with Dan! (and Jen!)

Let's not wait another 10 years for the next great RM BBQ!
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Post by: BruceK on April 14, 2019, 07:55:33 PM
Michael and I left Dan's shop late this morning and headed south to Texas.  Only 20 minutes into our journey on Hwy 75 a speeding car driving erratically lost control right in front of Michael, nearly taking him out in the process as it spun and then ended up on the side of the road where it hit a highway sign.  All this on a sunny clear day.   Fortunately there was no car to car contact.  But it was definitely a pucker moment - evasive maneuvers are very limited when towing.   I was following behind and saw it all happen up ahead, and I had my new dashcam running too.   I'll have to figure out how to get the video on here...
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Post by: gr8kornholio on April 14, 2019, 09:22:33 PM
O what fun. Glad all is good. 

I stayed solo at the shop and got my engine cleaned and painted.  Then forgot to grab my goodies off the cart.  Left around 230 and with a stop for food and a delay at a one lane bridge light it was smooth sailing. 

Had a wonderful time and was great to meet everyone and wrench on some cars.
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Post by: MiniDave on April 14, 2019, 09:39:17 PM
Don and I headed north about the same time....we had a nice easy drive under sunny skies. Our only "moment" was when a giant Dodge Ram passed us both across a double yellow line, even tho there was nothing coming it was still nerve wracking.

We had a great time too, next week I'll be back at it again.
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Post by: BruceK on April 14, 2019, 10:00:27 PM
Here's the dashcam video of the crazy driver.  Most of the action happened right in front of Michael, and I was filming from a distance behind him. 

Basically I am doing about 70 mph, and a Chrysler Crossfire passes me on the left and begins to pull into my lane ahead of me.  Before the Chrysler is even out of the left lane a Buick Lacrosse blows past it, then quickly passes Michael in his Jeep towing his Moke.  The Buick then encounters two pickup trucks, one in each of the lanes in front of Michael.  Only then did the Buick seem to realize it could not fit between the pickups and it slams on the brakes, loses control and swerves rapidly left and right in true tank slapper fashion. Then it spins out onto the right shoulder and strikes a highway sign.  I've looked frame by frame and as I was passing the spun out Buick and its reverse lights are already on!  It it backed out into traffic just after I got by it.    Whew!


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Post by: MiniDave on April 14, 2019, 10:17:22 PM
Video unavailable?
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Post by: BruceK on April 14, 2019, 10:21:59 PM
Video unavailable?

Try again please.  I'm still learning my way around TubeFace.
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Post by: MiniDave on April 14, 2019, 11:02:56 PM
You got it now! That guy was really moving when he went by you!
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Post by: MPlayle on April 14, 2019, 11:22:21 PM
I ended up driving all the way through to San Antonio and made it home about 10:00pm.  Just now catching up on a few things before bed.

The car that spun out just blew right past me and barely missed ramming both pickups in the rear - by inches at most.  The driver had to really stomp the brakes such that the rear almost left the ground.  Then he/she fish-tailed while sliding and spun out directly in front of me.  I just held straight, applied steady brakes to keep my rig under control and prepared to t-bone the idiot.  I got lucky in that he spun/slid on over and off the road.

The rest of the drive home was uneventful.

I'll unload the Moke from the trailer in the morning.


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Post by: MiniDave on April 15, 2019, 10:15:28 AM
Glad everyone made it home safely (except Brad who's out playing in his camper van  77.gif )

My back is still killing me so I'm off to the Doc for more pills or something....damn I hate getting older!  22.gif
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Post by: 94touring on April 15, 2019, 10:43:39 AM
Not a very skilled driver lol. 
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Post by: amanley on April 16, 2019, 02:29:05 PM
Glad everyone made it home safely. Me and my family really enjoyed coming out to meet you all and messing with the cars. Thank you Dan for your hospitality, hosting and helping me out. Thank you to the rest of you for your help and with not only my '78 but also my little ones running and crawling around the shop. 4.gif

I look forward to the next get together, hopefully sooner than a year from now.   77.gif
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Post by: 94touring on April 16, 2019, 02:46:34 PM
We were able to get your air/fuel dialed in, a new needle put in, throttle cable lingage fixed, timing set, coolant flushed, new coil, cap, arm, plug wires, and a 2nd hand alloy radiator that was perfectly fine along with new lower hose installed.  Next up is getting the wobbles taken care of in the suspension.
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Post by: amanley on April 16, 2019, 04:27:03 PM
exactly right! We did a lot! Truly appreciative. I discovered last night that two freeze plugs were now leaking. I guess I maybe got the insides a little too clean thus creating an escape for some coolant.

So freeze plugs and the wobbles next.

Iíll prob start a post (like Susanís and Donís) soon detailing some of what has been done for those that are interested.
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Post by: MiniDave on April 16, 2019, 04:45:45 PM
Definitely start a thread on your car, sometimes it's fun to go back much later and see how far you've come with your car. Always post lots of pics - we like pics!

We had great fun meeting you and your family, the kids are cute as can be!
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Post by: MiniDave on April 19, 2019, 05:26:30 PM
Willie B, make it home OK?
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Post by: Willie_B on April 19, 2019, 06:21:07 PM
Got in late Thursday afternoon. Was a good trip back.
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Post by: 94touring on May 07, 2019, 01:14:50 PM
Aerial view!
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Post by: MPlayle on May 07, 2019, 01:49:36 PM
Except for the people, the row of cars looks like a set of the tiny toy cars you would find in an elaborate train set diorama/model.