Author Topic: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019  (Read 5246 times)

Offline tmsmini

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #75 on: July 04, 2019, 09:20:49 AM »
We are still motoring along, in Yakima last night. Today Mount Ranier and on to The Dalles. Over 4000 miles and just afew minor issues.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #76 on: July 04, 2019, 09:39:15 AM »
The next one of these far away trips I do I'm going to budget in a few extra days for actual sight seeing in the area.....
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Offline Scargo

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #77 on: July 04, 2019, 01:38:56 PM »
 After we checked out of the resort at Snowmass on Friday, a few of us took the high road and went up to the top of Pikes Peak (14,110) in Mini's. That little excursion was well worth the extra day.

 That happened to be just a couple days before the annual Hillclimb, so race teams were in town, paddocks and hospitality tents were set up, and spectators had been camped out at the starting line for days catching practice and qualifying runs.
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Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #78 on: July 04, 2019, 03:11:00 PM »
You drove the Moke up there? Quite the view going thru some of those blue sky turns isn't it?  77.gif
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Scargo

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #79 on: July 04, 2019, 08:59:26 PM »
Just like it was throughout the Rockies all week, the view from the road up Pikes Peak was spectacular at every turn.

My 850 Moke would've been huffing and puffing at the higher elevations of that road. We did have Al Frost's Moke as a part of the group, but I rode in Larry Atkinson's Mini Sprint.

Offline tmsmini

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #80 on: July 13, 2019, 07:51:16 PM »
I am not sure this is working properly. There are alot of photos. It could take awhile to load. I may have to switch the way the gallery is configured.
With multiple drivers in the same car, they all started to look alike.

MMEW Auto-X photos
http://www.tmsmini.com/cooper/2019/MMEW/

Offline Jimini II

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #81 on: July 15, 2019, 09:20:50 AM »
Great pic's.
Those sticky Hoosiers on Dan's yellow Mini from Florida look like they are giving the suspension and bearings a workout lol.

Offline tmsmini

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #82 on: July 15, 2019, 09:36:28 AM »
Something broke on that car. I never heard what the failure was.

Offline MiniDave

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #83 on: July 15, 2019, 10:40:34 AM »
Broke the diff housing right next to the shifter.....he thinks it's because his daughter (she was driving when it happened) was too harsh on and off the throttle, that combined with the sticky tires was too much for the trans, He said he's getting 140hp and it sure ran like it, I followed him back to the hotel the day before and that thing absolutely flys!
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline Scargo

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #84 on: July 15, 2019, 10:41:54 AM »
Cracked gearbox case where the diff bolts on is what I had heard, but Dave probably has more info & detail.

Days before, he was flagged down and turned around at the 13 mile mark by the National Park Service cops on his way up to the top of Pikes Peak. They indicated that a tour shuttle driver, whom he had passed on the way up the hill, had called ahead to alert the authorities and had him cited for "terrorizing" the place.
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Offline Jimini II

Re: Mini Meet East Meets West June 24-27, 2019
« Reply #85 on: July 15, 2019, 12:37:44 PM »
Yes it does fly and he uses every bit of the power.
I sold him the head and a supercharger which were removed from a factory convertible Mini that the shop it was it could not get to run right so the owner went back to a straight HIF 44 carb set up.
After rebuilding the supercharger i believe he had some issues with it and ended up using a BINI s/c instead.