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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Oil change on a cold engine
« Last post by BruceK on Today at 02:17:14 PM »
Yup. As you guys said, it was drip dry this morning. 
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Blue 1983 "Window" Van
« Last post by MPlayle on Today at 08:51:14 AM »
jeff10049,

That is the way I seem to be leaning at the moment.  My green Mini Saloon (Mini Cooper 35 with backdated MK-I exterior appearance) is likely the easier to sell over the Van.

I bought a borescope at Habor Freight to peek inside the 998 and try to glimps the condition of the cylinders.  I need to do that and a compression test to help decide what engine upgrade path to take.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Oil change on a cold engine
« Last post by 94touring on Today at 04:34:00 AM »
Yeah doesn't matter.  In fact I have to drain my VW cold to check and set the valves properly each oil change. 
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Blue 1983 "Window" Van
« Last post by jeff10049 on Today at 02:00:59 AM »
Nice work, I like the idea of upgrading the van or having a van and moke just my thoughts.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Oil change on a cold engine
« Last post by jeff10049 on Today at 01:31:19 AM »
Agreed it's totally fine 15 hours of drain time... I would probably call it good in 15 minutes.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Re: Oil change on a cold engine
« Last post by MiniDave on June 23, 2022, 07:58:45 PM »
Doesn't matter in the least, the oil has all the dirt that's not in the filter held in suspension......it will all drain out - at least enough to not matter anymore.
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Maintenance and Modifications / Oil change on a cold engine
« Last post by BruceK on June 23, 2022, 07:52:14 PM »
I know itís not the conventional way, but itís time to change the oil in my Mini and Iím rebelling against convention.  Its 97į outside and driving around in that heat without air-conditioning is never fun, so I decided to forgo warming up the engine first, and Iím attempting my first cold engine oil change.  Well, ďcoldĒ is a relative term.  The engine is at room temperature in my air conditioned garage. I figure the last time I drove the car and then parked it, the engine cooled down and most of the oil in the head and block has drained down to the sump anyway, where itís been sitting for at least a week.  So itís a pretty much matter of giving the sump enough time to completely drain the not-hot oil.  I figure an overnight time period of 15 hours should be more than enough.  If itís still dribbling out tomorrow morning I will know that this was a bad idea.  But I donít think thatíll happen.
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Last post by MiniDave on June 23, 2022, 02:20:43 PM »
SO many interesting cars and other things for sale on BaT today!

This cool little Italian minibike...   https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1970-fantic-broncco-tx7-2/

This bare bones, 29K mile, bottom of the line Corvair with a three speed manual gearbox! I thought they were all 4 speeds, I guess when you're buying the el cheepo version you only got three  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1969-chevrolet-corvair-3/

This incredibly stylish moped!  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1961-victoria-spoetnik-50cc/

This really cool 1946 ERCO   https://bringatrailer.com/listing/1946-ercoupe-415/

2 huge HMMV's, one on the east coast and one on the west

This gorgeous looking old (new) Indian Chief  https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2020-indian-chief-vintage/

An old McCormack Farmall Cub, and THIS - Kurt Bilinski's Midlana. 538 hp mid mounted Honda engine in a custom built state of the art chassis, total weight with driver about 1650lbs! Plus, if you want to build one for yourself, for $100 you can buy the book that details every step, every weld, every nut and bolt and all the design and engineering drawings so you can DIY a copy! I followed this build for years as I first found him when I saw his previous build, another Honda powered mid-engined car called Kimini, built with a carbon fiber classic Mini body.

https://bringatrailer.com/listing/2014-special-mid-engine-lotus-seven/
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Last post by gr8kornholio on June 21, 2022, 07:09:03 PM »
Reminiscent of the Mopar craze of the early 2000ís where people were asking 50k for a similar cuss shell because the vin said at production it had a hemi. 

Think it happened 3-4 years ago with broncos.  Some place in Cali was buying anything with a vin for 20k cause they were redoing them and selling for well over 100k. 
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Cars for sale/wanted / Re: Cars for Sale on CL or Ebay - or BaT
« Last post by Willie_B on June 21, 2022, 05:38:44 PM »
The last 2 mokes that I stripped to a bare body I gave away. I didn't want to hear any bitching about they overpaid. Of course they didn't have vins either.
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