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Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by BruceK on June 20, 2022, 10:08:34 AM »
I am late to the wheel discussion, but aesthetically speaking 10 inch wheels look best on a Mini in my opinion. Nice, chunky 10 inch wheels and tires just seem to fit the overall design of the car better than anything else.  My car has 12 inch wheels but somewhere down the line I will probably make the disc brake conversion needed to switch to 10 inch wheels.
Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by 94touring on June 20, 2022, 08:08:57 AM »
Is the rattling detonation?  I've never had one diesel on with the entire electrical system disconnected before.
Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by gr8kornholio on June 19, 2022, 11:45:09 PM »
So testing the car without the wheels was a royal PITA.  Love open diffs.  One hub spins other does nothing.  And wouldnít you know it, the hub that spins isnít the one that would rattle.  Tried putting tire on that one for more weight.  Nope. Ok, what can I wedge under it.  Aww, the other tire.  And sure enough, no rattling.  Put both tires on and rattling. 

Did notice that the tires were no square so with the wifeís help got that fixed.  Not sure how it got off since we set it.  Everything was still tight.  After this drive it up to 50.  Only rattling is when I let off.  Pretty sure in neutral.  May try another run and leave it in gear.  Idk part of me still says itís the wheels.  Going to call a couple places tomorrow about alignment.  They are shops that specialize in custom suspension setups. 

Carb thing just wonít straighten out.  Going to start over and check valves, timing, spark plugs.  Today when I shut it off it dieseled until I pulled a plug out of the block.   No coil. No plug wires. No battery.  Kept running until I pulled the plug out.  Probably going to pull the carb too to make sure no gunk in the bowl. 
Restorations / Re: 79 Canadian Mini
« Last post by skmini on June 19, 2022, 10:00:31 PM »
Primer everywhere except firewall, boot, doors, bootlid and bonnet.   I did some primer sanding prior to do putting primer everywhere, and it does look good when wet.  Step by step...
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2022
« Last post by MiniDave on June 19, 2022, 03:36:49 PM »
There seems to be a significant difference in pace between wet and dry conditions for some of these teams.

I think the race was a foregone conclusion, but Sainz def gave it all he had, and Ferrari engined cars came back strong this weekend to put 4 cars in the top 10.

Other than that, it was a pretty fun race to watch. No idea why the Mercs were so much better here than expected, or than they looked on Friday when they were struggling to get better than 12th and 18th. Russell continuing his streak of finishing every race in the top 5 this year. Merc sure has their reliability down cold.

Both Alpines came home well also, but McLaren is still not able to put a good race together it seems.

Albon is making the best of his situation at Williams, clearly showing why Latifi needs to make way for Piastri or pretty much anyone else!

I had high hopes for the HAAS boys, but again it was not to be for them.

The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2022
« Last post by BruceK on June 18, 2022, 09:05:49 PM »
I really enjoyed watching the Qually.   I feel bad for Perez but really thrilled to see Alonso in P2!
The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2022
« Last post by MiniDave on June 18, 2022, 05:34:06 PM »
Well, that was an interesting qually - once again, nothing like a little rain to mix things up with both HAAS cars in the top 10!

Fernando drove an incredible lap to finish 2nd, Sainz over did it slightly in the last corner to come third, and the Haminator is 4th, his best qually this year I think.

Alonso has been quick all weekend, and his car seems to get 10 ft wide when he wants to keep someone behind him, but this track has a couple of good passing places, with DRS he may not be able to hold off Sainz.

Leclerc will have a fun race, starting from the back, it will be interesting to see just how far forward he can come by the end.

Lots of attrition and mistakes, but the real surprise was Vettel, after killing it all weekend he and Stroll both absolutely sucked in qually.....Stroll is supposed to be really good in the rain and we know Seb is quick when it's wet but they either muffed the setup completely and in which case may be good again tomorrow, or something is seriously wrong with their cars. I'm betting on setup..

Tomorrow is supposed to be dry and cool, so the cars that can fire their tires up and get them good and sticky the quickest should have a good race.
The Lounge / Re: 10,000
« Last post by MiniGene on June 17, 2022, 09:33:51 AM »
I find my involvement is directly related to my employment status:

Between jobs = more time spent surfing around here

Same for "working from home."  Nobody to check my internet history on my home laptop-LOL!

The Lounge / Re: F1 - 2022
« Last post by Brit_in_TX on June 17, 2022, 09:32:28 AM »
From a purely F1 perspective, Williams could make more money if they start scoring points with someone else in the car.  A long time a go I read an article on the economies of pay drivers, and it is not as simply as they pay to be in the car.  Performance clauses in other sponsor contracts need to be factored in and F1 prize money.  So Williams know they have a car that is capable of scoring points this year in the right hands, what the bean counters will be looking at is if score more points without a pay driver we could be in a better financial position. 

Also some F1 sponsorship deals snowball year on year, so if they do well in year 1, year 2 they see an increase in funding, same in 3 etc etc.  So maximizing the Duracell deal could also be part of the equation.

Alpine has also been testing Piastri in an old F1 car at Silverstone and other circuits, and testing F1 cars at circuits is not cheap.

Restorations / Re: My 65 Australian MKI
« Last post by gr8kornholio on June 16, 2022, 07:25:43 PM »
Thanks for all the info.  I have one test to try but havenít had the time.  Should narrow it down. Of course if it is the wheels then decision has to be made.  My current wheels also stick out a bit and I donít plan to run flares.  So may look at 5Ē instead of 6Ē or a wheel patter with more backspace.
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