Central Ohio's Paddy Hopkirk wannabe

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  1. Guest - Welcome to the new Motoring Alliance Site! Steve, MCS02 and I were up until the early hours this morning working to get it done... as you can see it took us a bit longer than expected to get Phase 1 up and running. We are not 100% there.. its a journey. For site updates, "How Do I" and feedback please use the Announcements, How Do I, Feedback Forum (Links below). Like building a car.... its never done... and thanks for your patience

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  1. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    Hey Everyone,

    I've been lurking around here for a little while until I was able to put up some pics in my garage.

    Picked up an MC40 last month and have been working to revive her from the brink (slight exaggeration).

    2004 Mini Cooper "S" MC40 Edition
    150k Miles

    Question for the group, why is it returning a "Page not found" when I click on someones name to view their profile??
     

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  2. wmwny

    wmwny Well-Known Member

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    Welcome to M/A! :thumbsup:

    Now that you are done lurking around, go to MME this weekend...see and BE seen!
     
  3. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

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    Something is amiss with M/A. Could be the supercharger belt is slipping, plug wires or something else.
     
  4. Firebro17

    Firebro17 Dazed, but not Confused
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    Been running on 3 for quite some time now...

    Very nice MC40 by the way!
     
  5. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    Has anyone checked the blinker fluid? That is a known issue with this model.

    Thanks for the welcome!
     
  6. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    I got scared by all the classic mini's. There wasn't another MINI in sight so I high tailed it out of there.
     
  7. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

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    Why be scared? Go kick some 10 inch tires & make some new friends. Kill them with kindness. :thumbsup:
     
  8. Sully

    Sully Administrator
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    "Question for the group, why is it returning a "Page not found" when I click on someones name to view their profile??"

    Correct - I'm working through it. There is something going on in the back end.. trying to figure it out. That said, this issue is fixed now.. hoping we have seen the last of this issue.
     
  9. mrntd

    mrntd New Member
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    Welcome Aboard! Look forward to meeting you.
     
  10. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    Went out to MME this past weekend, found the only other car that makes my mini look full-size. Big surprise it was another mini.
     

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  11. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    New Vinyl

    Well looks like we weren't able to recover the last couple days of posts so here I am reposting my picture of my new MC40 Graphics. I used the 3M eraser wheel and it was awesome. But for the price it had better be awesome.

    You can see the old decals sitting on my bumper.
     

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  12. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    New Brake Pads and Rotors

    I wonder if these are the original brakes from the factory, because thats what they look like. Surprisingly, my hubs are still good, no play in them so I threw a coat of black spray paint on them.

    Looks like I need to paint my calipers too, still deciding between red or black for the calipers.
     

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  13. MCS02

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    Yea I would say it's time for new brakes
     
  14. Sully

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    What a difference when they are side by side..
     
  15. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

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    Put them on Craigs List..... :D
     
  16. HillbillyChili

    HillbillyChili New Member

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    "Lightly used rear brake set. Shows some wear but have plenty of life left. Make me an offer."
     
  17. 00Mini

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  18. 00Mini

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    :lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol::lol:
     
  19. Crashton

    Crashton Club Coordinator

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    Those brakes are hella old. The rust has creeped around from the backing plate & has gone under the pad material releasing it. If you haven't yet, pull the front brakes apart & do a thorough inspection.
     
  20. HillbillyChili

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    Nothing like buying used cars huh?
     

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