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  1. Photoshoot Locations

    MINI Photobooth
    There seem to be quite a few budding photographers on here; some professional, some enjoy it as a hobby. I thought it'd be a good idea to set up a thread purely as a list of some of the best photoshoot locations so that people can find some good ones if they fancy a little drive or meet-up...
  2. Dave F Fitting

    R53 General
    Shall be fitting a Dave F this weekend (yes replacing the Alta:cursing:) Quick question, I take it I will have to refit the plastics engine bay/bulkhead divider, but will i have to cut a hole in it to provide direct flow into the back of the Dave F or does the OE hole do the job?
  3. M7 Strut Brace and my mushroom tops...!

    Suspension, Wheels & Brakes
    I have been thinking for a while about fitting a strut brace and eventually settled on an M7 due to the protection it offers to the strut tops. Well I was gobsmacked at how much my nearside strut top had mushroomed upwards. The offside was okay - yes most potholes are at the edge of the road...
  4. All I wanted Were S Spokes & A Burger King.

    The Projects
    This project was meant to be different from my half arsed attempts in the past. The saxo's and the r5gtt's that went before it always ran out of money and were sold on before I had a chance to finish them. I've almost hit a wall with this one already but the mods will continue coming as long as...
  5. Petes Black II JCW

    The Projects
    As a lot of you will recognise, this is Dave's JCW that i bought around christmas time. Thought it was time to introduce myself and make a thread. No mods yet as im still a student at uni (final year though..!) and need to keep it running on minimal cash over the next few months. Heres some...
  6. Larger injectors for the R50 now available !

    Engine & Drivetrain
    For all those of you who spend time and money for your N/A R50, i have good news. The stock R50 injectors are very small, at 178cc/[email protected] bar (Bosch part number 0280155991). Anything more than a full exhaust system and intake, like a camshaft, will take them to 100% duty cycle at high rpm if...
  7. Floof and Brownpants "Race Car" Build Thread - Just the Pics

    The Projects
    I have decided to make a seperate thread to compile all our pictures into for quicker / easier browsing of the 'good bits' So here we go... UPDATED 21/10/11 Current Spec Engine K&N RU 2820 Air Filter 3" outlet Solid 3" pipe to Rotrex Rotrex C30-94 - Mr Fast mounting bracket GRS Custom Front...
  8. x4 Dunlop SP Sport RFL 195/55/16 87V

    MINI Parts For Sale
    Tread depth 3mm 3mm 3mm 6mm £50 incl P&P or make me an offer
  9. Now this is a project

    The Projects
    Photos to come soon! The project is a suprise, as i haven't seen anything similar on a R50 or R53 :)
  10. Health Check

    R53 General
    Had my Cooper S now for around 2 months & ive read up on having it health checked prior to any serious performance modifications. its a R53 52 plate Cooper S with only 36k on the clock so if all is well she should be able to take a custom remap and a new SC pulley ? What should i do firstly...
  11. jbcola's '04 MCS

    The Projects
    Maybe time for a new tread here... After 3 other Mini's this is my new project. The 3 others... '02 BRG MCS '08 SS MCCS '06 MB MCS So after some problems with n°3 i bought this '04 DS MCS. Factory specs: - S spoke 17 " - Sports suspension - MF 3-spoke sport steering wheel - Heated washer...
  12. Machine Polishing

    Detailing
    Interested in being able to do the above.... there are a few guys on here with some well refined skills with these things so if possible can you give some hints and tips ? Im thinking information on what: 1. machine - rotary or is there another ? and what model is best VFM ? 2. polish - im...
  13. Green Machine Part III (Vorsprung Durch Green Cupcake)

    The Projects
    :lol: Don't worry, there'll be no VAG conversion here :laugh: So I picked up the green car in Edinburgh at the weekend, thought I'd start a thread to show what happens as I attack it with spanners, WD40 and duck tape :thumbup1: I'm hoping to do as much of the work as possible myself (excluding...
  14. <3 Cars

    MINI Free Zone
    Any cars you find that are worth posting up go for it...
  15. advice lads

    R53 General
    i have nearly finished the focus rs and is prducing outstanding power. so thinking about going back to a mini so what are everyones thoughts on the gp is it and if so how much better than a normal cooper s when tuned. also anyone wanting a rs for a cooper s let me know.
  16. Operation: Vacuum Gain System (VGS) - Thoughts?

    Engine & Drivetrain
    This mod was developed by Andy from Ross-Tech.com... Details to follow: The brass vacuum nipple on the downstream side of the BPV is definitely the hardest part to get to. For easiest VGS installation, I'd recommend the following procedure: ALPHA METHOD 1) Disconnect the short rubber...
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