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Discussion Starter · #401 · (Edited)
Some vids from yesterday for any thatโ€™s interested ๐Ÿ˜€.......

2 Jags showing how not to fail at track etiquette... like slow boats through the corners and racing each other down the straights ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿคฌ Jags appear @ 4 minutes in


Thinking Iโ€™m quicker than I am....


Having fun trying to get used to the Carbotech pads

 

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looking at the above sheet, you had rear toe 'out'?

I'd retain reduced toe in, but at what you have now, normally they toe in more,

it's no surprise you may have got used to the car feeling like that, especially with -6 and then -18 on the right.

I think you'd probably benefit from a rear bar anyway,
 

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Boring update alert.

So looks like you can get some heat into the AD08RSโ€™ if itโ€™s sunny enough and you put the effort in ๐Ÿ˜‚ Although they donโ€™t quiet have the same shade of blue as their predecessors




And after many years of ownership Iโ€™ve gotten around to fitting my head unit properly including the surround so it no longer rattles and tries to slide out of the opening ๐Ÿ˜‚




And most importantly Iโ€™m all packed & ready.... off to the Nurburgring ๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Ž

 

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Discussion Starter · #406 · (Edited)
So itโ€™s like 2018 all over again. Iโ€™m limping home with a suspected broken drive shaft which stopped play yesterday โ˜น

Before / As that was going I played pace car for some of the ring taxis ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

 

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Love that vid, max attack on the corner :cool:

Hope you managed to get a good few laps in before it let go.
Cheers ๐Ÿ˜€

Felt the shaft going on the way out there. Managed 8 or 9 laps before it started to feel dangerous.

More pics and vids will get added later this week ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€
 

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So itโ€™s like 2018 all over again. Iโ€™m limping home with a suspected broken drive shaft which stopped play yesterday โ˜น

Before / As that was going I played pace car for some the ring taxis ๐Ÿง ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ˜‚

Mate that's awesome ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ sorry the car let you down
 

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Discussion Starter · #410 · (Edited)
So a summary of my weekend... travelled out on the Friday in convoy... the mini the poor relation of the group with super cars as part of the group ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚



Saturday ended up being closed, it was open both days when we booked but due to Covid looks like they rejigged the race calendar.

So we went for a drive



And then we were lucky to be able to get a tour of HRT, who are I one of the race teams backed by AMG ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜Ž

Hard to believe this is all that remains of the standard road car. Noting else from the road going AMG GT goes into the race car.


















 

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Discussion Starter · #411 · (Edited)
Sunday was all about the laps and making the most of the weather before the forecasted rain in the afternoon.... or the car broke ๐Ÿ˜‚

Despite the deteriorating driveshaft the car was a riot. I absolutely love the Nordschleife, there really is no where else like it and after a decade of trips it feels like Iโ€™m beginning to know my way around๐Ÿ˜€๐Ÿ˜Ž... famous last words ๐Ÿ˜‚

Some pics from the day... they are ยฃ11 each so youโ€™ll have to make do with watermarked ones ๐Ÿ˜‚ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ



So close to getting fully airborne @ Pflanzgarten... must remember to pack bigger balls next year ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿค”

For context for anyone thatโ€™s not been before thatโ€™s the entry to this corner















The car also hit a mileage milestone on the trip



Iโ€™ll get the vids off the camera at some point over the week as well ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜€
 

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A vid from the weekend ๐Ÿ˜€ There are more of the same on my channel for those interested.

There were a couple of occasions over the day when I was struggling to find the right gear with the coolerworx so either more practice needed or might be something I need to look at.

The camera has also started to pic up and annoying vibration which I need to sort. It also sounds like I couldโ€™ve blown a hole in my cat as itโ€™s nearly as loud again as when it was decatted ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ

 

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respectable, car sounds nice(y)

8:15 .... little moment :unsure: ๐Ÿ˜

interesting over that crest, I preferred to brake just before it and drive down with it more settled

that hill, curious.... did you notice your IAT up it?
 

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respectable, car sounds nice(y)

8:15 .... little moment :unsure: ๐Ÿ˜

interesting over that crest, I preferred to brake just before it and drive down with it more settled

that hill, curious.... did you notice your IAT up it?
Thanks.

Yes there was a little moment then ๐Ÿ˜‚ Not really sure why I had a lift as that section can / should be flat in the mini. Can only assume I thought I saw something but yes a little lift off oversteer ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ˜Ž

By the hill assume you mean the long run up to the carrousel? If so pretty sure we were well into the late 60s ๐Ÿคทโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿฅด๐Ÿ™ˆ
 

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So with COVID on the increase, rules changing on social contact again and the seal kit I need to Refurb my leaking callipers on back order Iโ€™ve decided itโ€™s likely that the mini wonโ€™t be getting used much soon so itโ€™s gone off into storage until next year ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ™



Roll on spring, a vaccine and a return to normality ๐Ÿบ๐Ÿ˜€
 

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If I have any hope of doing any trackdays this year thought Iโ€™d better actually replace the driveshaft and get the car motโ€™d.... so itโ€™s once again taken the trip to @CarsOrBikes for Sean to sort the driveshaft and replace the failing seals in the APs.

Sean has kindly given me a courtesy car to save me dragging the entire family with me to pick me up whilst my car stays at his.

Iโ€™ve had the pleasure of using this For Sale - 2005 '05' R53 Cooper S Convertible...

Itโ€™s got the seal of approval from my lad whoโ€™s never experienced a convertible before so he enjoyed an โ€˜essentialโ€™ trip to the shop.



Great little car this. Someone needs to snap this up before the summer arrives and get some roof down motoring in their life ๐Ÿ˜Ž๐Ÿ‘
 
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