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Forum: The Parts Bin 05-31-2009, 12:58 AM
Replies: 381
Views: 18,216
Posted By gandini
Well, I won't give the Econ 101 lecture (that I...

Well, I won't give the Econ 101 lecture (that I could, as I am actually a professor of economics, hence the dr phil moniker), but mdbsat is actually right--in this case the buyer determines the value...
Forum: The Paddocks 02-18-2009, 05:21 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 277,084
Posted By gandini
Ooops. Can it be moved there, or just left here...

Ooops.
Can it be moved there, or just left here as a joke?

How 'bout this instead?
http://www.nextautos.com/files/images/r7-640.jpg

thanks,
Phil
Forum: The Paddocks 02-18-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 277,084
Posted By gandini
Well, I call it a bike: ...

Well, I call it a bike:

http://gandini.unm.edu/PGpages/Interests/Images/Bike/Giant0408.jpg
Forum: Accelerating 02-18-2009, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By gandini
Sorry--I didn't realize it was the advert photo. ...

Sorry--I didn't realize it was the advert photo. If you've got a GP IC you don't have worries. The guys with this IC prolly don't either--I just don't see it as any improvement over a stock IC. ...
Forum: Accelerating 02-17-2009, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By gandini
I thought as much when I saw this thread--it was...

I thought as much when I saw this thread--it was discussed on NAM, and I shared my "concerns" there. Someone had bought one and said it worked just fine, but all the doubts expressed here remain as...
Forum: OTLounge 11-16-2008, 02:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,523
Posted By gandini
Other statistics might be interesting, such as...

Other statistics might be interesting, such as the number of posts (total and per day) against join date (hypothesis: "older" members post more.) The proportion active by join date (hypothesis:...
Forum: Accelerating 09-11-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By gandini
Find gnatster to sign up. He here and on NAM. ...

Find gnatster to sign up. He here and on NAM.
I always forget that my 15% reduction pulley is a mod :nuts: I guess I just take it for granted that if you have a MCS you have a reduction pulley. ...
Forum: Accelerating 09-10-2008, 09:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By gandini
Actually, the "3k flat spot" is notorious on the...

Actually, the "3k flat spot" is notorious on the MCS--sometimes occurring lower and sometimes in the middle of that range. From what I've heard, Jan is very good at eliminating it--and the torque...
Forum: Accelerating 09-09-2008, 11:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,725
Posted By gandini
...and to expand on that truism a little, mister...

...and to expand on that truism a little, mister wiggles, there are not a lot of tuning options. The Unichip is a POS--(this from personal experience, the MTH flash stopped being offered I think...
Forum: Accelerating 08-27-2008, 10:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,610
Posted By gandini
I'm no expert, but I recon the APD is pure bling....

I'm no expert, but I recon the APD is pure bling. M7 actually produced some nice computer simulations of air flow with it, but they didn't make much sense to me...
On the brake ducts, they sure do...
Forum: The Garage 08-21-2008, 04:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
JIMEK: Thanks to you! I saw your photos...

JIMEK:
Thanks to you! I saw your photos (excellent, btw) and went looking for the wheels--they were just what I was after, especially as they come in 18" -- the Breyton originals only come in 17...
Forum: The Garage 08-20-2008, 07:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
A few more photos: ...

A few more photos:

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/Konig_Again_4_18x75.jpg


Moon over My Mini:

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/Moon_Again_4.jpg
Forum: The Garage 08-12-2008, 04:24 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
I'll get some more pickees up. Those brake...

I'll get some more pickees up. Those brake scoops require some serious "Longboard" eggs, as it involves a lot of Dremel application...I took some time to reflect upon it before starting. I'm pretty...
Forum: The Garage 08-11-2008, 03:30 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
I was at a Honda dealer today, picking up my...

I was at a Honda dealer today, picking up my daughter, and one of the sales people stopped and complimented the car by saying "I normally don't like Minis, but that really looks sharp". I didn't...
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2008, 03:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
No front mount (I wish), just a horizontal flow...

No front mount (I wish), just a horizontal flow IC, but if you look closely you will see some things going on that aren't normal in that department. Notice the silver vertical thingy in the scoop......
Forum: The Garage 08-10-2008, 02:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
thanks. I agree that making the DS/B combo stand...

thanks. I agree that making the DS/B combo stand out has been hard. When I got mine there weren't too many around but over time it has become very popular. It makes for a different looking Mini,...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2008, 02:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
Its nice to visit! I've always liked m|u cars...

Its nice to visit! I've always liked m|u cars for their aggressive attitudes. I just needed to work slowly up to the black wheels -- but they have completely changed the look of the car. ...and...
Forum: The Garage 08-09-2008, 05:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,438
Posted By gandini
a little LITHIUM is what the doctor ordered

It's been a while since I posted my car here on m|u, and it's changed quite a bit.

http://www.northamericanmotoring.com/gallery/data/500/MiniAgain4b.jpg

The license is (NM) LITHIUM. for many...
Forum: OTLounge 08-06-2008, 04:14 PM
Replies: 2,127
Views: 105,699
Posted By gandini
The update for the 3G seems to improve...

The update for the 3G seems to improve things--especially the "fewer bars in fewer places" phenomenon I've been enjoying since purchase...
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-18-2007, 07:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By gandini
Gnatster: how do you do this? Do you run...

Gnatster: how do you do this? Do you run centering rings as well? How do you ensure the wheel is concentric?

thanks,
Forum: Tire & Wheel 05-18-2007, 07:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,732
Posted By gandini
You are absolutely right! Spacers between 5 and...

You are absolutely right! Spacers between 5 and 15 all fall in the "there's no flange to center the wheel on" region. The Turner H&R kits 15 and bigger have flanges built in, but go over the stock...
Forum: The Exhibit Hall 05-11-2007, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,041
Posted By gandini
It's the same stuff people put on their SUVs with...

It's the same stuff people put on their SUVs with mortgage company adverts...but I got it as a "sample" from a big company on the 'net...very nice lady liked my accent and sent me a couple of square...
Forum: The Exhibit Hall 05-11-2007, 12:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,041
Posted By gandini
Thanks! I put a gallery of backdrop photos on my...

Thanks! I put a gallery of backdrop photos on my web, but it needs some more work to look good--tomorrow!
The chip guards are my own design, and made from that magnetic sheet, so they come off...
Forum: The Exhibit Hall 05-10-2007, 09:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,041
Posted By gandini
An angel to look over me...

I'm always looking for different backdrops for the MINI, and found this one recently.

http://gandini.unm.edu/PGpages/Interests/MINI-files/images/X3617-Angel-Md.jpg

Oddly, it's on the wall...
Forum: Cornering 04-26-2007, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,337
Posted By gandini
polyclef: are those toe figures actually...

polyclef: are those toe figures actually positive? If so you have a little toe-in at front and slightly more toe-in at rear--is that right? Front toe-in provides more stability and is often factory...
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