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Toyman01
Toyman01 MegaDork
2/19/16 6:54 p.m.
iceracer wrote:
TGMF wrote: good god that looks hard on the trans.

I had a friend that blew the transmission in his XK140 doing just that.

It looks like every shift into reverse is done with the rear wheels locked up. It should shift with no problem.

bentwrench
bentwrench Dork
2/19/16 9:26 p.m.

Automatic for sure, He gets +100 bonus points if that is not an automatic!

Car is light and tires are hard rubber, not big and inflated well.

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
2/19/16 9:56 p.m.

I'll bet that's not an automatic.

My uk friends refered to this as "autotest" I believe.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/19/16 10:18 p.m.

And because its name has been invoked, The Mini.

https://www.youtube.com/embed/QcglWsEco4g?rel=0

boulder_dweeb
boulder_dweeb New Reader
2/19/16 10:25 p.m.

yeah.... but what kinda magic potion gets you the nose stand??

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/19/16 10:40 p.m.

It's been shortened - look at the length of the rear window. All the weight is in the nose, there's really nothing in the back but some small wheels to keep it from dragging on the ground. Shorty Minis are known for stoppies.

NOHOME
NOHOME PowerDork
2/20/16 6:05 a.m.

I'm with Tuna on this one. As someone who has never been able to find a course amidst a sea of orange cones, I can't begin to imagine how these guys manage. Can you picture them walking the course and doing all those pirouettes?

petegossett
petegossett PowerDork
2/20/16 6:09 a.m.

In reply to Keith Tanner:

Ok, that's the first I've heard of a shorty-mini, but now I really want one. It's almost 1/2-Shriner's car - 1/2-racecar!

SVreX
SVreX MegaDork
2/20/16 6:50 a.m.

I loose my way to breakfast- I'd never find my way through that course!

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
2/20/16 12:02 p.m.
petegossett wrote: In reply to Keith Tanner: Ok, that's the first I've heard of a shorty-mini, but now I really want one. It's almost 1/2-Shriner's car - 1/2-racecar!

The one in the video is not shortened much. Usually you simply take the doors out and sit in the back seat. "Shorty Mini" is a most rewarding Google search.

snailmont5oh
snailmont5oh Reader
2/20/16 1:40 p.m.

I wanted to post the Mini stoppie video, but I was waaaaaaay too late. Nice weather today, so we're irresponsibly running backroads in SWMBO's '14 Impala. This would be an awesome car if it wasn't programmed for 80-year-olds.

Feedyurhed
Feedyurhed SuperDork
2/20/16 4:42 p.m.
tuna55 wrote: I have no earthly idea how someone even memorizes that course!

^^^^This. It's impossible!

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