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My Mini - 00 Sportspack

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by StanO'Toole » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:44 pm

Thats a beautiful Sportspack. How have you owned it? The reg rings a bell.
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 12:47 pm

I got it about 2 months ago from a Lorraine up in Ayrfield. Was saying she goes out on runs etc, not sure if she meant irishminis.ie or miniclub.ie though!

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by StanO'Toole » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:03 pm

Was it for on DoneDeal? I think there could have been a link to the add on the forum somewere. Thats were I know it for I'd say.
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:15 pm

That'd be it then, yeah. They had been trying to shift it for 2 years, so you mighta seen it at some stage!

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by StanO'Toole » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:57 pm

Maybe yes, beautiful Mini though.
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by Billy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:11 pm

Welcome to the forum smur89. No shortage of opportunities to show off your Mini. This morning (too late, I know) there was a run from Carrickmines. There's a New Years Lunch in the Clonsilla Inn on Sunday Jan 3rd and a few of the club's Western Region will be supporting a run on in Athlone this coming Wednesday.

The Eastern Region of the IMOC meets up on the 2nd Sunday of the month at the Clonsilla Inn for a meeting and usually a run if the weather permits.

Keep an eye on the Events section of this forum and you won't go wrong.

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 2:57 pm

Yeah I saw that about the run today, shame i missed it, dying to get out on a run.

Just printed out the application form there, me and the 2 lads will deffo be on the MTM anyway, once we sort out the membership etc.

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by kerryminigringo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:00 pm

Really clean Sportspack you have there,the silver roof really goes well with the blue.Looking forward to seeing it in the flesh.
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:09 pm

ThanksKerry,
Its very clean, very little rust. Am thinking of getting the rust taken care of over the summer, just to be sure and to stop it becoming an issue. Overall very happy with it though!

Had to get new brakes all around and a new back box fitted to it when i bought it. but its all sorted now!

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by Kenneth Murphy » Sun Dec 27, 2009 7:55 pm

very nice mini,and welcome to the forum nice to see wx regged cars ha
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 9:23 pm

Thanks Kenneth, must take it for a spin down to wexford some day, some nice scenery round that way

You can see how its getting on economically here, if youre at all interested. http://www.fuelly.com/driver/smur89/cooper-s
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by gareth » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:30 pm

My old baby....... I LOVED that car........ Hence the WX reg.... I'm to blame for that one....


I bought it with like 14000 miles in Dorset in England off a couple who had to sell it as she was pregnant and they were gonna have to do a garage convertion in the house and they would not let the car be in the rain..... They only used it at weekends and Babied it.... They went mad when they found out i was driving it home and down the M4 as they had never had it out in the rain and never used it on a motorway. They were that fussy they had a spare alarm fob got for it so they could hide one in the car in case the battery went dead when out for the day. So there should be 3 alarm fobs in total and 2 sets of keys. I bought it in late 2005 i think. (should be in the history folder) and then in late 2006 found out my wife was pregnant so had to sell as she was using as every day runner.... (so beware your girlfriend could be pregnant soon that car brings that kinda luck) Sold it to Lorraine (did you see her tattoo?) around early 2007 i think. The Moorepark Motors Stamp in service book is my brothers garage as his lads serviced it for me.


So So So miss that car....... Favorite mini i ever had..... Can't wait to see it at next run.

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by gareth » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:31 pm

Oh Had 39000 miles when i sold it

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by StanO'Toole » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:33 pm

I knew I knew it from somewere! Its been so long since I heard your name I never even thought of you Gareth! :oops:
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:43 pm

Thats pure madness Gareth!

Its only got the 2 alarm fobs, the 3rd one musta gone missing or is very well hidden in the car!
No, Lorraine didnt show me her tattoo, though she did show me her mini! really nice one she has!

At the moment its just pushing 49000 on the clock.

Have you gotten another mini in the meantime?

She's being well looked after, dont worry!
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by StanO'Toole » Sun Dec 27, 2009 10:54 pm

Gareth has a Mini van and a 71' Mini I think (I figured I'd fill in for you since your gone off-line Gareth! :lol: )
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by gareth » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:14 pm

Your right there Tooley.... A 1980 Mini Van that about to get a 2 litre Opel Calibra Convertion, A 1971 Mini That getting a respray, A 1993 Green Cooper Jap Import 1275, A 1982 Shell Project and a 1974 mini 1000 with a bit of work needed to front corner.....


And Shane the 3rd fob was in the glove box when i sold car. Moved it from hiding place.

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:24 pm

nice collection there Gareth!

Nah the fobs deffo not in there, Lorraine did mention she had gotten stuck out and about more than once in it because the battery in the fob died. She mustve lost the 3rd one or something.

Ive gotten stuck in it a few times, but not because of the fob! the leads going to the terminals on the battery arent snug, and have jammed a screw in there to make it fit more snug - but still doesnt have a great connection. Have to get out and jiggle the wires in the boot to get it going. Hasnt happened in a few days now, butwas very regular before jamming the screw in!

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by gareth » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:34 pm

Well get it sorted so you can get to some runs and enjoy it before you get news of a pregnancy and have to sell it like i did and the first owner that i bought it from..... :wink:

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by smur89 » Sun Dec 27, 2009 11:36 pm

Straight on the phone to Lorraie in the morning to see if...

Actually Id rather not know!

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by mustard » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:34 am

i really hope my car is gonna do the same to me as it did to you gareth!!! :shock:
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by gareth » Mon Dec 28, 2009 11:02 pm

next time you see her shane ask to see the tattoo...... :wink: :D

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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by StanO'Toole » Tue Dec 29, 2009 12:46 am

Whats the tatoo? Is it a cool tatoo or just in a cool place? :lol:
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Re: My Mini - 00 Sportspack

Post by Al the mod » Tue Dec 29, 2009 1:35 pm

she's a beauty the car now incase you thought i was talkin bout the tatoo ha

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