Re: Kimini Pics

Post up your well-deserved pictures and self-congratulatory videos.
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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby emgr3 » 27 Nov 2009, 20:46

Does anyone know what the new owner is doing with it?

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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby Midlana1 » 27 Nov 2009, 21:46

It's in the Salt Lake City area. The new owner uses it much as I did, mostly as a cruiser, but don't know if he's run it on-track. Someone sent me a picture of it a couple months ago, so it's still running. Since selling it I've heard exactly zero, which on the one hand is a good thing, and on the other, I wonder, "How can he not have a single question?"

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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby justin.s.gray » 28 Nov 2009, 04:30

it is either so perfect as to eliminate any possibility of questions or conerns....


or so insane as to eliminate any possibility that the new owner would want to hear any answers you had for the millions of questions he had.

I vote for number 1.

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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby Midlana1 » 28 Nov 2009, 07:55

He does have a copy of the book, but still...

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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby Midlana1 » 09 Feb 2016, 07:51

Update:
Kimini was sold several years ago to its new owner in Texas. He discovered that the previous owner had installed an electric water pump... backwards, which caused an interesting problem. At idle, the more powerful electric pump would move coolant through the radiator just fine. At higher speeds, the engine-driven pump would win out, pumping water through the radiator in the opposite direction. The engine was none the wiser and there was no overheating, until the car was run at some magic intermediate speed. There, the output of the engine-driven water pump exactly cancelled the output of the electric pump, resulting in zero coolant flow. It was a real shame, ruining a perfect-condition 1995 H22A1 engine with about 16,000 miles on it.

The owner either rebuilt it or built another, with the new engine considerably more powerful than the old one. The same owner has a Nobel, an Acura NSX, BMW M5, and Aston Martin DB9. He said he gets the most excited driving the Mini.

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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby carlm » 10 Feb 2016, 07:33

Here's a link to a picture of Kimini I shot at Knott's:

http://imgur.com/OP1vqi7

Note: Large (11MB) file.

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Re: Kimini Pics

Postby Midlana1 » 10 Feb 2016, 10:14

Thanks, Carl. I remember meeting you there.


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