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Forum: BMW CCA LA Chapter Forum 06-30-2011, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,967
Posted By SoCalTom
Great to see BMW CCA here on Bimmerfest! ...

Great to see BMW CCA here on Bimmerfest!
Although we are currently in "B2" status (Between Bimmers), we of course keep our BMW CCA membership current (since 1993!), and we have enjoyed having the...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks 03-13-2010, 11:39 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,760
Posted By SoCalTom
Hi Folks, My post last night (a couple up,...

Hi Folks,
My post last night (a couple up, above) was just quick before I read through all the posts in this thread. Two thoughts on things I read:

1) Pasadena Police.
Several years...
Forum: Bimmerfest 2010 California sponsored by HorsepowerFreaks 03-12-2010, 08:52 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 18,760
Posted By SoCalTom
Hi Folks, Haven't been online to...

Hi Folks,
Haven't been online to Bimmerfest in years, so interesting to read all the folks bashing my home town (like my mother and grandmother, Pasadena is my hometown... born & raised here,...
Forum: The MINI Board 09-09-2003, 10:14 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 786
Posted By SoCalTom
Talking Always glad to see MINIs on covers!

I'll have to see if I can pick up a copy of Eurotuner. Sounds like the BMP MINI had a good showing! Our Cooper S was one of the early "tricked-out" MINIs (and has a Supersprint header and...
Forum: The MINI Board 03-21-2003, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,003
Posted By SoCalTom
Exclamation Paid $19,850 for MCS...

... on May 9, 2002. But we had ordered it in April of 2001 with an agreement for MSRP at that time (through a contact in BMW CCA). When the time came our contact wasn't there that day and couldn't...
Forum: The MINI Board 03-21-2003, 11:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 647
Posted By SoCalTom
Angry 2.74? Ya gotta be kiddin'

2.74? Really? Maybe this is why our modded MCS is pulling in the neighborhood of estimated-but-not-yet-dynoed-190 hp...

... and off the line acceleration still BLOWS. :mad:

But it rockets...
Forum: The MINI Board 03-21-2003, 11:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 925
Posted By SoCalTom
Talking Eurotuner covers and Speedoptions feature

Hi All,

Scott(n2retro)- thanks for posting the Eurotuner cover link, here; cool! Thanks actually for emailing me yesterday as I didn't even know we were on Eurotuner's website.

I had also...
Forum: Regional Forums 03-19-2003, 11:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SoCalTom
Talking Bringing MINI to Bimmerfest

Hope to come, depends on my son that weekend. Hope to see you there if we do make it!!!
Forum: The MINI Board 03-19-2003, 10:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 940
Posted By SoCalTom
Talking Glad to see at least 2 MINIs going...

Hi Y'all,

Good to see your post, Leif. Last time I checked here there was no reply (about a Bimmerfest MINI caravan) and last weekend on our SoCal MINI Maniacs drive we had 40 new MINIs and no...
Forum: Regional Forums 03-19-2003, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 868
Posted By SoCalTom
Unhappy Bought a Lexus AND selling your MINI?!

Hi Roadsterwench,

Haven't seen you since the Bushing & Tilting & Humping (okay, "hump removal") Z3 seat event at scottn2retro's home in HB. You're buying a Lexus? That's cool, I 'spose. But why...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-21-2002, 10:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Unhappy Missing my Crafstman socket

Hi All- anyone wind up with a 17mm Craftsman socket (3/8" drive) and 3" extension? Shannon came down from Northern California to surprise me (!) and while she was here I showed her the new jack......
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-20-2002, 12:39 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Talking Awesome HACK.5 session, dudes...

Great to see y'all again and to meet new Bimmerheads as well. Hey, didn't do anything to our (MCS) MINI Cooper S... :dunno: but now I know that our new "Griot's knock-off" jack will do the trick...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-17-2002, 08:07 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Cool update on our MINI, jack, etc.

Eric will be picking me up in Pasadena around 9:00 and we'll be heading down to Huntington Beach then and should be in time to see some wheel refinishing. Eric emailed me that he's bringing some...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-12-2002, 06:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,278
Posted By SoCalTom
Lightbulb Addt'l jack info on different thread...

If case you're not aware, there's a tech session in Southern California on Saturday, October 20th. It'll be a S.A.D. session (Scott, moderator of the "Z-Series" forum here on Bimmerfest, and The...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-12-2002, 06:49 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Thumbs up What EXCELLENT taste in colors!

[QUOTE]Originally posted by Roadsterwench

'99 Z3 2.8 Boston Green/Black/Beige&
Black
'02 MINI Cooper Chili Red w/ Chili Red
top and black leather interior

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Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-11-2002, 06:13 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Cool Re: Mr. Max

Look at the flash in those eyes! He needed www.doggles.com!

http://www.eric5150.com/Max004.jpg [/B][/QUOTE]

In the above shot, Max was stylin' on the Z3CCA Full Moon Drive this past summer. ...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-11-2002, 04:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Talking Limo driver for tech sesson... hired!

:) Thanks, Eric. I thought I'd float out my less-than-subtle hint that I need someone to not only pick me up for this SAD (Scott And Dan) HACK Session, but to drive me in the MCS (MINI Cooper S). ...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-11-2002, 01:09 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Lightbulb Hella air horns

:yikes: Glad Kaz already mentioned www.rallylights.com, as I came across them the other day when doing a search for our MCS (MINI Cooper S). Here is the link to their photo of (dual) Hella air...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-11-2002, 12:56 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Re: A few ideas for HACKin' & jackin

[QUOTE]Originally posted by SoCalTom

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:lmao: 3) The aluminum floor jack I ordered can still be ordered and delivered in time for the event. ...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-11-2002, 12:47 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Lightbulb A few ideas for HACKin' & jackin

:lmao: 1) I just now ordered a magnetic drain plug from BMP for our MINI Cooper S. I'm still trying to figure out how I (& the MINI) can get there even though I can't drive with a fractured foot......
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-10-2002, 02:51 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,799
Posted By SoCalTom
Question Top 10 ? or comments

1) What's a MityVac? shop vac, I assume
2) Is 10 am on the 19th at Scott's confirmed (i.e. Scott, can I email Z3CCA folks?)
3) Hack says not to abuse address info for Scott's house. Okay, I won't...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-08-2002, 10:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,278
Posted By SoCalTom
Exclamation DC jack on its way, I'll let you know...

The DC (Diversified Cryogenics) jack is on its way to me and I'll let you know how it works out. If it's as good as the other stuff we've ordered (rotors, brake pads) from www.frozenrotors.com,...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-08-2002, 05:29 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,278
Posted By SoCalTom
Jack isn't on their website

Whoops!!! :thumbdwn:

Forgot to mention... since Deiversified Cryogenics isn't in the jack business, the jacks they are importing aren't ON their website. Give Mark (VP@ D.C.) a call at...
Forum: Do-It-Yourself H.Q. 10-08-2002, 04:44 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,278
Posted By SoCalTom
Lightbulb $600 jack for $250

Even though I do virtually no work on either our Z3 or our new MINI Cooper S ("MCS")... I do like to think that someday I'll learn. For this reason I have one of those full-height rolling tool...
Forum: E36/7 Z3 (1996-2002) 10-03-2002, 10:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By SoCalTom
Lightbulb Recent Z3CCA So Cal drives

Idea- check out these recent drive pics and you'll want to clear your calendar this Saturday. This Saturday's M.A.D. (Meryl & Daniel) drive is by 2 veterans of both recent Z3CCA summer drives.
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