Welp, the brakes on the JCW Paceman are done, and the wear sensors were salvagable, so yay!Continue reading
There really doesn’t need to be two parts to this, but the second one will simply show all of the brakes done and some photos of the car in its final state, as I’m selling it, after a couple of enjoyable years of ownership.Continue reading
Moving stuff around in the shop to get the Morgan back on the “working” side, now that I’m finished with my friend’s E-Type.Continue reading
I see this a fair amount in cars: Anything which came with the car but isn’t actually bolted to it is kept by one of the owners. On this car, the owner’s manual is missing, the rear parcel shelf is AWOL (?) and the “emergency tire inflation kit” is gone. Though on the latter, it could be I don’t recognize it, maybe you can check out what was where the kit should be and tell me if it’s factory or not.
I did wash the car, despite the fact my driveway, nominally gravel, is now mostly mud and nothing will stay clean for long on it. Sigh.
Because I am incorrigible, I flew down to Los Angeles on Tuesday morning and drove back in the latest addition to the heap, a 2013 MINI Paceman “John Cooper Works” All4. It has
22,820 24,060 miles on it, and is in pretty nice condition, with a few telltales it’s not a new car. The main one being Mini has dropped the Paceman from their model line! Above is the car just outside Coalinga, California, about 200 miles into the 1,200-mile trip back, all shiny and glowing nicely in the California sun.