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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #30 on: May 07, 2013, 09:37:59 AM »
The Mini is ready to go. Not sure about the ES yet. I visited it at Euro Plus yesterday on the way to the dentist and it does start now. Nick (the owner, I think) wants to figure out why it's so hard to start (FI should start instantly) and why the engine stumbles while idling and if the throttle is applied too quickly.
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« Reply #31 on: May 07, 2013, 01:58:31 PM »
What did they do to get it to start?

Have they checked fuel pressure?  It kinda sounds like it's not getting enough...
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #32 on: May 08, 2013, 10:26:25 AM »
No idea.  It's got fuel pressure.  They had a gauge on it when I saw it along with other testing tools.
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #33 on: May 09, 2013, 10:41:05 AM »
So assuming there's no water falling from the sky tomorrow night, where are you all meeting?
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #34 on: May 09, 2013, 06:11:25 PM »
I'll be going straight from work. Hoping to get there pretty early - 4:30 or so.  If I can I'll park in front of or near the Lotus dealer.  A couple of the workers there are into Mini's, although I haven't seen the R53 parked in the back for awhile.
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2013, 10:22:18 AM »
I saw the signs up last week, but forgot to post this.

I'll try to get the GT6 out this week.  I haven't driven the poor thing since Carlisle.  :(
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #36 on: July 23, 2013, 10:35:16 PM »
If some kind of miracle occurs and I get home from Bayonne early, I'll let you know
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #37 on: July 29, 2013, 04:06:19 PM »
Despite the nice weather, attendance was light.  Fewer than the May event.  One vendor attributed this to Summer vacations, but I also wonder if the signs not going up until the week prior didn't help.  I did see Phil, although forgot to ask which car he brought.

I'm guessing they'll have another one sometime in Sept.
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #38 on: September 09, 2013, 05:33:20 PM »
I saw the signs on my way in this morning.
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #39 on: September 09, 2013, 10:14:03 PM »
I may be able to make this one!
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #40 on: September 10, 2013, 05:14:22 PM »
Sweet.  8)

I should be there with something.  Probably the GT6, since I haven't driven it much over the past month or so.
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #41 on: September 13, 2013, 08:50:15 AM »
Eh - the night before JTR huh?  OK, maybe...
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #42 on: March 17, 2014, 03:41:30 PM »
I just saw this posted on the Lotus dealer's Facebook page. A bit early this year, but at least plenty of warning.  Last year the Spring night was mobbed with great attendance, so I plan to get there around 4 to get a good parking spot.

Fingers crossed for dry weather!  ;D
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #43 on: March 17, 2014, 07:23:26 PM »
Darn, will be in NYC that day!
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Re: Hopwell Cruise Night thread
« Reply #44 on: March 28, 2014, 01:55:17 PM »
On my calendar!
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