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Dyno Day returns

in Kirkland, August 17

Get together with like-minded Mini horsepower junkies and see whatcha got.  Bring your Mini to Carburettor Connection in Kirkland and run it on the dynamometer.  You’ll get a

Dan Berglund behind the wheel as Jerry Miller records data from a just-completed run.  Carb Connection crew double check electrical hookup.

couple of runs and find out if your engine is too rich, too lean or just exactly what.  It’s fun, fascinating and a bit hair raising to boot.  Then there’s that “bragging rights” thing.

From NORTHBOUND I-405 take EXIT 20B Totem Lake Exit.  R at end of exit onto NE124th St.            From SOUTHBOUND I-405 take EXIT 20 NE 124th St.  At end of exit L onto NE 124th St.              
East on NE 124th St after the FIAT dealer on the Left, turn LEFT onto Slater Avenue N.E.,
In one short block, turn RIGHT onto N.E. 126th Place
After several businesses on Right, turn RIGHT into industrial park parking lot
Carb Connection – 13611 – NE 126th Pl., Ste. 240, Kirkland, WA 98034

COST:  85.00 + tax per car – so approximately 94 bucks or so. Cash and credit card. Please, no checks.

Dyno Pull or Run:

– Each car will be tied down to the dyno and an experienced dyno operator will do the “pull” or two to get the fairly accurate rating. Communicate with the operator with any special needs or details.

– Sorry, but there will be no tuning or adjustments made during this Shoot-out

– For front wheel drive classic Minis only, please – This increases the speed of rating each car

– Each person will get a print-out of their rating

Bragging rights categories:

Highest rating for Small block A or A+ Series Motors – Any

Highest rating for Big block A or A+ Series Motors – Any

Highest rating for Alternative Cylinder Heads or Alternative Powerplants

Afterwards for a late lunch?

Café Veloce (standard Italian fare ) 12514 120th Ave. N.E. (in the Totem Lake lower mall area) – Need to check construction status

Azteca Family Mexican Restaurant – West side of 405, just behind Wendy’s at corner of N.E. 124th St. and 116th Ave. N.E

-Mark Hurston,  425-741-2266


Mini 60th Birthday Party

Dinner party Aug 26 at Bothell Burgermaster

How often do you get a chance to celebrate the 60th birthday of one of the worlds most celebrated cars?
August 26, 2019 is the 60th birthday of the Mini and for SAMOA members there will be simple meet up at:
Burgermaster of Bothell
18626 Bothell-Everett Hwy 
Bothell, WA 98012 (this is approx 2 miles North of the Mill Creek exit off of I-405, aka Bothell Everett Hwy exit)

We can meet at 6:30-7pm.  Feel free to caravan there with as many Minis as possible.


Instead of cake, we’ll have Burgermaster’s fine food, and give our Mini a sip of oil or coolant!
I hope to see you all there!

-Mark Hurston,  425-741-2266













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