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Thread: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Thanks for sharing and you've come to the right place,

    I bought my van because of Gus and Gary D's sites, so thanks guys for draining my pocket book,
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by Keito View Post
    Great update!
    I still think of Gus every time I mount up the
    the Bogart wheels on my race car.
    I still have a pic on my computer of Slug at the
    racetrack with them on.
    Well, that answers one of the questions I would eventually ask here!
    Now, for the next, would you ever consider selling them?

    When Slug makes her eventual return to the races, it would be nice if she were wearing those shoes! I'll have to see if those are still available from Bogart.

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by BIG PSI View Post
    Wayne,

    ...
    I for one hope you bring her back to life and all of her former glory.

    Chuck

    I will do my very best Chuck! With some occasional help from the kind folks here, Mini will see her return to the track!
    Mini's current setup was selected for Gus to run 13's in Mini on street tires all day long. So it might take a couple changes to get her to dip into the 12's. But, rest assured, they will be all Gus tricks!

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by GLHSHELBY View Post
    not sure if you remember me but I`m Travis Foster,I had the black 89 daytona shelby among others.
    Kevin Franzen I quess is who you were thinking,He`s Dodgez on all the forums I believe.
    Oh yes, i remember the name. Yes, i was thinking of Kevin.
    Hopefully I'll be off the weekend of the Spring Auto Fair, and can take Mini.

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by turbovanman View Post
    Thanks for sharing and you've come to the right place,

    I bought my van because of Gus and Gary D's sites, so thanks guys for draining my pocket book,
    Way to shift the blame bro....
    you could have stopped anytime...

    So like when an alcoholic visits, and I buy him a drink, it's MY fault he's an alcoholic???

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Way to shift the blame bro....
    you could have stopped anytime...

    So like when an alcoholic visits, and I buy him a drink, it's MY fault he's an alcoholic???
    Yes, lol.
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    2003 GSW 2.0L TDI, auto, fully loaded, modified, 360K-wife's.
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Thanks Gary! It's good to be back home! I'm glad to see you are here too.
    Time to time as it permits.

    I still have that module you wanted me to look at, matter of fact fired up the chip station for the first time in over 5 years last night!

    Did a snappy cal for Jon's Spirit, we will see how it fairs at Cecil this weekend ;-)

    If I can get the new garage up soon I might be back to doing some work on a limited basis.


    It is time, buckle up.

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by mopar-tech View Post
    Time to time as it permits.

    I still have that module you wanted me to look at, matter of fact fired up the chip station for the first time in over 5 years last night!

    Did a snappy cal for Jon's Spirit, we will see how it fairs at Cecil this weekend ;-)

    If I can get the new garage up soon I might be back to doing some work on a limited basis.
    Cool!
    You know, some time away does help. I've really gotten fired up about Mini, and now finally after all these years of driving Slug with wore out front components i'm giving her the attention she's needed.

    If anything can be saved on that module, I'd sure like to have a spare in standby!
    So you'll be there tomorrow?
    Wayne H.

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    If anything can be saved on that module, I'd sure like to have a spare in standby!
    So you'll be there tomorrow?
    I'm afraid not, too much to do here!

    Next year I'll be better geared up to do some racing I hope, I really need to get this garage up.


    It is time, buckle up.

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Well, you'll be there in spirit!
    Wayne H.

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    i remember chuck telling me he was going to get that van, i used his web. page to build my van that i drove for 9? years.glad to see it up again

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Oh yes, i remember the name. Yes, i was thinking of Kevin.
    Hopefully I'll be off the weekend of the Spring Auto Fair, and can take Mini.
    Wayne, glad to see you are on the forum. It is nice to know you got the van also. Give me a shout if you need anything.
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Thanks Kevin! Maybe we should have a club wrenching day over at my house....

    For anyone watching, Mean Mini made her trip from MA to Cecil just fine. She even made it there on one tank of fuel, which combined with the 10% ethanol crap up in New England isn't too bad, and that the speedo might be off. But she averaged about 19.5 mpg which I think is a bit low.

    After watching all the fun, and seeing Brian Slowe solidly break into the 8's officially, Mini made the rest of her journey to NC without too much problem. She did hiccup once or twice, and it sounded like she backfired on the highway under part throttle, but she made it.

    It was good to see and meet you all. Hopefully i can be more active with the clubs in the coming years.
    Wayne H.

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    '05 PT GT 2.4T HO autostick
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    '89 Dodge Caravan SE 2.5L turbo auto, "Mean Mini" yes, Gus' Mean Mini! (Current best 11.7786@113.04 mph! - Jan 15th, 2017 Fayetteville Dragway, NC)
    MeanMini dragracing videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...URZLB1RxGYF6vw
    and other cars, trucks and motorcycles
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Hey Wayne:
    I'm glad you found your way over here to T-M. I remember you from the old days and your up date on Slugmobile and Mean Mini are much appreciated. Looking forward to your future posts!!

    Thanks
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Thanks Kevin! Maybe we should have a club wrenching day over at my house....

    For anyone watching, Mean Mini made her trip from MA to Cecil just fine. She even made it there on one tank of fuel, which combined with the 10% ethanol crap up in New England isn't too bad, and that the speedo might be off. But she averaged about 19.5 mpg which I think is a bit low.

    After watching all the fun, and seeing Brian Slowe solidly break into the 8's officially, Mini made the rest of her journey to NC without too much problem. She did hiccup once or twice, and it sounded like she backfired on the highway under part throttle, but she made it.

    It was good to see and meet you all. Hopefully i can be more active with the clubs in the coming years.
    I would be up for a club meet but I just moved to Austin TX. Are you still still apart of the club?
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by wheming View Post
    Way to shift the blame bro....
    you could have stopped anytime...

    So like when an alcoholic visits, and I buy him a drink, it's MY fault he's an alcoholic???
    Besides, you're only a boostaholic if you go to meetings.... oh wait...

    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeZ View Post
    I would be up for a club meet but I just moved to Austin TX. Are you still still apart of the club?

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Made these Enthusiast (business) cards for Gus several years
    ago. I added the R.I.P. after he was no longer with us.




    Tony

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by DodgeZ View Post
    I would be up for a club meet but I just moved to Austin TX. Are you still still apart of the club?
    Well, dang! I'd guess you'd win the long distance award the club day...
    I'm still on the books, I think. But I've just missed out on some of the Auto Fairs. I wish we weren't so spread out down here.
    Wayne H.

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    '89 Dodge Caravan SE 2.5L turbo auto, "Mean Mini" yes, Gus' Mean Mini! (Current best 11.7786@113.04 mph! - Jan 15th, 2017 Fayetteville Dragway, NC)
    MeanMini dragracing videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...URZLB1RxGYF6vw
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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Quote Originally Posted by Tony Fields View Post
    Made these Enthusiast (business) cards for Gus several years
    ago. I added the R.I.P. after he was no longer with us.




    Tony
    Why yes you did!
    I still have one of the originals. Gus either gave me one, or it was in the car, i can't remember now.
    Wayne H.

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    '05 PT GT 2.4T HO autostick
    '89 Plymouth Acclaim 2.5L turbo auto, "Slugmobile" yes, THE Slugmobile!
    '89 Dodge Caravan SE 2.5L turbo auto, "Mean Mini" yes, Gus' Mean Mini! (Current best 11.7786@113.04 mph! - Jan 15th, 2017 Fayetteville Dragway, NC)
    MeanMini dragracing videos: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...URZLB1RxGYF6vw
    and other cars, trucks and motorcycles
    https://www.youtube.com/user/SlugmobileMeanMini

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    Re: Intro and Update: Slugmobile and Mean Mini! (long read, but worth it)

    Hey Wayne, I *think* I have the last pass from Gus in Slug on video from my camcorder (I might have given a copy to gary years ago) It was at the NED sport compact event where Gary raced the supra (I shot that too)

    I also have about 30 seconds or so of footage of me videotaping Gus as he was talking turbo tech to someone in need at the event, too.
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