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Old November 10th 09, 12:48 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Curt Fennell
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Default Mini-Imp

The Mini-Imp http://www.mini-imp.com/ looks like an interesting
project, but it has the scent of something too good to be true.

Does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks,
Curt
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"Captain Curt" Fennell
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Old November 10th 09, 01:20 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
bod43
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Default Mini-Imp

On 10 Nov, 00:48, Curt Fennell
wrote:
The Mini-Imphttp://www.mini-imp.com/looks like an interesting
project, but it has the scent of something too good to be true.

Does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks,
Curt


Sounds terrible.

Mini - http://theblogpound.files.wordpress....t-red-f-lr.jpg

Imp - http://www.comp.co.uk/gallery/pics/H...3%20ML1360.jpg

Would you keep the front of the Mini and the back
of the Imp and end up with two engines and no trunk
or vice versa and have no engines and two trunks?

I'll get me coat...
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Old November 10th 09, 01:58 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Peter Dohm
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Default Mini-Imp

"bod43" wrote in message
...
On 10 Nov, 00:48, Curt Fennell
wrote:
The Mini-Imphttp://www.mini-imp.com/looks like an interesting
project, but it has the scent of something too good to be true.

Does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks,
Curt


Sounds terrible.

Mini -
http://theblogpound.files.wordpress....t-red-f-lr.jpg

Imp - http://www.comp.co.uk/gallery/pics/H...3%20ML1360.jpg

Would you keep the front of the Mini and the back
of the Imp and end up with two engines and no trunk
or vice versa and have no engines and two trunks?

I'll get me coat...


Interestingly, those were the days--when little cars really did get the fuel
economy to which we only aspire today, were a LOT more fun, and an average
owner could readily accomplish most of the maintenance by himself...



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Old November 10th 09, 02:00 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Peter Dohm
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Default Mini-Imp

"Curt Fennell" wrote in message
.. .
The Mini-Imp http://www.mini-imp.com/ looks like an interesting
project, but it has the scent of something too good to be true.

Does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks,
Curt
--
"Captain Curt" Fennell


Not really an answer to the question, because I know so little about them;
but here is a link in case anyone on the group doesn't remember what they
we http://www.mini-imp.com/

Peter




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Old November 10th 09, 02:07 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Peter Dohm
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Default Mini-Imp

"Peter Dohm" wrote in message
...
"Curt Fennell" wrote in message
.. .
The Mini-Imp http://www.mini-imp.com/ looks like an interesting
project, but it has the scent of something too good to be true.

Does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks,
Curt
--
"Captain Curt" Fennell


Not really an answer to the question, because I know so little about them;
but here is a link in case anyone on the group doesn't remember what they
we http://www.mini-imp.com/

Peter

OOOooopps!!

How did I miss reading the top line.

The little bird received something approaching rave reviews initially, IRRC.

However, I have no idea how it may have stood the test of time, not do I
have any idea of the skill level required of the pilot--and that can be
important.

Peter




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Old November 10th 09, 02:10 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Brian Whatcott
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Default OT MiniJem (was: Mini-Imp)

Peter Dohm wrote:
"bod43" wrote in message
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On 10 Nov, 00:48, Curt Fennell
wrote:
The Mini-Imphttp://www.mini-imp.com/looks like an interesting
project, but it has the scent of something too good to be true.

Does anyone know anything about them?

Thanks,
Curt

Sounds terrible.

Mini -
http://theblogpound.files.wordpress....t-red-f-lr.jpg

Imp - http://www.comp.co.uk/gallery/pics/H...3%20ML1360.jpg

Would you keep the front of the Mini and the back
of the Imp and end up with two engines and no trunk
or vice versa and have no engines and two trunks?

I'll get me coat...


Interestingly, those were the days--when little cars really did get the fuel
economy to which we only aspire today, were a LOT more fun, and an average
owner could readily accomplish most of the maintenance by himself...




I think this is more like what he had in mind: the Mini-Jem.
http://www.minijem.plus.com/jemdevs/p1.html
This was a plastic body on Mini mechanicals - lots of fun,
but SMALLER than a mini and relatively hard to get into.

The Mini was everywhere in the sixties - the choice of debutantes,
boy-racers and the economy minded - a masterpiece!
But the E-type (XKE) was more beautiful than any coupe before or
(probably) since, I think.. Brian W
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Old November 10th 09, 02:34 AM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Brian Whatcott
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Default Mini-Imp

Peter Dohm wrote:
"Curt Fennell".. wrote The Mini-Imp


http://www.mini-imp.com/ looks
like an interesting project...
Curt


...
...here is a link:
http://www.mini-imp.com/ ...
Peter



Huh?
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Old November 10th 09, 12:43 PM posted to rec.aviation.homebuilt
Peter Dohm
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Default Mini-Imp

"brian whatcott" wrote in message
...
Peter Dohm wrote:
"Curt Fennell".. wrote The Mini-Imp


http://www.mini-imp.com/ looks
like an interesting project...
Curt


...
...here is a link: http://www.mini-imp.com/ ...
Peter



Huh?


I try not to do anything that stupid too often...



 




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