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#1831 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:11 PM

My feet don't fit ax pedals. They're worse than the X1/9.
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:30 PM

Looking at this on my phone I thought that it was a Hare sat in the boot, disappointed to find it's a sagging boot lining.
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#1833 OFFLINE   RichardK

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:31 PM

My feet don't fit ax pedals. They're worse than the X1/9.

 

 

I... I thought I was the only one...

(they're not even particularly big feet, but they're on at a weird angle).


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#1834 OFFLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:52 PM

I... I thought I was the only one...
(they're not even particularly big feet, but they're on at a weird angle).



Your feet or the pedals ;-)
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#1835 OFFLINE   bramz7

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:56 PM

Meh, AX pedals work fine with me and Docs.....

Great meeting you Chris and glad you like the car! I think I'll miss it.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 06:59 PM

My favourite picture of the AX is as it was delivered this morning.

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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:10 PM

Looking at this on my phone I thought that it was a Hare sat in the boot, disappointed to find it's a sagging boot lining.
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

Meh, AX pedals work fine with me and Docs.....
Great meeting you Chris and glad you like the car! I think I'll miss it.


It is odd I grant you. But driving a friend's ax dimension ( s2 so maybe different), even wearing my fiat driving shoes I had to look down to check i had the correct pedal. The first time I went to change gear i came to a dead stop and stalled when I hit the brake not the clutch. I expect this would be overcome with familiarity.
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Posted 30 September 2017 - 08:17 PM

I was sorely disappoint to have missed out on the AX. But I’m glad it’s gone to a good home! Top work.

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Posted 01 October 2017 - 07:32 PM

It is odd I grant you. But driving a friend's ax dimension ( s2 so maybe different), even wearing my fiat driving shoes I had to look down to check i had the correct pedal. The first time I went to change gear i came to a dead stop and stalled when I hit the brake not the clutch. I expect this would be overcome with familiarity.

 

 

As an owner of an S1 the pedals are identical! The only big differences are the noise proofing and oddly, the ride quality.....

 

I'll admit, first time I drove an AX, I kept crunching the gears attempting to jam it into reverse. Turns out I had my foot on the brake and not the clutch. Never did that again.


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Posted 04 October 2017 - 06:10 PM

Back on the Stag today, new fuel filter and the pump points cleaned and we had petrol to the carbs, but no spark. Just furry points so a good clean up and that was sorted. 

 

When we first turned the engine by hand we had removed the plugs and two of them were very stiff to remove, but had not taken there threads out with them. Today they would not screw in so we did not force them. We thought we would just give it a go and it started on SIX! The noise of the open too plugs frightened me and I shut it off. A couple more ginger goes and I put it in gear (auto) and it moved forward under its own power!

 

It felt like a great achievement and I have now ordered a M14 1.25 tap to clean the spark plug holes out for next time. 

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Posted 05 October 2017 - 07:45 AM

Nice! Good job on the Stag. Yes, a running engine minus a plug or two makes a huge racket.

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Posted 11 October 2017 - 04:32 PM

The Stag moves 30 miles!

 

Today I refitted the two missing spark plugs in the Stag, I had bought a 14mm spark plug tap but when it came it was 14mm at the end and then after 8mm became 16mm, this meant it was too short to really do the job properly.

 

With the 8 plugs in it started easily after the fuel pump had a tap. I had to turn it around in the drive and drive it down a private lane to get to the trailer and all seems well. I drove it onto the trailer and it even has brakes.

 

I used my jump pack to start it and it runs fine from the alternator, interesting when we had loaded it and switched off, the boot light was on. Is the 10+ year old battery going to recover?

 

It has been moved to my friends garage only 3 miles from me and tomorrow we will wash it and form a plan. 

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:13 AM

I decided the 14mm plug tap was not as described and I would return it, after a couple of message and an extra photo to the seller it was sorted. The thing is now I would like to thank him but can not find any way to contact him again.  Ebay have become so protective to stop people making deals outside ebay that normal stuff is affected.  

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:46 AM

Decent chap! Find one of his other listing a d ask an 'other' question, that jumps straight to the write a message screen
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:52 AM

Or from your messages tab, below "more options" there is still the "find and contact member" option.  I haven't tested it to see what limitations their new 'let's piss off all users' policy might have imposed though.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 11:37 AM

Or from your messages tab, below "more options" there is still the "find and contact member" option.  I haven't tested it to see what limitations their new 'let's piss off all users' policy might have imposed though.

 

Ok I have managed to send him a message by just looking for a member and pretending it was not about an item.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 01:30 PM

^^ That's what I do Chris when I want to get in contact, the other option is that if you paid by Paypal, you will have his email address.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:22 PM

Next DVLA Balls Up!

 

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I have replied with a copy of my V5C, but my concern is they will now claim it is an October SORN and I won’t get the refund for this month.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 02:39 PM

A trick I learned years ago: Cut diagonal grooves in an old spark plugs thread with a junior hacksaw and use that to clear the threads in the cylinder head.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 03:28 PM

A trick I learned years ago: Cut diagonal grooves in an old spark plugs thread with a junior hacksaw and use that to clear the threads in the cylinder head.

 

Thanks we tried that but the hacksaw we had with us was blunt!

 

Note to self - buy some new junior hacksaw blades!


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 04:23 PM

Thanks we tried that but the hacksaw we had with us was blunt!

Note to self - buy some new junior hacksaw blades!


If you want to have a look in my cellar somewhere there will be hundreds of junior hacksaw blades. I can never find them so buy some more, then I can't find them the next time, so I buy some more, then I can't find them........etc.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:11 PM

One of my cars is getting ready to leave me tomorrow!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 06:34 PM

Poor little thing doesn't look like it wants to leave. Like a pleading puppy!
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:07 PM

Bloody hell Chris, I'm having trouble following the thread as there are so many cars involved! 

 

I'd love to get my hands on both the Stag and that little Citroen's interiors!  I have the time and the tools.


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:12 PM

Shame you couldn't keep it for long. But hope you enjoyed it none the less, I know I did.

 

Makes me want to drive the AX now. But must resist dragging it over the winter roads....


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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:26 PM

It's going to a good home where it will be appreciated and looked after and tucked up in bed with a story every night.
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Posted 12 October 2017 - 08:47 PM

Shame you couldn't keep it for long. But hope you enjoyed it none the less, I know I did.

 

Makes me want to drive the AX now. But must resist dragging it over the winter roads....

 

I would have liked to keep it longer but I do need to reduce numbers a bit. As you say a real shame as it is exactly the right model as far as I am concerned in the right colour.

 

It has moved around the drive today because I have been out in it, just to check it runs properly you understand!

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:18 PM

Bloody hell Chris, I'm having trouble following the thread as there are so many cars involved! 

 

I'd love to get my hands on both the Stag and that little Citroen's interiors!  I have the time and the tools.

 

There is always car stuff happening here:

 

Today to took my gold CX to storage, collected my Rover 75, called at my local garage to check if they still had a spare ABS unit that they had not working but turns out to be just the wrong one. I took the AX for a drive to the Stag, took the hardtop off the Stag, washed the Stag, drove the AX home. The replacement Spark plug chaser I ordered turned up. I had also been told my BMW 3.0S is outside when I thought it inside, so I had to contact the friend who has it to find out what's happening, hopefully ready for an MOT in a weeks time. I am also helping to organise a car event next year and talked to some people about that.  Oh yes and I do work as well!

 

The plan is to Clean the Stag interior tomorrow, but don't worry I have plenty more dirty car interiors including the Sovereign S1 which has had paintwork and now needs a really good clean.

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Posted 12 October 2017 - 09:46 PM

Just when I think Im up to date with your fleet you casually drop in another car to your commentary!

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