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#31 OFFLINE   phil_lihp

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:23 PM

He's just left, a quick oil top up and a cup of tea and all is well.

Pleasure to meet you Ian, I hope you enjoy the car as much as I did.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:44 PM

God speed, sir.

 

What a joyously different journey it would be if only I could get my brilliant* plan for a Mumbles-to-Minehead ferry off the ground.

I'm still waiting for the Barry to Minehead hovercraft service to start up again

 

Whatever you do, don't get out at Cheltenham.  Bad things always happen in Cheltenham, at least they do to me.

Me too, I had to work there for a couple of years.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 07:52 PM

Whatever you do, don't get out at Cheltenham.  Bad things always happen in Cheltenham, at least they do to me.

I've only ever bought one car from Cheltenham.

 

It went into limp mode 1 1/2 miles into the 210-mile journey home.

 

Go figure.


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

Always be sure to buy your cars at night. In the dark.

Made it to Bideford fine, though the gearbox is hunting around a bit at speed. Feels like the torque converter is not quite locking in. Oddly, it tends to engage if you give it more throttle. I'll see how it behaves on the journey home tomorrow. Don't stress though Phil, I still like it!

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:13 PM

Well brought.

 

Maybe the gearbox solenoid screens need clearing, if they get crudded up they can affect the lock up i belive

 

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:24 PM

:-( Arsebiscuits, it seemed so much better after the fluid was changed.  I hope it's not going to be too much of a pain, if it needs work let me know and we'll sort something out.

 

All I can think is perhaps the fluid's still a bit low, might be worth checking it hot.  

 

Glad you like it anyway, I reckon it's going to be brilliant to push on over the Welsh mountain roads.



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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:27 PM

He's just left, a quick oil top up and a cup of tea and all is well.

Pleasure to meet you Ian, I hope you enjoy the car as much as I did.

How do you top up the oil on a dollywobbler ?


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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:28 PM

I've driven a few older honda autos that have felt like the top gear lock up was cutting in/ out at cruising speeds

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 08:31 PM

I'll see how it goes on a run tomorrow. I can't wait to properly put it through its paces tomorrow.
Phil, no need for you to do anything!

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:13 PM

How do you top up the oil on a dollywobbler ?


That was easy, getting the tea into the engine was tricky but it only needed a little top up so I didn't have to make a pot.
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:15 PM

You can put it into D3 to take out the top gear if that helps.

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:24 PM

I'm not going to stress about it. Old shite innit?
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Posted 19 January 2016 - 09:44 PM

I'm not going to stress about it. Old shite innit?

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Posted 19 January 2016 - 11:32 PM

This thing's certainly got around in the last 6 months! Glad it's still on the forum

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:19 AM

I've driven a few older honda autos that have felt like the top gear lock up was cutting in/ out at cruising speeds

 

 

Me too. All old cars have their foibles, even Hondas.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 02:17 AM

Dollywobbler + modern* Honda = Klein jar.

 

Cannot compute.



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 11:56 AM

This low sun is a pain in the arse. Now at the fabulous Gloucester Services, which is Tebay for Southerners. Over 110 miles and all is well. 55mph is the problem area for the transmission so I reckon that's just how it is. Faster or slower, it's more consistent. I've been blasting along at motorway speeds and it has been superb. Stop stressing Phil.

It really is staggering what you can get for the money these days.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 12:00 PM

It really is a fantastic motorway cruiser, it feels like it could go all day and I always found it remarkably comfortable, those seats are very supportive.  If you're happy then I'm happy!



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:19 PM

Actually, the lumbar support is in the wrong place for me. Adjustable, but it didn't help. I was a bit sore after several hours. Could just be me though. The XM doesn't have enough lumbar support at all and I often feel achy after many hours.

 

Anyway, there was radio silence because there's no mobile reception at my mate Pete's in Hereford. Here's two very different 2CVs that I drove last year.

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It was perishing!

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Nice and warm in the workshop, where Pete dug out a couple of decent barrels, found a pair of really nice pistons, honed the barrels and even slotted the pistons in - they can just about be fitted with the arse end of the piston sticking out of the barrel. He also dug out a couple of driveshafts and fitted new gaiters so I can cure the Dyane's horrible cornering clonk. Plus we talked a load of old shite, so I lost a few hours there.

 

Back to the journey and the miles continued to be munched in a very pleasing manner. The torque converter is now locking up very nicely at about 52mph. Grand. Got back home a short while ago, but it's very hard to take photos of a black car at night. Imagine Metallica's Black album and you get the idea.

 

I do know that getting a decent shot of these dials is going to be tricky.

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First impressions then? Goes well, seems very grippy, steering is nicely weighted and the ride is shit. I'm used to better. It isn't quite as bad as the Nippa, but that's hardly praise. I think I like it though.


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 06:24 PM

Sorry, I forgot this important one.

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:32 PM

Well done - both criteria met 😄

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 07:46 PM

Better trip back than in the Ovlov, then? You're slowly but seamlessly creating the illusion of a C21st long john kickstart!

 

Bloody low mileage for a nearly quarter-century old car. Has it rws?



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:08 PM

It is two-wheel steer. Pretty lowly spec I guess, though it does have a rear spoiler.


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:13 PM

4ws is an expensive pain in the ass when they get older . Very few people that know how to set them up correctly .

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Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:23 PM

On the 4ws ones is it actually a mechanical linkage that turns the rear wheels based on what the front wheels are doing or is it a system in the rear suspension that just allows the wheels to follow on?

Anyway I love these things. I liked them when the came the shape, digital dash just seemed so modern at the time.


I estimate this car needs £3000 maybe £4000 spending on it to get it rite and when this is done it will be wotrth about £1500!!


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:30 PM

The early accord 4ws was a mechanical rear rack but that shape prelude was an electronic power steering system with far too many sensors for its own good . We used to dread them coming in
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Land Rover 90 2.5 petrol

Honda CB250N super wet dream

 

 

 


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:33 PM

I shall be grateful that isn't a fancy pants one then! No VTEC YO even. I do like the sunroof. It seems very good at not causing buffeting. Even at 70mph. I dislike the engine noise though. Not a nice noise and it's bloody loud if you hoof it. I solved this problem by not hoofing it. It still picks up speed well enough. It's a bit odd, as it feels tight and up for a hoon in the bends, but the gearbox really is pretty lazy. Sports mode does liven it up but to be honest, there's so much ice about that I didn't feel like exploring its potential. 


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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:35 PM

The early accord 4ws was a mechanical rear rack but that shape prelude was an electronic power steering system with far too many sensors for its own good . We used to dread them coming in

Yeh I think the previous one with pop up lights was mechanical



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Posted 20 January 2016 - 08:36 PM

Yeh , a rod went from front rack to rear

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Suzuki TS50x

Kawasaki Ke175d

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Posted 20 January 2016 - 09:24 PM

I've never driven a 4ws, what are they like?







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