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#13261 OFFLINE   2Thumbs

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:23 PM

probably by the end of the year i hope, 4 hours so far, and apparently my clutch control is perfect. I do however cross my arms whilst steering. New minis have ridiculously light steering, and are quite wide.

The nack is keeping your hands on the steering wheel but releasing slightly to feed it with steering. That way it's impossible to cross-over.

If you are needing to cross your hands over when steering it's usually a sign of taking the corner too quickly.

Not being patronising or owt, just giving my personal experience. :)

P.S. I learnt to drive in a new Mini, and I never had a problem with steering.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 10:27 PM

I do however cross my arms whilst steering. New minis have ridiculously light steering, and are quite wide.

I hate all that where you can't cross your hands, What differents does it make?, As soon as you pass your test you naturally cross your hands anyway.

exactly, and its the same with putting it into neutral when you stop at a set of lights or whatever, id much rather keep it in first so i can get away quicker, theres nothing more daunting than people right behind you when you start driving. and checking the mirrors every second! and also 2Thumbs, cheers for the advice, its the only advice ive had haha :D no seriously, any advice is well taken, thanks :D
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#13263 OFFLINE   mouseflakes

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:18 PM

Had I not just lumbered myself with another XM I'd probably be a-biddin' on this.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:27 PM

Oh god yes!

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http://cgi.ebay.co.u...GT ... rms=65:7

Being so close though, I do wonder why I've not seen it aboot.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:36 PM

A Fuego! A cousin had one of these when I was a nipper, truely marvelous French shite.

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:42 PM

My grandad had a Fuego, he bought it new, sadly it was a replacement to his series one XJ6, which was identical to the model vanguards made in regency red even down to the fact its also a J reg. Might even be it......
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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:42 PM

The west-country's full of such wonderful things!

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Posted 28 July 2009 - 11:43 PM

Re\; the crossing arms thingie - I just dug out my "Roadcraft - The Police Drivers Handbook". (2001) Fig.3 on page 75 clearly shows crossed arms. I remember asking the Police Driving Instructor at the time about it too.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:12 AM

and its the same with putting it into neutral when you stop at a set of lights or whatever, id much rather keep it in first so i can get away quicker

That's right. When the examiner asks you "what comes after red-amber in the traffic light sequence?", the correct answer is "dunno, I'm long gone by then :D

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:15 AM

Minter of a bluebird
http://i.ebayimg.com/24/!BW0tC+gB2k~$(KG...
Not too bad a price either, really close to where i live actually.

Picked this up last night, it’s pretty much as good as the ad suggested! I’ll do a proper post on it with one or two of my own pic’s at some point soon. Excellent seller and the car performed faultlessly on a rainy cross-country Surrey journey then a blast home on the M25/A12/A140. Brought me into work today too. I was fearful the combination of 1.8 and auto would be a bit sluggish, but it’s pretty good actually.

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T72 = WIN !!!!
You know a bluey makes sense !!!

I know someone on ZXOC who is selling a leather interior for the Hatchback
(the back of the rear is diff in the saloon)

T72 + cow seats = BIG WIN !


(are you on ZXOC ?)
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 11:52 AM

A Fuego! A cousin had one of these when I was a nipper, truely marvelous French shite.

http://i.ebayimg.com/19/!B(JWLLQ!2k~$(KG...

Wow, that 17 looks mint!
Check it out in the other pics which for some reason I can't get to copy :?
I dont no wot there worth tbh mate only wont it for pre 68 obvserly lol hav u got any pics plz mate

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

http://cgi.ebay.co.u...em=110418774223

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its a manual gearbox

the manual gearbox would be a wee bit tough for the inexperienced as its an original shift up and down automatic

Gotta feel for this guy a bit, he's clearly unable to tell if he's got a manual or an automatic gearbox in there, obviously has never noticed the badge on the boot which says 'Automatic'

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:15 PM

SL T72 = WIN !!!! You know a bluey makes sense !!! I know someone on ZXOC who is selling a leather interior for the Hatchback (the back of the rear is diff in the saloon) T72 + cow seats = BIG WIN ! (are you on ZXOC ?) Great place for 80's nissan owners , mostly bluebirds ! (shameless plug :oops: )

Thanks! On enough forums already, in fact I think was signed-up on ZXOC but haven't visited for yonks. If that interior was super-local it'd be interesting, but TBH the "Rachelle" trim (dralon, basically) in mine is so pleasant I'd be reluctant to change. On the subject of back seats, it seems this car is my first with recliners in the rear!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 12:59 PM

A Fuego! A cousin had one of these when I was a nipper, truely marvelous French shite.

http://i.ebayimg.com/19/!B(JWLLQ!2k~$(KG...

1 thing he has stated is that if the car does not sell, he may take it in to a local dealer to part exchange against a new car ( £2000.00 deal))and this car will be scrapped and crushed.

O RLY? :roll:

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:31 PM

I find it quite funny. Comes across as rather desperate, if you had any inclination of taking it to a dealer you'd do it already.Mr.B you ever found a Metro 1300S (had a larger carb than standard from factory) in that shape before? If one ever came up, I'd buy it like a shot. My dad had one when I was 2/3 and loved it.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 01:54 PM

LOL at the Ironside box Metro. I s'pose you manually put the shift in D or whatever. Best of both worlds.
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:14 PM

SL T72 = WIN !!!! You know a bluey makes sense !!! I know someone on ZXOC who is selling a leather interior for the Hatchback (the back of the rear is diff in the saloon) T72 + cow seats = BIG WIN ! (are you on ZXOC ?) Great place for 80's nissan owners , mostly bluebirds ! (shameless plug :oops: )

Thanks! On enough forums already, in fact I think was signed-up on ZXOC but haven't visited for yonks. If that interior was super-local it'd be interesting, but TBH the "Rachelle" trim (dralon, basically) in mine is so pleasant I'd be reluctant to change. On the subject of back seats, it seems this car is my first with recliners in the rear!

The seats are in London I liked the velor trim in my GSXi , and the rear recliners in the hatch bluey are a hidden secret ! My fav thing is the chime if you leave the lights on and open the door I imagine a small Jap pixie with a little bell and a hammer !

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:21 PM

Sounds loads better than the Stanza "lights on" noise, that just makes a really irritating buzz.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:38 PM

Or the one in a Corsa, 'OI M8, UR LITES R ON LOL'

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:50 PM

Or the Alfa Romeo..."Blimey, your lights are working"
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 03:58 PM

That Alfa 164 is a beaut'. Lusso... Is that the one with the electric reclining rear seats? Awesomecakes!

It's mine, and it does not have reclining rear seats. Has eleccy fronts though!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:25 PM

http://www.aroc-uk.c...rs-for-sale.htm Not ebay. Was it you, Mr_B looking for a 4x4 33?
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 04:55 PM

My fav thing is the chime if you leave the lights on and open the door I imagine a small Jap pixie with a little bell and a hammer !

My Mazda 929 had something similar, but it was two little bells being hit alternately by two small Jap pixies to give a two-tone effect. I would imagine Pandamonium's is similar, being the same model, year, colour etc..

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:01 PM

Nope. Doesn't dong at all :(
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:24 PM

Couldn't find a 910 Bluebird for sale for page 910 so you'll have to make do with a brochure instead!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:44 PM

I know of this one for sale..
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Edit - just noticed the pub sign - just sprayed coffee at the screen!

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:48 PM

Also this...
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Posted 29 July 2009 - 05:54 PM

Nope. Doesn't dong at all :(

Oh. Your pixies must have died. Either that or they've fallen in love and are having hot pixie sex in the ashtray.

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:06 PM

FFS. £4000 spent on what? storage? http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Posted 29 July 2009 - 06:32 PM

FFS. £4000 spent on what? storage? http://cgi.ebay.co.u...id=p3286.c0.m14

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Oh that's a class ad. Love the fact that it's protected by a reserve but the numpty is still trying to start the bidding at £1000!

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