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23 hours ago, DoctorRetro said:

Just back from nearly 200 mile round trip to FOD, AX was superb.

@Mrs6C thinks it's actually a diamond in the rough, and with a little effort can be a lovely little car. After today I tend to agree. Sat at about 60mph all the way there and back, it was faultess. 

Pictured here at a coffee stop on the way. 

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Back home

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Waney! Glad it behaved - it was always cosmetically challenged but mechanically never gave us any bother, clutch aside. We nearly came along today but had a family event to attend. Will hopefully be at the next one, which I think might be next year now? Top work with the AX! 

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Grille came out ok, not a bad colour match either, considering I used Montana Ancient White.

If I rub the bumper down with some very fine 600 paper and then prime and paint it should be ok I reckon.

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Checked the oil in the Matiz , only to find out it was not even reaching the dipstick! That might explain the tappyness when cold. 😬

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Popped to Tesco to grab some 5W30 FS, and spotted a K10 Micra so had to take a quick snap. No idea what is going on with the colours in the pic though! 

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Finally, just a pic of the AX, because I can, and just to prove I didn't actually paint it green!

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2 hours ago, bunglebus said:

Has it got more or less than the usual number of wheels?

 

58 minutes ago, DoctorRetro said:

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Damn I'm good!

Love a folding bike, had quite a few over the years

Think the seat is wrong but probably more comfy than the original

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Yes there a nice bike, I've got a few Raleigh twenties and stowaways (folding twenty) in the hoard.

There's a good facebook page for kingpins and the modified small wheelers page is worth a lookkingpin.thumb.jpg.d876286b6c77d36d9bc3f1586684df9b.jpg

I have changed the saddle since this photo, its a 1976 model

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17 minutes ago, High Jetter said:

No Pez shot? Deduct 10 points.

The photo earlier in the thread is at a M&S petrol station, surely that counts?

13 minutes ago, AxWomble said:

No poo-count either,  although I gather that’s optional? 

That was on the way back when a lorry wandered out across my lane mid overtake, and I have no horn to alert them. 🤣😳

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3 hours ago, DoctorRetro said:

Travelling in style...

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In Snodland, Kent...

 

HOW MUCH FOR DIESEL.... I was complaining about £1.31.7 at local ASDA

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8 hours ago, bezzabsa said:

HOW MUCH FOR DIESEL.... I was complaining about £1.31.7 at local ASDA

Blimey, take me back up north! £1.33 is the best I’ve had since we bought the 106 (beginning of August) and £1.35 is the norm. Lots of places in this here London are £1.38.9 so the 700 mile range of the tank is coming in handy because I can usually stretch it until I’m somewhere cheap….

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2 hours ago, AxWomble said:

Blimey, take me back up north! £1.33 is the best I’ve had since we bought the 106 (beginning of August) and £1.35 is the norm. Lots of places in this here London are £1.38.9 so the 700 mile range of the tank is coming in handy because I can usually stretch it until I’m somewhere cheap….

Jeez I was having a think earlier about the time of the first lockdown when everyone stayed at home. 

I paid £1.00/l in the Morrisons coming home from work one night. Bargain filling up the C5 with cheap diesel. 

That'll never happen again ☹️

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43 minutes ago, Spurious said:

Jeez I was having a think earlier about the time of the first lockdown when everyone stayed at home. 

I paid £1.00/l in the Morrisons coming home from work one night. Bargain filling up the C5 with cheap diesel. 

That'll never happen again ☹️

Not unless something major occurs, no :( can’t complain really though, I’m currently spending less each month on diesel than I was for petrol two years ago! 

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Meh. Knew there was a problem due to lots of vibrations that seemed to get worse over the journey yesterday. I haven't really taken the car above 50 since I got it...

Jacked up and rotated wheels, looking and feeling for any issues. Yep, that's fucked.

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Looks funny on spacesaver.

Just popped a part worn on for now, will check all tyres properly and replace as needed soon. This 'cheap runaround' is going to be anything but that at this rate!

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