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Post by MULLEY » Thu Jun 17, 2010 11:43 pm

I popped into Frontlines today to pick up my old pedal box which they'd welded up for me, i mentioned that the replacement pedal box (which they checked & was fine) seemed to have the same problem as the other one. Chap had quick look & confirmed that this one had also cracked :x Bugger me, how unlucky can i get, that pedal box lasted 2 days, so i've got booked in for this saturday to get the welded up original re-fitted. Also asked them to see if they can adjust the clutch as the gears are a bit notchy/crunchy & there's an increase in the clonking sound which i noticed about a month ago, it may be a bush or 2 on the front suspension arm driver side, but then again it could be a droplink or balljoint (even though they've both been replaced in the last couple of years), oh joy :cry:

This evening i got some nice black metal hammerite paint & did both sills, now looks 100 times nicer than they did before, may give it another coat when i get time. I was thinking about using the paint on the door frames, but was worried that it would look shite, so i've not bothered, i'll try my local paintshop to see who much it would cost to get done as they are a bit faded & scraped......
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
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Post by MULLEY » Mon Jun 21, 2010 10:40 pm

Got the car back on Saturday, Peter showed me the bust pedal box, absolute pathetic piece of design, so the original welded up one has been re-fitted, he also lubed up the throttle cable & adjusted the clutch for me as well, so no more crunch gears, not bad for a shade over £35. Couldn't diagnose the clonking, checked the suspension when it had been de-pressurised & there wasn't any movement in all the various vanes. So at bit of a loss as to the clonking, i wonder if its possibly a strut??? It only seems to do it when the right hand side front is under load or hits a resonable bump in the road, shouldnt be the droplink or balljoint as they've been replaced in the last couple of years, but knowing my luck they've not lasted long :cry:

Only downsides to having had the replacement pedal box fitted is that the brake pedal height is quite a lot lower than the throttle, so i can't heel & toe anymore, so i'll have to get that adjusted. Also what's a bit strange is that there is quite a bit more engine noise in the footwell area, i wonder if some sort of grommit hasn't been fitted? Again i'll have to pop back to get them to investigate, the car is noisey as it is, so i can do without having to wear ear defenders :lol:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:06 pm

I made it back without any troubles guy's :lol:

For anyone who doesn't know what happened to me today on my travels to the ccc meet @ Gaydon today, well :!:

I've been getting a flat battery, i know i've got slightly dodgy battery clamps, so presumed that it was that. As i was driving down to Tamworth services to go down in convoy with Kevan, Tim, Tim's cousin, Owen & Richard (all in Tim's 3 cars) i noticed that the rev counter wasn't reading correctly, bit strange but pressed on. Then the stereo cut out, i presumed perhaps it was a fuse, also the indicators stopped working or were very week.

So get to the services, Kevan kindly had a look, not 100% sure what the issue might be, so the guy's gave me a bump start (i think that's the 1st one i've ever had). Car starts no problem. On the way to Gaydon, overtaking a lovely dyane, i thought i'd pip the horn & wave, pressed the horn, no sound & then the engine just stops (oh bugger), no indicators, nada, managed to get onto the hard shoulder & Kevan kindly stopped for me & gave me another jump start. So now i mustn't touch anything that requires a current, luckily my satnav had plenty of batter power, i couldnt even use my wipers when it started raining (luckily it was only a short shower).

Manage to get to the motor musuem, in the queue to pay, cuts out again, how embarrasing :lol: All these other cars had to scoot round me & Kevan who was once again giving me a jump start. Once again the old gal fired up again & i just drove through the gates mouthing "can't stop, i'll be back to pay" i think i got a look of wtf???? :lol: - I did go back & pay.

Thanks once again to the members of the bx club who not only managed to diagnose that it was a knackered alternator that was the problem, but managed to fit a replacement one for me, cheers to Doc who did the fitting & to Kevan, Smithy, Vanny & Bandit for all having a looksey & swearing at each other :lol:

I bought 3 old alternators for £10, the 1st one fitted was kaput, the 2nd one fitted was kaput & at this point i was thinking, oh shit, luckily the worst one out of the 3 (Vanny claims he suggested to fit that one 1st :wink: ) was ok, hurrah, another jump start courtesy of a jump pack & she once more roared into life. Many thanks guy's, i would most likely have been going back on a flatbed, this is the best bunch of guy's you're likely to meet. The humour, camerderie & hard work is a tribute to BX Project & BX Club, may it long continue.

It was also great to finally meet some new faces some of whom have been on the forum for a while & some who are recent additions. I'll try & list those who i met, Bandit, Jacksun, Richard1652, Citronut, electrokid, big J (you know who you are :lol: ), i hope you enjoyed our send off :?:

If i've forgotten anyone, please accept my apologies, i'm much better with faces than names :oops: Great to meet up with everyone else who i regularly see at the Wetherby & Stratford meets. A very good turn out for the Bx which was rather good & congrats to Tim again for winning yet another prize. It's about time someone else got their mk1 upto concourse standards :wink: :lol:

One of the highlights was at the end of the evening whilst the draw was taking place, me & doc were wetting ourselves at the expressions of a dude that kept winning prizes & had the look on his face of not giving two hoots to the crap that he was winning, absolutely priceless. I don't know your name sir, but would like to thank you for the free entertainment, i suspect that me & doc when & if we ever reach that same age may very well have the same facial expressions when winning stuff we certainly don't need or want :lol:

Cheers CCC, I had a full on day & the motor museum wasn't bad either :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

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Post by Mike P » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:09 pm

Good morning out and nice to put faces to names :D

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:10 pm

Sorry Mike, forgot to mention you :D
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Post by docchevron » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:34 pm

MULLEY wrote: One of the highlights was at the end of the evening whilst the draw was taking place, me & doc were wetting ourselves at the expressions of a dude that kept winning prizes & had the look on his face of not giving two hoots to the crap that he was winning, absolutely priceless. I don't know your name sir, but would like to thank you for the free entertainment, i suspect that me & doc when & if we ever reach that same age may very well have the same facial expressions when winning stuff we certainly don't need or want :lol:
That was worth the entrance fee on it's own! i love that dude!
The unending expression of "I should care less" was ace! Infact, I'd like to have seen him win the oven gloves!

Twas a bloody ace event and can't wait for Stratford, should be another epic voyage into carnage!
Whatever happened to Mat Fenwick though? He just vanished!
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

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Post by Tim Leech » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:39 pm

Great day out guys, glad you got sorted Mulley, nice to see the usual faces and put a new more names to some, good on you guys for fitting the alternator!
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Post by Defender110 » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:45 pm

docchevron wrote: Whatever happened to Mat Fenwick though? He just vanished!
He managed to sell Mulley an oil filter he didn't want then had to shoot off quick before Mulley demanded his pound back!
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Post by rayfenwick » Sun Jul 18, 2010 9:53 pm

Sounds like a great day was had by all - I'm not a bit jealous! :(

Hopefully I won't be missing many more :)
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Post by mat_fenwick » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:19 pm

I had to give my father in law a lift to pick up a new bike - got back in at 9 (very hungry!) after 8 hours on the road. Looking forwards to seeing more photos, and was good to meet faces old and new (especially Brian and the big J!)
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Post by docchevron » Sun Jul 18, 2010 10:25 pm

I took some video of Bandit's alarm clock (!) but failed to take a single picture....
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Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...

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Post by catsinthewelder » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:07 pm

Glad to hear you got back ok. What an ace weekend, is that video on youtube yet Doc? :twisted:
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Post by JayW » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:25 pm

MULLEY wrote:Manage to get to the motor musuem, in the queue to pay, cuts out again, how embarrasing
Oh, that was YOU holding the queue up! :wink:

Took a lot of effort to turn my steering wheel to drive round you :lol:
I have zero patience for your tedium.

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Post by MULLEY » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:31 pm

I like to publicise the BX in any way i can think of :lol:
2002 C5 2.0 HDI Estate - Remapped - It goes better
2011 Mini Cooper D Clubman - it does over 60mpg
1992 TZD Turbo - SORN - slowly getting there
1991 Gti 16V - Blaze is back on the road since 2008
1990 Gti 8Valve SOLD - looks like it's been scrapped
2002 Mini Cooper S - SOLD - i miss this car
1992 TXD - Scrapped in March 2014

I'm not just a username, i'm also called Matthew.

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Post by docchevron » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:34 pm

catsinthewelder wrote:Glad to hear you got back ok. What an ace weekend, is that video on youtube yet Doc? :twisted:
erm, no, it's shite quality, but I'll upload it now anyhow...
Smokes lots, because enough's enough already!

Far too many BX's, a bus, an ambulance a few trucks, not enough time and never enough cash...