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Offline David Nock

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« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2011, 12:35:18 PM »
It\'s come up lovely Guys.

It was a bit grubby true but you did say you each wanted something to get you out of your houses.......

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« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2011, 12:38:39 PM »
Its on the opposite side of the engine bay to the steering box. Mine had been filled with silicon when I first bought the car ! Amazing the difference a bush makes !

It looks like it is in very good condition, glad you guys have it in safe hands :D

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« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2011, 12:43:55 PM »
It\'s top of the column that the play seems to exist, rather than the box or idler. It\'s the idler that\'s the easy fix; sorry but that seemed OK to me, so far as could be seen. But I suppose you guys have now had a far better look than I did.

I would strip down at top of the column for a looksee.
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« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2011, 12:46:45 PM »
You get used to it quite quickly :Giggle

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« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2011, 01:13:12 PM »
It\'s a strange sort of play Shaun, rather more of an \'up and down\' at the wheel and a clonky noise that says \'Column Top\'. It\'s not the oil tanker steering that we all know and love.
You know our sort of steering play....\'the driver of a 1st Gen gets a vote for steering direction, but the car gets another\'. It\'s not that.
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« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2011, 01:26:03 PM »
It almost feels like the steering wheel mount has a bit of slack in it.  It requires further investigation, once the brakes are not binding will have another look, it came with two workshop manuals as well so we\'ve got plenty to read up on!
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« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2011, 01:33:31 PM »
Ah right, I\'ve not experienced that one on my FB !

The Tank slapper steering can take a bit to get used to. Just don\'t overtake too agressivly at first !

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« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2011, 01:44:05 PM »
Quote from: David Nock;753484
I would strip down at top of the column for a looksee.


Cripes, I\'ve just remembered the last time I stripped down a steering column was back in 1974, to cure a squeaky nylon bush on a Mini 850 (1966 vintage).

So, I suppose I\'m overdue to do another one :)  - we can give it a good clean up too whilst at it. It\'ll have to wait as I have to take my ever forgiving wife, Gwyn, on a cruise this Friday to make up for all this "old banger" trauma (as she\'s dubbed it)  :) Only away for a week though.....:2Rolleyes

Gwyn didn\'t quite appreciate the fact that, by sheer accident of dates with the trailer delivery guy, the car was dropped at our home on the very day of our 31st wedding anniversary, oops, tactical error :eek

Will add this task to the list I\'ve started, following our quick inspection yesterday. If it\'s not in the column, then we\'ll have a look at the bush in the engine bay, as Shaun has suggested.
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« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2011, 01:47:28 PM »
We\'ll worry about that when we\'ve got it back on the road.
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« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2011, 01:48:18 PM »
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The Tank slapper steering can take a bit to get used to. Just don\'t overtake too agressivly at first !


Thx Shaun - I think we\'ll work up slowly to overtaking manoeuvres then. We\'ll have to remember we are driving Mazdas, but not RX-8\'s :Laugh
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« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2011, 01:58:11 PM »
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We\'ll worry about that when we\'ve got it back on the road.


Oi, what are you doing on here - I thought you were supposed to be working today - not too much action "shoreside" I guess ;):D

Thanks for your help yesterday - pity you had to leave early. The inside is looking a lot better after Sean and I stripped out the back seats to clean and gave the inside a full vacuum. I started to have a go at the plastic trim - much better now. Sean got carried away in the engine bay and most of the excess grime and clutch dust - thrown out through the missing inspection plate (yes, that\'s on the list!) has been removed too.
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« Reply #26 on: April 03, 2011, 02:32:43 PM »
I am engaged in what is known as millitary waiting time.
 
I am looking forward to us getting it running again.
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« Reply #27 on: April 03, 2011, 02:50:16 PM »
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I am engaged in what is known as millitary waiting time.


I guessed something like that - hope not too boring!

I hope Sean won\'t mind me posting up a link to the photos he took yesterday. Can anyone identify the spare set of 13" rims that came with the car? - pics of all 4 at the end of the photos.

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They look in better condition than the rims on the car itself. Not sure what they\'ll look like on the car though?
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« Reply #28 on: April 03, 2011, 03:23:20 PM »
Those last 4 rims are off a S1.

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« Reply #29 on: April 03, 2011, 03:25:21 PM »

 
Not many of these left nowadays with less than 10 roadgoing S1\'s.