Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

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Re: Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2012, 15:32

Great news :) How was it repaired?

Xac wrote:With a bit of luck I can fit it tonight


Do you have a diving suit then?

Weather is a little moist at present...

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Re: Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

Post by Xaccers » 12 Oct 2012, 16:31

CitroJim wrote:Great news :) How was it repaired?

Xac wrote:With a bit of luck I can fit it tonight


Do you have a diving suit then?

Weather is a little moist at present...


New piece of kunifer replaced the rubber to pinion end, hopefully it will be flexible enough to get around the back.

Weather was lovely over at Sawtry but coming back from Bedford I could see the clouds over MK :(

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Post by CitroJim » 12 Oct 2012, 16:42

Sun's out again now :-D

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Re: Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

Post by CitroJim » 13 Oct 2012, 13:31

How's the pipe replacement going Xac?

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Post by Xaccers » 13 Oct 2012, 17:32

CitroJim wrote:How's the pipe replacement going Xac?


Play called off due to bad weather :(

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Post by CitroJim » 13 Oct 2012, 20:16

Xac wrote:
CitroJim wrote:How's the pipe replacement going Xac?


Play called off due to bad weather :(


Tomorrow looks like it'll be a better day Xac :)

If you want a bit of company whilst doing the job, let me know. I'll just be recovering from my efforts today. I'll bring my own chair :wink: :lol:

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Post by Xaccers » 13 Oct 2012, 21:36

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:
CitroJim wrote:How's the pipe replacement going Xac?


Play called off due to bad weather :(


Tomorrow looks like it'll be a better day Xac :)

If you want a bit of company whilst doing the job, let me know. I'll just be recovering from my efforts today. I'll bring my own chair :wink: :lol:


Will have to see what time I get back from Luton in the afternoon :)

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Post by CitroJim » 13 Oct 2012, 21:45

OK, if you do want to lay spanners on Juliet after Luton, give me a bell :wink:

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Post by Xaccers » 21 Oct 2012, 19:29

Had a lovely weekend away in Leominster, Cassy behaved herself as always although she is now in need of a good wash as many country lanes/farm tracks were travelled while we were there :)
We went to the Time Machine Sci-Fi museum and took plenty of photos:
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Then we headed off to Hereford to its cathedral, and on the way back to the hotel we spotted this:
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Post by Xaccers » 23 Dec 2012, 17:18

Just ordered a new pair of tyres for Cassy and Juliet, earnt myself 988 clubcard points from Blackcircles with it (although I'd rather have had a discount)

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Post by Xaccers » 24 Jan 2013, 11:41

Well the new tyres did well in the snow and ice.
Had a bit of drama this morning with Cassy, got her started, put my foot on the throttle and there was a clunk as it flopped all the way down.
The metal blob on the end of the cable which sits in the plastic clip had come off.
I couldn't get the angle on the clip to extract it so had to snap it off, then pull out the broken cable before feeding in a spare cable.
Dashed inside to the DVD/BlueRay sheft next to my seat and frantically looked for the spare clip I had seen on there praying someone hadn't tidied up since I last saw it.
Success! I found it and headed back out to fit it to the end of then new cable.
I used the long LED torch Richard had got me from Costco to keep the pedal to the floor while I fitted the other end to the throttle arm of the pump and was on my way.

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Re: Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

Post by davetherave » 31 Jan 2013, 06:34

Nice quick repair, Sounds like you were well prepared though!

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Post by Xaccers » 31 Jan 2013, 09:52

The thinner gear cable makes for a lighter throttle pedal too :)

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Post by CitroJim » 31 Jan 2013, 13:10

Xac wrote:The thinner gear cable makes for a lighter throttle pedal too :)


I'm surprised you even notice Xac.. I thought your throttle pedal only had two positions - idling or flat to the floor :lol:

Still, I suppose the lighter it is the easier it is to bury it in the carpet :wink:

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Post by Xaccers » 31 Jan 2013, 15:31

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:The thinner gear cable makes for a lighter throttle pedal too :)


I'm surprised you even notice Xac.. I thought your throttle pedal only had two positions - idling or flat to the floor :lol:

Still, I suppose the lighter it is the easier it is to bury it in the carpet :wink:


Exactly, it's shaved at least .2 of a second off my pedal to the metal time :D