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Old 11-06-2005, 10:01   #1 (permalink)
Nige
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OK, i may have given in to temptation....

I'm giving consideration to a 101, will I be able to drive it reasonably comfortably as I'm 6' 3" & about
17 stone. I found the S3 very cramped but the 110 fine. How much would I realistically be paying for a
decent once? I don't want a show winner etc, but I don't want a shed! Not arsed about MPG etc as it's not
my main car. There aren't that many around in Bradford/Leeds, in fact I think I have only seen one!

I'll have a gander at the 101 site for general stuff, but I wondered about the practicalities for me
really.

Nige

PS: Don't tell the wife!!

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Range Rover LSE (Bob)
Possible 101!

'"gimme the f*ckin' money"


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Old 11-06-2005, 10:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: OK, i may have given in to temptation....

Nige wrote:
> I'm giving consideration to a 101, will I be able to drive it reasonably comfortably as I'm 6' 3" & about
> 17 stone. I found the S3 very cramped but the 110 fine. How much would I realistically be paying for a
> decent once? I don't want a show winner etc, but I don't want a shed! Not arsed about MPG etc as it's not
> my main car. There aren't that many around in Bradford/Leeds, in fact I think I have only seen one!


Our 101 club magazine editor, Roger Hill Cottingham is 6 foot plus, and
I think Graham G. is too. So you should fit. Want to take a gander at
mine close up ? Its at jn 19 on the M62.

Steve
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Old 11-06-2005, 11:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: OK, i may have given in to temptation....

On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 16:11:36 -0000, "Nige"
<nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

>I'm giving consideration to a 101, will I be able to drive it reasonably comfortably as I'm 6' 3" & about
>17 stone. I found the S3 very cramped but the 110 fine. How much would I realistically be paying for a
>decent once? I don't want a show winner etc, but I don't want a shed! Not arsed about MPG etc as it's not
>my main car. There aren't that many around in Bradford/Leeds, in fact I think I have only seen one!
>
>I'll have a gander at the 101 site for general stuff, but I wondered about the practicalities for me
>really.


I'm 6'3" ish and find it quite comfortable. Better than some cars! I'm
quite a bit lighter than you though.

You get loads of headroom in an ambi, but you may want to lengthen
your wiper arms as as standard they dont touch the top 3 inches of the
screen (where taller people look through!)

I hear that there are quite a few 'larger' 101 owners around who have
no trouble ;-p

Most people with 101's dont dwell on MPG. Just get ready to feed it a
lot of fuel!

Join the 101 yahoo group/list if you havent already. Plenty of usefull
stuff goes on there.
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Old 11-06-2005, 13:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: OK, i may have given in to temptation....

On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 16:11:36 -0000, "Nige"
<nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

>I'm giving consideration to a 101, will I be able to drive it reasonably comfortably as I'm 6' 3" & about
>17 stone. I found the S3 very cramped but the 110 fine. How much would I realistically be paying for a
>decent once? I don't want a show winner etc, but I don't want a shed! Not arsed about MPG etc as it's not
>my main car. There aren't that many around in Bradford/Leeds, in fact I think I have only seen one!
>
>I'll have a gander at the 101 site for general stuff, but I wondered about the practicalities for me
>really.
>
>Nige
>
>PS: Don't tell the wife!!
>
>--?
>Subaru WRX
>Range Rover LSE (Bob)
>Possible 101!
>
>'"gimme the f*ckin' money"
>


I'm 6' 1" and found it much more comfy than the Series 2. A bit more
tricky to get into, but pretty good once you are in.


--

Tim Hobbs

'58 Series 2 88" aka "Stig"
'03 Volvo V70
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Old 11-06-2005, 14:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: OK, i may have given in to temptation....

On Sun, 6 Nov 2005 16:11:36 -0000, "Nige"
<nigel.inceBUGGEROFF@btinternet.com> wrote:

>I'm giving consideration to a 101, will I be able to drive it reasonably comfortably as I'm 6' 3" & about
>17 stone. I found the S3 very cramped but the 110 fine. How much would I realistically be paying for a
>decent once? I don't want a show winner etc, but I don't want a shed! Not arsed about MPG etc as it's not
>my main car. There aren't that many around in Bradford/Leeds, in fact I think I have only seen one!
>
>I'll have a gander at the 101 site for general stuff, but I wondered about the practicalities for me
>really.
>
>Nige


I'm 6ft1 and over 20 stone, and i had no problems. If you have very
long legs you may find difficulty getting your knees under the
steering wheel without difficulty.

Oh, fit longer wiper blades tho...

Alex
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Old 11-06-2005, 15:01   #6 (permalink)
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On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 19:49:34 +0000, Alex <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk>
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>Oh, fit longer wiper blades tho...


I found that i had to actually lengthen the arms as even if you buy
longer wiper blades the extra length is at the bottom where its bugger
all use! (that how all the blades i could find were anyhow!)


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Old 11-06-2005, 16:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: OK, i may have given in to temptation....

Tom Woods wrote:
> On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 19:49:34 +0000, Alex <nospam.alex@cbmsys.co.uk>
> wrote:
>
>> Oh, fit longer wiper blades tho...

>
> I found that i had to actually lengthen the arms as even if you buy
> longer wiper blades the extra length is at the bottom where its bugger
> all use! (that how all the blades i could find were anyhow!)
>
>

What did you use ?
Steve
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Old 11-06-2005, 17:01   #8 (permalink)
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On Sun, 06 Nov 2005 21:45:02 +0000, Steve
<steve@thetaylorfamily.org.uk> wrote:

>>> Oh, fit longer wiper blades tho...

>>
>> I found that i had to actually lengthen the arms as even if you buy
>> longer wiper blades the extra length is at the bottom where its bugger
>> all use! (that how all the blades i could find were anyhow!)
>>

>What did you use ?


I ended up chopping a section out of an old wiper arm i had lying
about and welding it into the 101 arm. Covers the screen perfectly
now. It has a bigger blade on it too.

I can go meaure what size blade i have on and how long the arm ended
up later if you like?

Eventually i'll get round to taking it off and measuring it and maybe
buying a shiney new one of the same length.

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:01   #9 (permalink)
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"Tom Woods" <tomarse_@hotmail.com> wrote in message
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>>What did you use ?

>
> I ended up chopping a section out of an old wiper arm i had lying
> about and welding it into the 101 arm. Covers the screen perfectly
> now. It has a bigger blade on it too.
>
> I can go meaure what size blade i have on and how long the arm ended
> up later if you like?
>
> Eventually i'll get round to taking it off and measuring it and maybe
> buying a shiney new one of the same length.


When I got him Morph had one 90 one fitted and one which I had assumed was
standard 101.

The one I had assumed as standard 101 had equal numbers of cammo paint on
it. I pulled the 90 one off because it was too short and refitted the other
101 matching arm with a new wiper blade (previous keeper robbed 90 arm off a
scrap 90, couldn't be faffed with getting a new blade).

Long and short of it is that I had to carefully adjust the new blades to
stop them fouling on the top of the windscreen. The new blades were Series
III items I think, got them at the Local landy place anyhow. Don't know if
that helps or muddies the water any.

http://www.lrproject.com/morphpainte...s/image14.html

This picture actually shows I have yet to remove the cammo from the
passenger side one (on the right as you view the piccy).

They seem to be the same ones fitted from when he was a baby...

http://www.lrproject.com/morph/morph...L%2051.jpgOnly word of warning I'd offer is to be careful what you are trying to weld.I tried plastic coating a pair or wiper arms at School and watched them meltinto a pool of alloy, fortuantely those weren't rare items.Lee D

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Old 11-07-2005, 07:01   #10 (permalink)
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Re: OK, i may have given in to temptation....

"Lee_D" <newsgroupNOSPAM@NOSPAMlrproject.com> wrote in message
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> They seem to be the same ones fitted from when he was a baby...
>

Whoops!

<http://www.lrproject.com/morph/morphasababy/images/Ambulance%2064%20FL%2051.jpg>

"Only" got in the way of the last link...

Lee D


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