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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    I'd suggest the steering twitchiness might actually have been the car taking a while to train the driver.... You'd know the CX takes a bit of getting used to until you are trained and gradually realise that all the other cars are wrong.


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    Thanks for the comments John, I definitely think that it was air in the system and not a lack of acquaintance with the mannerisms of the mechanism. I had done a number of short trips of 10 - 15 km whilst sorting the car but it was not until the car was asked to perform at a constant 95KPH that the twitchiness became apparent. I believe that air may have still have been trapped in the centrifugal governor which of course regulates the pressure on the control unit slide valve that was responsible for fluctuations of pressure and hence the twitchy behaviour. I certainly was not making the mistake of choking the steering wheel or of releasing the wheel to self centre as is common to most first time CX drivers. Once the air cleared through the system the steering became magnificent.

    Now I am waiting for another burst of fine weather to take a few quality photos to round out the resto thread!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Now I am waiting for another burst of fine weather to take a few quality photos to round out the resto thread!
    Look forward to seeing the photos Gerry, good to see the car is out and about, I bet you're smiling from ear to ear

    Enjoy you've certainly earned it.

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    Gerry has done an incredible job. I've never seen stainless steel shine like it does on his CX either. All of the stainless trim reflects like chrome, but doesn't look like chrome. I can't imagine buffing all those fragile stainless parts, but he managed it

    Gerry is right, I have always thought the C-matic was as waste of time .... and have been known to throw them away and fit manual gearboxes. After all, there not a proper manual, yet not a slugomatic either ....

    Now as a hobby car they make way more sense than a manual or full slugomatic. There truly weird like a Citroen should be I have a straight rust free C-matic in storage here that I intend to tidy up someday. I grabbed it about a decade ago when no-one wanted them, and they weren't rusty. Maybe I should send it down to Gerry to start on next

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Thanks for the comments John, I definitely think that it was air in the system and not a lack of acquaintance with the mannerisms of the mechanism. I had done a number of short trips of 10 - 15 km whilst sorting the car but it was not until the car was asked to perform at a constant 95KPH that the twitchiness became apparent. I believe that air may have still have been trapped in the centrifugal governor which of course regulates the pressure on the control unit slide valve that was responsible for fluctuations of pressure and hence the twitchy behaviour. I certainly was not making the mistake of choking the steering wheel or of releasing the wheel to self centre as is common to most first time CX drivers. Once the air cleared through the system the steering became magnificent.

    Now I am waiting for another burst of fine weather to take a few quality photos to round out the resto thread!
    Twas a joke. Although with a non-CX person it does take a while to adjust....

    Great to see the car is going.
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    Yes I can accept that as a joke!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    Yes I can accept that as a joke!
    Thought it would be OK - not too explicitly worded thought, I do concede! I remember first coming to grips with my CX and her gradual progress in teaching me to drive the right way. They are quite remarkable cars.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    They are quite remarkable cars.
    You are not wrong there!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Here are a few Pics of the car at Port Fairy!
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    Cheers Gerry

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    That's lovely Gerry. Just lovely. Thanks for posting.

    Can you recall where you got the rubbing strips - I presume they are glued on?

    Ours has a very frustrating intermittent LHM leak, not small, but hopefully we'll find it this week. Otherwise going well.
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    The rubbing strips are the original ones John. However I did search for quite a while for some spare inserts and some spare plastic ends. They were then carefully cut and matched to go with the original strips and assembled to make up for the shrinkage that had occurred. If you look closely it is possible to find the joins. The strips were then mounted on 3M double sided trim tape! This also served to secure the plastic end pieces!
    Cheers Gerry

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    Very nice Gerry. Thanks for the information.

    Regards
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