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Post by pug_owner2002 » 10 Apr 2011, 21:48

CitroJim wrote:
At the end of this month the Activa needs new tax and I'm surprised not to have received the reminder yet.


My car tax is due to expire at the end of the month too, and I've not yet received a reminder either. :?
I'm sure it'll be here soon.
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Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2011, 17:02

pug_owner2002 wrote:My car tax is due to expire at the end of the month too, and I've not yet received a reminder either. :?
I'm sure it'll be here soon.


It arrived on the 14th. the deed is now done.. The DVLA are now £215 richer :twisted: :twisted:

It's been a vey busy and enjoyable day today. It started with a visit from a pal with a Nissan Pulsar with seized bolts in his brake calipers. A LOT of heat and a reverse-flute socket soon sorted that.

I then checked New V6 over for her MOT and found one tyre a bit marginal. I had a new pair in stock and had them fitted by the place at the end of the road. The came back with the right pressures in them. there's a first!!!

The afternoon turned into a mini-meet with Paul (CitroenXM) and fiancée, DickieG and Xac in attendance...

This was the scene outside my house:

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(My neighbours were out :lol: )
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Post by Xaccers » 16 Apr 2011, 17:36

It was great to see Paul and Richard again and meet Sarah.
Cassy does look good with the alloys on, but there's a slight vibration around 70mph with the old tyres on the front which may be down to them having about 2mm of tread left, so they'll be renewed next month.
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Post by Deanxm » 16 Apr 2011, 18:22

The afternoon turned into a mini-meet with Paul (CitroenXM) and fiancée, DickieG and Xac in attendance...


Good thing you were on top of the punctuation there Jim, could of had folk talking :lol:
Looks like it was a good day, nice weather too 8-)

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Post by Citroenmad » 16 Apr 2011, 18:30

That is quite a turn out you had Jim :lol:

No room for 'Old V6' in the picture?
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Post by red_dwarfers » 16 Apr 2011, 18:57

Deanxm wrote:
Good thing you were on top of the punctuation there Jim, could of had folk talking :lol:


No doubt its built into the forum word filtering like Citroen :wink:

*Waves back* I expect the neighbours are getting used to these mini meets now!
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Post by CitroJim » 16 Apr 2011, 19:07

Citroenmad wrote:No room for 'Old V6' in the picture?


Sadly it spent the entire time sandwiched between two Vauxhall Corsas where New V6 normally resides...

Besides, the close was full :lol: :lol:

Luckily Kev, I have absolutely fantastic neighbours who are benevolently tolerant such activities... I thank my lucky stars they are...

They have me at the top of the close and down the bottom is a biker and Mini enthusiast... last week he broke a mini on his driveway and one of his bikes is seriously noisy...

The other day one of my neighbours was complaining about him. To me of all people :lol:

Our road in general is a haven of automotive enthusiasm, as it should be, being just a swallow's flight away from the Aston Martin works. Just up the road from me is an immaculate RS500 and just a bit further on a pristine Model T... One of our number actually owns an Aston...
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Post by DickieG » 17 Apr 2011, 09:09

CitroJim wrote:Just up the road from me is an immaculate RS500 and just a bit further on a pristine Model T... One of our number actually owns an Aston...

Yesterday I spotted (and heard) a Cobra replica burbling past the end of your road Jim, a red one with white stripes.

Yes a good day and natter was had, I arrived a little later than planned as Dawn wanted dropping off in Milton Keynes to do some shopping with Danielle and a friend however they had been out the previous evening on Dawns hen night so they were still suffering, much like the O/S/R door of my estate after the friend puked down it :vomit1:
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Post by CitroJim » 17 Apr 2011, 17:51

DickieG wrote:Yesterday I spotted (and heard) a Cobra replica burbling past the end of your road Jim, a red one with white stripes.


Ahh! So that's waht it is then! I've heard it may times but never been able to get a sighting of it :roll:

I trust dawn is recovered. I guess the bit of retail therapy helped :lol:


Been to the CCC east Midlands Group meet in Stamford today as reported elseware...

Delighted to get this shot of my Activa... Taken on my phone!!!

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I'm the world's most useless photographer but I'm rather pleased with that one...
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Post by citroenxm » 17 Apr 2011, 17:58

These phones have damm good cameras on them jim... All my v6 project photos are taken with my phone.... Thats a nice shot there.....

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Post by Citroening » 17 Apr 2011, 18:18

...have a couple more Jim:
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Post by CitroJim » 17 Apr 2011, 18:30

Hey, they're good Franklin...

Thanks :D :D :D :D
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Post by Citroening » 17 Apr 2011, 18:57

No probs Jim - your Activa was looking smart! 8-)
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Post by CitroJim » 22 Apr 2011, 10:19

Pleased to report New V6 passed her MOT with flying colours yesterday...

She's back in storage now and Old V6 has resumed the role of daily runabout although she's soon due her MOT...

Off to help break a Nissan Pulsar in a while, specifically helping lift the engine out... Should be fun as it's a transverse 4WD set-up.

Some time this weekend I'll be running down to Somerset - in the Activa... Following all the work she's now such a pleasure to drive...
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Post by Citroenmad » 22 Apr 2011, 11:25

Your Activa is looking stunning in those pictures Jim, such a nice car 8-)
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