Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 13 Nov 2013, 11:20

CitroJim wrote:It was such a lovely afternoon I got a bit of tidying up done in the garden...


so you've pruned the sub frames, planted some new spheres whoooops i mean bulbs and pulled some of them there weedy exhaust boxs out :-D :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 13 Nov 2013, 11:21

Northern_Mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Walk?


210 miles is a little far, even for me. Were it summer and I had just had my head drilled, I'd take a few days and cycle it. Done that before.


cant you show a bit of leg and thumb a lift Mike :wink:
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current ride a BX 1.7 TZD estate
1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 13 Nov 2013, 11:50

citronut wrote:
cant you show a bit of leg and thumb a lift Mike :wink:


They're a bit hairy this week and I've ran out of razors.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2013, 13:45

All joking aside Mike, after all the work I've done on a cross trainer recently I reckon I could do a fair few miles on a bike now...

You know Malcolm, I'm having a lot of trouble making the subframe grow. It's been there years now and not grown a bit... Things grow up around it though...

I've killed all the exhausts...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 13 Nov 2013, 18:07

CitroJim wrote: It's been there years now and not grown a bit...


naa they dont grown they creak :rofl2: :roll: :wink:
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1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2013, 06:03

Hey Malcolm, I have a lovely crop of D, I and G manuals in the conservatory :wink: they're ready for harvest and have your name all over them...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 14 Nov 2013, 09:23

:rofl2: :rofl2: 8-) :wink:
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1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 14 Nov 2013, 16:41

So you have some DIG manuals then Jim? That should come in helpful as you become more green fingered!(non-lhm type of course!)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2013, 18:21

All I can grow is strawberries and spuds Will, everything else, apart from weeds, refuse to grow for me...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 14 Nov 2013, 18:34

CitroJim wrote:All I can grow is strawberries and spuds Will, everything else, apart from weeds, refuse to grow for me...


Grow weed then.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 14 Nov 2013, 18:34

Northern_Mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote:All I can grow is strawberries and spuds Will, everything else, apart from weeds, refuse to grow for me...


Grow weed then.


Sorry, missed the fact you'd put an "s" on there.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 14 Nov 2013, 18:53

^^ :rofl2:

Tried it once, didn't do anything for me...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 15 Nov 2013, 06:03

Had a different car in last evening - a Honda S2000. Very desirable and a car I could love a lot..

It belongs to a work colleague who camps down here during the week and returns home a long way away at weekends. It had a graunching a the back due to worn disc pads and there was no way it was going home without being done.

Owner procured a set of cheap pads for a tenner and we set to work. The caliper and piston were well seized on the bad side and getting the piston to retract was a real struggle. Much WFA profanity eventually got it moving but we'd have never done it without the use of a pukka caliper wind-back tool and a beaker bar on the end of it! I thank my lucky starts that a visitor a few weeks ago left a wind-back tool here - it truly saved the day :-D

The other side was a doodle in comparison and we could almost have wound the piston back by hand!

We went for a spin in it afterwards. It's one cool car with a 9,000 rpm redline :shock: :twisted: :P 8-)

A good test for me. I was up late and working. Ended up going top bed at 10:30 but was still up at 04:00 this morning and quite perky :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by KP » 15 Nov 2013, 08:53

Good work Jim. Those backwards revving engines are lovely, not much torque but plenty of pickup once the cam kicks in :)

Don't push your bedtime too much Jim as it could leave you totally shattered in a few days, baby steps remember :)

Hope your work colleague has a good tent as it must be pretty chilly outside these days ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 15 Nov 2013, 10:33

CitroJim wrote:Had a different car in last evening - a Honda S2000. Very desirable and a car I could love a lot..


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current ride a BX 1.7 TZD estate
1986 MK1 BX 1.9na D Auto(in Mothman Andy's stable )
layed up roppy 1.9TD XANT estate, now gone to meet her maker
purple and lilac metalic 2CV(VIOLET)registered to her in doors
1972 DS special been layed up aprox 31 years