citronut wrote: NewcastleFalcon wrote:
Little poser for you, which bearing in mind your recent travels, and your admissions of geek-ery, should be quite easy.
What is the link between this bit of Welsh poetry:-
"Pedwar llew tew
Heb ddim blew
Dau 'ochr yma
A dau 'ochr drew"
and this from page 7 of the I-Spy Citroen H Vans thread
I can only offer a measly one mark, but 5 if you supply an appropriate picture
me not know the answer but here is a translation of the Welsh through gooooogly translate
"Four plump lion
With no hair
Two 'side here
A two 'sides drew"
what ever that means
I do. You're asking that of a bridge geek
The poem refers to the four lions rampant guarding the portals of the Britannia Bridge across the Menai Strait which leads on to the home of a famous Citroen specialist
The same is the the lions are hard to see nowadays as the A55 road deck is above them. Not sure how visible they are from the train but you can get close to themh on foot as the above mentioned Citroen specialist has and has posed pictures on FarceBook to prove it...
Thanks Neil, I enjoyed that
On to 2.5 XM clutch work...
It is is done... Easy-peasy. Don't know what all the fuss is about
Definitely best to lift the engine... It then just becomes a Xantia Matrix job. Not difficult, just long-winded and tedious.
The old clutch was literally down to the rivets
Just boxing up a batch of XM strut tops to send to KingAS for him to work some magic. My V6 ones were not too bad and might have lived on a bit but decided to have them done anyway.. KingAS is currently charging 75 Euro plus the inevitable for each one.
2.5 engine mounts are bizarre. Citroen designers must have had a particularly good liquid lunch that Friday
Two of Chris's, the torque reaction diamonds, are quite worn. KingAS will rebuild them for 75 Euros a pop...
Finally, in a remarkable and rare bout of common sense, we find 2.5 and ES9 V6 strut tops are identical...
And I now really love the 2.5 XM almost as much as the V6...