Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by DickieG » 22 Sep 2014, 22:00

It's quite strange in that fish and chips is a very simple meal ingredients and prep wise yet it can vary so much in quality. My mate who has a few chippys in NZ says it's all down the how often the oil is changed.
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Post by Northern_Mike » 22 Sep 2014, 22:18

DickieG wrote:It's quite strange in that fish and chips is a very simple meal ingredients and prep wise yet it can vary so much in quality. My mate who has a few chippys in NZ says it's all down the how often the oil is changed.


This could be very true. Adriana cooks empanadas (not often, sadly) - like small pasties, but deep fried and the shell is made of maize flour, milk and water. Very nice, but she insists on using fresh oil every time otherwise they "don't taste right".
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Post by daviemck2006 » 23 Sep 2014, 00:44

DickieG wrote:It's quite strange in that fish and chips is a very simple meal ingredients and prep wise yet it can vary so much in quality. My mate who has a few chippys in NZ says it's all down the how often the oil is changed.

I would think also due to the quality of the oil. I knew a chippy who used 4 fryers, one for chips only, one for fish, one for meats etc and one for everything else. It was the best chippy for miles until he retired and a new owner burnt it out. It's now rebuilt but is a Chinese takeaway.
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Post by addo » 23 Sep 2014, 09:43

Absolutely agree. The oils that tend to be used are the "toughest" or most durable, not those which add niceness to the food.
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Post by KP » 23 Sep 2014, 10:43

A lot of chippies are now using the solid oil blocks that solidify at anything below about 20'c :(

Not good for the BioD guys but then I know a few who make it work in chp setups much to their advantage :)
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Post by KP » 23 Sep 2014, 10:53

Jim, those plugs would be perfect for Mr Walsh :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Sep 2014, 13:36

KP wrote:A lot of chippies are now using the solid oil blocks that solidify at anything below about 20'c :(

Not good for the BioD guys but then I know a few who make it work in chp setups much to their advantage :)


Not good for people either if they're made of hydrogenated fats... If they solidify at that sort of temperature there's a good chance they are...

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Post by Trainman » 24 Sep 2014, 01:26

KP wrote:Jim, those plugs would be perfect for Mr Walsh :)

What plugs :?:
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Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2014, 04:32

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KP wrote:Jim, those plugs would be perfect for Mr Walsh :)

What plugs :?:


Ear plugs?

I think Will's referring to the 'wrong' plugs I have in my V6. Will may well think they'd be ideal for your gas-sniffers :wink:
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Post by KP » 24 Sep 2014, 07:18

That's the ones Jim :)

They should be ideal for either of Steves as colder plugs are best for lpg :)

I think when I had my coupe I went three grades cooler but then it did run big boost for a short period before I went to a more sedate boost approach :D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 24 Sep 2014, 20:26

It was the Team WFA works outing today. We went to London on the train and visited the London Transport Museum in Covent Garden.

It traces London Public Transport right from horse-drawn buses and sedan chairs right up to the present day with everything in between. The museum is absolutely and utterly excellent and worth every penny of the £15 years' membership you buy to visit :-D

It's a real must-see. It is an example of how a museum should be.

We then had some absolutely excellent fish 'n' chips is a Covent Garden chippie called Rock, Sole and Plaice. Delicious :-D

We then had a look round the Science Museum and after the LT Museum it was not nearly so good although the big engines, the space section and the history of computing is good.

I can't help thing the Science Museum has lost its way a bit but in its defence, there is a lot of refurbishment and change going on...

All in all one very excellent day out indeed :-D
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 07:32

Had an excellent run down to Somerset to see Dad yesterday. On the way back I called in to see an old friend in Frome.

I went there in the V6 and it ran gorgeously. The bvack box has had it and the hole in in is gradually getting bigger. I need to source a new back box and I'm contemplating having a stainless one made.

I have two brand-new mid-sections but no back boxes in stock at the mo...

On the journey down I went the normal fast route via the A34 and A303. On the way back I came the alternative route via the A361 through Devizes, Swindon and the A420.

It's about 30 miles shorter, almost as fast, scenic, interesting and fun, unlike the A34/A303 which is just a long boring tedious dual carriageway...

I think I'll be using the Frome route as my first choice from now on...

Later today, after Karate, I'll be looking at the foglight problem on my Activa and doing a last MOT check before it goes in for a real one on Wednesday...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by CitroJim » 28 Sep 2014, 08:21

I've won the lottery!!!!!!







£25....


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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by bxzx16v » 28 Sep 2014, 08:53

Result on the win Jim, a few noughts on the end would have been nice. The stainless backbox will look good.

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia, C1 and XM Tales

Post by citronut » 28 Sep 2014, 09:02

CitroJim wrote:I've won the lottery!!!!!!







£25....


:mrgreen:


so all FCF members are getting cream cakes on Sir Jim :eye: :dom: :wiggle: :yikes: :-D :lol: :rofl2: :rofl2: :wink:
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