Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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Post by CitroJim » 07 May 2015, 10:39

addo wrote:Does it have a funky guitar soundtrack with wah-wah pedal? :shock:


:rofl2: No, but it has some nice tasty Yank cars in it... Plus a lovely error where a big old Yank Tank is being bump started and later it is shown to be an automatic...
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Post by addo » 07 May 2015, 14:57

You could do that on many two speed autos, though - they had twin fluid pressure pumps in the transmission, one was driven off the output shaft. It built up enough pressure at 20MPH to allow the gearbox to spin the motor over.

From memory it's in the early owner's handbooks for stuff like the '61 Falcon.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 May 2015, 15:04

Never knew that Adam :-D You learn something new every day... The car was being pushed quite fast...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 07 May 2015, 15:28

There are "other" ways to start an Auto without a battery you know

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 May 2015, 17:40

Fantastic!!!

Thanks for posting that up Sticky!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 07 May 2015, 17:55

CitroJim wrote:Fantastic!!!

Thanks for posting that up Sticky!!!



I do not think I could get down there with the C5 however :)....great trick however if your stater motor is knackered.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 07 May 2015, 18:01

Mind you, doing that on a V6 Xantia is likely to knacker the crank pulley!
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Post by Stickyfinger » 07 May 2015, 18:20

no matter, it will already be knackered mate :)

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by citronut » 07 May 2015, 20:42

CitroJim wrote:
I loved the bit where Mr. Myagi goes for flies with his chopsticks


and he let it go unharmed

CitroJim wrote:Debbie Does Dallas but without the nudity and shagging...


tell me abou t*i*t hun :shock: :oops: :-D :wink:

CitroJim wrote:shagging...


whats this some sort of deep pile carpet ????? :-D :wink:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 08 May 2015, 04:19

Malcolm, I'm sure you've seen Debbie Does Dallas :-D

In it's own way it is a classic film. Rubbish but classic all the same....
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Post by xantia_v6 » 08 May 2015, 08:35

addo wrote:You could do that on many two speed autos, though - they had twin fluid pressure pumps in the transmission, one was driven off the output shaft. It built up enough pressure at 20MPH to allow the gearbox to spin the motor over.

From memory it's in the early owner's handbooks for stuff like the '61 Falcon.
The Borg Warner "DG" 3 speed transmission fitted to Jaguars (and some Rovers) in the 50s and 60s had the second pump. We used it once to push start my mothers Jaguar using an International Harvester truck with a fence post tied to the bumper to prevent damage to the chrome! It does require some speed to get up enough pressure to lock the bands.

This transmission was also one of the first to have a lock-up torque converter. It also had a Heath Robinson inspired system to prevent the car creeping forwards if you took your foot off the brake at the lights: There was a pressure switch on the output of the rear pump and if there was no pressure (i.e. the vehicle was not moving), a non-return valve was activated in the hydraulic line to the rear brakes, holding them on until the accelerator was pressed.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 08 May 2015, 09:46

Stickyfinger wrote:There are "other" ways to start an Auto without a battery you know



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Post by CitroJim » 08 May 2015, 18:47

xantia_v6 wrote:We used it once to push start my mothers Jaguar using an International Harvester truck with a fence post tied to the bumper to prevent damage to the chrome!


Mike, that's a great story :-D Much enjoyed!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 May 2015, 18:49

Visited NVCF today with PavlosV6. We travelled there in his Pug 308CC Roland Garros with the roof down. Now that was an experience, even at motorway speeds not a breath or air or wind noise ruffles the peace and quiet of the cabin... It's just like being outside on a still, warm day. A lovely touch is the warm air that blows out of the top of the seat around your head...

It a bit stiff on the suspension against a Xantia but apart from that it performs beautifully. It's the 2.0 HDi and is remarkably gutsy. Well impressed.

In the NVCF car park we spotted this:

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A nice, tidy black HDi SX...

In other news, due to an ongoing busy life coupled with a very real need to carefully guard and protect my (still fragile) health, I have decided to postpone the Activa V6 Conversion until much later...

Also, my V6 donor is too good to die, being in overall really rather good nick and for sentimental reasons I just can't harden my heart enough to break it. The sentimental reasons are the it was my first V6 and the one I cut my 4HP20 teeth on... I love that car just too much to be the killer of it... It being a rare S1 V6 has also influenced my decision...

Soppy I know. So Instead it is going to have all it's problems resolved and made good again.

The V6 Activa project is by no means dead, just postponed until times are more appropriate to carry it out...

Bought a very nice Hacker Hunter at NVCF:

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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northern_Mike » 10 May 2015, 19:01

I'm pleased to hear you've binned off the conversion for now. I always thought your Activa was way too good to chop up Jim. Perhaps it's time for team WFA to get hold of a shoddy Activa and a shoddy V6 and make a very good V6 Activa out the pair. I believe there's a man near Swansea... etc.

Xantias are a strange thing. I'd like a good V6 one again now I actually don't need a car to use for work.

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