Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by bxzx16v » 15 Jun 2015, 18:12

It's good to hear everything is tickety boo Jim.

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

Post by DHallworth » 15 Jun 2015, 19:16

If you're now ready to start the Activa work, Jim, missing the D Rally seems a very worth cause!

Looking forward to watching this progress :D

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2015, 09:30

DHallworth wrote:Looking forward to watching this progress :D


Thanks David :-D Little bit of progress last evening in between essential gardening, essential vintage wireless repairs and turning a gorgeous glut of strawberries into jam!

Full details in the blog: http://www.activav6.co.uk/
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Trainman » 16 Jun 2015, 09:36

Jim,

Good to see you're moving on and things are progressing with the V6 conversion. Talking of the V6 David and I bumped into the new owner of your old V6 at Ripon. I know the chap quite well, (a fellow C6er) so it's gone o a good home.........
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2015, 09:40

Hi Steve, that's good news :-D I take it he's happy with it? I've not heard but then as It was sold on my behalf he may not even realise I was once its owner...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Trainman » 16 Jun 2015, 09:43

He does now Jim, he was given chapter and verse..... and I believe he will be over the moon, he hadn't seen it when we spoke....... but was really looking forward to getting it from Mr A
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 16 Jun 2015, 11:30

Jim ... LOTS of info and pics on that V6 conversion please even if the most basic steps. I've got a silex grey V6 and Activa on the drive wondering whether to hold or fold. Who knows ... I could be inspired if it turns out well [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES] Would need my Dante red activa out of the way first ... but like your workshop tidy up, the prep us the worst part!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 16 Jun 2015, 12:04

No worries Mike :-D I will be certainly adding as much info as possible and by the end I really hope it'll be a full guide to the job...

You have the ideal donors there and it'll be a lovely project. The one thing you need to get is a V6 gearbox... Luckily the same vendor I bought mine from has another. He got mine to me in less than 24 hours...

Then get a manual clutch and flywheel and off you go... Those are best got from a specialist Pug 406V6 breaker. There's one in Chesterfield whose name now escapes me except the old boy who runs it is known as Ade..

You're right about the prep being the worst part :twisted: I'm so relieved that phase is now over. I'll be even happier when the remains of the donor is gone too...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 16 Jun 2015, 12:50

Thanks ... worth thinking about but bear in mind that i have absolutely no experience beyond the most basic of tasks so any write-up will be the driver. Looking forward to your progress.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 16 Jun 2015, 22:12

CitroJim wrote:I'll be even happier when the remains of the donor is gone too...


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

Post by CitroJim » 17 Jun 2015, 14:12

PavlosV6 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:I'll be even happier when the remains of the donor is gone too...


:cry:


I agree. Point is the car being here is a heart-tug between restoring it or using it as a V6 Activa donor. Once it's gone the decision is made.

Look at it like this. The car had a fantastic life, was brought back from the edge once and then thrived again for a good few years. Soon it'll be living on in a V6 Activa...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 17 Jun 2015, 15:17

Murderer [SMILING FACE WITH OPEN MOUTH AND SMILING EYES]
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DickieG » 17 Jun 2015, 15:48

CitroJim wrote:Look at it like this. The car had a fantastic life, was brought back from the edge once and then thrived again for a good few years.

Are you talking about a car or a very much loved pet about to be euthanised? :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 17 Jun 2015, 15:50

Jim, One Activa v6 manual is worth (morally) more than a V6 and a 2ltr Activa added together.....shoot it, strip the bu44er and scrap it ass. 1+1x [act.v6] =4-1=3x fun profit.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by PavlosV6 » 17 Jun 2015, 20:50

CitroJim wrote:
I agree. Point is the car being here is a heart-tug between restoring it or using it as a V6 Activa donor. Once it's gone the decision is made.

Look at it like this. The car had a fantastic life, was brought back from the edge once and then thrived again for a good few years. Soon it'll be living on in a V6 Activa...


Absolutely :!:

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