Citrojim's Skoda, Saxo, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by Northerner » 18 Jun 2015, 07:54

73s ??
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Jun 2015, 07:56

better than 70 No.2's
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 18 Jun 2015, 08:35

Northerner wrote:73s ??


It's a telegraphic abbreviation from the days of morse code and telex. It is still very much used in amateur radio to express good wishes...

There are also 88s. That means love and kisses...

There is a whole plethora of abbreviations and codes used when working a morse link... It amuses me that youngster think they invented it with their 'txt spk' on mobile phones...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Jun 2015, 08:50

Jim, the kids think they invented computers and gaming.....LOL,
Tell them about paper input cards and sitting in the pub playing Defender on the table whilst keeping the Fags and Crisps off the screen so you can see the game just draws blank looks :)

Just remember they (mostly) have NO CLUE about anything in the past because they see little value in "old stuff" or the influence it has had.we are the lucky generation.
Give it 10-20 years and imagine what Old Folks homes will be like....WiFi wired to the hilt and Led Zeppelin and Bob Marley coming from the windows :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Northerner » 18 Jun 2015, 10:02

CitroJim wrote:
Northerner wrote:73s ??


It's a telegraphic abbreviation from the days of morse code and telex. It is still very much used in amateur radio to express good wishes...

There are also 88s. That means love and kisses...

There is a whole plethora of abbreviations and codes used when working a morse link... It amuses me that youngster think they invented it with their 'txt spk' on mobile phones...

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

Post by david neel » 20 Jun 2015, 21:10

CitroJim wrote: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...


Hi Jim, I do realise you were the owner. I went to Wetherby four years ago and chatted to you about my search for a good V6 Xantia, but you weren't interested in selling then. Anyway, I'm going to SORN the C6 at the end of the month and start driving the Xantia. Still haven't seen it (been a bit busy) but it sailed through an MOT and I've got a quote from Mr A's best paint man for sorting the doors and tailgate - to be done before the winter sets in. Only expense so far is a replacement fan regulator (?) and the MOT. I'll report back when I've driven it for a while...

It'll be quite like old times having a Mauritius Blue Xantia. My earlier one was a late S1 Activa, bought new, chipped, and run for about 150,000 miles before it needed either disposal or major expense.

All the best for the V6 project....
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jun 2015, 05:51

Hi David,

Good to hear :-D All the best with the V6.

The Activa V6 conversion is progressing, albeit slowly, on account of lack of time but progress never the less :-D

Latest news here: http://www.activav6.co.uk
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Stickyfinger » 21 Jun 2015, 07:45

WorkShop is looking good Jim, neat and clean, just right for V6 Operations :)............still think a Pop-Up gazebo would help on those wet days :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Jun 2015, 11:42

I've often thought of a cantilever car port Sticky, even to discussing and getting neighbourly approval and at my gaff you know how critical that is. We have even discussed a twin one...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 06 Jul 2015, 12:49

Nothing much to report on the car front. I've been very busy recently with non-Citroen stuff and that has conspired to keep me well away from then sadly, apart from some very enjoyable drives of the Activa..

I've got to a point now where I'm doing more miles on my bike than in the C1 or Activa...

I recently passed my Karate green belt grading and now looking hard at the purple belt syllabus. It's getting tough now.

Little progress has been made on the V6 conversion work but yesterday I was hoping to do a bit until a Pug 407 needing a new wishbone spoilt the plan.

We thought it would be easy but gosh, what a swine of a job that is :evil: First time I've known it necessary to remove a driveshaft before a wishbone can be swapped.

I'm hoping next weekend will remain clear enough to crack on with stripping the V6 donor... Some hope I expect :twisted: We'll see...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Citroenmad » 09 Jul 2015, 15:06

Glad to hear all is going well with you Jim!

Will I see you at the National? I'll be there for the Sunday :)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 09 Jul 2015, 22:05

Would offer to come lend a hand but sadly this coming week we have guests all week so will be tied up with that...week after though give me a shout if you want me to pop over for a couple of hours in the week sometime on an afternoon.

Dog is at least at the stage now I can leave him to entertain himself for a couple of hours if needed without him going crazy or destroying the house.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 10 Jul 2015, 08:45

Citroenmad wrote:Will I see you at the National? I'll be there for the Sunday :)


Sadly not Chris :cry: I'm under strict orders to seriously rest for significant period following yet another crash this week.

Been pushing things just a little too hard recently and the price is being paid.

Zel, thanks :-D That is very much appreciated.. For the reason above it'll be a while but as soon as I do I'll be in touch.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Jul 2015, 07:59

I hate driving! I've been feeling that way for some time but yesterday's trip to Malcolm's funeral in Hastings just about finalised it. The M1, M25, Dartford Crossing and especially the A21 were all awful :( Poor Activa coped well despite her fans running for so much of the journey... Getting stuck behind two huge Ainscough mobile cranes on the A21 didn't help. I belt Malcolm was laughing his socks off from his cloud knowing how much I hate the A21!!!

Malcolm's funeral was moving, emotional and fantastic. A cracking service and a most brilliant eulogy :) I don't know quite how to say this without sounding wrong but, despite the awful drive there and back I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sounds wrong but I hope you all understand what I'm trying to say...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DickieG » 23 Jul 2015, 16:37

CitroJim wrote:Malcolm's funeral was moving, emotional and fantastic. A cracking service and a most brilliant eulogy :) I don't know quite how to say this without sounding wrong but, despite the awful drive there and back I thoroughly enjoyed it. Sounds wrong but I hope you all understand what I'm trying to say...

Nothing wrong with what you've said and I fully understand what you mean Jim, I've been to a number of funerals over the past few years and thankfully there's been a shift from them being morbid upsetting occasions to more of a celebration of the deceased's life leaving me feeling uplifted if that makes sense, I'm disappointed that I couldn't get the day off work to be there.
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