Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2015, 17:30

That's good to know Alasdair... I'm at the NEC Classic Car Show on Sunday with Team WFA so will be taking an interest in the insurers there.. With Flux at the moment but want to see how the others compare before speaking to them again this year...

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

Post by Chris570 » 13 Nov 2015, 17:49

It might be worth staying flux considering your heart transplant next year....

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

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2015, 18:00

Chris570 wrote:It might be worth staying flux considering your heart transplant next year....

Good thinking Chris...

No harm in getting a few quotes as a potential barter tool though...

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

Post by KP » 13 Nov 2015, 18:07

Try Lancaster as well maybe Jim. I got a VW breadvan wth them fully comp for £100 :D

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

Post by CitroJim » 13 Nov 2015, 18:09

Thanks Will :D On the list ;)

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

Post by CitroJim » 15 Nov 2015, 05:58

Purple belt now achieved :-D

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With that now done (although training now starts for my 4th Kyu grading in March) I can now concentrate a bit on my Activa V6 project...

Speaking of which, I took the Activa out for a long run last evening to attend a wedding reception. The drive, although dark and wet, was sublime...

I love that car :-D

Off to the NEC Classic Car Show today. Looking forward to that...

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

Post by CitroJim » 15 Nov 2015, 17:58

Great day at the NEC Classic Car Show today wit Team WFA..

Got a few good tools including a little torque wrench for my bike... One that covers sod all to about 20 Nm and is essential for any work on a carbon fibre bike...

Over-tighten something and you can easily split the frame...

Last evening I took the Activa out for a long run to a family wedding reception. The night was cold and wet but the drive was sublime and has given me added impetus to get really stuck into the V6 conversion now...

I really do love my Activa :-D

Hopefully, a really busy time is now more or less over and I can concentrate a little on the V6 project... The only thing that will be taking equal billing is training for my next karate belt.. they are getting exponentially harder from now on...

Finally, I love (decaff) coffee and this particular coffee machine really appealed 8-)

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

Post by bxzx16v » 15 Nov 2015, 21:20

Sounds like a good day at the NEC Jim .

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Nov 2015, 11:19

It was Mark :D

The Activa insurance is now renewed for another year with Adrian Flux... I've stayed with them on the advice of one who knows who reports they are very happy to insure a converted V6 Activa... Not all companies are in his experience...

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Nov 2015, 16:18

Just ordered a decent industrial fan heater to keep me warm in my workshop over the winter whist I work on the V6 project...

The little domestic one I've used in the past just doesn't cut the mustard...

Must now finish doing the mains feed into the workshop properly so that the heater can run without melting my temporary supply arrangement... That temporary arrangement has been temporary now for far too long...

Trouble is, I have to have all power off to the premises and than means bringing down the forum servers for the time it takes to make the connection to my dis-board... Got to be done though...

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

Post by Mandrake » 16 Nov 2015, 17:09

I love it, I can see the banner notification now - "Forum down for planned garage maintenance works" :rofl2:

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

Post by CitroJim » 16 Nov 2015, 17:40

Mandrake wrote:I love it, I can see the banner notification now - "Forum down for planned garage maintenance works" :rofl2:
:rofl2: Thanks Simon, perfect wording for the notice... :-D

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

Post by CitroJim » 17 Nov 2015, 19:13

Fantastic service from CPC Farnell :D My new workshop heater arrived today!!! It was only ordered yesterday...

Just standard free delivery too... Can't beat that.

The heater seems to be good...

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

Post by myglaren » 17 Nov 2015, 20:18

Same here with an angle grinder (not from Farnell though).
Ordered Sunday night, free delivery today!

My daughter borrowed one from someone she works with for me to cut some angle iron protruding from a bedroom alcove.
Her boyfriend ruined mine a few years back.
All the ones I have used have a button to press before you can switch it on. I pressed the little button and it flew to bits - was the lock for removing the cutting disks. :oops:
Beyond repair and a replacement button was £26 from Germany :(
A new grinder for the guy wasn't much more - couldn't send the buggered one back to him
So now I have a nearly new (only used once before) grinder that is only mildly disabled and far better than my old one.

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

Post by CitroJim » 17 Nov 2015, 20:32

Oh dear Steve, but an easy mistake to make though... Has it completely ruined the angle grinder or is it still usable bar not being able to lock it to swap discs over?