Citrojim's Activa, 207 and Bike Tales

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

Post by CitroJim » 18 Mar 2016, 14:45

daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:The old stuff is good


Ditto cars [emoji4]


Ditto a lot of things Davie!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Xantianut » 21 Mar 2016, 02:39

Ay up!

Definitely leaning against an open door,with me! I remember when actresses wore clothes and had talent........
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Mar 2016, 14:13

I have a 4HP20 gearbox from a Pug 407 2.0 HDi sitting in my workshop now for what I hope will be a light overhaul and nothing more than an interior clean, a filter change and a general health check... I will report on progress with this little job in the coming days..

In other news, I've just finally connected my workshop to its proper permanent mains supply after the major workshop refurbish and rewire back in the summer. All this time, about 9 months, the workshop has been running on a temporary feed awaiting an opportune time to completely power down the house to make the required connection to the house distribution board... That opportune time occurred yesterday! It was made a bit more complex because my house distribution board is an old-style Wylex one with rewirable fuses. Had it been a modern one I could have done the job without needing to power everything down...

Once the 4HP20 is done I'm expecting Davie's Activa to be with me for it's clutch job...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 21 Mar 2016, 14:40

Express delivery of new clutch expected today Jim. Today is running out!!!!!!
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Mar 2016, 15:17

daviemck2006 wrote:Express delivery of new clutch expected today Jim. Today is running out!!!!!!


We still have a few hours Davie ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Mar 2016, 15:46

Davie, I'll be home from Wednesday right through to Monday so any time after tomorrow for delivery will be great. Tomorrow will not be perfect due to work commitments...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 21 Mar 2016, 16:48

It should work in then. I've just swapped the wheels so you don't get wolfraced lol. Found another two problems, not for now but before September. Jacking point front drivers side needs welding, along with the rear end of the sill on the same side. I do have a welding friend, so I can see it getting a new sill on that side. I can move ot and made a little hole with no tools,,,,,,,,,
It will not get a bodge job, it will get done right, the welding anyway. The paint will get rattle canned, but on the sills that will be ok. I'm off to work now, no clutch yet, but I'm not wound up like last week.
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 21 Mar 2016, 17:30

Just received the release bearing guide in the post Davie!

Sorry to hear about the sill :(

Pleased you're not stressed and that's the most important thing ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by DHallworth » 21 Mar 2016, 23:25

How's the plans for the V6 Activa coming along, Jim?
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by daviemck2006 » 22 Mar 2016, 00:00

CitroJim wrote:Just received the release bearing guide in the post Davie!

Sorry to hear about the sill :(

Pleased you're not stressed and that's the most important thing ;)

That's excellent service from Duthies of Montrose then. The told me it would be with them on Saturday, and you have got it on Monday! With hindsight I may of been as well ordering all the bits from them and posting direct to you!
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Mar 2016, 05:14

daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Just received the release bearing guide in the post Davie!

Sorry to hear about the sill :(

Pleased you're not stressed and that's the most important thing ;)

That's excellent service from Duthies of Montrose then. The told me it would be with them on Saturday, and you have got it on Monday! With hindsight I may of been as well ordering all the bits from them and posting direct to you!


I reckon you're right there Davie!

I was surprised I can tell you...

David, dent you a PM...
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 22 Mar 2016, 08:25

CitroJim wrote:
daviemck2006 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:Just received the release bearing guide in the post Davie!

Sorry to hear about the sill :(

Pleased you're not stressed and that's the most important thing ;)

That's excellent service from Duthies of Montrose then. The told me it would be with them on Saturday, and you have got it on Monday! With hindsight I may of been as well ordering all the bits from them and posting direct to you!


I reckon you're right there Davie!

I was surprised I can tell you...

David, dent you a PM...


Looks like CitroJim has been driving the messaging system too quickly again. He has put a dent into a PM! :-D
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Re: RE: Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 22 Mar 2016, 09:19

Hell Razor5543 wrote:Looks like CitroJim has been driving the messaging system too quickly again. He has put a dent into a PM! :-D


No, just put a dent into all the tasks I had to complete this morning ;) :-D

I made a start on the latest 4HP20 overhaul last evening after a spot of garden work - the weather is too good not to crack on with that - and was pleased to note the presence of very little swarf on the valve cover collection magnets... I've seen these looking like little metal hedgehogs in the past...

The remaining ATF I drained out looked a little dark but In hope that's just a result of the failing Torque Converter and not a gearbox problem. Certainly the old ATF did not smell burned..

Should know more this evening when I hope to have the 'box split so I can get the first glimpse of the internals...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by Zelandeth » 23 Mar 2016, 16:51

Bit late to the party, but thinking back to the brief vintage audio discussion on the last page, I finally managed to mountaineer my way to the back of the room to actually get to my stereo today. Apologies for the horrible photos, it's quite dark back there and taking photographs of shiny things is a pain. Especially the buttons on the turntable which are virtually retroreflective!

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Amp is a Pioneer SA-610 (£20 from Cash Converters years back) which is more than capable of making the windows rattle, and that's an old enough to still be badged as National Panasonic 8-track recorder sitting on top of it. Hasn't seen much use lately as I haven't found the box with the cartridges in since the move here yet! They will turn up eventually I'm sure.

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Deck is a Sanyo TP-M15 and sounds easily as good as any other that I've heard to my ears. I do have the whole matching separates system that goes with that as well (tuner, tape deck, CD player and amp), and would like to reunite it at some point when I have the space. ...Oh, and when I fix the scratchy volume pot on the amp.

PS. Yes, I know vinyl shouldn't be stored like that - there are about three sitting horizontally because I've run out of space, that will be addressed shortly. Don't worry about the singles...they're all *very* well used so short of running them over I'm not likely to make them play any worse!

Oh, and this as you can probably see is the Frankensub. Not vintage in any way (well, the power switch is out of a 1979 Volvo 240...so a bit of it is!), is a complete bodge, but coupled with the rest of the system and set up right (getting the gain set right was a royal pain - flat out it's probably running at about 1% of the expected use in the back of a Corsa!) actually does sound fantastic. You don't realise how much it's actually doing - until you switch it off and then realise that it really does add a lot of depth (even to what was already a decent sounding system). Plus it's a great bit of kit for making people go "what on earth is that?" when they see it.

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Looking forward to actually unearthing enough of the room so I can use the thing again...
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Re: Citrojim's Xantia V6, C1 and Activa Tales

Post by CitroJim » 23 Mar 2016, 19:04

Gosh Zel, love the vintage audio, especially the 8-track recorder :D Now they are VERY rare... Do you have an 8-track in any of your cars then?

Been very busy and very enjoyable day today with the 4HP20 Autobox refurb I'm doing for a member of Team WFA... I've got the 'box in bits and the condition of it is excellent. It looks as if it only needs a new filter and a clean-up... All the usual suspects that wear are looking in fine fettle :D

Davie's Activa will be with me soon for its clutch change... Really looking forward to getting stuck into that one :D
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