Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

Tell us your ongoing tales and experiences with your French car here. Post pictures of your car here as well.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by ekjdm14 » 09 May 2017, 16:36

You could, if you wanted the XM to ride like a boat but I think the purpose of Jim's work was to remove this mod ;)

And demag's pair of Citroen mechanics sound like the ones who looked after a certain Xantia the last couple of years :D
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 May 2017, 16:39

ekjdm14 wrote:You could, if you wanted the XM to ride like a boat but I think the purpose of Jim's work was to remove this mod ;)


Yes, Exactly! It was to remove the 'mod'....
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 09 May 2017, 16:45

If you want really soft fit a set of accumulator spheres. 8-)

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 09 May 2017, 16:47

Peter.N. wrote:If you want really soft fit a set of accumulator spheres. 8-)


:lol: It's fun, did it just to see what it would be like once and by golly it's boaty!
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 09 May 2017, 16:53

I did one side of one of my XMs and drove along the forest track and you could feel virtually no vibration on the accumulator side, I imagine it must be a bit like a DS, they look beautifully soft but don't seem to roll much, they have all gone down hill since.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by myglaren » 10 May 2017, 21:04

Here is something that seems to be right up your street Jim:



Don't know where else to put it.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 10 May 2017, 21:27

I can't remember for sure if it was Criggion, or Rugby radio station (pretty sure it was Rugby though), but I was lucky enough to visit there just before it was denuded of a lot of its kit. One of the things they were chucking out was a bag of wooden wedges used to 'tune' the tuner i.e. keep it in shape. Suffice to say the wedges were rescued from the skip and are now being used as door stops in a site that needed an awful lot of doorstops :-D Hope the Science Museum don't want them back :lol:
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by demag » 10 May 2017, 21:38

I used to drive past there a lot in the 90's back and forth to London.
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 10 May 2017, 22:58

What frequency is 19km?

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 May 2017, 06:04

Peter.N. wrote:What frequency is 19km?


A very low one Peter...

Rugby GBR was on 16KHz as I remember... used for submarine comms as the VLF signals will penetrate deep under water and go world-wide...

The difficulty is that only very slow data transmission rates (by today's standards) can be used...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by Peter.N. » 11 May 2017, 08:55

Thanks jim. You ought to be able to hear that! Was that the transmitter they used for clocks and time switches?

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 May 2017, 10:20

Peter.N. wrote: Was that the transmitter they used for clocks and time switches?


No, the Time and Standard Freq. Server was MSF on 60KHz... The 16KHz GBR TX was strictly military...

It's still going but not from Rugby... It moved to Anthorn in Cumbria...

I have a pukka radio clock that listens to it...

The 16KHz transmissions are still going too but again, I believe, from Anthorn...
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 11 May 2017, 10:21

The large control panel for the Rugby VLF transmitter is on display at the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker museum near Nantwich.

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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by CitroJim » 11 May 2017, 10:26

bobins wrote:The large control panel for the Rugby VLF transmitter is on display at the Hack Green Nuclear Bunker museum near Nantwich.


Good to know something of it has survived :)

I have a control panel from an old Ferranti Argus 700 mainframe I worked on for many years on my lounge wall ;)
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Re: Citrojim's Activa, 1.9TD, 207 and Bike Tales

Post by bobins » 11 May 2017, 10:36

CitroJim wrote:
I have a control panel from an old Ferranti Argus 700 mainframe I worked on for many years on my lounge wall ;)


<cough> Interesting !! I've seen where one used to be :-D
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