Citrojim's Ka, Saxo and Bike Tales

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Post by addo » 14 Feb 2010, 23:15

What could be really sick, is using an '03-up Alfa GTA driveline. Six speed paddle shift! :twisted:

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Post by Toby_HDi » 14 Feb 2010, 23:21

addo wrote:What could be really sick, is using an '03-up Alfa GTA driveline. Six speed paddle shift! :twisted:


Ahh yes, the Selespeed :D

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Post by Citroenmad » 14 Feb 2010, 23:27

Wow Jim, Another Activa, and a project too. Front looks tidy. All early S1s had sunroofs and no air con (optional i think?). Will you be keeping this one too Jim?

I miss a day or two on here and all is changed, CXs, Activa purchases, its all go :lol:

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Feb 2010, 23:27

Adam, perhaps not go that far but...

Toby_HDi wrote:I wonder if you could also somehow make the manual mode option work in a Xantia.

I'm thinking along the lines of Alfa 166 Sportronic. It's a ZF 4HP20 box but with a manual mode too though a different casing I believe. Find a way of sticking it in a V6 Activa - best of both worlds!


Not with the standard Xantia/406V6 ECU Toby but with a custom ECU it should be possible to write the software to implement a 4 speed paddle shift on a 4HP20.

It's well beyond my code-writing capabilities and electronic construction abilities (unless it could be made using valves) but the 4HP20 training manual explains pretty well the electrovalve sequences and timings. You could even go as far as manually selectable lock-up...

A paddle-shifting V6 Activa - what a thought 8-)

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Post by DickieG » 14 Feb 2010, 23:35

I'm with the Top Gear boys when it comes to flappy paddle gears [-X mere toys :roll:

BTW I've just noticed the increase in Emoticons available on the forum :clap:

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Feb 2010, 23:41

DickieG wrote:BTW I've just noticed the increase in Emoticons available on the forum :clap:


I think they came courtesy of our new host :yeah:

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Post by Toby_HDi » 14 Feb 2010, 23:44

I thought it would something along those lines Jim, knew you couldn't with the Pug/Cit ECUs.

Richard, I'm not sure. I can see your point, but having driven a Selespeed equipped Alfa, once you get used to it - it's actually rather fun.

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Post by CitroJim » 14 Feb 2010, 23:49

Citroenmad wrote:I miss a day or two on here and all is changed, CXs, Activa purchases, its all go :lol:


Yes indeed Chris. A day is a long time in FCF-land and things can happen very quickly around here. :lol:

All I know is that I need a project to get my teeth into and I may just have found one..

Should keep me out of mischief for a day or so...

Hopefully, it'll allow me, eventually, to put my red Activa into long-term dry storage and bring it out for shows and special occasions... That's been my plan now for a while.

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Post by myglaren » 15 Feb 2010, 00:20

Citroenmad wrote:
I miss a day or two on here and all is changed, CXs, Activa purchases, its all go :lol:
Miss an hour or two and the world has changed!

As if you needed yet another project Jim :shock:

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Post by andmcit » 15 Feb 2010, 00:29

And I thought a GS was calling your name Jim!? :wink:

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Post by citroenxm » 15 Feb 2010, 08:50

NO Andrew, XM's are calling Jim's name ! :D :D :lol:


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Post by andmcit » 15 Feb 2010, 09:28

And a CX?
Try and find one if you can!!



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Post by citroenxm » 15 Feb 2010, 11:03

CANT! You got them all Andrew!! :lol: :lol:


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Post by DickieG » 15 Feb 2010, 18:11

Toby_HDi wrote:Richard, I'm not sure. I can see your point, but having driven a Selespeed equipped Alfa, once you get used to it - it's actually rather fun.

I regularly drive Audi A6's and Saab 9-5 Aeros's with flappy paddle gears for eight hours a day, I'm not a fan, pointless "Boyracer wish I was a F1 driver tosh" IMO. The latest auto gearboxes are very good indeed, making flappy paddle even more pointless.

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Post by Toby_HDi » 15 Feb 2010, 18:18

DickieG wrote:
Toby_HDi wrote:Richard, I'm not sure. I can see your point, but having driven a Selespeed equipped Alfa, once you get used to it - it's actually rather fun.

I regularly drive Audi A6's and Saab 9-5 Aeros's with flappy paddle gears for eight hours a day, I'm not a fan, pointless "Boyracer wish I was a F1 driver tosh" IMO. The latest auto gearboxes are very good indeed, making flappy paddle even more pointless.


Ahh but you forget - I am 22 :roll: :twisted:

No, seriously, I prefer a proper manual gearlever

Each to their own though isn't it really