Xac's adventures with Cassy (and friends + wife)

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Post by Xaccers » 10 Apr 2010, 14:57

Cassy is now road legal thanks to jim!

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Post by Xaccers » 12 Apr 2010, 00:28

Danielle and I went out for lunch with mum and dad over at Westcroft.
On the way home, Danielle and I spotted an estate with some rather nice looking houses, so we went for a drive to see what we'd buy when we win the lottery.
We pulled over to sort out her headrest as it was too high, and spotted a Delorian :D
Now, I don't know about you, but since Back to the future came out, I've always liked them, although if Doc Brown was as smart as he was supposed to be, he'd have whacked in a diesel and BTTF3 would have been a lot shorter.

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Post by CitroJim » 12 Apr 2010, 06:17

Xac wrote: We pulled over to sort out her headrest as it was too high, and spotted a Delorian :D
One yank tank that actually looks attractive and desirable. No wonder it failed...

They also have a very good French connection. The engine is none other than the famous PRV V6 :D

Not sure if it was the 12V or 24V that was fitted. 24 valves may have been just a little too much for any yank to bear in the early 80s; besides they'd just about got over the shock that engines could actually be made of aluminium and camshafts could be perfectly successfully located in cylinder heads and pushrods were not mandatory...

Heady stuff :lol: :lol:

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Post by Xaccers » 22 Apr 2010, 22:23

Reached over to swing the passenger sunblind down in Cassy on the way home yesterday, there was a "crack" and it flopped down to about 45 degrees.
So it seems something inside has broken, there doesn't look like a way of opening it up without splitting the seal, so I'll have to hunt for a replacement.

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Post by KP » 23 Apr 2010, 07:23

DMC was built in Northern Ireland, Belfast IIRC. Not a yank tank at all :)

I am sure it was the 12v engine as well Jim :)

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Post by vince » 23 Apr 2010, 23:14

Also rather embarrassing for mr Delorean, he got stuck in the show car on its unveiling when the door electrics failed as he demonstrated the gul wing doors :oops:

From there he was on a ownward spiral.....they do look and sound good 8-) And back to the future rocks :P

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Post by Xaccers » 24 Apr 2010, 18:58

Jumped on the scales in Boots today while Danielle did some shopping for our holiday.
21.5 stone so I'm down a little bit.
The machine also checks your BMI and % of fat.

Apparently to be my "ideal" weight, I'd need to lose every ounce of fat and 4Kg of the rest (so basically my head).
Hmm, don't think I'll be doing that any time soon!

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Post by CitroJim » 26 Apr 2010, 09:18

Xac wrote:Jumped on the scales in Boots today while Danielle did some shopping for our holiday.
21.5 stone so I'm down a little bit.
The machine also checks your BMI and % of fat.
Xac, you're a full 10 st. heavier than I :lol: :lol:

I had the BMI test done by my doctor a while back and I fall just the right side of anorexic :roll: I was told make sure I eat enough..

:?

As if I don't eat like a starving elephant as it is...

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Post by Xaccers » 27 Apr 2010, 12:13

Popped along to the Northampton scrappy as I was passing, hoping to get a new sunvisor for Cassy.
It's not there anymore :(

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Post by CitroJim » 27 Apr 2010, 12:40

Xac wrote:It's not there anymore :(
Good :twisted: I hated that scrappy! I never really forgave him for letting us strip a duff head from a 1.9TD knowing it was duff and then that business with the diesel pump was the final straw. :roll:

So what's there now? An estate of 250,000 social housing rabbit hutches?

I've got a visor or two knocking about :wink:

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Post by Xaccers » 27 Apr 2010, 14:21

Just an expanse of contaminated land and a burnt out portacabin.

Other than A5 (where you're at the mercy of their car butchers to remove parts and inflate the prices accordingly) where is there around our way for scrap parts?

I would be very interested in a visor or two jim :)

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Post by CitroJim » 27 Apr 2010, 14:43

Xac wrote:Other than A5 (where you're at the mercy of their car butchers to remove parts and inflate the prices accordingly) where is there around our way for scrap parts?
We need to estanblish a specialist Xantia breaker along the lines of the specialist 406 Coupe outfit up in Chesterfield.

When the lottery is won!

Pop round any time for a visor or two...

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 28 Apr 2010, 14:30

CitroJim wrote:
Xac wrote:Jumped on the scales in Boots today while Danielle did some shopping for our holiday.
21.5 stone so I'm down a little bit.
The machine also checks your BMI and % of fat.
Xac, you're a full 10 st. heavier than I :lol: :lol:

I had the BMI test done by my doctor a while back and I fall just the right side of anorexic :roll: I was told make sure I eat enough..

:?

As if I don't eat like a starving elephant as it is...
Yes, but Jim I found when trying to get stuff in the wheelie bin that when it builds up it needs pushing down.

Now I have seen things in the inserts that come in the newspapers, and they are a metal frame for compressing your bin contents.

Although why buy things that take up storage space, and use up/waste money. I would rather do it the low tech way, and jump in the bin, yes feet first. :wink:

That way I get the compression I need at no cost!

So I am sure that Xac could do it more effectively, therefore being well built is useful. :wink:

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Post by ACTIVE8 » 28 Apr 2010, 18:16

As my weight is slightly > CitroJim's, but somewhat < Xac's I have to resort to jumping up, and down after stepping on it like grapes, when the neighbours are not looking! :wink:

Note this applies to the bin with recycling items, which is made worse by all the packaging we get nowadays.

I am tempted to leave it behind at the till, like a story I heard about in the papers of customers leaving it behind at the supermarket, and making their rubbish their problem to dispose of.

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Post by Xaccers » 17 May 2010, 19:45

Danielle and I had the afternoon off to have our holiday jabs, so I took the oppertunity to swing by Perrys and pick up some hydraulic pump seals (don't I take Danielle to the most romantic places?).
They had 3 left. Unlike some other dealers, they will order the pack of 5/10 and just charge you for the number you actually asked for, so these are probably either ones left over from Juliet or maybe Jim :)

After treating Danielle to a trip round Ikea, I whisked her off to B&Q (told you I was romantic) and bought a length of clear tubing to investigate air ingress between the grenade and clear pipe out of the fuel filter.