Just another noob

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Just another noob

Post by Hotrodelectric » 14 Sep 2012, 08:03

Hi all-

Just another noob here, a Yank by way of Aussiefrogs. I've been fooling around with French cars here in California for too many years, now to the point that I work on the US-market Citroen Ds. I might even be useful enough to help with some of the questions for the older stuff. :wink:
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Trainman » 14 Sep 2012, 09:57

:welc: from across the 'pond'
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Xantianut » 15 Sep 2012, 11:33

Ay up!

Or should that be Hi, y'all!

I used to do a bit on US spec DSs while resident in Central Mississippi.
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Hotrodelectric » 15 Sep 2012, 21:11

Hey all- thanks for the welcome. I'll be looking in from time to time, see what's going on. I can't help too much on the newer (post 1975!) stuff, but I'll do what I can. :)

Or should that be Hi, y'all!

Actually, I'm a bit further west than that, in SoCal. Sentiment is nice, though- thanks 8-)
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Post by addo » 16 Sep 2012, 02:54

Given that 2001 is an "old" car in the UK, I reckon you can count the Dee experts on barely more than a single hand.

Be warned in advance:

Dieselman here, is not the same person as Dieselman on AussieFrogs. Ditto for citronut and PeterT. It gets confusing at times.
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Hotrodelectric » 16 Sep 2012, 07:02

Omigodi'mbeingstalked!! :beer: :-D
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Post by addo » 16 Sep 2012, 07:39

No, not at all.

I had to set my user profile to invisible on that other forum, simply because whenever I logged in, someone would call me. I greatly resent others making assumptions about my "availability" for discussion, even though I may be polite about it at the time.
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Re: Just another noob

Post by CitroJim » 16 Sep 2012, 07:46

Welcome Hotrod :-D Good to have you here!
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Post by citronut » 16 Sep 2012, 08:44

hi and welcome Mr H Rod

from the real citronut not the cloned version [-o< :eye: :pp:

addo wrote:
Be warned in advance:

Dieselman here, is not the same person as Dieselman on AussieFrogs. Ditto for citronut and PeterT. It gets confusing at times.


two of me what ever next :twisted: #-o :roll: :wink:

spoz id better do them for copy rights :lol: :wink:
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Xantianut » 16 Sep 2012, 12:34

Ay up.

2 of me? :eek1: That'd be the end of the world! One of me's enough! 8-[
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Welshy_Pete » 18 Sep 2012, 10:07

Hello welcome to the french car forum.
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Hotrodelectric » 21 Sep 2012, 06:48

For all who have said 'Hi!', thanks, and hello back to you. It's going to be a bit before I'm actually settled in, but the welcome helps rather a lot.

I've already chimed in on an XM thread, but the area of expertise is having been a car sparky for a couple of years, DS electrical systems in particular. So ask away- if I can help, I will.
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Post by citronut » 21 Sep 2012, 07:42

Hotrodelectric wrote: having been a car sparky for a couple of years, DS electrical systems in particular. So ask away- if I can help, I will.


so is that the Goddess/magic carpet or the Euro box Ds
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Re: Just another noob

Post by Hotrodelectric » 22 Sep 2012, 00:41

citronut wrote:
Hotrodelectric wrote: having been a car sparky for a couple of years, DS electrical systems in particular. So ask away- if I can help, I will.


so is that the Goddess/magic carpet or the Euro box Ds


Usually the US market stuff. I got involved in that because a couple of friends and I were talking at Rendezvous a few years ago. It came about at the right time because I had grown weary not of electrifying customs, restorations and hotrods, but because of dealing with high-strung, high maintenance egos who oddly had the toughest time paying the bill when the work was done. Guys who lived in 5M houses with all the toys a man could ask for, and they would quibble over 400.00 worth of work on their 200K plastic fantastic me-too '36 Ford-with-a-Small Block Chevy.

I had better stop here, or I am going to go into a full-on rant that will make my time here at FCF short-lived. :shock: :grr: :-#

Let's just say I love the DS enough to try and help keep them on the road, no matter where. :)
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Post by addo » 23 Sep 2012, 14:12

Hotrodelectric wrote:Guys who lived in 5M houses with all the toys a man could ask for, and they would quibble over 400.00 worth of work on their 200K plastic fantastic me-too '36 Ford-with-a-Small Block Chevy.
Big mouths, small men, that type. It's spreading here, too. :evil:
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