Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

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Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by dave_aber » 05 Mar 2012, 21:04

Hope I like it again. The last time I got out of a GSA it was a really nice A-reg pallas which I'd done a bit of fettling to and was rather proud of. Unfortunately it was upside-down in a field at the time.

I've been saying for a while that if the 'right' one came up for sale I'd buy it. Been using excuses like "I'd rather have a GSA than a GS", and "I'd prefer an early one with the GS-type dash", and "I'd really prefer a Pallas".

Finally ran out of excuses this week.

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1981 Pallas, with the early dash. Appears to be in pretty tidy order. One wee blemish on the tailgate around the wiper hole blank. 27500 miles. Not got it yet (not seen it in the flesh yet!) - going to collect at the end of the month.

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by Citroenmad » 06 Mar 2012, 10:40

Looks fantastic in those pictures, I hope its as good in the metal! 8-)

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by dave_aber » 06 Mar 2012, 10:56

So do I! :shock:

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by Citroenmad » 06 Mar 2012, 12:35

My parents used to have one identical to that, a lovely red GSA Pallas. It was ony a couple of years old when they had it and so before my time. Nice cars, not many around now and that looks like a gem. 8-)

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by citronut » 06 Mar 2012, 14:43

stunning looker in the picys

regards malcolm

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by ren16tx » 17 May 2012, 23:07

i know this car, and its a cracker!! i have a sim gsa to this,but in need of alot more tlc!!

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by dave_aber » 18 May 2012, 20:41

It is indeed. I've not used it much, cliche or not it's only been out on Sundays!

It needs a clutch now, which will cost me a small fortune as I'm building a garage to do it in first....

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by CitroJim » 19 May 2012, 07:12

Wow! I shall be looking out for it next time I'm in Aber... Which is pretty often having a daughter there at Uni...

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by dave_aber » 19 May 2012, 07:51

Which Aber are you visiting?

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by CitroJim » 19 May 2012, 08:13

dave_aber wrote:Which Aber are you visiting?
Aberystwyth, Ceredigion...

Didn't know there was more than one!

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by dave_aber » 19 May 2012, 08:28

There's loads.

My username refers to Abernethy, which is not only my surname, but 2 places in Scotland.

The nearest Aber to me (and the GSA) is Aberdeen.

Down your way there's no shortage either, Abers around the UK

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by CitroJim » 19 May 2012, 08:45

dave_aber wrote: Down your way there's no shortage either, Abers around the UK
Well, I never knew :-D That’s an awful lot of Abers :)

Thanks for that Dave!!!

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by citronut » 19 May 2012, 09:07

dave_aber wrote: It needs a clutch now, which will cost me a small fortune as I'm building a garage to do it in first....
if you haven't bought the clutch yet try
Malcolm Lockwood on
01274640590
as i bought one from him last year for a customers G, it was a genuine OE kit in a citroen box

another tip if and when you might require cam belt tentioners view my thread on here in this section,

also we lived in Aberdeen about 30 odd years ago for a while it was wonderful i wish we had not moved back down south,

i worked for a coach builders called Grant and son as the paint sprayer,

regards malcolm

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by Spaces » 12 Sep 2012, 11:15

Any updates as to how it's going?

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Re: Returning to GSA ownership after 18 years

Post by dave_aber » 12 Sep 2012, 11:27

Other 'stuff' has done the inevitable, and got in the way.

So far I have bought a clutch (from MCL), and put it in the boot for now.

When I went to use the cat a couple of weeks ago on a Sunday, it wouldn't rise up. No pressure at all. I filled the feed tube to the pump with LHM, and the level didn't drop with the engine running, so there's something up with the pump.

I haven't looked at a GS/GSA pump for years, but as I remember them, there's not exactly a lot to go wrong.

When I get the engine out to do the clutch, I'll investigate - but that may be a few months away at this rate (new job, etc)