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CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote: It's Bl00dy uncomfortable though. Now, where can I get a 260BHP Activa?
Speak to Chris570 :wink:

His goes like a scalded cat...

Subaru engine in an Activa... Umm, interesting but possibly quite tricky... Wonder how it would fit in an RX-8 :-k
Mine is quick and a right hoot, really am looking forward to getting her back on the road....

Jim, we are not putting a scooby engine in the RX8. I've found a lovely A series that will do the job. We know you like them
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I've done my commute in the C1 today, what an excellent little car they are
I couldn't agree less! :lol:
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Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote: It's Bl00dy uncomfortable though. Now, where can I get a 260BHP Activa?
Speak to Chris570 :wink:

His goes like a scalded cat...

Subaru engine in an Activa... Umm, interesting but possibly quite tricky... Wonder how it would fit in an RX-8 :-k
Mine is quick and a right hoot, really am looking forward to getting her back on the road....

Jim, we are not putting a scooby engine in the RX8. I've found a lovely A series that will do the job. We know you like them

Are you telling me you're not putting a 1.7 normally aspirated XUD in it Chris?

I'll come up one day and say hello before the Impreza is sold. You can have a go if you like
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CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote: It's Bl00dy uncomfortable though. Now, where can I get a 260BHP Activa?
Speak to Chris570 :wink:

His goes like a scalded cat...

Subaru engine in an Activa... Umm, interesting but possibly quite tricky... Wonder how it would fit in an RX-8 :-k

It's a north-south engine (flat 4) Jim, so it might go in an RX8 if there's space, but you'd have real fun trying to get it in an Activa.
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Chris570 wrote:I've found a lovely A series that will do the job. We know you like them
Ohh lovely, from a 2CV or a GS?
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CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote:I've found a lovely A series that will do the job. We know you like them
Ohh lovely, from a 2CV or a GS?
Neither, it's from an 848cc 1961 Mini.
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A scooby engined G, that would be interesting :lol:
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red_dwarfers wrote:A scooby engined G, that would be interesting :lol:
Not half as interesting as an 850 Mini powered RX-8 :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Northern_Mike wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Chris570 wrote:I've found a lovely A series that will do the job. We know you like them
Ohh lovely, from a 2CV or a GS?
Neither, it's from an 848cc 1961 Mini.
What, water cooled? Far too complicated!! An engine from an A series Citroen would be ideal, it might even get an RX8 up to parking speed :roll:
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You haven't had a ride in the GT86 yet have you . . .
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chopper602 wrote:You haven't had a ride in the GT86 yet have you . . .
Would like one if your offering :lol: :-D
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Citroenmad wrote:An engine from an A series Citroen would be ideal, it might even get an RX8 up to parking speed :roll:
Which is infinitely better than it'll do at the moment :)
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CitroJim wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:An engine from an A series Citroen would be ideal, it might even get an RX8 up to parking speed :roll:
Which is infinitely better than it'll do at the moment :)
To be fair we have had it moving at about 10mph, powered by an ES9 engine as well!

Might have possibly been a tow rope involved a bit
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Well the Rover 75 found its new home today. I will miss it but it was never going to be a long term keeper, more something I wanted to drive for a while as I liked the shape and British-ness! My thoughts are they are a surprisingly well built car which rides very nicely and drives how you would imagine a large Rover to drive :lol:

However, I've got an uneasy feeling now, I'm back to just two cars! :shock:

My mind and Autotrader are working overtime :lol:
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Time for another XM Chris :wink:

You know you want one!
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