Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Citroenmad
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No no, an Xm copes with rust better than a CX, you'll have to go the Xm route Jim. Its very similar to Xantias in some ways too.

Glad to hear you have another Xantia project lined up Jim, its no doubt an interesting model :)

Well an SM, now that would be nice, and that link is certainly aproject, just to get it here would be a task. Shame its of the ugly USA front variety.

I know what you mean about sticking with one type, i tend to be quite lucky with cars in that ive not had to overcome a large mechanical problem, but im sure it would be a huge learning curve if i did.

Xm numbers are dwindling and the poor ones will be dying out first, so a project might be hard to come by before too long.

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or slightly less of a project look at the side view of it though :lol: and i love the gearlever gate too, just awesome cars.

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Citroenmad
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Stunning shape, i love that colour too. Could do with an interior retrim!

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Could do with an interior retrim!
The interior is a little worn i'll give you that chris yes :lol: , sounds driveable though and runs well so at least you get to have a play with it befopre the stripdown begins.

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Unread post by andmcit »

Got to be Dommo's blue s2 Activa now he's happily Athena'd up?

Or is it Will's HG stricken green Activa - after all Jim, you're the home for
needy Xantiae are you not?

This rate it could be my comatose 60k miler V6 s2 Xant as I haven't had
a peep out of the Cit Indy for weeks and weeks now; no news is BAD news... :(

thinking he's probably doing me a favour, it's been weighed in for bottle tops?
Nothing would surprise me any more.

Andrew

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Unread post by Citroenmad »

Is Dommos Activa in need of fixing up?

Jim is a S1 man though, so it must be a S1 Xantia of some description ...

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Unread post by red_dwarfers »

I reckon its another V6 :?

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Unread post by andmcit »

Dommo's just needs to go somewhere new shortly - remember, only
234 RHD s2 Activae made it in the first place!! No, I guess it won't be a s2.
Well whatever Jim's got his mind set on it won't have an AL4 box fitted
either! :lol:

With s1's in the frame, betting money would be a VSX with possibly a nice
sensible TD engine - how about a spiritual successor for the white 2.1 estate Jim?
That didn't have hydractive but a replacement may have that box ticked!!

How about a really early sinker VSX in mint condition with silly low <15k miles
and the envy of every Xantfan here?

Fun speculating a purchase with someone else's money!? ;)

Or has a über rare RHD v6 24v engined Activa estate been offered
- who could resist...

Andrew

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Unread post by Citroenmad »

A S2 Activa is a rare breed then, Dommos is a good colour too.
red_dwarfers wrote:I reckon its another V6 :?
I think you might be right there Kev, i bet its an automatic whatever it is?

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I think Jim will be resting a little bit for now, as he said his knee gives him some jip so manuals are out for a little bit and work has been quite hard on him lately and needs to rest more. i can't see him staying away for long though and possible scenarios i envisage are...

1. getting a v6 activa completed
2. making an activa 2.1td estate to replace his loved white one
3. buying up cheap activas that need little work or ram work on and getting them back to mechanical health 1 at a time....

I cant see it happening for a while tbh as Jim's been blitzing his house and i can only imagine that has tired him out a bit as well as we know how festidious he can be when he sets his mind to it :)

PS i am hoping one day to get my HG sorted but i get home most nights and after running around with the kids i feel shattered and plonk in front of the telly :( though the riding at the minute does seem to be helping me stay trim :)

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CitroJim
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Unread post by CitroJim »

Very intuitive Will :D

The knee is unfortunately dictating it will be an automatic and due to other demands on my time it won't be a biggie of a project...

The knee is not good and it's a funny one. Walking is no bother and standing is no bother. If I sit for any time it makes its presence very heavily felt when I get up and try to walk and the angle and pressure needed to operate even a light clutch is painful and difficult. More than once I've commenced a journey in the Activa and had to abandon it in favour of the automatic simply as I don't feel 100% comfortable or in total control of a manual car :evil:

Strange, to see me walking (once the knee has loosened up) you'd never suspect a problem. See me get up from an office chair after having sat for an hour or so and it looks like I'm going to fall over. I look a right cripple...

Any doctors out there with a diagnosis? I'll be off to see mine in the not too distant...

I'm not selling the red Activa as I do hope the knee issue is temporary and not a chronic condition related to old age. And anyway, I can still manage short runs in it.

It's also limiting on the amount of spannering I can realistically do at the moment so some rest is assured.

I can still write though!
KP wrote:though the riding at the minute does seem to be helping me stay trim
You see, there's a positive side to everything Will, as they say, it's an ill wind that blows no good...

Hope the time and energy to get the HG sorted is soon with you.. You'll be getting Activa withdrawal symptoms soon...

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my hip is a bit similar Jim.. i can run and play sport but a tough climb, cycle and it's bad.. feels like a trapped nerve to my non-medical mind.. also, if I sit awkwardly I cant use it much afterwards

to be fair, the trip down under has done wonders for it :D suggest an FCF field trip, incorporating the Ashes for those that need to rest their limbs :lol:

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I've got to admit that I'm waiting with baited breath to see what the next project is.
Come on Jim put everyone out of their missery. :lol:

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personaly i think its all going to be saved for the citronian, best i join the ccc then really :lol:

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Unread post by andmcit »

Don't see why we have to be Citroen Car Club members to learn more
- maybe some of us have their reasons and choose specifically NOT to be.

I never imagined it would be anything other than Jim's Xantia tales.
Brackets and an Xm or Cx or Sm doesn't have the same ring really.

Sorry to hear about your knee Jim.

Rather than a joint is it circulatory? I get pins and needles when I stay in
a crouched position when I'm working on the cars etc which effectively feels
like a dead leg and is very uncomfortable when I try and stand up and or walk
- I certainly feel the sensation of very cold feet too which doesn't bode well
for when I'm old and grey - not there yet, at least for another while...

Andrew