Citrojim's Saxo and Cycling Tales

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Xac wrote:
DickieG wrote:Looking at the weather you had today where were you, Norway?
Biggleswade. Strangely enough, about 5 miles from Ireland...
I spent a lot of time around that area doing driver training and used to use the Shuttleworth collection as a tea stop, fantastic historic aircraft there, I take it that was where the Raptor centre was, not a hint of snow around my way this winter.

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DickieG wrote: I take it that was where the Raptor centre was, not a hint of snow around my way this winter.
It is exactly and yes, a lovely little tea room Richard :-D Lovely village too...

I'll be going back to look at the Shuttleworth collection when the weather is a little better, it's whetted my appetite... Actually a good spot i reckon for an informal FCF meet at some point too...

And I'll be going back to see the Raptors :-D

No snow today, just rain and lots of it - delaying my getting started on Rattiva's heater :evil:

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Looks like a very nice day Jim! 8-) Strangely enough, we were just a few miles down the road at Stondon Motor Museum - amazing they closed for winter on the 18th (so good timing for my birthday!) A very interesting array of cars (over 400) and in conditions that I prefer to see cars in - not mint/concourse, but ones with some nice patina to them. Well worth a visit, and we plan (as part of the East Mids Group of the CCC) to have a day there. There's a couple of Cit's there too - two SMs, two CXs and a DS Decap.

The shuttleworth collection is definitely a nice place to visit. 8-)

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Stondon looks a very interesting place to visit Franklin :-D Do you know yet when the EMG of the CCC plans to meet there?

That decap looks to be a fake...

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It's provisionally looking like the 25th of March - dad and I went over to see Alan today to sort out the calender for next year's EMG event's - it's looking good! 8-) I believe that dad'll be dropping you an email soon about some futher details about the CX Rally...

Yep, with paintwork as jammy as you like too. :x

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Citroening wrote:Looks like a very nice day Jim! 8-) Strangely enough, we were just a few miles down the road at Stondon Motor Museum - ... There's a couple of Cit's there too - two SMs, two CXs and a DS Decap.
That looks a good place to visit, even with the slightly iffy looking 'D'. Ill try to make a CCC event to there if one goes ahead. :)

About time we had a FCF meeting somewhere, CCC ones are too few and far between.

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Citroenmad wrote:That looks a good place to visit, even with the slightly iffy looking 'D'. Ill try to make a CCC event to there if one goes ahead. :)
...would you like me to add you to the CCC East Midlands Group mailing list Chris, and then you'll get all the necessary updates etc? PM me your email address if you do. :)

There was a 2CV in there too...

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Citroening wrote:
Citroenmad wrote:That looks a good place to visit, even with the slightly iffy looking 'D'. Ill try to make a CCC event to there if one goes ahead. :)
...would you like me to add you to the CCC East Midlands Group mailing list Chris, and then you'll get all the necessary updates etc? PM me your email address if you do. :)

There was a 2CV in there too...
Yes please :) PM sent!

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Stondon Motor Museum was another place I used to change drivers at, that DS is as rotten as a pair underneath, on one of my visits there they were having trouble with the rear height corrector not raising the suspension but they didn't have a clue about Citroen hydraulics so following a brief conversation I was invited to take a look at it whilst it was up on their ramp, underneath it was not a pretty sight, frilly metal everywhere with large gaps on the inner panels where there should be metal. I believe it was sold on eBay several years ago for £20K+ but clearly the sale fell through.

The museum is quite different from most museums in that very few exhibits are shiney shiney, last time I was there they had an SM tucked away in a corner and some experimental Rover Metros that weren't put into production.

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There were a couple of cars there with rusty panels etc! :lol:

This was a peculiar looking thing, the "Scout":

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Im definitely going to have to visit there some time, only 4 hours from me!

I saw the 2cv in the back ground of the Bond Bug photo, some very nice looking Rollers in there too.

I can't imagine that Scout would have cought on ... remings me of the Skoda FUN

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It looks like some of the Korean manufacturers bought the pressings off Chinese Rover and are making the Scout again!

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That Scout looks good 8-) Definite shades of R4 about it when looked at from the 3/4 rear view...

I see a bit of Matra Rancho there too...

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CitroJim wrote:That Scout looks good 8-) Definite shades of R4 about it when looked at from the 3/4 rear view...

I see a bit of Matra Rancho there too...

Ohhh yes!!! The Rover would rust as much as the Rancho!

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A lot has been happening just recently. This Christmas has been an absolute spannerfest :-D :-D :-D :-D Breaking a Turbo CT in Nottingham with Chris570 and then getting to grips with Tim's poorly Xantia with DickieG and today some good work on Xac's Cassy..

Excellent :-D Who could wish for more? I wanted a spanner filled Christmas and by golly I got one :-D

Somewhere in between that lot we found time to do Rattiva's heater...

I even took my Activa for a blast today. Heavenly :-D :-D I do love that car... It was not without just a bit of bother though. Having stood unused for three week it was a bit reluctant to wake up - a very slow starter initially with very dim lights that suddenly improved. The problem was a high resistance on the battery earth clamp. A recrimp on the terminal with a hefty pair of pliers soon sorted that.

Today I have driven all my cars. I took the V6 shopping this evening and filled it with petrol ready for a trip to Somerset tomorrow. Gosh it's a lovely car and such a change, as is the Activa, after tooling around in Rattiva. Activas and V6s should only be driven for pleasure and then you really appreciate them...