GEEEE'z what an adventure!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 25 Sep 2012, 10:09

Citroenmad wrote:A very good trip it was :-D

Expect to hear a bit more about the Activa cars from me soon :lol:
I'm looking forward to that Chris :-D

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 25 Sep 2012, 19:23

CitroJim wrote:
citronut wrote:looks like Mr Salter is going rind the rindaboot the wong way :shock: :? :twisted: :lol: :wink:
That's because he's in foreign territory Malcolm and there they drive on the wrong side of the road and go round roundabouts the wrong way.
not rind something like this is he :lol: :wink:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Junkman » 25 Sep 2012, 20:53

Wail, slong s he nart going rind unnem those

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he'll be foine.

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 26 Sep 2012, 08:20

Junkman wrote:Wail, slong s he nart going rind unnem those

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he'll be foine.
:lol: :lol: :lol: :wink:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 30 Sep 2012, 22:10

A mostly G themed weekend this. We eventually tracked down a Waxoyl applicator gun thing in South Molton's Mole Valley Farmers and modified it for use it cavities, pleased to say that after lots of testing and some modification it makes an absolute mess and gets everywhere :D I'd like to see that boot floor reinforcing section start rusting from the inside out now :twisted:
I've also made a start on the welding on the NSR wing. The boot floor lip section is in along with the first section of inner wing with remoulded reinforcing ridge. I'm particularly pleased with the ridge which I made using various bits of metal I found in the offcuts tray, a couple G clamps and a hammer :) I was too engrossed to take photos while I was making it. I'll make sure I take some before it's all sprayed up.

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 01 Oct 2012, 08:37

so she will be on the road next weekend then Kev :o 8-[ :teabag: :teabag: :dom: :dom: :-D :-D :wink:
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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 16 Oct 2012, 19:54

how'z the welding coming along Kev

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 16 Oct 2012, 22:05

citronut wrote:how'z the welding coming along Kev
Kev has been too busy swanning about in France to worry about that :lol: :-D

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 16 Oct 2012, 22:21

Well, that inner wing is all welded and sprayed up along with the outer reinforcing bit.

I have photos of the pieces I made up:

Inner wing section
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Outer reinforcing section
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Still no photos of the welded in section yet. The car is up on it's other side now waiting for a moment when it's dry, light and I have some spare time to weld in a new section for the floor. The new section is made just needs welding. I also need to crack on and make the section for the OSR inner wing, that only requires spare time and artificial light!
I couldn't do much weekend just gone as I gallivanted off to France again in a bright Yellow Citroen Visa. This week I'm in a classroom in Exeter learning about Implementing SQL Server 2008 R2. I'm so glad I don't have to commute into the city normally :shock: I felt like apologising to the XM for all the stopping and starting!

The sunroof in the XM has started leaking rather badly in the recent very heavy rain, I'm not too worried about it as it should be coming off the road at the end of the month so I can look at it properly.

The Xantia needs a couple of jobs before it takes up winter duties at the end of the month. One of the hub lower ball joints needs a new nyloc nut and the aux belt auto tensioner pulley needs replacing. Might need to do the spring too but I'll take it to bits before I decide to buy one.

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 16 Oct 2012, 22:22

Citroenmad wrote:Kev has been too busy swanning about in France to worry about that :lol: :-D
:lol: :lol:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by Citroenmad » 16 Oct 2012, 22:37

That looks like a real quality job on the replacement sections Kev, there is some skill there! 8-)

Shame about the leaky sunroof, I thought the new seal had fixed that. I wonder what is causing it?

I bet your almost looking forward to getting WOR out, you didn't get much chance to use it last time did you?
red_dwarfers wrote: I'm so glad I don't have to commute into the city normally :shock: I felt like apologising to the XM for all the stopping and starting!
Now you know how I feel :lol: To add to my torture they have just started road works on the main dual carrigeway into Newcaslte, which are on going for the next 18 weeks :shock: Thats me getting up half an hour earlier then!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 17 Oct 2012, 08:07

Citroenmad wrote:
citronut wrote:how'z the welding coming along Kev
Kev has been too busy swanning about in France to worry about that :lol: :-D
i put down to that Mr Salter'z influence and Florance of course :-D :twisted: :roll: :wink:

i see you/or dad cooked up the new sections on the kitchen work top 8-) :-D :lol: :wink:

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by citronut » 17 Oct 2012, 08:12

Citroenmad wrote:That looks like a real quality job on the replacement sections Kev, there is some skill there! 8-)
i quite agree supper dooper fabricating there Kev'z dad ???
Citroenmad wrote: Shame about the leaky sunroof, I thought the new seal had fixed that. I wonder what is causing it?
most of the time its blocked drain tubes cause this,

the seal is not a water seal but a draft felt only

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by red_dwarfers » 17 Oct 2012, 12:58

I'm flattered! Fabricated both myself :-D Took a bit of time and working out mind!

The rolling pin and apple core cutter tool is just out of view :lol:

The sunroof is another report I need to write up at some point. Drain tubes are clear, blew them through anyway just in case. I replaced the seal visable from the roof of the car and the sealant between the glass and metal carriage. The roof seal actually needs a bit of tweaking as it's so good that the roof doesn't open or close. Must be water getting in somewhere though, I need to check the sunroof again along with the aerial. I'm fairly sure it's the sunroof though as the water is appearing very near the glass and dripping down straight to the headlining.

I haven't used WOR much at all, I think it was only around 3/4 weeks before the XM came out to play.

You have my greatest sympathies Chris!

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Re: GEEEE'z what an adventure!

Post by CitroJim » 17 Oct 2012, 17:08

You are having fun with your internal precipitation pack on the XM Kev :(

I'm wondering if you're related to Rob McKenna the Rain God from the Hitch-hikers Guide to the Galaxy...