Continuing on from yesterday mornings post, the day went from good to amazing...
We arrived in Cupar about 2 hours after leaving home as the sat nav decided to take us a weird and wonderful route. However, when we got there the CX was sitting in pride of place in it's garage. It was lovely, it started first time when Andrew turned it over but immediately cut out, I noticed when glancing under the bonnet that the vacuum pipe had come off the fuel pressure regulator, I reattached this and it started and ran beautifully.
It was nose into the garage which was at the end of the driveway up the side of the house, I winched it onto the trailer backwards but wasn't happy with all of the weight being right at the back of the trailer as previous experience tells me the weight of an engine right at the back of the trailer acts as a giant pendulum so we drove it out onto the road, dropped it back off the trailer, turned the trailer around and then winched it on nose first.
Thankfully I'd taken loads of bits of wood of varying thickness so I could break it's approach angle onto the trailer slightly as it is stuck on low at the moment due to a hydraulic leak. Were there for around an hour before we'd got everything loaded and tied down, I was then given a box of stainless steel brake pipes that were bought from Germany for the car, a genuine Citroen workshop manual and a host of other parts. Once we were all done we had a cuppa and a chat about the car.
It turns out this car was on the Citroen stand at the 1988 Glasgow Motor show. It was bought at the show by a photographer from Paisley (11 miles from here) called David Deayton. In 1991, he then traded the car into Citroen Glasgow and bought an XM V6. Andrew, the chap I bought the car from bought it in 1991 from Citroen Glasgow for the sum of £4000. He even gave me the receipt he got for the car from Citroen Glasgow
When I was at our last CCC monthly meet, I was talking to the CCC Scottish Section Secretary. He was at the motor show in Glasgow when he was a kid and had his photograph taken in a CX GTI Turbo 2, it turns out it was this very car! It's got an amazing bit of history to it
Here's just a couple of pictures I took yesterday:
Andrew took a load more photographs when he was observing us loading the car and has said he'll forward them onto me when they arrive
I owe a massive thanks to my dad, again... and to BW a local forum member who put me in touch with the owner of this car for all their help loading a bleeding Citroen onto the trailer
I'll update this as we go. First job for today is to get it off the trailer and onto the ramp so I can get a proper look under it and see where the LHM is leaking from.