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Re: David Hallworth's Blog aka All Things V6!

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northern_mike wrote:
KP wrote:The only better V8's to get with Carbs are yank ones :p
Oh, I don't know. A Tatra 603 Air-cooled V8 sounds pretty nice :p
That's certainly different!

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CitroJim wrote:
northern_mike wrote:
KP wrote:The only better V8's to get with Carbs are yank ones :p
Oh, I don't know. A Tatra 603 Air-cooled V8 sounds pretty nice :p
That's certainly different!
Id LOVE one! the later car T613 is the one Id have.. by then they were 3.5 litres V8, 32 valves, fuel injection, quad cam power and air cooledand 200bhp!.. once described by a Classic Car mag as ".. Skoda crossed with a VW ! ..."

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I have a hankering for a Tatra. Never going to happen of course.



Just like a 2CV - but bigger :twisted:



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Nothing like a 2cv steve...... far more unique.. far more engineering... far stronger... just completely better..

Comparison to a 2cv is a massive insult to tatra... :P :) :-D :-D

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Well it certainly sounds very similar to my 2cv at the moment. :)
New rings and barrells should sort it though. (The 2cv that is!)

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citroenxm wrote:Nothing like a 2cv steve...... far more unique.. far more engineering... far stronger... just completely better..

Comparison to a 2cv is a massive insult to tatra... :P :) :-D :-D
I know Paul. I was being flippant as usual.

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myglaren wrote:
citroenxm wrote:Nothing like a 2cv steve...... far more unique.. far more engineering... far stronger... just completely better..

Comparison to a 2cv is a massive insult to tatra... :P :) :-D :-D
I know Paul. I was being flippant as usual.
Yea Im used to you Steve, I know you now! :wink:

A pleasent person to be round what time I have spent with you!

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citroenxm wrote:
Id LOVE one! the later car T613 is the one Id have.. by then they were 3.5 litres V8, 32 valves, fuel injection, quad cam power and air cooledand 200bhp!.. once described by a Classic Car mag as ".. Skoda crossed with a VW ! ..."

The 603 shape with the T613's engine would be nice. I don't like the shape of the 613, it just looks a bit too kit-car ish. The 603 is a classic shape.

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Yes I know what you mean mike, its rather curvy and areodymanic shape. I do agree the 613 is a bit more angular, unusual for a Vignale (italian) style house...

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Well it's been a busy day today.

I spent the morning bidding on a 3.0 HDi Citroen C5. It needed a bit of work done to it and in the end it went for more then I was prepared to spend on it.

After that I helped my brother fit 4 new tyres to his 207 GTi, once that was finished, Cheryl's 207 GT went straight onto the ramp to have 4 new tyres and a service. I had a 3 foot breaker bar on the front left wheel nuts and still couldn't move them. I ended up with a 6 foot scaffold pole over the bar to get them to move. Thinking back, this wheel hasn't been off since May last year when Glasgow Citroen replaced the bottom ball joint for it's MOT. I was a bit suspicious about letting them do it at the time due to the problems I had with them whilst I had my C6. I've now decided that no matter how short of time I am, I'm not letting other people do work on my cars again. Anyway, once the tyres were fitted and the service kit fitted, I went over all the bushes and ball joints with a pry bar.

I reckon it's going to need an offside front bottom ball joint for it's MOT, other then that it looks ok. Front discs and pads need doing sooner rather then later as well.

It's about 2.5 years since we bought the 207 with 60k on it, it's now crossed 120k and the only time it's ever let us down was when the clutch slave cylinder packed in. It cost £35 for a genuine one and took about an hour to fit including bleeding it through. Other then that it's been a superbly reliable little car.

I drove it for the first time in months today when I took it to Glasgow to get a service kit from the Peugeot dealer for it. I'd forgotten how nice a car it is. With the full leather, cruise control, and iPod input, it's a really nice little car to hoon around in. However, when I took it for a run tonight after doing the work to it, the transformation with the new tyres is huge. It's quieter, smoother and certainly grips better. Interestingly the tyres we took off were Michelin Primacy 3's and it's the same tyres we put back on. It's quite incredible the difference in them as they wear. I guess as they do it gradually you don't notice it until the new tyres go on.

Tomorrow's job is to change the front brakes on the red XM as the discs on it are an absolute disgrace and the brakes are atrocious. They're the main reason I've not used it since I've had it as I've not had time to change them yet.

Fingers crossed we don't get much snow over night and it'll allow play to continue tomorrow. It's been snowing on and off all evening but so far none of it has stuck.

David.

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It sounds like you've been very happy with the 207 David. What will it's replacement be when the time comes? The weather sounds lovely up there at the minute.

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Ahh! I wondered where the tyres we saw on FB were destined for David...

I fully agree about letting a garage do work is never a good idea... I've been there too many times now...

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Mark, we've been very happy with the 207, it's been a fantastic little car.

Replacement wise, we've been giving it a bit of thought recently. Cheryl's commute as of Thursday has dropped from 120 miles a day, down to about 45 miles a day, and hopefully in 3 or 4 months time will drop again down to about 20 miles a day. If I'd won that 3.0 HDi C5 then that would have replaced the 207, unfortunately though it had been rear ended and needed some work done to it. It went for just over £4100, which considering it was a 60 plate with 24k on it, and it appeared to have every option on it, wasn't expensive, however I hadn't been to see it so didn't know what else might be lurking.

Cheryl has also made noises recently about a Freelander, which to be honest isn't a bad idea. Cheryl n I have moved into a house that's about 2 miles further up the single lane road then my parents were and the road can be a bit miserable when it's been freezing or snowing. There can also be a lot of standing water on it when it's rained like it has recently so to have something with a bit more ground clearance and 4 wheel drive isn't a daft idea.

However, I was talking to her last night about keeping the 207 as a hacking car and getting her a 2nd car as well and she wasn't as opposed to the idea as I thought she might have been so we might be onto a winner!

David.

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My wife loves her freelander 2 David, I don't think she'd go back to a normal car, it's pretty decent on fuel for what it is, comfy and it's got on the drive in the snow we've just had as if it wasn't there. I have to say I've become quite attached to it myself.I've always wanted a defender but I don't think that will ever happen due to the freelander being a better everyday vehicle, that would be my choice.

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My folks have got a Freelander 2 i6 HSE. Again, it's a great car but the economy is dreadful. :lol: It's showing 19.6mpg average on the screen.

My Supercharged Range Rover has an extra litre, a supercharger and an extra 170bhp and is only about 1.5mpg behind it! :rofl2:

I do agree though, they are very nice cars, they handle well for the size of them and are very composed at speeds. I'm much more impressed with the Freelander my folks bought then I thought I'd be. Absolutely night and day ahead of the Freelander 1 V6 we have before.

David.