Dean's Activa/XM/V6 and now Talbot blog

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Hell Razor5543 wrote: Seems to have worked, as they have been married for quite a while (although I cannot recall any mention of timescale).
Some say it's the secret of a happy marriage ;)
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More progress has been made, the engine was finished off after much faffing and ive nearly finished heavily re-building the engine management loom, this weekend the engine was cranked on its own starter for the first time in many years and apart from a bad earth due to my 99p shop jump leads it sounded fine.

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The gearbox was stripped due to having some grit and muck in it after being stored for so long, given a good clean, new oil seals and a flushed through by turning the torque converter by hand while shifting through the gears, pumping the oil out, adding new oil and repeating untill clean red /dex2 was flowing.
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Just finishing off some bits and bobs now so its ready for installation. The XM has its M.O.T booked as early as possible (21st March) to give a 13 month ticket, as soon as its had the M.O.T it will come straight home to start the engine removal process!.

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When are you ready to rebuild my spare ES9 V.6 then ? ....I can bring it over as I can get free tickets on the ferry :)
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..................i was wondering what my next project was going to be, im down your way tomorrow too :-D

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Pop in and have a coffee
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it would be nice to see a proper Activa and possibly engage in some Citroen nerd chat over a Coffee................how far into deepest darkest Somerset are you? i will be in Chard in the morning, not sure how long for but should be done by lunch.
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Between Frome and Shepton.....I have PM'ed you my number and PostCode
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Very impressive work Dean :) Looking very good indeed!
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Thanks Jim, I'm pleased with how its turned out, if it runs I will be ecstatic !

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Dean, I's sure it will run as sweet as a sweet thing :D

All the care and attention you've given it should make it the best PRV/HP18 on the planet I reckon ;)
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your confidence is almost contagious Jim but then your not aware of the new pistons i made from old bean cans, Aldi beans too! :-D

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MK1 XM headlamps for those whom may be even slightly interested are pictured above, they are clear lenses with a plastic freznel, sort of. The outer lamp that is the indicator on a Xantia is the XM's side lights.

Morette headlamps are actually what looks like an ABS body and seperate cover which you paint to match not a steel frame as i thought, funny what the passing of time does to the grey matter! instead of one side light, a dipped beam and a high beam as fitted standard the Morette setup gives one dipped beam projector and two main beam units per side with a sidelight bulb built into each main beam unit

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As you know....that is interesting, clear dip side, flutes on main. So you could do the projector Hella lamp unit dip side without changing the lens (on a Mk1)

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And im sure some one has, or is doing just that but for the life of me i cant remember who it is...............
Yes very good to see you, lovely Activa 8-)

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And so, it begins.
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I feel there should be some kind of fairwell ceremony.........
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Looking like brand-new Dean :)