V6 Xantia......... the beginning of another adventure

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Try lots of penetration fluid first and then heat Steve. Do you have an angle grinder incase it gets bad?!

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I've tried the penetrating fluid and I don't have access to a blow torch, my old man's got an angle grinder so I will head over there next week and do it there, that way if I need anything, he can nip and get it for me.....

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Sounds like a good plan Steve :)

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I like the idea of a Xantia trailer for yours Steve... Needs to be the same colour though... Perhaps use an estate back-end?

When is the National? I want to try to get to it and I hope I can.

Shall I bring the C1?

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Towing dolly and you could bring two cars then Jim! If the towcar breaks down you can still continue and just send the failed car home on the flat bed :)

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KP wrote:Towing dolly and you could bring two cars then Jim! If the towcar breaks down you can still continue and just send the failed car home on the flat bed :)
Hey!!! Good thinking Will =D>

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Will you two pack it in, I can get in enough trouble without your help.... thank you very much.....

National is 18 - 20 July, oh and Jim I'm taking the Xantia if you can fetch that switch.

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Hmmm. An estate with the front end subframe changed to a static dolly setup...

Suspension could remain unchanged then and stripped out and lined would prob be about 700kgs or less all in....

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Trainman wrote:Will you two pack it in, I can get in enough trouble without your help.... thank you very much.....
Sorry :oops:
Trainman wrote:National is 18 - 20 July, oh and Jim I'm taking the Xantia if you can fetch that switch.
Excellent. I have checked with my social secretary and I'm good for that one :-D Steve, I left the switch with Paul thinking he'd see you first but no worries, I have another one...

Remind me nearer the time. You know what I’m like :roll:

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CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote:Will you two pack it in, I can get in enough trouble without your help.... thank you very much.....
Sorry :oops:
That almost sounds sincere......... but only almost :-D

CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote:National is 18 - 20 July, oh and Jim I'm taking the Xantia if you can fetch that switch.
Excellent. I have checked with my social secretary and I'm good for that one :-D Steve, I left the switch with Paul thinking he'd see you first but no worries, I have another one...

Remind me nearer the time. You know what I’m like :roll:
Oh don't worry about that, I won't forget....... :-D

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I've spoken with Paul tonight who has confirmed that the S1 and S2 tow bar are the same fitting, and the that yours truly (dozy sod that I am) was looking at the wrong set of holes.... :oops: :oops: :oops: and there m'lud, the case for the prosecution rests

There for I've taken the bar off sale and now require the use of and angle grinder (that's hat dads are for 8-) :-D ) once all the old bolts and excess rust has been removed I plan fitting it ready for the national.

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Excellent :-D So when are you going to start work on the Xantia trailer then Steve?

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Love your new Avatar 8-)

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CitroJim wrote:
Love your new Avatar 8-)
It's especially for people who keep suggesting more work for me instead of less......... :-D

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Trainman wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Love your new Avatar 8-)
It's especially for people who keep suggesting more work for me instead of less......... :-D
Yes but think of the benefits of a nice trailer Steve. They are boundless...

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Plans are afoot......... for fitting the towbar on Tuesday, I went and picked the ramps up from my dad's yesterday. So hopefully everybody thing goes well.

I also got an issue with a sticky rear height corrector, which if I'm feeling brave enough I will have a look at and there's air in the system somewhere, it's a bit bouncy at the moment, and when I put her in low, she goes down nice and gently and then drops all of a sudden at the front, so system will get bled whilst I have the ramps so I can get under the front, because there's sod all room to get your hand in otherwise.

I also noticed there's a slight knock from the exhaust, which I think is rattling on the heat shield, so another thing to have a look at, and yes I'm doing t outside, so it should start raining Monday.