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

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

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I'm the reverse Jim - cars were relatively late for me but I started in Electronics at about 8 I think, I remember clearly the little kits that had a transistor and a few caps and resisters mounted on a plastic board with springs that you could join with link wires to make various things, building a 12v 5amp regulated power supply when I was about 10 (which still works nearly 30 years later believe it or not!) and passing my ham license at 12. Cars weren't even a twinkle in my eye at the time... :lol:

I do lament the lack of interest or ability of people these days when it comes to tinkering and fixing things themselves, I think its secretly why we all own old Citroens - so we can keep in practice. :wink:

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Mandrake wrote: I remember clearly the little kits that had a transistor and a few caps and resisters mounted on a plastic board with springs that you could join with link wires to make various things
I remember those well Simon but I bypassed them and dived straight into the deep end of valve wirelesses and tellys. It all started with me when my Dansette Record Player blew up and a near neighbour fixed it for me and allowed me to watch him work his magic. I was hooked from that moment on. From there it was just a short step to me doing the same myself. I used to earn all my pocket money fixing transistor radios belonging to fellow schoolchildren. I had a great little business going :-D

I still hold an amateur radio licence. G4MEZ. Not been on the air for years now but maintain my licence just in case I do again one of these days.
Mandrake wrote: I think its secretly why we all own old Citroëns - so we can keep in practice. :wink:
I think you're right :-D

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Listen to you two, sounds like 'Old Foggies R Us" :lol: :lol:

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Trainman wrote:Listen to you two, sounds like 'Old Foggies R Us" :lol: :lol:
Steve, we're not old :twisted: Or at least I'm not! I'm only 55!

Anyway, humble apologies for hijacking your blog :oops:

Sorry sir. I won't do it again. A big boy made me do it.

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CitroJim wrote:
Trainman wrote:Listen to you two, sounds like 'Old Foggies R Us" :lol: :lol:
Steve, we're not old :twisted: Or at least I'm not! I'm only 55!

Anyway, humble apologies for hijacking your blog :oops:

Sorry sir. I won't do it again. A big boy made me do it.
Sir James, I'm :shock: blaming somebody else, surely your big enough, daft enough make your own decisions [-X

:lol: :lol:

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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Trainman wrote:Listen to us three, sounds like 'Old Foggies R Us" :lol: :lol:


:-D :-D

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Do you want that item I took to Scotland returned in one piece or twenty..... :?: :?: :?:

:lol:

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Ha ha thanks again for that Steve :)

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Hopefully, it's being brought down to the National for me, then I can bring it back to you....

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Trainman wrote:Hopefully, it's being brought down to the National for me, then I can bring it back to you....
Wills exact words this morning were:
"Ah no worries :( chuck it then, sorry to waste your time fella :("
when he realised that it wasn't what he was hoping it was so no return load Steve.


David.

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Yeah turned out to be pointless and the issue it was givingt me didn't appear. Tried the other two I have the same this morning and fine! Stupid bloody technology!!
Anyway there may be some for a trip to the national if there is room in your trailer Steve :D

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Yeah no problems, so long as it's not a full car load, I'm only working Weds and Thursday this week, so could pick up what you have Thursday about 2:30

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That sounds like a plan! Remind me in the morning to get it ready for you so we don't get a repeat of last time lol!

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Okie dokie