Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by citronut » 14 Dec 2014, 13:45

northern_mike wrote:Maestros weren't a bad car. Shame a lot of them were saddled by ancient engines.
plus they used the antiquated suspenders form the likes of the moggy 1000, ( just a moggy in discuise, or should that be Judy in de sky's :roll: :wink:

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Northern_Mike » 14 Dec 2014, 13:54

No, your thinking of the Marina and Ital Malcolm. The Maestro had hydrolastic suspenders. A nice car, spectacularly badly made.

Jim - my brother had Montwontgo 2 litre Turbo diesel estate. It was both a great car and a total pile of s**t all in one!

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 13:54

citronut wrote:
northern_mike wrote:Maestros weren't a bad car. Shame a lot of them were saddled by ancient engines.
plus they used the antiquated suspenders form the likes of the moggy 1000, ( just a moggy in discuise, or should that be Judy in de sky's :roll: :wink:
No, the Maestro was a bit better suspend than that Malcolm. On fact it was quite conventional as I recall. McPherson struts at the front and a torsion beam at the back al-la VW Golf...

It was the Marina and Ital that had the Moggy ( Soggy?) Minor suspension set-up...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 13:57

No, neither the Maestro or Montego had Hydragas unfortunately... Both very conventional. It was eschewed on cost grounds. As per normal for BL in those dark days.
northern_mike wrote: Jim - my brother had Montwontgo 2 litre Turbo diesel estate. It was both a great car and a total pile of (-expletive removed-) all in one!
A bit like the K-series engined Metro I had :( Such a shame as it was a brilliant car let down by atrocious quality control.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Northern_Mike » 14 Dec 2014, 14:00

CitroJim wrote:No, neither the Maestro or Montego had Hydragas unfortunately... Both very conventional. It was eschewed on cost grounds. As per normal for BL in those dark
Yes you're right Jim..Apologies.

The wiki for the Maestro says they even used VW Golf suspension bits for testing prototypes with. If only they'd kept them.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 14 Dec 2014, 14:04

northern_mike wrote: The wiki for the Maestro says they even used VW Golf suspension bits for testing prototypes with. If only they'd kept them.
Gosh :o

Didn't some models have a Golf gearbox? Or was it a PSA gearbox? I do recall they saw some sense and didn't use one of their own or go down the old gearbox in sump route...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by daviemck2006 » 14 Dec 2014, 16:21

There were different gearboxes. I had a C reg maestro 1.6L followed by a montego 1.6 clubman. Both were 5 speed but reverse was in totally opposite places. They were good cars to drive but quality control and paint were utter rubbish. Holes in the bottom of the doors on the maestro at 5 years old! The montego was an ex demo and I sold it at 3 years old due to rust in the seams on the windscreen pillars, which had been twice by the dealer under warranty. Never any problems mechanically though.

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 14 Dec 2014, 20:14

maestro, every time you opened the door the Frame could flex so much the windscreen broke, normally it just flexed till the door frame rusted....about 4 years >>>LOL....piece of @@@T
On the basis of those BL Cars of the time, boy did we deserve a good kicking !

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Dec 2014, 00:47

The Renault 14 still has time to make an appearance. Its a slightly more interesting shape. This is from an official brochure, maybe used a nice pear as a design inspiration...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Dec 2014, 01:14

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Because its 15 types of crap in one car ?

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by citronut » 15 Dec 2014, 09:26

Stickyfinger wrote:maestro, every time you opened the door the Frame could flex so much the windscreen broke,
we used to find back in the 80's citroens were more or less the only car you could put up on the two poster and still open and shut the doors smoothly,

even the likes of the Rolly pollys and big pussies if you opened a door whilst it was off the ground, you could not shut it till it was back on its wheels

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2014, 09:59

citronut wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:maestro, every time you opened the door the Frame could flex so much the windscreen broke,
we used to find back in the 80's Citroëns were more or less the only car you could put up on the two poster and still open and shut the doors smoothly,

even the likes of the Rolly pollys and big pussies if you opened a door whilst it was off the ground, you could not shut it till it was back on its wheels
The Austin Allaggro was also said to have this affliction... But perhaps rather worse than most...

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Dec 2014, 10:23

What do you get when BL mixed the Austin Allegro and Range Rover production Lines

The Austin LegOver

BOOM Boom

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by CitroJim » 15 Dec 2014, 10:24

Stickyfinger wrote:What do you get when BL mixed the Austin Allegro and Range Rover production Lines

The Austin LegOver

BOOM Boom
Tish...

:rofl2: :rofl2:

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Re: Can you link numbers 1-24 with interesting cars?

Post by Hell Razor5543 » 15 Dec 2014, 10:38

I heard that BL and Mothercare planned on doing a joint product, but they found they were making cars with built in rattles.