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Six-cylinder's Motoring Notes - First catch of 2019!


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#3481 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 08:38 PM

Holy fuck, you two play the game well! (as I am assuming Mrs6C had a hand in this!)

I was handed a box of chocolates in this! :-)


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#3482 OFFLINE   hairnet

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:50 PM

omg bribery


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#3483 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:53 PM

omg bribery

 

Not by me, but by the seller.


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At home and running:
1997 Citroen XM 2.0 16v Auto, 2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
2004 Range Rover TD6

 

 

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1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Water inside the inlet manifold), Cadillac (MOT failure)

 

 

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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 


#3484 OFFLINE   dean36014

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:56 PM

Twas just a joke as Chris kept joking mrs six cylinder would be upset :mrgreen: . As if that would be the case where cars are involved. Anyway i got coffee and cakes in exchange 


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#3485 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 09:59 PM

Twas just a joke as Chris kept joking mrs six cylinder would be upset :mrgreen: . As if that would be the case where cars are involved. Anyway i got coffee and cakes in exchange 

 

I like the notion when ever you sell a car to a shiter you give chocolates to their partner to numb there pain! 

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At home and running:
1997 Citroen XM 2.0 16v Auto, 2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
2004 Range Rover TD6

 

 

At home and broken:

 

1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Water inside the inlet manifold), Cadillac (MOT failure)

 

 

Away and being fixed:
1990 Mercdes 200TE

 


#3486 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 10:03 PM

I like the notion when ever you sell a car to a shiter you give chocolates to their partner to numb there pain! 

I'm not sure there will be any left to give to the buyer of the 'S' Type...


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#3487 OFFLINE   beko1987

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:17 PM

Oooh lovely! Xantia replacement?
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#3488 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 10 February 2019 - 11:23 PM

Oooh lovely! Xantia replacement?

No... Six-cylinder is on his honour to get my Xantia fixed, as as he broke it...


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:44 AM

Nice... that's a ten out of ten find if you ask me.

Always fancied an XM... that's going to be dangerously close to home if you come to sell it...

Nice colour for it too.

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 08:42 AM

First catch of 2019!


Best car I ever owned was an XM Onyx. I bought it at three years old for £3000 and had it for about five years. Came home to Essex from Venice in sixteen hours and fifteen minutes including the Chunnel. Fantastic cars. I’m slightly* envious.


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 09:07 AM

I like the notion when ever you sell a car to a shiter you give chocolates to their partner to numb there pain! 

 

THIS - definitely THIS...…….. (and I'm single!)

Excellent news on the PLAHhhhhh - I didn't know the box could be that bad - a loooong time ago a mate had a similar issue but I informed him it was knackered - Ooops! It went to an Allegro sniffer -so lived on. If he tracks me down I'd hate to think of repaying the cost to him plus interest after all this time!


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#3492 ONLINE   Tadhg Tiogar

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 12:04 PM

First catch of 2019!

 

I like how the waistline sort of harks back to that of the SM:

 

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And f*ck your Mitsubishi, I've a horse outside,
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#3493 OFFLINE   Mrs6C

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 06:52 PM

I like how the waistline sort of harks back to that of the SM:

 

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2e/85/1a/...

Those pictures do show the design influences, don't they? What a shame the XM wasn't made as a two door coupe as well... that could have been stunning.

 

Six-cylinder and I were lucky enough to be able to visit La Conservatoire Citroen in 2010, where this lovely sculpture resides:

 

03-May-10 - XM Art sculpture - view 3.JPG

 

03-May-10 - XM Art sculpture - view 2.JPG

 

03-May-10 - XM Art sculpture - view 1.JPG


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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:11 PM

^

"Those pictures do show the design influences, don't they?"

 

 And then your first photo looked just like the black plastic lid of the concrete rubbish-bins outside McDonald's..  :mrgreen:

 

I know ..should have gone to SpecSavers !  


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 ...its a bloody motor car  ..not a Fabergé egg. !

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Posted 11 February 2019 - 07:19 PM

Always loved XMs but never had one. Nearly bought one from a local 'car supermarket' type place about 20 years ago, was a done deal until I realised just how much I was being stitched up (not aware of just how little a 4 - 5-year-old XM was worth) and they wanted double for it. I was never bothered about the hydraulics on them having had CXs and was quite used to doing the pipes etc on mine and other peoples, now, not so sure as I can't do shit and paying other  other buggers to half-arse stuff goes aginst the grain.



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Posted 11 February 2019 - 11:05 PM

....I know ..should have gone to SpecSavers !  


I did, which is why I now wear varifocals.
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F*ck your Subaru, I have a horse outside.
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#3497 OFFLINE   Arthur Foxhake

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Posted Today, 10:38 AM

https://www.ebay.co....4.c100889.m5204
Couple of cheap field bikes.
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Posted Today, 11:12 AM

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^ wot's tat to do with six-cyl's excellent adventures of chod or the Citroen's design development of the XM ?   Seems it's not only specsavers I need to get to, but I might also fumble around for an  Am_I_going_senile_too_? clinic.   :roll:


 ...its a bloody motor car  ..not a Fabergé egg. !

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Posted Today, 11:36 AM

https://www.ebay.co....4.c100889.m5204
Couple of cheap field bikes.

 

Thanks now on watch.

 

Edit - bid now placed as I will be out tomorrow afternoon.


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1997 Citroen XM 2.0 16v Auto, 2000 Jaguar S Type 3.0 SE, 1996 Citroen ZX TD Estate, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Veloce, 2000 Citroen C15, 1991 BMW E30 325i SE, 2001 Alfa 156 V6 Sport wagon Veloce, 
2004 Range Rover TD6

 

 

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1966 Jaguar E-Type FHC (Water inside the inlet manifold), Cadillac (MOT failure)

 

 

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1990 Mercdes 200TE

 


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Posted Today, 11:53 AM

I am taking the VP to Bognor tomorrow to have a manual gearbox conversion and check over before it returns to the road. My friend who owns the trailer volunteered that I could park the loaded ensemble on his drive overnight as it is the end of cul-de-sac while mine is reversing from a 50 mph road not to far from a blind crest. 

 

Funny thing since he made the offer he has a viewing on his house this afternoon and made me park the Allegro round the corner until his prospective house buyers have been and gone!

 

Bumhats. This is one of the threads where my notifications have gone weird and missed you were coming my way. I'd have put the kettle on.


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Dream shite.

Talbot Sunbeam - Mini pref. 1275GT - Shove-it - Viva HC - Samba - Triumph Dolly - Triumph 2000 - Avenger - Pug 205 with a suitcase engine - AEC Mammoth Major - Hillman Hunter - Allegro - another Simca would be nice as well - Pug 309 with a Poissy engine - Routemaster





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