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#1771 ONLINE   richardmorris

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Posted 25 August 2017 - 07:19 PM

14.3 mpg is the answer.
 
The AED is fixed but the mixture has not been leaned off which probably explains why the last XJ6 S2 I ran did 16 mpg.
 
I won't be taking it Cholmondeley!



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 07:15 AM

I was always disappointed that the last one I had only did 16-17 mpg, I always felt from road tests it should have managed 18-20 mpg. I owned it for 11 years and used to attend car show a fair distance from home so it got some runs, but always 16 point something mpg. 

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 04:39 PM

Now that's nice. I do like big coupes.
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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:00 PM

I like how close the number plate is to the last E-Type... HDU 555N.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:12 PM

Now that's nice. I do like big coupes.

 

I also owned a couple of W114 280CE, the black one was in 1994 between a Vauxhall Carton and Citroen Xantia company cars and the white one when I left the Citroen dealer at the end of 1996. I ran the white one as my everyday car until 2000 when I bought a W124 300CE.

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 05:14 PM

I like how close the number plate is to the last E-Type... HDU 555N.

 

The XJ6C was the 60th RHD one produced.

 

I have just checked and it ran out of tax May 2001, that does not look good for its survival. I sold it in 2000 at a classic auction and it was a decent running car.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:22 PM

A long time ago my 1984 Citroen CX 2400 I/E Pallas decided not to start, after much trying it back fired and caught fire! I managed to get the fire out with some damage done. After replacing some obviously damaged parts such as the HT leads, I then got in an auto electrician to find out why I had no spark (the reason for the fire). He diagnosed the coil, but it has taken me 2 years to find a second hand one (from Holland). A new coil is 322 Euros plus postage from Germany. I called the auto elect to come and fit it but he never turned up, that was in May.   

 

An auto electrician I used to use, but who went to work for a Porsche specialist became available for private work again.  I asked him to take over and today was the great day he had agreed to work on the CX. The replacement was wired in and we had a spark. Then we had no fuel, that turned out to be a broken earth on the fuel pump relay and it now starts.

 

The next problem is the throttle cable is fire damaged and seized solid. The coil which is very hard to get to needs fitting properly. The new HT leads have been nibbled by a mouse. Then the replacement bonnet I have painted and fitted. Then who knows what else for the MOT as the car has been parked up for 6 years.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:42 PM

One step forward, two backwards!

 

My E-Type would not start when I went to get it out for MOT in the spring and I could not see why in spite of doing all the usual stuff. In the end I lost a small copper washer that is used on the wire HT lead that screw into the distributor cap. The car has sat because I have been too busy to attend to it, but today was its lucky day I fitted the new HT washer and it started straight up, even the SU fuel pump worked without a tap.

 

The bad news is the front carburettor is peeing fuel, but not the shut off valve as there is no fuel in the bowl. I think it is between the bowl and carb. Add to this it has a rusted out leaking core plug, which is inlet manifold off job.

 

More for the too do list.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:49 PM

Core plug looks like a pain to do. Steel pipes on the cx probably ok, but I'd expect a couple of the low pressure rubber returns to have perished.
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 06:50 PM

Don't you hate BMWs!

 

Mrs 6C's 330Ci has been sat since at least last year, put the jump pack on it and it started straight up. Three out of four tyres were flat, but pumped up so I took it for a drive round the yard where it is kept.

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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:15 PM

What I love about your fleet 6C, is that there always seems to be another car that we've never (or rarely) heard about.


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Posted 01 September 2017 - 07:31 PM

What I love about your fleet 6C, is that there always seems to be another car that we've never (or rarely) heard about.


I expect there are some he's forgotten he owns! I struggle with three sometimes and am trying for four!
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 08:19 PM

I also owned a couple of W114 280CE, the black one was in 1994 between a Vauxhall Carton and Citroen Xantia company cars and the white one when I left the Citroen dealer at the end of 1996. I ran the white one as my everyday car until 2000 when I bought a W124 300CE.


When I was at university in 1990 one of my lecturers was just from South Africa and had imported his white four door 114. Seemed old at the time, but it was probably only 15 years old- my 124 was 23 last month!
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Posted 01 September 2017 - 11:10 PM

mr cylinder has now been awarded eleventy twelvety bonus points for CXness


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Posted 08 September 2017 - 06:31 AM

Sovereign S1 had its top coat painted yesterday to bonnet, both front wings, ns rear door, both rear quarters/lower wings and valance.

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 08:08 PM

Mrs 6C has just found pictures she has not seen before of her Bond Equipes at a Goodwood Test Day 25-10-1964.

 

George Phillips Photograph collection. 

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 09:44 PM

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Posted 10 September 2017 - 11:34 PM

John Bolster driving ACK there. How far down the to-do list are they?
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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:16 PM

Looks like Bolster was really cracking on and poor old Mary Whitehouse got flung out at Lavant...


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Posted 11 September 2017 - 09:48 PM

Wow! I got the impression you had a quality fleet, but I never expected to see an E Type. Mrs 6C has some swanky numbers too.
I appear to be in the wrong job!

Them yellow cubes from out of a proper old-school urinal are easy to sneak in and a better buzz than any modern chemical shit. Never done me any harm.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:04 PM

Wow! I got the impression you had a quality fleet, but I never expected to see an E Type. Mrs 6C has some swanky numbers too.
I appear to be in the wrong job!

 

I was manager of a Motor Parts shop when I bought it 35 years ago as a project.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:08 PM

Even higher quality today, our C15 has a fresh MOT!

 

It needed some welding and suspension bushs.

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:10 PM

I was manager of a Motor Parts shop when I bought it 35 years ago as a project.

 

How old would it have it been when you got it? I guess they were not considered very valuable that long ago?


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:30 PM

How old would it have it been when you got it? I guess they were not considered very valuable that long ago?

 

It is a 1966 car which I bought in May 1982, it had been off the road since 1977. When we did the body we found the inner sills had been welded with heavy plate during its first 11 years on the road. It took me 6 years to get it back on the road in 1988. Since then although it has been stored without MOT from time to time it has always been on the road or close to it.

 

I paid £1000 for it in 1982 and spent £13,000 rebuilding it over 6 years to put it back on the road.

 

Now it is getting a bit tired and could do with a refresh of the paintwork, interior and suspension but there is no rot in the car.

 

I like all cars and get just as much pleasure out of my Citroen Visa. 

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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:43 PM

It must be nice to have owned a car for that long and had it available on the road for use. I like the idea of being able to bimble down to the shops in an E-type to pick up a pint of milk.


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:49 PM

It must be nice to have owned a car for that long and had it available on the road for use. I like the idea of being able to bimble down to the shops in an E-type to pick up a pint of milk.

 

But you will need to get yourself a couple of miniature Poodles to replace those Grey hounds of yours!


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Posted 12 September 2017 - 01:56 PM

But you will need to get yourself a couple of miniature Poodles to replace those Grey hounds of yours!

 

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Harold and Maude is a great film by the way if anyone has not seen it before.

 

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:34 PM

Another Good and bad day

Good the LNA drives and I got it home!

Bad because:

• The new anti roll bar bushes will not fit so we have had to refit the old ones, which are in good order.
• The window support channel I got has the wrong width for the lift wheels to run in.
• The steering wheel is breaking up and we went to change it for the one on my spares MK1 Visa and it did not fit as there is no self cancelling on the early Visa.
• Beko polishing part of the bonnet sent my coffee sliding off!

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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:45 PM

Just been trying to read this magazine article - Picture 12.png

 

how is the Oltcit?



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Posted 13 September 2017 - 03:48 PM

Just been trying to read this magazine article - attachicon.gifPicture 12.png
 
how is the Oltcit?


Not well, it is going to need a lot of time and money spent on it.
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