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1981 Citroen Visa Super E - £600 or raffle ??

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#61 ONLINE   JohnK

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Posted 20 December 2016 - 11:40 AM

HG kit has been purchased and I'm off work for a bit in January so she will be back available once I've sorted her out.
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#62 ONLINE   Six-cylinder

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Posted 15 January 2017 - 06:18 PM

Started yet?

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#63 OFFLINE   ruffgeezer

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:06 PM

JohnK I have been doing research into the replacement of this head gasket for the upcoming "field of dreams" event, can you please give me as much detail as to the circumstances of the head gasket failure?


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#64 OFFLINE   Talbot

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Posted 04 September 2017 - 08:37 AM

Intrigued as to what happened to this car.  Would love it to come up for roffle again, as I was ferried to school for a couple of years back in the mid-80's in one almost identical to this and would love to experience driving one.



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Posted 04 September 2017 - 09:13 AM

Don't be intrigued. Somewhere in this thread, there is a plan to change the head gasket on it this very weekend. http://autoshite.com...e-in-our-field/


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Posted 04 September 2017 - 10:36 AM

Come and help and you too could be driving it around a field!

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Posted 01 December 2017 - 12:58 PM

Any further updates?!!!!!
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Posted 01 December 2017 - 04:04 PM

The good news was the team removed the engine and took the head off it in September.

 

The bad news is the liners are low and ruffgezzer thinks simply replacing the head gasket with not last very long. 

 

To rebuild the engine is going to cost a fair amount so my preference is simply to pop a secondhand one in, the problem is finding one. I do has a spare of unknown condition with the drop gears missing from Gogentley, but I need to remove the head to inspect it. It looks like it has been sitting around for a while now and why was it removed.

 

There is no cover where the car is located so I guess it will be spring before anything happens with it.

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