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  1. j-j

    J-J's Road rubbish

    Found my old spotted thread!! I want to restart this. Last post in December 2011... the car park where the Cavalier was is now completely different and rearranged. It's Kingsgate in East Kilbride.
  2. Cheers man! I think I joined up a week after AS was created - I thought it was a fake forum back in 2006 ? and it's still here!
  3. Hello Shiters, Graeme from Glasgow here! Reintro - ing myself because I've been out of the loop for years... great to see it's exacty the same here ? For my sins I'm still a mega Citroenist - first car was a Panda but then solid Cits from 1998 till today in varying shades of shite. I smoke around in a 1993 Xantia 1.9 TD VSX named Auld Katy and I have a jalopy 1968 ID19B complete with swively headlights. But I love all old chuggers of any type (been developing a thing for old US motors lately that surprised me) I'd love to get my mits on a Benz W123 estate! GG
  4. Just mind and have it fully supported before crawling underneath!
  5. Done it about a dozen times myself - no fun in buying local
  6. What's going on here?! I am beside myself with wonder! I didn't expect mr 'Touring to actually go out ang grab a CX himself! Graeme (the gold CX's former keeper)
  7. I always noticed the PAS - equipped BXs and all XMs and early Xantias also made a distinctive and quite noticeable hissing noise too. If I heard an XUD9 Diesel with an occasional hissssss-click i just knew there was a Xantia nearby. Also: starter motor sound of Peugeot 106 and AX is unmistakable. The first 'New MINI' petrol types with a really noisy (think) cold start injector. I notice some of the more recent ones still make this noise. Saab 900 Turbo - one of my favourite turbo sounds because it's so noticeable at low speeds - unmistakable!
  8. Hi all, Mk1 BX daytime And night: rubbish pic in motion.. at rest.
  9. Hahaha! AlbertRoss! Well, What about the use of alarms to deter monkeys from breaking into a car just to steal whatever (might) be in it? Maybe this is a better use? About 5 weeks ago I got up one Sunday morning and wandered over to the nice sunny front window. It's afirst floor flat and the Xantia was parked on the street below - I casually noticed the driver's door was simply ajar... being a shiter, the first thing I thought wasn't "some little cunt has broken into my precious shite heap" no, it was " can that happen"? i.e can something go wrong with your central locking or door lock to cause it to pop open... no was the answer I gave myself.. I went down to find it had been broken into sure enough but the hadn't smashed the glass, simply broken into via the door lock, not damaging the barrel but instead bending the handle surround enough to reveal a little gap and then got a hacksaw blade with a notch on it and used that to pull the rod up (I reckon) as I noticed that all 4 doors had conveniently opened for the intruders. They had almost legitimately opened it! I'm getting to the point. The point is that the factory alarm wasn't on because there had been an ongoing shite problem with it - it was causing an electrical fault to keep the indicators stuck on all the time even after you locked it or when started and driving. The only solution was to put off the alarm and pull out the alarm fuse. It had been like that for weeks. The central locking worked with the key but the alarm gets armed by the remote (with the fuse out the alarm goes off even if you open on the remote) so the break in didn't set off the alarm. Luckily I don't leave anything of value in there and generally scrotes don't steal old diesel shitters. Little fux did take my new (albeit 5.99) driving aviators out of H&M and oddly, stole a crappy halfords phone charger and very oddly, stole a little packet from the glove box containing the standard Xantia replacement clutch plastic clip (why?) I suppose they HAD to steal something. The key thing is I had no idea the car had been broken into until next morning - it could have happened while I was sitting near the window or sommin. Had the siren went off though I'd have been down there and casually opened the boot to get the can of black undersealant to spray in their face. So now the alarm and deadlocks are used since they seem to work OK for now. I think car alarms still have a purpose for that reason anyway. Hopefully they'll not touch it now as it's known as the shite heap with nothing in it..
  10. These will go for mega money and probably never be seen again. Heuliez have shown all these cars for years but wonder what spurred the clear out. Check out the onaco Royal family's clear out on the same site...
  11. Yes Ian, It's (in)visible in the overexposed bit of the second last pic. I recently got new wings and doors for it but still needs welding to the left rear 1/4 panel. 2cv is actually my sister's car and I think she is going to get it restored at a 2cv place.
  12. Present daily: 19 year old Xantia TD and the CX 2400: Rare fleet group photo! from last year when the CX was still on the road. CX now residing in the garage... getting major make-or-break work! Nightmare inaccessible back wheelarch mega rust But she will return!!!!!!
  13. Not sure a '63 2cv would have those front indicators either?
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