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  1. Also, hoping to get one that has an external switch on it so the engine can be cranked over via this (DSs had a switched relay for this next to the battery and I always found it really handy) Gonna try Maplin for this first.
  2. Thanks, I realise the solenoid is a relay but it is not triggering despite the current getting to it from the switch. The switch on these is known to sink current with age and due to the distance from the switch. Fitting a relay nearer it to boost it is a common thing to do on these early versions. The solenoid works perfectly if I bridge the bullet connector to the battery so the fault has to be with the switch or wiring, still it gives 12v when measured so why doesn't it call the solenoid to action? Surely a relay added in here would do the job of me touching the bullet connector on the battery?
  3. Hi shiterz, I have a problem with the CX's starter switch. Basically for the last 3 days nothing happens when you turn the key to operate the starter motor. The solenoid wire emerges from the loom right next to the battery +ve terminal and has a bullet connector there that allows you to touch the male connector to the battery to operate the starter in the event of the switch being gubbed, this works every time so the motor, and solenoid are OK. I tested the circuit at the motor and it is getting 12.5 volts via the switch so the circuit is complete. But it is not energising the solenoid. I think there is a loss in current over the length of the 34 year old wire - it's also quite a long route on the RHD cars. Skip to the end! So I want to fit a relay in where the bullet connector is to the solenoid - pretty common mod on a CX. But where to get a proper relay for this? I don't know how to 'rate' a relay for purpose and I'm certain the 5 spare relays I have are too small as they're for elec windows and air blower, rad fans etc. I guess the solenoid relay would need to be a beefy chap. Any advice?
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    Also, you could get a connection from South Norway to Denmark, drive to Netherlands and get a ferry to Newcastle. Of course the Marina guy could live way up past Tromsø, Arctic way. Bit of a trek all the same. People do travel for the weird deals in Lidl
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    Closer still Shep with the Medway towns - I'll just reveal all: it's Gravesend or just West of in Northfleet.
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    Not sure on Norway - I was there and every car I saw new or old had plates of the same dimensions as here (or thereabouts) the Marina does have a little circle within the plate that could be a tax thing Germany style? Doesn't Slovakia or Czech rep. have something like that too? Hennabm: that Beigy CX is giving me special feelings! Nice.
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    Well, I say 'close' It's in Kent if that narrows it down! (it doesn't)
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    Close, the railway lines are a bit of the line to the Chunnel - 'nother guess?
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    Seems like Ive not been on here for ages but here are a few recent snapz. I was given the opportunity to work a week as a mech in a Citroën resto place in Kent and being a Citroën fanatic, spent a week's holiday doing just that. Here's my CX on arrival at the place - DSs and a Benz but there was more to come! More to come in the form of a pristine Renner 4 and a sneaky wee Fiat 500 - my CX now among friends It's a DS place mostly (in case you just didn't guess..) New rebuild project that arrived from Birmingham Folks I was staying with were Citroen guys too but unconnected to the place I was working at - Son had this blue Dyane that I followed to their own Citroen workshop Which turned out to have a number of other beasts beginning with this Grandad owned by Phil, the workshop owner I was quite taken by this: Ghia V6 in good condition - looked the same as the one my dad had (tho his not a V6!) Late-ish CX GTi I was too thick to snap the MR2, Early type Scimiter and old Alfa that was there... the MR2 was a courtesy car! Back up here in Glasgow and I'm greeted yesterday by this wonder: Yes, it's a Lidl crap park! Say what you want about the Marina - this is ACE! (size of doors notwithstanding) Swiss (?) plates on it. Must admit that Marina made my day!
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    One or two recent spottages: A turquoise beast! This took my by surprise as this shopping centre crap park is usually full of the usual housewife in Porsche Cayennes And the other day I spotted a classic and chatted to the owner who was reliving his youth I suspect the Triumph of his youth was many degrees shiter though.. Also spotted this future shite in Glasgow city centre Pics might turn out HUGE so right click and 'view image' to see all
  11. Thanks Autofive - I'm hearing you. Cheers, I'll look into it.
  12. Thanks folks, I'll look into it now. I'm in Glasgow City so don't think there'll be any postcode issues (I don't think...) Hmm the guy with the part is a proper car guy and would drain it fully - do you mean residual oil leaks being a problem? In what way does a leaking parcel cost? is it due to risk? or coz it might be a bomb or something?
  13. Hi shite heads, I need a replcement Torque Converter for the CX and have located one in Bradford. I will be going down that way within the next month anyway but want to get the fairly major surgery of engine out, split 'box off, replace TC and crank seals all before this year's southward journeys. So instead of picking up the complete gearbox on offer, I want the TC sent up here to Glasgow. (skip to the end) So I wanna canvas the opinions/ experiences of shitists who've had bits sent via couriers or even Royal Mail. The Torque Convertor in question is not very large being about 10" diameter and about 5" deep. Obviously not 'light' but hardly excessive. Any recommendations on courier companies?
  14. Cheers, I'm in Dennistoun Glasgow. Actually I just got in after a mile walk as the CX just chewed the waterpump belt! Overheated and abandoned a mile away. Day off tomorrow ruined by shite!
  15. That Carlton!!!!! I see it all the time and never when i have the chance to snap it!! It's driven by an old boy. IIRC it was actually pretty complete and tidy up until recently where it has taken turn for the worse. Love the Aerodeck too^^ It might be the same one I snapped in the ASDA Govan a couple of years ago. I'm guessing you're based Glasgow South side somewhere?
  16. Wow. Malta isn't the 'new' shite haven - it's always been shite Mecca! I was there in 1996 as a teen and was AMAZED at the number of old motors. It was like being in the UK (RHD) 40 years previous. Every second car was either an old Ford, an Allegro or a Citroën GS - I would frequently see Anglias and old Morris cars among the fairly care- free driving. The roads were really bad - in towns they were all 'polished' and like an ice rink. I recall an old Datsun making a last minute change of direction at a fork of 2 streets in a town called Buggiba one night and it understeered at nearly full lock for about 7 meters! Think his tyres were as polished as the road.. Saw quite a few CXs too but it was really noteworthy that the pre 80s cars massively outnumbered the 80s and later cars. Newest car I recall was a Mk5 Escort in a Ford dealer. Was a really nice place and many of the local ladies were HOT!
  17. Try automatics: (generally) no splines to play wiv!! Just Torque converter drive plate bolts ftw
  18. Here: Broken down Good old photobucket
  19. O FFS Flickr If I'd nabbed the links off photobucket they'd be there now.
  20. Aphrodite the CX in 2009 after cooling hose split Slapped in a quick hose courtesy of the RAC man, bleed and topped up and then a smashing time was had by all.
  21. excellent shite philosophy there! That's marvellous motor and I do need one one day - preferably in a similar colour
  22. Me too! I have one of these with the OMG radioactive light meter - totally inaccurate too!
  23. I had this!!!! I still recall the sound it made. I had this in about 1986-7 as a 7 year old. It was a completely mechanical 'computer' game and had a Porsche 911 lookin' front.
  24. cool, iz therez anywhere to stayz there? Only kidding, I'll probably just get my daily dose of unconscious in teh gutter when visiting.
  25. Thank you(s)! Not 100% that I get Eddyramrod's reference here... any help?
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