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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Mercedes-SLK230-Sports/323317476655?hash=item4b47392d2f:g:074AAOSwEzJbB9Rq
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Talbot in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    Just to add my twopenneth to this thread, I love Hydro Citroens. I haven't had one as a daily for a while now, and I miss them. I like the fact that they are hydraulically complex, that they are unconventional, and that their design aim was comfort and safe handling over a "sporty/dynamic" ride. They would be (and have proven to be) useless at being raced, and this is an good thing.
     
    I also find the fully-powered brake system very confidence inspiring, and DIRAVI was just fantastic to drive with.
     
    The DS, GS(A), CX and (most aspects of) BX showed this system at it's best. As soon as things like anti-sink, centre spheres, de-centralised brakes and conventional PAS were fitted, the system's days were numbered. I'm surprised it's lasted as long as it has, as in the 1960's and 1970's, car buyers were actually interested in the engineering in their cars, and things like the famous GS driving on 3 wheels or having a blow-out and steering dead-straight actually sold cars.
     
    These days, most new car buyers don't even know how to open the bonnet, and couldn't care less about the underlying engineering of the car. Most couldn't tell you which wheels of their car are driven, or indeed how many cylinders their engine has, much less the details of it's suspension system.
     
    A shame.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to forddeliveryboy in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    I believe a lot of the arguments, objections and mud-slinging the moment anyone dares point out the inherent advantages (laws of physics, not subjective opinion) of hydropn. suspension is a result of there not being a proper understanding of why it made it into mass production.
     
    Reading the thread, there are comments about modern sphered Cits riding badly because of the adoption of the front strut (not true), that the company only did what they did because USP and they were capable (they did things differently if it could be demonstrated it was a better solution), McLaren are making use of the technology (no, their steel-sprung suspension deals with damping and anti roll, but was inspired by Citroën), that you can achieve as good a ride with conventional suspension (yes, but beyond a certain speed and loadings things deteriorate significantly compared with gas over oil) and so on.
     
    It all comes down to one thing - by increasing the amount of time a tyre's contact patch pressure is optimum, effective suspension makes a car faster by increasing grip and stability, and not just through the suppleness an infinite rising rate and fully self-levelling setup allows. That's what Citroën was seeking and found - and achieved what nobody else has ever come close to, with such simplicity and effect.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Junkman in Citroen Hydropneumatique 1954 - 2018 +++ An attempt at a tribute thread +++ Caution: André's Asylum inside!   
    Yes it is.
    Pretty much everything launched since the mid Sixties is a modern car.
    Such is the lack of progress.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to HarmonicCheeseburger in Nurburgring track   
    Anyone else want to see DW take the Invacar? 
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from chaseracer in Nurburgring track   
    It was an experience.
    Not one I'll be repeating but we got through it unscathed and with unsoiled gruns.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from johngarty in Nurburgring track   
    It was an experience.
    Not one I'll be repeating but we got through it unscathed and with unsoiled gruns.
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    Mad Cyril got a reaction from SiC in Nurburgring track   
    It was an experience.
    Not one I'll be repeating but we got through it unscathed and with unsoiled gruns.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to sierraman in The slow death of Vauxhall?   
    This would never have happened if they continued with green velour interiors.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Squire_Dawson in Abandoned Aston Martin   
    Perhaps, just perhaps, there are some people who aren't just motivated by financial gain and are quite happy to keep hold of uninteresting cars just because they've had them for donkey's years and don't wish to sell. Or else, out of sheer bloody-mindedness have it decaying gently. Either way, I like the guy, ten times more than the posers with immaculately restored examples at car shows.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to RoadworkUK in eBay tat volume 3.   
    I humbly disagree with the above.
     
    However, I dislike that the owner appears to have replaced the subtle original badges with B&Q house numbers.
     

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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/LDV-200-PILOT-DIESEL-campa-day-van-1998/222860900061?hash=item33e38b76dd:g:y7YAAOSwImRaXRkC
     

     

     

     

     

     

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    Mad Cyril reacted to cort16 in eBay tat volume 3.   
    https://www.gumtree.com/p/mazda/mazda121saloon/1288155639
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Junkman in Shite in Miniature II   
    Well, this high gloss polished supercar excursion will go on until Sunday.
    Be prepared for more
     
    **** News From Nürnberg ****
     
     
    In the meantime, I take the liberty to post something in the true spirit of this thread.
    I pride myself in having accomplished a deal on Leboncoin, which is remarkable in its own right.
    As difficult as it is to trade with the immediate neighbouring country, I must say, that whenever you reach an agreement with a Frenchman,
    they turn out to be the most gentle, generous and reliable persons you've ever dealt with. The question begs as to why it is so difficult.
     
    Anyway, here we go.
     
    Whitewall tyred R8 shite in all its suspension sagging warped glory:
     

     
     
    Some shite not even hardcore Norev collectors are aware of:
     

     
     
    Some shite with stinking cylinders with holes in them:
     

     
     
    German Wirtschaftswundershite icon personified in warped plastic:
     

     
     
    Fintailshite in the same snot green, remarkably straight:
     

     
     
    And cars you didn't know existed until recently - its a shite Monteverdi 375L before you ask:
     

     
     
    So here it is, Junkman's current fleet of Norev plastic shite:
     

     
     
    Now, please feel free to use your 'like' button to your heart's content.
    I'm bloody proud of this shite.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to pompei in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Coupehatch used to be a regular in Grimsby  -  the owner worked at Oxford Street Motors.  It always looked tatty but it looks terminally knackered now.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to chaseracer in Edinburgh Multis demolition reveals chod.   
    If that Uno's LHD, check it for dents and paint scrapes from a black Mercedes...
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Ghosty in eBay tat volume 3.   
    NICHOLAS PARSONS!!!
     

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    Mad Cyril reacted to richardmorris in eBay tat volume 3.   
    They advertised these as vins rouge and vins Blancs, not vin rose as I recall!
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    Mad Cyril reacted to sofarsogood in GSF Discount Code - This Weekend (54%)   
    It doesn't work at ECP though don't try typing it in there!
    Only an idiot would do such a thing....
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Cavcraft in eBay tat volume 3.   
    Husband skins up just for fun
    Kid tie laces in the sun
     

     
    One lad will ring, other one will text 
    Warning him his bird's perplexed
    Watch out here comes striding mum
    looks like she has seen her bum
     

     
     
    Black trousered guy next to car on drive
    Some guy with a council estate
    LandRover one bucket is what he has
    Is he masturbating or having a whazz?
     

     
     
    So this is how it feels to be lonely
    This is how it feels to be small
    This is how it feels when your trike's worth fuck all at all
     
     
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Honda-shadow-1100-cc-trike-/172844601095?hash=item283e574f07:g:S5kAAOSwl-FZkHi0
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    Mad Cyril reacted to mk2_craig in Why are these making a comeback?   
    There were a few Metroriders on the local bus fleet when I was younger, these had prominent twin whirly vents on the back end of the roof.
     

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    Mad Cyril reacted to dollywobbler in 1975 Ford Granada Coupe - 854 hours of work - Reassembly Started   
    Alternatively, the chap, who does seem to have a pretty decent reputation (though I don't know him personally), realised he'd f*cked himself with the quote and so wanted to raise it. Fixed price restoration is a bloody dangerous game to play. If the costs spiral and the customer won't pay, then it's his livelihood that's down the pan. If the price can't budge but more parts/labour is needed, the restorer has two choices. Cut the work output somehow or go out of business. I'm not sure suing someone like that would really help.
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    Mad Cyril reacted to cort16 in Just because it looks written off doesn't make it written off.   
    So don't start it Dear Fuckface?
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    Mad Cyril reacted to Felly Magic in Shite in Miniature II   
    None taken, he's a cunt even today
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    Mad Cyril reacted to fiatdaft in Modern shite and corrosion   
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