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Six Cylinders Motoring Notes - Saab 95 event 13/14 Aug at FoD now also 20/21 Aug!


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On 6/20/2022 at 1:53 PM, Crackers said:

Funny you mention it. I believe they are exempt from pretty much everything everywhere, and because they accelerate quite well for their size, they seem to do surprisingly well in cities as long as you have a steersman who's well and truly on the ball. 

A decent road engine will do 12-15mph in high gear flat out and the average speed of London traffic isn't much more than that, so you can do stuff like this:

Definitely something I'd love to have a go at. 

No need to worry about traffic, keep going and people will soon move out of the way, either that or they get pushed/squashed

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7 hours ago, hairnet said:

that last pic - ace apart from the bl wagon :P

 

I agree it absolutely ruins that picture.

BUT when you have to queueing on a dark, wet, winters Friday night on the M25 there is no better car to do it in. 

Also it is the only one that can pull a 2 ton boat out of the water up a steep slippery ramp with ease and control!

It is a thought though, in summer maybe it should live in the storage shed and a Sovereign could live on the drive instead.

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mindlessly scrolling through facebook, had to double up and look again, @Six-cylinder yer famous? LOL

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I like how facebook is learning to suggest Autoshite to me basically, says a lot about what I do with my facebook account I guess LOL

"you didn't click on any of the fast car posts we suggested, so heres a Citroen Visa jump starting an E type"

https://www.facebook.com/PracticalClassics/photos/a.268875403130754/5607660469252194/

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9 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I agree it absolutely ruins that picture. - you dis it you own it :D

BUT when you have to queueing on a dark, wet, winters Friday night on the M25 there is no better car to do it in. fair enuff

Also it is the only one that can pull a 2 ton boat out of the water up a steep slippery ramp with ease and control! - ooer missus

It is a thought though, in summer maybe it should live in the storage shed and a Sovereign could live on the drive instead.

 

park something you wanna stroke there instead so evenrytime you walk past it its

ahhhhhh.................................

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9 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

I agree it absolutely ruins that picture.

BUT when you have to queueing on a dark, wet, winters Friday night on the M25 there is no better car to do it in. 

Also it is the only one that can pull a 2 ton boat out of the water up a steep slippery ramp with ease and control!

It is a thought though, in summer maybe it should live in the storage shed and a Sovereign could live on the drive instead.

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You'd save a fortune by only taxing it for 6 months but I'd imagine if it gets the shit with being stored it'll light its dash up like a Christmas tree in a tantrum 😂🎄

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39 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

There is a plan to cut some metal shelving uprights down from 9ft to 7 ft to fit in the container.

If you have some suitable cutting gear please bring it along at the weekend to FoD.

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@Zelandeth time to break in the new Toy I mean plasma cutter? :) 

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On 28/06/2022 at 21:29, Six-cylinder said:

I have got my Peugeot 306 convertible back today serviced, new handbrake cables and MOTed.

This means a new look for the drive this afternoon.

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We washed all those cars and you've put them away to get dusty again 🙄

I could book a couple of days off work (2 weeks notice) and come and do some more... We've tested the theory we can do 2 at once, I reckon we'd do 2x the full works as well fairly easily on the ones that would wash up well anyway 🤔

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2 minutes ago, beko1987 said:

We washed all those cars and you've put them away to get dusty again 🙄

I could book a couple of days off work (2 weeks notice) and come and do some more... We've tested the theory we can do 2 at once, I reckon we'd do 2x the full works as well fairly easily on the ones that would wash up well anyway 🤔

That would be great.🙂

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4 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

There is a plan to cut some metal shelving uprights down from 9ft to 7 ft to fit in the container.

If you have some suitable cutting gear please bring it along at the weekend to FoD.

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How about I pick up a 9" cutting disk and drill holes to fit Astra van PCD?

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1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

I went topless this evening!

Don't worry I mean the car. First time out for my 306 Convertible since I was put away for the winter. It drives better than I remember and was a pleasure to enjoy the evening sunshine going to a small car gathering in Milton Keynes. 

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I quite liked it when I drove it.  I remember you being a bit meh about it at the time.

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8 hours ago, wuvvum said:

I quite liked it when I drove it.  I remember you being a bit meh about it at the time.

You are right, the grade for driving it had always been a "C".

Last night across Milton Keynes countless roundabouts it corned tidily and seemed to have more torque than I remember pulling out of them. On the way home I diverted across to the A413 because I was fed up following traffic at 47 mph and was then tailgated by an Astra. It was a plain 18 plate model so stuck to 60 mph just in case, there are a couple of lovely sweeping bend sets, I stayed at 60mph it backed off!

I then put petrol in it and found myself thinking where else should I drive, C+ now! 

That said I am giving a lift to another shiter this morning who preferred a lift in the Ami 8!

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A request for this weekend - can anyone provide a torque wrench? I've 'mislaid' mine (have a horrible feeling it's 250 miles away, with the ex) and will need one for the head bolts.

Beer will be provided by way of thanks.

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I'm sure the Maxi of every tool will have the required bar 😂

I'll be light on tools but can chuck my impact driver and small socket set in the car incase we get as far as buzzing the shelving together... 

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A additional thing for the 2/3 July 2022 FoD

Drop the driver's door panel on the ZX to inspect the electric window regulator. I suspect it will need replacing so needs identifying. 

Things to do.

  • Motor bike trailer - clean and grease wheel bearing and fit new lighting board
  • Triumph Toledo 4 door – Rub down and paint bonnet with rattle cans.
  • Take the cylinder head off the Carlton 2.0i Club estate to check the damage.
  • Start Carlton 1.8 GLi.
  • Start Bedford CF
  • Get Opel Manta fired up and moving
  • Make a couple of the mopeds run.
  • Work on/clean your own car/stuff
  • Prepare wood for enclosed fire pit if anybody is staying for the evening
  • Drink tea and chat.

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