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11 hours ago, Eyersey1234 said:

One that works 馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ馃ぃ sorry couldn't resist 馃ぃ馃ぃ

Problem is that choice could be made today but be void by tomorrow.聽

Ianbmw and talbot need to get the blue carlton going and we make you drive that (with the doors roped shut).聽

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1 hour ago, beko1987 said:

Waft in a Daimler! Just remember (if it's still there) that huge ledge upon entering the campsite.聽

1 hour ago, Six-cylinder said:

500 miles @ 16 mpg of E5 拢218.49 ouch!

He wants to get there not via big yellow taxi :D

stand by french comment

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2 hours ago, Six-cylinder said:

500 miles @ 16 mpg of E5 拢218.49 ouch!

If you could arrange* for your gearbox to seize up some way into your journey, you may be able to get some reduction on the fuel costs of a thirsty, large-engined vehicle.

So I hear, anyway.

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6 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

Look at you with your four stud wheels and side rubbing strips!聽 Decadence.

I also have wider front strut towers to fit my big聽engine. Cruises very well at 70 mph and 50+ mpg, but acceleration is very gentle.

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Tonight my friend Colin came over and helped with聽error 404 spraying Bilt Hamber underbody wax on the inner structure of the front left wing and then bolting the wing back on. Colin took it off but Mrs6c prepared and painted it for refitting and Colin says she has done an excellent job.

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2 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Tonight my friend Colin came over and helped with聽error 404 spraying Bilt Hamber underbody wax on the inner structure of the front left wing and then bolting the wing back on. Colin took it off but Mrs6c prepared and painted it for refitting and Colin says she has done an excellent job.

that is because Colin is a sensible chap who is as scared of Mrs C as the rest of us 馃ぃ

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6 minutes ago, wuvvum said:

You haven't experienced gentle acceleration in a Visa until you've driven a Sp茅cial that's only firing on one cylinder.

My Special uses both cylinders but is still out dragged by a motorway coach, wait until we get to 62 mph when the Visa continues to build speed very slowly leaving the coach in the outside lane with other drivers darting up the inside of him because I am now up to 70 mph!

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48 minutes ago, Six-cylinder said:

Today I collected my Visa 17RD from its cambelt service and MOT. It is pre covid since I used it, it felt very smooth and quiet with low power but plenty of torque. It also felt a bit cramped for the Shitefest weekend.聽

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Visa? "That'll do nicely"

@joannalumley

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On 6/6/2023 at 9:02 AM, Six-cylinder said:

That鈥檚 a really good question we have around 30 cars that are legal and work.

Let鈥檚 eliminate some to get a short list. Any cars not capable of high 20s mpg are out. Metro and Visa Twin are out for having 4 gears. Citroen AX, Trevi and Gamma are out because I don鈥檛 trust them. C15 is out because it is slow and a bit cramped. MX5 is out because while it is comfy when I am in getting in and out is difficult, Mercedes 200TE because not as good as a 320, Citroen GS because it is stuffy on a warm day, BMW 330Ci because Mrs6C would not like it piling on 500+ miles, Fiat Seicento because it is my daily.

That leaves only!

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Alfa 156 V6 Sports Wagon

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen Ami 8 Break

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen BX GTi

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen DS Super

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen XM 2.0 16v Auto

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen ZX TD Estate

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen Visa 17RD

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Citroen Xantia Activa

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 MGB GT

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Maserati 425 BiTurbo Saloon

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Mercedes E320 Coupe

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Triumph Toledo

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Triumph Vitesse

路聽聽聽聽聽聽聽聽 Volvo V70 T5

Mr cms206 is taking his V70 2.0d and I *may* take my V70 T6 in lieu of the 205 for towing.

So either take the V70 to make a trio. Or don't take it because there will be plenty there anyways.

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Today we took the ubiquitous Morris Oxford Coupe MGB GT for an 80 mile outing to an MG Car Club Lunch. It runs great even if it is not everybody's cup of tea.

Shitefest rating, is low because I find it hard to get in and out of even if I am perfectly comfortable when I am in.

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I鈥檓 watching @richykitchylive. He鈥檚 just said that the sm weekend was 拢1200. Keeps the riff-raf out as he said. You can鈥檛 lower the tone of the ds rally if you can afford to go.

I also spoke to dad earlier and I鈥檇 sent him a pick of my* Mercedes with the Cadillac and maserati in the barn. He wasn鈥檛 bothered about the American but liked the four door car - said it has a lot more style than the current ones.

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