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Fashion news : today I tried on some tan brogues.

 

And no, before anyone gets excited : I won't be getting any tattoos, wearing tight fitting tweed suits or using beard conditioner.

 

In unrelated, Japanese car news. It now has a Milltek exhaust.

 

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3 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Ooh.  DB6 on wires or Topolino wagon with a flat tyre.  Tough one that...

Oddly that fiat is the only car I’ve seen mistreated, by being pushed and dragged with a flat. Of the lot seen today I think I’d have to choose the Ferrari coupe.

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CX going to local French car workshop Wednesday morning to have dead alternator replaced. First question from workshop boss: "It's an automatic, isn't it?" followed by a distinct groan, followed by him launching into tales of woe about what happens when a mounting bolt - the reverse mounted one - is found to have seized. Going to cost at least 200 quid in labour, as I'm supplying the new alternator.

The man has a BX 14 St. Tropez in at the moment for something or other. He says it brings back memories of when he was doing his training on BX and CX: "....they haven't got any easier with age....", etc.

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I was telling sixcylinder I think it was, of a church friend of my parents ( in fact she and their son was the previous owner of my 2cv). Anyway, they were coming back from a French holiday in their cx 25gti when there was a bang, flash and smoke from the engine. Car was running fine though, apart from all the warning lights being lit, and so they pulled over on the autoroute, and a quick inspection found a mounting bracket for the alternator he said had sheered off and cut through part of the main loom.  Got back to the ferry without turning the engine off, including refuelling!

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Found out tonight that my Audi 80 Cabriolet doesn't have a brake servo, instead having an accumulator sphere driven off the PAS pump, filled with LHM. You can just make out the line running up from it to the ABS pump.

It's a bit tired and losing pressure a touch when left parked up for a few days or more

Such an unconventional system in a car like this.

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10 hours ago, richardmorris said:

I was telling sixcylinder I think it was, of a church friend of my parents ( in fact she and their son was the previous owner of my 2cv). Anyway, they were coming back from a French holiday in their cx 25gti when there was a bang, flash and smoke from the engine. Car was running fine though, apart from all the warning lights being lit, and so they pulled over on the autoroute, and a quick inspection found a mounting bracket for the alternator he said had sheered off and cut through part of the main loom.  Got back to the ferry without turning the engine off, including refuelling!

Maybe Junkman was right after all - maybe CXs really are murderous bastards, and I've just been lucky with mine.

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2 hours ago, 320touring said:

Anything anywhere as cool as your 'tinas?

Or another Applause?

I think it’s fairly trick and there is a tedious link to the manufacturers of aforementioned Cortinas.

2 hours ago, HMC said:

Italian Tin foil? Breadvan? 

Alfa Romeo F12?

 

The only thing italian about it is the colour and hopefully not the electricity retention tendencies.

 

Currantly (mouldy bun reference) facing the opposite way to my direction of travel whilst passing through:D63ECF8F-4EC0-493C-8755-ABD98CDAB682.thumb.jpeg.3a851e524f047ffd5bda57d244bc187b.jpeg

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32 minutes ago, Semi-C said:

I think it’s fairly trick and there is a tedious link to the manufacturers of aforementioned Cortinas.

The only thing italian about it is the colour and hopefully not the electricity retention tendencies.

 

Currantly (mouldy bun reference) facing the opposite way to my direction of travel whilst passing through:D63ECF8F-4EC0-493C-8755-ABD98CDAB682.thumb.jpeg.3a851e524f047ffd5bda57d244bc187b.jpeg

Better not be a Hyundai..

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2 minutes ago, 320touring said:

Better not be a Hyundai..

I also wondered whether it might be.   There's an ebay seller who put one up at an optimistic price but had 0 bids.  Reducing it by £100 this week has had the same level of response.   

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Yesterday I was under the Tipo investigating why the exhaust note had become uncharacteristically sporty.  Needless to say, the exhaust is several weeks out of its 2 year warranty and the flex-joint has failed.  A Nescafe Americano (decaff) tin, some aluminium foil tape and two jubilee clips are now on duty until a replacement arrives.  Fortunately, a new downpipe with integral flex-joint and fitting kit is only £45.  Whilst the front of the car was on ramps I was pleased to see that the floor pan looks solid enough, though I was not bold enough to poke it - it is Italian, after all.

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26 minutes ago, 320touring said:

Better not be a Hyundai..

Tisn’t one o’those!

 

12 minutes ago, anonymous user said:

I reckon the clue is the hot cross bun, the cross is a stand in for the Saltire, which means the SVM, therefore collection of a Volvo, in gold to match the chocolate wrapper

Top marks for telegraph crossword levels of lateral thinking, alas I will not be depleting Scotlands Volvo levels.

I’m now at:69DAD295-6D6D-4B37-8F72-3D954071E369.thumb.jpeg.e3562b9cd16dd81b176ea3405091f8f3.jpeg

facing backwards whilst travelling forwards or some suchlike.

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I have just found out some one other than me has run over the hoover lead ....

I really should unplug the lead before putting it away !  ,

and why are they so difficult to replace ?????????  , bodged for now with some tape ....

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7 hours ago, wuvvum said:

Maybe Junkman was right after all - maybe CXs really are murderous bastards, and I've just been lucky with mine.

Mine's doing its best to murder my wallet. Meanwhile, some show plates are just after arriving from France....

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4 hours ago, RayMK said:

I also wondered whether it might be.   There's an ebay seller who put one up at an optimistic price but had 0 bids.  Reducing it by £100 this week has had the same level of response.   

If they keep reducing it it might make it to a level which is sensible... 

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