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Yesterday I fitted a new (used, as new ones don’t exist anymore it seems) brake servo.

And I had to get it from Spain, apart from that, parts supply is fine 🥹

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Hmmm fiddly, but could be worse. It’s nice to have brakes that don’t stick on, gets a bit tricky

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More pictures of the GSA sil vous plait

I’ll do my best, there may be reason to take pictures relatively soon (watch this space)
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6 hours ago, Stinkwheel said:


I’ll do my best, there may be reason to take pictures relatively soon (watch this space)

Happy this makes me, yes.

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I’ve been driving the Visa as my daily for a fortnight, including one of my regular trips to Wales. Touch wood it’s been good as gold and I’m enjoying it again, I always forget how good ‘an car’ they are, have a couple of pics that have been taken in the mornings
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This seems like a long time ago now, anyone still remember the field of dreams disassembly? It’s times like this I wish I’d been part of that, instead I got to put it together without the group mind
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Remember thinking how fugly the Visa was when it came out.
Now they look interesting and different - shame so few survive.

I agree, and I’ve owned 4, still sometimes think they look weird.
Definitely rare though, scarily so considering they made a million and a half of the things.
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Been driving the visa to work all this week, realised it was in the security cameras earlier, so here it is, bringing down the value of my workmates Aldi TTf943303dabed7ecec280c0090d387729.jpg

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59 minutes ago, Stinkwheel said:

Now ive sold the Ami, do i need to change the thread title?

Yes - to "the GSA will be out to play SOON!" 😁

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1 hour ago, chaseracer said:

Yes - to "the GSA will be out to play SOON!" 😁

You will have to ask Spanners about that mate, when he eventually collects it, oooops, i think i let something out the bag there

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3 hours ago, Stinkwheel said:

You will have to ask Spanners about that mate, when he eventually collects it, oooops, i think i let something out the bag there

And so the circle closes... 

🙂

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This morning i took a picture of the super new snazzy honest to goodness genuine 'accessorie citroen' mudflaps i fitted.

Now it is an rally car, yes?

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  • Stinkwheel changed the title to Stinkwheel's mostly Citroen stuff

Did I mention I own a Ford? It’s 18 years old and is my ‘brand spanking new totally modern vehicle’ despite being none of those things in reality, it probably illustrates the age etc of what I’m used to … anyway, the focus of doom, proper early mk2  with 3 owners from new and full service history until 135k (now at 150k) 

 

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The daily shite focus needed a new manifold/cat/flexi, actually it’s needed it for about 6 months but you know how it is, all I can say it, it was sort of an easy job that I’d been putting off. But it did have its moments of - is that going to come out that gap? Type questions.
Very Luckily had been given some new Tungsten Carbide burrs and a mini die grinder to ‘test out’ for work (I like my job), as the usual access plus heat shield rusted bolts meant some creative grinding to get it all out.

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It did indeed come out after some faffing, new one went in, car now quieter and less smelly.

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The bolts in the old mid section wouldn’t come out so I just clamped it together (with new gasket, obviously) and welded it
Daily motor will continue to be used daily, as you would expect.
I’m off for a shower as I have tiny grinding swarf in my hair, for once though, I did use proper eye and hearing protection, at the same time, I must be a grown up now.

And yes, I know I could pay people to do these sort of jobs, but I do really hate doing that

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Today, something is happening with the GSA
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After another 5 years, added to the previous 7 years it’s stood still in different places, it still starts and rises - unreliable these old Citroens you know

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The new (old?) owner will be picking it up shortly. I will have another G series but I think I’ll just pay for an actually good one next time (Maybe, all usual provisos)

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45 minutes ago, Stinkwheel said:

Today, something is happening with the GSA
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That's cool, David Hiam Ltd were the original dealers for my old BX. I still have a branded tax disc holder somewhere.

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5 minutes ago, Fumbler said:

 

That's cool, David Hiam Ltd were the original dealers for my old BX. I still have a branded tax disc holder somewhere.

I ‘think’ the guy who’s having it back used to work for them, but I’ve been wrong before 😂

this car was well ‘sponsored’ for its scally rally 2006 trip around france/Italy 

 

@chaseracerwill know more about that 

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8 hours ago, Stinkwheel said:

I ‘think’ the guy who’s having it back used to work for them, but I’ve been wrong before 😂

this car was well ‘sponsored’ for its scally rally 2006 trip around france/Italy 

 

@chaseracerwill know more about that 

France/Italy/France/Monaco/France/Spain.  Good fun.

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I got waved at today, by a fellow mk1 Peugeot expert driver. It felt weird, but I’m ok with it. It was then I realised the cheap workhorse van i bought in 2015 has become a bit of a cult following vehicle. After years of 2CV’s and CX’s etc which I knew were cult following vehicles. This feels weird, but I kind of like it, have a pic of afforementioned van at home by way of something or another 

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  • Stinkwheel changed the title to Stinkwheel's mostly Citroen stuff, Maestro action page 4

The maestro diesel had very flat paint, very, so I decided to give it a good mop and buff, just to see what would happen, I mean never mind the rust or the other jobs, shiny is best right? 
 

See if you can decide which is before and after 

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27 minutes ago, Stinkwheel said:

The maestro diesel had very flat paint, very, so I decided to give it a good mop and buff, just to see what would happen, I mean never mind the rust or the other jobs, shiny is best right? 
 

See if you can decide which is before and after 

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That buff up looks to have given your Maestro a full nut and bolt restoration. Time well spent!

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7 minutes ago, Dick Longbridge said:

That buff up looks to have given your Maestro a full nut and bolt restoration. Time well spent!

I’m actually amazed how it’s gone from looking a bit of a heap to reasonably presentable, not quite the full nut and bolt resto, but not far off 

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