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    My son is 19 and hasn't got his learners yet.

    He had a look in the garage today and immediately fell in love with the CX. Looks like it will be going onto full rego (when I can afford it) and he will learn to drive in it and then use it as his daily driver. I asked Shannons if this is okay and they were fine with it. Reay knows it is a classic and that he has to drive it appropriately. He has offered to pay me for my trouble but, understands that it is my car.

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    Really nice to bring them up well.......
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    That should be excellent for his upper body strength and tolerance to extreme heat ................ You do realise you'll end up with a yard full of the bloody things if your kids start dragging home "parts cars" too

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    I have warned the neighbours
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    ... but have the neighbours warned you yet?
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    Who can object to a gaggle of CXs on the front lawn and an engine block or 2 along with some rusty exhaust pipe on the nature strip - it should bring a bit of class to the neighbourhood
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    Definitely will improve the neighbourhood, especially if you highlight the gorgeous shape at night like Shane has.....
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    If it is his learner car, no problem. My daughter, who learn't on an auto, wanted a manual. I said that is fine, I just have the ideal loaner from Continentals, a manual CX, but it had power steering. I think we got through 2 gear changes when she pulled over and said, YOU DRIVE IT.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    My son is 19 and hasn't got his learners yet.

    He had a look in the garage today and immediately fell in love with the CX. Looks like it will be going onto full rego (when I can afford it) and he will learn to drive in it and then use it as his daily driver. I asked Shannons if this is okay and they were fine with it. Reay knows it is a classic and that he has to drive it appropriately. He has offered to pay me for my trouble but, understands that it is my car.

    Really nice to bring them up well.......
    I have an idea. Start him off small. Get him a GS. Tossable, fun, relatively easier to work on.
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    My girls grew up with DSs and were never happy with us always having old cars. It didn't seem fair that everyone else had nice new ones and we always seemed to be in antiques. Then they started college. One day I dropped them off and all their chums saw us come in and everyone was like 'Wow, your Dad has the coolest car!' The girls were very perplexed having grown up with them and never thinking of them having the slightest style. Once they realized that their friends thought they were great then I was much in demand for rides, with the DS always the choice over my wife's Mercedes. Teenagers eh!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg C View Post
    If it is his learner car, no problem. My daughter, who learn't on an auto, wanted a manual. I said that is fine, I just have the ideal loaner from Continentals, a manual CX, but it had power steering. I think we got through 2 gear changes when she pulled over and said, YOU DRIVE IT.

    When your son gets to drive a CX with Diravi he will give yours back straight away, and keep the Diravi. I commend your sons excellent taste
    A CX with the optional hydraulic clutch is brilliant to use and drive ... You still have to "kind of" point you foot, but it's finger tip light and has hardly any travel

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    Reay thinks it's really cool. He can do 80 push ups so, the steering is no problem for him. The clutch does have quite a long travel to it. I figure he can finish of the old one learning to start off before I replace it (at his expense)
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    Quote Originally Posted by WRB View Post
    Reay thinks it's really cool. He can do 80 push ups so, the steering is no problem for him. The clutch does have quite a long travel to it. I figer he can finish of the old one learning to start off before I replace it (at his expense)
    The clutches are upto the task in non-turbo models. The gearbox syncrhos are the weak bit. If it's the 4spd make sure you run ATF the early ford one that the C-matics use. The synchros don't last at all if you use the specified gearbox oil

    Being such an early one, it'll have two upper and two lower engine mounts..... which is a WAY better system IMO.

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    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Can you give me the details of the ATF. The oil in the gearbox is brown suggesting that it has ordinary gear oil in it.

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    Yeah that's the one I think. It used to be called TQF, but they changed the name a few years back.
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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Thanks guys

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    Be very careful. I learnt to drive on a nice new CX and loved it. I still have my fathers last CX also.
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