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    Citroen cx 2400 gti ex rally car.
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    THIS IS THE CAR THAT DID THE 1979 REPCO RELIABILITY TRIAL AROUND AUSTRALIA DRIVEN BY JIM REDDIEX (australian world rally champ )AND (SCOTSMAN ANDREW COWAN WHO WAS A 2 TIME WORLD RALLY CHAMP )IF YOU GOOGLE THE RALLY THE WHOLE STORY IS ON THERE, IF YOUR WANTING A BIT OF RALLY HISTORY AND A CAR THAT'S BEEN WRITTEN ABOUT IN BOOKS HERE'S YOUR CHANCE.SORRY I FORGOT TO PUT PICTURES UP IF YOU'RE INTERESTED I CAN SEND THEM TO YOU .CHEERS ☺
    Didn't the aussie cars fail in rallying because they didn't upgrade the driveshaft snap ring ( as they were known for "popping" when the car got airborn).

    Fingers crossed they post some piccies. I'll post them here for everyone to enjoy/admire

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    Yep, that'll be one of them right ? (not that I'd know, I was only about 4years old at the time ).

    Who's up for buying some Aussie motoring history ?



    I know nothing about them sadly.
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    where did you pick up the ad Shane????????
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    And a Prestige at Tara on Gumtree - don't ask me, I know nothing more than the ad.
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    I have seen photos of a Jim Reddiex CX that had the front spheres on extensions so that they protruded through the bonnet. This was an attempt to cool them a bit as the pounding on the rough roads heated them up.

    I would have thought there were better ways to cool the LHM.

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    If you look at youtube you will see lots of different details between the car in the above pic and that in the rally.
    Spheres on the rally car are showing above bonnet 29.35 into youtube she is resting her elbow on the right sphere.
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    There was probably several cars entered. I honestly don't know. I wouldn't be brave enough to say this isn't one of them



    it's an earlier narrow arch cars, so is the correct era

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I have seen photos of a Jim Reddiex CX that had the front spheres on extensions so that they protruded through the bonnet. This was an attempt to cool them a bit as the pounding on the rough roads heated them up.

    I would have thought there were better ways to cool the LHM.

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    The problem is, if your suspension cylinder seals are good, there is very little exchange of fluid with the system.... so the fluid in the cylinders and spheres is captive, and heated by friction through the damper valve.

    If the extensions were finned and cooled by an air duct, that would be better than trying to lose the heat through the top of the sphere.
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    From memory of the photos, I think it was only the actual spheres that protruded through the bonnet. I presumed that they used extensions to raise their height, but they were not visible in the photo.

    Maybe they were just to show the other drivers that the CX had balls?

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    There was only 1 Citroen in the repco and it was driven by Reddiex/Cowan. It did have the spheres through the bonnet so I don't why this one doesn't.

    In my opinion they were the real winners of the Repco. It was called the Repco Reliability trial and yet the 3 winning Commodores were being rebuild at every service point, Holden bragged they did the event without doing an oil change but that was because the sump guard got squashed against the sump and they couldn't get to it but they changed diffs and drivelines every chance they had. The CX on the other hand were total privateers and were running 3rd behind the HDT cars and catching them all the way to Darwin with only the spares and tools they could carry and a fraction of Holdens budget. At Darwin the driveshaft broke and put them out but they were true winners in my book.
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    maybe it has another bonnet!!! ah spare me.

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    No wonder the driveshaft broke if the rut they hit put the two front spheres through the bonnet.

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    Interesting story, apparently by one of the volunteer support team members for Jim Reddex - http://www.mgccq.org.au/13%20The%201...0Adventure.pdf

    Edit:- Entry list - http://repcoroundaustralia.blogspot..../entrants.html



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    Both cars appear to have protrusions coming through holes in the bonnet
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    That's interesting. I have no memory of the other CX and I followed the event fairly closely. Doesn't look like they did very well that's probably why.
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    A great read there (the PDF).

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Cavanagh View Post
    That's interesting. I have no memory of the other CX and I followed the event fairly closely. Doesn't look like they did very well that's probably why.
    Wasn't there one Citroen, which was involved in head on accident?
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    Quote Originally Posted by FIVEDOOR View Post
    Wasn't there one Citroen, which was involved in head on accident?
    Possibly thinking of the 1968 London to Sydney DS driven by Bianchi and Ogier

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    The race was all but won by Bianchi and Ogier. Not far from the Nowra control point, 156 km (98 miles) from Sydney, with Ogier at the wheel and Bianchi dozing in the front seat, the DS 21 hit a Mini head on in a section of road that was supposed to be closed to the public.
    The DS 21 was wrecked and Bianchi was badly injured.
    Paddy Hopkirk arrived on the scene and promptly threw up any chance of winning the rally by turning round and going for help.
    It was rumoured that the occupants of the Mini were a pair of off-duty policemen who were both `drunk as skunks'.
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    I was in the "other" Citroen with Bruce Ross and George Harris (Harris Farm Markets fame), the car was an ex-works car having done the Academos and another, I can't remember the name of. The car had 80,000 klms of HARD rallying before the start of the event and was pretty tired. George rolled it outside of Woomera, we spent 3 days at Broken Hill (mostly at the Pig and Whistle Pub!)waiting for a windscreen to drive back to Sydney.The rally was a nightmare, with no time for sleep if you were "back in the pack", I doubt the Citroen would have made the distance, it was a bundle of Fatigued stresses......

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    I was in the Repco in a 404 wagon, we retired at Darwin due to running out of late time, largely due to the points closing up and we being too tired to work out what was wrong.
    We stayed in Darwin for the following week with a 404 owner, Terry Howard and his family. The whole week we were there the Cowan, Reddiex, Beaumont Citroen sat abandoned in the middle of a roundabout in the centre of Darwin with a tow rope hanging off the front of it. Jim Reddiex was surprised to hear this when I told him a couple of years ago.

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    There was a huge crack in the top of the LHS windscreen pillar when I looked at the car in Perth. There should be evidence of a repair around there or it isn't genuine.
    Is this still for sale, I couldn't find it in the site that advertised it. I would be interested if genuine.

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    Yep, that'll be one of them right ? (not that I'd know, I was only about 4years old at the time ).

    Who's up for buying some Aussie motoring history ?



    I know nothing about them sadly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JBN View Post
    I have seen photos of a Jim Reddiex CX that had the front spheres on extensions so that they protruded through the bonnet. This was an attempt to cool them a bit as the pounding on the rough roads heated them up.

    I would have thought there were better ways to cool the LHM.

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    In your valued opinion

    What was the best reliable car after all said and done ( replaced )

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    What, in the 1979 Rally?
    The Commodores of course. The reason being that the team was properly prepared. The Citroen team withdrew leaving a low key entry with Andrew Cowan driving which was a plus, together with Jim Reddiex an expert in Citroen, but the service crew was just Jim's brother. The official Peugeot team withdrew leaving the low key diesel effort with Bob Watson and Garry Harrowfield. If they had run a Ti they probably would have placed in the top 6. The Volvo team wasn't well organised and they had terrible trouble with the Bilstein Shocks on the rear, but with Ross Dunkerton driving managed 4th outright. The Ford team had a great car in the Cortina but no time to sort it out. The Cortinas won all but one of the divisions, trouble was they were different cars ! (Bond and Carr). The Audis didn't have the rally experience behind them but maybe their effort gave them a lot of information which they then used in the Quattros a year or two later? For what its worth the only car of the top group which didn't have body cracks at Perth was the Portman Datsun Stanza.
    Personally speaking our 404 wagon effort was hampered by using a rusty shell and compounding that by fitting a hypoid diff from a later car. The shells were entirely different and the time taken to sort these two issues meant that the car wasn't sorted. The wagon wasn't a failure in the end as it competed in club motorsport for many years after the Repco and finished up doing a few Variety Club bashes sponsored by Mars, the first being with Steve Monaghetti as a crew member.

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    Anyone know what happened with this sale? Jeff Beaumont is trying to locate it, 40th Anniversary events coming up.

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