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    Default Inspector Clouseau's New DS 23 Safari

    Here's some piccies of the new purchase. It feels like the start of a new love affair.

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    I envy you, Inspector. Looks like you bought a very nice one.
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    This requires a full blown Daffy Duck shout out.

    WoooHoooo Wooohoooooo WooooHooooo!

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    What a car.

    I even like those seats and they in amazing condition.

    Thought it was the one from DS Motors and noticed the sticker.

    A lovely car and very well done.

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    A very nice example. Who ever painted that knows what to do. Even the little triangle near the rear rubber blocks is painted black as they should be! Attention to detail is everything.
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    Thanks for the links. They are beautiful examples. I think DSs look best in dark colours, and the contrast with the rear of the Safari is stunning.

    On another totally unrelated matter, can some one please advise how to put an avatar with one's ID on Aussiefrogs - I'm feeling IT challenged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Inspector Clouseau View Post
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    Thanks for the links. They are beautiful examples. I think DSs look best in dark colours, and the contrast with the rear of the Safari is stunning.

    On another totally unrelated matter, can some one please advise how to put an avatar with one's ID on Aussiefrogs - I'm feeling IT challenged.

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    Yeah, thanks. Rummaged around and found the control panel thinggy.

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    Wow. very nice Safari,and in excellent condition too. Congrats and look after this beauty. These pics of your Safari will make Corne of South Africa,drool and salivate all over the keyboard of his computer,he is currently restoring a DS 21 Safari,amongst other DS cars that he has in his DS fleet. Cheers joe
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    Congratulations on an exceptional purchase. The DS Motors sticker shows that the mechanicals will match the car's exceptional looks. Well done.
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    Congrats on acquiring what looks to be a mighty fine Safari!
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    yes that is a gorgeous looking safari, I hope it will bring great pleasure to all who sail in her
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    What a fabulous looking car. I hope she gives you years of wide-smile driving pleasure!

    On the note of darker colours though. Yes, they look great, casting shaddows etc with the light, but they are a challenge to keep clean and will help keep you toasty hot in summer....

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    Thanks for all the comments to date. It makes me feel a lot more comfortable about parting with the bucks. The car is not perfect but I am yet to find anything to cause concern. It seems to be an honest car. It has history with DS Motors, as was previously noticed, so it's fairly sorted it seems.

    I've read a bit on petrol requirements and 98 octane seems to be the go with no lead replacement additives. Is that correct?

    I'm intending to do some rust prevention maintenance shortly. Does anyone have an opinion re fish oil Vs lanolin? Or a link, perhaps? Or some other product?

    Thanks
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    June, my 23ie, runs beautifully on 98 and ok on 95....

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    I think Lanolin is the choice for rust prevention. That is what is inside the sills etc on my beast.

    As for unleaded fuel, you don't need to use an additive as they already have an alloy head and therefore must have steel valve seats. 95 is OK most of the time, 98 is better on really hot days if she is being asked to do a lot of work then.
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    Icon14 I swear by tectyl machinery protector

    I think it is a valvoline product very oily and waxy and inorganic both the organic products ie fish oil and lanolin can break down and go fungusy letting moisture get to the base steel
    Car I did 20 years ago with tectyl still remain corrosion free specially the aluminum-steel combo ones which suffer the worst ectrolysis the includes citroens where the alloy and steel rip each other apart .
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    I haven't an adjective for my base feelings that is so far beyond what "jealous" conveys. What a lovely car!

    Well done, and enjoy!

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    Indeed, that looks a great car! I think your colour is called 'blanc cygne', meaning white with a hint of green. Very complementary to the grey top and rear.

    Happy motoring and enjoy the comfort. We own our Safari since 1969, so I hope that you also have many years to enjoy these great machines.

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    Thanks Bernard for the correct colour name. I was told it was "ivory" but knew it must have a French name. I think the colour is growing on me.

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    I think you'll find the colour is AC084 Ivoire Borely.
    The colour ID disc is located on the upper right side of the firewall when you've opened the bonnet.



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    Found the disc - thanks Richo. It's the same colour as yours in photo. It has AC084DU. I assume the DU is Dulux?

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    Well, there you got it. The disc shall have it!

    The previous pciture looks absolutely fabulous. Actually, ivoire borely sounds definitely better than blanc cygne (= white swan), unless you prefer to swan around in your majestic voiture?

    Cheers,

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    Quote Originally Posted by ARCHRIVAL View Post
    I think it is a valvoline product very oily and waxy and inorganic both the organic products ie fish oil and lanolin can break down and go fungusy letting moisture get to the base steel
    Car I did 20 years ago with tectyl still remain corrosion free specially the aluminum-steel combo ones which suffer the worst ectrolysis the includes citroens where the alloy and steel rip each other apart .
    I'll be damned .... supercrap sells it:

    http://www.supercheapauto.com.au/onl...28#Description

    Are you buying it in bulk quantities from anywhere

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