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    Alan S is crazy!

    Hey all

    Take 3 guesses on who i might be...



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    [This message has been edited by Adrian S (edited 21 June 2001).]
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    The joys of fatherhood
    A real good argument for celebacy

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    If it ain't broke, use a 12" shifter.....that usually does the trick!!

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    Sounds like son of.......
    74 D(very Special) >>Rejuvenation Thread<<
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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Amazing, you got me in 1 go.. you must be smarter than i thought! Are you this quick at fixing car problems aswell?
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    Hey Alan,
    what are you feeding that kid, or is it over exposure to the sound system in the CX??
    74 D(very Special) >>Rejuvenation Thread<<
    08 C5 X7 HDi very Noir



    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    G'day Adrian,
    You have a very decent CX with a very decent sound system.
    Tell me, how many kilowatts are you pumping there? What is the SPL?
    I was also into that scene 'bout 8 years ago & have done some work on installations in Maroochydore, in with some nice ICE
    If CAPS had been around when I was mad keen I would have had one instead of (or as well as) my truck battery in the boot!

    We welcome your knowledge

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    This isn't "Oh Noisy One" (thumpa - thumpa - thumpa as the neighbours affectionately call him) this is his youngest brother; must check the level in the cooking sherry bottle again
    At least it's nice to know he's been well educated carwise

    Alan S

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    If it ain't broke, use a 12" shifter.....that usually does the trick!!

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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Help us all.... 2 Smiths on the one list...

    At least my old man only managed 1 offspring that was mad keen on 'Cits'. (ie: only one that'll steal every part he's collected over the last 20years from his shed ).

    My brother drives a Renault Fuego, younger sister a R19 hatch, so I guess all isn't lost. (I really shouldn't mention my older sister, a red Magna, what a disgrace to the family )

    welcome aboard.

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    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/citro%EBn-forum/90325-best-project-car-you-have-ever-seen.html
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Ok, i didn't say that Alan S was crazy for nothing!!!

    Look what he's been shifting with the new c-matic! Who needs a 4WD



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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Hi Adrian,

    you don't want to see what my cars had to shift them. Man there's not much I can't swing off a towbar...

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Who needs firewood in Queensland's coastal areas?

    Just showing of, eh... well, when you get the front wheels bogged and need a tow... I have a nice 504 Familiale that will do the job.

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    I find them very handy for pulling 4WD's out of bogs - CX Citroens that is We don't have to worry about the RWD's - they usually don't get far enough in to need more than a push and yes it does get cold enough to need firewood. The trees may not look it but are about 7 - 10 metres long by around 18" to 2 ft across and were towed up from the beachfront for "toys" for the goats we breed.

    Alan S

    If it ain't broke, use a 12" shifter.....that usually does the trick!!

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    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
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    Hi guys,

    a C-matic CX with it 'creep' ability will get 99.9999999999999999999% of places 4wdrives go. I've had tractors come to rescue me after getting bogged down and they get about 1/2 as far as I did before bogging themselves (With me telling them NOT to try on help). If you bog a CX, well your BOGGED!!. I've tried a few rear wheel drives, commadores, marina's fowcans, etc.. All useless as tits on a bull, even on a wet bit of grass. They have trouble getting themselves off the downhill slope of our back paddock when it's wet. The CX drives up it like it's on bitchumen (while pulling the rear wheel drive on a tow rope )

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    PS: I've seen photo's of D's pulling 4wd's out of bogs... They drove through, 4wd stopped!
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Brings back a memory when I was a kid of a Toyota landcruiser being pulled out of a sand dune by an Austin 1800. Suppose similar engineering philospophies are there - FWD and interconnected suspension. The 1800 just bloody well pulled the thing out, no problem. Remember it well as my old man used to work in the factory making the things (1800's) and impressed us kids afterwards.

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    Just shows how well desighned the Citroen suspension and FWD system is.

    Most other FWD cars have trouble getting up even a sealed slope without spinning the wheels. The first mnth after my sister bought her new Honda Civic in 1997, our driveway was covered in blackmarks from the wheel spin. I high power output was partially responsible, however even the low powered early Hyundai she had before that used to have traction problem on our driveway. The live rear axle RWD cars I've had were pretty bad for traction too. The 404 and the Cortina I used to have both had no trouble smoking the tyres up on dry bitumin, but the IRS 504 I have has very few traction problems unless it's really slippery (and it has more guts than the 404 and Cortina). On a rally last year, the only time I was able to gain ground on a hot Escort was when we were going up a steep rutted farm track covered in 4 inch diameter "marbles". The poor Escort with a live rear axle and cart springs couldn't get any power to the ground. I'd almost caught him when we reached the crest of the hill, after which I didn't catch him again until he broke down.

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