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    15th August 2017, 10:49 PM
    Great stuff Fordman. I can't be bothered sourcing appropriate photos, but if you remember that a little Citroen 5CV (?) was the first to...
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    14th August 2017, 10:35 PM
    There is one issue that makes a huge difference in outback dirt road travel. When was it last graded? In 2008, I travelled the whole of the...
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    13th August 2017, 11:07 PM
    I had a VW when I taught at a one teacher school along the Walcha-Nowendoc road in NSW. It had a camber compensating spring which went from one rear...
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    12th August 2017, 11:34 PM
    I find Raiding a 2CV gives one a lot of opportunity to drive on bad gravel roads. Being very light with long suspension travel helps. A low centre of...
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    10th August 2017, 12:18 AM
    JBN replied to a thread Canuck Xantia in CitroŽn Forum
    Good to know that even the Citroen distribution arm is just as quirky as their design arm. John
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    10th August 2017, 12:13 AM
    JBN replied to a thread Great Driving Roads in Froggy Chat!
    Daniel Ricciardo is a fairly good fast Aussie driver. Mark Webber was not only a fast Aussie driver but a great stuntsman at high speed, something...
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    8th August 2017, 11:33 PM
    JBN replied to a thread 2CV recommendations. in CitroŽn Forum
    You over estimate the qualities of my inner self. John
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    8th August 2017, 11:32 PM
    JBN replied to a thread lucky dyane in CitroŽn Forum
    At the very worst, replica dual throat Solex carburettors are available from Club Cassis and I expect the other European 2CV/Dyane suppliers. I run...
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    8th August 2017, 11:19 PM
    JBN replied to a thread Canuck Xantia in CitroŽn Forum
    My problem with my 1995 Xantia is that the keys (we have 2) do not operate the door locks because the barrels are stuffed. We replaced the "plip"...
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    8th August 2017, 10:47 PM
    JBN replied to a thread Great Driving Roads in Froggy Chat!
    I usually find that driving the 2CV long distances requires fuel. Every petrol station has a toilet. Most sell coffee. I make use of all amenities. ...
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    7th August 2017, 11:12 PM
    JBN replied to a thread 2CV recommendations. in CitroŽn Forum
    Many years ago (1996) after one of my 2CVs morphed from a Mickey Mouse white/red Dolly into a plums/custard Charleston, I lined the doors with some...
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    7th August 2017, 10:50 PM
    JBN replied to a thread Great Driving Roads in Froggy Chat!
    One should burn the toilet paper and bury the poo. I wouldn't put all the blame onto the tourists as Aussies are just as bad in our outback. All...
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    6th August 2017, 10:39 PM
    JBN replied to a thread Great Driving Roads in Froggy Chat!
    But German Autobahns are boring drives even though you get from A to B quickly and efficiently. In 1974, I drove parts of Germany and other European...
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    28th July 2017, 11:19 PM
    JBN replied to a thread 2CV windscreen in CitroŽn Forum
    The windscreen on Daffy Duck was cut by Windscreen O'Brien in Campbelltown. It has been through 2 Raids. Fortunately I had the old cracked one for...
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    26th July 2017, 09:47 PM
    JBN replied to a thread Petrol gone too! in Froggy Chat!
    I would suggest that if the Middle East with their vast oil reserves (and nothing else) found that they had an unwanted product, the European...
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    25th July 2017, 10:27 PM
    Black plastic cable ties also do the trick as long as you salvage the steel pad support from the original. At the worst, you lose some LHM/LDS which...
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Sydney
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Gentleman of leisure
Car(s) - Current:
2CV Charleston, 2CV Daffy Duck, Xantia VSX
Car(s) Owned - Previous:
CX 2400 Cmatic CX 25IE BX 19TRi (2)

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