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    Today, 02:18 PM
    To quote a certain deceased expert lyricist and failed pilot: "Some days are diamonds. Some days are stones.." Having now bitten the explosive...
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    Today, 11:04 AM
    I've found this photo on Daniel Engelhardt's site which shows, presumably, a later part, or simply an alternative devised once service people...
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    Today, 09:54 AM
    Oh Woe! Woe and Thrice Woe! Having taken Giselle confidently to the Tester for her first examination, I now find myself almost back to the start...
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    16th January 2020, 08:49 PM
    Thanks Gerry. I'm running Castrol VMX-80 with Nulon G70 added. As I said, it may have been me being lazy on the clutch. I haven't checked the...
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    16th January 2020, 08:04 PM
    Pleased to report that not only is the front end now pretty much noise and rattle free, I've even booked the car in for a first RWC test tomorrow! ...
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    15th January 2020, 03:04 PM
    Just bringing you all up to date, as I'm sure there are those of you hanging on my every utterance! (NOT!) I've now re-vamped one of my spare...
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    14th January 2020, 01:07 PM
    OK. small update. I've dismantled the second spare driveshaft and it appears to have been unmolested so I'm taking it as the pattern. There is...
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    14th January 2020, 09:00 AM
    Ken, see post 6. Totally agree. That's exactly the one I've ordered. Assuming it's strong enough it'll serve for Mini CVs as well. Cheers,...
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    13th January 2020, 05:44 PM
    And the magic number is.......28! That's how many needle rollers each pin has and, wonder of wonders, I've recovered them all. :banana: Next...
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    13th January 2020, 04:44 PM
    Further to that, I've just ordered one of those tools from eBay. Couldn't even buy the materials for what it costs. If it does the job, it's...
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    13th January 2020, 04:36 PM
    Thanks guys. I'll know about nuts and bearings once I jack it all up, but I checked for bearing play when I did the ball joints and lower arm...
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    13th January 2020, 01:44 PM
    OK, first a preamble. GiSelle and I went for a first drive today. I obtained a Permit from Vicroads and chatted to Mr Shannons and upgraded my...
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    9th January 2020, 05:35 PM
    Thanks Fivedoor. Just finished the new door cards today. Very happy with how the interior has come up. Just need to tidy up around the dash area...
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    9th January 2020, 09:56 AM
    Dave I have a fairly dirty and dusty Ducellier in a box, and what I think is a Marchal on a motor. Neither of them match what you want I...
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    8th January 2020, 09:53 PM
    Dave. Pretty sure I have a spare alternator in my Stash, but not sure of the brand. Will check in the morning. Cheers, Pottsy.
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    7th January 2020, 05:54 PM
    It's all Go down here at the Bureau! Lest anyone think I've been having a break, or, God forbid, a rest, let me re-assure you that GiSelle is...
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    4th January 2020, 06:16 PM
    pottsy replied to a thread Another GS question in CitroŽn Forum
    Heh heh. Well spotted Stuey. 998cc block bored 100 thou gives 1078.7cc or thereabouts. Flat top pistons giving 9.5:1 compression or so, a...
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    4th January 2020, 09:21 AM
    pottsy replied to a thread Another GS question in CitroŽn Forum
    Hi Brian. I suppose I shouldn't be surprised that the very adapter I needed was available somewhere in the world. In any case I've resurrected...
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    3rd January 2020, 10:39 AM
    pottsy replied to a thread Another GS question in CitroŽn Forum
    Further Research Reveals All! Having now inspected the spare motor a bit more closely, and also more finely perused the 624 parts book, I can now...
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    2nd January 2020, 09:55 PM
    Purists, look away now. I'm about to discuss a modification to my GS that may disturb you! :) OK, one of the things I'm concerned to monitor on an...
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    28th December 2019, 12:52 PM
    pottsy replied to a thread GS Struts in CitroŽn Forum
    Woody No worries. Yes I know Newtons is a force measurement, but that's what gas struts are rated in. In my mind pressure is in PSI anyway. Pascal...
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    28th December 2019, 09:08 AM
    pottsy replied to a thread GS Struts in CitroŽn Forum
    Hi Woody. Got caught up in the celebratory mode so this is my first chance to respond to this post. Are you sure your struts have Schrader...
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    24th December 2019, 02:59 PM
    Well I've said all along that I planned to be able to drive GiSelle before Christmas, and this has been achieved, albeit only on and off the hoist...
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Date of Birth
7th September 1952 (67)
About pottsy
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pottsy
Biography:
Wines tasted in bulk!
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Blood Group: Merlot
Location:
Melbourne, Northern Suburbs
Occupation:
Adventurer At Large
Interests:
Pugs, Minis, Citroens, Life, Drinking
Car(s) - Current:
Citroen D Special 1974, C5 Wagon 2007, Mini Deluxe 1968, Slough 2CV 1957, Pommy 2CV 1982.
Car(s) Owned - Previous:
Renault 4, 10, 12 ,16, Pug 404, 504, 505, Citroen DS23 & 19, CX, Mini, MGB, Fiat 850, Austin A30

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Buvito Ergo Sum!

The Fleet:

2018 C3 Shine ("Oscar" Mrs P's)
1974 D Special Manual Sedan ("Moby Dick")
2006 C5 HDI Wagon Auto ("Mephistopheles")
1982 2CV6 ("Gaston") Seasoned traveller
1975 GS Pallas ("GiSelle") Current project
And for Fun, 1968 Mini Deluxe ("The R & D'luxe" 1078cc, Grin Factor 100!)

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