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by Durango2k
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:25 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Reliant is back
Replies: 1
Views: 148
Germany

Reliant is back

https://www.andre-citroen-club.de/uploads/monthly_2018_09/large.IMAG3042.jpg.c86369ecff3d4547850b51218601dbfc.jpg And https://www.andre-citroen-club.de/uploads/monthly_2018_09/large.IMAG3043.jpg.c9ce48c5676ad53023150925a7e578de.jpg It is thougt for young people, legal from 16 onwards, goes up to 90...
by Durango2k
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1896
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Yeah, that „Tim“ is hard to cope with. Fuzz is ok.

My point of view was „overall“ - its ok. As you said, compaired to the recent Brewer and even more to the Barnie / Mario... you are right.


Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:30 pm
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1506
Germany

Re: SNG Barratt

Hi Julian,

Yes, it is part 6 and 7, from what I know they are not handed, any will fit both sides.

I‘ve been looking for them for a long time, to no avail, so I would be happy if I could find at least one.

Many thanks!

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sun Sep 23, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1896
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Yes, thats right. I sometimes watch Car SOS, but must say that the deadline scheme and them trying to „rob“ suppliers is not a part I like. But if it is true what they do - restore cars to make people happy who lost a family member and it was his car or helping finishing of a project one could finis...
by Durango2k
Sat Sep 22, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: Welcome!
Topic: SNG Barratt
Replies: 30
Views: 1506
Germany

Re: SNG Barratt

Hi Julian, I still need one part that - I guess- many may need as well. I do not know wether it was used in other Jags as well, I guess in the MK2, but I‘m not sure. Here it is: http://up.picr.de/33882056lt.jpg It‘s the air vent grille, at least used in the 2+2 (in mine for sure :bigrin: ). Please c...
by Durango2k
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:38 am
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1896
Germany

Re: Built by Many

Stu, I think your post is a bit „too offence“ against the parts suppliers, especially against Julian from SNG. It is not the case that „most“ repro parts are rubbish. Yes, there are often issues, but I can tell you how a car without ANY supply is likely to restore : I had to wreck out 17 Citroen SM ...
by Durango2k
Fri Sep 21, 2018 9:08 pm
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Germany

Re: Series 1 4.2 roadster gear knob original

I have the wooden flag type one. Shall I worry? No, it‘s the cars own history, and if it worka, it‘s allowed to stay there. In fact on the ebay pics it was intact, when the car arrived it was missing, until I found it in pieces under the seats, so I could restore it „as new“.

Carsten
by Durango2k
Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Built by Many
Replies: 35
Views: 1896
Germany

Re: Built by Many

I‘ve just started to watch the first episode on youtube. Is that 50 EE S1 a bit low on the nose? Are they supposed to sit that low? I am not sure, but I think my 2+2 is way higher upfront. Not that the underpan becomes scratched or dented.... Then, I have now seen the part where Al looks at 26 secti...
by Durango2k
Wed Sep 12, 2018 4:50 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Germany

Re: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?

...if you are re-painting it, it is no longer original anyway. So, if they did not paint the flanges properly, you could of course do the same. But it makes no sense. Its an expensive and rare toy, do the job properly. Mankind after you, the next custodians of the car will love you more if you did a...
by Durango2k
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis
Replies: 15
Views: 414
Germany

Re: Jaguar XK-6 DOHC port/cylinder head analysis

I would reaaaly love to hear something about the Maserati C114 engine. It gave around 178 hp in 2.7 ltre shape, 180 to 190 in 3 ltre, and 220 in Merak SS and with huge valves (which usually broke). I can get measures - I never dyno‘ed my own car. Its base was a 3 ltre with broken pistons, so I had t...
by Durango2k
Mon Sep 10, 2018 4:39 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?
Replies: 5
Views: 415
Germany

Re: Has the S1 bonnet been painted as one piece?

Yes, this is what I just did. If you are good at painting, you may paint the inside of them all plus the small bits by yourself. I also did the outside of the front underpan, because I will take the whole car to the painter in 2 weeks or so. In my case the tub is painted, I am adapting it to the car...
by Durango2k
Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: General
Topic: E-type market - are cars selling?
Replies: 20
Views: 1493
Germany

Re: E-type market - are cars selling?

Well, if Brexit lets the pound drop to .80 Euros, then, lots of Euro people will see Britain in a different way...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:36 am
Forum: Series 1
Topic: Covered headlamps - water tightness
Replies: 15
Views: 825
Germany

Re: Covered headlamps - water tightness

You can put a Mini - E- Type in one of them, under the glass. Looks funny, people love it. Some Citroen SM folks do, the glass vitrine is huge in comparison, so you can put a Corgi or Matchbox SM in there. In the centre, near to the number plate. With an E, I think a smaller version would work... Ca...
by Durango2k
Thu Jul 26, 2018 9:56 am
Forum: General
Topic: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?
Replies: 16
Views: 1005
Germany

Re: Anyone used Nankang Retro RC-001 tyres?

I‘m interested in your findings, although, as I now found, you can only do about 110 km/h, maybe a tad more behind Port Augusta and Coober Pedy, or 100 km before reaching Hawker :-)


Carsten (Cairns)
by Durango2k
Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:52 am
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 3.8 bonnet mouth shape and dimensions (factory)
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Germany

Re: S1 3.8 bonnet mouth shape and dimensions (factory)

I think and fully understand that these shapes are some core part of his business. IF we could ever find a pristine virgin bonnet, we could make some from thick paper, digitize them. Then they could be e-mailed and printed in a local CAD copy shop for some money. Glue the printouts on thick paper, c...
by Durango2k
Tue Jul 24, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical
Topic: S1 3.8 bonnet mouth shape and dimensions (factory)
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Germany

Re: S1 3.8 bonnet mouth shape and dimensions (factory)

I know that Chuck from MM has a set of longitudinal shapes, but he won‘t sell or send them (if I understood it correctly). Then there are the inside parts, the long ducts. There front tips fit neatly inside the curve, so if they are fully „flat“ I would expect them to describe the curvature you need...
by Durango2k
Sat Jul 21, 2018 7:24 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1734
Germany

Re: Going to Australia this summer

Is there a pet against the „grey nomads“ as well ? They keep coming up north, and are clogging all the camping sites....hard to find a powered site everyday...

Carsten
by Durango2k
Sat Jul 21, 2018 12:02 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1734
Germany

Re: Going to Australia this summer

Oh most of them are very friendly. Way more then in germany. Just came back from Aldi this morning, the cashier was a nice guy, talking a bit- if you can get a permission to live here, maybe when we‘re all old farts, do so. My wife said she would, and that means a lot. Plus it seems that, compared t...
by Durango2k
Fri Jul 20, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1734
Germany

Re: Going to Australia this summer

I have not found any problems yet, no spiders no snakes. Been to Fraser Island yesterday, no worries, all fine. Seen a Dingo on the beach, he was interested in our bag pack which we left behind, but shy, so off he went when approached him. There are 25 million Aussies here, so if they can cope, so c...
by Durango2k
Sun Jul 15, 2018 10:40 am
Forum: Pub Chat
Topic: Going to Australia this summer
Replies: 22
Views: 1734
Germany

Re: Going to Australia this summer

Hey guys, We‘re in the middle of it - after 5 days of Jetlag and meeting Susanne‘s family in Adelaide, we went through the outback by car, tried the giant Burgers at Erldunda for example, and are now in Sydney. Did the harbor tour, Opera house, and Manly beach. Tomorrow we‘ll have a look at the Powe...