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Just another noob

Postby Hotrodelectric » Fri Sep 14, 2012 8:03 am

Hi all-

Just another noob here, a Yank by way of Aussiefrogs. I've been fooling around with French cars here in California for too many years, now to the point that I work on the US-market Citroen Ds. I might even be useful enough to help with some of the questions for the older stuff. :wink:
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Postby Trainman » Fri Sep 14, 2012 9:57 am

:welc: from across the 'pond'
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Re: Just another noob

Postby Xantianut » Sat Sep 15, 2012 11:33 am

Ay up!

Or should that be Hi, y'all!

I used to do a bit on US spec DSs while resident in Central Mississippi.
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Re: Just another noob

Postby Hotrodelectric » Sat Sep 15, 2012 9:11 pm

Hey all- thanks for the welcome. I'll be looking in from time to time, see what's going on. I can't help too much on the newer (post 1975!) stuff, but I'll do what I can. :)

Or should that be Hi, y'all!

Actually, I'm a bit further west than that, in SoCal. Sentiment is nice, though- thanks 8-)
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Postby addo » Sun Sep 16, 2012 2:54 am

Given that 2001 is an "old" car in the UK, I reckon you can count the Dee experts on barely more than a single hand.

Be warned in advance:

Dieselman here, is not the same person as Dieselman on AussieFrogs. Ditto for citronut and PeterT. It gets confusing at times.
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Re: Just another noob

Postby Hotrodelectric » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:02 am

Omigodi'mbeingstalked!! :beer: :-D
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Postby addo » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:39 am

No, not at all.

I had to set my user profile to invisible on that other forum, simply because whenever I logged in, someone would call me. I greatly resent others making assumptions about my "availability" for discussion, even though I may be polite about it at the time.
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Postby CitroJim » Sun Sep 16, 2012 7:46 am

Welcome Hotrod :-D Good to have you here!
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Postby citronut » Sun Sep 16, 2012 8:44 am

hi and welcome Mr H Rod

from the real citronut not the cloned version [-o< :eye: :pp:

addo wrote:
Be warned in advance:

Dieselman here, is not the same person as Dieselman on AussieFrogs. Ditto for citronut and PeterT. It gets confusing at times.


two of me what ever next :twisted: #-o :roll: :wink:

spoz id better do them for copy rights :lol: :wink:
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Postby Xantianut » Sun Sep 16, 2012 12:34 pm

Ay up.

2 of me? :eek1: That'd be the end of the world! One of me's enough! 8-[
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Re: Just another noob

Postby Welshy_Pete » Tue Sep 18, 2012 10:07 am

Hello welcome to the french car forum.
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Re: Just another noob

Postby Hotrodelectric » Fri Sep 21, 2012 6:48 am

For all who have said 'Hi!', thanks, and hello back to you. It's going to be a bit before I'm actually settled in, but the welcome helps rather a lot.

I've already chimed in on an XM thread, but the area of expertise is having been a car sparky for a couple of years, DS electrical systems in particular. So ask away- if I can help, I will.
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Re: Just another noob

Postby citronut » Fri Sep 21, 2012 7:42 am

Hotrodelectric wrote: having been a car sparky for a couple of years, DS electrical systems in particular. So ask away- if I can help, I will.


so is that the Goddess/magic carpet or the Euro box Ds
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Re: Just another noob

Postby Hotrodelectric » Sat Sep 22, 2012 12:41 am

citronut wrote:
Hotrodelectric wrote: having been a car sparky for a couple of years, DS electrical systems in particular. So ask away- if I can help, I will.


so is that the Goddess/magic carpet or the Euro box Ds


Usually the US market stuff. I got involved in that because a couple of friends and I were talking at Rendezvous a few years ago. It came about at the right time because I had grown weary not of electrifying customs, restorations and hotrods, but because of dealing with high-strung, high maintenance egos who oddly had the toughest time paying the bill when the work was done. Guys who lived in 5M houses with all the toys a man could ask for, and they would quibble over 400.00 worth of work on their 200K plastic fantastic me-too '36 Ford-with-a-Small Block Chevy.

I had better stop here, or I am going to go into a full-on rant that will make my time here at FCF short-lived. :shock: :grr: :-#

Let's just say I love the DS enough to try and help keep them on the road, no matter where. :)
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Postby addo » Sun Sep 23, 2012 2:12 pm

Hotrodelectric wrote:Guys who lived in 5M houses with all the toys a man could ask for, and they would quibble over 400.00 worth of work on their 200K plastic fantastic me-too '36 Ford-with-a-Small Block Chevy.
Big mouths, small men, that type. It's spreading here, too. :evil:
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