Hello from Cambs

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Hello from Cambs

Postby feef » Sat Aug 01, 2015 5:35 pm

Evening all

New member from St Neots in Cambs, driving a Citröen C6

In the past I've also owned a C5, two Xantias, two BX and a 2CV

My other 'toy' is a supercharged MX5
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby Hell Razor5543 » Sat Aug 01, 2015 6:12 pm

Hi there, and welcome to the forum. There is a C6 event going on at RAF Cosford soon, celebrating it's 10th birthday.
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby Stickyfinger » Sat Aug 01, 2015 8:14 pm

And a (peddle) biker as well....welcome

:)
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby wurlycorner » Sun Aug 02, 2015 8:59 am

Welcome.
Lots of jealous people on here I bet :D

What supercharger is on the mx-5? Did you do the work yourself?
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby feef » Sun Aug 02, 2015 9:25 am

Stickyfinger wrote:And a (peddle) biker as well....welcome

:)


Although I've not been out for a peddle for far too long!

wurlycorner wrote:Welcome.
Lots of jealous people on here I bet :D

What supercharger is on the mx-5? Did you do the work yourself?


It's the Eaton M45 as found on the Mini Cooper S, I did most of the work myself but got some help with getting some 6-rib pulleys machined up and the ECU installation, although in hindsight, I'd be willing to tackle those myself were I do to it again

I fitted a 17% reduction pulley last week and got it remapped on Tuesday and it's now putting out 225bhp at the crank (bit of an improvement over the stock 147 :) )
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When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby Stickyfinger » Sun Aug 02, 2015 10:31 am

feef wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:And a (peddle) biker as well....welcome

:)


Although I've not been out for a peddle for far too long!



There are many like minded people here who will encourage you out on two wheels and a funny suit...:) Lots for "pedalists" here

I am sure as well with your experience with Tune/Mods/Re-Maps that you will get a good few questions and requests for your option on matters.
I for instance will have re-map/de-cat/exaust questions soon for a V6....a winter project that may need some recommendations and links to sources/material

as said....welcome
@C6....nice car :)
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby van ordinaire » Mon Aug 03, 2015 5:03 pm

Love that quote: "When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor." but, seriously, if you can consider machining pulleys & ECU installations many of us (at least I hope it's not just me) might be struggling to offer practical assistance - on the other hand (4 fingers & a thumb?) you might find people queuing to ask favours.
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby feef » Mon Aug 03, 2015 9:06 pm

Well, if it's purely mechanical, I can probably deal with it. But when it comes to the Lexia, DPF and electronic can bus sort of stuff, that's where I am not quite so up-to-date.

That being said, after a LOT of faffing with tape measures and finding a suitably level piece of concrete, I've finally managed to reprogram the reference height on the car after getting some suspension bushes replaced :)
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When passenger of foot heave in sight, tootle the horn. Trumpet him melodiously at first, but if he still obstacles your passage then tootle him with vigor.
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Re: Hello from Cambs

Postby CitroJim » Wed Aug 05, 2015 11:45 am

Stickyfinger wrote:
feef wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:And a (peddle) biker as well....welcome

:)


Although I've not been out for a peddle for far too long!



There are many like minded people here who will encourage you out on two wheels and a funny suit...:) Lots for "pedalists" here



Yes indeed. I'm a dedicated peddler and do more miles by bike than I do in the cars...

We don't,a s a rule, wear suits Alasdair. Too much risk of getting oil on the trousers or getting the coat tails trapped in the chain.. Most of us prefer a nice stretchy little Lycra number with a padded bum :)

feef, welcome to the forum :-D
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