Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

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Dave O
Posts: 3
Joined: 24 Nov 2016, 22:35
Location: Llandudno
My Cars: 806,,2.0,Hdi,,,,106,1.5,D,,,,,205,,petrol
6x 2CV6's,,,,
8x old shape Micras,,,
8x old Mini's
Early SD1 3.5 Rover,,,ex Irish pol.chief,,,,fettled
Daimler Double Six Coupe,,,,thirsty catapult

Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by Dave O » 26 Nov 2016, 21:49

Hi,
My Names Dave O,
been working on Motorcycles and cars of all types for 50 years,since I was twelve,
owned a couple of Peugeot's and a half dozen 2CV6's,,,,,,( great car but 5 hp short of safety )
finished 5 colleges,including Merton,,,,

started as a maintenance fitter in our Heavy Boiler industry,
I then went into Cotton,
worked my way to the top and the big shut down in the late seventies,
went over to working on bikes, usually around a race team,
ran a rolling road with diagnostics when big two strokes were throttled gingerly
and underpants were as strong as the netball teams knickers,,
went across into classic,veteran,vintage,race and exotic cars,
until recently had one off machining capability with tig,,if it can be mended , it was,,,,,
I still have a love of shiny metal,,,,,,wish there was less plastic on modern stuff,,

so a bit of experience to barter with,,,,,

Achilles heel,,,,,,,listening to bulls--t,

also lack of laptop diagnostic experience,
mainly due to factories refusing to give me accurate data when i needed it in the late 70's for race bikes,
grey imports stopped them giving it me,,,,so i stopped putting them up the grid,,,,,

if i can help, i will,,,but limited time,,,,,,,travel frequently between Conwy and Hyde, happy to go a bit off route,,,,
owned a couple of Peugeot's and a half dozen 2CV6's,,,,,,( great car but 5 hp short of safety )

I've had a couple of camper vans and done Harris to Barcelona a couple of times,,,,
regret not having one from my teens,,,,,,,
now I'm learning to sail,,,,
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xantia_v6
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Joined: 09 Nov 2005, 23:03
Location: Beaune, France
My Cars: -
1997 Citroen Xantia V6 (France)
1999 Citroen XM V6 ES9 (France)
2011 Peugeot 308 CC THP 155 (NZ)
1975 Jaguar XJ-S pre-HE (NZ)
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Re: Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by xantia_v6 » 26 Nov 2016, 22:19

Welcome to the forum.

I see you have a DD6 coupe. Quite a rarity. I presume that it has the D-jet injection? I have a 1975 XJ-S which is currently awaiting a rear brake overhaul after one of the calipers started leaking.
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CitroJim
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Joined: 30 Apr 2005, 23:33
Location: North Bucks
My Cars: A red Xantia Activa, a pretty blue Pug 207, Sally the white Saxo, a Giant TCR Bike and a Giant TCR Pro Bike.
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Re: Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by CitroJim » 27 Nov 2016, 12:09

Welcome Dave :D A great selection of vehicles you have there ;)

Tell me more about your 205 please...
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Sloppysod
donor 2017
Posts: 294
Joined: 23 May 2015, 23:35
Location: North Wales
My Cars: Citroens
1 x GS, 1 x GSX (Banger raced), 1 x GSA,
2 x CX Famililles, 1 x CX GTI,
BX, XM, Xantia, C5 Mk1,
C4 (Coupe), C4 (B7),
C5 (X7)

Renault
R4 Van
Fuego
Clio Campas
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Re: Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by Sloppysod » 27 Nov 2016, 16:36

Welcome Dave, oh boy would I like that much room "My Cars: 806,,2.0,Hdi,,,,106,1.5,D,,,,,205,,petrol 6x 2CV6's,,,,, 8x old shape Micras,,,8x old Mini's, Early SD1 3.5 Rover,,,ex Irish pol.chief,,,,fettled Daimler Double Six Coupe,,,,thirsty catapult" or have I got th wrong end of the stick - cars you have had- eh? :rofl2:
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Dave O
Posts: 3
Joined: 24 Nov 2016, 22:35
Location: Llandudno
My Cars: 806,,2.0,Hdi,,,,106,1.5,D,,,,,205,,petrol
6x 2CV6's,,,,
8x old shape Micras,,,
8x old Mini's
Early SD1 3.5 Rover,,,ex Irish pol.chief,,,,fettled
Daimler Double Six Coupe,,,,thirsty catapult

Re: Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by Dave O » 06 Dec 2016, 22:50

yes,,,,,it's a list of some of the cars i,ve had,,,,,,,,,the daimler and rover being the only ''quick'' ones,,,,not that i ever had a need to go quick in a car,,,,never had skills in that department,,,speed on my bikes is far more thrilling.
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Dave O
Posts: 3
Joined: 24 Nov 2016, 22:35
Location: Llandudno
My Cars: 806,,2.0,Hdi,,,,106,1.5,D,,,,,205,,petrol
6x 2CV6's,,,,
8x old shape Micras,,,
8x old Mini's
Early SD1 3.5 Rover,,,ex Irish pol.chief,,,,fettled
Daimler Double Six Coupe,,,,thirsty catapult

Re: Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by Dave O » 06 Dec 2016, 23:08

xantia_v6 wrote:Welcome to the forum.

I see you have a DD6 coupe. Quite a rarity. I presume that it has the D-jet injection? I have a 1975 XJ-S which is currently awaiting a rear brake overhaul after one of the calipers started leaking.


i really wish i hadn't had to sell my DD6 as you put it,,,,needs must when in a London college with mega bills back home,,,,yes it is a list of my some of my old cars, can add about ten vans and 40 motorcycles too,,,

leaking seals and calipers,,,,,,,,,,always change fluid long before normal intervals, try using non hygroscropic race fluids,,,,,,,,as good as jags were put together the alloys, n casts in their brakes want to erode as fast as they can,,,,,i always rebuild my brakes and check the running tolerances between pistons and bores even when theyre new,,,,,,Ferodo's race shop used to be near us at Chapel en le Frith, and always gave us great advise , or would 'turn ' new linings and drums to racing tolerances for us, cheaply,,,,,,they were glad to get things further up the finishing results,,,,,,sadly those days are gone,,,,,,,,,everything now seems to be on a pay per second mobile tariff these days,,,,,,,the love of shiney metal will go with us,,,,,,
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Stickyfinger
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Location: Somset my lovleee
My Cars: Citroen C5x7 Exclusive Tourer
Xantia V6 ACTIVA 3ltr 24v Manual p1
Daffodil the AX
V6.Activa donor car
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Re: Hello fellow spanner spinners,,

Post by Stickyfinger » 07 Dec 2016, 01:07

Hellooo ....
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