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Post by Smartbear » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:39 pm

My neighbour towed his 1934 Citroen round my place last week, he’s had it several years but never really used it & it wouldn’t start anymore.
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e89 Sdrive 20i, plenty of mumbo & good economy-the thinking bears z4
e89 Sdrive 30i, this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si sold

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Post by buzyg » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:42 pm

Looks like a fun project. :D :thumbsup:
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Post by Smartbear » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:53 pm

buzyg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:42 pm Looks like a fun project. :D :thumbsup:
I drove it back round to him last Thursday, the fuel had gone stale so i drained the tank, cleaned the strange spark plugs & the contact breaker points in the magneto ignition.
Couple of turns on the starting handle & it was away :driving:
Felt a bit strange with the throttle in the middle and the brake pedal on the right :P
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e89 Sdrive 30i, this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si sold

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:55 pm

Very different!

Funnily enough a mate of mine bought a 1931 Alvis a few months ago that he has just managed to get running.
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Coupes because stunning!
Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. Aeros, H & R Coil-overs, 224s, OE Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW, no CDV! E90 330i daily
Gone - Montego Blue
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Post by enuff_zed » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:57 pm

Think yourself lucky Rob. Being a French car built in a short non-threatening period between the wars, it actually has a forward gear! :rofl:
E89 20i SDrive M Sport - VO - mine
E85 2.5i auto - Sterling Grey - Vall's
E85 3.0i manual - Black Sapphire - Project Cheapskate
E85 3.0i auto - Black Sapphire - gone
E85 2.5si - Black Sapphire - gone
E85 2.2i - Black Sapphire - gone

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Post by buzyg » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:57 pm

Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:53 pm
buzyg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:42 pm Looks like a fun project. :D :thumbsup:
I drove it back round to him last Thursday, the fuel had gone stale so i drained the tank, cleaned the strange spark plugs & the contact breaker points in the magneto ignition.
Couple of turns on the starting handle & it was away :driving:
Felt a bit strange with the throttle in the middle and the brake pedal on the right :P

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So it wouldn't run on pea soup then. Nice bit of TLC Rob. :thumbsup:
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Post by Smartbear » Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:59 pm

I took delivery of another one of his non runners yesterday, I’ll give it a poke next week :)
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e89 Sdrive 30i, this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si sold

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Post by Mr Tidy » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:01 pm

That truck looks fantastic. :thumbsup:

Hopefully your car whispering skills will work again!
Coupes because stunning!
Current - Silver Grey MC, Imola Red heated Nappa & carbon trim. Aeros, H & R Coil-overs, 224s, OE Strut brace, Nav, cup-holders, DSP Hi-Fi, pdc, cruise, MFSW, no CDV! E90 330i daily
Gone - Montego Blue
Gone - Ruby Black

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Post by Smartbear » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:01 pm

buzyg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:57 pm
Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:53 pm
buzyg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:42 pm Looks like a fun project. :D :thumbsup:
I drove it back round to him last Thursday, the fuel had gone stale so i drained the tank, cleaned the strange spark plugs & the contact breaker points in the magneto ignition.
Couple of turns on the starting handle & it was away :driving:
Felt a bit strange with the throttle in the middle and the brake pedal on the right :P

Rob
So it wouldn't run on pea soup then. Nice bit of TLC Rob. :thumbsup:
The pea soup didn’t look very appetising, so i disposed of it in an environmentally friendly manner
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e89 Sdrive 30i, this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si sold

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Post by enuff_zed » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:03 pm

Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:01 pm
buzyg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:57 pm
Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:53 pm I drove it back round to him last Thursday, the fuel had gone stale so i drained the tank, cleaned the strange spark plugs & the contact breaker points in the magneto ignition.
Couple of turns on the starting handle & it was away :driving:
Felt a bit strange with the throttle in the middle and the brake pedal on the right :P

Rob
So it wouldn't run on pea soup then. Nice bit of TLC Rob. :thumbsup:
The pea soup didn’t look very appetising, so i disposed of it in an environmentally friendly manner
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:D
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Jeez! Did a DeLorean just disappear on your drive?
E89 20i SDrive M Sport - VO - mine
E85 2.5i auto - Sterling Grey - Vall's
E85 3.0i manual - Black Sapphire - Project Cheapskate
E85 3.0i auto - Black Sapphire - gone
E85 2.5si - Black Sapphire - gone
E85 2.2i - Black Sapphire - gone

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Post by Smartbear » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:07 pm

Mr Tidy wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:01 pm That truck looks fantastic. :thumbsup:

Hopefully your car whispering skills will work again!
He’s also got some tractors he’s looking to get rid of, they’ve been in storage for a while as well. I don’t know much about those so I’ve been keeping quiet about them, he’s got over 80 of them :o
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e89 Sdrive 30i, this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si sold

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Post by Smartbear » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:08 pm

enuff_zed wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:03 pm
Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:01 pm
buzyg wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 8:57 pm So it wouldn't run on pea soup then. Nice bit of TLC Rob. :thumbsup:
The pea soup didn’t look very appetising, so i disposed of it in an environmentally friendly manner
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:D
Rob
Jeez! Did a DeLorean just disappear on your drive?
:rofl:
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e89 Sdrive 20i, plenty of mumbo & good economy-the thinking bears z4
e89 Sdrive 30i, this ones busted, pass me another...
e85 3.0si sold

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Post by buzyg » Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:56 pm

Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:08 pm
enuff_zed wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:03 pm
Smartbear wrote: Sun Jul 31, 2022 9:01 pm

The pea soup didn’t look very appetising, so i disposed of it in an environmentally friendly manner
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:D
Rob
Jeez! Did a DeLorean just disappear on your drive?
:rofl:
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:thumbsup:

Though I was thinking more. "Yippee-Ki-Yay, Mother fecker" :wink:

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Post by BMWZ4MC » Mon Aug 01, 2022 4:52 am

Interesting collection of vehicles. One of my parents’ neighbours keeps traction engines in his barn. The older I get, the more interesting I find them!
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