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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 8:21 am

:lol: Well, I think the pink patches on this car might be closer to what your's is. Luckily the scratches are on relatively unfaded parts!
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:51 am

The Red Baron at Chez Chidlow's..

You can see why I felt a new front bumper would improve the look...
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Already being put into service as a load-lugger...

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And the engine bay in need of some cosmetic attention, but it all works :)

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Post by Defender110 » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:06 pm

I don't think that 'Boot Tidy' gizmo will catch on! The soft ones I have are much more fetching :lol:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 2:14 pm

I found out it'll take four dustbins with lids, maybe that's the way forward? lol
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Post by citsncycles » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:19 pm

Already being put into service as a load-lugger...
Call that load lugging? I'll show you load lugging...
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:21 pm

Ah the legendary green GS Club. 8) :D Should handle the Challenge no probs then!
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Post by mat_fenwick » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:25 pm

I've spotted a bit you've missed with the polish Mike! :lol:
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Post by Daisy » Wed Oct 12, 2011 10:55 pm

Phil - I removed all the fabric off the seat-back when I dismantled the seat, so if you want to have a go at sticking/patching the boulster, I can post you as much you want.

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:02 pm

Thanks - I have enough on our 'old' base I think, but thanks for the offer... after all I might cock up the repair :lol: :roll:
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Post by Tim Leech » Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:21 pm

Eeek, im not offering to polish that Mike! :lol:
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Post by citsncycles » Fri Oct 14, 2011 1:18 pm

you wouldn't want to polish the original paint anyway - it'd fall off :shock:
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Tue Oct 18, 2011 10:28 pm

What are the chances, eh?

1000 visits to the Philibusters site ( http://web.me.com/macksy/Team_Philibusters)

and 100 visitors to the 'new' Challenge site ( http://web.me.com/macksy/ccc2012 )

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Post by Philip Chidlow » Wed Oct 26, 2011 11:06 pm

OK. Progress on the Red Baron front:

New bumper fittted on front (thanks Richard, Tim - and Paul)...

Went to ATS and sourced a new exhaust front pipe... fitted today (what a job!), but not too pricey.

Examination of the rear tyres (1.1mm and 1.7mm) and spare (not used in 20 years) meant urgent action required (given we're entering rainy season lol): So two part-worn Dunlops supplied, balanced and fitted on the rear (that's £45 I didn't want to spend) - and the fossilised (!) Michelin on the spare replaced by the better of the two taken from the rear.

Both rear to front fuel pipes purchased new from Citroën (£23; not bad). Will be fitted soon.

And there are still about 18 things on the list... but we'll get there. :D
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Post by Philip Chidlow » Thu Oct 27, 2011 8:37 pm

Did 235 miles in the Red Baron today (A12, M25, M23 mostly) and it don't half go well for a humble 19n/a. Certainly didn't spare the horses (where conditions allowed!) and it was fair sprightly (relatively speaking) between 50-80 - something I didn't notice with the TXD (probably because of it's pump).

Got 46 mpg overall, which seeing as the car was held at 3,300-3,800 rpm for fairly long stretches (until the traffic got bad) is respectable. At one point where I needed to overtake lorries (there were vast numbers out there today!) to reach my exit safely ahead of them, I even clocked 87 on the TomTom. Mind you, that's not something I'd do on a regular basis!
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Post by MULLEY » Thu Oct 27, 2011 9:27 pm

Decent mpg figures for those sorts of revs, a lot of modern diesels will be struggling to get those figures :lol:
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