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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Aircon, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. moretti

    moretti Four Time F1 World Champ
    Owner Lifetime Rossa

    Nov 1, 2003
    42,661
    Australia
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    John
    Oh you cant ????:cool:
     
  2. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
    78,004
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    Peter
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  3. Horse

    Horse Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Dec 1, 2005
    22,649
    Brisvegas
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    Jon
    I’d rather a car that runs on whale oil.


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  4. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Peter
    Save the whales!
     
  5. kena

    kena Formula 3

    May 20, 2007
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    Ken Abrahams
    So 1950s Holdens & Fords & others were ahead of their time with Rear Wheel Spats(I think they called them ) Fancy that, Aero on an FJ. :)
     
  6. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Peter
    True, but the rest of the car was shaped like a brick. Citroen were probably the first.
     
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  7. kena

    kena Formula 3

    May 20, 2007
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    Aero wise yes and probably in a lot of other areas as well. Certainly different to drive than the mainstream cars of the day.
     
  8. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Peter
    That's an understatement! They drove like nothing else really.
     
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  9. kena

    kena Formula 3

    May 20, 2007
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  10. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
    Owner

    Jun 15, 2006
    11,623
    Sydney
    I'd argue that the 1934 Chrysler Airflow was the first production car to employ aero principles, but yes, Citroen really pushed the boat out and the DS was probably the most advanced car in the world when it appeared.

    You have to be a masochist to own one though...
     
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  11. I16

    I16 Formula 3

    Sep 15, 2008
    1,718
    There has been a DS parking for an age in the underground car park at the Austin Hospital in Melbourne.
    Often wondered if it was owned by a masochist nurse.
     
  12. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
    78,004
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    Peter
    Well that made moretti excited, as long as the nurse is a man.
     
  13. Maranello550

    Maranello550 F1 Rookie
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Aug 25, 2011
    4,363
    HongKong
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    Gary
    Why do you always have to knock a bloke for his hobbies?.....:)
     
  14. kerrari

    kerrari F1 World Champ
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    Oct 22, 2004
    12,245
    Coolum Beach, AUSTRALIA
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    Karen H.
    Anyone know what the problems were with the DSM? On paper, it seemed a perfect solution...
     
  15. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Peter
  16. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
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    Jun 15, 2006
    11,623
    Sydney
    What is a DSM?
     
  17. kerrari

    kerrari F1 World Champ
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    Oct 22, 2004
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    Karen H.
    Citroen DS derivative with Maserati engine is what I meant - what's the correct name?
     
  18. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Peter

    In Karen's case? Desperate SadoMasochism
     
  19. Aircon

    Aircon Seven Time F1 World Champ

    Jun 23, 2003
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    Peter
    ohhh...oooopppsss....my mistake
     
  20. kerrari

    kerrari F1 World Champ
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    Oct 22, 2004
    12,245
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    Karen H.
    Well that was worth it - admission of error from PP - GOLD!
     
  21. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
    Owner

    Jun 15, 2006
    11,623
    Sydney
    That's an SM. Beautiful car but all the usual problems. Buy one that someone else has restored, but expect to spend the rest of your life chasing hydraulic leaks.
     
  22. kerrari

    kerrari F1 World Champ
    Silver Subscribed Owner

    Oct 22, 2004
    12,245
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    Karen H.
    Thanks! So the Maserati engine solves the power issue, but the general 'glitches' remained?
     
  23. IanB

    IanB F1 World Champ
    Owner

    Jun 15, 2006
    11,623
    Sydney
    The engine has to come out for relatively minor issues in any DS model. The moment you break the seals on the multitude of hydraulic fittings, they will leak forever.

    The 2.3 injected engine made almost as much power as the Maserati V6, but of course doesn't sound as nice.
     
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  24. FazzerPorscheman

    FazzerPorscheman F1 Veteran

    Jul 28, 2010
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    Piz Gloria
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    EnzoFerdinand
    Fixed. Sicko.
     

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