Made a couple of D series tools.
  • Help
Results 1 to 11 of 11
  1. #1
    VIP Sponsor richo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hobart, the other planet
    Posts
    1,448

    Default Made a couple of D series tools.

    I like fabricating, tools especially.

    Needed a tool to check the position of the CRC (clutch re-engagement control) on a BVH equipped car.
    This is made from 2.4mm brazing wire, then silver soldered.
    The straight end is 25mm long, the circular end is for your finger, makes it easier to hold.

    Figured I'd probably remove the carburettor for a thorough clean too. How to remove the base nuts is a curly one, especially the one closest to the front of the car on the rocker cover side.
    Darrin Brownill of Citroen Classics suggested I probably had already made a special tool for removing the carby.
    Hmm, no I hadn't.
    Today I made a 1/4" drive 12mm crowsfoot from an old 1/4" drive socket (cut down for the drive section only) and open end wrench.
    If you own a 1970 or later DS, the open end size is 11mm.
    Crowsfoot end is hand filed for maximum clearance without sacrificing too much strength.
    The rear of the base is also relieved and curved for clearance, hand filed.

    Advertisement





    There's the odd tool perve here as well as owners of DS with BVH.
    Please enjoy.

    cheers
    richo

  2. #2
    BVH Roger Wilkinson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2004
    Location
    Warrnambool
    Posts
    2,412

    Default

    I admit to both: a liking for odd tools and owner of BVH.

    Last time I tried to make an open end crowfoot was about 10 years ago. It failed by spreading too much. The application was 17mm across flats for adjusting tappets on a Benz M130 engine. I made the mistake of using a cheap Indian donor spanner. I have learned much since.

    Roger

  3. #3
    VIP Sponsor 59 Floride's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2010
    Location
    It's how I roll...Brisbane
    Posts
    33,952

    Default

    Me too, guilty.

    Nice one Richo.
    Every day when I wake up I reach up in the darkness with my eyes shut and if I cannot feel anything that resembles a wooden lid I know it will be a good day. No lid today.

  4. #4
    VIP Sponsor richo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hobart, the other planet
    Posts
    1,448

    Default

    I have two factory tools for that application, both by Hazet and both of different design.
    In the Benz application they are required to overcome a torque of approx. 27 ft lbs. Cheap tools won't quite cut it for that job.

    The open end spanner and socket used for the carby removal were Asahi "Made in Japan" and marketed by Repco in the 1980s. A decent quality and fit. One day I'll throw caution to the wind and start cutting up the 'willes! Not.

    r

  5. #5
    Member
    Join Date
    May 2011
    Location
    Lockrose, Qld
    Posts
    93

    Default

    Next time I'm down in Tas I must grab a few pics of Dad's hand-made specials, not much Citroen stuff left, but he worked on all sorts of mechanical stuff.
    I remember he made the tool required to dismantle the front CV hubs on the early Citroen IDs, he had gas for heat, a hand built electric welder, a hammer and file. It should now reside with the Tas Citroen Car Club, I'm pretty sure that's where all his Citroen tools went about a decade or more ago.
    I must admit Richo, your tools have somewhat more polish than Dad often invested.

  6. #6
    mnm
    mnm is offline
    Croak croak... mnm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    3,236

    Default

    You could always try here.... eh Richo!



    Matthew

  7. #7
    VIP Sponsor richo's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Hobart, the other planet
    Posts
    1,448

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by mnm View Post
    You could always try here.... eh Richo!



    Matthew
    Cheeky monkey
    I know (now) there's no Stahlwilles for sale there.
    r

  8. #8
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,749

    Default

    This is how dodgy the stuff I make is in comparison

    Take a brake accumulator base and buggered jokey wheel and you can make up something like this ...



    spend a modestly small amount of money and buy one of those tecnosir regassers and a valve:



    inside the gassing head



    attachments to screw onto sphere plugs:









    and donate a chunk of $$$ to BOC for a nitrogen bottle, and your away

    seeya,
    Shane L.
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/citro%EBn-forum/90325-best-project-car-you-have-ever-seen.html
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

  9. #9
    Fellow Frogger
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    Sydney
    Posts
    10,192

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by richo View Post
    I like fabricating, tools especially.

    Needed a tool to check the position of the CRC (clutch re-engagement control) on a BVH equipped car.
    This is made from 2.4mm brazing wire, then silver soldered.
    The straight end is 25mm long, the circular end is for your finger, makes it easier to hold.
    ...
    I think my shabby effort was the shaft of a large rivet! Yours is rather more impressive.

  10. #10
    Real cars have hydraulics DoubleChevron's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Location
    Ballarat,Vic,Aust.
    Posts
    16,749

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    I think my shabby effort was the shaft of a large rivet! Yours is rather more impressive.
    Now I get it .... it's an upgraded version of this:



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Made a couple of D series tools.-p1160271.jpeg   Made a couple of D series tools.-p1160272.jpeg  
    'Cit' homepage:
    Citroen Workshop
    Proper cars--
    '85 Series II CX2500 GTi Turbo I
    '63 ID19 http://www.aussiefrogs.com/forum/showthread.php?t=90325
    '72 DS21 ie 5spd pallas (last looked at ... about 15years ago)
    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

  11. #11
    1000+ Posts daffyduck's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA USA
    Posts
    1,955

    Default

    I am feeling really good about my home made sphere charging rig after seeing Shane's setup. I guess I should see if I can find some piccies.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •