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    After being "D"less for a number of years I have just purchased an ID 19 Heidelberg built car.
    In the mid 80's the car had a major refurbishment which included a full repaint (now a metallic blue) and a complete re-trim in an off white viny for the seats & door trims and black carpets for both front & rear floors.
    At this time the car was fitted with a DS 19 head and a twin throat Webber.
    This gave the car a bit more grunt but has made the distributor somewhat difficult to service as it is squeezed underneath the inlet manifold.
    The car received a new owner in 1990 and 1994 it was given to a Brisbane Citroen specialist to change the hydraulic system from "red" to "green" fluid.
    This was a mammoth undertaking and the total cost was considerably more than a much later "D" could have been bought for.
    The car has a few minor issues which I will sort out in the near future and I hope to take it to CIT-IN next year.

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    P.S this is the 11th "D" that I have owned

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    Quote Originally Posted by slough40 View Post
    After being "D"less for a number of years I have just purchased an ID 19 Heidelberg built car.
    In the mid 80's the car had a major refurbishment which included a full repaint (now a metallic blue) and a complete re-trim in an off white viny for the seats & door trims and black carpets for both front & rear floors.
    At this time the car was fitted with a DS 19 head and a twin throat Webber.
    This gave the car a bit more grunt but has made the distributor somewhat difficult to service as it is squeezed underneath the inlet manifold.
    The car received a new owner in 1990 and 1994 it was given to a Brisbane Citroen specialist to change the hydraulic system from "red" to "green" fluid.
    This was a mammoth undertaking and the total cost was considerably more than a much later "D" could have been bought for.
    The car has a few minor issues which I will sort out in the near future and I hope to take it to CIT-IN next year.

    Brian W
    1939 Light 15
    1951 11 BL
    1962 ID 19
    1977 GS Pallas
    2012 C4 Seduction

    P.S this is the 11th "D" that I have owned
    Congratulations Brian

    Sounds like a really nice car and one you should be a able to drive and enjoy, the LHM conversion is becoming a very practical solution. I look forward to seeing the car on the roads around Brisbane.

    Pictures of the car are of course required

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    By the description you've given, I'd say that's Ron's old ID. Congratulations. I've been wondering for years whether you'd come back to D's and I'm glad you have - you've had some beauties over the years and this one is no exception.
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    Welcome back to the fold, Brian! We have been expecting you. ☺
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    Quote Originally Posted by donat View Post
    By the description you've given, I'd say that's Ron's old ID. Congratulations. I've been wondering for years whether you'd come back to D's and I'm glad you have - you've had some beauties over the years and this one is no exception.
    Hi Donat,
    you are quite correct.
    Ron and I both looked at this car back in late 2007 (together) and Ron decided to buy it.
    The seller had purchased the car in 2004 from the guy who had done the hydraulic conversion.
    The new owner joined the CCCQ and put the car on club registration however I doubt that he ever used the car.
    The reason I say this because amongst the paper work that came with the car was rego labels 2004-2007 that had never been put on the car.
    Esther & I have spent today working on the car and it has taken me back to 1978 when I purchased my first "D" ( 1966 ID19B)and my enthusiasm for the model has been rekindled.

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    Brian W

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    That's Great Brian. I'm happy that the car has gone to a good home and more importantly that you are still in "Good Condition" to enjoy the car. I think I need to thank Esther for that!
    I sorted the conversion 15 inch wheels for that car which made it possible for Ron to maintain the car on a tight budget. It has been good to see the ID when in Brisbane at the All Freench Days.
    This morning I am refitting the "reconditioned" rear brake swivel joints with new O'Rings inserted. Kazu, (who I think is rather brave, purchasing an ID) did this repair on his ID not so long ago.
    So yes Brian, there are the likes of us tinkering on these lovely cars all around the country so it's nice that you can join us!
    All the Best with the car and make sure you look after Esther so in turn, we'll see you around for a long time to come. Michael

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    Yeah - - an' see ye in somethin' decent rather than some C somethin' er other you were drivin' back from Citin.

    We wes jus comin' in te Peak 'ill North I think e Jerilderie, comin' down te a slow speed after cruisin the Newell at a good 80 kmh in our '78 Cit C35 Van from Castlemaine en endin' back in Bris. It wus a bit 'ot but good te see ye en de Missus - musnt fergit de Missus - - on the road.

    Anyhows good on ye Brian, yer a champ en ye knows more about proper cits than all 'o us froggis put tegether !!!

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    How is the car going Brian ??
    I’ve been thinking about the parts you were asking me about for the ID and wondering if anyone can help.

    Brian is looking for the dash mounted indicator switch with the little green handle and also the black plastic “binnacle” surrounding the speedo area. His is broken on the left.

    As these parts are often needed I’m wondering if they are made new overseas.

    Good to see this ID being loved and ready for some serious driving, John.

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    Regarding the indicator switch that you need; I've had a look at the new switch that I have but it is a 6 Volt switch. A while back there was a thread on this sight regarding the indicator switch. I recall there was information on how to convert it to 12 volt. John is coming down to Daylesford soon and he could take this switch back to Brisbane. Michael

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