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    Default Tractions at Pont du Gard

    I'm not a CitroŽn person but was lucky enough to come across this gathering while visiting the Pont du Gard in southern France last Sunday.Tractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01771.jpgTractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01827.jpgTractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01830.jpgTractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01831.jpg

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    Is that a PTO sticking out the front of the red traction
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    That is an after market crank handle support tube. The car is 1936/37 but has the wrong wheels. They were on 1938/39/40 cars and some 46 cars
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    A few more ...Tractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01768x.jpgTractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01826x.jpgTractions at Pont du Gard-dsc01836x.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Is that a PTO sticking out the front of the red traction
    maybe a french roo bar,is strange though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by denxm View Post
    maybe a french roo bar,is strange though.
    That of course would be a kangarou bar. Or if owned by a pastry chef a roux bar.
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    It's a pitot tube.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    You're all mad, it's one of Hitlers gattling guns..surely


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    and I thought it was for when the brakes fail
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    I told you what is. Gee you guys have overactive imaginations!
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro
    The car is 1936/37 but has the wrong wheels.
    Would it not be nicer to say the car apparently has wheels other than those it left the factory with? There could be a fabulous story of why those wheels are fitted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by addo View Post
    Would it not be nicer to say the car apparently has wheels other than those it left the factory with? There could be a fabulous story of why those wheels are fitted.
    Yes, I agree you could phrase it that way.
    My guess would be that the owner liked the 'Roues Pilote' and chose to fit them, or on the other hand the originals which carry a narrower section cross ply tyre were just not able to be found.
    The 165 radials would have better road holding and are definitely safer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerrypro View Post
    I told you what is. Gee you guys have overactive imaginations!
    Well, it is sorta like the car is sticking it's tongue out at you. "Now go away, or I shall taunt you again!"

    Nice catch on the show, Stephan. That's one of the nicest features of an unstructured trip. You get to stumble onto things like this.
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    Great photos Stephen, and thanks for posting them. Hope you weren't so excited that you forgot the truly amazing Pont in the background. "What did the Romans ever give us.....?" comes to mind.

    Your avatar looks Flinders Ranges - Moralana scenic track or thereabouts? Lovely to have had the 504 since new.
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    The Pont du Gard was one of our more enjoyable days in France - for once no crowds and the CitroŽns were a bonus. Yes, the avatar was in the Flinders Ranges, perhaps Stokes Hill on our first trip there in the 504 (too long ago to remember!).
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    There is a Traction similar to that one which appears at meetings from time to time and which has a tube like that driven by a motor in front of the gearbox. On the tube there is a large crank handle fitted, turned apparently by a monkey. I can't find a photo at the moment.
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    These guys went to a lot of trouble to start a traction. The video sadly doesn't show the inertia starter in action but you get the picture.
    Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone............

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    At the end of the video, a selection of other vids are shown. Part 02 is there and shows the starting procedure.

    02 Inertia starter for CitroŽn 11 CV Traction-Avant Lancements - YouTube

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    A few strange 2CV's were at the Peugeot Museum at Sochaux on Sunday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sfrawley View Post
    A few strange 2CV's were at the Peugeot Museum at Sochaux on Sunday.
    Looks like you are having a proper holiday!!
    Are you getting to Loheac in Normandy? If you can..... And Mulhouse?
    Sounds great. Enjoy.
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