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    Default New acquisition '54 Traction Legere

    I seem to be moving backwards in time, acquiring older and older model Citroens. Having finished the restoration of the '61DS19, today I purchased a '54 TAV Legere. It's pretty rough, but mostly all there. The first thing I need is a workshop manual. I notice from reviewing the manuals thread, that these are not available online - even on Tony Jackson' dropbox. Can anyone send me a link (or PM) with a copy of the workshop manual. Thanks

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    Wow ... you call that one rough ...... It looks fabulous to me. There should be traction manuals on the download site. There was a "Traction CD" around for many years

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    Well, I call it rough because it has a 30-foot paint job (cracked and crazed up close), the interior is threadbare and shows some neglect under the hood. To set it right will require me to do everything, but as I said, most everything is there, so it should be a fun project.

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    The traction manuals on the download site (citroen publications list) don't include the workshop manual. If someone has the Traction CD, please send the workshop manual to Tony Jackson so he can get it on the download site...
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    I will have them here.... What I have will be 10years out of date (ie: missing 10years of improvements and updates by Tony). I just checked, it looks like Tonys site is down. The tractions club has moved there downloads area to the members only section by the looks of it (they used to host the manuals as well).

    There must be somewhere I can upload them too... I'll have a search around tonight.

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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    I will have them here.... What I have will be 10years out of date (ie: missing 10years of improvements and updates by Tony). I just checked, it looks like Tonys site is down. The tractions club has moved there downloads area to the members only section by the looks of it (they used to host the manuals as well).

    There must be somewhere I can upload them too... I'll have a search around tonight.

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    The site is still up Shane. . .
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreenBlood View Post
    Am I missing something The traction manuals are pretty much the first link! Even the Big 6 manual is now there

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    '78 GS1220 pallas
    '92 Range Rover Classic ... 5spd manual.

    Yay ... No Slugomatics


    Modern Junk:
    '07 Poogoe 407 HDi 6spd manual

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    Ugh, I guess I didn't notice the "light 15 manual." I was looking for something for the 11CV (which of course is almost the same thing). I don't suppose there is anything in English that is applicable to a Paris-built '54?
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    John T.

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    Sounds like a couple of people should have had a "girl look". What do you say Greenblood?

    BTW - the Traction is a bit rough. Even the steering wheel and pedals are on the wrong side.

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    Isn't that called Patina? I would start on the mechanicals and leave the rest for later ron.

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    That is definitely the game plan. Brakes, suspension, engine, gearbox, then interior and finally paint. I live in Arizona, after all. Paint is really optional :-)
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    Quote Originally Posted by citroenthusiast View Post
    Ugh, I guess I didn't notice the "light 15 manual." I was looking for something for the 11CV (which of course is almost the same thing). I don't suppose there is anything in English that is applicable to a Paris-built '54?
    Everything in the English Manual can be applied to the Paris built cars with the exception of electrical circuits. However there is also an electrical installation booklet with all of the 6 volt circuits included. It is listed as ' Scheme d' installation electrique' an is just near the light 15 manual on the above mentioned dropbox site!
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    Original French 'export' TT plates?
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    Ahh, so that's what that front plate is. Unfortunately, the rear plate is missing. The TAV is all unfamiliar territory for me, so thanks for that. By the way, is there a good reference manual for the TAV (similar to John Renolds' The original Citroen DS)?
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    John T.

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    Cats CitroŽn Net Some good information here on colours and build dates
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