Madame De Gaulle and the fate of her 2CV
  • Help
Results 1 to 2 of 2
Like Tree2Likes
  • 2 Post By gilberthenry

Thread: Madame De Gaulle and the fate of her 2CV

  1. #1
    Fellow Frogger!
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Castlemaine Area

    Default Madame De Gaulle and the fate of her 2CV

    Most of you have probably seen this but what a great story.


  2. #2
    JBN is offline
    1000+ Posts JBN's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010


    If you look closely at the 2CV in the photo, the rear right hand side wheel shows the curved suspension arm and a vertical batteur (an inertial shock absorber, comprising of a sealed steel cylinder with an internal weight, springs on both sides of the weight and some oil).

    On the early 2CVs, they were the only shock absorber, used on both front and rear suspension arms. Later on the Ami they were used only on the front (I think) along with hydraulic shock absorbers all round. With the later 2CVs, only hydraulic shock absorbers were used.

    My daily 2CV has the Ami front arms with the batteurs. I must get them fixed (the springs break and the oil dries out). I just love the clangs when hitting the small speed humps at 50KPH whilst the BMWs and Mercs are happier hitting them at 5KPH.


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