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    Icon2 DS Spheres.. "Get a Grip".

    Had to swap the rear spheres on the D today, time for a re-gas, more than likely they will need new diaphrams.

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    I've used an improvised tool in the past, a tube with a belt threaded through the centre but it seems it has not aged well - the belt is now too stretched and will not grip the sphere.

    Off to Super Cheap and picked up this little beauty.. TFT Speciality Tools part number TF7694 'Strap Handle Oil Filter Wrench (400mm) perfect for the larger diametre DS spheres and of course will also work with the newer bulb spheres. At $8.50 a bargain.

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    Wow, Greenblood did some mechanical work. I am impressed
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Wow, Greenblood did some mechanical work. I am impressed
    Tool... I mean what about the tool....

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Wow, Greenblood did some mechanical work. I am impressed

    take note though, it only shows the tool hanging off the sphere

    GB never did take a shot of the car with the sphere removed from the car
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    Quote Originally Posted by pugrambo
    take note though, it only shows the tool hanging off the sphere

    GB never did take a shot of the car with the sphere removed from the car
    Very good point there! Hmmm, who really did the work then?

    I can just see GB sitting there in a comfy chair "supervising" while checking the levels in a bottle of Chardy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO
    Very good point there! Hmmm, who really did the work then?

    I can just see GB sitting there in a comfy chair "supervising" while checking the levels in a bottle of Chardy.

    ...but, but, I did, I did.. I love working on the D it's all so familiar and friendly, not like those new fangled BXs and later stuff.

    Why look here, it's a picture of one of the nasty Xantia spheres that will help the rear float while the lovely D spheres are in Citroen hospital...

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    "Déesse" Roland Barthes, 'Mythologies', 1957

    The Déesse has all the characteristics of one of those objects fallen from another universe that fed the mania for novelty in the eighteenth century and a similar mania expressed by modern science fiction: the Déesse is first and foremost the new Nautilus.

    (Umberto Eco [Ed], The History of Beauty, Rizzoli, NY, 2004)

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