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    Having now collected most of the parts I need, I'm about to start construction of a half-scale DS cabriolet (well I cant afford a real one). The engine & transmission has been sourced from China, and the only wiring diagram I have is in Chinese. Is there anyone out there who could help with translating this? It's not very complicated, really just a matter of there's the coil, that's the CD box, etc ... and those are the wire colours.
    Would appreciate any help.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lhs2.1 View Post
    Having now collected most of the parts I need, I'm about to start construction of a half-scale DS cabriolet (well I cant afford a real one). The engine & transmission has been sourced from China, and the only wiring diagram I have is in Chinese. Is there anyone out there who could help with translating this? It's not very complicated, really just a matter of there's the coil, that's the CD box, etc ... and those are the wire colours.
    Would appreciate any help.
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    The only thing I can suggest is the local Chinese restaurant or high school Chinese teacher. The problem is if the language is technical many can't translate. There are several dialects. Mandarin, Hokkien, Cantonese (the chefs), Thadu to name a few so that may be a barrier as well.

    Although, the local Japanese sculpture teacher managed very well translating import documents and various labels on my imported Toyota.

    But I did end get some help from an Australian student living in Japan via the internet on the very technical stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lhs2.1 View Post
    Having now collected most of the parts I need, I'm about to start construction of a half-scale DS cabriolet (well I cant afford a real one). The engine & transmission has been sourced from China, and the only wiring diagram I have is in Chinese. Is there anyone out there who could help with translating this? It's not very complicated, really just a matter of there's the coil, that's the CD box, etc ... and those are the wire colours.
    Would appreciate any help.
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    The colours should be easy to get done. Then it might be reverse engineering by an electrical engineer and multi-meters etc.

    The basic design of the motor should be comparable with western electrical engineering as the Chinese tend to use recognizable reference material.

    Best of luck, hope to see it zooming around!

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    You've got too much time on your hands Roger! Finish that 2cv!
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    Thanks to those who made constructive suggestions. I'll try the local Chinese restaurant - might at least get the colours sorted.
    David, the problem is that I get bored easily. Currently I'm working on my '58 ID19, '57 DS19, the hydraulic 2CV and now the cab project. When I get fed up with one I switch to another. C'est la vie.
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    If that fails send me a high res jpg and I can get it done easily here. Just for the record, dialects are irrelevant. There are only two written Chinese scripts and people pronounce them in their own way. Taiwan hangs on to a classical script and China itself uses a simplified modern version . The Japanese speak oddly enough, Japanese which is not a Chinese dialect and which once used Chinese characters but now has moved to include two other character sets, that are phonetic.
    Korea again speaks its own language and has moved to a unique and ingenious phonetic alphabet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    .... The Japanese speak oddly enough, Japanese which is not a Chinese dialect....
    Thanks for Chinese language lesson, I shall pass it on to my Chinese wife . FYI some scripts are totally unintelligible outside the province.

    Read my post again... I don't believe a JDM Toyota is made in China either.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    If that fails send me a high res jpg and I can get it done easily here. Just for the record, dialects are irrelevant. There are only two written Chinese scripts and people pronounce them in their own way. Taiwan hangs on to a classical script and China itself uses a simplified modern version . The Japanese speak oddly enough, Japanese which is not a Chinese dialect and which once used Chinese characters but now has moved to include two other character sets, that are phonetic.
    Korea again speaks its own language and has moved to a unique and ingenious phonetic alphabet.
    To confuse things even more, most of the Korean language can be written in Chinese characters. South Korea still occasionally uses Chinese characters in advertisement, newspapers, etc. Chinese characters are hardly ever used in North Korea.

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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Thanks for Chinese language lesson, I shall pass it on to my Chinese wife . FYI some scripts are totally unintelligible outside the province.

    Read my post again... I don't believe a JDM Toyota is made in China either.
    Volunteer her for the translation.
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Volunteer her for the translation.
    Ethnic Chinese, Gerry, not born in China, moved to OZ when 17 Y.O. Fully up to speed with Australian customs and culture but never let's of go of her own culture.

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    Quote Originally Posted by scarfjoin View Post
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    Quote Originally Posted by robmac View Post
    Ethnic Chinese, Gerry, not born in China, moved to OZ when 17 Y.O. Fully up to speed with Australian customs and culture but never let's of go of her own culture.
    Following a discussion yesterday, I am just getting a register together of CitroÍn enthusiasts who speak Chinese, preferably Mandarin + a regional dialect and who could help in hosting travel overseas with a CitroÍn flavour. Could she help?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gerry freed View Post
    Following a discussion yesterday, I am just getting a register together of CitroÍn enthusiasts who speak Chinese, preferably Mandarin + a regional dialect and who could help in hosting travel overseas with a CitroÍn flavour. Could she help?
    Not at all unfortunately. Although ordering in local Chinese restaurant is no problems.

    She hasn't used the language "natively" for 45years odd.
    Plus technical forms are well beyond her.

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