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    Has anyone got the wiring diagram of this beautiful job - Always best to start from scratch and remove all of these wires to avoid potential engine bay fires

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    After a few months of hard work its starting to look much better - I know its not the original air Horn but I like it its compact and very very loud
    I have a good collection of pictures taken at various stages. the engine and gear box fortunately are in excellent order with good compression. the chassis is free from any rust. I have replaced all of the Hydraulic components yes "all of them" and the pump now cycles at 52 seconds. I have replaced the electrical harness ordered from Germany and the dash board has been re-skinned by the dash doctor in Melbourne. There is still a million things to do
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    Great work! what a transformation. Please share some more photos of the work you have done. Looks like quite a lot of elbow grease has gone into the ducting! Love to see the rest of the car

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    Thank you for the kind comments Big frog
    Here are some pics of the car bought in 2010 prior any restoration, the outside always looks good but under the bonnet be prepared?

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    Looks like the radiator coolant was just water when you pulled it bits?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    Looks like the radiator coolant was just water when you pulled it bits?
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    Yes correct BF! its not unusual to find this situation in neglected DS but the copper sleeve on the outlet of the spacer is what I find really unusual?
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    Will add pictures on the harness renewal process shortly
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    I take it the car didn't belong to an auto electrician previously....

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    Quote Originally Posted by 59 Floride View Post
    I take it the car didn't belong to an auto electrician previously....
    Hi Floride
    Looks like the harness was patched up each time it fused out and by some miracle it missed catching on fire

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    this car did start with the gear lever but not the conventional way it utilized this clever invention?
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    Here some pics with the harness removed. Trust me it was a very sick fused harness

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    The dash was broken into two pieces and deformed above the speedo it was removed and re skinned by the dash Doctor in Victoria amazing results. The inner material of the glove box restored by a company in Penrith

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    Dash looks fantastic - great to know that there are professionals that can produce this type of work - sounds like the people who did Richo's dash from memory.
    What are your plans for the seats?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Frog View Post
    Dash looks fantastic - great to know that there are professionals that can produce this type of work - sounds like the people who did Richo's dash from memory.
    What are your plans for the seats?
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    I have bought a complete set of Black leather seat inserts including door cards from Citro-classique in the Netherlands; the leather is thick and quite soft with the original double stitching. I m very happy with the quality the cost 1800Euro.
    The current seats covers have gone hard and brittle the rear seat is not too bad


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    Harness and dash re-installation



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    Fantastic, did you rebuild the rack and centrifugal regulator yourself I'd love to see the "inside" of them
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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Fantastic, did you rebuild the rack and centrifugal regulator yourself I'd love to see the "inside" of them
    I was contemplating in rebuilding some of the hydraulic components by just buying the repair kits but decided to buy rebuild and pre-tested units from Citroworld this way you just fit them back in with hopefully no worries. The steering rack was rebuilt by Roger in SA again you need the right tooling for this job.

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    the drive shafts have been cleaned removed and both rubber boots replaced


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    What an impressive restoration. Makes my 'Vicky' look very tatty!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    the drive shafts have cleaned removed and both rubber boots replaced

    Nice! All of the late driveshafts here have torn boots. Did you press the star off.... or manage by some miracle to stretch boots over it...... with early shafts I ended up cutting the boots and gluing them back together

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    Quote Originally Posted by DoubleChevron View Post
    Nice! All of the late driveshafts here have torn boots. Did you press the star off.... or manage by some miracle to stretch boots over it...... with early shafts I ended up cutting the boots and gluing them back together

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    Its easy to remove the end of the drive shaft (3 pins) I have down this exercise many times simply remove the circlips and use a pulley extractor which can be purchased from super cheap and Bingo its off



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    Both engine mounts, gearbox rubbers, brake caliper o-rings, hydraulic hoses and o-rings, all have been replaced
    The time has come to temporary refit the guards to check the new harness functionality, re-start the engine and bleed to whole system.


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    All good, Everything works as it should. Test driven the car only required a couple of adjustment and the new clutch needs to be imbedded in

    Time to install the new 123 distributor and new coils possibly this week-end

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    The Michelin XVS tires have been purchased from Longstones in UK and the wheels have been sprayed in 2 pack. A new windscreen has been fitted recently and the roof is good to go, it has been resealed not so long ago.

    The inner carpet kit is yet to be sourced if anyone knows where please let me know.

    All stainless bumpers, hub cups, aluminum disk brakes tunnels and radiator shroud have been polished by Alby in Silverwater and I will keep him busy again shortly.

    Right; the time has come to start on the body and organize the new duco I am in liaison with Schenk and will speak to him Saturday week

    Only the rear guards will stay on the car, the rest of the panels will be replaced, I have managed to find a set of brand news original Citroen doors with original P/n labels still attached to them possibly the only set left in the world, a brand new bonnet stored in Gosford for many years never fitted on a car before.


    Only one issue one of the door is a lift handle type so I will convert the door by welding a plate over the opening and re-dril the holes in their respective location. Refer pictures.

    I also have a very good set of front guards and an aluminum boot lid making rust repairs on the body basically non existent but will required a lot of panel adjustment.

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    Uh...... just noticed this aussie frog little thread you have here nice one Dad

    My contribution of a pair of front wings rust free and from the same year model as the BVH was stuffed in a hunkadai i30 this afternoon hope they made it safely
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    Quote Originally Posted by DeemanDan View Post
    Uh...... just noticed this aussie frog little thread you have here nice one Dad

    My contribution of a pair of front wings rust free and from the same year model as the BVH was stuffed in a hunkadai i30 this afternoon hope they made it safely

    Good on you son! Your front wings are very serviceable and better then the one I have, one of the wing will need some spot welding but overall in good rust free order, will post pics shortly
    Took the car to Schenk on Saturday and discussed the paint requirement I am now waiting for the final quotation (Scary) and time slot to start the job

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    Cant wait to see this Goddess taking all the trophies home mwahahahaha

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    Trophies!!?
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