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    Default Dspecial restoration 1975

    The work has begun there is lots to do and good second hand panels to seek. I managed to find a roof without sun roof and a reasonable roof rail and still need a boot and passenger doors front and back. Please let me know if you have any parts. My new steering wheel has finally arrived More to come

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    A few more pics the engine is ready to go back with new clutch kit new timing chain new recon head new alternator new starter motor, new water pump and cylinder compression tested between 160 and 165psi so no rebuild. brake calipers rebuild including hand brake system. Suspension cylinders fitted with new rubber and Teflon kits.
    The roof rail above the front windscreen is rusted pretty bad and this weekend the roof will come of possibly revealing more nasties
    the lower section of the chassis is basically rust free. Luckily the harnesses is acceptable.



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    Looks like it's well underway! looking forward to following your progress.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Budge View Post
    Looks like it's well underway! looking forward to following your progress.
    No worries Budge as I mentioned above this resto has a bit of body rust and I just wish I could weld... I will certainly take more pictures as I go along

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    Ok 5 vintage retro tyres received, Some items painted and beleive me more to come, drive shafts degreased and in quite good condition ready for new rubber boots to be fitted. this weekend roof removal to investigate condition of the roof rail.
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    I feel for you Phillipe! You're no slouch though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by forumnoreason View Post
    I feel for you Phillipe! You're no slouch though!
    No just crazy!!! I dont know why Ive started another

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    Some nasties will deal with this next!! lets get the engine started first....

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    Well lets get the engine started first. this is a 1969 motor and gear box assembly and the car is a 1975 model a few issues had to be sorted as im going along.

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    Busy weekend

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    That roof rail looks truly horrible.

    I was interested in the shelf on the back wall to see what you had stocked up there, but it is out of focus... Always interesting to see what folk keep on their shelves..

    Good luck with the steelwork. Engine etc look just lovely.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    That roof rail looks truly horrible.

    I was interested in the shelf on the back wall to see what you had stocked up there, but it is out of focus... Always interesting to see what folk keep on their shelves..

    Good luck with the steelwork. Engine etc look just lovely.
    Just junk!! working in my sons garage which is quite confined .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Le Parisian View Post
    Just junk!! working in my sons garage which is quite confined .
    Very funny! Thanks....
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    Default 1975 DS special restoration

    A bit more work done on the weekend
    the alternator fitted is a 75Amp with internal regulator I only use this model in my restorations and buy them from citroworld. Installation is simple only 12 Volt supply and light to dash light wires are required you can then tie up the remainig 6 wires from the old external regulator and Voila Done!!

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    And a few more
    The spheres diaghrams are new and once in this will complete the hydraulic circuit.
    Taking a chance with the steering rack, just tidied up and refit it wasn’t leaking prior restoration and if it does then bugger

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    Default 1975 Dspecial resto

    Remarkably this chassis is quite rust free apart from the roof rail section above the windscreen the boot area looks almost like new



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    The dash will come good after a good clean. Actually I need to remove it to repair the rust on A pillars


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    Default 1975 Dspecial resto

    Another batch of goodies from Citroservices including more fiddly bits

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    Le Parisian,
    I feel sorry for that little Solex [34mm ?] having to cope with everything.

    Oh, do everyone out here a favour and reposition that fuel filter to the tank side of the fuel pump. Suction not pressure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wildebeest View Post
    Le Parisian,
    I feel sorry for that little Solex [34mm ?] having to cope with everything.

    Oh, do everyone out here a favour and reposition that fuel filter to the tank side of the fuel pump. Suction not pressure.
    Agreed not happy using the small Solex carburettor, perhaps if you have a spare Webber kit let me know?? I temporarily fitted the carby with the filter in that position as per previous owner did to close the fuel circuit; the tank is being worked on and a new filter will need to be purchased and then I will consider fitting it to the tank side also thinking about fitting an electric pump. You get 10 points for good observation
    Anything else wrong???
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    loving this Phillip you guys seem to have down to a production line. impressive and very fast. the experience is showing as it is the attention to detail that is importance. especially as these cars have so so many damn bits and pieces. it is also good that repo parts are available.

    congratulation look forward to seeing the finished product.
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    Has the quality of repro rubber improved recently? Some of it has been terrible going back over the last several years. I bought a mudflap kit with those stainless fittings from one of the usual suspects and the rubber stank so much it couldn't stay indoors. Are these OK? Some mudflaps bought via CTA were in contrast very much better.

    That filter is where almost every car you will encounter has had it fitted. It may not be strictly correct, but that's where it usually is. Isn't there supposed to be strainer in the tank in the form of stacked discs? The EFI cars have a filter located in the sill between the tank and pump, but you don't have that in a carby car. EFI fuel tanks don't get the strainer per the parts book. There's a document covering it in the downloadable parts/manual info. Look for "DS fuel tank filter.pdf" in the fuel-system directory of the Green CD.
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    Great to see your progress. very inspiring. Having viewed several days posts in one evening it all makes it look so quick and easy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by lamoor View Post
    loving this Phillip you guys seem to have down to a production line. impressive and very fast. the experience is showing as it is the attention to detail that is importance. especially as these cars have so so many damn bits and pieces. it is also good that repo parts are available.

    congratulation look forward to seeing the finished product.

    Thanks for the compliments Lamoor its still a long way to go but we are enjoying ourselves my son and I that is.
    Repro parts are not ideal and they are expensive but I least you have something that you can use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David S View Post
    Has the quality of repro rubber improved recently? Some of it has been terrible going back over the last several years. I bought a mudflap kit with those stainless fittings from one of the usual suspects and the rubber stank so much it couldn't stay indoors. Are these OK? Some mudflaps bought via CTA were in contrast very much better.

    That filter is where almost every car you will encounter has had it fitted. It may not be strictly correct, but that's where it usually is. Isn't there supposed to be strainer in the tank in the form of stacked discs? The EFI cars have a filter located in the sill between the tank and pump, but you don't have that in a carby car. EFI fuel tanks don't get the strainer per the parts book. There's a document covering it in the downloadable parts/manual info. Look for "DS fuel tank filter.pdf" in the fuel-system directory of the Green CD.
    Well!! I would say the rubber flap kit is not too bad I bought it from Citro Services and I must say the smell is tolerable you’re right some years back it really smelled.
    Correct!! Most fuel filters that I have seen have been fitted pass the pump the location is really irrelevant the pressure of the mechanical pump is actually quite good and the filter is passive with very little drag. You will know quickly if any issues.
    Right or wrong this is my 2 cents worth.

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