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    Hello, if it doesn't come out with the oil, the...

    Hello, if it doesn't come out with the oil, the front plate comes off quite easily. No gasket from what I can remember, just Loctite 515.

    While you are under there, may as well change all the...
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    Hello, most of the isopropyl alcohol we can get...

    Hello, most of the isopropyl alcohol we can get in UK is 70%, the rest is water. Once the alcohol has evaporated (I was gonna say flashed off!) it leaves behind some water, hence the hair dryer.
    A...
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    Hello, if you remove the speedo head from the...

    Hello, if you remove the speedo head from the binnacle, you can clean it with isopropyl alcohol. Fill up your best cereal bowl with the stuff then lower it in. I try to avoid getting the face wet....
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    Hello, follow the cable to the gearbox, just...

    Hello, follow the cable to the gearbox, just below where it enters, there is a bolt which would be at 90 degrees to the cable. Undo and remove that bolt completely, the cable will then pull out. The...
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    Hello, I bought the biggest condenser that would...

    Hello, I bought the biggest condenser that would fit in front of the radiator, it is actually one of the smallest stocked by the UK firm I was using. It is only 16" x 9".
    At first I mounted it...
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    Hello, that is a fibre optic lead from the globe...

    Hello, that is a fibre optic lead from the globe to the ignition switch. About as much use as tits on a boar hog!
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    Hello, Der Franzose sell a conversion to allow...

    Hello, Der Franzose sell a conversion to allow the fitting of the sedan seat to a Break

    https://www.franzose.de/en/Citroen-DS-11CV-HY/DS/Sitzbezuege-hinten/ANR38407/

    With the sedan seat, I...
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    Hello, I always use Jamie at DSWorkshop. And...

    Hello, I always use Jamie at DSWorkshop. And wherever possible, I use second hand parts, Jamie has loads.
    Jamie sources his new parts from Der Franzose and Citro World etc. I could always go direct...
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    Hello, how about pyrolysis (using an oven to burn...

    Hello, how about pyrolysis (using an oven to burn the paint off) for the chassis?
    I'm also restoring a Break, except mine a 1972 ambulance.
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    Hello, don't forget the D Rally at Little Horwood...

    Hello, don't forget the D Rally at Little Horwood (near Milton Keynes) 5th to 7th July. Main fun is on Saturday and Sunday

    Little Horwood
    Church Street
    Milton Keynes
    MK17 0PF

    Peter
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    Hello, keeping it simple, check the clutch cable...

    Hello, keeping it simple, check the clutch cable at the gearbox end. Is yours right or left hand drive? On the RHD cars the connection between the end of the cable and the actuating fork is a bit of...
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    Hello, I don't suppose this has got anything to...

    Hello, I don't suppose this has got anything to do with the throttle valve switch, Citroen have started making some bits
    https://www.pieces-de-rechange-classic.com/569-ds
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    Hello, you are not alone! All the straight...

    Hello, you are not alone! All the straight lengths should be parallel to each other, not bent like in your picture.

    I repaired mine using a small turnbuckle (the thing to tighten fence wire). I...
  14. https://10daily.com.au/news/sport/a190316reh/boy-w...

    https://10daily.com.au/news/sport/a190316reh/boy-who-dubbed-daniel-avocado-meets-his-idol-and-gives-him-a-green-gift-20190316
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    Hello, all the above plus if you can, always use...

    Hello, all the above plus if you can, always use ring spanners rather than open ended. The open ended tend to spread. There is never enough room, so if buying sockets, go for 1/4" drive.

    And don't...
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    Hello, I know it is crude and not what you wish...

    Hello, I know it is crude and not what you wish to do, but I would just tweak the needle. Or just leave it alone. As long as you know where 'normal temperature' is, its absolute position doesn't...
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    Because I don't take my own advice to leave it...

    Because I don't take my own advice to leave it alone and constantly want to fiddle and change things! I like a challenge and it gives me something to think about when I sitting in interminable...
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    Hello, thanks faulksy, I'm a silly boy getting it...

    Hello, thanks faulksy, I'm a silly boy getting it back to front. I ditched all that external regulator malarkey years ago, my brain went with it.
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    Hello David S, added to the problems you have...

    Hello David S, added to the problems you have outlined, there are also the throttle linkage, breathers and air box.

    Stick with the Weber I think, for now.

    Thanks for the input

    Peter
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    Hello, assuming you have the external regulator...

    Hello, assuming you have the external regulator (standard set up), if you undo the red wire attached to terminal L of the regulator box and connect the red wire to battery positive, the light should...
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    Fitting SU carbs to DS

    Hello, one daft idea that keeps popping into my head is to fit twin HIF SU carbs to my DS.
    I know if you change one thing, five other things will need changing.
    But, the SU is a lovely carb that...
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    They are worthwhile if the radio is coded and to...

    They are worthwhile if the radio is coded and to keep any internal alarm batteries topped up.
    I would just reset the clock each time.

    Sent from my SM-J510FN using aussiefrogs mobile app
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    Hello, you can bridge the isolator with a fused...

    Hello, you can bridge the isolator with a fused wire. If you use a small amperage fuse, say 5 amp or less, the clock will run from the car battery. If someone tries to start it, the fuse will blow.
    ...
  24. Thread: Misfiring

    by badabec
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    Hello, Italian tune-up? That is, go on a long...

    Hello, Italian tune-up? That is, go on a long drive, rev the nuts off it, if you're worried about the Police, keep in third. Then, if you can, find a long gentle incline, drive hard up it, stop...
  25. Thread: Misfiring

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    Hello, looks more like No 3 is the only one...

    Hello, looks more like No 3 is the only one firing properly, or is that what you meant?
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