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  1. Thread: 2CV King pin

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    Renburg, being at the upper limit of the...

    Renburg,
    being at the upper limit of the specified vertical play _on assembly_ isn't going to cause any problems, in my experience.
    However, if you're worried about it, a horseshoe washer, cut out...
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    Hi again Andrew, I had some spare time this...

    Hi again Andrew,
    I had some spare time this evening and had a snoop around on Ebay, where I found these parts.
    I'll leave you to work out what I'm planning to do regarding those missing parts on...
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    Hi Andrew, not too bad, considering that recent...

    Hi Andrew,
    not too bad, considering that recent stay in hospital after my dodgy knee decided it had been nagging me for too long and went on strike... :(
    Anyhow, patched back together again, so my...
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    Hi Andrew, unfortunately, the missing items on...

    Hi Andrew,
    unfortunately, the missing items on your motor are a bit more complicated than a simple plug.
    There's a small brass part, with a nylon bearing on the business end, then a bush nut to...
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    Woody, if you've been unfortunate enough to...

    Woody,
    if you've been unfortunate enough to ignore pinking and end up with leaky barrel to cylinder head joints, those little sheet metal cowls direct the carbon monoxide laden gases downwards, out...
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    Richard, not in my experience. Bear in mind that...

    Richard, not in my experience.
    Bear in mind that the same light switch was used in earlier cars, with 6 volt systems.
    The headlamp bulbs in those were rated at 40/45 watts, so the current on main...
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    Hi Renburg, if you've got original fitment...

    Hi Renburg,
    if you've got original fitment reflectors, it's P45t bulbs which you need, fairly easy to get hold of over here, although it's well worth opting for the 55/60 halogen version.
    Note that...
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    Never been called that before, but can live with...

    Never been called that before, but can live with it... :wink2:
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    Anyways, a 0.5m long bar with my full weight (80kg) on it seems to have worked OK for the 39 years that I've been working on these...
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    Regarding "What else is needed?" Maybe someone...

    Regarding "What else is needed?"
    Maybe someone to put their hoof on the brake pedal whilst you're undoing and refitting the driveshaft nut?
    Both of my children supplemented their pocket money with...
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    Pottsy, hope you're going to be lapping in the...

    Pottsy,
    hope you're going to be lapping in the valves on those spare cylinder heads? :wink2:

    Anyhow, going back to that 'ticking' question, it might be worth checking that both washers are in...
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    An afterthough, which helps with identifying...

    An afterthough, which helps with identifying front and rear springs, on 2CVs, Dyanes, AZUs and 2WD Meharis, at least.
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    https://flic.kr/p/aEorCC
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    Hi Daniel, a late reply, as the computer decided...

    Hi Daniel,
    a late reply, as the computer decided to throw a wobbler on Christmas Eve.
    Anyhow, that 'info' on International 2CV Friends is wrong and I told the fellow who'd written it but he made...
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    Hi Pottsy, been a bit busy recently, so only...

    Hi Pottsy,
    been a bit busy recently, so only just realised that it's been quite a while since spotting those piston rings on Leboncoin...
    Did you have any luck, or is it time to deploy my resident...
  14. Thread: 2CV tyres

    by Ken H
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    Things get more interesting when competing at...

    Things get more interesting when competing at Spa, especially if competing in the category which uses BMW motorcycle engines.
    Here's young Louis Tyson, cutting through the log jam of Citroen C1s...
  15. Thread: 2CV tyres

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    About 300% uprated springs, last time I checked,...

    About 300% uprated springs, last time I checked, plus adjustable dampers.

    The control tyre has changed over the 'almost' 30 years that the series has been running, going through 'anything goes' at...
  16. Thread: 2CV tyres

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    A 'real life' test of 2CVs braking in the wet?...

    A 'real life' test of 2CVs braking in the wet?
    It's invariably the back end which lets go, especially if the driver presses that middle pedal.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HxG2PUEscsU

    Also,...
  17. Thread: 2CV tyres

    by Ken H
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    Odd then, that the EU 'wet grip' rating for the...

    Odd then, that the EU 'wet grip' rating for the CX 668 tyre is 'B', one step better than the rating for the AS-1?

    Given the amount of body roll which an A series can generate, more flexible...
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    Shurely shome mishtake? Mardy John seems much...

    Shurely shome mishtake?
    Mardy John seems much more fitting... :)
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    Page 128 is more relevant for a disc-braked A...

    Page 128 is more relevant for a disc-braked A series vehicle... :wink2:
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    Turbofiat, Re: "I adjusted the hand brake cables...

    Turbofiat,
    Re: "I adjusted the hand brake cables the other day per the shop manual".
    If it's adjustment of the handbrake you were attempting, that should be done using the eccentric pivots at the...
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    Hi Pottsy, no problem, m'dear. :) Btw, don't...

    Hi Pottsy, no problem, m'dear. :)

    Btw, don't worry about that 'transverse' measurement of 73.6mm since pistons are always 'cammed', with a tad more clearance on the sides.
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    Should also have...
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    votre service, Monsieur Pottsy...

    M4 engines are not very common nowadays, probably related to being almost 50 years old and not having an external oil filter, so well worth having a punt on...
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    32mm across the flats...

    32mm across the flats...
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    Hi Renburg, I don't know of any nuts on the...

    Hi Renburg,
    I don't know of any nuts on the 'front axle' of a 2CV, unless you're referring to the castellated nut used at the outer end of the driveshaft, which clamps the the hub centre onto the...
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    It's for regular maintenance of the 'plunging...

    It's for regular maintenance of the 'plunging spline' driveshaft.
    To add (or replace) grease in the inner constant velocity joint, the gaiter would need to be peeled back...
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