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  1. Thread: Air horns

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    Air horns

    I seem to recall that a AF member was recently chasing a set of air horns. I have a NOS set, made in Italy - never been used.
    If there is still interest, send me a PM.
    roger
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    CIBIE Oscars for sale

    For the retro rally enthusiast. One pair of CIBIE Oscars (long range) driving lights for sale. Never been used, still in the original dusty packaging, complete with protective covers.
    Pick up only...
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    DS21 BVM for sale

    Due to ill health my 1966 DS21 BVM is for sale.
    Originally exported to NZ, it was imported to Brisbane in 1993.
    Itís last trip was from Brisbane to Melbourne, so mechanically itís quite strong. I...
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    Hi Shane, back in the '70s and '80s I rebuilt...

    Hi Shane,
    back in the '70s and '80s I rebuilt quite a few TA gearboxes.
    I wrote up how to dismantle, examine, and re-assemble them at the time. The file will tell you all you need to know, but it's...
  5. A (very) quick review of chemical resistance...

    A (very) quick review of chemical resistance tables indicates that polyurethanes in general have good or satisfactory resistance to mineral oils. However, if I recall correctly, the data sheet for...
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    Thanks for the messages of support. I think it...

    Thanks for the messages of support.
    I think it is unlikely that this build will be repeated - history is littered with unsuccessful auto start-ups.
    roger
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    I finished the final drive assembly for this...

    I finished the final drive assembly for this project today. Consists of the differential, drive sprocket, brake adaptor ring/cover, and brake disk. The differential is a plate type limited slip item...
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    I seem to recall reading somewhere (but don't...

    I seem to recall reading somewhere (but don't quote me) that there were 2 cars involved.
    roger
  9. I'm not sure what is the point that you are...

    I'm not sure what is the point that you are attempting to make. Are you advising that owners of Citroen SMs with engines still fitted with sodium filled exhaust valves should sleep at night? It is...
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    REASSEMBLY First a stepped bush has to be...

    REASSEMBLY

    First a stepped bush has to be machined – MR4251, referworkshop manual for dimensions. This is used in temporary assembly to check forleakage from the seals in the main body.

    This...
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    The solution to getting the impeller and shaft to...

    The solution to getting the impeller and shaft to run true is to set the impeller into a holding jig in the lathe and machine the bore to around 17mm to accept a steel sleeve.

    78786

    The...
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    There a number of special tools which are either...

    There a number of special tools which are either essential to successful reconditioning of these pumps, or just make life easier.
    The first, which is really essential, is a support plate MR...
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    The following details how I have gone about...

    The following details how I have gone about bringing one of these pumps back to life. It should be read in conjunction with both the factory workshop manual and the spares parts catalogue. I dont...
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    DS19 early water punp/hydraulic pump rebuild

    I penned this rebuild treatise some time ago but never got around to publishing it. As it it the silly season I thought that it may relieve the mind-numbing cerebral assault of Xmas and the New Year....
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    Like Gerry I've never seen a chassis plate like...

    Like Gerry I've never seen a chassis plate like that. However the references I have ("DS, Le Grand Livre", de Serres, "Citroen DS", Pressnell, and "Original Citroen DS", Reynolds) all state that...
  16. Thread: DS Spanners

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    Although that I completely agree that this set is...

    Although that I completely agree that this set is far superior to a repro (or original) toolkit for roadside repairs, I dont think that it is the best available. It contains a lot of stuff (imperial)...
  17. Thread: DS Spanners

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    The most useful (and used) tool when working on a...

    The most useful (and used) tool when working on a DS is a long flexible magnetic pick-up tool. If it has a LED a real bonus. This is for when you drop tools and fasteners down into the bowels of the...
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    Moving away from the chassis development for a...

    Moving away from the chassis development for a while, I had been giving thought to the suspension hydraulic system.
    I found that there was no practical way of driving the hydraulic pump from the...
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    Some progress to date - the engine/transmission...

    Some progress to date - the engine/transmission and the diff carrier assembly are in place. The aluminium channel sections will carry the front suspension arms and it is a nod to the cast aluminium...
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    Many thanks for the supportive posts. The next...

    Many thanks for the supportive posts. The next installment may be a while as I need to spend some time on other projects.
    roger
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    DS cabriolet part-scale build

    A while ago I was enthused to build a go-kart/buggy for the grand-kids to hoon about in the back paddock.
    Somehow the project took on a life of itís own.
    After a series of iterations (incuding...
  22. This is my current collection. It's a mixture of...

    This is my current collection. It's a mixture of 1/43 hand-builts and bought-ins. I started collecting DS rally models and it sort of grew from there. I have a number of models in build and a box...
  23. I have one which is usable but not perfect. Is...

    I have one which is usable but not perfect. Is marked GECO on the rear. It's yours if you want it - I can post or you could pickup in Castlemaine.
    roger
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    Here is a shot of a GS front subframe painted as...

    Here is a shot of a GS front subframe painted as Gerry has suggested in Killrust Mission Brown epoxy enamel. Not as brown as the original but fairly close.
    roger

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    Well, it's saner than a SM. To replace a flat...

    Well, it's saner than a SM. To replace a flat battery you have to remove the RHF road wheel. To remove the wheel you have to start the engine to jack the car up. But the battery is flat. Go figure....
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