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DoubleChevron

Real cars have hydraulics
I hear you.....

And back on thread ... I will need a set of 165X400 X... so I'd better order them ....

I've been made to promise to get Buttercup back on the road.... for... Our middle daughter's (Caiti) wedding next October... so Jan suggested that she would come to next Citin with me if it was in Buttercup... but I want to drive the 2cv... so Caiti and
Eric (the gullible chap who's intending to be groom at the wedding) and Jan will tour in comfort in Buttercup, while I follow with all the tools and fluid supplies.

Its a plan!

Bob

Sounds like fun .... lets move our attentions to Roger and whinge at him instead to get his DS19 driving again :clown: :clown:

I'm not sure if we'll get to the next Cit-in. There getting expensive these days with 5 of us :( (then again just about everything is getting too expensive so that doesn't say much :roflmao: :roflmao: ).

seeya,
Shane L.
 

ScotFrog

New member
I hear you.....

And back on thread ... I will need a set of 165X400 X... so I'd better order them ....

I've been made to promise to get Buttercup back on the road.... for... Our middle daughter's (Caiti) wedding next October... so Jan suggested that she would come to next Citin with me if it was in Buttercup... but I want to drive the 2cv... so Caiti and
Eric (the gullible chap who's intending to be groom at the wedding) and Jan will tour in comfort in Buttercup, while I follow with all the tools and fluid supplies.

Its a plan!

Bob

.....and fluid supplies'
I'm getting a bad visual!
 

DoubleChevron

Real cars have hydraulics
I'm guessing buttercup is going to be LHM now :confused: .... If your going to change every boot and seal you might as well use a fluid that prevents rust when (not if :clown: ) it leaks!
 

Buttercup

Well-known member
At this stage I'm intending to put it on a pale amber coloured (mineral) hydraulic fluid. The odour might not be authentic, but the resistance to moisture will be of benefit. As will the compatibility with "normal" sealing elastomers, and relatively low effect from spillage...............

................... but then again some of the newer boutique ales are impressive too... I'll start a testing program.

Bob
 

John P

New member
I've been made to promise to get Buttercup back on the road.... for... Our middle daughter's (Caiti) wedding next October... so Jan suggested that she would come to next Citin with me if it was in Buttercup... but I want to drive the 2cv... so Caiti and Eric (the gullible chap who's intending to be groom at the wedding) and Jan will tour in comfort in Buttercup, while I follow with all the tools and fluid supplies.

Its a plan!

Bob

Great to hear you, Bob. I'll look forward to catching up with you in Nooriootpa.
We used Nankangs on the 2012 raids. No problems with the tyres but three "economical" Korean tubes failed, so I went tubeless at Birdsville and was fine after that. What is others' experience with tubes (or not) on raid 2CVs?
 

JBN

John
Great to hear you, Bob. I'll look forward to catching up with you in Nooriootpa.
We used Nankangs on the 2012 raids. No problems with the tyres but three "economical" Korean tubes failed, so I went tubeless at Birdsville and was fine after that. What is others' experience with tubes (or not) on raid 2CVs?

For Raid 2008, I had six new Nankang N803 135/15s (I have two spares, one in the boot under all the camping gear, the other in a wheel well on the bonnet for quick access). They were tubeless throughout the Raid, although I did have a spare tube or two (?) just in case.

I had two damaged tyres on successive days around Mt Augustus in WA. One tyre had sidewall damage on the passenger front. The passenger heard that one and we stopped. It wasn't worth putting in a tube as the sidewall would have pinched it quick smart, so it was replaced. The next day a rock caused a star fracture on the tread of the passenger rear tyre. Since this hardly affects a 2CV on a gravel road, it was the smell of burning rubber that allerted us of the damage. The tyre was trashed and BBQ'd and red hot to touch. The end result was two tyres damaged beyond repair and trashed. I bought to new tyres to replace them, which I stiil have as spares. The four road tyres have been replaced with new pattern Nankangs as they had worn out.

I would not normally put a tube into a tubeless tyre. It creates a lot of extra friction and is generally discouraged by tyre makers (thats why they make both tubless and tubed tyres, and their internal carcases are different).

I spent a further month travelling NT and WA after Raid 2008, returning home after 3 months and 26,000 kms. I had just built the car and wanted to run it in on various road surfaces. I jest, actually it was Long Service Leave for my wife.

John
 

John P

New member
What happens in Birdsville, stays in Birdsville. :eek:

Right?

Why did I have the feeling when I typed about going tubeless in Birdsville, that someone would leap onto it? You just needed to be there, Craig. You'd have enjoyed the party.

Thanks for your experience, John. Obviously the Nanakangs are better run tubeless.
 

gilberthenry

Active member
Hi

I realise this is a commercial thread so i understand if it gets taken down. However historically many of you have taken advantage of what we offer and i hope it is good for you again.

this is our Citroen web page Citroen Tyres | Longstone Tyres on here there is a fitments recommendations for classic Citroen.

we can presently ship a set of Michelins Collection tyres to your door in Australia for £ 150 ( or $ 255 USD) It isn't as cheap as it used to be but i hope it is of use to you and i think it is good value.

Regards

Dougal
Longstone Tyres
00 44 1302 711123
I just did a calculation - -

so does this mean that I get 4 michelin traction tyres for - - AU$ 264.22 or are they the DS 15" tyres ??

John
 
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