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Offline Jason Potts

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #45 on: June 21, 2020, 05:22:05 pm »
Going to have to buy something first. First time in my life I've not got a motorcycle. Seems very odd.

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #46 on: June 23, 2020, 09:22:31 am »
What about all those bikes you played about with.  Didn't you develop an MZ/CZ and a BSA?

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #47 on: June 23, 2020, 10:22:30 pm »
All gone now. No where to keep it all at the new place. I've down sized. Once I've sold the old house I should be OK to build a new workshop at the new house and get something started. I'm thinking of something that fits in class c so I can ride round with Rick.

I'd love to have a car project but I have to be realistic, I think space constraints will prevent me from going down this avenue.

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #48 on: July 01, 2020, 11:06:10 am »
I think space constraints will prevent me from going down this avenue.
I know exactly what you mean.

Back on the three-wheeler build, we entered the Edinburgh 2012, reckoning we'd be finished in time.  By September the MoT was arranged for nine days before the Edinburgh :o.  The car passed, but there was a problem; the mechanical fuel pump gave up the ghost at the testing garage :-[.  They very kindly lent me an SU electric pump, which I jerry-rigged to get the car back home.  At least I had the MoT.  There was some frantic research and phone calls and a few days later I fitted a new Facet electric fuel pump :).


Facet pump 60106

The new fuel pump was installed in the engine compartment so that the fuel line within the cabin was now on the scavenge side, not the pressure side.  That way, if the fuel pipe leaked or ruptured, the cabin wouldn’t fill up with petrol under pressure :o.  Well, some pressure, but only that from the force of gravity.

The Friday evening of the Edinburgh Trial 2012 arrived.  Me and my dad set off to the start at Tamworth.  The rain bucketed down, but we were kitted out in motorcycle gear and crash helmets so stayed dry.  We did manage to lose a wiper blade, fortunately it fell into one of the spare wheels so wasn’t lost. 

We failed scrutineering and weren’t allowed to start :-[.  I’d failed to read the regulations in the route card thoroughly and made some wrong assumptions.  I’d assumed three-wheelers fell under the ACU, totally and would be treated like an outfit.  No. We lacked a fire extinguisher, an oil spill kit and a reverse light.  An oil spill kit could be sorted out, but the rest not.  A cup of tea, then a dejected return home :(.