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Offline Paul K

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #15 on: May 21, 2020, 06:16:34 pm »
So for climbing up sections do we think this arrangement is better or worse than a 2cv front wheel drive three wheeler?
Probably six of one and half a dozen of the other.  Only one driven wheel at the rear with, hopefully, a fair bit of weight on it, or two driven wheels at the front with, hopefully, enough weight.

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #16 on: May 21, 2020, 06:22:17 pm »

Suspension and new floor on chassis


Body on chassis.  Not sure if my Dad's catching his breathe or slacking.

The steering mechanism was an unpleasant surprise :(.  The UJ on the bottom of the intermediate shaft was worn, but a closer look showed that the yoke on the UJ had got the wrong number of splines for the steering rack :o.  The splines on the steering rack were different from the splines on the intermediate shaft.  So, you could say that it was only the tension in the clamping bolt and a few splines that may have lined up that were keeping the two connected :(

Luckily, there was a Citroen specialist, The Chevronic Centre, around the corner from me and the guy who owned it was a fount of knowledge.  He reckoned the intermediate shaft was modified from an Ami 6 (40 splines), but the 2CV steering rack has 26 splines.  F
So from a container packed with old Citroen spares, he sold me an intermediate shaft from a GS (26 splines) and out of the two shafts, I had the UJ replaced and ended up with an intermediate shaft that would fit the steering column and the steering rack.  That was a relief! ;D


Incorrect flange ???


Intermediate shaft


Rubber mounted steering column

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #17 on: May 21, 2020, 06:42:13 pm »
Going well.  :)
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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #18 on: May 22, 2020, 08:49:58 am »
Loving this, this is better than watching Ed China.

Well done Paul.

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #19 on: May 22, 2020, 10:39:02 am »
Loving this, this is better than watching Ed China.

Ed China?
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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2020, 04:34:19 pm »
He's the mechanic on wheeler dealers.

Your dad looks winded, you've been working him to hard. Looks like he needs resuscitating with hot cup of tea and a bourbon.  ;)

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2020, 06:48:14 pm »
Loving this, this is better than watching Ed China.

Ed China?

Cheers.....  :)
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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2020, 08:59:07 pm »
Do you think that the club would ever accept trikes in? That is, a three wheel motorcycle just rider no passenger.

I guess you would have to insist on no solid axles like those ATV's use.

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2020, 09:45:14 pm »
Trikes were mentioned about ten years ago.

The three wheeler rules are that the passenger must sit alongside
the driver. However vehicles have entered that do not conform to that.

This is one for the Committee.

Quads have had a class in at least one trial recently.

Tho not specified if one, two, or Four wheel drive.
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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #24 on: May 23, 2020, 08:32:24 am »
Im not asking for any rule changes, it was just a hypothetical question. I was skimming through eBay I saw a v8 powered monster that was as long as a bus with ape hanger bars etc. Thought it would be funny to see that trying to get up simms.  ;D

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2020, 11:47:07 am »
Im not asking for any rule changes, it was just a hypothetical question. I was skimming through eBay I saw a v8 powered monster that was as long as a bus with ape hanger bars etc. Thought it would be funny to see that trying to get up simms.  ;D

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2020, 06:46:20 pm »
A guy I worked with some years ago was building a trike from a motorcycle (canít remember what model it was) with a VW beetle front axle grafted onto the front end.  The handlebars were connected by a linkage to the steering box. His stumbling block at the time was designing a handbrake to fit, but that wouldíve been easy enough, using a carís rear caliper on the bikeís rear wheel.  It looked a pretty neat idea; no knowledge if it was ever completed.

It had potential for MCC trials, but no class to enter in because the rider and pillion were not sat next to each other.  The arrangement would have been a three-wheeled quad bike!

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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #27 on: May 24, 2020, 10:51:57 am »
I think there is a case to be made for a Quad or Trike Class.

As an extension to the motorcycle classes.   :)
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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #28 on: May 24, 2020, 12:15:44 pm »
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Your dad looks winded, you've been working him to hard. Looks like he needs resuscitating with hot cup of tea and a bourbon

McVitie's or Jack Daniels?
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Re: Citroen Dyane (2CV) Three-wheeler Build
« Reply #29 on: May 24, 2020, 01:52:44 pm »
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Your dad looks winded, you've been working him to hard. Looks like he needs resuscitating with hot cup of tea and a bourbon

McVitie's or Jack Daniels?
 :)

 :D
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