2CV?Mehari?

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sierra3dr
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2CV?Mehari?

#1 Post by sierra3dr » Thu Feb 20, 2020 2:26 am

Just spent a good portion of the day welding sections of the chassis,not easy,as always on the existing metal being crap. Thanks to my trusty inverter welder,jobs a goodun. Is there anyone on here who is savvy on these cars? I would like to know what the shock absorber mounting nut size is? I've measure the threaded shank which is just under15mm,so I'm thinking M14.
thanks in advance
Paul

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Re: 2CV?Mehari?

#2 Post by Dick » Thu Feb 20, 2020 4:04 pm

Don't know much about mehari but id like one.. can you post a few pictures?

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#3 Post by sierra3dr » Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:19 am

Sorry, I didn't take pictures

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#4 Post by Dick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:58 am

sierra3dr wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:19 am
Sorry, I didn't take pictures
Never mind.. ive a mate who has a 2cv. From what I understand the rings are gone.. is it an easy fix?

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#5 Post by sierra3dr » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:24 pm

I'm not that savvy on the 2cv engine, but like any engine, the engine needs to be dismantled. It's best to do the big end and main bearing shells

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Re: 2CV?Mehari?

#6 Post by JPB » Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:59 pm

Rich-Dick wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 6:58 am
.....
Never mind.. ive a mate who has a 2cv. From what I understand the rings are gone.. is it an easy fix?
Forget fitting new rings unless you're fond of doing pointless things. Just grab a new pair of barrels complete with the pistons and hence with the rings already fitted. This saves you the cost of honing the existing barrels to suit new rings or worse, to bore over to the next size for which pistons are available, the risk of breaking the rings is also eliminated assuming you're careful when you've fitted the new bearings and are ready to lower (gently and don't forget to take the Jubilee clips off the bottom rings or the flange of the liner will crack when you reach the clip that you've used to compress these rings. Why not use a ring compressor? You're probably wondering by now. Simple, there's no room unless you have a very slim compressor, even with the piston at TDC on the side whose barrel you're fitting.

Sets of standard pistons and barrels are available at the link that follows for £129 the pair, or a complete large bore set, to match the Visa spec, is available from the same folks at an understandably higher, but nonetheless very fair price for the work you save over new rings, honing and possibly - though the bores tend to last well - o/s pistons.

New standard parts:
https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/barrel-p ... be8e8bacde


Full large bore kit:
https://www.ecas2cvparts.co.uk/bore-com ... be8e8bacde

And yes, French suppliers of these parts are available but the prices at the ones I've looked at would have the hardest faced individual bubbling like a baby!

sierra3dr wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:24 pm
It's best to do the big end and main bearing shells
Agreed wholeheartedly. But check the crank for wear in case a regrind is needed. Unless the engine is generally completely fubared, you might find that a quick polish and fresh shells will be all that's needed. I kid you not, lawnmower engines are more complex than an A-series Citroen unit, brilliant things they are.

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#7 Post by Dick » Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:09 pm

Thanks for the advice chaps, ill try and see if its for sale .i quite like the 2cv since I flew mine id bought as a field racer... Happy memories.. i still have a picture of it by my bed.. along with a picture of betsy, a small border collie who kept me company when i lived in my tractor..

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#8 Post by JPB » Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:35 am

Dick-Rich wrote:
Wed Mar 04, 2020 9:09 pm
...i lived in my tractor..
My hero! I lived in a Renault 12 estate for a couple of freezing cold weeks during 1986 and in a Maxi (far better as it has a reasonable bed but on the other hand, a rubbish heater compared to the 12) for a whole month, but that was in summer so no worries there. Living in a tractor, however, exhibits a hell of a lot of something, possibly foolishness, possibly bravery, but either way well done.
A 2CV should make a good place to live if you find yourself in need again, but make sure that you attach the duck tape to the splits in the roof before the hail storm starts!

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Re: 2CV?Mehari?

#9 Post by GHT » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:02 pm

JPB wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 10:35 am
A 2CV should make a good place to live if you find yourself in need again, but make sure that you attach the duck tape to the splits in the roof before the hail storm starts!
Deux Chevaux are for wimps:
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Of course those VW types just love to show off:
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The tractor does have some appeal but not this sort of appeal.
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#10 Post by JPB » Thu Mar 05, 2020 4:52 pm

The world will never tire of doing increasingly odd things to 2CVs. Andy Saunders' "Picasso inspired" Deuche is probably one of the more sane modified examples:

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Or if that's too normal for you, there's always the following G.I.M.P-ed take on what a 2CV Picasso may have looked like, had the car been around when the company gave that name to the egg-shaped model from the Xsara range.

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Hmm, what a shame that some people just won't accept that Citroen had the shape perfectly alright from the beginning, so felt the need to fiddle about. ;)
I like your first image best, GHT, because it's an even camper camper than my own Japanese machine, which I had thought might have been the campest camper on the campsite 'til I saw that brilliant van.
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