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 Yellow Dyane 
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Post Re: Yellow Dyane
I have same setup on the Shed, and it looks ok :)

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June 2nd, 2022, 9:15 pm
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Post Re: Yellow Dyane
ImageP1030761 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

I used the old air filter to carb hose which,with some persuasion, I managed to fit without too much swearing ;) . Just need to trim the end of the hoseclip.



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Very nice. Are you able to put the hose between the cowling an the filter? Looks like there it's a bit to close??


June 3rd, 2022, 12:32 pm
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I still need to paint the bracket that holds the throttle spring :D .

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I have same setup on the Shed, and it looks ok :)


June 3rd, 2022, 12:33 pm
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This late Dyane has plastic headlamp bowls, there are nuts set into the back of it, rusty nuts that would never unscrew without turning in the moulding. I cut off the heads with a slitting disc and then punched out the nuts when the unit was on the bench.

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The headlamp clicks into three plastic/nylon? sockets and adjustment is by moving the ballscrews fastened to the lamp in and out for alignment. one of the sockets is connected by a long cable to the control knob in the cabin that sets the lights depending on how loaded the car is.
The cables are seized just at the ends where they meet the headlamp bowl, I might see if I can shorten them, otherwise it's new ones I guess.


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As you can see, it's lost one of it's lugs and the rusty cable end has bailed out.
It's got to be replaced and luckily, repro kits are available.
It's spring loaded and happy where it is.

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I pushed it back,

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got the cutters on it and cut it. The spring shot out but I managed to find it, a minor miracle in this mess of a shed :lol: .

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The fixed sockets that were broken I drilled a 5mm. hole in them a little way and punched them out.


June 3rd, 2022, 1:45 pm
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Nice job...


June 3rd, 2022, 8:21 pm
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I salute your relentless efforts.
A great encouragement to us all.

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June 3rd, 2022, 9:54 pm
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ImageP1030762 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

The left wing had battery acid corrosion and was very thin.

ImageP1030765 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

Managed to stitch it, better than fresh air.

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Rough but the seam sealer will help.

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Yes I've still got the paint that I used on the van.

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That's just about the distance so it looks ok ;) .
Ford Rio Brown is a passable colour. The inner wings are factory primered brown and I guess that's how they were? :?:


June 19th, 2022, 9:33 pm
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Post Re: Yellow Dyane
I went over to ECAS and picked up tyres, rims headlights etc. and also the cables to move the lamps when the car is loaded.

ImageP1030778 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

This is to support the new sliding socket as I press the end of the cable home, don't want to mess up now.

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It went in after I'd made the crimped end acceptable ;)
I get that the Dyane is a better car but there are things that compared to the brutal simplicity of earlier A series, are just more opportunities to rust or break. Still the flamer is 40 years old and nearly done :)


June 27th, 2022, 7:40 pm
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Hats off the your ingenuity and tenacity.


June 27th, 2022, 9:35 pm
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Thanks Pete, I've project fatigue big time now though, I just want the flamer all together and back on the road.
I think it's a combination of working 5 days 'cos my boss left and we've been unable to find a suitable replacement and a general sense of old age catching up with me :lol: .


June 28th, 2022, 8:22 am
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