Yellow Dyane
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Author:  rob massey55 [ July 21st, 2019, 12:42 am ]
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Author:  Geert [ July 21st, 2019, 9:44 am ]
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Happy ?

Author:  rob massey55 [ July 21st, 2019, 9:53 am ]
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It's too good for me really, you know my standards :)

Author:  rob massey55 [ July 21st, 2019, 10:51 am ]
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ImageP1020535 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

Taking the front wings off, so many speedscrews etc. not as quick as the 2cv, left the fillet panels on the car.
The headlight adjustment system has me baffled, cable links, lamp unit seems to sit in little plastic clips (degraded) and a plastic inner moulding that has captive nuts in it which I left well alone for now. I disconnected said cables from inside the cab.
The seller seems to have had the car for a long time in dry storage, the previous owner he bought it off used the car in France. It's never had any welding at all...yet ;)

ImageP1020532 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

colour coded plastic strip between the inner and outer wings, this is all new to me :o .

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Had to take the flywheel off to get the flamer to fit in the engine stand,

ImageP1020547 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

like the friction plate, it's done nothing, very puzzling.

ImageP1020552 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

After some mods to the mounting plate it's in the stand ready for stripdown.
Engine is very, very oily on the lower part, had it tipped on it's nose whilst sorting the mounting plate and oil was p*ssing out of the front crank seal.

ImageP1020554 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

Uh oh, seen this before on that Ebay engine from Hell :lol: .Hoping it's 'auto de-coked and nothing worse 'cos it will not turn over at all.
first impressions: the Dyane seems sturdier than the 2cv, doors fit better, cab feels roomier and the windscreen is larger which saves me having to slouch to see out of it :) . The plan is to get the engine to run and drive it back through the garden and into the faithful 'slum' tent for Autumn/Winter works.

Author:  ken [ July 21st, 2019, 3:16 pm ]
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Hi Rob,
nice one, looks to be a shorter project than the van... :)
p.s. You'll find it much easier in future to remove the front outer and inner wings, including the A panels, in one lump.
Remove the front doors and you'll find 3 self-tapping screws with small rectangular washers, which attach the A panel to the A post.

Author:  rob massey55 [ July 21st, 2019, 5:01 pm ]
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Cheers Ken,
I was looking at the doors to see how easy it was to remove them, but Pete had already undone most of the speedscrews etc.! he was dead keen to help me get started on it :D .

This morning I started to remove the cylinder heads to see what was going on inside the flamer.

ImageP1020560 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

This is the right hand side, the lefthand was free as a bird. Damn the exhaust manifold that leached all that crud :x .

ImageP1020562 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

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Nope, nothing doing so,

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Blowlamp. Still nothing, I decided that in the engine stand there was too much 'spring' when hitting it so,

ImageP1020565 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

I removed the studs and sat the crankcase directly on top of a handy piece of bronze bearing stock (just the right size) that I pinched from my Dad's years ago when he wasn't looking ;) .

ImageP1020566 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

Using a piece of aluminium and later on a lump of copper round bar(50mm.) I drove the piston from the barrel feeling sick as I walloped it, not a nice feeling.

ImageP1020568 by Robndaisy, on Flickr

That was enough to stop it coming out the easy way.
So it's two new barrels and pistons so far...The crankcase is now marinating in red diesel so I can wreck the oil cooler unions probably :mrgreen:

Author:  Geert [ July 21st, 2019, 7:28 pm ]
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Never buy a secondhand car !, my dad used to say ! :)

Love it !

Author:  AZL57 [ July 21st, 2019, 8:21 pm ]
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My cars are never secondhand, mostly sixth or more :mrgreen:
Rob you loosened to many screws on the Dyane. There is a trick but you have to be with two persons. After disconnecting several bits you can take the complete nose off. Here you can see Geo and me doing a transplant on a acadyane.

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Author:  Geert [ July 21st, 2019, 9:09 pm ]
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Long time ago . :)

Author:  AZL57 [ July 21st, 2019, 10:08 pm ]
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yes ;-)

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