View unanswered posts | View active topics It is currently May 25th, 2022, 5:44 pm



Reply to topic  [ 241 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 ... 25  Next
 All about: 2CV suspension 
Author Message

Joined: June 7th, 2011, 7:19 pm
Posts: 7
Location: South Africa
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
thanks guys - will tackle the job next weekend - sounds straight forward


June 9th, 2011, 3:59 pm
Profile WWW
Firing on two.
User avatar

Joined: April 24th, 2011, 6:05 pm
Posts: 226
Location: Everywhere
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
Quick question, it's been mentioned, but just to confirm, how do you tell which is front and back on an original cannister? I forgot to mark them when I took mine off. Longer tie rod to the rear?

_________________
‎(°\=/°)

1989 2CV6 (what's a D*lly?), 1989 MG 1275 powered mini, Renault Trafic.


June 16th, 2011, 12:05 am
Profile
Aircooled Idiot
User avatar

Joined: April 24th, 2010, 10:01 am
Posts: 5733
Location: Location Location
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
im sure its longest to the rear, but wait for someone to tell me im wrong before you take my word for it!!

i was advised they would had "av" stamped in them
well, mine didnt!

_________________
Image

1988 2cv 652cc
1993 Toyota Hilux Surf 3000cc runs on Bio Diesel
2004 Toyota Landcruiser Amazon 4200cc runs on Bio Diesel
1998 Daihatsu Hijet 1300cc
2005 Susuki Bandit 650cc


June 16th, 2011, 12:23 am
Profile WWW
Firing on two.

Joined: April 22nd, 2009, 11:06 pm
Posts: 3684
Location: Ecosse
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
yes longer tie rod is the rear

And as James pointed out there is a faint raised "AV" pressed into the can it can be a real bugger to find especially if its got underseal on

_________________
Kissing the Lash
Image
"Any advice of a technical nature is given on the understanding that I've actually done this shit, not just read about it in D*lly club mag some time ago.


June 16th, 2011, 7:55 am
Profile
Firing on two.
User avatar

Joined: April 24th, 2011, 6:05 pm
Posts: 226
Location: Everywhere
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
Great, thanks.

_________________
‎(°\=/°)

1989 2CV6 (what's a D*lly?), 1989 MG 1275 powered mini, Renault Trafic.


June 16th, 2011, 10:13 pm
Profile
Firing on two.

Joined: July 14th, 2010, 1:21 am
Posts: 158
Location: Devon
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
Hi dudes,

I need some help....

whilst my car is in for body restoration at the 2cv workshop I had graham cut the cans to fit harder springs, got this email back this eve...

Could you please phone me asap I have cut open your suspension cylinders and fitted the springs you supplied but now they are on the chassis the tie rods are far to long as the springs are 3 inches shorter. I tried fitting normal knife edge eyes as yours were long but the rod bottom out before they get any tension. after speaking to ecas i am told these small spring must be fitted with shorter tie rods . dont know what to do, could cut ends off rods and re tap thread or remove cylinders and fit normal ones for now and let you play with them


I wasn't aware this would be a problem, what have you guys before?? How much to take off and re-thread? I thought the rods would almost be too short..?

Kind regards,

fritz

_________________
Image


January 31st, 2012, 10:05 pm
Profile
Firing on two.
User avatar

Joined: June 19th, 2010, 8:40 pm
Posts: 761
Location: Kingswood, S.Glos.
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
Some kind of spacer between spring and cup in the can?

_________________
John Jordan

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a d'olly.


January 31st, 2012, 10:09 pm
Profile
Firing on two.
User avatar

Joined: November 29th, 2008, 10:05 pm
Posts: 9259
Location: West Sussex, U.K.
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
Pee-emmed

_________________
samfieldhouse wrote:
What I like about I2F is that there is no pretence of democracy.


January 31st, 2012, 10:19 pm
Profile
Firing on two.

Joined: July 14th, 2010, 1:21 am
Posts: 158
Location: Devon
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
Some brilliantly rapid and informative replys (thank you everybody!) but here is one from mr sparrow..


Hi Fritz
You will have a problem re-threading the rod as it is very hard, you would also need a 11mm x 1mm die, not easy to find. I would suggest that you make a tube spacer to go behind the cup at the end of the spring, putting the rod through the centre of the tube, make sure the rod sits nicely in the end of the tube, make the spacer from something steel with a decent wall thickness (about 3mm), the end of the rod must sit squarely in the tube and the tube needs to be welded into the cup, this also needs to be in line with the spring so that it pulls on the spring as straight as possible to avoid undue stress on the rod. Make the tube spacer long enough that it takes up the excess rod length but still gives suspension adjustment as you may need to lift it up at some point. Whatever you do, do not cut the rod and reweld it as they snap.
If done properly it will be reliable without any problems
I hope this helps
Regards
Pete

_________________
Image


January 31st, 2012, 11:21 pm
Profile
Firing on two.
User avatar

Joined: November 29th, 2008, 10:05 pm
Posts: 9259
Location: West Sussex, U.K.
Post Re: All about: 2CV suspension
I have an m11x1 die. I wouldn't use it to cut a thread on a tie rod though. I only use it to clean the threads.

_________________
samfieldhouse wrote:
What I like about I2F is that there is no pretence of democracy.


January 31st, 2012, 11:27 pm
Profile
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Reply to topic   [ 241 posts ]  Go to page Previous  1 ... 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23 ... 25  Next

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: subarupete and 33 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group.
Designed by STSoftware for PTF.