Welcome to  the Citroen DS New Zealand

What is New :


A new 'brief' road review. Click on the image to visit the page
WHAT IS JEREMY DOING?
VINCE: THE RESTO CONTINUES 1 April
 
NEW VIDEOS HAVE BEEN ADDED TO THE "YOU TUBE" PAGE. CLICK ON THE IMAGE BELOW TO VISIT THE PAGE
YOU DON'T SEE THIS EVERYDAY!

A very nice AM / FM Continental Edison radio Is Not For Sale

I have decided to keep the radio and put back in the car I am restoring. 

I must admit that I am tired of pseudo experts telling me what I don't know.

I am not stupid, a dreamer or any other form of substandard human because I choose not to give the radio away. I have sold two of these radios over the last few years and both have been sold for over $1000 NZ.

So all you experts out there go find another person to insult.


A TOTAL LOSS WHAT A SAD WASTE! 

 Another DS lost to an engine bay fire. This time in Italy. Not what the American owner would have wanted, I am sure.

Click on the image to read the article.

Update on the carburettor fuel fittings still available.

As at FEBRUARY I have 5 of the brass fittings left. 

If you would like to purchase one get in quickly.

A GOOD COVERAGE OF A DS RESTORATION 

A PITY THEY COULDN'T FIND ANOTHER CAR 

Fitting instructions for the brass fittings:

These are from Richard, who manufactured the fittings

I recommend removing the carburetor top and then tapping the thread required, 

BUT others will simply slap some grease on the tap then gently and carefully, making certain the tap is square to the hole,turn the threading tap a couple of turns, remove the tap, clean off the swarf,put some fresh grease on, thread some more until the job is done.

At the very least, remove the filter nut at the top left side of the unit and block the access. You can also gain access to clean out swarf.

A small amount of thread tape, probably one wrapped turn will be sufficient, then thread the new fitting into place, with your 11mm or 7/16" wrench.

I prefer to also use a hose clamp on the new fitting, even though the barbs will hold the plot, no worries.

The carb metal is quite soft and I found it easy to tap with the top in place following Richo's care instructions.


FEBRUARY Update on the carb fuel fitting fix kit

With the much appreciated help of Chris from Australia, I now only have  and 5 part kits, (no 9mm tap).


The part kits are priced at NZ$22 inc P&P in NZ.  You will need to purchase a
M9 x 1.00mm bottoming tap.

If you would like to purchase please contact me use the contact form on the contacts page.


So sad to see and so easily prevented

A nice DS video, a pity about the rear lights!

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