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Re: Citroen rally project

Postby Custard » Sat Apr 06, 2019 9:13 pm

Thanks for that it is a mega project but hopefully the bulk is now done it is pretty small now and even with the cage in it feels pretty light, however back in the day they didn’t really have cages in them brave men.
I think I have gone over the top with the cage to do historical stuff but having driven some of the roads that the rally’s do in Europe I think I will have as much metal around me as possible for some of them even though I am not going to win.
Chopping the roof down and reforming was hard as the car tapers to the rear and also I thought that the head room would be an issue with the cage in and wearing helmets, but there is enough room surprisingly.
It is going to be interesting when I first drive it one day, what is it going to be like how will it handle ect hopefully it should be pretty good but unlike anything I have ever driven.
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Re: Citroen rally project

Postby johnb » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:24 am

Best of luck with the project.

On the subject of these Citroens, there's one a couple of miles from where I live that's been parked on the pavement for at least 10 years. I've lived in the locality for more than 30 years and it almost seems that the car has always been there. It's on a main road and I pass it frequently.

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Re: Citroen rally project

Postby Custard » Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:48 pm

Well it’s been along time and believe me this car has pushed me to the limit, nearly quit a few times it has consumed all my time for 2 years it’s a long story.
I have never driven a Ds and only a very few people have ever driven a short wheelbase one anyway and most of them are no longer hear.
Drove it for the first time last night very nervous but I can now see how awesome they must have been on the rally seen. never driven anything like it can’t wait to start pushing it but will have to wait until I have run the engine in, going sideways will be interesting.
Lock down has made me finishe it, and as restrictions have lifted my mate Miles popped round and you can see how the car is perfect when you are sitting isn’t it remember it is basically a mid engine car as the engine is behind the front wheels.
I can tell you it is the complete opposite to an Alpine it will not corner flat but I recon it will not do to badly but bucket seat will come into there own.
So hopefully when everything gets back to normal we will see how it performs.
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