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2CVGB News article – SPOG February 2018

I’ve always been told “you are what you read”. Indeed having no mechanical background before I started restoring and maintaining 2cvs, most of my knowledge has come from studying Workshop Manuals.  Amongst others, the Haynes publication was my constant reference point at the beginning. But what if things are written down incorrectly? Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG February 2018

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2CVGB News article – SPOG January 2018

Happy Birthday 2cvGB with us becoming forty years old in 2018 although the actual date for celebration is 25th February. On that day back in 1978 our Club held its first meeting in Leamington Spa where committee members were appointed and membership subscriptions began. The first 2cvGB News appeared in April 1978 although I didn’t personally join the Club until 1986 despite having owned a 2cv from new since 1976. That particular car rapidly fell to bits on me and so I passed it on.  However I missed this car so much I quickly bought another one likewise joining the Club to ensure that such neglect and stupidity would never happen again. It hasn’t. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG January 2018

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2CVGB News article – SPOG December 2017

With Taffy still beating the drum of rear brakes I’ve more to say about Kieran’s difficulty with bleeding the brake system after fitting new rear LHM wheel cylinders to his ongoing 2CV restoration project. You’ll remember I suggested that either the dust cap cover or “O” ring seal might be the problem causing the piston to retreat into the actual wheel cylinder after pressure is removed from the brake pedal. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG December 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG November 2017

King of the pins Taffy now tells of an additional tactic I adopt when fitting new pins. If metal expands as it gets hotter then surely the opposite occurs when things cool down, namely contraction. Therefore before I fit a new king pin, I always put it in the deep freezer for a few days. Any reduction in the pin’s diameter will theoretically help it pass through the knuckle of the front arm more easily when being pressed/knocked into position. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG November 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG October 2017

What is art? What is rubbish?? Now there’s a question for Taffy to answer after Gill and I having recently visited a local garden centre where amongst all the plants for sale were some bits of metal I’m rather familiar with. Old clutch plates, springs, wheel bearings etc. all individually painted in bright colours were on a display table ready for purchase. Indeed I shall now look upon the contents of my sheds in a totally different light. Even more reason not to throw anything out! As if!! Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG October 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG September 2017

Well, you could have knocked me down with a feather after one particular email recently appeared in my Inbox. Fellow 2cvGB Member Rob informed me that the fitting of LED bulbs to our cars is allegedly illegal with potential liability issues, something of which I was not fully aware.  Alas I have a habit of checking my Inbox before bedtime with a view to planning my next day’s activities whilst I drift off to the land of nod. Didn’t sleep well that night, indeed as they say in Yorkshire “that’ll learn ya”. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG September 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG August 2017

What on earth is Taffy doing sat in an old wellington boot? Perhaps he’s just trying to be part of the boot scenario relevant to this month’s SPOG Article.

To begin may I announce that a new panel has been manufactured in relation to the Dyane’s rear end. SPOG, having successfully produced rear inner wings plus the boot floor and rear valance for these cars, is now able to supply the vertical panel ahead of the boot floor. Yellow crosses in Nigel’s Dyane denote where this particular new part fits. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG August 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG July 2017

Mirror, signal, manoeuvre … was that not the rule of passing one’s driving test? However this all depends on the quality and function of the actual signals on our cars which, as I discovered recently, do need a watchful eye. Whether you use standard glass light bulbs or LED alternatives, there is no time for complacency. But more of that later. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG July 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG June 2017

Up, up and away as, with Taffy’s help, I can officially launch and promote www.2cvgbparts.co.uk, the new SPOG Parts website. It was initially considered that this could be for Club Members only to view via a link/password from the 2cvGB website before ultimately going “Live to the World”. Consequently we could have had your feedback before going global, SPOG being owned by every one of you within the Club.  However, even with modern day IT skills, this proved nigh on impossible, hence SPOG is now active on the World-Wide-Web. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG June 2017

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2CVGB News article – SPOG May 2017

That was the week that was, or rather the weekend. Very many thanks to all those 2cvGB Members who came along to the Classic Car Restoration show at the NEC in Birmingham and visited the 2cvGB Stand. As said last month, part of our display was SPOG orientated with those folk manning the Club Stand all wearing 2CVGBPARTS Ltd promotional T Shirts. Continue reading 2CVGB News article – SPOG May 2017