E type & Citreon

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#1 E type & Citreon

Post by mgcjag » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:31 am

One for the garage...if i had one big enough
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#2 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by Durango2k » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:18 pm

Pierre Tissier´s masterpieces....

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#3 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by Alty Ian » Thu Jul 28, 2016 8:20 pm

Steve

I saw that at Le Mans as well. I would imagine that would be a pig driving around tight corners :wow:
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#4 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by christopher storey » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:05 pm

I've always wanted a DS , but never quite had the bottle !

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#5 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by abowie » Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:58 pm

Alty Ian wrote:Steve

I saw that at Le Mans as well. I would imagine that would be a pig driving around tight corners :wow:
Or just any corner.

And how does the pneumatic suspension work?
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#6 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by Durango2k » Fri Jul 29, 2016 2:34 am

It works good.

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#7 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by PeterCrespin » Tue Jan 31, 2017 11:56 pm

abowie wrote:
And how does the pneumatic suspension work?
Worth reading up. I had the CX model that came afterwards but drove in DSs a fair bit in Europe.

A party trick was to drive on three wheels with one rear removed and the adjustable suspension locked at a high setting. You had to be careful how you parked, because the car would sink if the ignition was off.

D-Type has similar front brakes in that the pump operates a high pressure hydraulic circuit off the gearbox, to generate much of the braking pressure on the front discs. The master cylinder effectively acts as a valve to open the pressure from the hydraulic pump to provide some servo force-multiplication, which is what normal servos do using air boost pressure rather than a pump-driven system.

Carsten could keep us going for hours, and of course Rolls Royce used a similar system that was licensed out by Citroen. Not least because Citroen and Rolls used the hydraulic pressure at various settings to suspend their cars at fixed settings, regardless of load.
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#8 Re: E type & Citreon

Post by Durango2k » Wed Feb 01, 2017 6:44 am

In fact together with Mercedes these were THE leaders in car tech in those days- Citroen, Jaguar, Merc.

Look at a 1934 Traction Avant front end, and then look at an E-Type's front suspension. Whoops, soooo similar...

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