Re: Micron car

Ken Nelson

So have  you converted Luba to bikes now???  Have you gotten the "new" bike all straightened out?  

I've found a new twist on BAT and Barnfinds - a "Ravine find"  below:

First yr production '56 DS19, about to be buried with 7 other cars in a Montana ravine as landfill, but saved by 19 yr o ld budding mechanic in Havre Montana near the Canadian border.  Recent article in June issue of Classic & Sportscar mag indicates it was one of 10,859 cars built that yr and all plus more cars totalling 12,000 were ordered by the end of the first day of the Oct 1 1955 Paris show - this car's VIN is 10,650.  The kid, Craig Shaw, saved the car, got it running and posted a video of it pumping itself up on Fleaby Dec. 2008. I won the bid, but had it stored for 10 yrs outside as I couldn't find a transporter willing to go way the hell up there to bring the car to Detroit.  So I bought Dick Osgood's 2001 Dodge van, towed my dolly from PA to Havre Sept 2019, found the car's tires still held air, put on new Xs gotten from Dick Tuttle & hauled it 1400 miles home.  Got it running here & going thru it  now in the barn and it's loaded with details that were changed on the fly as they got into volume production that disappeared in '57 and later.  It's basically an early prototype.  I hope to document all the details for next yr's Saratoga NY Citroen meet, & drive the car there. Since then, Craig has opened his own repair shop in Havre and is booked up a month in advance.  So if you ever head up that direction,  it'd be a good shop in case you needed assistance! 


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 1:58 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:

There may be other reasons for that front end design but I’m not interested enough to dig into it. 

Was only looking for a Dover White R27 and they all had Earles. 


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On Sep 23, 2021, at 10:31 AM, Ken Nelson <citbuff@...> wrote:

And all this was re-engineered just to avoid front end dive on braking??  So many more wear points with all those Heim joints which could develop slop over time & use - vs the beautiful simplicity of my '62 BMW R60 bike with its Earle's fork arrangement - just seems like complexity for complexities sake!  Gimme a brake!  David, is your bike of the Earle's variety? 


On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 1:14 PM David Russel <djrussel@...> wrote:
for unusual steering check out this bike  from one of the commenters on this bike
Here is a short video on the steering mechanism. Maybe it helps in understanding what's going on for a complicated replacement for the Earle's Fork to prevent the front from diving during braking.

Over my head, that's for sure

On Thu, Sep 23, 2021 at 9:35 AM Dale <daleice@...> wrote:
When you got no CV driveshafts…ya gotta turn the whole thing as a unit…

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