Citroen 2cv V8 Racer

Citroen 2cv V8 Racer

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grumpy52

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4,731 posts

135 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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My mate , old boss is starting the build of his Special Saloon Racer .
It's basically a 2CV V8 !

I was wondering if there would be any interest in a build thread .
The images so far are just parts positioned to see what fits where and an idea of what the proportions would be like .
We are looking at a Caterham style chassis , 2cv steel basic structure , widened fiberglass wings , initially a 4litre V8 ,5 speed box , ford cosworth lsd axle . Weight should be about 700kg and about 380-400bhp . 4 x 48 IDA carbs and NO ECUs or electronic wizardry .
Hopefully ready for next season .
Their is a history of loud and hairy racers including a V8 escort , cosworth Honda Prelude , V8 F1 stock car , Turbo wankle F2 single seater and a few other weird and wonderful racers .

grumpy52

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grumpy52

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grumpy52

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PPEhero

219 posts

44 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Keep us posted will defiantly be following this

Spare tyre

6,313 posts

99 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Promise me you’ll keep the ventilation flap

tr7v8

6,653 posts

197 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Yup very interested, keep posting!

Matt Cup

2,415 posts

73 months

Thursday 30th July 2020
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Watching with interest thumbup

grumpy52

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4,731 posts

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Thursday 30th July 2020
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This gives an idea of how much the front wings need to be widened.

grumpy52

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Thursday 30th July 2020
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He has history of wide race cars .
The 2CV will be about the same width when finished .
The race tyres were historic F1 rubber and the 2CV will use similar 12" × 13 rears and 10" x 13 fronts .
Usually sourced from the rich historic F1 racers who bin them after each race .

Edited by grumpy52 on Friday 31st July 19:09

fttm

2,447 posts

104 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Hell yeah , keep with the updates

anonymous-user

23 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Seconded! More please!

Petrolism

401 posts

75 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Love it. I'd be tempted to make a road-legal one with a sequential box and a Millington diamond engine set behind the front axles, with the radiator, fuel tank and battery in the back, for better weight distribution. I'd lower to hide the wheel width and try to keep it looking somewhat standard, in Charleston colours. biggrin

Keep us posted!

anonymous-user

23 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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May I also ask about the white Jag or Daimler in the background. Standard, or bonkers?

Don1

14,743 posts

177 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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Please tell me he's using Dolly colour scheme with a wicker basket on the back hehe

Cocknose

341 posts

26 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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There's been some great threads in Readers' cars lately, this is one of them! I can't wait to see how this house turns out.

grumpy52

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Friday 31st July 2020
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Breadvan72 said:
May I also ask about the white Jag or Daimler in the background. Standard, or bonkers?
The white car is a customer car and is standard , the business owner is mainly a car restoration guy who specializes in jags . He does have a racing jag .

grumpy52

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Spare tyre said:
Promise me you’ll keep the ventilation flap
That is definitely staying, and will be in the open position , it will help with forwards vision and will help with driver cooling as racing cars are hot places to be especially with a hard working V8 on your lap .

grumpy52

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Friday 31st July 2020
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Initial mock ups suggest that the front will be 12" wider than a normal 2CV and the rear close to 18" wider . The frame is a surprisingly good fit over the chassis , basically just requiring mounting brackets to bolt it all together . The aim is to have the body easily removable to allow access to the mechanical components.
The vast majority of the work will be done in house with only machining passed to trusted , often used contacts . Suspension and brakes are all easily available from nearby suppliers and all the engine mods are tried and trusted technology that have been used in the past .

Deefor62

265 posts

117 months

Friday 31st July 2020
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I thought the conversions with Moto Guzzi engines were a bit bonkers. This takes it to a whole new level.
As someone had already mentioned, making a road legal version would be awesome.

Love it. Please keep the regular updates going.