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Old 6th September 2012, 16:35
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Last year, having completed my Marlin Sportster a few years previously, I started to get itchy fingers again. This time I have chosen to build a Pembleton which is a very vintage looking 3 wheeler using Citreon 2CV mechanics.

I chose the Pembleton because:
a. I like its looks
b. Being a 3 wheeler it is classed as a heavy trike and only has to pass the MSVA test which is both less onerous and cheaper than the IVA.
c. Should be (relatively) cheap to build and run.

So I have started with this:


Dscf1369 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

And should hopefully end up with something like this:


silverfish by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

The plan is to post updates regularly (or whenever I remember) so watch this space....

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Old 6th September 2012, 17:13
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Nice choice, another quality kit, will look forward to the updates.

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Old 6th September 2012, 19:50
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That is a beautiful example!!

I especially like the brass headlamp bowls and wing mirror. Superb!

(For a moment there, I thought you had already finished )
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Old 7th September 2012, 07:21
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That is a beautiful example!!
It's generally considered to be one of the best examples. Most Pembleton owners name their cars - this one is called Silverfish.

It's a standard to aim for. Not sure if my skills are quite up to it however - we shall see! There are more pictures of this and other completed cars on the Pembleton website http://www.pembleton.co.uk/Home.html

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It's generally considered to be one of the best examples. Most Pembleton owners name their cars - this one is called Silverfish.

It's a standard to aim for. Not sure if my skills are quite up to it however - we shall see! There are more pictures of this and other completed cars on the Pembleton website http://www.pembleton.co.uk/Home.html

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How do the open engines get through MSVA is it much less stringent than IVA?
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Old 7th September 2012, 08:15
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How do the open engines get through MSVA is it much less stringent than IVA?
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There seems to be two schools of thought.

Apparently there is an exemption for the cooling fins of air cooled engines so with some carefull positioning/covering of all the ancilliaries so they are not contactable you can get away with this.

But recently most builders seem to have fabricated a simple mesh guard that covers the whole kit and caboudle. Bit of a sledgehammer approach. Rust seems to attack them fairly quickly after the test and they tend to fall off....

I wonder what they do for the new Morgan 3 wheeler?

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Old 10th September 2012, 07:30
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Some pictures of the front

DSCF1550 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

And rear of the chassis

DSCF1549 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

My new workshop (shed) is only just long enough to take the built car and so it's difficult to get a picture of the whole thing in one go! I have made a dolly from some large bits of timber (left over from the shed build) and some industrial castors, so that I can easily move the chassis to make best use of the limited space.

And some pics of a few more of the bits from the manufacturer

DSCF1542 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

DSCF1555 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

DSCF1556 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

DSCF1557 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

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Awesome stuff, looks nice
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And a jump forward 4 months and we have......

DSCF1647 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1648 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1656 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


Dscf1666 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

I did resisit the temptation to make engine noises.....
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vrooomm, burble, burble, vrooooom
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Hmmmm... an exoskeleton three wheeler!
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Old 16th October 2012, 12:44
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Gearslide (gearstick?) arrangement. I replaced the 'orrible standard rubber connection between the lever in the box and the gearslide with a rose joint.

DSCF1679 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

Front of gearslide will evenetually be supported by bulkhead but for now it's a block of wood! Interestingly the 2CV gearbox is a dogleg. First opposite reverse, 2nd opposite 3rd and 4th opposite nothing!

DSCF1672 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

Umbrella style handbrake. I had to make the link as the standard 2CV link is too short.

DSCF1680 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

Various pictures of the brake line instalation. There isn't a single flexi in the whole system thanks to Citreon's ingenuity.

DSCF1678 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1682 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1683 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1684 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1686 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1685 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

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I love those 'coil sprung' brake lines, they are such an elegant design.
Less connections and nothing to perish. (But no ethanol for you!!)
Did you re-make the new ones yourself?
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Did you re-make the new ones yourself?
Unfortunately not. Citreon use a different method of terminating the brake pipes (now there's a surprise). They have a bulge about 1cm from the end of the pipe (instead of a flare on the end) and a little rubber tube that slips over the end of the pipe that actually makes the seal. You can buy a special Citreon brake flaring kit but is is . Forunately a company called Bonapart (really!) make a brake pipe kit specially for the Pembleton with the correct length pipes. Well - almost correct, I had to be a bit inventive in one case.

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They have a bulge about 1cm from the end of the pipe (instead of a flare on the end) and a little rubber tube that slips over the end of the pipe that actually makes the seal. ...

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Trust the French to spoil what could have been a perfect design! I bet that little rubber tube will melt away in some ethanol!!
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Almost completed the strip and re-build of the Guzzi engine. After several experiments with paint I used VHT caliper paint for the main block castings and VHT barrel paint for the barrels and heads.


DSCF1697 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


DSCF1702 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr


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DSCF1711 by Robin J Martin, on Flickr

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That looks terrific!

(but where are the other 4 cylinders )
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In the other car haha........
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cool, I like that engine Looks like it belongs in the front of a WW1 fighter
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Oh so beautiful
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