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Old 16th October 2015, 19:13
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Hello Fabio,
Welcome to the forum. There's only a few Sammio 2cv builders out there, sofar maybe 2 sammio 2cv's are completed. Mine nearly is, but it was quite a struggle as many technical challenges needed to be overcome..
Anyway you can email me if you want to some help in the main stumble blocks (alternator relocation, steering lengthening frame etc..), . I hope you have a decent fabricated body, mine was pretty awful.. Also I have posted some updates earlier which might be helpful for you as well..Good luck with the built, here enclosed some latest pictures,

Best regards,

Marcel - The Netherlands

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Old 19th October 2015, 05:46
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Hello Marcel,
Thanks for the support offered. I will keep in mind and I am sure I will drop email when I am stuck !!! I like the look of your car especially the boot solution. For mine I have not decided yet which option to go for. I have to draw somethingand see which option I like more. Keep u posted. In the main time, yesterday I picked up my "new" wheels (coming from an Austin 8) so I can sell now the wire set I have (anyone interested????). Fabio
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Old 19th October 2015, 05:54
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Old 19th October 2015, 09:46
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Hi Fabio, will your wire wheels fit Triumph Spitfire ? Cheers, Neil.
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Old 20th October 2015, 14:52
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Hi Neil,
To be honest I do not know. I never had a Triumph.
Is there anything you would like to me to check?
Fabio
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Old 20th October 2015, 15:38
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Hi Fabio, thanks for your reply! Could you measure the stud pattern and I will check on my stub axle and see if the measurements are correct! Good to see your progress on your project! Cheers, NEIL.
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Old 24th October 2015, 07:29
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Hi Neil,
I finally managed to get the measurements (sorry for the delay but this week has been madness at work!!!)
The distance between holes is around 4,5inches. See picture.
If you are still interested you can drop me a pm.
Fabio

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Old 24th October 2015, 07:42
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Hi Fabio, thanks for your time and effort unfortuently the size is different to the triumph! Shame as wires look so good on the Sammio ! Thanks again, Neil.
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Old 4th November 2015, 13:30
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Hello everyone,
No much done on the car in this period due to job overloading. I spend most of the free time surfing lon the web looking for new rubbers for my new wheels set. What I tought to be a good idea is turning in a real challenge😱😱😱. 17 inches tyres choise it is quite narrow and most of the suitable ones have a 75mh max speed limit!!!! If any one has suggestions please feel free to drop a few lines. For the time being research continues!!!!
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Old 4th November 2015, 17:46
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... most of the suitable ones have a 75mh max speed limit!!!!
I don't know much about 2CVs, but I didn't think they could actually reach 75, so they could be suitable.

Good luck with the tyre hunt, Paul.
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Old 4th November 2015, 19:18
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I don't know much about 2CVs, but I didn't think they could actually reach 75, so they could be suitable. Paul.
O ye of little faith
A good 2CV will touch and sometimes hold 80MPH

I once touched 100MPH on my way to Bristol DVLA offices in a Lomax 223 and just to prove a point I did the same on the way back, although I did lose a O/S front fender due to exciding the design speed !!

Speed confirmed on a sat-nav as the speedo was "off the scale"

I can also recall being stop by the law doing quote "over 80MPH" in what (if I remember correctly) was the same car.

The police officer words were something like "do you know how stupid I feel chasing some idiot in a 3 wheeler at over 80MPH!!".
Yes, I was wearing the obligatory leather flying helmet, goggles and white silk scarf, a meter of which was blowing in the slip-stream!!
After a fearful look only a traffic copper man can manage he spoke again saying "if I see this on YOU-TUBE, I'll hunt you down and hang you". .
He then returned to his patrol car and drove off, just left me sitting there!!

Nice chap, haven't seen him since.
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The trick to going fast in a 2cv/Dyane is accepting the crazy lean angles, driving smoothly and carrying all the speed you can muster through the bends. Simply great brakes help enormously too.

As for 17" tyre choices, you could do worse than speaking to Longstone tyres -

http://www.longstonetyres.co.uk/search

They have a fair selection and have been in the business a long time.

Oh, and Micky, it sounds like your traffic cop used some good, old fashioned discretion in dealing with your bonkers 80+mph careening around in a Lomax. Mind you, I'd have probably given you the ticket...
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Old 14th November 2015, 16:06
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Old 14th November 2015, 16:15
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During these dark days (in any means) I prefered to stay indoor and to clean few engine parts...in the main time new (???) seat arrived!! They need a good clean too




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Old 15th November 2015, 13:45
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Fabio - You have done a nice cleaning those parts.

Good luck getting those seats up to the same standard!
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Old 10th April 2017, 20:14
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Hi to everyone,
after a couple of years without do much on the project I came to the decision to sell it. The new house, family and the work loading does not leave me much time to dedicate to it.
The sale includes:
- the sammio body shell
- Diane 6 chassis (with V5 - currently on SORN)
- 4 2cv rims
- 2 driveshafts
- 2cv manx fiberglass shell (which was originally purchased to be used as frame for the sammio)
If anyone is interested please drop a PM. Open to sensible offers
Thank you for looking
Fabio
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Old 29th April 2017, 07:26
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Hi , I have received a few enquiries concerning the sale asking if I was interested to sale the sammio body only.
With a reasonable offer I can let the sammio body go.
And since I posted my last message I have for sale even the following:
- 4 wire wheels (41/2 j 48 spoke - MGA or early Austin Healey), hubs and spinners
-Triumph steel frame to be used with the sammio body
If anyone is interested please drop a PM. Thank you for looking. Fabio
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Old 19th October 2018, 20:13
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Do you have some news for us please about your project ?
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