Anybody Near Exeter?

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by David Hallworth » Sun May 17, 2015 11:28 pm

Right, time for an update on this... Shaun's friend, Ant, very kindly collected my sphere recharger...

In the advert on eBay there was a picture of a trolley with some hoses and pressure gauges on it... When collected, it's actually got a giant metal box to clamp the sphere's down in.

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Can't wait to get it collected from Shaun now and have a play with it.

Certainly seems like an interesting bit of kit for a tenner!

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by White Exec » Mon May 18, 2015 5:49 am

Quite some bit of kit. Exciting! Have you managed to find any documentation/instructions for it?
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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by citronut » Mon May 18, 2015 7:01 am

David Hallworth wrote:
When collected, it's actually got a giant metal box to clamp the sphere's down in.

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David.
wrong
that large metal box is for testing and setting up ignition distributors ( or maybe Haggis lobbing :shock: :) :lol: ;) ) back in the 70's and 80's,

it has a rev counter and vacuum gauge,

this device was quite useful for setting up cassette points distributors

if you dont want/need it would you consider selling it on????, preferably before it goes toooooo far north Aki the noooooo

regards malcolm

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by Vince » Sun May 31, 2015 2:54 pm

Wow what an awesome bit of Citromobilia :) Im well jealous :mrgreen:

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by David Hallworth » Mon Jun 15, 2015 6:46 pm

Well, the sphere charger has landed... It's a great tool and everything is there :D

It's got the complete trolley that the gas bottle sits on...

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The sphere screws into the side of the trolley so that it's secured whilst your regassing it...

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There's a pipe that runs from the socket that the sphere is mounted into and runs into a bottle to collect the LHM...

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The gauges are complete, one of the gauges shows the pressure left in the gas bottle and the other shows the pressure in the sphere...

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The valve goes into the tool as below and is screwed onto it...

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The genuine Citroen valves are identical to the tecnosir ones that you can still buy... :D

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However... The best bit is the original genuine Citroen instructions are with it...

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The 3rd page shows the pressures for a couple of models of sphere...

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The 4th page shows the insturctions for using the charger...

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I've got a masssive pile of spheres here that I need to sort out, I'll work out which ones I've got that are genuine Citroen ones and bin the rest.

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by cxprestigeauto » Mon Jun 15, 2015 7:01 pm

Very impressive, especially for £10!

I think you could be very busy at rallies!!!!

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by Dieselman » Mon Jun 15, 2015 8:01 pm

Where do you obtain the charging plugs?
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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by David Hallworth » Mon Jun 15, 2015 9:04 pm

Fortunately it's to big to fit in the car with a gas bottle on it at rallies so it won't be leaving the workshop I'm afraid!

Replacement valves and the tools to remove the green bungs can be purchase from Tecnosir...

http://www.tecnosir.com/attrezzature_c720.php?lang=en" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

The valve I've got has Tecnosir written on it which is handy :)

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by Peter.N. » Mon Jun 15, 2015 10:30 pm

Nice tool, I could have done with that when I first started running hydropnumatics about 30 years ago. :(

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Re: Anybody Near Exeter?

Post by White Exec » Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:11 am

What a bargain! - and instructions, too.
Presumably Tecnosir made the recharge valves for Citroen...or were they copies?
Did most Citroen workshops have one of these? My Surrey experience was that they didn't, and preferred to sell new, or point the owner to a Citroen indy.
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