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Giving Your SM 20/20 Headlight Vision

Giving Your SM 20/20 Headlight Vision

(Requires paid member status to access)By George Dyke & George Klein....This article applies to SMs with the European headlight configuration (6 headlights under glass covers).When driving at night, particularly with low beam headlights activated, many SM owners find that the illumination is no ...
George Klein Tackles An Italian SM

George Klein Tackles An Italian SM

Earlier this year, George Klein heard about a 1972 SM that was languishing in a garage near Miami, Florida.The body looked pretty good.It was repainted once in a close colour.There were slight rust bubbles on the bottom of the right front fender and some deterioration on the frame edge of the right ...
A Practical Solution For SM Suspension Stops

A Practical Solution For SM Suspension Stops

(Requires paid member status to access).by George Dyke and George Klein.....Keeping the suspension stops on an SM in good condition is essential. The reason being that they determine how low the car will settle, when at rest. Sitting too low is caused by flattened or missing rubber cone stops for t ...
Turning headlights in the SM – An example of Citroën over-engineering.

Turning headlights in the SM – An example of Citroën over-engineering.

By George Dyke and George Klein.....(Requires paid member status to access).When it came to building the ultimate super coupe, Citroën wanted to take the engineering offered in the DS to a new and higher level.While there are many innovations that Citroën brought to the SM, such as DIRAVI steering ...
Oil analysis can tell you a lot about your Citroën

Oil analysis can tell you a lot about your Citroën

by George Dyke and George Klein.....(Requires paid member status to access).We’ve done articles in the past explaining what types of engine oil to use in Citroëns and why, for air-cooled engines in particular, you want to use an oil that contains ZDDP (Zinc dialkyldithiophosphate) for anti-wear ...
SM Wiring Woes in the Steering Column

SM Wiring Woes in the Steering Column

by George Klein.....(Requires paid member status to access.)Like the DS and the 2CV, headlights, running lights, ville lights, turn signal and horn controls are located on the steering column.And typically, with Citroën, the higher end models are more complex.None more so, and needing attention, t ...
The Variety of Radios Citroën Fitted in the SM

The Variety of Radios Citroën Fitted in the SM

By George Dyke and George Klein.....For a production model with a mere 5 year life span, (arguably 4 considering that the SM was produced from 1970 to 1975 and that few were made in 1970 and only a handful in 1975), the number of different standard radio configurations that Citroë ...
Not All SM Carburetors Are Created Equal

Not All SM Carburetors Are Created Equal

by George Klein..… (Requires paid member status to access.)If you are undertaking the restoration or repair of a carbureted Citroën SM, you may be in for surprise when it comes to working on the carburetors.It will become evident when, on the carburetor, you look at the very top that goes to the ...
Citroën SM 3.0L vs 2.7L Fan Size

Citroën SM 3.0L vs 2.7L Fan Size

by George Klein..... (Requires paid member status to access.)It only becomes apparent when one looks under the hood of a 3.0 litre engine equipped SM and compares the engine bay with one that has a 2.7 litre power-plant, that the radiator cooling fans on the 3.0 version are larger!3.0 litre fan (le ...
CAC Announces the Winner of the 2018 Golden Sphere “Philippe” Award

CAC Announces the Winner of the 2018 Golden Sphere “Philippe” Award

Congratulations go to George Klein for winning Citroën Autoclub Canada's 2018 Golden Sphere “Philippe” Award.   George Dyke (pictured left) presents the 2018 Golden Sphere “Philippe” Award to George Klein (pictured right).Actually, it's the second win for George and again thi ...
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