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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.The 2CV merely has the control switche ...
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 ...
CAC 2018 Christmas Party – Happy Holidays!

CAC 2018 Christmas Party – Happy Holidays!

Citroën Autoclub Canada's 2018  Toronto Christmas Party took place on December 1.   An all-time attendance record was set with 50 people turning out to celebrate the Holiday Season.  To accommodate the larger crowd a new venue was chosen – the Mandarin Restaurant in Markham, ON.&nb ...
CAC Peterborough and Warkworth Fall Outing – Sept. 29, 2018

CAC Peterborough and Warkworth Fall Outing – Sept. 29, 2018

by George Dyke….. September 29th marked Citroën Autoclub Canada’s third outing to the Peterborough Lift Locks - a great destination not only because of the engineering wonderment of the lift locks on the Trent River Canal, but also the route taken whereby participants managed to drive on l ...
SM Restoration Extraordinaire!

SM Restoration Extraordinaire!

George Klein is wrapping up his 1972 SM restoration in Richmond Hill (north of Toronto)  just in time to show it the Cobble Beach Concours Show in September. What a job George has done - and singlehandedly!Purchased in April 2015 in Waterloo, Ontario, this SM (serial number SB005755, 2.7L 5-spe ...
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