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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 ...
SM Fuses

SM Fuses

by George Klein.....So you open the fuse cover panel on your 1972 SM and see a bunch of black bricks.  What the heck?  Wonder who was messing around with the wiring? Any SM I recall seeing (and I have owned a few) have had glass fuses.  However on the 1972 model I am restoring at ...
Citroën SM – Wiper Innovation

Citroën SM – Wiper Innovation

Citroënvie member George Klein sent in these these pictures of repair work he has done on his SM time delay pot for the windshield wiper motor.  The delay mechanism for the wiper motor.  It is located in the bottom of the steering column housing.  Note the white post toward the ...
Yet Another Citroën Rescue Adventure

Yet Another Citroën Rescue Adventure

by George Dyke..... Just when we thought we had unearthed every old Citroën in Southern Ontario came news of another stash that has languished for decades.  This time 2 x DS21, a D Special, a Dyane and a 2CV on a farm just east of Tottenham Ontario.  Citroënvie member Graham McCreery made t ...
So, you want to keep a SM tickety-boo?

So, you want to keep a SM tickety-boo?

What is it about the clocks used in Citroëns?  They seem to be the first dashboard item that fails.  And while removal of the clock in a DS is a relatively straightforward process, not so on a SM.  Tucked into that sexy way the dash panel tapers toward the center, it requires considerable dashbo ...
George Klein’s restoration of a 1972 SM from Kitchener

George Klein’s restoration of a 1972 SM from Kitchener

George Klein is taking on another SM restoration.  But what a find to start with!  This 1972 2.7L 5-speed with European headlights was tucked away in dry storage in Kitchener Ontario.  Consequently it was virtually rust free and although disassembled in the the front end by the original owner som ...
Don’t try this in a Tatra!

Don’t try this in a Tatra!

Tatras are arguably even more eclectic than Citroëns.  The Tatra 603 is a large rear-engined luxury car which was produced by the Czechoslovakian company from 1956 to 1975.  It was a continuation of the series of Tatra streamlined sedans started by the Tatra 77 and then the model 87.  In Communi ...
The Maz Collection – Yet another Great Citroën Rescue Adventure!

The Maz Collection – Yet another Great Citroën Rescue Adventure!

by George Dyke.....We had quite a scramble in the Southern Ontario region at the end of December.  John Mazmanian passed away five years ago, (read his death notice here) and his property in Ft. Erie Ontario had been left to his his girlfriend to occupy for 5 years.  “Maz", as he was known as in ...
Dual D Rescue Adventure in Gravenhurst

Dual D Rescue Adventure in Gravenhurst

by George Dyke….Back in late August Bob McLeod from the Ottawa Citroën Club wrote me to say that he had been contacted by a fellow by the name of Rob in Gravenhurst Ontario.  Rob was charged with cleaning out a garage that contained a Sunbeam Alpine hardtop convertible, a DKW 1000, 2 Citroëns, ...
George Klein talks about his trio of Citroën SMs

George Klein talks about his trio of Citroën SMs

Discussing his passion for the Citroën SM, Citroënvie member George Klein of Richmond Hill Ontario was featured in the Wheels section of the Toronto Star newspaper this past Friday (September 25, 2015).   George presently owns three SMs; two that are on the road and one that his in the process of ...
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