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Disc Brake Solution for Traction Avant 15-6 and H Van

Disc Brake Solution for Traction Avant 15-6 and H Van

by George Dyke…..At Citromobile earlier this month in in Vijfhuizen, The Netherlands, Ramon Arias de Bles showed off the the disc brake conversion he does to H Vans.The modification is becoming popular – the HY Van shown here, two years into a ground up restoration, was done for Citroenvie memb ...
1944 Paris Liberation Film

1944 Paris Liberation Film

Here is another good find on YouTube – this ten minute British Pathe reel.  We have seen film of the liberation of Paris before including Charles De Gaulle walking on the boulevard but there is a lot of footage here that we have not seen before. And, of course, there is a smattering of Traction ...
Three European Traction Avant Parts Suppliers Consolidate

Three European Traction Avant Parts Suppliers Consolidate

It was announced today that as of November 22, 2018, the investment group Parts Chain Company (PCC) has taken over all activities of Traction Avant José Franssen, based in Belgium.  De Graaf Spare Parts Service and CTA Service are also part of the PCC holding.PPC says that all the spare parts ...
Increasing Front Legroom in the Traction Avant

Increasing Front Legroom in the Traction Avant

(Requires paid member status to access.)by George Dyke.....Tall people often find that driving a Traction can be a rather confining experience, especially when it comes to legroom.  Without the ability to move the front seat rearward sufficiently, one's knee frequently hits the "mustard spoon" ...
Hanoi Hotel Tractions

Hanoi Hotel Tractions

Citroënvie member James McMahon was in Vietnam this month and writes that he "was surprised and pleased to spot this pair of immaculate Citroëns in front of an old elegant hotel in Hanoi on a broad busy street".   He snapped these photos to share.       &nbs ...
Gary Magwood talks about seeing America Traction style.

Gary Magwood talks about seeing America Traction style.

A local TV channel in Belleville Ontario showed a video featuring Citroënvie member Gary Magwood who gives a heartfelt explanation of why he holds the Traction Avant so dear.  His comment about seeing America by back roads rather than Interstates really resonates with us. Gary's experienc ...
Citroën Happenings on the Western Pacific Rim

Citroën Happenings on the Western Pacific Rim

Two events that predominantly featured Citroëns came our attention this week, – one involving a CX in an Australian rally and another – a gathering in downtown Saigon, Vietnam. The Bangers to Bluff Rally is an annual charity event organized by the Rotary Club of Half Moon Bay, Australia in ...
Madagascar’s Love Affair With the 2CV

Madagascar’s Love Affair With the 2CV

BBC News published an article in their African website section on October 26 about how Madagascar is still infatuated with the 2CV and to this day some are still functioning as taxis.  The article profiles three taxi drivers, whose family history stems from either their fathers owning a 2CV and ...
Installing a 123 Ignition in a Positive Ground Traction Avant

Installing a 123 Ignition in a Positive Ground Traction Avant

From the You Learn Something New Everyday Dept:(Requires paid member status to access.) Did you think that all Tractions manufactured in France and Belgium were negative ground?  Apparently not.  Citroënvie member Jean-Jacques Sanfaçon purchased a 1955 Traction Avan ...
Traction Avant 15-6 Clutch Change Tips

Traction Avant 15-6 Clutch Change Tips

(Requires paid member status to access.)Richard Boudrias writes:Claude Guillot and I recently changed the clutch and roller thrust bearing in my Traction Avant 15-6H for the conventional graphite type sold by Renel in France.  The casting quality required some machine shop milling...  Clau ...
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