In dit nummer:
Openingstijden magazijn 3
In Memoriam 5
Faits divers 7
Foto uit het verleden 9
Aanwinsten archief 10
Ombouw kineten 12
Concept noutulen ALV 14
L’entrepot des pièces 20
Belgische AZAM6 22
Neef en zoon per 2CV 27
English summary Deux Chevaux Nieuws 42/02 March 2020
04 From our Chairman
Outside it is too mild for the time of year. The birds are already courting each other and crocuses are spreading everywhere in the neighborhood. It used to be a lot colder. Just look at the Liberation Journal in the evening. In ’45, the mercury did not exceed freezing during the day.
More than thirty years ago I spent a semester in the Soviet Union, in Moscow, as a third-year student. It was just cold there. Minus thirty-one-and-a-half degrees according to the tube thermometer on a gray façade in Tsjkalov Street. There was another tram and a lost taxi, but that evening I was on my way on foot to the apartment of Jelena Bonner, the widow of the famous atomic scientist and dissident Andrei Sakharov. Why? I will tell that another time.
There were few passenger cars in Moscow at the time and what was driving around smoked and was hopelessly outdated. The street scene was determined by a dull collection of state-owned vehicles, including many taxis and other official traffic. The elite were driven around in black chariots with names such as “the Seagull” or “the Volga” and the highest place people were in armored copies of the ZiL brand. The latter were allowed to use the middle-lane specially reserved for them: there were two or four pock-lane lanes for normal traffic and one smooth asphalt for power. How they sounded, smoking – I remember those USSR cars in detail. Only, the cars did not grow on, never really made an impression on me.
Things went very differently between me and Deux Chevaux. The primitive, unpretentious cart of André Limoenman was the opposite of the Soviet fleet in everything. Designed in a free country and terror left out of your hands. Intended for the farmer, accessible to everyone. Technically up-to-date and yet to be repaired by a blacksmith. Weather of power, unsuitable for the catch-up lane and far too fair to thrive in a corrupt environment. And, by the way, our 2CV is nowadays as good as climate neutral. After all, while a relatively handful of A-types worldwide may use hydrocarbons and smoke a little, it is so pampered and used sparingly that climate effects or a bad influence on the living environment are not neglected by all other road traffic. Moreover, there is always electrification. Lenin already shouted that: “Electrification of the entire country!”
Well, and apparently incoherent thoughts and a straying storyline appear to have a common thread in the end. Because of a weakness for the honest French car and the charm of this now forty-year-old association, I became a member of it. Only, the chairman’s hammer would not be on my desk now if Daan Vreeken had not been there and we had not got to know and appreciate each other so much in the past year. With the first cup of coffee you know that you have one thing in common, but a year later it turns out to be much more. So let’s get acquainted soon. Give me an idea of what in your eyes the EEEC pre-eminently characterizes as Club – or should characterize. Chairman@eeec.nl is now coming out in my mailbox and putting a few lines or thoughts on the mail is easy. If a cup of coffee is an idea, we put something in the agenda and find each other somewhere. In return I bring something tasty from Bussum. You can of course also call or send a WhatsApp message to (0621) 556 303. For my part, I promise not to sit still either. It may just be that I am on the phone these days.
For now a cordial greeting from ’t Gooi and see you soon,
05 In Memoriam
Dick Franssen from Knegsel, membership number 86.
That name was, unfortunately was, a household name. Dick was a pleasant man. An early member of the EEEC. Then we still drove on the highway with no problems.
This was a man of peace. His wife was just as friendly. When he became a member of the EEEC, he was 58 years old. He had a car with luxury carved rear fenders.
His Brabant accent and his gentle manners impressed me.
He knew very well how special his 2CV was, but he could also put that property into perspective.
Of course there are more important things in life.
In the early days of the EEEC, he held an ambassador position. Recruited members and make them aware of the specific characteristics of the 2CV. Dick was very good at that.
Now Dick is no longer among us. He was only 64 years old when he passed away. Such a shame; a friendly loveable man has left us.
05 Sayings (Dutch sayings compared with French sayings)
If things get out of hand, we say the turnips are done
The French speak of the vegetables being cooked
If it becomes dangerous, we say we have ended up in a snake pit
The French say you shouldn’t end up in a basket with crabs
When we get tired we throw the towel in the ring
The French are throwing their sponge in the ring
When we are on a too full train we say like herring in a barrel
The French speak of them as sardines in a can
Something we find too expensive is what we call a rib out of our body
The French speak of the skin of their buttocks
If we find something worrying we talk about bears on the road
The French then talk about being afraid of the wolf
When the bill is very high: We speak of a spicy bill
The French speaks of a salted bill
We speak of an apple for when we thirsty
The French of a pear for when we thirsty.
We sometimes say that it is raining cats and dogs
The French say the rain is falling like rope from the sky
In a rumor we speak mouth to mouth whispers
The French speak mouth to ear whispers
We say sometimes, they sometimes throw money over the bar
The French throw the money out of the windows
We speak of throwing pearls for the swine
The French say jam for the pigs
We sometimes say to put the horse behind the wagon
The French say the team places for the cattle
07 Faits Divers
Oldtimer event in the town of Hoorn on Sunday July 26th
Registration for this event has already started. This 26th of July is also the day that is called ‘Super shopping Sunday’, fun for the companions who are not into cars that much. The event will start off with a tour through the rural area of West Friesland, followed by a show and judging of the various categories of cars.
No fees are asked for the participation of this event. For more info please visit: http:// edithhartigevenementen.nl/events/hoorns-oldtimerspektakel.
International Oldtimer Event in the town of Lanaken on Friday 4th to Sunday the 6th of September
The bi-annual event is well organised and will offer tours in the area, photoshoots, a Concours d’ Elegance etc.. The centre of Lanaken will be transformed into a Mekka of one of the largest collection (about 450) of pre and post war classic vehicles, including some very exclusive models. The itineries of the tours will let you visit the most beautiful touristic spots of the Belgian and Dutch parts of the Limburg region.
In case you feel like showing your vehicle but do not care to paticipate in the tours you will be offered a free breakfast and lunch.
10 Acquisitions for the archive
Archive, acquisitions in 2019. The archive is again considerably enriched with a number of new documents. These were acquired at trade shows and internet auctions. Special thanks to Klaas Jonker and Wouter ter Velde for helping with the search for these documents.
In addition, we received a number of donations from members and non-members. To these generous donors, I hereby again thank you very much.
Below I give you a summary of the acquired documents.
– Citroën Memento Technique Nº 425, edition 1959
– Catalog des pieces detaches, 2CV and 250k, Modèle 1949 à 1952 Nº 446 Tome 10, Édition Mai 1952
– Citroën Dictionnaire de Réparations 2CV TA Nº447 Edition 1960
– Citroën Werkstatt Dating
– Guide belonging to the 2CV, Comté. See below a summary of the content.
– VAM, card with technical specifications 2CV 1949-1954, Type sheet 10.023 for repairs Engine, valve diagram, electrical installation, transmission, chassis, maintenance and lubrication
– Pieces Belges Divers, Catalog des Pièces Belges et autres ne figurant pas sur les catalogs Citroën-Panhard, AZAM 6-ID tourism, Mars 1965 This is further explained below.
– File 2CV 4 x 4 Sahara, Tome II Etude chronologique. Club des amis de la 2CV, author Eric Martin.
– Citroën Repair manual A-types part IV no. 621. Electrical installation, carburation, ignition. Wagons from 1963.
– Finnish folder 2CV
– Glaçauto folder, Transformations 2cv Citroën, Transformations Citroën Type “H” (photos)
– Glaçauto Idem, drawings
– Aro Paris, Réparations de la Carrosserie 2CV Citroën, Modèle Tourisme, modèle utilitaire
– Brochure Citroen 250/400, Dutch, ed. 9-1974
– Folder Furgonetas AK S-NT and AK 350 Citroën, Spanish, published in 1970
– Brochure Citroën 250/400, French, Citroën Belgium edition
– Folder Véhicules utilitaires, AZU, AK, H, 350, 600, 23, 464760, French
– Glaçauto Transformations AZU AK
– Leaflet 2CV – AZU – AZUL, Dutch speaking
– Brochure Citroën 3CV Weekend, French, Edition Feb. 1964
– Citroën AZU, H, AK, Suyling publication
– Leaflet épargne AK, carnet, French speaking
– Folder 5 Citroën silhouettes 1967, a single technique, Rev 21/19 / id. Break 19-21, ami6, ami6 Break, AZAM6 / 2CV AZ / AZM3, Edition Oct 1966
– Folder 2CV Nouveautés, July 1963
– Inserts Characteristics of Belgian models
– Citroën brochure, Dutch, presumably 1963
– Poster 75 years Citroën
– Citroën Pricelist Ned. 1965
– Citroën Pricelist Ned. Jan 1966
– Citroën Pricelist Ned. Jan 1967
Instruction and maintenance booklets
– Instruction booklet 2CV Oct. 1968
– Citroën Car Club Newsletters, almost complete volumes from 1965 to 1986. Received from Anneke Keizer. See a brief explanation below.
– Citroën Repair manual A-types part I to IV digitally, received from Jo Damoiseaux
– Peking Duck, 16000 km from Beijing to Paris in a 2CV, received from Ans van Werkhoven.
– Magazine Retro announcements Sept. 2010, Various newspaper articles and various advertising brochures. Received from Theo van de Meulengraaf.
-Book “Citroën 2CV” by David Jacobs in Dutch,
– Ad attachment from the Parool “Citroën 75 years future” and
– Citroën in the strip, the beautiful line, the last three donated by Klaas Jonker.
I would like to discuss a number of new documents and give you a peek review of the content.
The booklet Guide belonging to the 2CV. An alternative to the instruction booklet, with Comté illustrations in three colors. The book has 3 tabs: Maintenance, Comfort and Use. The text in each chapter is richly illustrated with highly recognizable technical, interior and operating elements.
Pieces Belges Divers, Catalog des Pièces Belges et autres ne figant pas sur les catalogs Citroën-Panhard, AZAM 6-ID tourism, Mars 1965. Here you will find specific parts that were used for the Citroëns produced in Forest (Belgium). The part numbers for AZ, AZU, AK and AKL are the most interesting for us.
The volumes of the Citroën Car Club Newsletter.
These magazines are full of technical tips and advice on how club members can maintain their Citroëns in the US and Canada and tell about the positive experiences of owners. The DS in particular appears to be popular among club members. We also find articles about the Panhard. As a small scion, the 2cv is less popular, but special. On the correspondence page of issue 118, Oct.1966 we read the experience of the owner of a 2CV in winter cold in Northern Ontario. Her 2CV is an outdoor sleeper and starts without any problems despite the winter conditions. The battery is packed against the cold. Thanks to the Front Wheel Drive (F.W.D.) and the Michelin X tires, she drives through deep snow around the, as she calls, “conventional” cars that are stuck in the snow with spinning wheels. The 2CV uses only 1 pint of oil that winter only 1 pint of oil during 2450 Miles (= 3950 km). She is moving to Florida. And here the color of the 2CV pales, but no further problems. She is “sold” and remains loyal to her 2CV, even though the nearest dealer is 161 km away.
Here, too, it appears that driving a 2CV is a special experience, regardless of where you drive in the world, and regardless of the weather conditions.
If you want to take a look at the archive, you are more than welcome after the move in mid-February 2020.
Robert Kaag, EEEC Archive
12 Upgrading the universal joints of your 18 hp 2CV
As mentioned in DCN 40/3 the ‘hopping or wobbling’ of a 2CV while turning corners, it was mentioned that we would come back to you on how to solve this problem.
Let’s take a look at the AZM and AZAM, the more luxurious versions of the 18 hp, manufactured in Belgium and France
It was only for two years, as of September 1965, that these two models were fitted with homokinetic joints, contrary to the universal joints as fitted in the AZAM6. The AZA kept its universal joints.
The linear grooves at the end of the shafts are called ‘splenes’, they transfer the force created through the gearbox from one end of the the axle to the wheels.
As the gearbox side of the axle is fitted into the gearbox itself, the part that sits in the diff endures a fair bit of force. It is therefor being lubricated by SAE 80EP, the ‘EP’ stands for Extreme Pressure.
As I had a chat with Tycho Sparreboom on this subject he suggests that the changes made in the number of splenes in the axles through the years will probably find their origing in the fact that the 2CV engines have gradually been improved and made stronger, starting with the model ‘A’ with 9 hp, and the last versions having over 30 hp.
The clutch plate
As of April 1965 a change was made in the number of splenes on the primary shaft coming from the gearbox to the clutch, it was increased from 10 to 18 splenes, plus a lubricating system was added in October, fitted to the clutch lever.
What had been changed:
1st: The diff splenes for the axle to be fitted into are increased from 8 to 20. Date: as of September 1965, for the AZM, AZAM and AZU models. Nothing is mentioned about changes on this part for the AZA, except for the alterations on the number of splenes on the part of the axle leading to the universal joint before the wheel.
2nd: The section that is fitted into the wheel hub also gets an increased number of splenes, it now having 22 splenes as of July 1965.
What never underwent any changes was the splene sections in the middle of the shafts, the part that allows for the shaft to lengthen and shorten. The number has alwas remained the same, 22.
Befor moving into the explanaition of how to do this alteration, it is important to know that you would need to get a couple of sets of spacing washers with the various thicknesses.
The alteration to homokinetic joints
A. Gearbox side.
As we remove the shaft from the diff we find a number of spacer washers, they must be kept with the gearbox to the side where they were located. The width (or height, as you wish, not the diameter) of the section of the axle that sits in the gearbox housing must be precisely measured, to 0,01 of a millimeter, this also counts for the replacement homokinetic one. Write down the results.
When measured on different locationsof the part an average thickness can be calculated. The difference between the average thicknesses of the old and the replacement parts will help you to determine the total thickness of the to be assembled and used washers.
The various washers are of various thicknesses, A 343 – 98/a/b/c/d are subsequently 0,01/0,1/0,2/0,5/1,0 mm thick, hence the precise measurements needed to do the job correctly.
B. Wheel side.
This is where the 8 splene has to be replaced by the 22 splene one. In order to do this you would have to fabricate part nr MR 3436-40, I included a drawing. It is needed to drive out the hub from the bearing.
As it is basically the outward universal joint that creates the wobbling effect in corners, it will be enough just to replace these for homokinetis ones.
So with half the job as described above the issue can already be tackled.
Onderdelenhandboek (Parts manual) nr. 446
Reparatiehandboek (Workshop manual) nr. 447
Reparatiehandboek (Workshop manual) nr. 621-II
Zelf sleutelen aan de 2CV (2CV DOY)
14 Draft General Assembly Minutes
Draft Minutes of the General Assembly of EEEC of January 25, 2020 in Hoogland
Present: Daan Vreeken, Willem Klein Lankhorst, Ad Verburg, Irene Doorenbos, Pieter Vogel, Meine Leerling, Marc Beek, Sigfried Kramer, Marc Aartsen, Ted Breuker, Leo Jansen, Bert Haneman, Henk Hommes, Harry Kanters, Jaap Heeringa, Robert & Ineke Kaag, Theo van de Meulengraaf, Teunis & Jeanette van den Hazel, Hans Tromp, Martin Zwanenburg, Sjoerd Mulder, Jos van Meijel, Pieter van Schravendijk, Coen van Someren, Peter Thiemann, Jan Nijboer, Wim Lentink, Joost Kam, Sjaak Salet , Ed Hamming, Leo Greiner, Wouter ter Velde, Roel During, Jos van Unen, Bernard Jonkhoff, Peter & Janny van Malland, Gosse Beerda, Gerard Madern, Tijs Kolen, Bouke van der Kolk and Hans Westrik.
Absent with notice of foreclosure: Aad van Meer, Arvid Beekmann, Kees Jansen, Victor Couwenbergh, Frits Dunnewind, Ricky Urff and Henk Jaspers.
1. Opening of the meeting: Daan Vreeken opens the meeting at 14:00 and wishes everyone a prosperous 2020. This is the last time for Daan in the function as chairman. He will not give a summary of the past 15 years in which he led this club with great joy and motivation has led. Voluntary work is not paid, but the members expect commitment, which creates a kind of obligation. Daan experiences the last year as a blot on his functioning as chairman; the problems with Bernard Jonkhoff led to his resignation as treasurer. Daan thanks Peter van Malland for his involvement in this case that after long telephone conversations eventually led to the withdrawal of the candidacy of Peter and Bernard for the positions of resp. secretary and treasurer.
2. Establishment of the agenda: Sigfried Kramer proposes to devote on an extra agenda item to driving ethanol free. That will then be agenda item # 20. The survey and closing will be item 21 and 22. Leo Greiner asks that agenda item 14 be brought forward but Daan sees no reason to do so.
3. Documents received:
In addition to the normal messages of relocation, registration, cancellation and change of car, there have been a number of messages:
• The cash audit committee reports
• There is message from the Deux Chevaux friends foundation with plans to organize a 2CV world meeting in the Netherlands in 2025
• An invitation from CitroExpo for a meeting about the participation of Citroën-clubs in this event
• A registered letter with the candidature of Bernard Jonkhoff and Peter van Malland for the positions of resp. treasurer and secretary and an email in which they withdraw this candidacy.
4. Approval of draft minutes of the GMM of January 26, 2019: There are a number of copies of the Deux Chevaux News 41/2 available for inspection on the board table, draft minutes on pages 19 to 23.
Leo Greiner notes that, according to him, the articles of association contain errors and that he has reported this by letter. Daan replies that after the approval of the articles of association, that letter entered the GMM and is therefore too late. Joost Kam asks whether these errors have been looked at and Daan repeated that the letter was late and the articles of association had already been approved. When the minutes were discussed, approval was requested on a page-by-page basis and Jos van Unen reported that on page 20, Aad van Meer was incorrectly named as Aad Vermeer. On page 22 it is stated that in 2004 Meine turned a mess into a well-arranged whole. Despite the fact that Daan already apologized at the opening of that meeting for the possible suggestion that Jos van Unen would be responsible for the ‘mess’ found and that this was not due to Jos but to a malfunctioning board, Jos once again expressed his objection to the term mess. The minutes were further approved by the meeting.
5. Discussion of the annual report for 2018: Willem presents the annual report as it is stated in the convocation; the important pillars under the association have all performed well in 2019; both the editors with an extra lustrum edition and a list of members as well as the events committee with in addition to the lustrum also the regular trips and the warehouse with the renovations realized by large dedication of volunteers and the design of the new clubhouse/archive which also by deployment of many voluntary been a success for hours. A discussion arises in the hall about Bernard Jonkhoff’s resignation as treasurer; Bernard indicates that he wanted to get the association’s financial situation in order because he believed that all board members would have unlimited access to all bank accounts. That is contradicted by the board; only the treasurer, the warehouse manager and the member administrator had and have the ability to do bank transactions in order to perform their duties. Furthermore, the board indicates that this was not the problem at all, the way in which Bernard wanted to prescribe all volunteers in the association how they should do their work created so much resistance that they no longer enjoyed it and wanted to quit. Leo Greiner wanted to hear how bad that was and asked all the volunteers present if they could not agree with Bernard’s approach. The reaction from the room was unanimous: all active volunteers present (from the editorial staff, events, warehouse and archive) indicated that they did not like Bernard’s approach. Peter Thiemann indicates how Bernard’s departure is stated in the first version of the annual report and does not fit into an annual report. Daan agrees and it is stated differently in the next version of the annual report.
6. Financial annual report: The turnout at this meeting is greater than expected and the number of printed versions of the final annual financial report is not sufficient to provide each table with a copy. Willem presents the financial statements 2019 and concludes a negative result of the club of € 11034 and a positive result of the warehouse of € 1741. The negative result for the club is larger than budgeted, mainly due to the investments in our new clubhouse.
7. Report of the cash audit committee: Meine Leerling acts on behalf of the cash audit committee. There were two cash audits this year: one on October 26, 2019 following the resignation of Bernard Jonkhoff as treasurer, the cash audit committee then checked the figures and proposes the ALV to discharge the board for the period of 1-1-2019 up to and including 31-8-2019. The second cash check took place on January 23, 2020 and since Peter van Deukeren canceled his membership at the end of December, the cash check committee only consisted of Meine Leerling and Frank van den Berg. The last one was in Australia on January 23 and attended the session via Skype. The balances on 31-12-2019 have been checked and found correctly. The balance sheet has been found to be correct and the cash audit committee proposes the GMM to discharge the board. Gerard Madern reminds the meeting that the GMM gives the board discharge on the policy pursued and not only on the financial results. When asked whether the GMM discharges the board, there are 37 votes in favor and 4 against, so that the board is granted discharge for the policy pursued in 2019.
8. Report from the events committee: Pieter Vogel has no further addition to the report in the convocation.
9. Report from the warehouse committee: Ad Verburg also refers to the report in the convocation and asks for volunteers for the refurbishment of warehouse 1, the room where the reception is. Robert Kaag is taking the opportunity to also ask for volunteers to help with the reorganization of the new archive. Tijs Kolen states that the people who have so much commentary on the working methods of the current volunteers should also try to make an effort. Roel During feels insulted and asks for respect for the members who have made efforts in the past and have helped the club to build up to what it is today. Daan gives fine details that past results are no guarantee for the future … Jos van Unen notes that he now feels punished because he dared to say something. Wouter ter Velde asks what kind of volunteer work there is to done in the warehouse and Harry replies that it is diverse and certainly not just bringing in heavy loads of paper.
10. Report from the editor: Irene also indicates that what she has to say is in the report. There is one new fact to report: we have a new printer. The previous one went bankrupt, but has itself ensured a successor that is comparable in price and quality. Peter Thiemann compliments the editors for the club magazine.
11. State of affairs regarding the archive: Robert Kaag asks for help: 20 meters of shelf space must be moved. A great deal of energy has been invested in the design of the new archive space in the past, and as a result little has come of the planned digitization of documents. Nor does the outsourcing of scanning to NCAD go smoothly; at NCAD there has been a change of management and NCAD also works mainly with volunteers who are not always available. The quality of the digitized documents also leaves much to be desired, much has to be aligned manually to make OCR possible and that is a lot of work. This time at CitroMobile attention has been paid to the colors of our 2CVs which has received a lot of interest. The relocation and layout of the new archive space will be central for 2020. NCAD must also be provided with new batches. For the website a lot of work has to be done, perhaps with a new provider? Furthermore, a new laptop with a good PDF editor is needed. All those who have helped in the past year in and around the archive are cordially thanked. – there is applause in the room. Peter Thiemann asks for a time indication when workshop manuals finally become available online? Robert indicates that – especially the scanning – takes much longer than previously thought. Daan adds: as long as you do not want to spend money on it, you remain dependent on volunteers and speed and quality are not always what you would want.
12 Approval of the 2020 budget: Daan presents the budget and reads it out. With regard to the amounts we spend on web hosting, Jos van Unen notes that the website should actually not cost anything because nothing happens there. Daan replies that nothing happens because, despite repeated calls, we cannot find a volunteer who wants to play the role of webmaster and the previous one has stopped because of a lack of time. A discussion arises about budgeting a negative result: years ago questions were already asked about our large savings balance: we are not an investment club! It was then decided not to increase the contribution until we are curtailed to an acceptable level. Bernard indicates to be careful with interns and Gerard Madern warns of a possible influence of VAT.
13. Determination of contribution amounts 2021: The story on page 4 of the convocation is clear. The contribution is set at € 55 for members and € 33.50 for donors. The membership fee for members includes a warehouse voucher. For members with an address outside the Netherlands a discount of € 11.50 is given and no warehouse voucher is provided. For members and donors with an address outside the Netherlands, Deux Chevaux News is sent by e-mail. For everyone who pays the contribution via an automatic authorization a discount of € 5 applies. In line with his remark to be careful with interns, Bernard Jonkhoff proposes to increase the contribution annually. A discussion arises about the amount of an annual increase – or not. Pieter van Schravendijk proposes to keep the amounts as they are for 2021 – in accordance with the proposal of the board, and to develop a proposal in 2020 for the GMM of 2021 in which a procedure for increasing the contribution is put to the vote. This proposal from Pieter S was adopted with 27 votes in favor.
14. Minor change in the articles of association: After a somewhat messy discussion about the procedure for the nomination and election of board members, Pieter Schravendijk proposes the following: we will not change any articles of association and maintain the current interim treasurer of the secretary until there is an acceptable candidate for it the treasurer has been found. This proposal is put to the vote and was adopted unanimously without a vote against.
15. Board Election: Election of Board Members: Irene Doorenbos is unanimously re-elected as editorial representative. Daan resigns as chairman and the only candidate, Marc Beek is unanimously elected. Daan has announced he will stop 2 years ago. He came across Marc Beek and started to feel and feel in different sessions. Introduction to the board went well and Marc introduced himself in the Deux Chevaux news and during the anniversary weekend. There were only positive responses. Marc introduces himself: 52 years old, bought a 2CV after a motorcycle accident. Sander Aalderink has recommended the EEEC. First impression was a charming club, mainly due to the Deux Chevaux News. After the Limburg tour, Irene suggested to Daan that Marck could be a potential chairman. Marc was planning to visit a number of members to taste what they want. Due to the circumstances, this has not yet happened. Marc also explained his career in a nutshell: through, among other things, Wolters Kluwer, carried out consultancy work and now as an independent consultant. When asked what kind of 2CV he has the answer AZAM6 comes from a year before his birth year. Then Marc was the first official act to hand over the farewell gift to Daan: a panorama photo of all 2CVs that took part in the 2019 anniversary ride, made by EiltJan Stuit, optimized by Hans Westrik and enlarged to a size that fits Daan’s office exactly. Subsequently, Marc Beek presents the same gift – even larger format – to Marc Aartsen in his role as manager of the clubhouse for a place in the clubhouse.
16. Election and appointment of the good services committee: Peter van Deukeren has canceled his membership and Teunis van de Hazel has indicated that he is no longer available for the committee for good services. 2 candidates applied for this committee: Ed Hamming and Daan Vreeken. Daan does not have to introduce himself and Ed introduces himself briefly and compliments Daan for having successfully completed this difficult meeting in an excellent way. Both candidates are welcomed with applause.
17. Election and appointment of a cash control committee: Peter van Deukeren has resigned and Daan Vreeken is prepared to fill the vacancy that has arisen. The new cash control committee now consists of Meine Leerling, Frank van den Berg and Daan Vreeken.
18. Vote on the maintenance of the warehouse receipt. This is maintained by acclamation.
19. Honoring member of merit: Hans Waldekker is called forward and Pieter Schravendijk takes the floor: Hans Waldekker not only coordinates the renovations in the warehouse, he actually put in a lot of elbow grease and spends extra days in order to be able to carry out renovation activities that can be a nuisance during a warehouse opening. Marc Beek recalls that he visited Hans W in his shed and Hans spontaneously made 2 headlight supports for his DS. He wanted to take the supports with him right away, but only got them nicely finished and ready for assembly a week later. Then Marc handed over a certificate and a beautiful replica advertising plate by Karel Suyling in large format. When asked if he would hang it in the warehouse, Hans said indignantly: no. And not in my shed either! After applause from the room Hans sighed: Now I cannot stop …
Then it was Daan Vreeken’s turn. No one had to explain why Daan received this certificate and the membership of merit. The question of whether anyone in the room objected to this ceremony was not answered, applause was his part.
20. Ethanol: Sigfried Kramer comes with a practical tip to extract ethanol from E10 or E5 gasoline: Ethanol attracts water and is bad for the gas tank, pipes and gaskets. Nowadays there are still ethanol-free gasolines for sale at Shell and Total gas stations, among others, but they are not available everywhere. For mixed lubrication, it is completely bad: ethanol scales the mixed lubricating oil, causing you to get stuck. However, you can remove the ethanol from the fuel in a fairly simple way: you add 1 liter of water to 10 liters of ethanol-containing gasoline in a preferably transparent container and shake it well. Let the mixture stand for a few days, after which the pure gasoline will float on the residual mixture of water and ethanol. You can drain the clear aqueous mixture through a tap or carefully pour the colored gasoline from above.
21. Any other business
• Teunis van den Hazel: the events committee should make more use of local knowledge. Pieter has promised that before, but has not yet put it into practice.
• Leo Greiner: this room is not suitable for an ALV, we have to move to another room.
• Marc Aartsen thanks the current board on behalf of the association for the efforts made.
22. Marc Beek closes the meeting at 4:32 pm and says nothing more to give Marc Aartsen the final say.
Willem Klein Lankhorst – January 30, 2020
20 L’entrepot des pièces (the warehouse)
A lot has happened since the last time we reported to you.
‘New’ stock keeps coming in, mainly from France and The Netherlands. Sometimes members, but also people from outside the club contact us with the news that they are ready to clear out their stock. With sometimes interesting results, sometimes not. Prices are nevertheless rising.
Nr 2, 3 and 4 are all ready for operation, with nr 3 fitted with a crane like system that allows us to hoist up heavy parts. Missing out on the above mentioned list of warehouses is nr 1, this being the warehouse where you all come to to buy parts and have chats over a cup of coffee.
Nr 1 has now been attacked, we have finally started to re-organise it, and I must say, it’s progressing well. The lay-out has been finalized, we are ready to fill in the gaps. This doens mean, however, that looking for your parts in the coming period will take us a bit longer.
We are nevertheless getting our heads around in what we really are stocking, which is an inevitable result of this rigorous task we have taken up. It’s like a big clean up as we come across non-A/AZ parts that are useless to us. Please also read the section called Oproep.
News from the warehouse
Coils and spark plugs
We are now stocking replacement coils that originally were a coil that made for Harley Davidson motorbikes. Its advantage is that it will not let you down, ever. It’s not an original Citroën part, but it will keep you going.
There is one thing you should know though, the original coils would create 20.000 Volts, the HD ones will give you 40.000 olts. This calls for different spark plugs, the NGK B6HS plugs will do the job. They cost € 3,- a piece, and are available in the club’s warehouse.
A call out to the members
We do need some help with the re-organisation of warehouse nr 1. So if you have some spare time, please let us know and help us out creating a well organized warehouse allowing for our sales team to offer fast and efficient service to our members.
Our warehouse opening days are every first Saturday of the month, and that’s the day we are present to get the jobs done. We’re also in need of a person with ample knowledge of electrical to help us adding some light systems in the warehouse.
We are happy with our newly created club room where Marc serves coffee and tea, a good spot to meet up with fellow members.
PS: In case you want to come over to help out, your transportation costs will be re-emboursed.
22 A Belgian AZAM6
A numberplate change from LZS-742 to DZ-77-66.
It’s about 17 years ago that I spotted an ad in some magazine regarding an AZAM6 to be for sale. As I regard the AZAM6 to be like the holy grail among the 2CVs I went out to see the owner and the car.
Stored in a pig sti
I still remember as I arrived, thinking he had done well, living out of the city of Breda, in the countryside, in a nice house. ‘The car is stored on a farm nearby.’ The owner said. So we drove to the farm, towing a car trailer behind my Peugeot 404 Familiale. The car was parked in one of the sheds, the air was filled with the stench of ammoniak. Not a good spot to store a car.After a bit of a haggle we settled the price, loaded loose parts into the 404, tied down the @cv doors whil it was pushed onto the trailer, and drove off.
At home I cleared or the car andmade a list of parts that were missing or needed replacing.
The overall condition of the car
Floor panels were actually consisting of just bitumen holding it together, the trunk floor was mostly gone, sills wer ok, surprisingly, as were the frames around the rear side windows and the section under the windscreen.
The job itself
Because of lack of spare time and a busy business it took a while to get all the parts on the list. I soon found out that the specific AZAM6 parts are not easy to come by.
Our Warehouse, a great source for parts.
I got a large part of my to-buy list from our warehouse. What I didn’t know, however, was that I shoud have registered the car with the road authorities before starting to pul it apart. Chassis and body should have been labelled with official seals.. As I started to disassemble I couldn’t find a serial number on the right hand floor panel, and as it was in a bad condition, I took it out and threw it away.
At one stage you’ll start to see light at the end of the tunnel. Things are speeding up, things start happening, but up to a point where I needed someone to do some welding and spray painting. Welders and painters, hard to come by, they are always busy, and often very expensive. Finding the missing AZAM66 parts was also a challenge. It is said that there is a AZAM6 parts catalogue, I’ve never been able to get my hands on one.
The missing parts
A windscreen rubber was located in a to be restored 18 hp of a member, a swap was made. I found a brand new indicator light, rectangular, in Germany. Sometimes I got lucky, sometimes it was hard to get the right part.
I bought a new front mud guard, my welder adapted it for my car to fit, we thought. We then tried to put it on, it takes 2 persons to get it to fit. So now I’m looking for a right hand front mud guard. The original door rubbers are more flexible than the aftermarket ones, so I’m still in need of a set of door rubbers for the front doors.
Getting a bit of help
With the help of Marcel Captijn, who installed the electronic ignition we managed to get the engine going. The wiring doesn’t look too bad, it not being original, but it the engine runs well.
Another thing we encountered was the quality of the head light reflectors. good ones appeared to be hard to get, though, there’s a box full of good ones at the warehouse. Be aware though that the there are a few different headlight rings.
This is a 1967 version, what if originality is comprimized? The red synthetic upholstery was replaced by a red fabric set I bought in our shop.
A challenge was to find good quality rubber rings that keep the axle joint covers in their place. Plus to get the right seat rubbers, I still haven’t found good ones.
I have noticed that, in spite of the club’s efforts, the quality of the part do leave a bit to be desired. It’s my opinion that the club should use a bit of its reserves to have good quality parts manufactured. Parts like the bolts featuring the Citroën logo, rectangular indicator lights or good quality seat rubbers..
With 99% finished my neighbour and I started to do testruns. He knows all about the Fiat 500. The 500 people get a lot of powdercoating done, so I hed the heating covers done, it looks very good. Two 500 guys had a look at my AZAM6 and I told them I was thinking about installing LED-lights. The two told me that in their cars they earthed all the electrical equipment. So I did the same, and I must admit, the lights do seem to be brighter. I might decide later on to install LED lights.
The brakes did their job well, the headlight reflectors turned out to be right hand drive reflectors, for left hand side driving. They need replacing.
On a Thursday I took the car on a trailer to the Road Authorities station. I was aware that I should have not thrown out that floor section I replaced.
I was informed that the FEHAC and the Road Authorities had struck a deal regarding the checking of oldtimers. There are a few stations where oldtimer vehicles can be brought in for a check-up.
As the serial number had been in the floor panel that I had thrown out it was decided that the number had to be stamped in into the new panel. It was don on the wrong spot as it becme clear later on while the car was brought in for an MOT. The new Dutch registration number now is DZ-77-66, and as he car is of Belgian origin, a small number plate has been fitted.
So now I have started to take the AZAM6 for drives. As soon as the car is fully and completely restored, I will start looking for a new project
The previous DCN had a message from Fop Mooyaart on page 7 regarding an AZ from 1958 that belongs to his colleague. Here’s an answer from Mr Leksz.
I noticed the invoice showing in the last DCN, it concerned a 1968 AZ. I recognized the registration number, it used to be my car.
I’ve been a member of the EEEC for at least 30 years. I bought my first 2CV when I was 15. This AZ was bought from Pierre Labouchere in 1995. It was white at the time, it was painted red after the restoration, which was the original colour of my father’s 1968 AZ.
I sold the AZ in 2008 and bought a 1966 Citroën ID19P Confort. I’ve travelled on in citroën since then, from a Xsara to a C6 and now a C1 and a C5 Aircross, but the 43-10-FZ still has that special place in my heart.
Here are a few AZ pics and its successor.
With kind regards,
27 Cousin and son in a 2CV
One day my cousin and son were on their way to nowhere, which was not a problem since they were driving in a 2CV. As they carried the brash of the youth with them, they chose the highway above the byways for this ride. The weather was beautiful so they were in a good mood. This therefore not only applied to them, but also to fellow road users, who demonstrated this with a smile or a big smile when they saw this special vehicle, whether or not supported with a raised thumb.
For example, there was woman in a student drivers car and she was good looking. Since both my son and my cousin think that two things are important to a woman, that is, externally and internally, this lady already met one of the two criteria. So when during a catch-up campaign she revealed her cheer to the vehicle and to the boys, this was answered with an extra lavish 2CV greeting. That is, a fierce steering movement after the overtaking action from the left lane to the right lane. This was appreciated, as the 2CV people noticed two broad smiles in the interior mirror, namely the instructor and his pupil.
But behind them a grim atmosphere appeared to be taking over, since two cops in red-blue Volvo seemed less charmed by their attempt to impress. Their answer was therefore a more aggressive catch-up action, followed by a stop sign. Given the stoic nature of the two people in the 2CV, there was no sense of guilt in them but mere curiosity about what moved the cops. The curiosity of the 2CV’ers was confirmed by the fact that they immediately went to the Volvo on arrest, where the police had not yet found the time to get out. “Gentlemen” was the word that was addressed to both cops, with the result that their disrespect with this situation was increasing.
With authoritarian anger, she tried to make it clear to the driver that this was a misconduct and also dangerous to life. “I have done this maneuver hundreds of times, so if it were really life-threatening, the consequences should have been greater by now,” cousin said. The police were not impressed. It was claimed by the police officers that a 2CV could tip over with such a maneuver. A solid technical narrative was used to argue that this claim was empty, but the cops were no longer open to sound argumentation. They indicated that the driver had to learn who the boss was. That was already clear to the driver. Despite frantic attempts by the intrepid 2CV members to calm down the police officers, they were not thanked. This resulted in a high fine. Article 5 of the law caught up with my cousin. The public prosecutor would determine whether he could keep his driving license or not. The cops asked for a statement, attached to the statement that the statement could be used against him. “Could it also be that it could be used against me?” Was the driver’s reply. “I did this maneuver to please myself and others, because life must be enjoyable,” preached on the written receipt. My cousin was already embarrassed by the idea that the public prosecutor would see this receipt. Eventually he was allowed to keep his driver’s license and he had to pay a fine of 360 euros.