Well, a few years have gone past since I last blogged!
As you can see, the collection of Citroens has grown, however, the Citroen DS Pallas EV is no further down the track. I have instead been enjoying driving around in my "new" Citroen DS Pallas Fuel Injection (EFI) and this is a pleasure of comfort and performance. The 5 speed gearbox and fuel injection, make a marked difference to performance over my previous Carbie/automatic model, no wonder Citroen decided on this evolution.
Well, I hear you ask, what does all this have to do with EV's. In 2 words, A LOT!
You see, the DS Pallas FI has broken a shaft or something well within it's workings and so the engine/gearbox assembly is on it's way out for investigation. It so happens, that a few months ago I had made the acquisition of an AC Motor and controller to make progress on my EV. There is a likelihood, should insanity prevail, that I will rebuild this, as an EV. Why the change of heart I hear you ask!
Well, it has been some 10 years since I took the Blue DS apart. And it has spent the last 4 years outside in the harsh elements of Australian summer and winters and it needs some major work now. Whereas, the EFI is in perfectly operational condition, only (I say only, in relative terms) requiring to be converted.
So, over the next few weeks, this decision will be made, and I'll keep you informed. I will also attempt to give you blow-by-blow progress reports.