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 Not checked this out yet but its a bit of Triva to mull over.

 What is a NOS part?

New old stock (abbreviated NOS) refers to obsolete equipment, or original parts for obsolete equipment, that have never been sold at retail.

The term refers to merchandise being offered for sale which was manufactured long ago but that has never been used. Such merchandise may not be produced anymore, and the new old stock may represent the only current market source of a particular item.

 

Other Citroen DS Information

  • The Citroen DS carries a power to weight ratio of 0.0667 PS/kg   (Not checked if this is for the 19, 20 or 23)
  • The Passenger space within the Citroen DS is 5590 litres (1469,62 gallons)
  • If you possess a tendency to get lost a good deal or just commonly turn around a good deal, you should probably know that the turning circle of the Citroen DS is 11 m (36feet)  .
  • The dimensions of the Citroen DS from the Citroen Repair Manual Vol.1.
    Width  1.803m  (5ft 11ins)
    Height  1.47m   (59,90 inches)
    Length   4.874m (15feet 11 7/8 inches)
    Wheel base 3.125m (10feet 3inches)
  • Unladen weight 1340Kg

 

Special colors for the engines and hydraulics
(model years 1956 until 1975)

color code name model year
AC209* Noir Black (barrel and spheres) '56-'66
AC209 Noir Black (chassis Berline) '56-'75
AC129 Gris Machine Outil Grey (hydraulic)* '56-'66
AC136 Gris Rosť Grey Pink (chassis Break) '60-'75
AC502 Vert Green (all hydraulic parts) '67-'75
AC501 Vert Green (engine, gearbox) '56-'75

*) Special paint, resistent to the LHS2 hydraulic oil and was used for the mechanical parts of the hydraulic system.

Wheel colours

color code name model year
AC 140 Gris            Grey
57-'62
AC 604 Bleu Nuage Sky Blue
'57-'59
AC 136 Gris Rosť    Grey Pink
'63
AC 102 Blanc Paros White
'63-'67
AC 140 Gris            Grey
'68-'75

Which tyres
The initial CitroŽn DS and ID fitted the 165x400 Michelin X radial tyre.

The first major change in tyre fitment occured in 1966 during Michelin's ownership of CitroŽn when they took the unique step of fitting a 180x15 at the front of the car and a smaller 155x15 or 165x15 at the rear,
(as far as is known they are the only car legally allowed to do such a thing in the UK!)

The later cars fitted a 180x15 or 185x15 Michelin XAS all round.

The recommendation is to fit the 180HR15 Michelin XAS on pre '73 DS and ID CitroŽns, as these tyres were designed for these cars.(if you can get them as they are out of production).  Still produced are the 180x15 XVS which has a re-enforcing bead on it.