Welcome, Guest
You have to register before you can post on our site.



Search Forums

(Advanced Search)

Forum Statistics
» Members: 77
» Latest member: Thordiropipsesee
» Forum threads: 36
» Forum posts: 100

Full Statistics

Online Users
There are currently 11 online users.
» 0 Member(s) | 11 Guest(s)

Latest Threads
Z1 original barn find for...
Forum: For Sale
Last Post: geoff
04-26-2022, 12:15 PM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 1,211
New Member
Forum: Welcome, reply to Introductions and say hello
Last Post: submmbob
04-01-2022, 05:57 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 13,814
distorted brake drums
Forum: General
Last Post: geoff
02-24-2022, 09:46 AM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 4,499
SkyFire Ignition
Forum: Parts
Last Post: iwema
01-26-2022, 06:46 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 2,523
general driving - use of ...
Forum: General
Last Post: iwema
01-26-2022, 06:44 PM
» Replies: 4
» Views: 3,580
RIPL 2022
Forum: Chit Chat
Last Post: Martin Mc
12-31-2021, 08:30 AM
» Replies: 0
» Views: 2,181
June 2021 Magazine
Forum: Chit Chat
Last Post: Martin Mc
12-29-2021, 03:53 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 3,180
Dyna X Mille Miglia inspi...
Forum: General
Last Post: geoff
11-17-2021, 09:38 PM
» Replies: 1
» Views: 1,876
New member
Forum: Welcome, reply to Introductions and say hello
Last Post: Admin
10-03-2021, 06:00 PM
» Replies: 3
» Views: 14,868
ebay Dyna X for sale
Forum: General
Last Post: geoff
08-01-2021, 03:03 PM
» Replies: 2
» Views: 3,345

  Z1 original barn find for sale
Posted by: geoff - 04-26-2022, 12:15 PM - Forum: For Sale - No Replies

We are about to move to a smaller house and after much thought and with
great reluctance I have decided to sell my other Panhard Dyna.

It is a rare early one (Z1, 1955 model) totally in aluminium and is
totally unrestored. I bought it about 10 years ago (a barn find) and it
had been in a barn for about 20 years before that. Totally original.

Anyway, before I advertise it for sale widely, I am offering it to a few
people I know and via the forum to see if anyone is interested.

I have not yet prepared my add, so if anyone wants photos or more info please ask - but only if you are serious please. The car is located near Carcassonne airport (Ryanair) in south France and will need a trailer. I estimate that shipping it via a carrier to UK will cost around £800.

  New Member
Posted by: submmbob - 03-31-2022, 11:10 PM - Forum: Welcome, reply to Introductions and say hello - Replies (2)

My name is Bob from Tucson, Arizona. I own a Dyna Z12. This was a project vehicle I picked up from a friend here in Tucson. I am not sure of the year as there is no title for the vehicle. I think it is a 1958 or 1959.

Is there a way I can tell the year from the VIN?

I am familiar w/ the Panhardis site, but could use some help in the translation (I took French in college, but it's been a long timeSmile.

One part I will definitely need is the axle flange going into the differential. The left driveshaft is currently out of the car and is broken off at the flange.

Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.


  distorted brake drums
Posted by: geoff - 01-08-2022, 10:06 AM - Forum: General - Replies (4)

I drove my X yesterday for five hours without a break and I must say she went very well with only one concern; the brakes started to vibrate when hot. I can understand that there will be expansion and contraction but I cannot understand why that would be assymetrical, which it clearly was as I could feel the brake pedal pulsating, and this went away as the brakes cooled.

  general driving - use of advance/retard
Posted by: geoff - 01-01-2022, 10:05 AM - Forum: General - Replies (4)

Not having grown up in that era (my first car was a mini),  I have no experience of every day use of the advance/retard facility on my Dyna X.
Would one normally use it all the time for every day driving - like when starting the car, or ascending hills?.  I usually leave it in the '0' position and perhaps advance it a bit if going up a long incline.
what do others do?

  RIPL 2022
Posted by: Martin Mc - 12-31-2021, 08:30 AM - Forum: Chit Chat - No Replies

Hi all,
It would appear there might be a Panhard meeting going ahead in Sweden at the end of July 2022.
I hope 2022 is a better year all round. Big Grin
Covid permitting!:- http://forumpanhard.free.fr/forum/viewtopic.php?t=5585


  SkyFire Ignition
Posted by: iwema - 12-12-2021, 09:46 PM - Forum: Parts - Replies (1)

Ignition problems?

This electronic ignition will solve the problems of the original Panhard ignitions.
After installing  a SkyFire2 Ignition; starting, performance at low and high revs., fuel consumption and drivability will be substantially improved. 
The SkyFire2 Ignition will be installed between the distributor and the high performance ignition coil.
The initial ignition timing can be set at 6 teeth (20 degr.) and the timing will automatically be adjusted upto 30 or 35 degr. as the RPM increases (example a Panhard 24CT.).

Some Panhard engines tend to pink easily. The timing of the SkyFire ignition will  suppress pinking.
Re-adjusting the timing for starting is no longer necessary. You can fixate the distributor.
The timing map, which is installed according to the Panhard specifications or to your desired specification will be installed by the SkyFireignition. If you want more maps,  a second map can be installed. Changing between the maps can be done with a switch. The maps (curves) can be 2D or 3D. The installation software can calculate form 10 map points a map of max. 60,000 points. Therefore the timing is very  accurate.

The SkyFire2 Ignition can electronically  compensate  for RPM and depression. This will give the best ignition timing under all circumstances.
There are also special algorithms  to stabilize the engine. This make it possible to put a EURO coin  on a running  4, 6, 8,12 cylinder engine.
A special  high performance ignition coil produces an extreme powerful ignition spark for a even more performance and lower emissions.

These features makes it often possible to start a cold Panhard engine without operating the choke.

More information on the website of the manufacturer: https://www.skyfireignition.nl/pages/what-is-it/

Some YouTube movies:

This movie shows is a cold start, without choke and without additional throttle.

This 2 cylinder engine will run perfectly This engine is running at less than 0.9% CO and 282 ppm HC.

This 1961 4 cylinder Land  Rover SIIa with a EURO coin  on the running engine.

  Dyna X Mille Miglia inspired barchetta
Posted by: BenjaminMbrown - 11-17-2021, 09:17 PM - Forum: General - Replies (1)

Hi all, in my greeting I mentioned that with a colleague we won the two dynas that appeared on eBay recently. The plan, to restore the very early one and to build an Italian styled alloy Barchetta body, similar to the Mille Miglia cars of the early 50’s on the other. 

Some progress has been made and I’ll continue to update on how things are going if anyone is interested.        

.jpeg   3992CB1E-AC71-4FFB-978E-03BB74B62644.jpeg (Size: 63.29 KB / Downloads: 23)
.jpeg   7CCAF278-19C9-411E-AFF5-DDA22A1CD77D.jpeg (Size: 30.66 KB / Downloads: 23)
.jpeg   77703943-FE93-47D4-B843-16F24F96A3B0.jpeg (Size: 61.41 KB / Downloads: 23)

  New member
Posted by: BenjaminMbrown - 09-29-2021, 06:46 PM - Forum: Welcome, reply to Introductions and say hello - Replies (3)

Hello, just introducing myself as a new member. 

My names Ben and I run a vintage coach building company for a living (unless you ask my wife!) and are heavily involved with French prewar marques, partially voisin, Amilcar and Bugatti. But I have always had a soft spot for 50’s Panhard’s db and other derivatives of the period. Anyway along with my colleague we have recently bought two dyna x’s and by a twist of fate an early aluminium bodied z. 

The dyna z, although complete is completely in pieces and we are as yet undecided as to the direction we go with it but, what’s the rush…….

The Dyna x’s however are different beasts altogether. Bought as a joblot, as a punt from eBay with a few spares., one, the early snd complete one turns out to be the ‘49 London and Paris motor show car rhd and with the Early aluminium latticework hubs. This car will be restored, the engine has already been stripped and will soon be going back together. The second car is a later ‘51 and nor complete or in good shape. The plan for this one, to for-fill my want for a aluminium barchetta styled special is going to be realised in the style of the Italian Mille miglia car of I think ‘53? The chassis (which didn’t really exist) has been repaired and modified to take the new body and the running gear has been restored and refitted. Bodywork to commence soon. 

If anyone is interested maybe I will start a thread on both the cars??

We also have surplus to requirements one complete aluminium shell with roof but no other panels. If it’s of use to someone you are welcome to it, if no one wants it I will blast it and hang it on the wall as a work of art! But it’s far too good to go to the scrappy!!

We are also in need of some wheels but I will put a a listing on the for sale/wanted section for these and any other parts we don’t need and may be of use to someone else ( I think we have 4/5 empty engine casings!).

  transparent brake drums
Posted by: geoff - 07-29-2021, 05:47 PM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

I have just finished replacing all of the brake lines & hoses on my X and would love to test the whole system whilst the car is up on jacks with all wheels removed.
I want to see each of the slaves ( can I say that word here) in turn operate and return nicely. All I can think of is to clamp  three of the four sets of shoes and watch the fourth operate - then repeat the procedure for each of the other wheels -unless one of you clever people can come up with another idea ?

  ebay Dyna X for sale
Posted by: geoff - 07-25-2021, 07:37 PM - Forum: General - Replies (2)

although I know there is a 'for sale' forum, I am posting this here because it is not me who is selling but ebay.
If anyone is proposing to bid for this, they may wish to contact me first. I know some information about the car which may be helpful.