Hello! I just bought a simca 1975 1000 and I was wondering if you might have anyinformation on these cars . It apears my car is a 1000 but it says 1300, its a rear motor. My problem is I can not figure out what kind of starter it has and I need one to continue my journey. I have engine bloc numbers if that helps . Any help would be so wonderful. Here is a link to my web site were i made a short video of my little grean beauty I named her manzana. threeamericas.wordpress.com/2012/10/27/the-simca-1000/
Hi Clayton Your 1975 car is definitely a SIMCA 1000. At that time, they were available with 994, 1118 or 1294cc engines. All used the same type of starter motor. The engine size can be worked out from the French horsepower rating stamped on the block before a long number, somewhere below the carb. 5CV = a 944 engine, 6CV an 1118cc engine and 7CV a 1294. Mick
OMG you are amazing I will go and did it up and see, By chance you dont know what starter I should ask for do you? My log story short is I was driving with some friends from california to the tip of south america and I left them in Colombia and bought the cheapeast car I could find which was this rebuilt simca, Then man said it was compleatly rebulit and would be easy to get parts if I needed them, It broke the next day, since then I have made it to ecuador, I have taken the starter out 3 times to have it rebuilt , the engine compleatly out for a head gasket , valves adjusted twice, taken off the spolier because it was effecting the cooling and making it overheat, and taken of the front spring to bend it back into shape because they could not find the part and it was the only option. latin america is very resorcfull but in no way organized, its kinda crazy. I just need a starter!!! It has been very hard to push start. What a beautiful car too. Every body waves at me like Im in a parade, mabey becasue there are surfboards on top and a 45 kilo rodisian ridgeback inside. Is there a way to raise the front so it dosent scrape on speed bumps? I am so greatfull for your help!!! thank you so much!
And most important !!!! can I get a starter from another car and put it in this one. the main problem is here there are no simca parts, but lots of mazda, chevy, vw !!!, toyota, suzki,and some others, that is my best way of geting one...any thoughts anyone???
The starter for the SIMCA 1000 is one of the weak points of the car. I don't know of any motors from other cars that may fit. Even the starters for the same engines in the front wheel drive SIMCAs and Talbots are different as the engine on the rear engined 1000 rotates counter clockwise. Sagging front suspension is a common 1000 problem. One way to lift it up is to put rubber blocks betwwen the leaf spring and the chassis legs of the car. Best to jack the car up and fit the rubber or bump stop from an old engine mount tightly above the spring and between the two bolts that fix the front spring crossmember to the chassis legs. Once the weight is back on the spring, the rubber is held in place between the bolt heads. All my cars are modified like this including my track car. Mick
Mick You are pretty much hero-ing me right now! Ok one last question, I have a roof rack. I have no idea if my temperature gauges are correct , because it seams like the dash is not stock. But my question is I think my roof rack and luggage is interfering with my cooling air flow in the rear, Have you ever seen some one make a scoop or even cut vents in the side of the car to cool down the engine? My engine if the gauges are right runs at 100 when flat and 120 when going up hills. and if that is right it is way to hot... but it never runs under 100. does that make sense. thank you for all the help!
Sounds as if it is running a bit hot (if you can believe the gauges fitted). Have never run a 1000 with a roofrack but i suppose it could interfere with the airflow to the rear engine. The late Rallye 2 and 3 1000's had a spoiler on the rear edge of the engine lid with extra cooling vents along the rear edge.... propping the lid open a few cm. may gve the same effect. I have an air scop fitted on my track car which helps direct cold air on to the engine but that is fitted over the fuel filler hole (I've moved the tank into the front on that car) wth trunking to direct the air to the right place. My supercharged 1000 (converted back in the 1980's) has an oil cooler piped from the base of the oil filter. which helpskeep down the heat from the boosted engine.j Probably the parts for that are no longer available. Mick
Car on left has fibbrglass replica of Rally 2 & 3 rear lid with extra cooling vents. also has later rear panel (introduced late '75, I think so yours may or may not have it)..with extra cooling slots along the bottom edge. Mick
Hello Surclay and Scmick Mick i ame Daniel from Belguim how arre you The problem from heating in a simca 1000 is dat er ar liefse en otter trache bihainte de radiater the best way is thou poute oute the radiater kleine oute the eria then replaice evriting a have e neuwe starter ive you wante dril hols in the matel at frond en replaise the radiater Gr Daniel
thank you mick and daniel, Daniel I didnt understand most of that but It look german? so I will have my friend look at it and see if she can decifer! thank you, Mick I looked on my engine block and I only found on the rear of the engine the numbers 5B4G565156 ?? it is not the numbers you mentioned, I also found a SIMCA stamped on the engine on the right so It is defanitly Simca I will take a better picture of the rear. I am looking into haveing a starter sent from colombia to me here is Ecuador it will take a month so I just need to make sure it will be the right starter. Also this week I will cut some holes out of the rear of the trunk for aditional exhaust like you did and also take it in for an alingment and look for some enginge mounts and or polly spacers. Happy holidays.... and man do your rides look sweet! were about are you located.
I get Daniel's point about leaves being sucked through and building up behind the radiator. I've found that a problem on some of the 1000's I've had over the years. My 1000 Rallye 2 (the yellowy green one) has the radiator in the front as standard, as does the green racer which also now has a Honda CRX twin cam engine.. Honda because those engines rotate counter clockwise like the SIMCA 1000. My other 1000 is a 1294cc 1000SR from 1976 which retains the radiator in the back compartment. Heat has always been a problem with this conversion (done in the 80's) so the owner then fitted an extra oil cooler which just about keeps it cool enough. I'm in Chesterfield in Derbyshire towards the North of England and am the Magazine editor for SIMCA Club Uk. Daniel, welcome to the Forum.
WOW amazing.. I would do anything for the resorces to fix this little gem up here!!! seriously though there is nobody that is capable here in Ecudor that I have found that is resorcefull enough to help me. Everone says they can at first and then after a few hours they give up and say sorry. Such a bummer. I have been to at least 8 full days of mechanics! SO i was looking at the raidator and I do not know how I can get more airflow? I would just like to add another radaitor and put it on the top of the trunk. But here is my question I found this on the starter.DUCEL 6185 12 Volt -> J4B Made In France doest that at all give any information on which engine model or starter I may need? also again the cerial number on the engine block is ....5B4G565156 thank you for your help. Clayton
Hallo What I am saying is that in the room where the gas tank is There is for the radiator leaves and other debris get stuck therefore radiator building out, space cleaning, mak where the radiator is in the opposite plate a few large holes so you gets direct air in the radiator poute e gril forre this large holes so nou leaves kom in the aria Gr Daniel Transl. withe WORD