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Zut alors it’s brownnova’s Deux Chevaux!!


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#31 ONLINE   Jim Bell

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 07:34 PM

That looks class! Ive not seen many yellow ones.
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Posted 22 September 2018 - 07:35 PM

Wow that looks a stunner. I need to scratch the 2cv itch before the prices get any more stupid. The only one I have driven was one I was given so I could put the engine in a hovercraft. Sacrilege with hindsight.
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Posted 22 September 2018 - 07:39 PM

Bootiful. Makes me want one. Oy vey. I cannot!


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 07:48 PM

Brilliant. Saw Jono had advertised that one. I know the sellers so every chance it's a good'un. Non-standard paint scheme for extra bonus points!

 

There is a local club - Cheshire and North Wales Dragons. They're pretty active. There is also a 2CV run coming to Lake Vyrnwy from Northants. First weekend in November I think. 

 

Quick tip - when coming to a stop, always select second before first. Stops the cogs, avoids a crunch. Also, never hoon backwards. You'll either fall over or unwind the gearbox. Or both...


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:31 PM

I need to scratch the 2cv itch before the prices get any more stupid.


That’s what we felt too. So far so good!
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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:34 PM

Brilliant. Saw Jono had advertised that one. I know the sellers so every chance it's a good'un. Non-standard paint scheme for extra bonus points!

There is a local club - Cheshire and North Wales Dragons. They're pretty active. There is also a 2CV run coming to Lake Vyrnwy from Northants. First weekend in November I think.

Quick tip - when coming to a stop, always select second before first. Stops the cogs, avoids a crunch. Also, never hoon backwards. You'll either fall over or unwind the gearbox. Or both...

Thanks for the advice. The POs said they knew you. Seems in good nick. All the key areas are solid, and it ran really well home. Idle a bit up and down aside.

She’s even been to the Sahara Desert this one!

Go on one more pic before bed...
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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:34 PM

I know what it was up for and it seemed very fair. Proves that the best way to get into 2CV ownership is lurk around the scene and stay well away from the inflated nonsense of Ebay.


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#38 OFFLINE   brownnova

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:51 PM

I’ll he honest I expected to have to lurk a lot longer than we did!

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Posted 22 September 2018 - 08:54 PM

Me likey the colour. Also nice to know it's strong and stable (insert song here).


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Posted 22 September 2018 - 09:00 PM

Lovely car. Re the reverse thing- I remember well buying my first 2cv off Graham at the 2cv workshop in Cornwall. He pointed at the gearshift diagram on the dash and said “ look- AR (arrière) it means avoid reverse”
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:21 AM

Lovely car. Re the reverse thing- I remember well buying my first 2cv off Graham at the 2cv workshop in Cornwall. He pointed at the gearshift diagram on the dash and said “ look- AR (arrière) it means avoid reverse”

The seller mentioned the reverse thing too, very gentle reversing for us then!

We were due at a show today with the MX5ers but it got cancelled. So might give the 2CV a clean and have a good poke around to see if I missed anything before purchase. Oh and take copious photos for you lot of course!
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:14 PM

Moar pichurs were requested so here we go!

This is a1985 2CV Special. Owned by the P.O. for 16 years. They had a number of 2CVs but this one was their first and last!

Seems in good condition overall... have a look!
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The only grotty spot seems to be the inner arch on the back
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The key barrel packed in, so this push button starter was installled...
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The previous owner gave us this memorabilia too
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Genuinely couldn’t be happier currently! A superb drive and so so much fun!!!
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:39 PM

Ouch holes. Nice brown insulation in the bonnet. For a minute I thought that was all rust.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:40 PM

Charleston dash eh? You decadent types with your bleedin' voltmeters.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 08:42 PM

And brown spedometers.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:18 PM

Ouch holes. Nice brown insulation in the bonnet. For a minute I thought that was all rust.


Oh ye of little faith!
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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:19 PM

Charleston dash eh? You decadent types with your bleedin' voltmeters.


I know... what opulence!

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Posted 23 September 2018 - 09:26 PM

Oh ye of little faith!

Oh me of undeserving little faith indeed. Those are the happiest colours I've seen on a 2CV so me likey.


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Posted 23 September 2018 - 10:35 PM

We did have a panic earlier as we were on a drive and realised we’d forgotten to do the tax online...

Done now...

Fingers crossed for no ANPR cameras...

Oooops!

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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:02 AM

Brilliant. Saw Jono had advertised that one. I know the sellers so every chance it's a good'un. Non-standard paint scheme for extra bonus points!

 

There is a local club - Cheshire and North Wales Dragons. They're pretty active. There is also a 2CV run coming to Lake Vyrnwy from Northants. First weekend in November I think. 

 

Quick tip - when coming to a stop, always select second before first. Stops the cogs, avoids a crunch. Also, never hoon backwards. You'll either fall over or unwind the gearbox. Or both...

 

unwind the gearbox?! whats that about?

 

and I thought they where kidding when they said hand crank was winding up the rubber band inside...



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Posted 24 September 2018 - 12:54 AM

Looks good that, really like the colour scheme!


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 05:51 AM

unwind the gearbox?! whats that about?
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Not a clue... but I’m not chancing it!
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:09 AM

sweet

 

those bars front and back would have to go though - rugged and dainty are a weird combo


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 06:41 AM

Not a clue... but I’m not chancing it!


Rough use of reverse will loosen a threaded locking ring in the gearbox. When this happens you end up with a box full of random gears and no way to change gear. It's a simple fix if caught early enough, just pop the top of the box off and tighten the ring up.
10 min job.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 07:01 AM

That but can also be peened to prevent it happening. May be worth asking whether that has been done. Seasoned 2CVers would normally get it done, but I'm one, and I've no idea if my 2CV's gearbox has had the mod.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:26 AM

What a corker.  It looks like great fun - I hope it provides lots of smiles to you and yours.

 

Well bloody bought.


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:30 AM

Always nice to be reminded that a Dacia Sandero in no-radio poverty spec is absolutely not a proper basic economy car, nowhere near.

 

Were these the cheapest car on sale in the UK when new? 


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Posted 24 September 2018 - 08:34 AM

Always nice to be reminded that a Dacia Sandero in no-radio poverty spec is absolutely not a proper basic economy car, nowhere near.

Were these the cheapest car on sale in the UK when new?


No. Fiat 126 took that 'honour.' 2CVs were in the cheap seats, but they were undercut by others. I think Skoda and Lada were also cheapies.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:47 PM

That but can also be peened to prevent it happening. May be worth asking whether that has been done. Seasoned 2CVers would normally get it done, but I'm one, and I've no idea if my 2CV's gearbox has had the mod.


I believe it has been done, so the previous owner led me to believe... but I might check that.

Thanks for all the positive comments folks we’re really pleased with it.
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Posted 24 September 2018 - 04:53 PM

Excellent purchase, BN!! I love it. 

 

That but can also be peened to prevent it happening. May be worth asking whether that has been done. Seasoned 2CVers would normally get it done, but I'm one, and I've no idea if my 2CV's gearbox has had the mod.

 

 

Reverse up a hill on full throttle and remove all doubt!


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