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  1. I did buy a 2cv as my first car. 1983 yellow and black Charleston. Ran it for two years then sold it to get a VW polo breadvan. Stupid.
  2. 874? That's lands end to John o'groats. What is it that makes it easier in the US? Less traffic, more cruise control usage? I've done what I consider crazy mileage in the US, it is so much easier than the UK.
  3. Top fettling! I love it when small (ish) jobs like gasket replacement improve the feel of a car. Getting it closer to how it drove out of the factory.
  4. Ford turbo diesel from MK3 escort van into a Tesla model 3. Not sure I've got the hang of this ...
  5. It's nothing exciting. Probably the rear shoes are out of adjustment and the first push moves them out. There was an issue with the wheel cylinders iirc that either didn't return or returned too aggressively. I would try adjusting the rear shoes first, or just live with it - that's what I do ­čść
  6. Congratulations! I have a suspicion on your brake problems, but you're going to have your hands full for a while yet... ­čśÇ
  7. Popped down to Hampshire today to pick up a replacement door for the van. The man selling it was clearly a serial 2cv botherer, and had many many 2cvs. He was also about to start making kits for a pony replica, this is one he had brought over from Greece Looks fun!
  8. Acadiane in leaving the garage shocker ( just to turn it around to work on the otherside, but ...) Wifey seems a little too excited tbh.
  9. Friday night I decided that rather than sit and fall asleep in front of the TV (up at 4am does that to me) I would go and sort the front wings. Bit of bashing and fillering first (channeling my inner gas monkey / Boyd Coddington with filler levels) got me here: Then here: Saturday morning started with an attempt: But the paint gun clogged with a massive paint lump because (a) I couldn't find the filters and (b) I'm not very good at this. Tried again and got here Needed to get the space cleared for my Lotus to return from its holiday in my mum's garage whilst we had building work done. Having seen the amount of dust on the van I'm really pleased I did that now! Started putting it all together lightly: Happy with my 10foot paint job. Next job is to turn it round and finish the other side. I have another wide ripple panel to go on the rear and need to paint the doors. That's proving to be a pain - can't get hold of another windy window door apart from the abattoir in Oxford. Might see if the club has a good slidey window door in their stores.
  10. Snuck in some time on the van this weekend. Decided it was about time to start painting and accepting that it's never going to be show quality. First up, sort the bonnet. The final prime the van side: Now get the rustoleum out and paint! fairly happy. It was a new gun and I don't think I thinned the paint sufficiently. Hopefully it'll buff up nicely. On Saturday I also got fed up with the dirty seats. I had pulled these out of the van when I replaced the floor and left them in my dumping ground (or conservatory as it is known elsewhere). This meant that my cats had become rather partial to sleeping on them and they were then shoved into the garage when building works started last year. Hoovered and used some upholstery cleaner gave this half way through: Both seats are now done, making the interior hopefully a much nice place to be!
  11. Excellent purchase! I probably have a few repair panels kicking about here for the seat box / seat belt mounts if it's any use? Take stock and let me know what you need.
  12. My finger injury has recovered enough now to wear gloves. Earlier I had cut a plate to fit Got busy with the welder this morning: It'll do. Also bought some vactan alternative and went to work on the goal posts: Time will tell how good it is I suppose
  13. Yep - single skin - so just weakened and rotted through. Shouldn't be too bad a job, just need to let my finger recover for a few days and then I'll dive back in.
  14. It's not too bad, hopefully be able to let in a small repair panel. The rust is isolated to that area.
  15. Having recovered, slightly, from my finger injury I took another look at the bulkhead. I had noticed this plate before, doesn't look particularly factory: So I unclipped the accelerator cable to find the tension of the cable was holding in two pieces of steel either side of a rusty hole Not too keen on rusty holes, and definitely not keen on just painting over it. Look alike the welder is coming out again tomorrow....
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