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Roco ‘s scant thoughts on the love of my adult life .
gleaned the hard way over the past 45 years with the 2CV and it's kin,
great practical car that goes beyond it’s just car , more like a family pet.
Over the years things that have worked for me,
1 / fitting a Dyane engine with complete intake and carburettor
2/ going up a few sizes on the secondary barrel jet
3/ fitting basic electronic ignition , nothing fancy , ( been running a lumitron LED /chopper blades for the past 17 years , but still carry a points box pre set just in case :) :)
4 / heater tubes , I use domestic tumble drier concertina tubes , they seem to come in 2 sizes , 1st. is a perfect fit but noisy the 2nd fits over with steam pipe lagging between,
I obtained mine from my local recycling centre 17 years ago FOC ,back then I was faster on my feet ;)
Love following the heroes on here with their development of the cars ,
but for me K.I.S. & if it broke why fix it ,


November 26th, 2017, 10:57 pm
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More of my thoughts , MOT testing, choose the garage wisely,
looking back online at my cars test history I came across it's only failure,

Reason(s) for failure :o
• Nearside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)
• Offside rear parking brake recording little or no effort (3.7.B.6a)


November 28th, 2017, 12:24 am
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That's the reason for me getting the 13hr overnight ferry to Aberdeen and driving 450 miles to Worcestershire every year. I'd rather take my 2CV to the MOT station I used when I lived down south, rather than risk handing it over to a tester who has never seen a 2CV, let alone MOT one. The tester down south knows the car and 2CVs in general. :)

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November 28th, 2017, 12:35 am
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It can help if you go to an MOT where there is someone who can read... :mrgreen: :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


November 28th, 2017, 6:04 pm
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Indeed guys , but anyone who was literate in the garage trade was called Boss or guv , if not moved on ,me included! , ( with no regrets ) , but as a kid (15.1/2 y. o.) great training ,

as a aside, today my Vauxhall crankshaft sensor failed , so my 75 2cv is my daily temp. workhorse , hence my KIS “keep it simple” past comments ,
“Bluey” started easy after a month unused , and I smiled every mile , not only because it’s now road tax free , and maybe MOT free next year ?
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Edit , to say no insult intended to mechanics , indeed still proud to say retired Dev. engineer ,


November 29th, 2017, 10:28 pm
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