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 1955 Traction Avant 11cv 
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Post Re: 1955 Traction Avant 11cv
This is great, it's not even a 2cv and its one of the best threads on here at the moment.

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March 18th, 2015, 10:48 pm
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Been for a few drives today - the brakes work well but pulled to the right so kept coming back to fine tune them. Still pulling a little but they are fine.

I have booked it in for its Controle Technique tomorrow morning at 09:00 so I have been busy getting it all ready. Set up the lights last night as per the book.

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Then fitted a resistor to the LED for the alternator field current (charge light) - this worked perfectly.

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Got the polisher out and started to polish up the bonnet and the roof. Lots of bare metal and bubbling paint but it makes it look a little better. Where there is good paint, it comes up like a mirror - will get on with this next year when it goes properly into paint. But for now - we will drive and enjoy :D

I put the door panels on and the inner window frames so this is the first time the interior has been finished. Not too happy with the fit of the door cards but I will need to remove them when my sticky back plastic arrives to weather prove the inside of the doors. The handles seem a little loose too. But a nice change to what it has been.

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March 19th, 2015, 8:48 pm
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Post Re: 1955 Traction Avant 11cv
Looks stunning,great excellent :)


March 19th, 2015, 9:25 pm
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Brilliant!

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Superb stuff. Last time I read this you hadn't moved it from your neighbours shed yet! Just read it all. Fair play for getting so involved in stuff you hadn't done before, inspirational stuff. Well done!

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March 20th, 2015, 12:18 am
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All done and dusted - the only point to fix is the front left brake not working, but the other 3 work perfectly :D

This is also the first EVER Contrôle Technique this car has ever had (other than getting the paperwork when I got him) as the test was not obligatory until 1992.

Before the test :?

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And he passed :D :D :D :D :D

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Next Contrôle Technique is in 2020 - every 5 years for a vehicle de collection :lol:


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This is how I found him in November 2013 and started to work on him in March 2014 so one year to get him back on the road :shock:

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Nice.


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nice job.


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Post Re: 1955 Traction Avant 11cv
I'm sticking with you guys - I just posted the MOT thing to the French Traction club forum. The only F^&king comments I get is why did the Test Centre pass it with a defective front brake and I should go back for a re test and then goes into a discussion on rural versus city test centres...... told them all the p1ss off and get a life :shock:

The big issue that the Traction fraternity will have soon is that they will all be passing away without anyone coming up behind them to take the cars and carry on the Traction for the next generations - if they are not Bog Standard and shine like a shiny thing then they are not correct and they will argue over purists and the others......


aaaarrrgh.... sorry, need to rant somewhere :lol: :lol: :lol:


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