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 1972 Ami 8 Club Saloon 
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Post 1972 Ami 8 Club Saloon
It's about time I posted about my new car.

I saw it on eBay 3 weeks ago. It wasn't too far away, and as I've never owned an Ami before, I decided I must have it. A quick trip up to Oldham, and a deal was done.

The gearbox was very noisy, but it's much better after I changed the oil, and the engine had a major oil leak, which happily turned out to just be the oil pressure light switch. I'm gradually improving it, and improving its running, but it's already a lovely old bus to drive (and so very different to the 2cvs and Acadiane I'm more used to driving). The centrifugal clutch is bloody marvelous.

Here's a couple of pictures (in which it looks much better than in real life, as it's actually been painted with a roller at some point). Apparently, it used to be owned by the late Dave Shove.

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June 30th, 2015, 10:18 am
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What a beauty !
Congrats !

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June 30th, 2015, 2:47 pm
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looks great.


June 30th, 2015, 5:18 pm
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welcome to the"club"

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Nice. Amis are better than Dyanes in the same way that Dyanes are better than 2cvs. :twisted:

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June 30th, 2015, 8:21 pm
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Rhythm Thief wrote:
Nice. Amis are better than Dyanes in the same way that Dyanes are better than 2cvs. :twisted:


Hmm. Well, I like it a lot, but I think maybe the character factor goes down in equal increments from 2cv > Dyane > Ami.


June 30th, 2015, 11:29 pm
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Jono wrote:
Rhythm Thief wrote:
Nice. Amis are better than Dyanes in the same way that Dyanes are better than 2cvs. :twisted:


Hmm. Well, I like it a lot, but I think maybe the character factor goes down in equal increments from 2cv > Dyane > Ami.


No, no, no. It's 2cv > Ami > Dyane. ;)

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Cat < pigeons :lol:

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