My 2cv
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Author:  Jonathan [ June 4th, 2019, 7:28 pm ]
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Popped down to Lerwick this morning. The drive down was hard going as I was driving straight into a strong headwind. The journey home gave me a good tailwind to make it much more enjoyable. Here's a snap taken on the Yell Sound ferry heading home this afternoon.

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Author:  Roger V [ June 4th, 2019, 7:33 pm ]
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Some nice patches of blue sky there :)

Author:  Jonathan [ July 9th, 2019, 7:09 pm ]
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Enjoying the sunshine and wildflowers of Shetland.

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Author:  AZL57 [ July 10th, 2019, 7:44 pm ]
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How does your car cope with all the traffic over salty water?

Author:  Jonathan [ July 11th, 2019, 7:16 pm ]
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Not great, to be honest, but it'll be undergoing another restoration when I move back down to the Midlands sometime in the next year or two. Six years of Shetland climate has certainly taken its toll.

Author:  subarupete [ July 12th, 2019, 11:58 am ]
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If you considering a restoration have a look here, not cheap but very good.

Will out last most of us!!

Author:  Jonathan [ March 13th, 2020, 7:55 pm ]
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So the 2CV has been down in the Midlands since last September (sat in my sister's garage) and I'm currently looking at heading down on public transport (yeah, I know :roll: ) at the end of this month, but clearly the ongoing Covid-19 situation is very likely going to intervene and stop me.
There are currently six confirmed cases in Shetland linked to a couple who returned from a holiday in northern Italy last week. The council has closed schools from next week, and one of the many events cancelled over the coming days and weeks is the bi-annual Shetland Classic Motor Show in June. Things are getting a bit mad. Stay safe everyone. All the best.

Author:  Geert [ March 13th, 2020, 8:06 pm ]
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At last the 2CV is safe for covid-19 !

Author:  Jonathan [ July 2nd, 2020, 6:55 pm ]
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So I arrived in Worcester on Sunday afternoon and after a couple of hours rest I popped out to the garage to see if the 2CV will run. After reconnecting the battery it took less than half a minute to start and it ran beautifully. I took it out for a five-mile drive around Worcester with the hood fully open, then headed off to deepest, darkest Herefordshire for a 60+mile round trip on Monday. The only issue, which surfaced on the Herefordshire run, is coughing and spluttering on full throttle climbing hills. I've spoken a good friend and mechanic and he has suggested full-throttle on downhill sections to see if it'll clear any crud that could be blocking the secondary jet. I'll try that out on my next trip.

Author:  Jonathan [ July 6th, 2020, 7:01 pm ]
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Been down to Bourton-on-the-Water in the Cotswolds today. Lovely drive out but somewhat spoilt by dodgy running still. I really don't think it can still be blocked jets. It really doesn't like maintaining speeds over 50mph/80kmh. No issues around town. I'll be heading home at the weekend and it'll remain in my sis's garage until I come back south in a couple of months (provided the country hasn't gone back into lockdown again by then :lol: )

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