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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by CLINT » Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:58 pm

Nice stash of cars, interesting place to look around
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by mercrocker » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:08 pm

Nice collection there.....The Vicky actually looks to be a run-out VX model after they dropped the name-badges. Hope it gets saved one day.....
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by richardthestag » Sun Nov 10, 2019 11:17 pm

sort of visit and purchase that makes life worth living
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:11 pm

Well we got them safely into storage. Over the next few weeks and months I'll clean them up and assess them. One is apparently seized. I appear to have bought the latest example (probably Series V) and an early example. We could not see 3L cast into the block of the early one, and if it isn't there after cleaning I will see if I can find the engine number, as it could be a rare early 2.6 litre.

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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by panhard65 » Mon Nov 11, 2019 4:40 pm

fried onions wrote:
Sun Nov 10, 2019 10:17 pm
I went to visit a gentleman for some parts. He is into his cars, especially French cars.


I see he has a PL17. I don't suppose the seats were any good ? The Hotchkiss Anjou is also a bit of alright as well
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Mon Nov 11, 2019 8:33 pm

I will be going again at some point so will ask, but I'm pretty sure there was nothing left.

I just finished re-fitting the gearbox. It was a struggle and took several energy-sapping attempts to push it onto the splines and home but I got there eventually. I honestly don't think I could have done it effectively without the studs - that was a great idea. I have pretty much connected everything back up so tomorrow, weather permitting, I shall fire it up and see what happens.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:03 pm

The good news is the new clutch is a success and the gears seem to engage better. The bad news is I set the valve clearances as many of the exhaust valves had really closed up, now with the correct clearances it runs like shit. I suspected something was not quite right for some time before this, now it's definite. I will have to perform a compression test.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by fried onions » Sun Nov 17, 2019 5:05 pm

Suspecting either burnt valve or VSR.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Hooli » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:05 pm

Bugger, I bet the head isn't light either.
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Re: Squire's voitures

Post by Conrad D. Conelrad » Sun Nov 17, 2019 7:08 pm

Okay, that sucks.
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