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Post by Frogchod » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:25 pm

As you may have seen in the grin thread I'm in the process of buying a DS.
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Yesterday I went to have a play to see if I could get it started. It's not run since 2012.
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I added some fuel which promptly leaked out of the tank. Then topped up the water which promptly leaked out of a core plug. The LHM which seems to scare most people was at an ok level.
No sparks, but a bit of good old points cleaning sorted that.
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Fuel was fed from a temporary can.
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A bit of turning over and it lives.
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Car rises and moves under its own power so it'll be easy to load onto a trailer.
I've not payed for it yet as the documents are not quite in order so it may be a few weeks before collection can occur.
Meanwhile I'm scaring myself looking at panel prices on the web
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Post by fried onions » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:31 pm

Splendid! Beautiful cars I can watch from a safe distance. Late 1960's model?
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Post by Frogchod » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:53 pm

fried onions wrote:
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Splendid! Beautiful cars I can watch from a safe distance. Late 1960's model?
Logbook says 1968, internet says 1969 :?:
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Post by Danthecapriman » Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:56 pm

I’m shocked the suspension etc worked that easily straight away! I’d have thought that would have been the first thing to screw up.

So, the million Franc question, just how rotten is it!?
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Post by Frogchod » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:14 pm

Danthecapriman wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 12:56 pm
I’m shocked the suspension etc worked that easily straight away! I’d have thought that would have been the first thing to screw up.

So, the million Franc question, just how rotten is it!?

Very.
This is boot floor and rear chassis leg.
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Post by SiC » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:24 pm

But it's France. The land of fibreglass repairs and quick paint jobs to pass a CT.
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Post by fried onions » Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:44 pm

SiC wrote:
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But it's France. The land of fibreglass repairs and quick paint jobs to pass a CT.
Correct me if I'm wrong but things have been tightened up considerably.
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Post by Frogchod » Sun Aug 11, 2019 3:50 pm

fried onions wrote:
Sun Aug 11, 2019 1:44 pm
SiC wrote:
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But it's France. The land of fibreglass repairs and quick paint jobs to pass a CT.
Correct me if I'm wrong but things have been tightened up considerably.
You are correct.
Daft thing is that I've got to drag it in for a CT before I can register it. Which must be done within 30 days.
I think that test will be just a check of vin number, no point in dragging it off the trailer.
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Post by SiC » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:21 pm

Yeah I remember DaveNumbers saying about it.
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Post by panhard65 » Sun Aug 11, 2019 4:25 pm

That doesn't look too bad and at least being in France means you stand a chance of finding parts at reasonable prices.
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