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  1. 1956 Oldsmobile 4 door sedan. Nothing quite like  seeing a cloud of smoke suddenly appear from under the car while on a freeway and being unable to get to a berm quickly. Extremely unnerving to turn the key off and have it INSTANTLY go silent. I had just changed the oil (teenager) and didn't get the gasket set right on the filter canister. Luckily after cooling down, being towed, refilled with oil, it ran better than it ever had. 

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  2. On 8/24/2021 at 4:31 PM, ramair said:

    Scuba nut, thank you for the compliment, actually the only reason it has moved along is the example others have set on this forum along with their help and advice.  Having a best friend that restores cars for a living is pretty important also.  I had to laugh when I read your quote “I hope you live long enough to drive that car”, I hate those backhanded compliments. 
    A good response might be “I hope you live long enough to see me driving my car and my smile thinking of what I accomplished “ oh by the way I am 63 and feel that I need to pickup the pace.  I have 10 more projects I want to finish and using that last one as a example I will have to live another 500 years! I will include a picture of my next project

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    Tell me what this is! 

  3. On 8/24/2021 at 4:31 PM, ramair said:

    Scuba nut, thank you for the compliment, actually the only reason it has moved along is the example others have set on this forum along with their help and advice.  Having a best friend that restores cars for a living is pretty important also.  I had to laugh when I read your quote “I hope you live long enough to drive that car”, I hate those backhanded compliments. 
    A good response might be “I hope you live long enough to see me driving my car and my smile thinking of what I accomplished “ oh by the way I am 63 and feel that I need to pickup the pace.  I have 10 more projects I want to finish and using that last one as a example I will have to live another 500 years! I will include a picture of my next project

    D7EF31A8-08CD-44FA-ACBE-CF5F44A68B52.jpeg

     

    Tell me what this is! 

  4. I hate "Go juice." I hate hearing "I've got 370 coats of clear over my 89 coats of color over 40 coats of primer." Ok - Love your car but the excessive bragging is a real turnoff - especially when the factory paint on my car looks better.

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  5. On 6/29/2021 at 7:10 AM, sebastienbuick said:

    I apologize for not being able to help you, but I'm glad your problem is resolved ! :)
    So the car is running well now ? :) 

    No apologies necessary! You've always been great help and I value your interest as well as all of your wonderful contributions to these forums! Tres bien!

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  6. Hello all! Just a quick, but sincere, thank you to Peter R. for locating and sending a carb body from Switzerland for this 2cv. Swapped the internal parts, installed it on the car, and off I went. It runs better than it ever has and it appears my problems (at least this batch) are solved. Thank you again Peter!

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  7. Sebastienbuick and PeterR for the most recent help with my 2cv. With the world seemingly falling apart, it's comforting to sit down in the evening and share a bit here with others from around the world. I didn't know Cadillac Carl beyond reading his postings but was quite saddened to hear of his passing. It appears that one can sorely miss someone whose words were the only real connection.

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