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From the joy I reassemble the steering pump assisted then reassembled, and the alternator :) (do not pay attention to the dust on the chassis ^^)
 
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So next step, reassemble all the circuit of depression, the hoses, radiator, ... so that we can leave the engine turned :) 
 
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Hello everyone, here are some news of this weekend, with the reassembly of various parts.

I continued by the circuit of depression, after looking for a lot of time on old photos and the workshop manual, I normally find the right circuit of the circuit of depression (I have a little doubt still on the hose on the top left of the carburetor, I'll see it soon)
 
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Then I took care of this case
 
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After cleaning and testing, reassembly
 
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Then it's the turn of the air distributor that I made
 
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Reassembly is set up of the hose that goes to the black box
 
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After having cleaned it well and go to the Rustol, reassembly of the "brake / buffer" of the accelerator to the carburettor.
 
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I then took care of the hose that connects the radiator to the gearbox. On the two pipes, there was one in bad condition whose pipe was broken by disconnecting it from the radiator (this dates from 2013/2014) and I had this pipe redone in "aviation hoses".
And I took care of the second pipe this weekend.

So sandblasting
 
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So reassembling these two pipes that connects the radiator to the gearbox
 
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Then I took care of the "front face", after having passed anti gravel (I forgot to take photos :( ) down this room and the two "tray" (or there is the battery and  the shock absorber compressor), passage in glossy black paint
 
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Then turn the radiator. I had the radiator redone in 2014, but since the paint of the radiator has aged. So sanding
 
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Then paint (by the honeycomb I prefer to leave it like this)
 
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Then after preparing the ventilation nozzle, painting
 
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Then reassemble the ventilation nozzle with the radiator, and connect the hoses to the gearbox / radiator
 
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here is :) 
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On ‎5‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 11:27 PM, zipdang said:

You've been busy! Looking great! I had the 2cv van out yesterday and it always brings smiles to people who see me coming down the road.

 

Thank you very much zipdang :) , I still have some hoses to go up again and I'm looking for the original depression pattern, but impossible found :( 
I'm happy to see that the 2cv rolls :) , summer is coming and it will soon be time to roll our old cars :)
Have you been able to repair the dynamo?
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6 hours ago, JohnD1956 said:

 

Are you looking for the original vacuum hose routing diagram?  

Hello, yes indeed that's what I'm looking for.
The hoses (pipes) go to the head of igniter, carburettor, pipe of admission, ...)
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Then reassemble the small hose that connects the water pipe to the water pump
 
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Then to finish, reassembly of the hose of the top of the radiator.
 
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here, I will continue the work tomorrow :) 
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I can hear it running already!

 

I had my 2cv out the other day and had to be towed home. It started coughing, missing and backfiring before quitting altogether. I have not had time to work on it yet but a kind soul with a big pick-up truck was happy to pull me home. He thought it was great and took a bunch of pictures.

 

Keep up that progress! It's looking great!

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On ‎6‎/‎15‎/‎2019 at 4:34 PM, zipdang said:

I can hear it running already!

 

I had my 2cv out the other day and had to be towed home. It started coughing, missing and backfiring before quitting altogether. I have not had time to work on it yet but a kind soul with a big pick-up truck was happy to pull me home. He thought it was great and took a bunch of pictures.

 

Keep up that progress! It's looking great!

 

Thank you very much zipdang ;) , I continued to work on it this weekend, I will put other pictures soon :)
A thin, you are running out of gas with the 2cv? Or is it another problem?
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On ‎6‎/‎17‎/‎2019 at 10:54 PM, zipdang said:

I checked the gas first and it was fine. I haven't had any more time to work on it.

 

Agree, hoping it's not too serious :/
Good luck for the future :) 
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Good evening, some news from the Buick.
A colleague passed Saturday to give me a hand to finish the settings of ignitions / carburation. I put the Coolant, and made the levels of engine oil, gearbox and power steering.
Then the colleague has started to set the ignition with the technique of "the bulb" (connected a bulb on the - of the battery and on the + of the coil, then turn the igniter head by hand until the light bulb comes on).
Once done, we restart it and it does not go round. After almost 1h has set the ignition, test with the original coil, test the candle, ..., It is leaning on the carburetor.
The last time I drove (20 meters) with, I ran out of gas, and I tried several times to start it when there was more gas. Since then, once refueled, it does not turn around at all.
And we had to dismantle the carburetor and temporarily replace it with a box of candy ^^
 
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Then we removed the carburetor
 
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As a result, the filter has a lot of dirt, a lot of dust / dirt on the inside, two "needles" (if I'm not mistaken) to clog, another twisted, ...
I had already done the carburettor with a friend in 2013/2014, but it will have to redo a good cleaning, ...
 
Then carburetor cleaning
 
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I then stripped the party or this box the gasoline filter, which was rusting well.
I then have a nail polish to protect it
 
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Then once all clean
 
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It's good she turns round !!! :) :)  , we redid and reassemble the carburetor with the colleague, then I put the ignition, I pump to get the gasoline, I turn the key and VROUMMM !! :) , even cold engine runs very well with no vibration or other.
I'm really happy, one less problem :) 
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So I continue the bowl of the air filter with a good degreasing (no sanding by that there is a "valve" at the entrance of the bowl, and I do not want that sand enter the carburetor if it remains in it).
A few minutes after starting to degrease and remove the old paint I put in 2013, I find this reference that is certainly that of the bowl
 
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Then I discovered old traces of glue of a sticker of about ten centimeters
 
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On ‎7‎/‎26‎/‎2019 at 1:19 AM, GARY F said:

Great work and pictures.

 

thank you so much :) 

 

On ‎7‎/‎27‎/‎2019 at 1:41 PM, EmTee said:

 

Hello, thank you very much for the internet links :) 
How big is this sticker for sale?
What does "PP" mean? (... "Keep Your GM All GM Car" "PP" AIR CLEANER ...)
Thank you so much :) 
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On 8/5/2019 at 3:00 AM, sebastienbuick said:

How big is this sticker for sale?
What does "PP" mean? (... "Keep Your GM All GM Car" "PP" AIR CLEANER ...)

 

The new sticker is big enough to cover the area on your air cleaner housing where the adhesive residue from the old sticker is visible in your photo above.  I believe the "PP" is a code for the engine and car model.  Different GM models used similar stickers with different 2-letter codes.

 

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