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  1. English being a germanic language we have the same "Gut feeling" phrase in our language cheers Alan
  2. My 3A is called Smurfette or Schtroumpfette in French , simply because when a friends girlfriend saw it after it was painted she said in a very loud voice " Wow elle est super jolie et de la même couleur que Schtroumpfette" (she is pretty the same colour as Smurfette) My daily driver a 2003 Citroen Berlingo is called the grandad-wagon cheers Alan
  3. I didnt go anywhere but my son and his girlfriend borrowed the 3A to attend a local meeting
  4. Looks like a very nice car for a restoration project keep us updated. Restoration posts are among my favorite on the forum cheers Alan
  5. I have to say I love magenta as a colour it is just so 70's
  6. Hello Blair Welcome to the Forum, I am also a French based forumite who lives in the south west ( where all the best wine comes from ) not far from Bordeaux if I can be of any help just let me know cheers Alan
  7. Kiwifrog

    Car Films

    thank you Hamish fantastic films
  8. Just noticed I am 33 on this one just next to Jean, the worst thing is I only twigged because my name is on my tee shirt, 22 is Chris59.
  9. Life Sucks, Diane and Alec are both characters in their own way , and I use the present term, as even though Alec has gone to the big race in the sky his and Dianes help advice and just good common sence helped me out when I was having a Sh1t time. Alec and Diane helped me more than they know even though I let them down. I know Alec is up there arguing the merits of the Audi Quattro with St Peter or wherever Athiest petrolheads end up and when the time comes I know Diane will join him because they are both the best examples of kind helpful people I have known in a while, even if they hav
  10. I always thought the output on a mig was around 20 to 30 volts dc, it should be impossible to get a shock unless there is a fault with the welder ?
  11. Well done Andrew, blow the cobwebs off of VUX (got my cars confused )
  12. Normally in France you are only obliged to pass a pollution test in a petrol car if it was registered after the first of octobe 1972 Peu importe le carburant consommé, le contrôle anti-pollution concerne : Les voitures à essence mises en circulation à partir du 01/10/1972, Les véhicules diesel mis en circulation à partir du 01/01/80. cheers Alan
  13. I have moved my coil from the mount on the engine to the inner wing as it does get hot over here and coils dont like it very much Cheers Alan
  14. Hi David Welcome to owning a sidescreen and to the forum. To help date your 3A, my car that i imported to france from the US was built on 28 July 1961 and the comission number is TS 783XX-L (the last two X's are numbers but I dont like giving them away on an open forum) It was registered in the US as a 1962 car. The engine number is about 300 higher than the comission number. I rebuilt the motor to TR4 spec at 2.2 litres and a later head, and as you have found out you cant drive them and not smile. cheers Alan
  15. Richard I will not order from moss’s website as their shipping costs are horrendous. If you ring up the London branch and order over the phone they will normally send small parts by Royal Mail for a very reasonable price. I always find trshop London has the lowest international shipping. Last time I tried moss Paris their prices were much higher than moss uk cheers Alan
  16. I would recomment Christians seal, it would be next to impossible t install it without the mandril, I made my own mandril from Aluminium using a friends lathe as when the kit first came out the mandril dimensions were available. PM Christian on here (MadMArx) to see if they are still available cheers Alan
  17. I used to occasionally down a pint or two at the Frog and radiator in Grenwich
  18. Did the same with my 3a more permanent than waxoil and can be treated with waxoil after if you want for belt and braces
  19. Happy birthday Diane cheers Alan
  20. Its got to the point in my garage where I am having to hang things from the celing
  21. France has just closed down all shops except foot and chemists, all bars, restaurants,night clubs etc. this after announcing on Thursday the closure of all schools, colleges and universities! Thank god for Netflix cause there will be not a lot else to do for a few weeks :(
  22. John i live in the Dordogne and 98 with 5% is getting harder to find , as I was replacing the fuel lines as part of the resto I thought it would pay to future proof the car cheers Alan
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