Thats great info about metric wheels Spacenut !
You've given me one more reason to make fun of the French
Despite the rainy weather today, I was very anxious to start the car and see what I have in my hands
Unfortunately, I had my first unsuccesful start up, and then the rain and wind got the best of me , so I called it a day
There is no fuel comming from the fuel pipes !
I took out the fuel hose that goes on the carburator, and a friend was starting the car for me. The only thing coming out of the hose was air ! I added up 15 litres of fuel in the tank - the same result.
Then I took out the fuel hose that feeds the fuel pump. I tried sucking fuel out of the hose, but again, all I could get was air and fumes !
So, I went as back as I could. I removed the hose that comes out of the fuel tank and onto the metal fuel pipe at the back.
I tried sucking out the fuel from there, and again... all I could get was air and fumes
The strange thing is that when I blew into the hose I could hear the fuel bubling in the tank
With the rain starting again, and a headache from the inhaled fumes, I called it a day
I need to take out the fuel tank so I can find the source of the problem. Either a cracked fuel hose on the tank or a very very dirty fuel tank inside
The good news are that I was able to take a look of all the rust problems inside out and under the car , and I have decided that I WILL restore this car after all
I also noticed that indeed all the bushes under the car are new, as well as a brand new exhaust system from the manifolts all the way to the end
Last, I very much doubt this engine has ever run since they rebuilded it ! The oil is crystal clear, the exhaust is clean, and even the silicon sealer on the exhaust gaskets is still clean