1.2 litre Berlina 1975 needs help
Hoping that a quick posting on here, on behalf of a friend and Sud owner, will shortcut diagnosis and repair, please.
As you'll see, neither of us is a mechanic, but feel that others on here may have had similar problems.
Main problem is a near cutout of engine when cruising at 55 to 60 mph. The engine certainly needs constant choke at startup and to allow driving until warm, after that, the tick over is just about dependable when stationary. Runs sweet under hard acceleration. First thoughts are dirt from an ageing fueltank, and/ or fuel starvation due to airtight fillercap. Or, could we be experiencing an electrical fault?
Also, the gearbox sounds very dry during driving and the clutch doesn't permit easy gear changes.
Where could we start to look for electrical, clutch and gearbox parts for Suds, please?
Many thanks for any advice and help.