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1953 Citroen Traction
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Location: Lancashire

PostPosted: Thu Apr 29, 2021 9:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Didn't use the Traction on Drive it Day, but together with a couple of other classic car owning friends, we did a drive to Ribchester up the Ribble valley one weekday, when the roads were quiet, and had lunch in the garden of the Potters Barn café in the village. A nice sunny day, only marred by the car's insistence on the return trip that it would only pull with the choke pulled out onto the fast idle setting.
Investigation at home showed all of the filters filthy and the float chamber and some of the passages in the carburettor full of a rusty brown sediment. All flushed out and the carb refitted, started up and it still hiccupped! Then I noticed that the vacuum pipe hadn't been plugged back in......

D'oh.

Still waiting for a proper proving run to make sure that the problem is solved. I have had some petrol pipes dissolve in recent months due to E5 fuel. Could this be the remains of the lining of some of these pipes? Or is a fuel tank overhaul indicated?
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