Could I please ask for some hints and tips related to my recently purchased 2CV?
I have just returned to Australia from a small stint in the UK. We landed on Thursday.
I wanted to surprise my wife on our 10th anniversary with a 2CV to use at home (we had one as a wedding car). I bought the 2CV unseen from Perth and had it shipped and registered in Melbourne.
The 2CV had been described as restored. I wasn’t expecting concourse, I think I can now say it has been “sympathetically” restored.
The motor was described to “run like a sewing machine”
It runs like an absolute pig. I picked it up yesterday. It doesn’t idle at all, and is very very lumpy.
I suspected (and smelled) that it was running rich.
I took the plugs out this morning and they were black!
Put new plugs in with my fingers crossed. No joy :(
So, perhaps I need to pay some attention to the carb?
The mystery is that my friend who registered the car for me said it ran very well (like a 2CV) but very well.
So, before I tread down a probably well proven path. Can I please ask if there are any Melbourne based 2CVers that would like to share their knowledge or even pop around for a tea/coffee and look at a new 2CV addition to Victoria.