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  1. Ended the weekend at my friend Michel Verdier's home in Eure et Loir, and he let me drive his 1911 Berliet sedan several km.  WOW!  4 speed crashbox, top speed about 30 km/h and peak RPM about 1550.  Wonderful!





  2. About 5000 km in so far and four up with 4 people and luggage it's averaging 6.3 L/100 km lifetime with a combination of high speed driving on Autobahns and city....with some country road work.  I do like the car.....and tomorrow we lose two passengers and their stuff so the FE should improve.


    We should be at 7000+ km when the car is returned in 11 days.  More detailed info later.

  3. I've not, but it has occurred to me that making cheese from bear milk could be a good Canadian enterprise. 




    The trick is who will volunteer to milk the bear.......

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    At Reims-Gueux at a former racetrack


    The new model 208 is not for sale yet so we got a loaded run-out model of the old version.  It's very nice.  Some highlights:

    • 1.2L 3 cylinder 110 HP gas engine
    • 6 speed manual
    • glass roof (the whole thing)
    • air/tilt/cruise
    • reversing camera with distance settings
    • forward looking laser for distance control
    • and much more

    The car pulls like a train and so far 192 km/h is the top speed I've seen (120 MPH) but over 200 should be possible, to be tested tomorrow.  It's quiet, fun to drive and well made.  Cost of the car per day is $35.  Should get the L/100 average down to under 6 eventually, but the balls-out Autobahn driving has not been helping with that!

  5. Sandy and I are heading off to Europe Tuesday.  On Thursday AM we will pick up a new Peugeot 208 hatchback at Porte St-Cloud in Paris and be off on the latest ride around Europe and GB.  Although this is a smaller and much cheaper car than the sporty RCZ we had in 2014, it should be fun.  The car will be taken to GB and IRL as well.  So watch for a 208 on red French plates, if you're over there! 


    I'll report in more depth on the car in June when we're home.

  6. My Kugelfischer KF2 injection pumps - the one from the car is second from left.


    The stainless steel trims from front and rear windscreens as well as the back of the roof buttresses.


    Rear bench seat in light grey leather.

  7. 4599390, Carrosserie 11890, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Bleu Mendoza 1134, Cuir Naturel 2034, Pour vente aux enchères Avril 2019, estimation 22.000-27.000 Euros; Reprise en occasion « récente » il y a plus de 40 ans par un concessionnaire Peugeot, cette 404 cabriolet n’a plus bougé depuis ! Particulièrement bien conservée, c’est une « sortie de grange » exceptionnelle, ROUEN FRANCE


    4597334, Carrosserie 7709, Cabriolet, Injection 1966, Gris Clair Métallisé, Cuir Noir 2000, N° Carrosserie incohérent - elle doit être plus ou moins 459588x.  Frappe à froid inversé 4579334 !!  Vente aux enchères Avril 2019, estimation 38.000-45.000 Euros. Restauré, ROUEN FRANCE


    Total: 2222 !

  8. I whipped the Kugelfischer injection pump and head off today.  I'll bring the pump with me to Britain next week for calibration and new seals, and the head seems good with no fine cracks between valve seats, although I have a new one to use.  The liners have a nearly undetectable lip at the top so could be reused, but won't be, because I have new ones.




  9. A few more new ones: 

    6802203, Carrosserie 15460, Cabriolet Injection 1968, Purple, Cuir Noir 2000, For sale April 2019, lots of rust, needs new floors too, ex-Blanc Arosa 1132, ARRAS FRANCE

    4597940, Carrosserie 10002, Coupé Injection 1966, Noir 1000, Simili Noir, For sale at 4900 Euros April 2019, ex-Blanc Arosa 1132, needs lots of parts, for restoration, ST-DENIS-SUR-LOIRE FRANCE

    4708668, Carrosserie 15157, No. Pininfarina 91382, Cabriolet 1968, Noir 1000, Owned by the family since 1988, the VIN is of a Commerciale U6 but the cold chiselled number matches and appears original, Carrosserie number is correct for a Cabriolet as is the Pininfarina number stamped into the trunk floor, SÃO PAULO BRAZIL

    4590439, Carrosserie 1159, Cabriolet Injection 1963, Rouge Capanelle 1033, Owned by the family since 1988 should be restored soon - I am in touch with the owner, SÃO PAULO BRAZIL

    Total: 2219!