where are you from?
I am SO hoping the car will be ready before the winter sets in, but so many small details still need fixing…
Obviously, with an engine rebuild like this one, I will need at least 1000km of “rodage” before I can take it very far.
But as soon as next spring comes and the salt has been washed from the roads, I will be glad for any excuse to take this little french mamsel on steroids any distance it reasonably takes to make some heads turn and cry out for a look under the skirt, errrrrmmm, sorry rear bonnet.
I am so excited! The last time I drove that little coupé was 4 years ago and it was in a pitiful state.
The engine has now been rebuilt by a living legend in Simca racing engine preparation, he would kill me if I revealed his name on the internet. He is a real Simcawizard, making these old 80 hp engines with a 6800 rev limit go 140-150 hp @ 9500+ revs without breaking.
French cars have always been a passion of mine and my family and the prospect of owning one of less than 150 cars still on the road with 120+ hp rather than the meager 42 hp engine (which would make the car valuable, but not enjoyable) reminds me of the first time I successfully made a Block Eruptor USB miner produce BTC…