Not so fond of my vintage car today

May 18, 2020,13:13 PM

Last year I had to pull my *&%*&^$^& fuel tank out due to bad hoses (ruined by age & new fuels)

It's a terrible job (made especially aggravating since after a few years Citroen removed the access port in the floor that allowed you to reach these things from inside the car under the back seat.

At least the tank and hoses and wires were clean this time, since I've not driven it off-road or on any long journeys since then.

Then the fuel gauge stopped working and we ran out a few weeks ago. I swore "No More of This!" and ordered a new sender which amazingly was available.

Today I had to go down to Harbor Freight and give myself an early birthday present "alloy floor jack" as my old one from Sears in 1985 blew up.

After making a lap down to the gas station with my truck to fill up cans of gas, and restocking the tank at home, I went out for a ride.

Only a vintage car guy would appreciate the thrill of a working fuel gauge (everyone else takes them for granted).


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The incomparable charm of vintage cars. I had a damn fu... leak in my water hose. The damn fu... ventilator propeller cut it. With the lockdown, one month to find a new one and to solve my

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-13:23
Ventilator propeller issue... But I cannot blame my good old Volvo, as I didn't live so many issues. Best, and enjoy! Nicolas

If misery loves company, you're . . .

 By: Dr No : May 18th, 2020-13:26
. . . in good company. ;-)

LOL 👍 [nt]

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 18th, 2020-14:12

That is a tiny gas tank!

 By: patrick_y : May 18th, 2020-14:04
Beautiful CV! You're lucky that you're so handy!

Modern fuels 🤬....

 By: Cpt Scarlet : May 18th, 2020-14:16
Slowly destroys your car from within.

Another vintage french beauty

 By: Antares : May 18th, 2020-14:37
here in need for helping hands. Wonderful how different French cars were in that era. Regards from Spain my friend. ...  

Lucky you! [nt]

 By: amanico : May 18th, 2020-21:43


 By: Mary Anny : May 19th, 2020-05:02
My mohter owned three Dyane, first one was a 4! I learnt to drive (more or less) on one of those dancing cars. I see you even keep old ITV stickers! Enjoy

It's 5.5 gallons, thank you very much [nt]

 By: cazalea : May 18th, 2020-17:02
That's about 180-200 miles between gas stations

Awe… Nobody has mentioned the jumpsuit! The car is ok, but the Jump Suit!!! (Actually, that is the damned most fashionable beach wagon I've ever set eyes on. Fan-xxxxxxx-

 By: halgedahl : May 18th, 2020-16:00
tastic, Mike!) Now I'd like to see you and the missus dressed the part and off for an ocean-side picnic. WooHoo! Fred

That, my friend, is a work outfit for dangerous jobs

 By: cazalea : May 18th, 2020-17:02
Like on the side of the highway in the midwestern winter, or in a boat's engine room while sailing along a dangerous coastline. With only two of us on this size boat traveling 1500 nautical miles, we tried to wear bright things JUST IN CASE because you do...