The good news is that I have at last sold the little red Citroen 5CV, the bad news is that I have replaced it with a little blue car that goes much faster from the same country, more on that later.
Earlier I reported that the Sizaire was all ready to go, however that has not proved to be the case as she steadfastly refuses to leave the property. On reflection there was some missing and hard starting getting close to Sydney so maybe she has a burnt exhaust valve or the spare maggy has followed it’s partner in forgetting to spark regularly. Andrew has lent me his mag so must get to that once the Blue car gets a little less demanding.
The Darracq radiator is out for a re-core so hopefully will be back in time for the run to South Australia in October but then again I could use the Blue car for that.
Lastly the SM is still crunching going into 3rd and 5th especially not good when I am trying to sell it. The weird thing is that before the engine rebuild there was no crunching, so what has changed? All I can think of is oil or clutch, I tried a synthetic oil however if anything that made it worse, I have now some straight 90 weight oil to try so fingers crossed if that does not work it’s transmission out time. No wonder my tastes have changed to Vintage/Veteran motoring.