Trouble in paradise: the gearbox turned out to make a very awful noise when changing gears. It was revised by a “specialist” in the eastern part of Holland. So I decided to take the engine and gearbox out of the car again, replace the gearbox for the old one and mount everything back together.
Here you can see the result of the engine put back together after the revision of the heads, fitting the Big Bore Kit and the filler neck and the exhaust and inlet manifold fitted with the correct torque applied. My Ami 8 engine renovation is now finished. And a picture of the engine with the […]
When I removed the engine from the engine bay, I noticed the fan case of the engine needed some love and attention too; the paint was faded and the metal rusty in certain areas. Because I’m a sucker for nicely painted stuff, I decided to paint this part as well. But then began the mighty […]
While I was waiting on some parts for the engine upgrade, I painted the inner fender that I bought from the Dutch Ami Club. I removed all the factory transportation paint with a 3M Scotch Brite strip disc. Then I removed all dust and dirt with a mild thinner and then spray painted it with 2k […]
Back in 2004 the internet was not that populair to find vintage cars. I found a nice Ami 8 berline in the color bleu petrel in Paris on Anciennes.net. It belonged to madame Lemaire. So got the car as a present from her late husband. Her daughter found her mother to old to drive the […]
There’s only one brand of tires that should be fitted on a Ami 8 in my modest opinion, and that’s a Michelin tire. Not only because of the handling on dry and wet roads (perfect), the quality of the ride (perfect) but also because they look really good on a Citroën. An Ami 8 just looks better […]
On all Ami8’s this is a pretty sensitive area. Also on my Ami8. The left side was ok, but the right side seemed more like crisps. I replaced the damaged areas with excellent repair parts from 2CVKeza run by Janez Kesmah which are distributed by the Amivereniging Nederland (Dutch Citroen Ami club).
I decided to give the website some attention, but accidentaly erased the database. Oh well…. might as well start over again!