Back in 2005 I had sold the lovely light blue Ami 8 that I called “Lemaire”. I sold it to a good friend who was asked by a filmmaker to participate in a fun movie project. It was about a car that could only drive in reverse gear. They filmed a whole day on several […]
New interior upholstery in the Ami 8
It is not often that you see a Ami 8 with a renovated interior, because it’s a quiet costly affair to do it like original. Because Ami 8’s are not worth that much on the market, and these cars have the reputation of being a cheap classic car, it doesn’t pay off for most owners. […]
Faulty gearbox, everything out again
Trouble in paradise: the gearbox turned out to make a very awful noise when changing gears. It was revised some years ago by a “gearbox specialist”. When i contacted him, he just told me he had stopped doing this work and offered no compensation or help. Too bad. So I decided to take the engine […]
Ami 8 engine renovation finished – video!
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 […]
The magical brown color of seventies Citroën parts
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 […]
Inner fender stripped, cleaned and primerered
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 […]
An Ami 8 from Paris called Lemaire
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 […]
New Michelin tires on the Ami 8
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 […]
More rust at the tail
Ami 8 rear renovation
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 accidentally erased the database. Oh well…. might as well start over again!