Canadian 404C restoration

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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mike Tippett » 14 maart 2019, 06:28

The seats went to the upholsterer 11 days ago, to be redone in dyed-through light grey leather with natural grain (not embossed) and they will be fitted with heating elements.....which will necessitate a better alternator than the standard 400W SEV-Motorola unit the car came with.

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I bought a different set of rubber isolators for the wiper motor and drive, because it's in a colour that more closely matches the latex rubber original.  The pale red ones in the photo will be used in the 404C and the others will be spare parts.  All the red ones are in what seems to be silicone rubber so should handily outlive the originals.
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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mike Tippett » 17 maart 2019, 03:31

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I finally got the steering column mounted. Instead of the flector I used a Paulstra Septor for the pinion link.
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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mike Tippett » 01 apr 2019, 04:01

The handbrake cable and control were assembled and mounted today, along with the pedal box.

The worst part of the whole operation was discovering that the buttress under the driver's side, which is a Peugeot original, has a captive stud that is about 6 mm too short to hold the metal handbrake sheath under the driver's floor. So I had to remove the brass clamp and reduce its thickness by about 3 mm on both sides using a Dremel and files (good old engineering on this part, with massive redundancy) in order to get it on.

The pedal box was dead easy of course and the stuff under the car was as well.

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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mike Tippett » 06 apr 2019, 03:47

The front seats have been reupholstered by Geoff Chrysler.

Very nice: natural grain dyed through light grey "Hyde" brand leather, with heating elements (I'll need a better alternator than it came with to power that!). Parts of the headliner (also redone by Geoff) are visible in the foreground.

His next task is redoing the rear bench, which has a fold-down armrest. I may get the parts in the photo this coming Monday.

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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mike Tippett » 23 apr 2019, 04:24

I whipped the Kugelfischer injection pump and head off today.  I'll bring the pump with me to Britain next week for calibration and new seals, and the head seems good with no fine cracks between valve seats, although I have a new one to use.  The liners have a nearly undetectable lip at the top so could be reused, but won't be, because I have new ones.

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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mike Tippett » 28 apr 2019, 07:45

My Kugelfischer KF2 injection pumps - the one from the car is second from left.
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The stainless steel trims from front and rear windscreens as well as the back of the roof buttresses.
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Rear bench seat in light grey leather.
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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor Mockenrue » 29 apr 2019, 00:46

Fabulous, Mike !
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Re: Canadian 404C restoration

Berichtdoor tomtom » 02 mei 2019, 21:49

looking GOOD! And plenty of pumps to choose from :D
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