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Jan 15, 2007 at 4:38 pm
Just put some bloody petrol in it!

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1989 Peugeot 205 XS (F560 VAD)

Last updated Jul 19, 2007  

Photo of a 1989 Peugeot 205 XS (F560 VAD)


Peugeot 205 XS that I bought for £51 last year to do up. Thought it needed a head gasket but in fact the engine was scrap so another one was put in with a fresh timing belt and clutch and with the head all cleaned up and valves ground in.

Very nippy and accelerative due to twin-choke carb and low gearing.


1360cc TU3S all-alloy engine. Solex 32-34 Z2 twin-choke carb. Stripped and rebuilt, mostly by Corin! New clutch, cleaned up head. Should be at around 85bhp (lively in a 730kg car)

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Sports seats, Front fogs, Split-fold rear seat, door pockets, dimmable instruments, cigarette lighter, coin holder, intermittent wipers, clock, body-coloured bumper sections. Might sound like essentials but my last 205 had none of the above!

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205 : 1 - 0 : Attrition

Well, the trusty 205 completed the toughest 400 miles it'll do for a while I think! First of all, I was horrendously late getting down to Bristol for the drive down to Chris's so the car was thrashed good and proper on the way down there - cruised just...

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All is well, for now...

Well, the dramatic tale of clamping I related in my last journal entry ended in a most bizarre way. I arrived at my car in the early morning armed with what I hoped were sufficient tools to dismantle my suspension and remove the clamp, only to find the...

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With my new engine and box weighing the rear of the car down greatly (£50 in the end, including alternator and carb - bargain!), my car has been imprisoned by some cowboy cockface under the name of Able Parking Services. I was parked behind WHSmiths in...

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