We soon started to enjoy the magic of driving an old car. Our newly acquired Peugeot was rather hungry.
We decided to feed it on the first petrol station. But nothing could prepare us for the sheer length of time it took us to fill it up. It seems somethings changed with progress, also some tubes, apparently.
The previous owner told us if we tried to fill it up too fast, we’d spill gasoline all over the floor making real mess on the petrol station. I therefore took no chances. It took just over five minutes.
Our Peugeot felt a lot better after we feed it. The drive was surprisingly good with just one wheel bearing making an interesting noise. we’d have to change it fast. We got more and more acquainted wit our 205 with every passing minute. Mateja decided our new companion needed a name. My suggestions, like baguette or croissant, were ruled out quite quickly.
My suggestions might have been bad, but at least Mateja found a perfect French name. The name worthy of our most recent purchase.
Our Peugeot 205 GL got well deserved easy to remember and to pronounce name. Pierre. I must admin the name was much better than any of my suggestions.
Our Pierre was making the drive to home look easy. However, with every kilometre passed we noticed more stuff that needed our attention.
The interior would need the most of it. The seats were extremely dirty and the steering wheel was quite sticky. Many, many things contributed to an interesting smell, but once smoked cigateretes and petrol were contributing the most of it.
The smell of petrol wasn’t only strong inside, but outside as well. All of the other drivers and local communities were able to enjoy the gorgeous smell of unburnt petrol for a good few minutes after we drove by.
I managed to conclude a couple of things… The first one is quite obvious. Our Pierre has a fuel consumption of a supercar without the performance bit, of course. The other one was even more obvious, perhaps. The air and fuel mixture was way too rich.
Newer cars have all sorts of bits and bobs installed which help with regulating the air to fuel ratio. There are sensor, injectors and maps on the ECU. Many information is needed for the system to work at it’s best giving the best air to fuel mixture.
Our Pierre has none of those things. No injectors, sensors or even, and I don’t think you’ll believe me, an ECU. The carburetor is making sure everything’s perfect and doing a rather poor job. I thought I might be able to adjust with a screwdriver and some internet.
In theory, of course. Every carburetor has some weird quirks and I didn’t even know which one was installed in Pierre. Oh, I also had no experience with this sort of stuff.
There were many other faults with our car. But we had plenty of time on our hands. We decided to do things right. Which meant slowly.
We also started learning other things. Such as multimedia stuff. We wanted to capture was we were doing. Mateja was doing all the camera work and editing. I was doing the mechanical stuff and tried not to look like an idiot on camera.
It was a big challenge as we never did this stuff before.
This is our first teaser. It’s in Slovene only, but you can try to learn it. If you’re up for a challenge, of course.