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  1. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Hi Chris Thanks for the proposal. Would you like to let me know the details on a PM? (and also keen on the airbox...)
  2. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Not yet removed alas.... I wonder if I have to remove this main nut on the box in place to ease the removal from the ball joints
  3. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    I definitely need to procure a workshop manual and a parts manual.... I see most manuals for sale on internet are for 66 and later. Is it worth it or should I absolutely strive for "early models" manuals?
  4. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Steering box unbolted Then the ball joints are stuck Replacement Box ready but first remove the one in place… Found this loose in the engine compartment beneath the Steeering Box, I suppose it’s a forgotten fixing bracket of some kind, looks like an adjustment screw, any ideas ?
  5. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Yesterday was a mishap : Travelled all the way from home to my garage where the P6 is sheltered with a key target in mind for the day : start that engine... First I was able to ascertain the polarity thanks to all good comments received here. So it is wired as negative earth with CB contact on...
  6. marc78

    Change of Tyre size ?

    Hello, At some point I will need to get new tyres and I looking at the Michelin XAS... Probably on the dear side but I guess are top quality and correct for period (launched in 72)
  7. marc78

    New member seeks model clarification

    Hello, I am also after this book and found on eBay both from James Taylor a paperback version 2012 cover shows a red (V8 I think) right side a hardback version 1993 cover shows a yellow TC from the front I am not sure which one to pick though...
  8. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Hello Chrisw, Thanks very much for the proposal. I will take the filter out, take more pictures and take it from there...
  9. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Got it!
  10. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    And now for question N°5, it is about the air filter box : it looks like it's been shaken to a point where it needed some welding at some point in time... The casing feels like a little wobbly and I suspect air could enter on the outer side of the metal casing. I guess this would prevent from...
  11. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Hello! Not sure to understand the latter part of your answer... why need 2 dipsticks?
  12. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    I found two plugs to drain the sump.... The left one, I was able to remove and nice old black oil poured out in reasonable quantity. The right one i.e. on the same side as the clutch slave cylinder) which according to owner's manual is the only one mentioned for oil change purpose, I could not...
  13. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    So this means that I need an LHD box full stop, trying to fiddle an RHD into an LHD is a nogo, correct?
  14. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    My 3rd question relates to the steering. As previously mentioned in my initial presentation post, the reason for the sale by previous and sole owner of the car (actually the grand son of the owner) is that back in 1990, he found himself in awkward maneuvering to avoid hitting a wall or falling...
  15. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Lovely thank you both, all clear to me.
  16. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Hi Demetris, Excellent suggestion, thanks! Here is the coil, I am not sure which connection is live feed and negative terminal : SW or CB??
  17. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Question 2 relates to ignition lead contactors to plugs that are shot. I wondered if the HT lead cable set 2,5 m long cable for sale on JRW***** website together with screw on plastic rings on cap end are fit for this purpose (1964 is really early with metal ends towards the plugs).
  18. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    So here is a first basic question aiming at the first target i.e. firing the engine : 1. Which battery : Following some internet indications, I procured a BOSCH S4 024, with + on the right (i.e. with + and - on the edge towards me when facing it). But it's not OK since the + is on the left as it...
  19. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Oh no:eek: Actually if I recall well I attached it to the suspension arm
  20. marc78

    Coolant Capacity?

    Thanks for your replies and Yes, I did not spot the V8 reference!
  21. marc78

    Coolant Capacity?

    Hello, Reviving this thread since I have the very same symptom when draining the P6 2000: I have opened both the radiator plug underneath and the engine tap on the right side, and when refilling, at 4 liters, it overflows. I would be interested to know the outcome of above story and also a...
  22. marc78

    OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

    Hi Cobraboy, I wish I did not pull that knob... but I did as a child would with a new toy, right?... So an O ring has to come on my shopping list then, thanks a lot for the hint!
  23. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Hi John, I have no idea yet and this is certainly the first time I see this type of cage or shroud, no matter the car. It's for sure a bummer when it comes to snap off and even worse snap back on the distributor cap:confused: Inside the distributor though looks so much identical to a LR serie...
  24. marc78

    OCC 469 - restoring & running a "sharkstooth" 2000

    Part of my discovery journey last week end as I was busy cleaning the fuel line from carburetor backwards. I was done with the fuel pump and going further, I find this enigmatic T junction : 2 lines into 1, hemmm... What the heck is this? Humm, a pull cable?.... let's have a look...
  25. marc78

    1964 French "Sharks Tooth" 2000

    Hello, After my initial presentation 'French touch', opening a dedicated thread to this car's new life seemed then next thing to do. So I am Marc from France and I have come to realize I have a « sharks tooth » car, is that right ? And here is the beginning of the adventure : Sept. 23rd 2019 ...
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