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    G. O. Canadien Le Club 404

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  1. When the time comes I will have the odometer set to match the actual miles (about 83,000 right now) but when the car is first put on the road she’ll likely have the original instrument panel.
  2. Thanks! Last week I got the matching 12V oil pressure gauge! Now they all need a cleaning and I have to make up a plate to mount them (and 5 warning lights too).
  3. Mike T

    Peugeot 404 VIN registry

    Update: 4597929, Coupé Injection, 20 janvier 1966, Rouge, Cuir Blanc, A vendre Juillet 2018, 26.900 Euros, CHATEAUNEUF-SUR-ISERE FRANCE 4496208, Cabriolet Carburateur 1963, Rouge Capanelle 1033, Possible parts car, originally Bleu Ciel 1041, post-1966 front turn signals, ATHENS GRÈCE 6802068, Cabriolet Injection 1968, Blanc Arosa 1132, Cuir Noir 2000, A vendre Juillet 2018, 33.000 €, Hard top, VION FRANCE 6800254, Coupé Injection 1967, Bleu Métallisé, Cuir Rouge, For sale at 28,950 Euros July 2018 GALLERY AALDERING, BRUMMEN PAYS BAS 4596044, Cabriolet Injection, 14 avril 1965, Rouge Capanelle 1033, Cuir Naturel 2034, Moteur carburateur, AV Août 2018, 44.900 Euros, pas de sigle Injection, compteur 190 km/h, clignotantes AV 1967-68, ex-(F) 1754 PS 41, LA BAULE FRANCE Total : 2157 !
  4. I do have an oil pressure gauge to match now....and.... What a fun day! OK not really. I managed to get the passenger door lock installed and working, something that eluded me last time. Then I put the side glass in and tried rolling it up, and the cables were binding on the winding drum so it would not go up more than halfway. Recognizing that the previous installation was not done properly :( , I had to take it out. The drum that has the cable windings on it was a total mess, a rat's nest of tangles. I spent about 90 minutes doing random stuff to it like un-looping cable, not fully knowing what I was doing. But in the end I got the drum wound properly - one end of the cable on one side of the drum and the other end on the other, with five windings of cable over the drum in between. Holding it carefully I reinstalled it in the door and then installed the glass again (1 hour's work there) and it works!
  5. The photo above is of a Jaeger sports instrument panel for the 404C that was sold as an accessory in the 1960s. I have wanted one for a long time, but they are rarely for sale and when they are, the cost is very high, 1000+ Euros. So I have been looking to make one myself, using Canadian versions of these same gauges from the same era (or just afterwards, late 1960s). In this case I have put together five of the six necessary gauges, as shown below: The speedometer with trip odometer is from a Renault 8 Gordini, Canadian version, as are the battery and temperature *F gauges. The rev counter is from a Renault 8S from Canada, which has a redline at 6200 RPM which is about correct for a 404 Injection. The fuel gauge is also from the 8S, but identical to that fitted to the Gordini. Now all I need is an oil pressure gauge to match, and them to make a plate to receive all the gauges. However, when the 404C is first assembled I will be using the original instruments. This one will be added a few years later.
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    Peugeot 404 VIN registry

    For sale on Leboncoin at this moment, thanks to the owner for the photos: 4599266, Coupé Injection 1966, Bleu Foncé 1057, Tissu Gris Clair, A vendre Juin 2018, 23.000 €, LA ROCHELLE FRANCE Total: 2153 !
  7. Here is the back side of the mechanisms that are now in my door.
  8. Hi Goce, 3.53 metres is the length of the cable in the 404C door, so if that happens to be the same as a Lada or Fiat of any type, I would be interested (as a spare part)!
  9. Mike T

    Peugeot 404 VIN registry

    An early Coupé Injection - from 1963 - it seems to have been living rough for a number of years: 4591220, Carrosserie 2074, Coupé Injection 1963, Gris Graphite 1055, Simili Rouge, Auction in June 2018, car has no engine hood or windscreen, poor condition, auction coming in June at TALMA Enchères, NANTES FRANCE Total: 2152 !
  10. Looks similar and in the 404C it even says FIAT on the mechanism. But the cable length is different. That’s Pininfarina for you!
  11. Today I finally resumed work on the 404C after about two months! The passenger door side window winder cable went in beautifully, and after winding the handle back and forth several times, the cable settled and the winder did about 8.5 complete revolutions. OK, good! So then the driver's door, with the winder given to me by Nick Angiuli from Florida went in. It seems that it was sort of wound improperly on the drum because I could only get 5 turns in. So I removed it again and wound it back and forth with the cable tensioned over a round metal part of my vise. Eventually I got 8.5 turns and then carefully held the cables near the drum while reinstalling. Mounted in the car, it had 8.5 turns to the handle! Woo-hoo! The next stage is to get new tracking for the window glass and then to attach the window carriers to the cables. That should be a bit of work, but I am not dreading it like I was today's job.
  12. Mike T

    My 89 MI16

    Yes, the load rating for our 405 DL was low too, around 400 kg, which we exceeded a whole lot. The car never bottomed out (because it wasn't lowered!).
  13. Yeah that car looks haggard. Nothing that twenty five grand in a good body shop wouldn't help with. Serious.
  14. Mike T

    Fog Light options

    A pair of Oscar+ would look good on a 505.
  15. Mike T

    Peugeot 404 VIN registry

    Updates: ( no photo ) 6801368, Coupé Injection 1967, Blanc Arosa 1132, Cuir Noir 2000, In restoration 2018, imported from France, MAINE USA ( no photo ) 6802632, C Injection 1968, DieselWely Brenner GmbH is looking for engine parts May 2018, whether it is a Cabriolet or Coupé is not known to us right now, LUDWIGSBURG/OSSWEIL GERMANY 4670704, Cabriolet Carburateur 1968, Gris Clair Métallisé 1162, Cuir Noir 2000, For sale May 2018, MARSEILLE FRANCE 6802137, Carrosserie 15342, Coupé Injection 1968, Rouge et Noir, Skai Noir 3000, Inactive since 1977, soon to be restored, CHATEAUROUX FRANCE For sale right now at Brescia Classics, price upon asking (!): 6801064, Carrosserie 13878, Cabriolet Injection 1967, Gris Clair Métallisé 1162, Cuir Marron, for sale, HEERHUGOWAARD NETHERLANDS Total: 2151 !