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Old 8th November 2020, 07:32
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Good news on the sale, they're getting a stunning car.
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Old 11th November 2020, 07:27
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Thanks for supportive comments everyone , I'm not getting excited over closing a deal on the A352. Given all the past disappointments I'll believe it when it's trailered away and I have a wad of 50s in my pocket.

Anyway, back to the Monaco. In yesterday's clement weather I enthusiastically marched down to the cave hopeful of making meaningful progress. I decided to go back to basics on the engine. I cleaned and reset the points, set the static ignition at 6 advanced and adjusted the throttle stop and idle mixture jet screws on the DCD to their basic settings. Using full choke she started instantly and after immediately moving the choke to the intermediate warm up setting she ran very sweetly - result. Unfortunately the brand new starter solenoid decided to ignore its 12v signal from the ignition switch so I had to use the button. I stared her again but this time the solenoid stuck on. Damn! I took it off, removed the rubber cover and liberally applied WD40 around the button whilst working it. I also gave it a couple of stiffish belts with a hammer. Replacement revealed an operative button but still no response to the ignition switch. I double checked both its earth and trigger voltage but no change . Hoping the WD40 might work its magic overnight I called it a day.

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Old 18th January 2021, 02:40
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Mick

Have you come across pictures of this ?







It may be a Monaco ?

Claims :- Race car maybe unique and complete with its original engine running 001300km in correct condition I do not do not know its history not a similar one in France nor to the strange c is a friend who inherited these relatives and sold it to me I sell it with regret. the rental lease of my non-renewable local sarrette I sell € 25,000 or exchange for vintage car for collector or youngtimers

Sorry if you have seen them before Paul
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To me, it looks bigger than a Monaco, or are the people small? I remember in the mists of time a magazine article where the creator of the Monaco said that he had based it on '50s specials. Maybe this one? I love it, 3 stud wheels, Citroen front wheel drive? Paul N more pics and info please!
By the way what is the body behind it?

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Old 18th January 2021, 21:23
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To me, it looks bigger than a Monaco, or are the people small? I remember in the mists of time a magazine article where the creator of the Monaco said that he had based it on '50s specials. Maybe this one? I love it, 3 stud wheels, Citroen front wheel drive? Paul N more pics and info please!
By the way what is the body behind it?
Sorry no ideas , I found it here :-

https://tricyclecaristes.1fr1.net/t8...es-automobiles

Roughly translated Museum of Horrors ! on a French Cyclecar site.

More Moss's ? https://tricyclecaristes.1fr1.net/t8...es-automobiles

The site it was lifted from is some sort of French Ebay type site ?

Paul

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Old 18th January 2021, 22:11
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And I thought we had weird cars! I'm going to have nightmares.
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Old 19th January 2021, 06:53
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Have you come across pictures of this?
Hi Paul

It's undoubtedly a Monaco, and it's one I hadn't seen before. Thanks for posting. Looking at the supplementary grilles and giveaway wheels I agree with Dpaz that it's 2CV or Dyane based. The body behind it looks to be a Lomax 223/4.

The three in the link are also Monacos, I like the one on wires, well disguised but clearly Spitfire/Herald/Vitesse/GT6 underpinnings.

I'll post a picture and the link on the Moss Owners FB page and await developments.

Regards, Mick
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I assume you have seen this ?

https://www.cmstores.com/en/vehicle/...300-for-sale-/



Some interesting ideas ?

Paul
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I assume you have seen this? Some interesting ideas?

Paul
Hi Paul

Apologies for delay in replying. That's a new one on me, thanks for posting.

Nice dash, apart from the flip up starter, too plasticky for my taste. Carpets, in a Monaco? Knuckle protection required with that gear stick position! At least it's X-Flow powered, rather than P*nto (swear word in my book). Shame there's not a rear view, are they mirrors on the back mudguards ?

I went with a friend and looked at a Ford (Fix Or Repair Daily) based one in Bristol about ten years ago. We dragged it out of the lock up on its flat tyres to find it was thick with rust, scary wiring, no engine or gear box, and a very tatty interior. Only the body was really worth saving. He wanted 450 so I took a pass on it.

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Old 23rd January 2021, 13:43
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Must agree about the starter switch and on the passenger's side. Not a lot of the tacho visible either. I love the handbrake all in all a nice car.
There has been a rough engineless Monaco on ebay recently would that be the same one? A lot of Ford engined kit cars are getting gutted these days, shame!
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There has been a rough engineless Monaco on ebay recently would that be the same one?
Hi Dpaz

No. The one we looked at was green and had been on the road. The Ebay one was red and didn't look to have been completed, let alone registered.

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