Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: United Kingdom
Re: What was I thinking?
Well I worked on it until 11.00 last night and to be honest it is not as bad as I originally thought, there is quite a bit of rust in the top part of the body but when I got it up in the air on one of our ramps, I was expecting a horror story but nothing, there is little or no rust at all underneath.
Engine stated and ran but not nicely, main problem was that the clutch peddle was sized sold, after a bit of looking worked out it was the slave cylinder, striped out top of the engine, air filter, distributor etc, everything was sized sold. I eventually got the slave cylinder out, to my surprise it is exactly the same as the one found on the V6 gearbox so I had one on the shelf.
Put it all back together with a load of WD40 and some grease, it is now up and running. I took it for a test drive (on trade plates), the only problem found on the test drive was a sized brake calliper.
The car drives well all things considered and is showing 67k miles which I believe is correct.
Made me feel like a student again, mucking about with old cars, now I must get on with some work.