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Old 31-12-2017, 04:18 PM
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Great find!! Looking forward to some progress, it does look like it'll be a bunch of work
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Old 01-01-2018, 02:03 PM
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Very nice, welcome.
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Old 01-01-2018, 06:27 PM
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Looks terrific!
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Old 02-01-2018, 09:39 AM
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here are some more pictures guys.

You guys have some good leeds on where to find parts in Europe?
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Depends what you need - most comes from the USA.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:49 AM
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Ah right is the car Rhd Lhd
Lhd, manual box.
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:56 AM
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(I can't find the edit button to edit my previous post)
A little bit more information.
The car has been sitting for 20-something years.
We pumped up the tires and all 4 held pressure.
The rear right wheel was stuck at first, but once we pulled it onto the transporter the wheel came loose.

the engine compartment doesn't look all that great, with a great deal of surface rust.
My nephew (=mechanic) immediately said the engine has to come out to sort out rust issues on the chassis legs underneath the engine.

All break lines have to be replaced, all rubber parts have to be replaced.

First jobs for me are now
1) check if engine turns around
2) clean up the interior
3) (=actually priority 1) find a place where i can start work on it
4) this list is never ending

Are there some first checks you guys would do? Would you advice to try to start it before I take the engine out?

Thanks
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Old 02-01-2018, 12:28 PM
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You're a website forum member, not a club member - so you don't have an edit facility. Club members' names are shown in bold and in red.

I'd say be methodical in your approach, work your way through the fuel and ignition systems before trying to starting it. Check what's in the sump as well. Often it's just sludge!

Or you could just take the engine out if it's coming out anyway ... once out, inspections will be a lot easier, an you could start it (or attempt to) out of the car anyway.

Others more experienced will chime in here hopefully ...
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Old 02-01-2018, 01:27 PM
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.....................Check what's in the sump as well. Often it's just sludge! ......
Agreed.

Drain the sump and fill with 'thin' flushing oil if poss. for the start-up. Drain the float chambers too and the fuel tank, radiator. Check the thermostat etc etc.

The heater matrix may be leaking too after such a long 'lay-up'.

Your car looks very original I think it still has the rubber front spoiler doesn't it.
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Old 02-01-2018, 05:51 PM
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Drain the sump and fill with 'thin' flushing oil if poss. for the start-up. Drain the float chambers too and the fuel tank, radiator. Check the thermostat etc etc.

The heater matrix may be leaking too after such a long 'lay-up'.

Your car looks very original I think it still has the rubber front spoiler doesn't it.[/QUOTE]

Yup, rubber front splitter(spoiler thing) is there.
'thin flushing oil'.. would you say something like 5w30?
I would feed fuel with a small tank right into (empty) carburetors
and indeed etc. etc a lot of checks.
maybe its better to not try and let the engine run.. we'll see
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Old 02-01-2018, 06:10 PM
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Is it necessary that it runs? Surely if it turns that is enough for now maybe ... if it runs, it runs, and then what? You'll turn it off! I am sure the fuel and ignition is going to get a good going through anyway - depends what your plans are for the car I think ...

You could try and do a compression test at least ...
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Old 02-01-2018, 10:19 PM
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...'thin flushing oil'.. would you say something like 5w30?..
Perhaps something like this:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/c...yABEgK9G_D_BwE

If it was me I'd like the challenge of getting it running. Others may not think it wise.
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:07 AM
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Perhaps something like this:

https://www.eurocarparts.com/ecp/p/c...yABEgK9G_D_BwE

If it was me I'd like the challenge of getting it running. Others may not think it wise.
True.. just challenge of getting it to run. we'll see soon.

Other question.

Do you guys know what this (attachment) is ? Its in the front bumper
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Old 04-01-2018, 10:31 AM
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Looks like someone stuck an aftermarket airhorn in there!
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Old 04-01-2018, 12:02 PM
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+1 Airhorn compressor.

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