paulmanta Posted May 21, 2007 Share Posted May 21, 2007 Well I cant be stopped can I ? I have gone and done it again, I spotted a mk1 cav for sale on e-bay and i thought it needed a second look so i e-mailed the seller and he replied with his number and some photos, it looked very good in the pics and the seller was a really nice bloke so i thought about it for a bit (a good day or so) and then phoned him back to see if he would do a deal, he would !! so i did. Only problem was that the car was in East Grinstead, about 320 miles from me in sunny cornwall, so arrangements were made for Saturday and i got hold of a trailer and my fathers pick up truck, With the wife in the passengers seat off we went up the A30 and then the A303, we arrived after about 6 hours solid driving to meet Graham (the seller) and see the car. The car was dusty obviously had been unused for a very long time, Graham told me it had been in his barn for at least 10 years and it looked like it, after a good poke around including a VERY detailed look around the chassis legs, inner wings, battery tray sill ends and the bit behind the headlights i concluded that the car was RUST FREE !!!! no really, there is none, at all. I did the deal, loaded the car up on the trailer and after tea and a chat we set off for home, we stopped a few times and finally got back to Cornwall at 1.45am, very tired we just went to bed and left the car to unload in the morning. Well i say morning, i didnt emerge from my hammock till gone midday, and of course was curious t have a good poke about the new car so went down to my garage, I took it off the trailer and proceeded to give it a really good wash to get all the grime and dust off, once that was done i opened all the doors to air the inside out a bit and I had a look at all the fluids and condition of the engine and brakes etc, it all seems very good, i gave the engine bay a good going over with the TFR truckwash and the hose too as this was lagged in old oil and dust, the old oil seems to have been used all over to preserve the car and it really has worked. Fast forward to a slack half hour this afternoon and i drained out all the old engine oil and took the filters off, whipped the plugs out and sucked out the brake fluid reservoir, I did nt really want to start it up with the old oil in it so best to get it done now. I have a bit of a list of stuff that i need to make it a bit tidyer as the bodywork is a little battered around the edges, no rust but a few dings and dents and the bumpers have been "used" The front badge is missing and the clutch is slipping (discovered this while pushing it into the workshop, it was in gear and i was shoving it about on my own no problem) I dont suspect it will need much to MoT, maybe a few brake pipes and a fuel pipe i spotted that is suspect, get the lights working (they might work, i have not tried them yet) Other jobs include painting the wheels and giving it a deep clean inside and out. not going to get into the realms of bodywork as i am planning on selling this car on with Mot, it would be nice if i can get it to a condition that someone can use it and enjoy it, and if i can make a few quid on it then it helps to get my other projects done too. There are a few pics in my camera that i will try and get off the camera and up on here ! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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