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Post by Sailor » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:17 pm

Out of our three garden ornaments, I was going to fix one of the Preludes first, but an H22a7 came up for sale.
Finally, after two years, we got the ATR running and legal.

Time for a shakedown cruise. Here it is in Germany.

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Post by sol-lude » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:39 am

Miss my ATR really wish I didn't break it now.

still remember polishing the headlights made such a massive difference.

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Post by Sailor » Thu Jun 13, 2019 11:44 pm

I wish I had broken this one now!

The car got us home OK, but the to-do list is getting longer by the day.
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Post by sol-lude » Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:25 pm

well it seems I may have located one that has sat for a number of years I may try to make an offer on...not sure the wife will agree but needs must.

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Post by Sailor » Tue Jun 18, 2019 1:10 am

sol-lude wrote:
Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:25 pm
well it seems I may have located one that has sat for a number of years I may try to make an offer on...not sure the wife will agree but needs must.
I would caution ... caution.

Depending on how the car was left, there are many issues to consider. Ours was left outside for 2 years. Among other issues:-
The atmosphere took its toll on brake, fuel and aircon lines.
The aircon radiator turned to dust, and I suspect the coolant rad has picked up pin holes at the same time.

You'll also find that:
Brakes will likely need complete replacement of discs, pads and calipers, especially if the handbrake was left on.
The fuel system, including the tank, may be full of foul jelly.
Electrical problems due to exposed connections could throw up some real head-scratchers.

I'm sorry if this sounds negative. I don' mean it that way. If you can save the car, I'll cheer as loud as the next person.


(Alternatively, you could save ours! It's very nearly very good and only 500 miles away from you ...)
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Post by sol-lude » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:47 pm

yeah even if it is too far gone I could make more than enough money back on it by breaking the parts as painful as that may seem some times there are just no other options.

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