Helped My Son the other day Rescue (drag out) this Mk1 out of a hidden down hill drive way, the cars been grown in for 7 yrs!, I think the owners kids had been dancing on the roof!! it was the only part of the car you could really see at first viewing, anyway the owner cleared the hedges an undergrowth and We arrived mob handed, Transit van an trailer, Landy 90 with winches an set about dragging it out the garden, the tyres pumped up but wheels seized!, a few lump hammer whacks and we were rolling, 20 yd drag up hill with the winch then the Landy pulled it out on the road and We got it on the trailer, back to My Son's work yard We set about seeing if it would have any life?, batteyr on we had some ignition an lights but engine would not turn? seemed solid!!!!!, anyway it had oil and clean antifreeze in it so plugs out sprayed loads of anti sieze down the bores an decided time to wrap up, put tools away an I thought lets just try the key one more time? Hey up the bugger spun over an gave oil pressure!!!!,
plugs back in but no fire, turned out the small carbon brush in the dizzy had fell out (prob why the car got parked up in first place?), repaired dizzy cleaned points, air filter off and spun engine again, with some brake cleaner the bugger only went an fired up, put some fuel in it unsiezed the accelarator pump on the carb and hey presto within 2 hrs of rescue it was now running and actually driving!!!!!
pics an vids to follow, now the question is what route to take with the car?, I told my son i have a Mk3 cortina 2.0 pinto an box he can have so lets RWD it, He's thought about it but not sure He'll go for it?, we'll see later ay.
He has since give the car a clean and looking like a bit of welding at battery tray next to turret and a foot patch on Passenger rear door sill, hardly any rust at all!!!!!