Ok ive decided to try and keep track of my ongoings in the world of chod fettling.
Since swapping the Volvo 340 for the mk2 cavalier ive done a few miles in it and apart from the throttle sticking open once its been TOP motoring. I find it has a peppy and more refined engine than the similarly engined stanza, rides well and has precise handling, it needs a new rubber carb plate thingy as its started to crack making the idle pot luck until its warm.
Ive decided to start using this as a daily along with the bluebird for now until october. Should give me plenty time to sort out a couple of blebs, which brings me onto the bluebird.
Even though its not even on 30000 miles its starting to rust badly, since owning it its only been outside for one winter but still rusts for fun, a few bits ive known about now require attention, under the A pillar chrome caps revealed this,
Ive ground it down and treated it, its holed in places so will need welded but im going round the car trying to stop the rust getting any worse before winter.
Next was the bit of trim behind the back door,
Removing it revealed this,
Hhhmmm, wonder what happens if i attack it with a screwdriver?
Shite photo i know but for fuck sake!
Ground it down and lots of holes appeared, FOAD set up the welder and filled a couple of holes for me leaving me with a few more to do tomorrow.