So. Summer is looming, time for this to be recommissioned?
I really was hoping to have moved house this month. That would have meant two things. One I needed to drive it 25 odd miles to the new house, giving it a much needed run. Two it would/could live in the garage at home, making it easier to take out and do any work needed on it.
I did go up and see it last Thursday. It did look very sorry for itself. Dust and dirt has blown in through the top of the garage depositing all over it. The rust spots haven't got any worse though which is good.
Last time I took it out, it ran like crap once warmed up and lumpy/misfiring. I was thinking about this earlier and I wonder if that's because I did the tappets up a bit close (in an effort to quieten them). So once it warmed up the gap was a bit too small.
It also sounds like a bag of crap. Best way to describe it, is it's like a 30 year old Briggs and Stratton that has been run low on oil and never serviced. Quite embarrassing driving it along with it making such a god awful noise. Ideally it could do with a new oil pump and main+big end bearings. Hopefully that will increase the oil pressure a bit and make sure the top end gets some oil. Last time I had the cover off, it was running pretty dry up top.
All which I intend to do later but give it a drive first. However the house moving falling through and put a right spanner in those plans. If the 1100 was in a working and drivable state, it would be a lot easier as I can then just use the bastard MGB and when it inevitably breaks I actually have space to fix it.
I'll get something sorted soon.
Oldies: 1972 Austin 1100 2dr - Project Rust bucket, 1974 MGB GT - A stereotypical classic car.
Moderns: 2000 Boxster - New enough to drive sublimely but old enough to nearly feel like a classic, 2010 Aldi A4 - Owned to placate the wife on my crap buying.