I think we should probably give the Mighty Dacia its own thread.
In short, this car was purchased over the internet, then collected in Romania and driven 2500 miles to Wales.
Video of such exploits can be seen here.
It is a 1990 Dacia 1310 estate, which is, in effect, just a Renault 12 built in Romania. Lots of bits are locally sourced, including the Solex-knock-off carburettor. While it uses the later 1397cc engine, it is pretty much just a Renault 12 with a Romanian accent, and a bit too much plastic mascara.
Oddly, the radiator is Iranian.
The steering wheel looks like one from a Talbot. The seats are very comfortable, even after 2500 miles.
The drive back has already been covered, so let's focus on now. This morning started well.
I say that. The car wouldn't start. Again. I wonder if it's actually got the right carburettor. The fresh spark plugs fitted a couple of hundred miles ago are already sooty. I have played around with the idle mixture again, but leaning it off just makes it stumble and misfire. Air cleaner looks brand new and all pipework seems to be sound and in the correct place. It stinks of richness, which I guess old cars generally do, but my gut feel is it's going to spectacularly fail the emissions test.
Oh well. It's booked in for pre-MOT tomorrow. Still can't find the slightest hint of any rear seatbelt mountings, but there are other fails expected, which is why it's a pre-MOT. Need to see how big the problems are!