In five minutes I pulled the plugs and checked them, valve cover and checked that there was at least some lash, (didn't want to fry a valve on the drive home) Oil was see through clean, (so the second owner Grahem must have changed it when it came into his hands) tranny fluid bright see through red. I pronounced it "good to go for lift off" Brakes were mushy but E brake very good! About 15 miles toward home it starts running like shit on hills so pull over and disconnect the fuel filter and shake the gas out of it... ORANGE gas that is with lumps in it. Ran another 15 miles before I had to do again, but ran fine after. Eventually I had her to 60 MPH and even 75 on the level. One hill it easily did 85, thats MPH! This is a '74 so no metric Kms. Heater works, lights, signals even the DATSUN radio! WORKS! Okokok... pics:
The only damage is this crease (poorly fixed) in both doors.
As soon as I took this picture the fuel filter clogged and had to stop and clear it.
Cleared it twice but it ran good overall. Never have even seen or driven an L18 so a few firsts today. You guys have known all along what I've been missing! Oh yeah, ran out of gas 1Km from home, but it's just part of the adventure, right.
The second owner, Grahem is sending my a packet of info on the car when he locates it. It has the original bill of sale, tune ups,parts etc. The car was bought new in Victoria and stayed there until a few years ago... I'll wait and post more on this providence, later when I get it.
Edited by datzenmike, 19 December 2009 - 04:37 PM.