so its been a while since i last update anyone on this thing still got it and plans to keep this thing but i was looking for another project recently and was keen on a Ke70 cause i really want one of the 55 shape and one of the 70 shape.
Anyway so in a nut shell i was giving the old 55 a look over yesterday as i don't often drive this thing much and it hadnt been started in a while so gave it a crank over and it still did but was very hard to get going .
Found out the Battery is slowly dying but i managed to get it to start and run it for a while, but when its not in use i take the battery terminals off so it doesnt drain it completely.
i have noticed that the motor looks tired and few leaks here and there so instead of buying another project car being thinking maybe spend the money and fix this up by that i mean total overhaul of the drive line and rebuild the motor or change the motor to something else but not sure what.
List of things that i would do
Remove motor and Gearbox then either find another motor and box or recon what is in the car (car is running a ke70 5 speed but its does grind a bit so it would need replacing or recon )
new gasket kit through out motor if i rebuild
new fuel pump
carby would need a rebuild
find some new extractors
clean and rebuild diff
tidy up interior
new wiring throughout (really bad to drive this in dark as lights are really bad and wipers are slow)
new wiper motor
possible new paint job
so got a massive project already and will take time to get it done will tackle one job at a time looking at buying spare parts and replace when refurbished eg ( buy another interior and get it re- uplostered before taking the old one out)
get another engine and rebuild it before taking the one in the car out as i plan to keep it on the road and want to have minimal down time
painting will happen at the end got a mate that will paint it and only take about a week or so to do
big plans and lots to things to do but it just takes time and money so now on the hunt for 55 parts more for driveline stuff and interior for a 55 coupe
WATCH THIS SPACE IN THE FUTURE any help would be much appreciated