Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The end of the road Part 2

This has now also come for Becky (Monza red Acclaim HL). I have had this car for 7 years and I have to face up to the fact that I'm never going to be able to put this car back on the road so I've come to the decision to dismantle this car for spares. I could take her apart and store the parts in the garage but I don't want to be stuck with parts I may not need for years if ever. I could be moving to another place which has no garage. The solution - get a few Acclaim enthusiasts together who can strip the car right down in a day and in return they can have whatever parts they need for free. Simples! I have participated in such a stripdown so I know it is possible.

Because of this possible move I'm going to have to put Blue up for sale. This is a 46,000 mile Acclaim CD Triomatic in a fetching shade of Zircon blue. The car will need some welding to the sills, an overhaul of the braking system (new pads, shoes, discs and fluid), a battery, new ignition parts and fresh fluids but is complete and original.

Friday, August 24, 2012

The end of the road

No it isn't quite THAT bad. Today is the last day of Brown's current MoT and with no job and the associated lack of income (literally ZERO income) I am unable to put this car through the test. Ironically, the car is in better shape than when it passed last year but I can't do anything when I've no money. On a slightly more fortunate note, Becky II is still road legal but I can't afford fuel so I'm not much better off and any major job could also take this car off the road.