Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Becky has gone & Blue is running again.

Due to a house move I'm having to reduce the fleet so I've decided to sell the two Acclaims that are on SORN (Becky & Blue). I'd listed Blue on eBay and Barry McGrath the Acclaim Guru offered to buy Blue and he has also agreed to take Becky away. Tonight he came up with his mate Dan and after a struggle we got Blue running. I had a suspicion that the fuel line was blocked but with the help of a compressor it was soon cleared. After putting the HT leads in the right order and robbing the rotor arm from Becky II Blue was running again. This car hasn't run so well in a long time. Becky was partially reassembled to appear more complete and once the rear brakes were freed off and some air put in the tyres she was rolling again. It took a bit longer than expected so Barry will be back at the end of the week to collect Blue. This gives me time to get Blue ready to be hooked up for towing away.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Blue is for sale

Due to an imminent house move with not enough room at the new place I'm having to put Blue up for sale. This car is the top-of-the-range CD with the Triomatic gearbox, has done 46,000 miles is complete and in original condition. The engine turns but won't run. I suspect that the fuel line is blocked. Becky should be able to donate her's. If this car doesn't sell I will put it on eBay. I also need to funds to take on a Vauxhall Astra as I need a modern car for commuting.