March 3, 2019 at 4:29 pm #305839
Hello all. I’m John and I joined your forum because I have a Classic Roadsters Duches MGTD with a ’79 Chevy Chevette powertrain. I bought the car for my wife but as it turns out she never warmed up to it. So it’s time to move on. I thought I might check with the enthusiasts here first to see if there’s any interest.
The car is in very nice shape. The body is close to flawless. The color is off-white. The interior is like new with the exception of the floor carpet. It’s not bad, just not perfect. The seat, door panels, dash and the area behind the seat are like new. All the electrics work. The lights work. The heater works. The blower works. The gauges work. The trunk is very good. The top is in good condition with a few small flaws. The tops frame is fine. The zip in side curtains are like new. There are 3 ignition keys.
The tires have plenty of tread and have no cracks from drying out. The chrome spoke hubcaps are shiny with no rust. This includes the spare and its hubcap. The frame, rear axle and suspension and front suspension are almost rust free. No rust on the gas tank and the inside of the tank is clean. Both bumpers are like new. The front brakes work fine. The pads and rotors look new. The front brakes do not drag or fade. The rear drums and shoes are good. The car rolls and brakes straight.
Now the not so good.
It leaks tranny fluid. I removed the pan and tried to fix the leak. The pan is not rusty but it is a little beat up. I tried to correct it but was not successful. The fluid, filter and gasket are new. The THM 180 auto trans shifts up and down with no issues.
The engine smokes on start up then clears. All 4 cylinders have 155-165 lbs of compression. It ran fine but has been sitting this winter. During a recent attempt to start it gas started leaking from the accelerator pump area of the carb. It needs carb work for sure. The air cleaner with the heat riser and vacuum operated blend door in the snorkel are correct and work. The air filter is new. The alternator charges fine. The coolant is new. New thermostat and fresh oil change. There are no leaks in the exhaust system. The muffler is not rusty.
I’d like to get $4500 for it but I will listen to all offers. I tried to attach photos, don’t see how yet. I’ll do a little digging and will attach photos when I learn how. Thanks for looking.
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