1600 HC sparks into life

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1600 HC sparks into life

Postby mazzo » Sat Sep 16, 2006 8:51 pm

Ha haaaaa........ That was heard by most of my road as the engine burst into life for the first time in nearly 10 years.

I've done it carefully, with advice from Matt (HC 1600), Paul(tinkerman) and John (Cossieviva). Cheers chaps!

Turned it by hand. Not ceased.....
Drained oil and squirted a mix of diesel and oil into the bores. Leave to soak.
Meanwhile, remove radiator and fan. Change cambelt.
Drain oil and change filter.
Do the electrics, new points, cap and arm. (You should have seen the old points - what a mess)
Turn the engine over on the key without the plugs until the new oil gets around.

And then......

It kicked into life. No drama, it just did it.. Runs and idles beautifully.

My car mad neighbour came round and was impressed with how well it ran considering how long it has been sitting in a garden and how old it is.

It was a good day...... :D
1971 1600 HC DeLuxe
1971 Green 2 door HC Base model
1978 Red 4 door Viva E from new
1969 HB 1159 4 door SL
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Postby Pork Pie » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:06 pm

nice to see another one brought back from the dead.
Well done son!
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Postby pbottomley » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:16 pm

Looking at the Garage opictures its a Zombie... lets hope you can cure it :wink:
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Postby mazzo » Sun Sep 17, 2006 10:24 pm

Zombie??? I hope not. All that decaying flesh........Hang on, there is decaying flesh from all the gashes and scrapes I did to my hands!


Ahhhhh.....run for your life. :twisted:
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1971 Green 2 door HC Base model
1978 Red 4 door Viva E from new
1969 HB 1159 4 door SL
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