Date: Thu, 26 Oct 2000 11:13:33 GMT
From: (Grimly Fiendish)
Subject: What to save from old classics?

Greetings all! Having followed the discussions in this group for many months now I've learned that the best of the classic 900s are either 86 or 87 models. I'm going to be on the look-out for one of these from now on, but have a couple of earlier machines, one a '80 TA 4-door auto and the other an 4-speed 82 GLS (both UK spec). The Auto failed the annual test a couple of years ago on suspension mounting rot, the engine is well worn (head skimmed once already) and the auto-box makes 'orrible clunking sounds when warmed up. It does have a fairly new steering rack though. The 82 GLS is still working, but certainly starting to show its age. What should I keep from these two machines that would be transferable to an 86/7 and worth the hassle of stripping out - are radiators the same for example? alternators? Advice would be much appreciated ... GF

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