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Date: Thu, 20 Mar 2003 07:28:34 +0000
From: Grunff <grunffnopsam.com>
Subject: Re: My C900: Time for a "new" one??


DaveH wrote: > I'm wondering if I should try to find a C900 in superior condition, or > pour a bunch of money into this sample, which is a known quantity, and > to which there is attachment? I get the impression Classic 900s are > in demand. Maybe I should simply keep mine and do some major surgery? > Thoughts, experiences? If you still want to be driving a C900 for the next few years, and you like yours, then fix her up. As you say, it's a known quantity. The headliner and dash are easily cured (re-line headliner, find replacement dash, or fill cracks with epoxy/polyurethane). The slop in the transmission is a little more difficult. Does it actually affect th driving experience? If not, I'd be tempted to live with it a while longer until a replacement tranny is required. I'd attend to the rust ASAP - that's the worst thing that can happen to a car, and much more difficult to put right than the mechanical stuff. It sounds that you're at a very early stage with the rust, so shouldn't be difficult to fix. As for the paint, it's difficult to say without seeing it, but T-Cut followed by a few coats of wax can work miracles. That's what I'd be inclined to do. If it's not rusting away, it's worth keeping and fixing. Good luck. -- Grunff

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