Date registered: Aug 2006
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Car sitting for 4 years - what to do?
I found a car which has sat outside for 4 years. Its a 1972 220, it had failed emissions (idle only) in 2003 and was parked. What to do for a car that has sat this long. I presume change all fluids and filters (engine, trans, brakes), new battery, drain and flush gas tank. What else? Clean carb? How does one flush the tank and fuel lines?
I think I want to get it running and check the compressions and emissions before I do anything else.
Last of all what is the best place to get a replacement windshield (do they make one with the tint at the top?) and headlamp and tail-light units (one headlamp is cracked, both tail lights are cloudy. Will the later ribbed tail lights replace the early ones? What can be done about a large white steering wheel that has both main arms badly cracked? There is no power steering, could I fit the later smaller wheel? Thanks.
Its colour 542 (dark red) but it looks burgundy, is this what that colour should look like? I should have some photos of this car to post shortly.