hello to all, I´d like to get straight to it and make my introduction here if possible
i´m sig, a english furniture designer / architect working for the last 20 years near barcelona in spain. I´ve been toying with classic cars since I was 18 and recently (ie, last autumn) I decided to give it a proper go!. the luxury furniture market is fragile to say the least so after the success of a recently restored 2cv. I decided to move up market a little bit.
noone in spain has any money so I ended up swapping my 1972 ford cortina for a 1963 (?) 220S. the deal was that the bloke got it up and running as it had been stood since 1991. so he did that and it arrived home yesterday. it has the 4 pot diesel engine in instead of the (as I understand ) original 6 cylinder petrol.
so in the cold light of day the car is more work than I thought. there are plenty of rust bubbles under the paint, but that doesnt bother me much as metal working is my thing!
amazingly all the electrics work straight off even brake lights and horn, the engine starts well and the interior is the velour beige one (which needs a good clean).
however it spews out water from the water pump andf has next to no power whatsoever??
heres the pix
I read on someone elses thread here that lack of power and speed is probably due to the filters ? I´m guessing in this case its the diesel filter in the tank as when we drained it it even then came out quite slowly as if there was a blockage. I´m hoping this will provide me with the missing power.
also the water pump leaks from the 2 holes on the outside of the pump. now I´ve been wondering why those holes exist ! and if I threaded them and sealed them wouldnt that simply stop the leaking problem??...I am however guessing that maybe they exist for oiling the bearings or something and that if it leaks it means the seals are knackered and I need a new pump?...it would however be nice to do a quick botch while i´m waiting for a new one so I can get the other motor issues sorted..any ideas ??
I´m sure you guys will be able to help loads as I´m feeling a bit lost in benzworld.
cheers in advance sig