As much as I love the look and options in the black car, if you pulled out the dented rear in the blue one it would probably make a much better driver as it seemed to be (mostly) rust free. Of course it is also a much more boring car.
I am always impressed by what you are getting done over there.
Keep enjoying this hobby :-)
Thanks Joe. You might be right on that.
I don't think the blue one is more rust free than this one. You may be right about it having less rust, but it definitely needs a paint job.
I went out to inspect the fuel lines last night, and they seem to be much more intact, maybe even "good". The I still don't know what the inner line is/was that had a rubber hose fall off and let out some oil-looking stuff when it scraped along the edge of the trailer. I had assumed that it was varnish in a fuel line, but when I looked at it last night, the line with the hose on it seemed to be the inner line, what I assume is the rear brake line. Hmm??? The turns in the fuel lines didn't look as sharp as those in the black coupe. So I wonder if they have been replaced.
After looking at the blue car, I did get to thinking (had I not removed the coil to put it in the white car) I wonder if it would have started right up if I dumped some fuel in the tank. It appears to be a much more-recently-maintained car.
So even though the black car is way up in the air in my garage, my current thought is to switch focus to the blue coupe so I can at least find out what I've got.
But before I drop the black coupe back on the ground again, I really should do something about the rear brakes. I sprayed down the brake hose connections with liquid wrench, and think I should order one-car's-worth of brake hoses. Whether I really do something about the rear brakes before I move the blue car in is TBD
. Maybe the blue car will just fire right up where it sits on the street. I think that's next. Maybe the blue car doesn't even need to come into the garage. I will keep my fingers crossed and try to find time to put a coil, battery and gas in the blue coupe. Hmm... I should at least disconnect the fuel line to the filter to let the fuel run a little before pumping it into the carbs.
Overall, I think this escapade makes me appreciate the 107s that much more. They don't have as much classic styling, but I've found them to be in much better condition than the three cheap w114 cars.