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KitCatE1

posted on 5/10/17 at 09:40 PM Reply With Quote
Been stood 5 years

Hi all been away for a few year for various reasons working abroad and buying a house my tiger cat has been sat in my parents garage for the last 5 years not turned a wheel since I parked it. Im finally in a position to bring it round to my new house, obviously it hasnt got an mot so will need to be traileed round some how, any advice for getting it back on the road, I know all fluids will be renued but apart from that?
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ReMan

posted on 5/10/17 at 10:18 PM Reply With Quote
Nah just fire it up and give it some beans!
Will be fine

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KitCatE1

posted on 5/10/17 at 10:20 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by ReMan
Nah just fire it up and give it some beans


Well It is a pinto so probably right there Im more worried about stopping again 😂

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Nickp

posted on 6/10/17 at 05:44 AM Reply With Quote
New battery, cambelt, fluids and check brakes are free. Good luck
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ian locostzx9rc2

posted on 6/10/17 at 06:06 AM Reply With Quote
As nickp said plus your may need new tyres aswell
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cliftyhanger

posted on 6/10/17 at 06:09 AM Reply With Quote
I would be checking, and probably renewing all brake line rubbers if I had ANY doubt about them. Brake fluid change as a minimum.

Fresh fuel

New tyres are a given.

Bit of oil down(maybe oil/diesel) the bores and leave to soak for a day or 2 and spin engine over with plugs out

This is in addition to above.....

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CosKev3

posted on 6/10/17 at 06:55 AM Reply With Quote
If the garage is damp could be looking at new brake discs.

Was handbrake left on?if so and it's got drums on the rear expect them to be stuck on.

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Mash

posted on 6/10/17 at 07:00 AM Reply With Quote
Get it ready for the MOT at your parents house, take all the advice above, then book the MOT, drive it there, then drive it home afterwards, save the trailer faff (As it sounded as though you don't have one)
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907

posted on 6/10/17 at 07:09 AM Reply With Quote
Plugs out, oil down the bores, and turn it over with a spanner on the crank pulley bolt.

Jack up and spin the wheels by hand. Apply the brake, then spin again.


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nick205

posted on 6/10/17 at 08:48 AM Reply With Quote
A full service, brake check and new tyres should have it back to life for you.

As above if you book an MoT you can drive it there from your parents and then home to yours. Worth having someone follow you in a 2nd car in case it breaks down though.

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minitici

posted on 6/10/17 at 09:04 AM Reply With Quote
Check for perished fuel hoses.
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KitCatE1

posted on 6/10/17 at 09:39 AM Reply With Quote
Really want to get it round here they only live 2 - 3 miles away their garage is full of junk and my dad has managed to cram stuff round it over the years getting it out will be fun let alone working one it round there was hard enough when the garage was empty it will defiantly need new tyres the car was build in 2008 and only done 900 miles shame really they still looks brand new but feet hard and perished and I want to go over everything with a fine tooth comb before I drive the thing again

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owelly

posted on 6/10/17 at 11:34 AM Reply With Quote
I dragged one of my kits out of storage where it had been sitting for close to 15 years, fitted a new battery, put a bit of fresh fuel on top of whatever was in the tank and took it on a trackday.....the alternator drive belt gave up after half an hour but as soon as that was replaced, it was fine for the rest of the day. That was 10 years ago and I pushed it back into it's barn and that's where it is now....





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ReMan

posted on 6/10/17 at 12:42 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by owelly
I dragged one of my kits out of storage where it had been sitting for close to 15 years, fitted a new battery, put a bit of fresh fuel on top of whatever was in the tank and took it on a trackday.....the alternator drive belt gave up after half an hour but as soon as that was replaced, it was fine for the rest of the day. That was 10 years ago and I pushed it back into it's barn and that's where it is now....


And I'm sure its on blocks so the tyres don't go wobbly





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CosKev3

posted on 6/10/17 at 02:38 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by owelly
I dragged one of my kits out of storage where it had been sitting for close to 15 years, fitted a new battery, put a bit of fresh fuel on top of whatever was in the tank and took it on a trackday.....the alternator drive belt gave up after half an hour but as soon as that was replaced, it was fine for the rest of the day. That was 10 years ago and I pushed it back into it's barn and that's where it is now....


Poor old thing

What is it?

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owelly

posted on 6/10/17 at 03:11 PM Reply With Quote
It was this old tub......
Magenta Sprint Teesside
Magenta Sprint Teesside

Steam powered???
Steam powered???






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perksy

posted on 7/10/17 at 09:31 AM Reply With Quote
As Above about changing fluids, turning over by hand, check brakes etc

Also there's a fair chance the clutch might be stuck..

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Sharky

posted on 27/11/18 at 09:53 PM Reply With Quote
Good old 1300 Magenta, father built a yellow one in the 70,s which was collect and brought back from the factory to Berkshire on the roof of a Vauxhall Victor estate. I leant to drive in it and many years later brought the London to Sydney Rally Magenta.
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joneh

posted on 28/11/18 at 08:21 AM Reply With Quote
This thread rapidly went from it'll be fine, just fire it up, to a full tear down!
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