I bought this because it was cheap (£160) and still has some test left on it, it had a blown turbo from running a bar of boost, I bought a turbo for £50 and had it fitted by a local garage for £100. It now runs fine but has some cold starting issues and other small things to deal with. It seems to return great mpg so has been used mainly for long journeys, I've stopped using it for work because of the long noisy start ups in the morning are bound to be driving the neighbors crazy...
A fantastic mix of motors there, being a truck guy I'm very interested to see if that FSO can be saved, looks like it's in a pretty bad way but we've seen worse brought back to life here on RR's
Those proton's are indeed very underrated cars, my old neighbor toured their factory back in the days when this car would have been made and at that time they freely admitted they took Japanese parts and copied and in most cases improved upon them so it's a solid machine to have.
I hope you can save the FSO I have a soft spot for them, I owned a blue 1300 saloon, loved that car. You have a great collection of cars, I'm loving the Saab as well being a Saab 900 owner myself. Goodluck with the FSO.
Great collection and good luck with the fso. Regards the proton, I have a 1986 lancer which the proton was based on. Great little car but mine is starting to want a little fettling. Will keep an eye on you do :-)
It starts and drives ok, The battery light comes on, I'll run a multimeter on it today to see what the issue is, the lights and indicators work but nothing else seems to work, the heaters, radio and wipers don't do anything. The back box is hanging off. Should be fairly straight forward!
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I haven't seen an FSO pickup for donkey's years. As a teenager always wanted one in yellow with side pipes and Wolfrace Slots. Best of luck you have some work ahead of you there. Think I recognise that 99 from UK Saabs. Good to see another one should hopefully be back on the road soon.