Ive just looked up some pics of the sapphire. There was a recent thread about the lowrider bomb potential of old Bentleys, I think these Sapphires have far better lines. Whatever you end up with, I'm in.
we wedged the grill on ,because ...er ... the God of car projects demanded it ,channeling through my friend Alan , the rock God of Black Bourton ...
couple of charming bucolic countryside pictures ..
thank you to Alan for taking them and sending them over so quickly .
observations are , main chassis looks pretty good , last ft or so has obviously been parked over grass ,so is a bit rusty , may have holes , rear spring hangers look solid .side rail outriggers pretty rotten , i think they unbolt . i think it would mot as is.
various lower edges of inner wings and panels frayed with rust .
boot floor has been cut out to replace , boot lid edge poorly ...badge intact !
centre door pillars , solid , wood sections in roof like new .doors perforated on bottom face , but solid above that and fit and open and close really well .
dashboard shot but enough there to make a pattern .
its a rolls royce 4 speed auto ,with a fluid flywheel. these are apparently A) quite strong ,and B) more fuel eff than a trq converter , since they basically lock up at higher rpm .
diff is a 4:1 , so too low for the auto 1:1 4th , so i need a higher dif somehow.
engine has the plugs out and something gleaming on the piston tops , the plugs are in the leads laid in the head plug tubes , so i hope that liquid is an oil to preserve it .
today i will pull out all the stuff inside and lay it out on the grass to see what i have and do not have ...should be fun .