February 2020 update

Royal Bath & West Showground
Royal Bath & West Showground

Bit too cold for the roof to be down even though the sun was out, as I took advantage of the £5 classic car parking at the Royal Bath & West Classic Car show. With a storm looming for the rest of the weekend (and bad weather for most of the month) there were several gaps in the car showing areas and the auto-jumble however, I did manage to obtain a return spring for the brake pedal and catch up with an old friend, so was a good day out. The Corsair ran a bit lumpy on the way back home, but with it starting better I’m suspecting it could be running rich with a better igniting fuel due to the additive.

Using the knowledge from the Corsair Owners Club, I bought two oil filled dampers and two strut tops required for the front strut repairs. They are parts for a Volvo 240 but they have been documented to fit well with some minor modifications. I had been watching a pair of ‘old’ refurbished struts on eBay around this time and they sold for over £160 for the pair, so for similar money it made sense to buy new parts.

Volvo 240 front strut components, by Meyle

Due to rotten weather for the remainder of February, nothing more was done with the Corsair, though the rear brake cylinder will need some attention and the tune up will be high on the list of priorities, the front strut job can wait.

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