The resurection has begun

Corsair in the garage

Well, kind of. The Corsair finally had it’s “new” spare wheel put on and therefore was rolling again. Then, it was rolled a total of 60cm or about 2ft backwards out of the garage to allow acces to the front of the car and the far end of the garage.

The bonnet was opened and then the battery removed to try and see if it would charge. The next job was sorting out some working space so a tidy and clean up ensued. Seeing a blank space on the wall, the idea came to bring the stereo currently in the car port in and on to some shelving found in the clear up. So shelving up, stereo plugged in and radio stations re-tuned and a Genesis cassette (Trick of the Tail) playing, a clean shelf for phone, books, pens and paper, the garage was now sorted.

So the Corsair was rolled back in, spare wheels and bikes put in along side and then a phone call from my sons school to say he’d hurt himself on the gravel path and had deep lacerations to his knee. So the Corsair is alone again, but not under it’s dust cover, and the battery? Well it seemed to re-charge, but with no fuel and the clutch seized it seemed pointles trying at this stage.

A fair amount of work will be required, but things have started.


Blogging about the car

Welcome to the first blog entry about the River Cottage Ford Corsair Crayford Convertible. The blog was inspired by the many car builds I’ve been following recently on a couple of forums. Whilst I’ll never have the skill of those people on the forums, I intend to shed some light on how it really is in my world of trying to get an old and historic car back up and running.

There are bound to be several problems, well hey, this is me… along the way and no doubt long periods of inactivity, but don’t give up on me, your words may be enough to spur me on more. Thanks for reading this, see you again?