1970 KP510 Deluxe…

Here we have by far one of the nicest, most original KP510 Bluebird Coupes I have ever laid my eyes upon! This beauty has only got 20 000km on the clock, from the factory! Car is owned by Graeme Harlor, who has only driven the car 800km in the last 20 years! 😀

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First mini-project on the daily…

So since removing the fuel hardline from car and realising it is too dirty to try and clean out, I decided to remove the fuel tank to have it properly cleaned so as not to dirty the new hardline I am having made up! This has to be reliable transport so I can’t afford to cut any corners…

The tank is in remarkably good shape thankfully! No rust whatsoever and seals nicely, plus the fuel filler neck rubber pipe is perfect which is a big plus point!!

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Collection perfection… Or not…

This past Sunday I went with my father to collect the car after the money had reflected in the sellers bank account. Hoping for an easy collection we arrived to find out the car would not start.

Right, diagnostic mode in full effect then! Start stripping the air cleaner off to be able to fill the float bowl of the carb to try and start the engine. No dice. Engine cranks and drains the bowl but the fuel pump is not pumping fuel into the carb… Not cool! Check the fuel filter. Open up the fuel pump and squirt some petrol into it to maybe just “prime it” but still no dice!

Right then, last option then. We bring out the 2 liter OROS bottle and fill it with petrol and run the supply line from it to the pump. Not even three cranks and the engine starts and everything work as it should! Success! Kind of…

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