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PostPosted: Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:23 pm 
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I am going to look at a 200B. What should I look for on the car to make sure I am getting a good buy? I have been looking for a long time for a 200B but they are very rare in my town.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 25, 2019 10:26 pm 
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Rust. Mechanicals are cheap and easy to fix, body not so cheap and easy.

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Hi Dave , my first post is off topic and a bit forward , having read your post on rebuild , I would like too know if you would part with hs6 SU carb setup?
Save me trying too source the same setup for L20b 2.1 long rod
Father son project , must use standard parts for rego purposes and P plates in case mr plod lifts the bonnet!
Cheers Tony


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 29, 2019 7:52 pm 
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It depends on what you're looking for. Bear in mind that you're talking about cars now that are pushing forty years old.

As Dave said, rust is the main problem. 200B sedans will rust first at the bottom of the doors and guards, then the bonnet and bootlid and surrounding boot area and rear beaver panel. This then causes rust the rear quarter panels to rust. I've also seen some sedans get rusty underneath the fuel filler cap. The same goes for a SSS. Wagons will rust under the cargo area windows and the roof gutters as well as the other aforementioned places. Depending on how handy you are with a welder I would suggest staying away from a car that has excessive rust in the rear beaver panel.

I would expect that most will need an engine rebuild by now if they haven't already had one. In my experience back in the day a blown head gasket was extremely common. If they have had any abuse then budget for anther differential too, they are exceptionally weak. Gearboxes tend to hold up fairly well.

Aside from all of that, general wear and tear. Bushes and suspension components will most likely be very worn by now unless they have been replaced. Which they most likely won't have been.

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