Ok, first of all, I wasn't sure which forum to place this in, so if a mod deems it to be in the wrong spot, please don't hesitate to move it to the correct place...
Ok, so as some of you know, I aquired my current car (a 1976 Mk II Escort GL 2.0 Ghia) as a non-registered, non-assembled car quite some time ago for a bargain price. It needed a fair bit of work - completely new exhaust (it had NO exhaust system when I got it, not even the exhaust manifold), new brake shoes and pads, new tyres, new drivers door (previous owner decided he wanted the rear-view mirror, so instead of doing the job properly, he cut around the mirror with an angle grinder
) and various other bits and pieces.
Since then, with a lot of help from my uncle, I have re-assembled the car to the point where it can now move (and stop) under it's own power.
It is now almost to the point where it should pass a roadworthy, and then I'll be able to get it registered and drive it around, and so won't have to keep borrowing LuvinmyEBs Falcon all the time.
However, it still needs some work, basically some tuning of the engine, replacement of the distributor (my uncle, in his infinate wisdom, decided it would be a good idea to screw the rotor button in with a self-tap screw
), and bleeding the brakes.
Anyway, on to the point of this thread. I'd be more then happy to do these jobs myself if A) I had the tools required and B) I had the necessary knowledge. I could call on my uncle, who has all the tools, but A) I get very sick of hearing him badmouth fords while working on my car, saying things like "If this was a toyota, they would have done this differently, what were they thinking when they did this?" and B) He is full of some rather dubious ideas, such as trying to get the engine to idle at 500rpm, and attaching the rotor button with a self-tap screw. Rather then get ripped off by some mechanic, I thought maybe if I offered free food and drinks, I might be able to get some fellow FF members who have both the tools and knowledge to come over and help out, in return for a feed and some drinks.
Of course, I won't be posting my address in this thread (that wouldn't be a great idea, in my opinion), but if people are interested in helping me out and getting free food and drinks in return, either post in this thread or send me a PM.