1984 Telstar woes (i know, get a new car, right?)
I've inherited a little 1984, 5 speed manual, 2 litre Telstar Gl sedan recently from my mother, who has since procurred a shiny new Focus Ghia Sedan.
Now, not being a rich man I'm more than happy to keep it, however I have two questions that I thought maybe you guys could help me with if I asked really nicely.
Simply put, the car has a lot of problems, but none so aggravating as it's battery related ones. The battery went dead, I cleaned the contacts and stuck a charger onto it for twelve hours. This brings the battery up to a usable level, but after a couple of days (not using the radio, tape player or high beams) the battery loses its charge. When the car DOES start on days like those, comming out of the bottom of 2nd when rounding a corner makes all sorts of spluttery noises, as if the fuel isn't getting to where it's needed or something. I'm not sure whether it's the battery or the alternator or a combination of things. Does this sound familiar to anyone?
Also, it's done a lot of k's, so many for a little car I'm not going to even post the number for fear of being laughed at. How much does it cost to get an old carby 2 litre rebuilt? Does anyone know a place in the northen suburbs that would do it? Is it even slightly worth it? I might not even be in the country by the end of the year, so I don't want to give this car up for a different car. Better the devil you know as far as I'm concerned.
I know you guys generally talk about serious cars and performance related mechanics, but if anyone can give me much needed advice it would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks for reading. :)