Had a trip down to Leicester to look at an MGB GT. A deal was struck and I'd like to introduce you to Bruise
It had a surprise though. When I inspected it it ran well, steered straight and braked just fine.
On our way back to the hotel we got stuck in heavy traffic, and after waiting quite some time at one set of traffic lights, when I accellerated away, it started to misfire and blew clouds of blue smoke behind it. The misfire eventually cleared and we got back to the hotel.
On the Sunday morning we set off for home in pouring rain and it soon became apparent that The Bruise wasn't going to make it withiout some help as it couldn't pull the skin off a rice pudding. I didn't have any tools with me so I called the RAC. After a wait of about an hour and a half, the RAC turned up. Cleaning the plugs got things running better, but not perfectly.
We had a pretty good run back, maintaining 65-70 mph wherever possible even with the engine running a little rough. I was pleasantly surprised just how stable the car was in some severe crosswinds.
Another surprise was about 20 miles from home. I had kept my eye on the fuel guage and as we joined the A19, there was a quarter of a tank showing. Great! we'll make it home without a stop.
Wrong!!!. Cough cough, splutter, splutter and stop.
Luckily, the old girl was behind me in the Audi so it was only a minor inconvenience.
Now the car is home. it's time to start investigating the rough running.