The pulsar has been my dream car for a long time now and i managed to save a 1990 Pulsar from rusting away on somebody driveway. Got my car last month for £800.I used to ride my bike round that area and i saw that pulsar being stood in the same spot all the time. After i got some money i decided to go and knock at the door. After many hours of thinking and two viewings i decided to go and pick it up. It has been stood on a driveway for five years unused. What the owner said to me that it has a immobilizer problem and the clutch fork is bent.
I got the car home and after a couple of days i started working on the engine. The engine would not run at all. I drained the old fuel out, changed spark plugs, cleaned and dried all of the ignition cables because it was loosing the spark on the way. I've also put a injector cleaner into the petrol I've filled the car up with. I've turned the key and it worked. Engine runs with not major trouble apart from some slight noises from the alternator belt but nothing to worry about yet.
My next task was to get the clutch running. The pedal was all floppy and there was no pressure in the system. I've tried bleeding the clutch but no luck. I've got many receipts for the car, one of them says that the master cylinder has been changed just before the car went off the road which made me think that the master is fine. It turned out that one of the seals in the master cylinder lets air through. I did a bit of bodging and got the pump to work. Then bled the system and tried to get the car running. It turned out that the fork is actually bent.
I'm making slow progress but hopefully by April time i'll have a fully working car
The body is rust free with a couple of bubbles starting to build on the bottom of the arches but ill get that done soon. Rear lamp leaks slightly but i'm getting this done soon as well, alredy got butyl rubber to seal it. I've rebuild the seats (Recaro SRD's) and also repaired a puncture in one of the wheels. Theres many things to get sorted with the paint itself but i'm not yet bothered about this.
Just a short write up, ill try to upload some pictures when i get home of how it looked the next day i picked it up and how it looks now!
LINK TO THE R REVING ON MY DRIVEWAY - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ll_YTYF4erY