Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - The Best 1976 Buys -

Look for cor­ro­sion around the front wings – es­pe­cially in the arches and lower cor­ners) in­ner front wings; seams and bat­tery tray.

The straight-six will eas­ily notch up 200,000 miles or more if the oil has been changed reg­u­larly; with­out this, the camshaft wears quickly. A fresh shaft is usu­ally needed be­tween 130,000 and 150,000 miles, but it can be done fairly eas­ily on a DIY ba­sis.

Don’t worry about rat­tly tim­ing chains, be­cause they last for­ever, but the at­ten­dant guides don’t, and if the cool­ing fan makes con­tact with the ra­di­a­tor, then the en­gine mounts have prob­a­bly worn.

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