Classic Car Weekly (UK) - - 40 Years Since The Last Stag -

1 THE SIN­GLE-ROLLER chains wear quickly. If they break or skip a tooth, the valves will em­bed them­selves in the pis­tons. Check when they were last re­placed.

2 ORIG­I­NAL­ITY is a plus point, but an ex­tra elec­tric fan is no bad thing. The stan­dard cool­ing sys­tem is only just about up to the job of keep­ing the V8 cool.

3 CHECK UN­DER the car­pets, be­cause leaky wind­screen seals can al­low wa­ter in, which leads to rust in the floor­pan.

4 ALSO LOOK for signs of rust in the wings (in­ner and outer), rear wings/ sill joints, rear sub­frame mount­ings and the out­rig­gers.

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