or some time I have wanted to get a cruise car for the summer. A
modest 70 era - 10 footer- to go to concerts, Friday cruse
I looked at a 76 on Saturday with 45000mi, L-48.
Nothing had been done to the car. That isthe orignial (but worn)
paint,interior, and under the hood, no chrome or any changes.
The bad news. It starts up ok but when I opened the hood, there was
blue smoke comming from someplace near the rear of the motor. Nothing
on top, apparently down futher that is, towards the bottom of the
I looked underneath but couldn't spot anything.
Is there some common type of problem that this could be? Any ideas on
a quick test to find out if this is major?
Given the tired condition of cosmetics, I don't want to consider $9000
for a car that may need major engine work.
Before trying to convince the owner to take the car to my mechanic for
a complete check, any opinions on the likelyhood this is major?
Thanks for any guess or informed opinions. If you have a mid 70's
vatte, your help is appreciated