I went to view a car at the weekend which I had believed to be a rolling restoration. But it isn't...and it won't budge
I wasn't able to take many tools with me at the time so I didn't get to jack the car up to see what's seized.
The tyres were completely flat, so it might be as simple as that.
The brakes were rusted and probably seized.
The handbrake was operational.
The car was in neutral (gear selection was fine though)
Engine turned over by hand
Brake pedal returned to the top after being depressed and released, but that's just the return spring
If I buy the car I'll have to get it onto a transporter - Not too much of a problem as it'll have a winch.
But it might be tricky getting the car back off the transporter if it won't roll
My plan before trying to move it is to jack up each corner individually and see if the wheels rotate.
If they don't I'll undo the brake calipers from the uprights (hopefully they'll come off without too much of a fight)
Then get some air in the tyres and keep my fingers crossed.
What have I overlooked?