Ok so long story short i bought an old broom yellow coupe about 4 years ago that has been dormant for years ( tax disc says 8/06 :o)
Anyway i was going to use it for parts on my speed red coupe which is now getting on a bit however the broomy only has 60,000 miles, zero rust and completely original so seems a real shame to try break it.
So after 4 years in the lockup I've set about seeing if we can get her going again.
Now I've managed to put new belts on her ( which was fun
took me about 7 hours or so) and changed the oil as i didn't dare try start it otherwise, new fuel and she started without issue on the first click however there are some issues.
Firstly the idle is a bit erratic, sits at 1000rpm for a second almost stalls, oil pressure obviously drops as the idle does for a second and then back up 1000 rpm and the cycle continues.
Secondly lots of white smoke and i mean a lot, granted it has sat dormant for god knows how long so should i be immediately concerned with this at this stage and compression test results all seemed ok? 150-155 psi across all cylinders?
I'd love to get this one back on the road as its could be a cracking original car so any tips on what else i should check in regards to the erratic idle and smoke?