View Full Version : thinking of buying a classic - what to look for?

12-08-2003, 03:03 PM
I am thinking of a traveler and would prefer a woody. Anything major to look out for besides body cancer?

12-09-2003, 04:27 AM
I don't have much to add. Body-rot is the worst, but you also need to check the rear subframe carefully. Those things rust like crazy. The wood on the Mini Traveller is not structural, unlike on the Minor 1000, so that is one less worry. Mechanically, the gearbox shares the oil with the engine, so frequent oil changes with 20/50 are essential.

12-09-2003, 12:45 PM
Yep....beware the dreaded "Tin Worm"! All else is pretty readibly fixable, but structural rust gets very expen$ive, very fast.