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Old 09-04-2009, 01:32 PM   #1
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I met a guy a few days ago whos, got a friends car in his yard, that was smashed in the back and he is going to scrap. he told me its "a 323...the one they only made like 2000" of. I have not went to check it out yet, but if it does turn out to be the 323 gt-r. is it worth the swap? I dont know a hell of a lot about the car but i read its a pretty trick engine with the sodium valves and hollow cams. not a big deal but kinda neat.

I've also read the intake manifold will need to be changed, as well as the turbo manifold and that the ignition system is different and will need to be run on standalone. He said $500 (he'll probably take less) to take the car. worth a swap or not? or do you guys know anyone what might want it for parts? thanks
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The US only got the 323GTX, which is a 1.6. This runs a distributor.

Not worth the swap IMHO, unless your original 1.6 is junk and you need a new engine anyways.
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IF it's a GTX, trannies and drivetrain parts are worth good money. They are AWD.
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yeah, forget swapping it.

Buy it for super cheap and then part it out. Parts are getting harder and harder to find so you should be able to get decent money for the stuff in good condition.
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ok thanks for the info and opinions fellas. yeah i got a 1.6, i was under the assumption it was the 1.8 with that trick engine...not worth it. i guess once i check it out, and see what shape its in, ill look into 323 forums and see what i can sell for how much. thanks
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