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Old 10-06-2008, 12:26 AM   #21
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I browse craigslist for people throwing out their old cars that I could turn into interesting daily drivers. Found a 63' ranchero, and a 66' valiant earlier today. Slant six and three on the tree.

Not too many good foreign cars left on the east coast. Rust eats them like candy.
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Old 10-06-2008, 12:28 AM   #22
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thats my new project
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After daily driving AE86 Corolla's for years, I'm ready for some small measure of luxury in my daily driven vehicles. Those are some beautiful old school cars though.
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Old 10-06-2008, 01:00 AM   #24
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After daily driving AE86 Corolla's for years, I'm ready for some small measure of luxury in my daily driven vehicles. Those are some beautiful old school cars though.
I'm afraid of cars from the 21st century...way too much crap to go wrong, and probably stuff that I can't fix. After the vw debacle, I've changed what I want out of a vehicle.
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Old 10-06-2008, 10:09 AM   #25
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These are sick...a friend of mine races a scca pro mod (?) class with his...he is bringing up one of this cars to finish...since they have lights, turn signals, etc required by class rules...its going to be a street car
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Old 10-08-2008, 01:07 AM   #26
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I'm afraid of cars from the 21st century...way too much crap to go wrong, and probably stuff that I can't fix. After the vw debacle, I've changed what I want out of a vehicle.
Me too. haha. Newest vehicle I own is the hardest to work on breaks the most often, and it's my tow vehicle! My other cars are a 91 MR2 Turbo and a 95 Miata. OBD1 for me please.
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Old 10-22-2008, 01:58 AM   #27
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510s are gorgeous.

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/877800122.html

If I were made of money I'd pick that up lickety splits.

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510s are gorgeous.

http://tampa.craigslist.org/hil/cto/877800122.html

If I were made of money I'd pick that up lickety splits.

Saw this one on eBay, there was something about it that I didnt like, but I dont remember what it was
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:19 AM   #29
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Along the same vein and vintage, here is my old dog. 72 Dodge colt. Gutted, cage, tube frame front half, fiberglass fenders, quarters, hood, decklid. Weighed 1,860 with front and rear glass. Running 13x10x20 canilevered slicks on 13x7 minilites.

This actual car was built by Car and Driver back in 73 for their project car. After the build they promptly crashed it at Lime Rock. A buddy of mine bought it and did the tube front to fix the damage and drove it for 20 years, winning the Mid-Div championship in 1980 in GT4.

1.6 SOHC C2 4g32
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4 into 1 C2 header
2 1/2" straight exhaust

155bhp on 110 octane. Redline was 8200.

I never tracked it. Just used it for autocross in DP.
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I have 2 other projects besides my miatas:
74 celica with 18RG DOHC engine with mikuni side drafts, close ratio 5 speed and TRD suspension.

77 celica liftback that will be the recipient for a 3SGE "BEAMS" engine with a 6 speed transmission.
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Old 10-23-2008, 11:55 PM   #31
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is that the old gateway track in Misery?
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The 510s are great, however, finding one that is not a rust bucket anymore is pretty difficult.
yeah.

And find one in my city (houston) thats not overpriced, or any car thats not overpriced here is a real crap shoot
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Old 10-24-2008, 09:36 AM   #33
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is that the old gateway track in Misery?
Yeah. PO of the car lives there.
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