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Old 09-25-2008, 08:00 PM   #41
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Yeah- that's why I made that swap story up.... for the diesel connection. I like diesels. I had an F350 dually crew cab with a 7.3... and that Fiat 2.0 turbo van I had in Sicily was cool too.
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Old 09-25-2008, 08:11 PM   #42
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4 grand.... Yeap the diesel's ain't cheap. Saw a really beat up 86 Trooper II diesel sell for 2950 on ebay this summer. And it was a POS and had motor problems.
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Old 09-25-2008, 09:00 PM   #44
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I always wanted to make a biodeisel out of one of those.
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Old 09-25-2008, 10:41 PM   #46
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I <3 cheapo Japanese shitboxes.

I've had a string of 91-95 Ford Escorts (two wagons, two GTs), an NX2K, an 85 Corolla GT-S, and now my Miata. Nothing I like more than <$1000 quirky little cars that I can beat the snot out of, especially ones with turbos and high redlines.

Stopped and looked at a Triumph Stag today, but the thing was a basket case. Shame, too, because it was damn cool looking.
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I also suffer from this debilitating disease. Every time I see an NX2000, Cressida, AE86, 1st gen MX6 GT and basically any old Mazda, I drool. My Fiancee does not share my appreciation for the older japs. She even says my Miata is a pile(and it makes me cry), when in reality, it's pretty damned nice. I miss my 97 MX6 LS, and I would like another, but once again she thinks it's UGLY!

Though, on the flip side, she doesn't put down my ideas for a new car. I've been tossing around the idea of an EVO and she's a fan because it's 4 door and AWD. I've also been thinking of a Mazdaspeed Protege.
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I just miss my old '93 MX6 LS (KLZE baby!) for the noise it made. That thing made music at full throttle.
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I also suffer from this debilitating disease. Every time I see an NX2000, Cressida, AE86, 1st gen MX6 GT and basically any old Mazda, I drool. My Fiancee does not share my appreciation for the older japs. She even says my Miata is a pile(and it makes me cry), when in reality, it's pretty damned nice. I miss my 97 MX6 LS, and I would like another, but once again she thinks it's UGLY!

Though, on the flip side, she doesn't put down my ideas for a new car. I've been tossing around the idea of an EVO and she's a fan because it's 4 door and AWD. I've also been thinking of a Mazdaspeed Protege.
If you want an MSP, your choices are building the bottom end and welding the diff, or being slow
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Better than biodeisel is converting to straight grease! Grassroots had an article about some big time racer that did that with his.
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I always wanted to put a bp-t in a festiva RWD Style...

Edited for Truth.

(You and I both..)
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Old 09-26-2008, 03:27 PM   #52
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real men would put a bp-t in the front and back
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Here you go Rob. Can't get cheaper than this!

http://atlanta.craigslist.org/cto/854114649.html
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I just miss my old '93 MX6 LS (KLZE baby!) for the noise it made. That thing made music at full throttle.
A KL engine with ITB's is even more awesome.
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