Classic car generalDon't be a faggot edition>For Classics made from 1979 or older, with few exceptions. (it doesn't really fucking matter you faggots)>Everybody has their own taste, but some tastes are wrong. If you aren't sure if your car is classic or not, it's not. (Hint:clapped out trucks from 1990 are not a classic)>Your Honda Miata doesn't belong here.>US, Euro, Jap, or whatever.>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.>Any and all discussion about classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses; don't get butthurt.>Period correct performance > cosmetics.>Metal > plastic.>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.>JBweld and RTV can fix anything>If you see rust there is more.>Rust and bodywork are the most difficult thing to repair.>Electrical work is difficult until you stop reading forum posts and buy a multimeter.>Low oil pressure? Worn mains and rod bearings. Use lucas and 15W40 until you afford a rebuild.>Do NOT buy a classic and plan to pay someone to work on it. You need to be able to do 90% or more of the work or you will go broke.>You will spend twice your budget, unless you have years of experience. If the salty old hands agree, it's true.>No one cares about your MPG>If you can't tune a carb you might literally be retarded>Nothing is as easy as it seems>Post car or GTFO
Is this seller delusional, or do I just not understand what this is worth?
Does anyone have any experience with Classic Industries? I want to buy one of their reproduction radios with bluetooth
>>27187015I think this guy is delusional but so many people are these days
>>27187015>>27187021$5,500 is more than low for that amount of sheetmetal.Look up fenders, grill and lights for your own personal car.And remember these are factory stampings, not some chinkshit that doesn't fit, and they haven't been manufactured for 80 years.
>>27187045Thanks anon, hoping that the Pioneer unit in the thing now can come out without hassle.On another note, it's sad how slow this thread is and proves just how many shills are on this board. With the way everyone talks about modern eggshit here I would thing /ccg/ would be poppin'
>>27187474I've been posting in ccg for over a decade but that faggot has ruined the general and I don't want to hang out here anymore.
>>27187943It's why I didn't bother to start another one when the last one died.>>27187015That would be a sick RV if you did a period style interior in it, sort of like the very first Airstreams or Spartan trailers.
My 390 is off at the machine shop now. Waiting for the builder to get back to me on what pistons they are going to order and what camshaft he wants to spec for an F100.
>>27187017I have one, not the best audio quality ever but perfectly serviceable>>27187943This, at least the old trips actually contributed something
>>27188019542/563 284/292Fuck streetability.
Was playing around with carbs today since i had two in my cuckshed and nothing to do. The one I took off my camaro didn’t have the little black float bowl insert. Also was held together with torque screws, and only had one vacuum brake on the choke. The other one I ID’d from part number seems to have come off of a Cadillac had two vacuum choke brakes on it, but was missing an idle mixture screw and was also missing the power piston little nylon retainer thing. Pretty fun day.
>>27187017Haven’t bought a radio from them, but I’ve bought other stuff from CI in the past and it’s always been good. Pretty sure they’re right here in CA, I think last thing I got from them was a hood or it might have been my dashboard. For radios I got one from classic car stereos and I’ve been really happy with it. Got the Custom Auto Sound USA-740 radio with 2 kicker tweeters and 2 kicker 6x9s. Classic Car Stereos set up the knobs and all that on the faceplate for me and setup the tweeters on a bracket that was supposed to fit where the factory AM dash speaker goes but I ended up having to modify it. I think they’re out in Arizona now, they used to be in Escondido or something.
>>27188109I'm using it to tow occasionally. Plus my D2TE heads flow shit after .500 and that duration is a little high. I want somewhere in 270s and .500-.525. Gonna be a roller cam as well.
Anybody ever rescue a car from the depths? Lady said she would sign the title over to me if I just tow it out.
am I a classic yetI used to post my thunderbird in herethen I had an r129, that didn't go well lol
>>27187045Thanks and good to know>>27188041Appreciate it, with headers and a 360 with a 4 barrel the radio is not of massive importance so it will suffice.>>27188198I might look into them as well. Fingers crossed they have the right style for E-Body Mopars>>27188502Hello fellow PAnon, what's the benefit of Antique or Historic registration? I mean I know the benefits but doesn't that require you to limit your miles and other such bullshit?
>>27188516 >antique tagsExempt from state/emissions inspection. The law states occasional use is defined as on day per week for lesiure/events but that's not really enforceable. Basically don't get caught dailying it I guess. I think you might be limited to 5k miles a year? I maybe do 2k so that's fine. You also get dirt cheap insurance, and the tags are transferable with the car. You aren't limited by time of day unless you drive a shitbox so old it doesn't even conform to basic lighting requirements
>>27188541Hmm I live down the street from a police sub-station and there's a heavy cop presence in my area. I'm hoping they have better shit to do than try and catch me dailying the car but it is a red E-Body Mopar so it isn't exactly inconspicuous. Do they check mileage at the inspection stations here? I've also only lived in PA for a few months
>>27188502Welcome back, thunderchicken/cressida/R129bro how you enjoying the SN95 platform? In my opinion, I think my '96 GT has the comfiest factory seats I've ever sat in. Mine are the sport buckets with the tan tweed.
>>27188502Ah fuck what happened to the r129?
Damn, why did CCG go on a break for so long?Been looking at selling/trading the Galaxie off for an older SUV (Montero 1st gen, a scout, or a wagoneer) but damn, no middle of the road 4x4s out there. All are either 5k shit heaps or 20k+
>>27188640>Ah fuck what happened to the r129?Combination of lack of due diligence on my part, and being lead astray by the person who arranged the sale who was a relative of mine. I could say a lot of things I loved about that car, but it needed a lot more work than I initially assessed. I took a pretty bad loss on it, learned some lessons and moved on. >>27188631 Overall, incredibly happy with the sn95. Addresses every single issue/shortcoming I had with the thunderbird, for which I could write a long list too. A close friend of mine has a 32v cobra, so I got to know the platform pretty well. tldr on this car>204k miles>302>built aode with high stall, diode drum, shift kit, other stuff (basically paid for a built trans and got a car for free)>equal length headers, x pipe, flowmaster 40s (ditching these asap) >reciept book an inch thick>spotless pinchwelds >not a speck of rust anywhere, all fasteners are clean, body is straight, interior is 8-9/10>has a leaky oil pan and fucked paint, the rest is simple easy to fix bullshitOverall I'd give it an 8/10, probably the most mechanically sound car I've ever bought. I bought the day it was listed; it was gone the same evening if I didn't. >>27188545>Do they check mileage at the inspection stations here?If you do state inspections, they log your miles yeah.
>>27188673What are you looking to get for the Galaxie? Also no one wanted to post a new thread because of you-know-who.
>>2718869915k would be ideal, but I'm hoping for 12k at minimum. Don't think I'm too off the mark considering the current market for them in my area. Unfortunately holidays isn't the time to sell.
>>27188482>Lady said she would sign the title over to me if I just tow it out.What the fuck are you waiting for then?
>>27188712That's about the same price wise as up here North of the Red River.
>>27188482Bro, thats a Nash, if you don't want it, give it to me and I'll fix her and save her.
1 step forward and two steps back with the Capri while /ccg/ was dead.I was able to get it to run for a good 5 seconds with some friends to help. It only fires off when the choke is fully closed, so I'm assuming it must be too lean. I've pulled the mixture screws out another full turn, but haven't tried it again yet. The car's exhaust wouldn't match up with the headers on the truck engine I put in, but I have the y-pipe from the truck so thats currently at a shop getting a muffler welded onto it, probably going to get raped on the price but oh well, I'm not able to use my welder yet.I also took the oil pan back off to try and fix a leak. I wish I had known I'd have to swap the pans before I put the engine in the car back then, its such a fucking nightmare to get it in while also keeping the absolutely fucking stupid 4 piece gasket in place. It's probably going to leak just as bad if not worse now, but oh well.Currently also fighting a brake line leak, even though everything is as tight as I can get them.I still really don't like this car and I'm not even sure I'll like it even if I ever get it driving again. I hope when I sell it, someone will be dumb enough to give me a decent amount of money for it so I don't feel as bad for wasting all the time and money I have on this rust bucket.
>>27188728I received a call last night from my storage service guy, saying I needed replace the cover for my Pinto wagon. It's been raining and the wind's been blowing like a high class hooker. It's the first time in three weeks that I've seen it, and it reminded me once again, that I need to finish the Bobcat quickly because the wagon is the car I really wanna work on... but being a wagie sucks. It's a struggle to to balance work and this project - especially for getting the funds necessary to complete this thing.How do you guys manage?
>>271869291972 faggot, your s10 will never be a classic
>>27189059By having a real job
>>27189077My Ford pissed in a bucket for you, drink up.
Oh look the dumb fucking loser literally can not help himself and he's back to beg for attention since his life sucks so hard
>>27189691big gulp schizo
Bought the cheapest led bulbs off ebay for my dash lights and they made a surprisingly good difference. pic related, before
>>27189779Where the hell is that light coming from? Do you have the dome light on?
>>27189783There's a piece of trim there with the bulbs facing the gauges.
i sold it. :(wife is pregnant and we need a second bathroom
>>27189779I did a LED Conversion as well in my camaro, doesn’t look as good cuz of the light tubes is broken but looks a lot better than it did
How do I keep up the motivation to take apart this shitty z when every fucking fastener is rusted in place. They might as well have riveted this car together, the end result is the same in that I'm going to be drilling everything out.
>>27189796What the fuck. The gauges themselves aren't illuminated? What is that? I do like the soft green though.
>>27189796Anon, what kinda E-Body do you have?Fellow E-Body owner
>>27189797>i sold it. :( >wife is pregnant and we need a second bathroomhang self
>>27189805you sell it and buy one that isn't shit
>>27189884Nice! I'm in the final stages of buying a '71 Challenger, so not really an owner yet but I will be by the weekend! I'm guessing your's is the yellow one I've seen in some other threads, it's a pretty color.
>>27189918Don't kick a man while he's down, but that was the time to put your foot down anon.
Sold the '71 Mercedes; debating a fire sale on most of my cars to get down to 4.
>>27189934>I'm guessing your's is the yellow one I've seen in some other threads, it's a pretty color.That's a different guy, my car is blue.
>>27188830doubt it will help but you have an open vaccum port next to the carb stud in your pic
>>27189918>hang selfSays the guy jerkin his gurkin to tranny porn
Imagine an automotive forum.The threads are categorized.Some are for stance.Sone are for dirt.Some are for racing.Some are for [spcific] mods.And there's one for vintage.But someone that has no vintage automobiles floods the thread.And he doesn't do it with historical information.He blogs about his incompetence on modern vehicles.And this is allowed.Because there is no moderation. This is the world you accept.
>>27190208WELCOME TO 4SKINS
>>27190074Yeah, thats for the power valve? or whatever. I took that pic for someone else mostly to show how close the accelerator pump linkage is to the EGR on the mustang manifold I swapped to. I had to persuade it out of the way with a hammer.I haven't tried yet but I have a feeling the carburetor might have an actual chance of fitting under the hood with this intake since its a good several inches shorter than the one that came on the Ranger motor where the EGR goes through and the carb bolts onto.Praying the shitty exhaust I had made quiets it down enough to not go deaf trying to dial everything in while its still in my garage. I'll probably still need ear pro though
>>27188830>That fuel filterDid you literally just force it into the hole crooked and ruin the threads? Jesus fuck.
>>27190380Its not crooked, it threads in nice and smoothly, and does not leak
Firebirds cooling system shit the bed. I guess they call it dexkill for a reason
>>27190499Jesus you're fucking useless
>>27189918>>27189937>>27190194don't worry, I have another classic that will get more of my attention now
>>27190617Lmao you're the faggot with the rx7 this whole time?
How might one find out what happened to a 1968 Pontiac GTO registered in the state of Washington and sold within a few years? My mom was first owner on one, and while she can't remotely recall the VIN number she does remember the license plate for it. My sister got my grandfather's Fontaine Blue 1965 GTO, and it irritates me to no end. I was born in 1994 btw.They (mom and who she was married to) ordered it in Verdoro Green, with redline tires and a white interior. It was a manual transmission. It was supposed to have a wood grain steering wheel but they forgot to add that out of the factory. They had it for a few years and then sold it because a certain dumbass couldn't NOT get speeding tickets in it. It was replaced with a shitty El Camino. My mom misses the car but, as with anything related the time and age, has written it off as lost to time. I on the other hand, would like to know where the hell it went.Pic semi-related, it's not THE car but an example.
>>27190691Other than posting to your region's local car scene on facebook it's hard to know what happened to a particular car without the VIN. Best you would be able to do would be to see if there are any old documents or pictures with the VIN on it and if not the only other thing to do would be to go to the DMV and ask if they have any info on the car registered under the last owner's name available. If they don't then you'd be SOL.
>>27190691Slim chance for this but, >GTOs are valuable >documentation is important >build sheet requests were handled by pontiac historical division for years>these sheets have the info on what dealership the car was shipped to>contact GTOAA forum and inquire about 68 goat sold new at X dealership >IF the car still exists, IF the car has been restored or documentation done, IF the owner wants to fuck with it, you may find your car.
>>27190333Question is: why are you still running EGR?
>>27189797Oof. And in this economy I bet what you got barely puts a dent in how much you need.
>>27189796Man, the LEDs I did in the Galaxie turned out like shit. Doesn't really matter I guess since none of the stock gauges work anyways.>>27190499What happened?>>27190617*Mfw*
>>27191032>Doesn't really matter I guess since none of the stock gauges work anyways.Change your gauge voltage regulator. Yes, that is a thing on mid 60s Fords.
So I am doing an engine swap on my "classic" and the new engine is originally FI which I converted to carb, old engine had a mechanical lift pump for fuel on the block, new one doesn't so I stuck an electric pump in the bay.Thing is the electric pump pumps A LOT in just a couple of seconds, probably closer to 3 gallons per minute, it's rated to be at 4psi which is close enough to the mechanical lift pumps pressure, but I'm still kinda worried about flooding the carb, not necessarily due to the pressure, but the amount of fuel that fucking thing stuffs in.There is no return line on the carb and I was thinking about nigrigging one into the carb fuel line with a T pipe and routing it back into the fuel pumps intake hose.Am I being just fucking retarded here or am I on the right track?
How long do I have to wait before I can buy a 4th Gen Imperial for a reasonable price bros?
Holy shit you guys have normie taste
>>27191082Get one of those filters that has a return line built in.
>>27191116>t. Vega owner
>>27191060For me, it's a mixture of a bad headlight switch (the adjustment part for the interior lights is extremely loose) and the actual bulbs staying in place. The actual gauges need the following:>Speedo: new transmission gear>Fuel: no fucking clue. Mind of it's own.>Temp: not hooked up
>>27191060Late 70s too, I have a regulator on the back of gauge cluster in my Fiesta that controls the fuel and temp gauge.I recently replaced mine with a NOS one because neither worked, and now both of the gauges go to full instead of not moving, and then it started smoking so I think that one just fried itself too
>>27191158Interesting, they seem to be almost nonexistent in Europe, will have to hit up a local american cars/parts specialist store to see if they have anything similar in stock
Anyone notice an increase of what used to be rare vehicles on their local market place? I'm seeing a shit ton more scouts and old range rovers when you rarely saw any before. And as tempted as I am to get an old Rover, I'm not nearly that retarded to buy such a headache.
>>27191251I think it probably tracks what you've clicked on and stuff to try and show you what you might be more interested in
>>27191254I guess that makes sense. Been getting more JDMs as well. Side note: why are all scouts either rusted and beat to fuck or show room restoration? I can't find a middle of the road one. I just want a 4x4 SUV damn it.
>>27191082You don't want or need a return line on a carb, because it doesn't rely on constant fuel rail pressure to work.The volume doesn't matter as long as the pump stops at 4psi like it should. The float valve will take care of the float bowl level.Sounds like you just bought one that's too big, but it's hard to get small electric pumps because they are usually used on monster motors where the mechanical pump wasn't enough.
>>27191281Needle and seat can only hold back so much line pressure.They'll leak if an electric pump is too big.Which is why there are fuel pressure regulators.
>>27191281That's the thing, I don't trust it to shut off at 4psi, that's why I'm sperging about a return line.
>>27191596You are fucking retarded
>>27191600I know, especially when I thought a 30 gallon per minute pump would be good for a sub 2 litre piece of shit from the 60s
>>27191616You're really really really fucking retarded. Volume has nothing to do with it you shit for brains faggot. Take your car to a shop because you're obviously way too stupid to figure this out.
>>27191638>Take your car to a shopI refuse, I'd rather caveman my way through the fuel pump
>>27191642You are too fucking stupid. Incredibly fucking dumb. Volume does not equal pressure you fucking troglodyte.
>>27191656And I never claimed such
>>27188116Would probably cause some float disturbance and fuel slosh with the insert removed. It is a bitch sometimes to get the piston rods aligned into the jets with the insert, last guy in there probably gave up. Also missing is a thin metal gate in that slot near accel pump again fuel slosh. The acorn looking aneroid was omitted like a year after introduced 1975 later models have plastic bowl to fill space. Some run without the aneroid bowl for increased fuel bowl volume but again slosh. Have a love/hate with quadrajets. Many are fucked by previous owners and remans. The chinks now also have aluminum clones which are dogshit too. I like the 77-80 best for the tuneailty if you knock out the plug on the airhorn to adjust the APT
>>27191656>>27191638>>27191600Stop shitting up the thread, s10nigger
>>27191665Hmm let's see>>27191082>I'm worried it's going to bypass the needle because of the volume even though it's rated for the appropriate pressure>>27191616>Talking about the volume again Yeah, you're fucking dumb.
>>27191032Apparently the dexcool turned acidic and ate my water pump seals. I then replaced the seals and went to add new coolant but the radiator which was already leaking decided to finally crap out completely and piss coolant. I got a new radiator and flushed everything out and used new green glycol based coolant. Now it's overheating. It was 1 in the morning so I wasn't able to determine if it was thermostat or water pump but I'm leaning towards water pump as the return heater hose is cold and isn't affected by the thermostat. At this point I'm just going to replace the heater lines as well if the water pump has failed
>>27191749Man, having to redo a water pump job is annoying AF on an old engine, I imagine an LS is even more tedious.If it makes you feel better, I've been chasing a power surge on my Gloria for 3 weeks now and finally figured out the electric fan draws too much power when it kicks on.
>>27191801Nah, water pump is 6 bolts all 10mm I can get it out pretty easy. It's not too expensive either. An AC Delco water pump is $120+$20 with the thermostat. I'll just replace everything so I don't cut any corners or have anything bite me in the ass later
>>27191749How is your cooling system setup? Do you have a bypass valve on heater core hose? Is your steam port tied into radiator/heater core line/upper rad line? With the steam ports and throttle body coolant line above both the thermostat and upper rad hose you can have some major air in system. Recommended for LS swap fill from upper rad hose into pump.When my LM7 pump was dying it was pissing out weep hole but didn't overheat as long as i kept it topped off. Was OE truck pump but replaced with LS3 pump as i added passenger side high mount AC. Had to cut off idler mount and use relocation kit. Tapped the water pump for steam port, was originaly steam port to throttle body to heat core hose tee. Still burped alot of air i never see above 205 with my fans tune and it hit 215 during that first start and fill.
>>27191698I've been at work all day guy. My shitposting genre changes, I don't regurgitate the only complete sentence I learned in kindergarten.
Literally can not help himself. I can't imagine having zero self control.
I think that removing the rag joint has improved the steeringdiscuss
>>27192381As in a new one or installed a u-joint?
>>27192397I cut the rag joint section off the steering shaft and affixed a splined universal joint
>>27192405Where'd you get it?Flaming river thinks their shit is made from rubies.
>>27192445I bought it off ebay for like 20 dollars, it looks exactly like the ones I got on a flaming river shaft
>>27191989I have the steam port routed to the heater return for now. I want to splice it into the upper radiator hose but I haven't got the part yet. On my old radiator I had a 1/4 nipple welded into it to take the steam port. The heater lines are supposed to flow even with the thermostat closed but judging but the fact I've got nothing I'm thinking maybe when I was running only water to try and flush the dexcool the pump which was already corroded from the dexcool or something failed from the cavitation and now that I have actual coolant it just doesn't flow anything. There's enough flow to get hot coolant to the heater core and the inlet of the radiator but it's instantly cooled because it's moving so slowly
>>27190617Oh cool, as long as you have something. I hate seeing people selling out their hobbies for shit like that >captcha: WYPP04
>>27190194I don't watch porn
>>27190617So you’re also Lincoln guy?
>>27192529yeah. wanted something else the complete opposite of the Lincoln
>>27192705How much did you sell it for?
>>27192712That's higher end where I'm at for one of those. Still, good deal with all the shit you did to it
>>27192381Did this in my GBodies with 90's cherokee shaft definetly noticible
>>27192705>Biggest plot twist of 2023
>>27192459When I got my truck the rag joint was completely disintegrated. I had nearly a half a turn of the wheel before the bolts hit the pins.It was sketchy but luckily an easy fix with an oem unit.I actually like the factory design, as long as its in good condition- it reduces vibrations
>>27193618the one in my capri was nonexistant so I had to pay (((((team blitz)))))) $50 to get a rubber disk to fix it
>>27192506Try the upper rad hose into pump with nose lifted to get more into block and push air out the steam ports into what your tied into.Again worked for me and still had to burp some out with noticeable air pockets that caused high temp during first run.LS gaskets are resuable but i'd say if your in there removing pump and have any oil pressure issues replace the cam bearing plate and pickup o-ring. Mahle gaskets and o-rings are superior to OE or Felpro. If worried about any cam distrubance and accidental drop of a lifter into the pan just plug the 2 side holes with like 5/16 dowel about 26".BTW fucked my LM7 last month. Previous owner did swap and kept it behind the 2004R, lost 2nd punching it on highway to get around slow pokes over rev spun bearings. Did a summit no springs required baby cam and tbss intake back in march when water pump went was running awesome till that. Got super clean 2002 90K pulled from wreck for $500 that i'm dropping in. Thought previous owner may have stripped the 4l60E connections from harness but i found them tucked above trans when i dropped crossmember to see if the servo had fucked springs in the 2004R. So now i can swap to a 4l60 without much headache save a shorter driveshaft.
>>27193988The thing is I've drained and filled the coolant on this quite a few times and never had an issue getting it burped. I'd just crack the steam ports let it spew for a second and tighten back up. I even filled the thing from the upper radiator hose to ensure it was getting a full fill of coolant. Also I haven't had an oil pressure gauge on the car since I started driving it. I have a gauge but I just haven't bothered wiring it in
>>27193618the only thing I like about them is factory designs usually are safer when they fail than a universal jointhowever im not rock crawling with this bitch and I rarely every touch a road that's rough
>>27194395>safer when they fail thanYa that was kind of cool that it ceased to exist and yet I could still steer (kind of).That's was a 1966 joint to 1992.High mileage truck so I doubt the replacement looks as bad but I'll post a pic when I'm sober just for shits and giggles.
>>27194849'72 is still king.
>>27194849I remember when these were considered SHIT. Nowadays they ARE the shit! And the Mercury variant has an even better interior. New cars really are made with junk chink parts and don’t compare to classics.
>>27195143Safer in crash too. You want the joint to fail and/or the shaft to be a collapse/telescoping 2 piece design less likely to send steering wheel into your chest
>>27195216The emphasis goes on THE, not are. You are trying to emphasize the fact that they were previously just "shit" but now they are "the shit".
>>27194849Michigan/Ohio had a pinto/gremlin fest. My parents passed a convoy of like 50 of them when they drove up to visit.
>>27195362my column section I believe collapses, I don't know how different they would be in a crash compared to a rag joint but if I thought for one second that the slack removed from the steering by removing the rag joint could possibly prevent me from getting into an accident I would take that chance.
I've been wanting a project car for a while. While I've done all of my own work on cars (suspension, steering, exhaust, CV axles, etc) I've never actually done any major jobs like a clutch or pulling an engine. I'm not wanting a car that's sat in a field for a few seconds but would getting an older car be a good option to learn some of those more in depth jobs compared to something like a clapped out 90s Honda?
>>27196593Decades not seconds, no idea why I thought that one
>>27195939That's probably the annual Pinto Stampede. Approximately 1000 mi migration every year right before first frost.
>>27189837>>27189884>>27189934>>27190036E-BODY BOYS LET'S GOOOOOOODashlight Anon, I assume yours is the blue one that was posted in here a couple threads ago, right? Future Owner Anon have you sealed your deal yet?
>>27191113Who gets a loan for a used car????
>>27197109Normies and wrenchlets like myself.
>>27197101The dashpad for the 70 chally wally finally shipped after being on eternal backorder
>>27197101“Future” E-Body owner here. The title is in my name and as of about an hour ago the car was picked up and will be ready for me to receive at 9AM tomorrow.Vid soon of loading on to trailer but low service right now.
>>27197109My 401k has a higher return rate than the interest rate on my shitbox loan.>lrn2finance, poorfag.
im looking to get a 3rd gen firebird to be a weekend project i can work on with my grandpa but im not quite sure how to build it out. i will be replacing the engine but i want to stick to engines that were produced with the firebird so should i build it with a naturally aspirated L98 or a boosted buick 3800? as far as i know the only 3rd gens with 3800s were turbo'd but it wouldn't feel sacrilegious to use a supercharger and it would be easier too. im not looking to make huge power. im mostly wondering what you would think would make a more interesting build.
>>27197755572 it fuck all that other gay shit
>>27197763i think 700 horsepower is a little excessive. there would be far too much wheelspin. i dont really want more than 550.
Been waiting on space in shed to work on my car with dad it's been a few years waiting.. ..got a quote from car restoration place for 25k if they work on it
>>27197913Likely won't happen with your dad unless you take initiative and just clean everything up and ask for forgiveness later. I had the same issue with my dad where his crap was strewn everywhere and he had zero interest in organizing everything so space could be made. I also waited because I wanted to do it all with him, but he never made time to actually move towards getting it done until it was almost time to sell the house.Get boxes and do it yourself. Your father isn't motivated to get it done unless he sees you hard at it and would likely want to join in second. If he's like the packrat of Father that I had, then he'd try to find every excuse to not even start on organizing everything. Don't let that happen, you'll miss a glowing start in the auto industry that way.
Has anybody in here converted their classic to e85? I've never even considered it until recently.
>>27188482>there are still old lady shitbox stories to be had>a fucking nashdude get that shit NOW. Even an 80's ford LTD kept by a grandma in her garage with 200 miles on it is rare nowadays, that's a fucking Nash Metropolitan. Won't bring you big money if you restore it but it will pull the most looks out of most cars from its era
The entire TR7 is in primerPaint has been purchasesIts all coming together>>27197966I have considered running e85, but with an SU carb I don't think there is much to convert other than an o-ring and your fuel lines(if you haven't replaced them)
>>27187043Remember theres only like 3 truck autists in the world that would be willing and able to use any parts from that truck, or have the means to restore it. It'll sit there and rust at $5500 until the "owner" dies and then it'll all get scrapped or bought out by some other hoarder for $500.
Anyone know anything about that Datsun Z place in Madil Oklahoma? There were 50+ Z's there when I drove by do they sell cheap ones? I can't find any info about it other than some random reddit posts. >message guy about Z, ask to come see it. >its only $4800, listed as a 4cyl manual but they didn't come in 4cyl>he just never respondsWhy are sellers like this?
>>27198678Just call you dumb zoomer nobody has time to sit there and do all this g2g brb ttyl :))) shit. Just. Fucking. Call.
I'm buying a 1980 Shay Model A and I'm gonna dress up and larp like it's the 1930s and it's a real Model A when I'm driving it. And no one can stop me!
>>27199114Just make sure at least one time you tell the ol’ ball and chain to “beat it toots”
>>27199145don't worry Mac, i'm on the trolly!
I was gonna work on my car, but ti's raining. WHAT THE HECK
>>27199209Sucks to suck
>>27199114Sounds breddy cool
This is so much fun. How the fuck do I open the hood?
>>27199525Check the grill for a lever. Slide it toward the drivers side.
>>27199525Looks super clean. How much did you pay for engine? What engine has it got?
>>27197966yep, it was around 30% bigger jetonly mapco carries E85 around herehad timing around 16* with the stock curve, not much power improvement but economy didn't tank as much as i thought it would made like 5 gallons of the good stuff and decided it tasted better than burning it
>>27186929Have any of you guys replaced your transmission cooler hard lines for AN lines? Mine are destroyed, and I want to route them differently for a different transmission cooler.
>>27200233No, but I see no problem with it. Just be smart with your routing.
>>27200240Looks like that's what I'm doing then. All this NPT SAE AN JIC stuff is kind of confusing, but I think I got it. Good thing there's an Earls nearby.
>>27200233I've done all kinds of shit with 37 degree AN fittings.I found a bunch of hydraulic fittings and double braided stainless lines at my local surplus shop so I cut and welded to my heater core fittings.
my 1998 subaru sambar van is spitting codes 24 and 31>24 Idle Control System Malfunction>24 ISC Valve (Stick)>24 Open/Short in ISC Valve Circuit>31 Throttle Position Sensor Circuitreplacing the TPS should be easy an pretty cheap, but my sambar isn't carbureted, and the ISC valve seems to be non-removableThrottle bodies aren't easy to find, and so far the only place that is willing to sell me one is yahoo auctions, and it's a rebuilt one (all the others got snapped up by faggot companies that only export and won't sell to jp buyers)currently my issues are: >have to step on the throttle on cold mornings to keep from stalling until the engine is warmed up (or i could just raise the idle with the throttle cable i guess)>check engine lightso, not that big of a deal, the question now is, do i wait around and try to grab a used throttle body, or spend roughly 210 USD for the rebuilt one?
>>27196593Find an 80s carbd shitbox. The first year Honda CRVs had carburetors
>>27197797Then a 383 with a shot of NAAAAWWWWWWSSSSSS should do her then.
>>27189059Im sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but this >>27189262 is the real answer here. If you're on a wagie salary you should put the old car interest aside for a few years and work on setting yourself up to be in a better position.Being a wagie and having old cars (a money pit) as a hobby sounds like a losing combo.
>>27200800All of those codes cam be triggered by a single broken wire
>>27189937>puts foot down>wife has anchor baby now, power dynamic in shambles>"Anon, you can put one foot down in front of the other and go sleep and jack off in your car"
>>27192520vintage Sears catalog gang
>>27194849that thing fucks
>>27200897true!i went out to fiddle with it earlier and noticed that if i unplug in TPS, the car acts funnyif i unplug the ICV, nothing happenswasnt exactly sure what to do with the multimeter
>>27200950Test connectivity on each end of the loom? Make sure each wire is complete?
>>27200912kekT OR P E D O T I T S>Verification not required.
Aw man as a younger man I took out a couple loans for my classics lol, always had the money though just needed temporary funding while I liquidated stuff, bonuses came in, etc. never even paid interest cuz I just paid them in full like a week later. taking out a loan for a (at the time) 37 year old car and dailying it with no garage or even driveway back then knowing if I’m late to work I’m going to jail. Fun stuff, fixed it in the autozone parking lot millions of times, really makes you git gud.Bout to take said 44 year old car out to the barbershop jamming these tunes https://youtu.be/pxraX4SEmSw?feature=shared
>>27201049Work release with parole officer?
>god damn it Took the Galaxie out to a show 40 miles away. Drive there, the show and most of the drive back went well without incident. Then out of nowhere the very light ticking that I thought was an exhaust leak got super loud like 3 miles from home. Got it in the garage and pulled off the valve covers, but I can't find any obvious reasons for the noise. All the rockers are tight and everything seems to move in perfect rhythm. The real bitch is that I can't get it to make the noise while it's in park/neutral in my garage and only seems to happen under load. I use a stethoscope but can't pinpoint anything
>>27201611I'm glad that happened to you Sean
>>27199683Thanks I got it. It's a two piece latch. There's this metal hook that you need to pull but also a sliding latch that you have to feel for like on the modern Challengers.>>27199799Thank you, it's very clean, the underside is impeccable for what it is. There are tiny things to nitpick but it's got a 360 Magnum crate engine. Paid 45K for her.
>>27201647Jesus christ why would you pay that much
>>27201647really nice car anon. was it fully resto'd?>>27201720it's worth exactly what someone is willing to pay, and dodges are worth a fortune in (((current year)))
>>27197362Chally Wally makes you sound like a faggy waggy
>>27201779>>27201779Sure thing, nigger wigger
>>27201720For an E-Body, today I think I got a steal.>>27201731Thanks anon, yes, full rotisserie restoration, very clean underbody.Also as you said in regards to >>27201720This car will only appreciate, as a matter of fact I was propositioned to sell it just on my Sunday drive today. I don't plan on selling it however and even considering what I paid for it, it's not uncommon to see fully resto'd 72-74 Challengers commanding similar prices.
>>27201720That's a fair price for a clean '71.>>27201647Car looks great.
>>27201611Have someone put in gear and give it some gas with a foot on the brake. It will give it some load while you listen.
>>27201647Only $45k? Bargain. What engine/tranny combo did you get on it?
>>27201834>full rotisseriedamn nice car. you should have a witty retort ready for when retards ask >does it have a hemi
>>27201866I thought it was a solid deal and thank you anon.>>27201981I think I got a solid deal for sure. It's got a 360 Magnum crate motor and the Slap Stick auto trans.>>27201983Hahah that's something I hadn't thought of yet but I will get to brainstorming.
>>27202000Hey, that's not bad. 360 is a solid little engine, I'm currently building a 340 for my 'Cuda for the slightly higher revving but I considered a 360. Love me LA small blocks. Good fun.
>>27202006It definitely sounds nice but also mine's and with so much less bloat compared to a modern car it goes pretty well although I have been babying it for now.What year 'Cuda do you have? Sounds like it will be a nice build.
>>27202029Sorry for stroke typing, meant to say mine's got headers on it so that helps the sound for sure.
>>27199008I really hate people like you.
>>27200875>>27189262That's just it, though.This old car interest is part of my exit wagie strategy. A piece of shit forgotten car that I can practice painting, welding, cutting and learning how to break down and put together vehicles for restoration. Taking pictures of every step of the process, but as it is, I'm struggling to find anyone to help train me right now. I don't have a choice but to improvise, scavenging whatever tools and spare time I have at my disposal.There's lots of openings for trained mechanics where I live, but nobody has the time or energy to train someone else. To train for the position, I'd have to sacrifice my entire livelihood with insane interest rates just to go to school for it, and that wouldn't cover any of my cost of living. It's a slow process, but I have faith it'd pay off. This Pinto wagon / hatchback combo and taking them to shows is my shot at this. I'm just lucky that my fiancée is super supportive and embraces that passion with me.I got shit on earlier this year when I tried getting out of my situation, and just recently got rejected from the Ford dealership at the last step for holding too many jobs this year. Call it cope all you want, but I'm not giving up. I will have victory over being just a wagie.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnlPtaPxXfc
>>27202029>>27202034A-body '68. I prefer the weight savings versus the E-body but it's got fuck all for interior space other than the front seats. You could fit maybe two adults in the back seat uncomfortably or one comfortably if they used it like a couch. The E-bodies are basically a shortened and widened B-body like my Coronet so they're comfy for 4 or more and that's probably the only real downside to the A-body
>>27201437Nope active duty welfare queen at the time.Might actually be selling this car and picking up a 72 nova
>>27201834>full rotisserie restorationinitially i thought 45k was insane but all things considered, if they did everything properly/well that's quite the steal. also gratz on finding the hood latch. drive the shit out of it
>>27202111Are you going to keep the motor and put it in the nova?
Fellow E-Body boys, I'm trying to decide what instrument I wanna put in the blank space at the end of the instrument panel (I have the standard setup rather than a rallye, so big speedo and 4 small spots, one empty by default because Dodge Moment). Should I go with an oil pressure meter or a tach? Feel like pressure may be more useful because the oil light on the dash only provides so much info but at the same time I hate clipped-on tachs with a passion.
>>27194849kek my gf got one of these for her birthday back then and she was so pissed off
>>27186929hello boomers, no cap i kinda like classic american muscle. whats a good cheap easy to work on and fun classic that i can find easily in north america? no fords or dodges.
>>272045244 door Chevy II
>>27203880Tach in the dash and A-pillar pods for whatever you're missing (oil pressure, trans temp, volts, amps, vac/boost, fuel pressure, AFR).
>>27204525whats a chevy 2
>>27204524VW BeetleChevrolet VegaBuick RivieraChevorlet CorvairOpel CadetAMC GremlinPlymoth Duster>>27204549Do your own research zoom zoomYou have a surprising amount of options from the 60s and 70s muscle. Most Chevrolets are priced out the ass.Whats your budget?
>>27204591>Whats your budget?like 2-5 grand im willing to dish out for a full or partially complete car (engine trans included that is). picrel looks cool but a bit expensive
>>27204599If you want a muscle car for $2-5k and don't want it to be a Ford or a Dodge your only real options are going to be Buick or Oldsmobile unless you're fine with rebranded products like Plymouth (under Chrysler with Dodge) or Mercury (under Ford). Outside of that the pickings are mostly either not muscle or are expensive (Chevrolet).Why don't you want a Ford or a Dodge?
>>27204599Save your money then. You won't be able to put a dent in it uless you expect to do a full restoration project on your own. Expect to blow double your budget on restorations.You should expect at least to put in 5-10k over time to get it done right. Twice your budget.
>>27204549What's a google
>>27204624>Buick or Oldsmobilethis is what im looking at now, chevys seem to be the most expensive. idk i dont have very fond memories of chrysler products so i dont even consider it. >>27204625>You should expect at least to put in 5-10k over time to get it done right. Twice your budget.its over. im driving my civic until i save up some morethat skylark has intrigue me though, i want one now
>>27204650>idk i dont have very fond memories of chrysler products so i dont even consider itAs someone who doesn't have any brand loyalty (I own both a Ford and a Dodge), I would say that you really just end up forming memories with the car you have via the adventures you go on with it; you don't have to have any particular attachment to any particular brand. Shop around and keep your options open and don't limit yourself via the brand. Just look at all cars that are available at your price point and see which one(s) you like the most.
I will pray for everyone's classics itt to be fixed, finished, and fast, to be free of all rust and rot and gremlins, to be a source of speed and special memories
>>27204524>>27204599a nice corvair will cost you 8k
>>27204524Pontiac, Buick, Olds, or AMC probably. Dodge and Plymouth (+ Chrysler) are much more expensive to own and build than any GM or Ford product.The cheapest tend to be GM and Ford, AMCs are cheap to buy but parts are expensive IIRC, Mopar are expensive to buy and expensive to restore. Chevy, despite being the "cheap" brand of GM, has astronomical prices- ie: don't bother.
>>27203623Gonna sound like a wishy washy answer, but “maybe, maybe not”. Might finally be leaving the state here in a little bit in which case I would just keep the Camaro forever and bring it with me, but there’s also certain dominoes that might fall and keep me in CA in which case I’d probably just sell the car as is with everything in it and start over fresh on a different platform. Option 3 is pulling everything out of it and putting it in storage and then scrapping the body and just waiting until I got another roller to start building but that’s a long game. Just gonna wait and see how things go in the next few months I guess. Had a lead on a 72 Mach 1 that was a potential for a straight across trade, nothing crazy okay condition running and driving with factory brakes/suspension and a 351 in it but that fell through. Would’ve been cool to start all over on a different platform but whatever.
>>27200846 That’s what I’m running. Best combo. 500ish whp with a 150 shot. More than enough.
>>27206282 #Dude I hate to tell you this after you've put all that work into it.But better to find out now I guess.You put the brake master cylinder on the wrong side
>>27206282what compression ratio are you running?
>>27206282Why do people always use the red/blue fittings?You can do all blue, all black, yellow , or even just polished.Aeroquip has an entire catalog of goodies.
>>27206687I know that anon, he has a really long left leg and the only way for him to use the brakes is to have it on the opposite side of the toeboard.
'66 Pontiac Grand Prix with the 389 and an auto, running and driving for $5500 but needs a new brake system thrown on (as usual). Decent deal fellas?
>>27207059I have a really long third leg, if you can pick up what I'm laying down?( aka pipe into your mom)
>>27207171At first glance yeah. Check the body and so on and make sure that's *all* that it needs at that price point, though, since from what I'm seeing you can get some semi-decent examples for only a couple thousand more.
>>27207174your third legs fine but that one in the middle looks more like a thumb
>>2720685011.2. It’s still primarily a street car and 98RON pump fuel in Australia doesn’t get any knock. Needs 102 at the track with the N2O.
>>27206282>>27207875dry sump? solar conversion? alternator with a ribbed belt? what is this belt setup here and if you aren't charging how are you driving on the street?
>>27207331Your mom still likes his pipe, brah
>>27208898 Gilmer drive alternator. 2min to take off to run at the strip then put back on to drive home. As you can see the belt gets thrown off easily and it’s a bit ratty. Unconventional but it works for me.
>>27207875I'm running 11.1:1 and 7psi of boost and have to be careful of what brands of gas I run. Citgo (7-11) pings but most other big brands are not an issue with pump gas.
Setting up for the Autorama. Gonna be a fun thanksgiving weekend.
>>27210657More liek Autobama, amirite?
I want one of these Marti reports for my shitbox
>>27191082First you don’t put electric pumps in the engine bay, they need to be as close to the tank as possible, they push fuel not suck. The pressure won’t keep building but, electric pumps do not like to be in a dead head system, they are more likely to over heat and wear out quicker. Another problem is if it’s already a hot day a dead head system is more likely to vapor lock. I’d run a return line or have a in tank pump and a bypass valve. That is what I used in my 59 Plymouth.
>>27211903FACTORY BUILT 1989 ACCORD IS 1 0F 1Of the362,707 1989 Honda Accord, 256,521 were Accords, DX Hatchbacks. Of them256,521 came with 2.0L B20A 4-cylinder Engines. Of those,256,521 had 4-speed Automatic Transmissions.33,853 of them were painted Laguna Gold, of which16,566 had Tan Standard Cloth Interior. Of those5,962 were equipped with Standard Honda 6-Hole Hubcaps.5,962 were equipped with Cruise Control.1 of them came with a poop stain on the passenger seat as a result of the Factory Taco Tuesday the day before the car was built.JHMCA5629KC089857 vin number is that Accord.Anon Auto Works Report
Regrettably, the day may have come to sell the Bronco. It just doesn't do it for anymore like it used to, and I have far too many toys to look after now. Hard to part with it after so many hours sunk into it, making it a reliable truck.
>>27212038What year and how much?
>>27211903>my mustang is mechanically the same as other mustangs but I deserve $27,000 for no reason
>>27212052It doesn't seem unreasonable, although I'm no expert on the mustang market. He says he invested $32k. I bet 2/3rds of that was labor.
>>272120511978.I have over 10k I put into it. Was going to list it for 15k if I do. The market is right about there for broncos. The paint is bed liner and trim is non existent, so that knocks the value down. It's a reliable turn key truck that's been mostly rebuilt so that kind of evens out for someone who wants an offroad truck.
>>27212051Well fuck, a cursory glance at the market suggests I should list it higher.
>>27212068>$26,250>for an INLINE-6 MUSTANGHahahahahahahahahaHell noThat can buy you so many better things. You can get a 390 or 351 Cleveland Mustang for that much money. You could buy a fully-restored V8 Cougar. You could buy an unrestored car with a better engine and put in the remainder of the money and still have a better, newer, shinier, faster car. I got a Challenger with a 440 in it for an entire $10k less. Do not buy this car under any circumstances.
>>27212068>>27212296$26250?That's like... a dozen Pintos dood.
My dad said he's thinking of selling his other cedrics, my sister will get one.I have my own cars but, I may buy it from him.
>>27186929there's a lot of surface rust on the rear bottom of the car and I'm not quite sure what to do about itgot a big wire brush but there's no way it will remove all of it, especially around the edges of the embossingsgot an old can of hammerite paint, will it do the job or should I find a welder and sheets for a new floor?
>>27211903FM RADIO NO WAY
>>27212094>>27212103Yea idk what I would even price my Camaro at if I were to sell it. I got a ton into it but obviously you never get that back and cosmetically it’s a pile of shit.
>>27213034you already know the answer
>>27207171That is a good buy. Grand Prix and Catalinas are very nice cars. Overshadowed by the GTO
>>27206066It would definitely do you good to get out of that state. I know you have family there but the taxes and high cost of living are not worth it.
>>27199008>Boomers are too retarded to figure out email or DMingYou need to be under 50 to post here
>>27213278Seethe more, junior.
>>27212052No you don't understand bro, my mustang/corvette is the ONLY one in the entire world with this vin number. Incredibly rare 1 of 1 32k my loss your gain WILL NOT RESPOND TO IS THIS STILL AVAILABLE
>>27212038>Hard to part with it after so many hours sunk into it, making it a reliable truck.This is why I've been driving the same daily for 5 years. Ready to move on but know I'll never break even.
>>27213293>>27212296I already saw the Corvette club setting up at the show with their bone stock C5-C8s, all with those stupid 1 of X plaques next to them. It amazes me that those get into top places in car shows all the time over every custom build. If they were C1s or 2s I'd understand, but stuff made in the last 20 years??
>test drive capri>temps seem to climb quickly and drop 20 degrees with the thermostat opening>temp fluctuates alotI set the initial timing to 9btdc having read that the cam probably has 3 or 4 degrees advance in the grind, could it be that it's too advanced and causing the combustion chamber run hot?I double checked some pictures, the headgasket isnt on backwards, the water pump is pushing water up to the intake.I do suspect that there's a damn air pocket somewhere because I checked the fluid level this morning and it's below the transmission fitting whereas it was full when I took off last night.could it be both the timing and an air pocket?
>>27213598lol jelly as fuck with all of your broken shitboxes
>>27213617this is your 408w car? park it on ramps should get the air out, also some thermostat housings have bleeder screws to make it easier thermostat should open gradually, its rarely all the way open unless you're already overheating, could be bad too
>>27186929currently clearing out the garage so i can put the '84 opel senator chasis inside and put the engine back insidethe bodywork has been done for a few years i'm just waiting on my dad since he's the only person who can figure how to put back the 2.4 omega engine back inside since he swapped iti have invited 5 friends to come over to help, one of them being a mechanici have sport bumpers and a oil cooler and plenty of ambitions, my dad even thinks that the engine could withstand turbocharging which sounds fun
>>27213968Nice man, got any pictures?
>>27211903I hate this shit so much. Pure boomer stupidity. If you get specific enough, almost every car is a 1 of 1.
>>27214404my car has a dent in a spot no other car has, from when it backed into a MAILBOX at 5 MPH KILLING first wife THEY DON'T MAKE THEM LIKE THEY USED TO
>>27211903>1 of 1>200/6 autoyeah im sure its a cool car but its a shame ur retarded looool
>>27213617>the timingIt's never the timing
>>27214626i read that having either too advanced or retarded timing can cause the combustion chamber to be hotter as a result, I forget which way
>>27214659Yeah, I've heard that shit for over 50 years and never once has timing fixed a cooling problem that I've been involved with. I mean, I suppose if the cooling system was so bad the car was on the verge of overheating just idling it might make a difference, but then the real problem wasn't the timing.Besides, Initial should be in the 14-16 range with a recurve so that total mechanical is low-mid 30's by 3K or so. You can add in some vacuum for part throttle economy up to the low 40's if you want but it'll take some fab work since most all advance cans want to add in a LOT more than that.
>>27214404It’s like that bullshit they pull in the NFL when some mouth breathing retard like Chris Collinsworth goes>now here’s a guy…… he’s….. he’s the only left handed PAC-12 quarterback to complete over 10 passes in December against NFC north teams when there’s a full moon on a Wednesday prior to the game. Now that puts him in a really elite class of quarterback…t. Angry former football player that hates bullshit stats
>>27214659Too much advance will run hot, but it’s not instantly. More like eventually on the highway after 20 miles or more. It seems like the mild detonation builds too much heat than the cooling system can handle and eventually creeps up from 180 to over 200. Granted my hearing is terrible so I don’t hear any pinging or knocking while others may be able to. My experience is with a 10.75:1 mid sixties car. Bone stock, including cooling system. You should probably aim for 31-32 degrees total for now, but like the other guy says, your timing is likely not to be the culprit. Buy an infrared thermometer and check temperature from multiple places on the radiator to see if it’s actually getting rid of the heat. Also run a shroud.
>>27216373>Buy an infrared thermometer and check temperature from multiple places on the radiatorAlso, if the return temp (bottom hose) isn't at least 80F less than it is at the thermostat you're going to have engine temp problems.
update on the 408 capriits scaryim scared of it
I finally got my license and even though it feels comfy driving a modern car, I'm extremely tempted to buy a 1970 VW bug. Seller is desperately looking to get rid of it, but the catch is that it's extremely expensive ($6.1k). The carb was recently replaced along with some other shit. My budget is $15k and my boomer parents would be extremely pissed if I went with that bug, instead of letting them buy me a modern car, and I'm also 100% aware I would quickly blow that $15k budget on spare parts or repairs.On top of that, I live in a jungle where it rains a lot, so that's going to fuck up the car even more. Currently the cons outweight the pros. Are there any reasons for me to go for that VW? The seller is desperately looking to sell it even months after I saw the ad. Part of me wants it for the aesthetic, but part of me feels I'm going to regret doing this.
>>27216807>is desperately looking to get rid of it, but the catch is that it's extremely expensive ($6.1k).That's not even remotely expensive as far as intact and running classics go.
>>27217311Well, it's a bit expensive when adjusted to my cunt's currency. I would've been sold if they put the price at $4k
Local guy is selling his collection of 15 square bodies. Always impressed by this level of autism.
>>27216807If you spend 8k fixing a Volkswagen you're dumb as shit, they're not expensive or complicated. I have two.
>>27216761>im scared of it>not terrifiedTol'ja it needed a blower
>>27218038a plugwire fell off at some point and dad wouldnt get back in it knowing it had anymore left in it
>>27216807I don't think you'll regret the bug. People love those old Beetles. It'll teach you so much on maintenance, and you'll do even better than you thought possible. Get a manual transmission if possible.
>>27216807Nah beetles are slow shitty and gay anyways, if you’re going to piss off your parents and highly inconvenience yourself in the situation you described you might as well get an actual cool classic car out of the deal
>>27217727What's the autism?>>27216807Baja bug itI'll have to really tear into the 390 to figure out what's making the noise. IF the motor is shot, I'm toying with what to do. Rebuild or swap it with something more interesting.
>>27219133You can’t diagnose a mechanical engine problem, much less rebuild one. Why are you even pretending?
>>27219138I'll admit that I wouldn't be the one doing it, idc. Iv made friends with a guy who's got a shop in NW Houston who would love to do a crazy swap. Would be fun as hell to show up to a show with an American classic with something like a 2JZ with a turbo. But then again, I'm not gonna throw out a perfectly fine big block.
>>27219166They did that like 30 years ago, you’re so painfully unoriginal.
>>27219175And? It's still neat. Could also do an Aussi Barra motor... Oh the possibilities. Could even do an electric swap like this little British car (I wouldn't, fuck that).
>>27219166Hey dude well you have a house now to do it in, and it’s not your daily, maybe it time to take a shot at the rebuild yourself?
>>27219188Unfortunately it's due to that stupid house that I don't have time. Plus I'll be redoing the explorer this spring.I'm not in a rush though so I can wait and collect parts. Again though, this all depends if the motor is actually shot. Otherwise I'll just get it fixed quickly and look at getting an OD trans or maybe something else to throw on top of the 390 (blower or turbo). At minimum I want to put in a new cam and redo the suspension/exhaust so I'm not bottoming out. I'll do all the extra stuff myself when I have time, but the motor work will have to be done by the shop.
>>27219208If I hold on to my Camaro I’m thinking about doing some different heads, notching the block and stroking it. It’s already bored .060 over. Would probably get some different pistons too these are I believe 12cc dished iirc.
>>27219220Have you considered moving to a bigger and better engine? What was all that about you possibly leaving California or selling the Camaro for a new platform?
>>27218224>>27219015The duality of man.
>>27219232Yea might be hitting the oil rigs soon. Nah might be taking a job out of state soon nothing is concrete yet though but yea a bunch of my old crew has wound up at Porsche dealers in Texas and are making a killing they got some new system setup now where they make a salary plus bonuses similar to CA, no more kill what you eat flat rate. Probably because all the EV shit is a massive time sink that you simply can’t win at. Wife is slowly warming up to the idea because the housing market it’s just non stop ass rape in SoCal, may start booking interviews soon. Also finished my bachelors up recently so that opened up a bunch of other jobs for me in different fields. If we do stay here though I’ll probably sell the car or take it all apart and get a different platform to re build it with, something older and not have to worry about biannual inspections
>>27219015>Cool classic carSuch as?
>>27217766>>27217917>>27218224>>27219015>>27219081>>27219133potential buyer of bug here, I meditated more about this today, and seems like I'll go with the following plan:>Allow my boomer parents to buy me a modern car.>With the $15k budget I saved up over the past year, I'll also buy the bug and do maintenance work on itI doubt they will be mad and in fact they will be happy they were able to give their son a car, while I keep the bug as a side project. Seems like a win-win but I do suffer from mental retardation so maybe one day this will backfire on me
>>27219257What part of Texas? Housing market has gone to shit here, but sill probably easier than Cali.>>27219286Starting to show my age since normally I'm all for getting a project car. But have you considered saving the 15k for when you move out? 15k goes fast when you're on your own. Maybe look into a project bike?
>>27219286What "modern car" are you thinking about getting? I'm all for you getting the bug still but if you parents that are supporting you would be pissed I can understand not wanting to open that can of worms. The problem is that modern cars are massive piles of shit. The most modern I would look at is the mid 2000s.
>>27219534t. wrenchlet modern cars are piss easy to work on just like old cars
>>27219564never mentioned working on them anon, seems like projection. New cars are more unreliable than older cars.
>>27219286Well, getting into the money sink known as classic cars is its own form of retardation.
>>27219307Everything is better than Cali except maybe NYC. I make $30 an hour and a mortgage on literally the cheapest house I could find would take 100% of my income
Anyone here ever use reiki to fix a car?
>>27220273reiki deniers will say that the cables were "loose"
>>27219133What's wrong with your 390? Join the Ford FE Engine enthusiasts group on faceberg and they might help you diagnose a simple problem.
>>27220786Had what I thought was a slight exhaust leak (small ticking/tapping sound that I couldn't pinpoint to any cylinder). Suddenly got a lot louder. Motor seems to run fine apart from the sound, and an exhaust manifold leak is pretty common on 390s (plus the exhaust was built by a blind man I assume). But I just can't shake a feeling that it's something worse than that.
>>27221048Get Remflex exhaust gaskets.
>>27220786>Join classic Buick group>55 flywheel mount to a 53 nailhead crank?>NOOOO!!!1 NAILHEAD NOT EXIST IN 53 YOU DUMB>NAILHEAD EXITST IN 53 YOU DUMMER!!1>Repeat for every question except the Firestone rubber floor mats
>>27221048Best way to tell is to let it idle for 3-5 minutes and then drive under load for 10-15. If you do that and pull over and check the sound and it has diminished or gone away entirely it's an exhaust leak, as the manifold and engine will expand due to the heat and seal more properly to one-another. My 390 has a similar leak that I only noticed when it got way colder. I was afraid it was an engine tick as well because it was incredibly loud and noticeable, even inside the car, but as soon as the engine reaches operating temperature it vanishes entirely and the engine has never run better.
what accelerator pump cam closest mimics the pink one that comes on a new holley cept flipped upside down or am I better off doing it the retard waypic unrelated
>>27221073It's there cold or hot.I've pulled the valve covers and all the rockers are tight, none of the rods are bent. Pulling a plug on every cylinder doesn't make the sound go away. And I can't pinpoint anything with a stethoscope. Best I can figure out is that it's coming from the bottom rear of the engine which leads to another possibility - a loose flywheel bolt. Apparently that's another somewhat common issue with the cruise-o-matics, I just haven't had a chance to jack the car up yet. I'm hoping it's that or where the exhaust comes together by the transmission.I should point out that the reason I'm still so keen on the exhaust leak idea is that the tapping started after I bottomed out over a speed bump, and the exhaust hangs low (and I probably a dozen pieces of scrap pipe welded together).
>>27221058+1>>27221177look for soot on your manifold to exhaust pipe flange. look for soot everywhere.
any of you guys know what radiator company this is?