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    1. Member Crispyfritter's Avatar
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      09-16-2015 07:44 PM #1
      I couldn't help myself. I looked at this car when it was priced at $11k. It drove pretty well, but the prep work on the paint wasn't great, and it had enough wear and tear on it that you really couldn't justify premium money for it. But today, the guy sent me a message saying he'd take $7k for it, so I went and looked at it again. Freshly built 350 with a mild cam, and trans was new too (TH350). Brand new 373 gears in a freshly prepped and painted rear end. The interior looks pretty decent, but you can see where shortcuts were taken. At the end of the day, I spent $6k and brought this thing home. I lights the fat rear tires up from a roll in 1 st gear and can light 'em up again in second.









      Its a Berlinetta, no console car, but came with factory A/C. While its not perfect, it does snap necks. I passed a bunch of what appeared to be middle school kids and they all dropped what they were doing to stare and shout "nice car!". I only share that to say that there is hope for the next generation.

      But really, this is a fun, snappy car that sounds great, looks great and scratches that V8 itch until I get my Riv up and running. I certainly won't lose any money on it. I'll be out driving!

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      09-16-2015 07:49 PM #2
      Congrats!! That's awesome.
      Lots of VW stuff|Rare Scirocco parts!
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      09-16-2015 07:50 PM #3
      Wow. That's my dream. Please remove 2k worth of parts and sell it to me for 5k. Seriously.

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      09-16-2015 07:51 PM #4
      This looks glorious! Can the engine be converted to EFI?
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      09-16-2015 07:55 PM #5
      One word: Bitchin'.

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      09-16-2015 07:56 PM #6
      Bitchin'!

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      09-16-2015 08:00 PM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by vasillalov View Post
      This looks glorious! Can the engine be converted to EFI?
      There's quite a few solutions to going EFI on SBC's. But it runs so well, even in the 98* weather we've been having, I really have no desire to change it out. Seriously, its the best running Carb'd car I've ever driven. No dead spots, no hesitation. TOtally driveable.

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      09-16-2015 08:02 PM #8
      *Banjo tune plays*

      Congrats
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      88c900t wins again, you really ****ing crush it at listing a ton of cheap options
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      09-16-2015 08:04 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by 200HP4dr View Post
      I passed a bunch of what appeared to be middle school kids and they all dropped what they were doing to stare and shout "nice car!". I only share that to say that there is hope for the next generation.


      Awesome.

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      09-16-2015 08:17 PM #11
      Great stance on that thing.

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      09-16-2015 08:30 PM #12
      Looks good. Just finished installing front passenger's side spring, shock, bushings and balljoints today on my Camaro.

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      09-16-2015 08:32 PM #13
      Very nice!
      Congrats!!
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      09-16-2015 09:14 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      *Banjo tune plays*

      Congrats
      You're missing the Dead Kennedys references.


      Bitchin'!
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      09-16-2015 09:16 PM #15
      This thread needs some exhaust note V8 engine revving video clips!

      Congrats!

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      09-16-2015 09:18 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      You're missing the Dead Kennedys references.
      Oldsmobiles dont float
      Typical forum guy with busted third-hand cars.
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      09-16-2015 09:19 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by 88c900t View Post
      Oldsmobiles dont float
      Too soon.

      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
      Proletariat, Bourgeoise - Everybody smellin' my potpourri...

    18. 09-16-2015 09:20 PM #18
      the front wheels... do they make negative spacers

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      09-16-2015 09:25 PM #19
      Chris, does this mean no more V8 Datsun Z? Or is that still on the docket?

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      09-16-2015 09:29 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by papaskot View Post
      the front wheels... do they make negative spacers
      Yeah, that's a good sulution. Patent it, you'll make millions!

      Why didn't I think of that?
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      09-16-2015 10:18 PM #21
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      Chris, does this mean no more V8 Datsun Z? Or is that still on the docket?
      Right now, everything I need is priced at about $2500 for engine, trans, ecu and harness for a 5.3.

      I'm going to wait until I can get an entire truck, so for now, I'm just fixing little things on the Datsun until I can get what I need for it.

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    22. 09-16-2015 10:27 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Air and water do mix View Post
      You're missing the Dead Kennedys references.


      Bitchin'!

      Where are these DK references you speak of?

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      09-16-2015 10:29 PM #23
      Second only to the V8q, that is the coolest car you've had
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      09-16-2015 10:33 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      One word: Bitchin'.


      Yep
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      09-16-2015 10:34 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by mycarsux View Post
      Where are these DK references you speak of?
      Kennedys, milkmen, who's keeping score. The cool factor is off the charts with that car.

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