great story your girlfriend rocks!
heaping POS of a car (friend had one in high school) but i bet its the least rusty 1990 anything in ontario!
Thanks for sharing this story.
You have a good girlfriend.
She have a sister?
On the xar.
I vote for a non turbo larger Mazda B swap.
Turbo is just too much for that car imo unless you plan to drag it at the track imho.
For street driving, keep it simple.
Isn't the 1.6 B the same block?
That might be a quick and undetectable option.
Mx-3 dohc 1.6?
The lack of low rpm power probably not an issue in such a light car.
As for the gf pictures, sorry boys, I know how quickly things get out of hand here, besides, she'd murder me and bury me in the woods for posting pictures of her.
As for the suspension, you can swap in the spindles front and rear from a Ford aspire, direct bolt in, bigger brakes, better 4x100 bolt pattern. I may do this just for wheel options.
I'm also leaning more towards swapping the N/A 1.8 in it, that was always what I wanted to do with my old one.
As much as I love the rally-stiva, the turquoise one is more what in going to be after as an end product. I really like the watanabes...
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I see you are in Ontario. There is this one on kijiji Ottawa for ~$300 if you want a parts car or a winter beater or something.
What a story. Congrats!
Don't knock Kia sephia brakes... http://www.summitracing.com/int/part.../applications/
A friend of mine in Madoc Ontario has a BP motor and 5 speed trans sitting under a tarp. Maybe more than one? I can't recall. Not sure on harness and ecu but he would be happy to sell it. And I'm sure he's not trying to retire off it.
Cool find! It's good to see people get excited about basic cars.
THEN, he almost bought a Turbo RS It would have still been auto, because my mom refused/s to drive stick, but that would have been a really fun first car.
On the flip side, it could have also been blowed up by the time 10 years had past
It is an amazing survivor.
I don't even remember seeing many on the road when they were sold new.
The cheap gas of the late 80s/early 90s did not help sell these.
You guys think Ford made any money selling these in North America?
To me- this seemed like a straight up CAFE special back when even the Tempo and Topaz were not THAT fuel efficient.
Hmm... this thread sparked an early 90s memory.
This older dude lived back on the mountain and courted a young woman.
She agreed to marry him if he got a new trailer and got her a new car.
He bought a LOADED new Festiva (and a new single wide). Alloy wheels and all.
She left him right after that (understandably).
I used to see him driving that car every once in a while- the car still looked great, even though he looked lonely.
It was probably a 92 or 93.
I need to see if he still has that car... of even is still alive.
Can't drive back on the mountain tho.. That's how tourists get shot.
Where to find out...