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      11-17-2015 05:49 PM #26
      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!

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      11-17-2015 06:00 PM #27
      i need one
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      11-17-2015 06:08 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      I don't doubt that your woman is both wonderful and lovely, but I want to see pics of your 10 car shop!! (Jealous!)
      OP, pics of wife and shop pls

    5. 11-17-2015 06:09 PM #29
      Neat. I'd guess 13" wheels that will fit that will be tough to find anymore. I know 13" tires with any pretense of performance, except for outright race tires, are as rare as hens teeth. How about some Ebay Special™ 14" Work Equip?

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      11-17-2015 06:40 PM #30
      Great story. Although, I vote for leaving the car stock.
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      Dude, you know you're like the opposite of a purist, right?

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      11-17-2015 06:47 PM #31
      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.

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      11-17-2015 06:51 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by Ross1013 View Post
      Great story. Although, I vote for leaving the car stock.
      X2.

    9. 11-17-2015 07:17 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by george25 View Post
      A little inspiration... I always wanted to build a beater/rally Festiva, something for ripping around terrible NYC streets. +100 points for your girlfriend too.


      This. Do this.
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      11-17-2015 07:18 PM #34
      Love it!

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      11-17-2015 07:23 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by 2 doors View Post
      I don't doubt that your woman is both wonderful and lovely, but I want to see pics of your 10 car shop!! (Jealous!)






      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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      11-17-2015 07:30 PM #36
      I like your weird, strangely likable, early 90s crapbox more than Emmett's weird, strangely likable, early 90s crapbox.

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      11-17-2015 09:22 PM #37
      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.

      http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-trucks/o...ationFlag=true

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      11-17-2015 09:40 PM #38
      I have a MK4 TDI that I daily, the Ford will be another project/fun car.


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      11-17-2015 10:03 PM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by eiriksmil View Post
      Festivas are dope.. My old neighbor in Cyprus used to have a Kia Pride constantly covered in bird sh*t.

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      If I thought like that I would have gotten out of mk1's back when they were still A1's
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      11-17-2015 10:54 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      What a bizarrely awesome thread!

      Funny, I never thought I'd read the sentence containing "upgrade to Kia Sephia brakes" in the TCL, ever.
      Litteray thought the same thing.

      Cool car!

      Marry her. She's the one.
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      11-17-2015 11:18 PM #41
      What a story. Congrats!
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    18. 11-18-2015 12:18 AM #42
      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.

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      11-18-2015 12:36 AM #43
      Omg, what is that thing?!
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      11-18-2015 12:51 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by Rabbit5GTI View Post
      What a bizarrely awesome thread!

      Funny, I never thought I'd read the sentence containing "upgrade to Kia Sephia brakes" in the TCL, ever.


      This is gonna make me miss my old '91 Sundance hard core, now.
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      11-18-2015 12:58 PM #45
      look at all the glass on those things! It's awesome to receive any gift that you can be that excited about, shows a ton of thought on the part of the purchaser. Congrats OP.

      Also... 10 car shop :drool: :drool: :drool: :drool:
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      please find a quote.

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      11-18-2015 01:14 PM #46
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      I had two V6 Plymouth Acclaims at 16 and 17yo. Glorious times.
      Now you made me all nostalgic for my old Acclaim.


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      11-18-2015 01:16 PM #47
      Wow that Festiva is mint for a 26 year old Canadian car

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      11-18-2015 02:08 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      I had two V6 Plymouth Acclaims at 16 and 17yo. Glorious times.
      Mine was passed down to me from my Dad when it was 10 years old. Funny story, he almost bought an Acclaim, but liked the lift back style of the Sudance better.


      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.


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      11-18-2015 02:14 PM #49
      Great girlfriend, story, and car. Those take me back, I admit. I would do some form of power upgrade and find a set of the sort-of rare factory optional alloy wheels, and call it a nice, happy, fun survivor.

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      11-18-2015 02:31 PM #50
      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...

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