CLASSIC CAR GENERAL
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Anything applies. Muscle, landbarge, trucks, European, Japanese. If its older than 25 years post about it here.
Cold and frosty out
That feel when the car is perpetually moist in the winter .
Never say never
I dunno, craiglist? I found my Thunderbird in a newspaper ad.
Also, I never thought I'd be behind the wheel of this, you can dream anon
>car mechanic selling half restored '68 Continental with all original parts included literally in your town in bumfuck nowhere Germany for just $5200
>don't have the space, tools or knowledge to finish it yourself
Trust me when I say, you'd never get it all back together if you have no knowledge. These cars are built really fucking weird
There's sites devoted to selling by a specific models, I think one of them just is called something like classic car sales, I can dig it up if there's interest but you'd probably end up paying for shipping to get your car to wherever you are because it lists cars all over the US
Otherwise there's always good old Craigslist, just filter by model year and your good to go
Jeez really? You can get a nearly mint one for like 2-3k here in the states, how much Is it to ship over seas?
Maybe you could cut a deal with a US military guy, I think they can ship a car for free when they go over to Europe.
Currently mid-way through the largest effort/project i have done, removing the 1600 auto from my 77 Mazda Capella and installing a 12a bridgeport/4 speed combo
Piston engine is coming out this weekend, motor is currently in freight and i am chipping away at all the little supporting jobs i have to do.
I'm pretty sure shipping and import taxes alone make up the majority of the price, also they have a higher uniqueness value here. It's not like these barges are littering our junkyards. Still American classics aren't even that expensive compared to European classics considering how much sheer car you get.
That really sucks anon, still it might be worth it to look into that military car importing thing. I'm pretty sure they can just sell them right after they ship them over. At least that's the way it used to be years ago. They might have made it so they can't sell them anymore. But they can still ship them for free.
Hope it works out for germanbro, it warms my heart to see Europeans not shitposting about American classics
Normally I wouldn't even consider American classics to be honest. They have higher running costs and while fun to look at and fun to just be seen in they're really not that fun to throw around on our roads. They're cruisers, and cruising isn't very exciting, it's mainly an appearance thing.
I never understood the American classic bad handling thing. I dodged a deer doing 60mph in my 68 Fury, I'd call that good handling.
Are we talking stock American classics, or ones modded to be drag cars, because drag cars not handling makes total sense to me.
Or maybe Mopar just built better handling cars then the other members of the big three. No idea.
Why not? All you have to do is decide you want to. It's not like they're expensive and as long as you don't destroy it you'll get most, if not all, of your money back when you decide to move on. Quit listening to negative nancy's and live a little.
I know that was a mopar thing, at least on the Fury, both my old 68 and my current 71 Sport Fury. But did anyone else do that?
I've heard the Galaxie 500 doesn't handle that great. But that was from an old Moparfag and I'm not sure if it's true.
Anon, this anon is totally right.
I'm 23 and I've already owned two classics, hell I picked both of them up for 2k each. The point is as long as you don't set your sights too high you can have a classic. It might not be a GTO but it'll still be awesome, believe me.
By the way both of the classics I picked up I was able to get running perfectly with only a few hundred bucks and barely any mechanical know how.
Just pick up an old mopar C body, or maybe even a lincon luxobarge, those things go really cheap for ones in surprisingly good condition.
Parked my car after a december drive ( Euro weather ftw )
Next morning it wont fire up.
I just wanted 1 last drive in 2015.
Guess i have to get the trailer.
>drive simething 30 years older than me for fun anyways
GM didn't start using it until the mid 60s, Chrysler started in 1957 with Torsion-Aire, Hudson uses the system in the 1930s as did many euro manufacturers. The Chrysler system was the first of the big 3 to use it extensively and had the longest running usage of the setup (into the 90s and early 2000a on Dakotas and Durangos.) that mopar guy was only partially correct. It is worthy to note that in all the CHiP tests in the era, Chrysler always, and I mean always, won out.
I've had this 429-powered gem since I was 21. It's not hard to learn how to maintain and drive them correctly anon
I'm 21 and have already owned 2 of them.
Who /dadrockandcruise/ here?
Its a slow work in progress, the holidays slowed everything down too.
Bodywork is aids
So my paps 89 sidekick had the hood come flying off the other week and I just finished giving it a good old rigging to hold it back down. I got some before and after shots I'm going post.
This is how we got it home first.
Cruise tunes time
Ladies and Gentelmen my cock is now fully erect. The Fulvia Sport.
Actually it's an Oldsmobile 98. I wish I had taken more photos of it while I had it.
Well I guess I don't have after pics yet cause I'm a big dumb dumb. Anyways just picture 2 bolts sticking through the hood where the hinges used to be with wing nuts on top making it a red neck race hood.
Eeeehhhh, I wish I could like that one, but as an East German the front styling just reminds me too much of a Wartburg.
> ladies on /o/.
Good looking car though anon, sort of resembles a datsun Z
Plymouth Fury, Dodge Monaco, Buick LeSabre, Pontiac Grand Prix, Pontiac Grand Am, Pontiac Catalina, Pontiac Bonneville,Chevrolet Impala, Ford LTD, Ford Galaxie (non 500), Malaise era anything Lincoln or Cadillac.
I hate having to see her like this :'(
Basically everything this anon said aside from the grand prix, atleast in my neck of the woods the pre 70s ones are very unreasonable. Also depending on the year the impala can be bad too.
Rebuilt carburetor today, it was running lean with the mixture screw wide open. Didn't see anything wrong internally and it was surprisingly clean, but it worked much better afterwards. Also washed it an polished the chrome.
I'm the guy that posted the list. Figured there would be some additions due to area. I know near me, there are dozens of 60s/70s mopar full size cars and not a single Impala to be had for anything near reasonable. Then again, Chrysler did have 2 massive plants less than 50 miles away and there are 2 more located up north.
How I envy you anon. I think fury's are reasonable everywhere though, at least the post 65 ones. Boomers seem to avoid those things like the plague.
By the way I saw an amazing 1969 impala super sport that was actually in good shape in the Wyoming Craigslist, the guy only wanted somewhere around 5-6k for it too. No idea what was going on there, that car should have been like 10k more.
Can't decide on my next classic
Should i sell my Valiant/Ke30? Should i still buy anything i see under 2,000 or should i wait and save up for the next price bracket of $3,000+ cars?
It must have coke bottle styling, some exaggerated feature, either a big 6 cylinder or a v8 that produces a minimum of 160 hp. Round headlights. Manual is a must, will not settle for another automatic.
Then the years, it can't be anything made after 1977 because of Australian emission laws, but anything from before 1972 (year of supercar scare) seems to have a unspoken premium.
I like too many car models to be maker specific but Australian manufactured is preferred.The cars i do like and want are too expensive (XY/XW/XT Falcon, HG/HT Kingswood/Monaro, Chrysler Charger, XA/XC Hardtop) yet some models are cheaper than other models on occasion (i have seen LJ Toranas for as little as 4 grand with a 4speed+186). Some models are under appreciated but still fetch high prices (Chrysler Hardtops, TC/TD Cortina, Centura 245/215 Hemi). Your average joe sedans with base model engines are also creeping up in price (HJ/X/Z Kingswood, XA/XB/XC Wagon/Sedans, CL/CM Wagon/Sedans)
I need help, im never specific when looking at older and classic cars
Need some Ausfags to help me out
suggested a TA22, and i know its not exactly powerful but that would be a nice car to get into
>mfw I just saw an Edsel on the road
>and its 40 degrees out
Sweet fuck the balls on this guy, it was in really nice shape too.
I would've expected it to be in a vault inside a vacuumsealed bubble
Save and upgrade your valiant if it is solid anon. Swap engines if you must, upgrade suspension. Or continue to save and run a 50 shot with a bigger secondary jet for some extra fun without a lot of extra modification (thicker head gasket a must).
My 64 LeSabre. Still getting it back together.
Ass end. still need to get the side and rear windows and redo the interior.
old shot of the engine bay shortly after installing the 425 Caddy and Turbo 400.
Engine bay now, still grungy from the paint shop.
Side shot of the car from a week ago.
most recent pic of the car.
And what I'll probably start working on when the Buick is road worthy again.
Nice, is it a 70, 71?
I wish I had an older ford truck, but I like my 73 F100 Ranger
here's the pasta
While trucks are cool, especially the stout, at the end of the day its still a 4 cylinder. If i ever needed a truck my first bet would be a f-150 as those come up pretty cheap occasionally. I do lean towards utes however, as the XC Ute seems to tingle my dingle. A nice old kingswood or valiant ute would do just fine also
Its on dual fuel, its a nice cruising car, but i admit its struggled up some hills with 3 people in the car before and the engine rattles in 2nd gear at speeds above 70km/h when running on petrol indicating an underlying problem i am managing to avoid while running on LPG thats not producing as much power. So while the car is rust free/minimal the engine will need work and so does the gearbox so when that happens, thats when performance upgrades will come in
>tfw rust belt
>tfw classics become rare and expensive for anything in acceptable condition
>tfw recently had to replace your DD due to rust, thus killing funds for a classic you can afford to break down in (at least it kind of resembles an old landboat)
>tfw have to wait until I finish school
just oxidize my shit up
Nice to see another oldsmobile.
In Canada you basically need two vehicles to have anything nice considering the roads are awful half the year.
Got it back running this morning. Yay
Some fucking dimwhit preowner made a mess oit of the wiring.
1 wire took the voltage from 12 to 3.6 after the Ballast resistor
Remove cable. Turn key.
Depends on what you're looking at but most of the ones people buy don't have enough flow (gallons per hour) to feed a lawn mower.
Pic related. I see this shit all the time because they're cheap and people cannot into figuring out what the car's needs are. Hurr fuel pump is fuel pump durr. Then they follow that up by installing it on in the front of the car up towards the top of the engine compartment.
You're better off buying one that already has some work done. That looks like it'd be a nightmare to make a driver.
Also, try to get a half ton truck if you intend to use it as a driver.
I would buy this if it was in SA
>GOAT body style
>fuel economy motor
just needs rust repairs i guess
Thanks man, that was a cool story too. Better then the time I bought a 68 with a cracked block from a guy who looked like he either had a stroke, or had been hit in the head with a brick. Real Gary Busey type.
Shit your right, dunno how I mixed that up
Holley sells some nice inline fuel pumps, as long as you don't mind shelling out a couple hundred
Well guys here it is. This is what my truck 360fe looks like now.
Currently my first car is a 1976 ford maverick that me and my dad are fixing like some father son type shit. I love it. But its not fun having the car stall in the middle of a busy intersection because the voltage regulator decided to shat itself. Or the fact the CPU decided to shat itself 2 days later. But because of that I had a lot of old people help me, simply because it was their first car, great stories were shared.
Despite the fuel tank having holes
Or the lack of a/c (holy shit Texas)
Despite on me not knowing jack shit about cars.
I appreciate the learning experience and the greatness this car has. And I will be happy to break the one million mark with this car.
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I don't quite remember the exact name.
But its the part that regulates the amount of spark or power or someshit to the spark plugs.
It would randomly shut off the car or just won't start
4 door, gonna need major upholstery for the seats but seat covers and the foam we bought are holding nicely.
My dad also had to completely restore the dashboard with fiber glass, tar(I think?) And roofing materials. Looks clean enough, abit bumpy doe.
We arnt a very well off family
Very much a work in progress but she runs great
Does anyone on here drive autotragics with no overdrive?
If yes, or no, what transmission do you have?
do you know what it would take to swap an AOD into my truck? it has the 300 and I know they made compatible ones, but what would need to be changed? floor selected mustang shifter btw.
I've got 700r4 but I had a turbo 350 with a shift kit and 3k stall converter before that.
Just spent 90 minutes fucking around with getting a choke cable in the truck. The old one was fucked and I had to take the instrument panel out and move the heater controls and stereo out of the fucking way too.
And to top it off the nut holding the old cable in was rusted on and I just gave up in the end and ground off the front of it with a flap wheel just to get it out
I just found out my blower fan actually works today, i just now need to buy a new heater core and some houses and I'll have a functional system. I gotta buy the parts before I'm back to pick up the truck in match or april
It's alive /o/! My bro is friends with a mechanic who came over and helped me set the timing. I'm a retard apparently.
The front end is still dismantled, and I kind of fucked up. I need to replace the subframe, but I probably can't lift up the engine and tranny without hitting the distributor. Which means, that I will need to set the timing once again. And like a retard, I didn't mark TDC when my brother's friend reset it for me.
Get that thing alive homie. A Nova was what I wanted before I found a deal on my Camaro.
Engine and tranny out. Sitting on modified harbor freight dollies.
Super cheap to build. Just cost of dolly and some scrap wood. Works the same as the expensive as dollies. It just doesn't roll that good on rough terrain (which is all of my backyard/working area).
283/powerglide combo. Hopefully I can recoup some money by selling it on craigslist.
Why do you have to lift the engine and trans to replace the subframe? Just get it up nice and high but stable, lift the engine up a few inches with a REALLY trustworthy crane:
Hydraulics are not trustworthy
And pull the subframe out from the bottom. Chilton's be dammned.
Everybody thinks hurr i have to pull my engine out to do this. Durr I have to drop the tranny to do my clutch. It isn't true. Take it slow, be careful, get the right tools for the job. Be patient.
However, the nightmare continues. I pulled off the engine and tranny from the donor nova only to find this. I probably should've looked at it closer. The 4 door nova originally came with a 4 cyl or 6 cyl. Someone did a backyard job to swap a v8 into it.
These engine mounts appear to be welded to the frame. Looks like a hack job. I think it will work since it had a 283 in it, but now I thinking about just going to the local frame shop to see if they can straighten out my frame. I don't really want those ugly mounts on my car. Plus, i'm too compassionate when it comes to destroying stuff.
I need a recomendation on a fuel pump setup. Engine is a 1.25 liter inline 4 which makes 54hp for about 22 mpg ish. Fuel demand therefore is fairly low. Fuel pressure is also supposed to be low, in the 1-2 pound range I believe. I'd like to not break the bank on this one. Suggestions?
Are you talking about one of these?
It wouldn't work with the engine crane I have since it goes under the subframe. Unless if I lifted the engine to remove pressure, unbolted subframe, and rolled the body back.
However, then that would require body dollies to roll the frame, and a lot of space to roll it back which I probably don't have. I guess it would be do-able, but I'm just not liking the other subframe.
I wouldn't put my life on anything that says "Pittsburgh" on it. I'd just get some big beefy nylon cargo slings around the bottom of the engine that are supported in a very secure fashion (the more the merryer) and go about it that way.
Another thought is you could get the engine out if you were insistent on it, probably by just carefully lifting it while on slings, twist one way, twist the other way, with the hood entirely off and all. I can't imagine the distributor is THAT far out of whack.
That is some super low PSI.
This may work. One guy commented it only put out 2 PSI, if it puts out more, try putting in a fuel regulator
since the pump is low pressure, I'd say just find some cheapo regulator if needed. I just put a Mr. Gasket one in my car that dials pressure down to 5 PSI to 1 PSI, was only $30.
I doubt there would be any need to get anything fancy
>Hole in the tank.
Fucking dump that shit man and buy yourself a nice fuel cell or a scrap tank that will fit that is in good shape. Why run the risk of a ford pinto esque experience for a $100 dollar savings?
That's because my cellphone camera doesn't take very good pictures. It's a fleck of paint that looks like a hole.
I checked the tank before doing this to make sure I didn't need to buy a fuel cell because that would run me up $1700
What's even the point. The selling point of the continental is that it's a 4 seat convertible with great styling and when your squad rolls up and you open the suicide doors you just step out, it's not some weird crouch walk, it is stepping out.
Exactly, I'd heard about the concept before going to the auto show and I wanted to see it in person, didn't know shit about it
>mfw I saw the back doors open the wrong way
That's what I would do, just a cheap inline pump. But the question is, do you have a 12 volt power source to hook it up too? I dunno if your MG is old enough to be a 6 volt system or if it's 12 volt
Gotta finish bench bleeding my m/c today. Been sitting in my vice for like a week because I ran out of brake fluid kek
>An XJ, a truck, and a classic
Are you me?
And Fotosizer does a pretty good job of keeping quality when downsizing pictures.
truck is brothers, fucking dumbass only needs a th350 and instead of getting it on the road, he buys an xbone with his tax refund. Its been sitting for 3 years now.
But I'll try it
Also fuck yeah XJs!
Here's an image downsized in fotosizer, my other pics were just crappy cell phone pics.
Was supposed to go look at a 94 2-door 5-speed 4x4 XJ today but haven't heard back from the guy.
Roof weatherstrip decided to start leaking so ended up pulling the carpet and finding this shitty fiberglass patch job. Time for new floor pans I guess.
Fuck I had pics saved of that car from like a year ago
yup, havent been in a show/cruise with the 88 in so long so no new pics ;_;
But come tax refund time it'll be with me and drivable again so it'll be in plenty down in texas
Also last I seen of this beauty, the guy lost brakes and smashed into a pole doing 30 and had to get a whole new front end. Haven't heard from him since and presume the car still ded
The owner didn't exactly have a high paying job with lots of free time and kinda just fell off the face of the local car scene so I dunno. But I still hope too
>the insides of said cat
owner might have thrown them in to knock out the rust, but then forgot about them. it's a motorcycle restoration tip.
>muh last classic motorcycle
worth restoring? will need some body work + paint, new bumpers, new lights. inside is pretty much mint
Planning on a 2000km roadtrip for my birthday
Going to be driving the corolla as that is the most capable of being driven that long. ie, nothing is going to break
Its not going to be comfortable, but i want to travel so badly. What should i bring? might see a band as the goal, sleep in a hotel room and travel back 1000 kms
2000km is still a good distance, and you don't really want to do more than 5-800km a day tbqh. anything more than that and it isn't as much fun, it is just a lot of work. hotels are fun, but the best thing to bring is a good buddy to see all the things with you. flying solo is a little depressing ese.
>just got back from a 3200km roadtrip
>was p fun
>tfw u will never own an iconic aussie muscle car
My baby 1/2
My baby 2/2
>car still starts right up
B A S E D
Only thing that sucks is that it takes a bit of time for reverse to actually kick in
>You will never want to own an iconic aussie muscle car
yanks get old falcons cheaper than we ever did because all the good ones got exported and only the dumb boomers think they can charge 100-300k aud+ for a car that isnt worth 1/10th that
hope they have fun taking the car to their graves and have their stupid kids/family sell it off for $5000
that was probably a bone stocker mang. economy cars didn't really need big meats back then.
>greatest american classic of all time.
I love those bubble top bel airs. so fucking cool looking.
Well its Adelaide to Melbourne, 1000km and then back. Ive done it once before, and it can be done in 11-13 hours at once. I want to do this because ive got no friends and i cant 4chan alone on my birthday again, so i wanted to road trip by myself. I figured this is going to be more of a feel trip than a roadtrip
>2000 kms in my first car driving it for the first time in 2 years
Im more afraid of being defected than anything else
I cant even find a decent 6 cylinder Kingswood for sale in Australia
I just want a land-barge that is low maintenance, will never break down, roomy, towey and affordable. Wont get me laffed at for having an old car or have grills loving it
sh-shut up i just want to experience those 70's feelings
Think about it this way.
New cars are about miles per gallon. Classics are about smiles per mile. So you may get 40mpg from your commuter and get 0-2 smiles per mile. My landbarge gets about 6-9 mpg at best, but gets me 17-29 smiles per mile. It's your choice, but the latter is way better and gas is cheap at the moment.
Speaking of 308s, got my over flow tank in, just need to bolt it somewhere. The only issue is that the side where the fitting projects from the radio has the battery, and the hose isn't quite long enough to reach the other side.
I may try and make a bracket for it to sit at the bottom of the radiator.
Before I start her up I'm gonna change the oil and filter, and inline fuel filter. Probably have to let it draw out of a jerrycan while I finish cleaning up the gas tank.
I might want to paint my sport fury like that, or like this
Of course getting an 8 cylinder is priority. 308 would be the coziest engine size. 253 is probably not even worth it
But i think the poster meant that even a 202/173 is fucking hard to find for cheap + i think a 173 is cheap to run
My baby, $800 car that had been in a barn, covered, for 16 years before I bought her.
Who I don't get to work on because I'm away from home.
How do I clean this up and avoid it from advancing? Sorry for the shirty pic
Why does it always hit the good guys while millions of morons obsess over the turds GM have thrown at them for decades?
I think we would have been better off if GM had failed in the 70s and AMC would have been a ressurected Kaiser, Nash, Rambler alliance with Pontiac thrown in for giggles. Still allow Chrysler to buy Jeep and replace GM with AMC.
I dunno, Pontiac did do pretty well engine wise. Those wide blocks had pretty good numbers. But yes Olds changed the game a few times. Lotta nascar engines were those good ol Rockets.
I was referring to production car innovations, not Nascar wins. Yes, the Rocket engine was great for its time, but Oldsmobile's biggest milestones were the first production automatic transmission and an at the time highly successful FWD landbarge platform.
Oh, and the first turbocharged production car. And less importantly but still notable, they offered the first production car with a speedometer in 1901, the first monoblock V8 in 1926, as you said the first high compression OHV V8 in 1949, the first head up display in 1989 and the first GPS navigation in 1996.
Wasn't saying just nascar, just like the good ol days of nascar and when Olds played a huge part. But yes as for consumer models they were best.
I want a fiesta wagon so bad
>pipes are shit, rest of car is nice
A 1978 Excalibur
I tried that. I learned the reason for the "I know what I have" expression. Boomers are so entitled that they expected me to practically give them the car.
One was offended that I wouldn't sell it to him for $15,000.00 and several said that a "kid" didn't deserve a car like that...
>haven't worked on car in weeks
>been running great
>park in the garage and open the hood to make sure the engine is still there
>mfw it was like seeing the car for the first time again
what a good feel man
You've probably seen my car, I feel like I post it an embarrassing amount of times. In this pic it was up on jacks getting the drive shaft fixed.
Whoever messed with it last put it on wrong Ave the entire car would vibrate violently over 35mph. It's fixed now though
Fug, 800 bucks? That's it? What was wrong with it?
Also what the fuck is up with barn finds? I know not all of them were legitimately found in barns, but who just stores a car then forgets about it?
I know a guy who is selling pretty much this exact pinto for like 2.8k, thoughts anons?
Boomers are world class faggots drac.
They are the ones that don't deserve their cars. Everytime I see a trailer queen I go into an autustic fit of rage. Those cars are meant to be enjoyed not horded.
Holy shit, do you already have a line on an Excalibur or is it just something you're going to pursue?
Yeah, an Excalibur.
Feel free to shill bid, guys. The reserve is $19,500.00.
18 times less memey than a Miata
Yep. That's why I'll never sell a car at a boomer show again.
Yeah; pic related:
Hooooooooooly shit man, good luck, I really hope this works out for you. If the reserve isn't met are the current bids high enough to pay for at least some of the Excalibur? How much time is Excalibur-Guy giving you?
$19,500 is the bare minimum it needs to clear for me to buy the Excalibur with zero discomfort.
I have another week until the Excalibur guy expects his money, so I'll be fine if I get paid by next Friday.
Heck, I'd sell the DeLorean for $15k if I have to so I can get the Excalibur, but the bidding only needs to go up $2,734.00 on the Cadillac to keep it.
Boys, I was just on this classic cars for sale site, I can't fucking believe what people are asking for old chevys, that shit is insane.
I basically could not find a single worthwhile car
>car stored outside
>rat shit on top of intake
>Previously they have chewed up a spark plug wire. They just nibbled on it.
>Enough to ruin it, not enough to even do anything remotely useful to make a nest
I know, no idea who did it last but they did a half ass job, I guess they must have detached it to transport it then just did the bare minimum to it before unloading it.
I got it from a guy who got it from this site called desert classics, they have a lot of shit there but they have a torino that looks amazing for 5k. What do you guys think?
Anyway this is what the car looked like before I got it, if you do a Google image search for 71 sport fury you can actually see it on the first page. I always felt like that was pretty cool for some reason
What are good interior mods that I can do to an interior with all this space without killing the retro vibe?
I'm thinking of installing an aftermaket autoradio but gutting the original radio and replacing the interior so i don't have a LED party that doesn't mess up my vibe. What else can I do?
I was thinking of removing the ashtray and coin thing.
Interesting choice anon! I had a 1985 Buick Lesabre. 4-door 307 v8. Brown exterior with tan interior. No gauges besides speedo and gas, rest were dummy lights. I guess it just depends on the options it had. The most confortable car in the world that's for damn sure. I had to sell it cause the trans (200r4) crapped out on me. Take it on a good test drive and if you're in california make sure it has passed smog. Good luck
FWIW, that won't have a Pontiac 301, it'll have the Olds 307. The Pontiac was killed off for '82.
I could, but I keep my car projects on a very tight budget and shipping, title, and taxes will add another $5,000.00 minimum. That included, I'm already spending $9,500.00 out of pocket to get the car. I can raise the funds, but it's easier if I can work within my current means.
Hey guys, MG owner is back. Desiring to know how to start turning over my engine with minimal risk
The engine has not been moved in a few years
The motor oil in it is clean, but I do not know how much sludge is in the pan. I was going to change the oil before I start and see with a finger if there is thick sludge there
I was thinking of a squirt of wd-40 in each cylinder to try and do some penetrating, and a dab of oil for all the valves (which are greasy but not perfect)
Any suggestions on other things I should try? Should I disassemble the oil pump or just make sure after a few turns that it is pumping?
>'73 dodge d100
>'79 ford f150
>looking at a '54 Austin, an '88 Trans Am, and a '64 impala wagon
Git gud. I even got the Dodge for free, the ford was $150, Trans am is $800, Austin is $400, and I also have a '92 Toyota half ton I got for free.
replace valve stem seals
remove sludge, do not fuck up the oil pump
check for oil pressure
ke30 when i was 17
valiant regal when i was 18
looking for more landbarges for the rest of my life