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post #166 of 546
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Originally Posted by Thrift Vader View Post

Thanks. biggrin.gif    Plans? 
i know it will never be showroom fresh, but i want to retain it's original character. while embracing the performance parts that are now much more advanced than when it was new. so it should run low 12sec quarters, and whip my buddies on a circuit time attack lap. yet still streetable enough for daddy duties. -400whp?

so....   Carbon hood, FRP trunk,(both painted) 6spd from a GDB, Tomei Arms turbo kit, Used Titanium exhaust, (unless i make one out of stainless),larger injectors, Apexi Power Fc ECU, Decent Used Coilovers, new nolathane bushes throughout,New Cusco LSD front and back, Various small parts related to handling/response,GDB Brembo's, Dixcel Z pads, ADVAN AD08 tires in summer, etc....
as much Thrifted/discount performance i can get under 8k.
it will be enough to give the Euro's a hard time. lol8%5B1%5D.gif

400whp is the absolute sweet spot for any performance car. More than enough to get in trouble, be fast, and pass 99% of the cars out there without having a horrible clutch and parts breaking all the time. I run the AD08Rs on my Supra and they are phenomenal.

Also, friend just linked this to me, and my thirst is REAL: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151901161906?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649
post #167 of 546
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Originally Posted by horndog View Post


400whp is the absolute sweet spot for any performance car. More than enough to get in trouble, be fast, and pass 99% of the cars out there without having a horrible clutch and parts breaking all the time. I run the AD08Rs on my Supra and they are phenomenal.

Also, friend just linked this to me, and my thirst is REAL: http://www.ebay.com/itm/151901161906?ssPageName=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649


yeah, i want to keep my reliability. and subtly increase performance.while reducing weight softly. -  400whp as you said, is more than enough on a track to cause mayhem. and on the street? in a light Gc8? it will upset a few rich dudes. from my suggested specs, you can see i am about application, not numbers. you know the chassis, and the power. my car is, and will be ..fast.

 

just last week, my friend lapped within 2seconds of a BMW M4. and he thinks i am, faster. we will see......


Legacy GTB : No.10  , M4? pos.8.

 

and i am faster???!!!!!!:lurk:  will know in spring.

 

That GT4 is a Grail..


Edited by Thrift Vader - 12/2/15 at 11:24am
post #168 of 546

Gents, I came across an 05 Accord Coupe with 94K on the odometer. It's got the 2.4 and what makes it interesting for me is that it's a manual. Paint is in good shape though it's peeling on the front quarter panels. The seller is asking $3.5K for it. I think it's a little high. It's got a tow harness and wiring installed, so at some point in time I'm assuming that it's towed a trailer. Overall, the car looks good, and I'm tempted to offer $2.7K because I'm pretty sure that a new clutch will be needed shortly.

 

Opinions?

post #169 of 546
That actually sounds really cheap for a sub 100k mileage, 10 year old Accord. Take it for a Pre Purchase Inspection at a reputable shop/dealer and see what they say.
post #170 of 546
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That actually sounds really cheap for a sub 100k mileage, 10 year old Accord. Take it for a Pre Purchase Inspection at a reputable shop/dealer and see what they say.


+100%

 

Try it out. Honda are the Seiko watch of Engines.  you could bet your house on it if you treat it good.

post #171 of 546

Oh, I agree, I love Accords. My old 2000 LX had 198K on the odometer when the original clutch went. Replaced that and the starter and it's good for at least another 100K.  I was wondering what you guys thought about me offering him $700 under his asking price. It's the tow harness that has me somewhat worried. The Pre Purchase Inspection is going to be the key to this one.

 

 

Thanks!

post #172 of 546
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Originally Posted by noob15 View Post
 

Gents, I came across an 05 Accord Coupe with 94K on the odometer. It's got the 2.4 and what makes it interesting for me is that it's a manual. Paint is in good shape though it's peeling on the front quarter panels. The seller is asking $3.5K for it. I think it's a little high. It's got a tow harness and wiring installed, so at some point in time I'm assuming that it's towed a trailer. Overall, the car looks good, and I'm tempted to offer $2.7K because I'm pretty sure that a new clutch will be needed shortly.

 

Opinions?

 

My opinion is that with peeling paint on both sides, you should consider whether that thing has been in a significant wreck.  

 

Considering the cost of a paint job, $3500 is definitely too high.  I actually think your number is close.  I would try to get it for $2500 max.  

 

Towing with a 2.4 Accord?  The clutch could definitely be toast.  But, you know you are going to be putting a clutch in soon just because of the mileage.   One very good thing is that the car does not have a timing belt.  That engine had a chain.  

 

Assuming that the car has had relatively consistent oil changes, 94K is nothing.  Enginewise, it should be trouble free.   EXCEPT, I would be concerned about the engine if it was overworked when it was towing something.  Pull the oil cap and look inside.  If you see anything milky, then you could be looking at a blown head gasket which would not be unheard of if someone was using an Accord (with a relatively small engine) to tow something large.  

 

If the peeling paint is not the result of a repaint after a wreck, why is it only peeling on the front quarter panels?  What about rust?  Check the Jack Stands and see if they are rusty.  

 

Does he have maintenance records?  94K miles is nothing on a car that has been taken care of.  But, if it has been 94,000 miles without much in the way of maintenance, it could be approaching that point where everything falls apart.    There is also some maintenance that would typically be due at 100,000 miles on that car.   So, make sure you budget that.  At 94,000 miles, check the Brakes (especially the rears),  serpentine belt, coolant, water pump, CV joints, power steering rack, suspension components, etc.  

post #173 of 546
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All good points. truth.

post #174 of 546
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That goes without saying.  The 560SEC is in my list of cars that I definitely want to own.   I did have a 126 LWB (not a coupe obviously) and the 126 is an amazing chassis.   When you combine engineering of the 126 with the outstanding and exclusive luxuries of the flagship Luxury coupe, it becomes a world beater.   

 

Here's a beautiful one: 

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mercedes-Benz-500-Series-Base-Coupe-2-Door-/281860691440?forcerrptr=true&hash=item41a034d5f0:g:cTMAAOSwVL1WEGbh&item=281860691440

 

or this one with a crazy price.   I don't love the color.  But, it is a wonderful car. 

 

http://www.hemmings.com/classifieds/cars-for-sale/mercedes-benz/560sec/1749017.html

NP

 

If you'd go for a 560 SEL my (future) father in law has a '91 model he wants to sell. Granted it would be in Louisville, KY but wanted to let you know. Not cherry but the price seems pretty good.

post #175 of 546
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Originally Posted by Nobleprofessor View Post
 

 

My opinion is that with peeling paint on both sides, you should consider whether that thing has been in a significant wreck.  

 

Considering the cost of a paint job, $3500 is definitely too high.  I actually think your number is close.  I would try to get it for $2500 max.  

 

Towing with a 2.4 Accord?  The clutch could definitely be toast.  But, you know you are going to be putting a clutch in soon just because of the mileage.   One very good thing is that the car does not have a timing belt.  That engine had a chain.  

 

Assuming that the car has had relatively consistent oil changes, 94K is nothing.  Enginewise, it should be trouble free.   EXCEPT, I would be concerned about the engine if it was overworked when it was towing something.  Pull the oil cap and look inside.  If you see anything milky, then you could be looking at a blown head gasket which would not be unheard of if someone was using an Accord (with a relatively small engine) to tow something large.  

 

If the peeling paint is not the result of a repaint after a wreck, why is it only peeling on the front quarter panels?  What about rust?  Check the Jack Stands and see if they are rusty.  

 

Does he have maintenance records?  94K miles is nothing on a car that has been taken care of.  But, if it has been 94,000 miles without much in the way of maintenance, it could be approaching that point where everything falls apart.    There is also some maintenance that would typically be due at 100,000 miles on that car.   So, make sure you budget that.  At 94,000 miles, check the Brakes (especially the rears),  serpentine belt, coolant, water pump, CV joints, power steering rack, suspension components, etc.  

 

 

Thank you!. I'd forgotten to think about the brakes and the CV joints.

post #176 of 546
Just now catching up. ThriftV, really looking great man. Hopefully by spring we'll be seeing some onboard track day videos icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

As stated earlier, I can't imagine a Pre Purchase inspection being more than 100-150 on that car. More than worth it to ease a bit of your fears and also gives you a bargaining chip if anything needs replaced.
post #177 of 546
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Originally Posted by Cj52racers View Post

Just now catching up. ThriftV, really looking great man. Hopefully by spring we'll be seeing some onboard track day videos icon_gu_b_slayer[1].gif

As stated earlier, I can't imagine a Pre Purchase inspection being more than 100-150 on that car. More than worth it to ease a bit of your fears and also gives you a bargaining chip if anything needs replaced.

Oh, You will.  :fonz:     Planning to whip some ass.

 

 

+1 for the inspection. at least knowing what needs fixing straight up is better than surprises later.

post #178 of 546

Some pics from the Auction: 

 

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Well, the Car Auction was a lot of fun.  I did not buy a car.  I wasn't planning to.  But, my brother did buy one.   On Thursday, we got to go to the Bidders preview.  That entitled us to select our reserved seats along with beer and wine and 3 hours to look all 284 cars over.  The main room had 40-45 cars in it and it was connected to a huge exhibition hall where the other cars were all displayed.  There were 284 cars initially and 10-12 were added.  

 

Nearly all the cars my brother was interested in were on the slate for Friday.   We ended up deciding to go to the Brooks Brothers Clearance Center on Saturday.  So, we saw all the cars on Friday and about 15 on Saturday.  

 

I took some pictures.  I could have taken hundreds, but we got caught up in really looking a few cars over thoroughly and I forgot about taking pics.  

 

I will spoiler the pictures I took. 

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My brother was interested in a 1975 Buick Lesabre Convertible, TWO 1989 Cadillac Fleetwood Broughams, 1985 Camaro IROC Convertible, A 1977 Ford Thunderbird, An Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser Wagon, a Ford Country Squire Wagon, and a couple more that I don't remember.  

 

He ended up buying this: 

 

 

 

It is a 1977 Ford Thunderbird Town Landau with only 19,000 miles.  The pictures do not do it justice.  It was in SPECTACULAR condition.   It would not have been my choice.  But, it is a very nice car.  This particular example was optioned out and had some pretty cool features including the Optional 400 engine.   

 

I will do a better write up later.  Just trying to catch up on everything. 

post #179 of 546
Did the 70 ss chevelle end up selling?

That 77 is a pimp mobile.
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Pic of you and your "brother"
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