The Official Cars Discount / Thrift & DIY Questions and Bragging Thread.

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Thrift Vader, Sep 25, 2015.

  1. Nobleprofessor

    Nobleprofessor Senior member

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    There is an estate sale here in Wichita that is definitely appropriate for this thread. Here is the description:

    SE, Giant Estate Sale 8 decades of automotive & body shop equip.; engines, car & RV parts, presses, tools, "SAE" & metric, grinders, jacks, tires, yard tools, camping equip., Kubota tractor, wood stove insert, Sunbird boat, 64 Corvair convertible, antique toys, much much more!


    If there is something specific that anyone is looking for and wants me to proxy, let me know.

    Read more here: http://www.kansas.com/classified-ads/ad/3041706#storylink=cpy
     


  2. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    my guess is somebody on here wants the body shop equipment.......
     
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    Kind of curious what people's opinions on the Porsche 924 or 944 are. Those are already starting to jump up in price, because anything Porsche is super hot these days. But I still see reasonably-priced examples around. From what I understand, the hard part is doing anything with the transmission and the timing, so the big things to look for are that the timing system (I forget if it's chain or belt) has been recently worked done and the clutch has been replaced recently. But other than that, I understand they're pretty rewarding cars to drive. Anyone have experience in this area?
     


  4. Cj52racers

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    I've driven a 944 and a 944T. Loved both. Great balance, pretty easy cars to push and I think they can be a great deal. If you can do the work yourself, i wouldn't shy away from them. Things go wrong, but parts aren't impossible to find, and they are from an era when things were still pretty simple. I love them!
     


  5. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    I'd really like a 944. metallic brown, like the Transformer from the cartoons. but with a SR20DET engine and Silvia 6spd mission.......... [​IMG]


    *hides behind the sofa.....
     


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    I think it's a damned shame you don't live closer, I can only imagine the franken-cars that could be with a little creativity.

    Personally, I think a 20b would be interesting in the little Porsche.
     


  7. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    20B would be dope. 13B even. with a turbo. great cars, with poo engines.

    Thanks, i wish i could play more. you guys are lucky in that you can.
     


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    ^ if you want a 944 with a better engine, look at the 928. The 1985 model is the sweet spot probably. Great gearbox. 300 horse v8. 3200 lbs.
     


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    fantastic cars. love the sound.
     


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    Rotary 944 would kick ass. I see a fair amount of LS swaps into them these days, and then there's that one mad scientist in Texas who swapped a 1GZ V12 from Toyota into one.
     


  11. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    1GZ would be epic. really want to see a AE86 with one....

    so, i got an update guys, the car is on the road now!!!!!! passed the checks. and i put the Blow of valve back on. [​IMG]
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    ordered some more clips and stuff to slowly get rid of all the zip ties around the place. and the rear bumper/wheel arches will be fixed hopefully in the next week. [​IMG]
    of course thrift price or free.
     


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    what did you find there? any good tools?
     


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    Thanks Broseph! [​IMG]

    More welding practice tomorrow, and i will have an expert eye watching over my shoulder as i paint the rear bumper.

    Brushing up on the skills this month.
     


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    Ended up not being able to go. Had a deposition that went much longer than expected and then had to go out of town. bummed
     


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