spriteracer New Reader
March 26, 2011 9:20 a.m.

Not mine....I think I got tetanus from looking at the pictures. Craigslist - New Orleans

Need complete r4estoration. Stick shift, convertible, tlitle on hand. price $500. Engine and transmision still in the car . have some rust but overall for its age is not bad Anyoner is welcome to come and see it. please call 225 733 4392 if no answer please lave a message or text me.

Grtechguy SuperDork
March 26, 2011 9:38 a.m.

Tetnus from that little surface rust?

Toyman01 SuperDork
March 26, 2011 9:45 a.m.

Wow, it's not even in Atlanta.

petegossett SuperDork
March 26, 2011 10:11 a.m.

I'd leave the patina & rebuild it mechanically.

John Brown SuperDork
March 26, 2011 11:24 a.m.

really wow.

1100 miles sucks

JoeyM SuperDork
March 26, 2011 4:33 p.m.

Arrrgggghhhh! I've got to stop looking at these posts....I so wish that was a little closer

racerfink HalfDork
March 28, 2011 12:16 p.m.

Anybody remember the little flooding problem in Nola a few years ago?

integraguy Dork
March 28, 2011 12:42 p.m.

Sorry, but to me this looks like a classic flood victim. Soaked nose down for weeks? months?

John Brown SuperDork
March 28, 2011 12:54 p.m.

Does it really matter? Add 100% more VQ45DE (thanks to the Atlanta CL post...) and a set of 15x8 Rota RBs with some icky sticky rubber...

And don't touch the paint.

spriteracer New Reader
March 28, 2011 2:47 p.m.

Gonzales is 60 miles northwest of New Orleans and 80 feet higher but I suppose this car could have been moved.

integraguy Dork
March 28, 2011 8:47 p.m.

"....but I suppose this car could have been moved."

How about, maybe it floated to Gonzales?

If the hood and front fenders have "surface rust" and the interior is badly decayed, I don't even want to think about what the underside of this car looks like.

John Brown SuperDork
March 28, 2011 9:12 p.m.

I have seen worse put back on the road.

spitfirebill SuperDork
March 29, 2011 8:15 a.m.

I don't recall if this car had a 5 speed or not, but its perfect car for using as an engine/ tranny transplant to something else.

John Brown SuperDork
March 29, 2011 10:21 a.m.

1600s had 4 speeds. 2000s had 5 speeds IIRC

4cylndrfury SuperDork
March 29, 2011 11:15 a.m.

want...seriously. JB is right, keep the body, ad a dose of EFI and v-placement cylinders, appropriate number of gears, seats, a new dash, and a challenge trophy.

JoeyM SuperDork
March 29, 2011 11:34 a.m.

This car + junk 240sx = awesome

John Brown SuperDork
March 29, 2011 1:30 p.m.
4cylndrfury wrote: want...seriously. JB is right, keep the body, ad a dose of EFI and v-placement cylinders, appropriate number of gears, seats, a new dash, and a challenge trophy.

I seriously wish I had the 4 place pole barn already. There would be a Cortina and THAT sitting side by side. Both with V6 Ford powah!

John Brown SuperDork
March 29, 2011 3:44 p.m.

Yes I do.

AND I do realize that I own a welder and actually modified a SPL311 frame to accept a small block chevrolet under the hood, I know where there is a complete Miata suspension and am not afraid of biting off more than I can chew.

JoeyM SuperDork
March 29, 2011 4:07 p.m.
John Brown wrote: I know where there is a complete Miata suspension and am not afraid of biting off more than I can chew.

That's the winning answer....

John Brown SuperDork
March 29, 2011 5:01 p.m.
Datsun1500 wrote:
John Brown wrote: Yes I do. AND I do realize that I own a welder and actually modified a SPL311 frame to accept a small block chevrolet under the hood, I know where there is a complete Miata suspension and am not afraid of biting off more than I can chew.

Then why start with a rat? Why put that much work into one that far gone instead of finding a much better one for $2500 and starting there, thus having a much nicer car when done?

I know you understand Challenge book keeping. Starting with a $2500.00 car puts me over budget. Granted I WOULD need to actually finish it but that is just getting into semantics ;)

pete240z SuperDork
March 29, 2011 5:43 p.m.
Datsun1500 wrote: You do realize that lower ball joints are $250 each and uppers are no longer available right? Brake calipers are $350. My guess is that car will need the entire brake system (Calipers, rotors, master cylinder, etc) to even have a chance of stopping. That will set you back $1600...

You are better off buying it for $350-400 and parting out the car and buying something better.

I bought a $128 1968 Datsun Roadster "2000" and grossed over $2,000. Of course ebay and paypal sucked up some of the profit. Shoot; I am cleaning up some junk laying around the basement and a 240Z used hood latch is going for $36.00.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=280648402644&viewitem=&sspagename=STRK%3AMESELX%3AIT

Supercoupe Reader
March 29, 2011 6:22 p.m.

so on a similar vein, I should keep the patina (read rust) on this and just throw in the 289 I have sitting around?

I found this while looking for a hammer in my garage.

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