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The Harvey brothers dominated autocross in an obsolete Datsun a couple decades ago.
This thing is way too nice to cut up for drifting. And all for $550.
That doesn't look like any mistake I've ever made, and i've made most of them.
Looks like a good mistake to me. Why not just use it as a daily driver? Can't go wrong for the price.
Drive and enjoy for 2-3 years then sell it for 200% profit
That's much better than the last mistake I made.
My last mistake has 17 more years before it can leave the house(sure I love her I guess, but definitely an unplanned mistake). I think you did pretty good, especially for the price. Just paint it black and white, then it'll save you from future mistakes
Drift it, rally cross it, lemons, grm challenge
In reply to Raze:
I was thinking that marauder 4v heads and an m112 should be able to be found for under 1500.
At least you didn't buy a Jeep.
In reply to G_Body_Man:
No, the mistake would involve what could happen in a back seat that large.
What do you need right now? Want to DD it? Go ahead. What to drift it? Carefully remove the interior, trim, and any other pieces that get butchered in p71s and sell them to someone, likely from here(didn't someone just by a p71 for $1500 that needs a civie interior?)
Raze wrote: Drift it, rally cross it, lemons, grm challenge
captdownshift wrote: In reply to Raze: I was thinking that marauder 4v heads and an m112 should be able to be found for under 1500.
Or I could buy a crashed Mark 8 and swap in the 4v Intech, ECU, and trans. Cheap aerobody 4v.
In reply to G_Body_Man:
It's ideas like this that make me enjoy reading content that you produce.
that's a pretty nice mistake there
In reply to captdownshift:
I try to have my ideas stay somewhat planted in reality. And the burger run is happening next summer, for four whole weeks across Canada and the US.
Smooth as silk. She wasn't quite warmed up, so I didn't want to give her the full beans.
For $550 I wouldn't look back.
How hard is it to convert this to manual?
In reply to Trackmouse:
It's not a terrible jib
Tow hitch Nice deal > remove rear seat make bed in back this is a trackside motorhome race car towing machine
In reply to Karl La Follette:
I can't. Then my race vehicle would be my accommodations.
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself
Well...How did I get here?
My worst automotive mistake was rolling a 6 month old 1986 CRX into a ditch. My only consolation is that the parts might have gone to a good cause. Your "mistake" is the right kind to make.
Gotta ask, did you ask forgiveness or did your parents cave on the idea and allow you to buy "a grandpa car"?
Dont worry about hacking it up. I started thinking the same thing about my old $400 volvo 740 turbo thinking, "my its fared the years so well i dont now if I should mess with it" so a month later i had a bigger turbo, massive front mount, home brew meth injection and had fun with it for a year until the differential exploded. What did i do? Throw in a junk yard diff? No i yanked all the goodies including engine and trans out and crushed it. Never felt bad at all. Basically what im saying is theres a million volvos or panthers, that one is yours, you spent your money on it so do whatever you like and forget the resale or whatever cause if you want to drift it, it might get totaled anyways so screw it! Hack and build for this is grm home of the hack and build nutjobs.
Edit: and that poor volvo I crushed? I made more money crushing it and parting it out than i would have selling it whole. That and some of its goodies live on in my girlfriends wagon so its like it was an organ donor and her hear still lives on.
Buy, hack, crash, crush, rinse, repeat.
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