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Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en New Reader
5/12/19 9:51 p.m.

In reply to Patrick :

Got it. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/13/19 9:01 p.m.

Where can I get a Megasquirt for 250 bucks?!?

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/13/19 9:03 p.m.

And I have some NA coilovers I'll sell cheap

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en New Reader
5/14/19 6:13 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Megasquirt on their website has a kit that you build yourself for $254. What brand coils and how much?

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/14/19 11:29 a.m.

In reply to Catlas_Se7en :

SPAX, where are you? Shipping may be the majority of cost for these

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en New Reader
5/14/19 11:41 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Jacksonville NC 28546

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/14/19 11:50 a.m.

I know those coilovers.....

 

And the blower and such have to be added into the budget. Even free to you (cause dad).

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en New Reader
5/14/19 12:01 p.m.

In reply to Dusterbd13-michael :

So if I buy it off my dad for a dollar, do I mark it as a dollar then?

Dusterbd13-michael
Dusterbd13-michael MegaDork
5/14/19 12:07 p.m.

Fair market value is far higher than a dollar. An m45 in my area generally goes for about 400. 

Fair market value is what the item goes for in a normal sale. You may get it for free, but only because it's your father. If you were some random guy from Craigslist, hed charge you $xxx. 

Heres an example: my friend was cleaning up the shop. He gave me an aluminium seat, and 5 point harnesses.  This was just for me. However, he would not have freely given them to his neighbor fred. He would have asked fred for $50. Because they were not free to everyone, i cannot count them as free in my budget, even though i didn't pay anything for them. They go in my budget at fair market value of $50. 

Same with the blower. 

The intent of that portion of the rules is to keep things honest. 

Dead_Sled
Dead_Sled Reader
5/14/19 12:12 p.m.

Unless your dad was offering it to anyone off the street for a dollar, you'll have to FMV it.  That'd fall under the "inside deal" rule.

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en New Reader
5/14/19 12:16 p.m.

In reply to Dead_Sled :

Got it. Also, the mini supercharger is an MP45.

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/16/19 7:04 a.m.

So a change in plans, instead of megasquirt 1, I'm gonna give Speeduino a shot. Seems to be much cheaper and easier to use for a 17 year old who's never tuned anything. 

 

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/16/19 10:15 a.m.

$50 plus shipping or trade for something of similar value on those coilovers 

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/16/19 12:51 p.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

PM me. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/16/19 3:54 p.m.

In reply to Catlas_Se7en :

I have no idea how to do that.

Try texting:

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Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/17/19 6:14 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Texted

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/17/19 9:15 p.m.

So I have a few ideas for aero for Cherry Bomb. I'm deciding between a ducktail made of street signs/scrap metal, buying a ducktail off ebay, or trying to find that 3 mount wing from canada. A few issues with each, 1 - I can't weld/fabricate crap, never done it and don't know anyone who does. 2 - budget. 3 - Rarity and budget.

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/20/19 8:11 a.m.

How do gifts factor into the budget? A family friend wanted to buy something for my car to add in a little touch of him, so he sent me a shift knob. How would this factor into my budget, if I can prove it was a gift?

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
5/20/19 9:13 a.m.

In reply to Catlas_Se7en :

Fair market value or ask them for a receipt so you can add what they paid or my choice, swap the stock one on for the Challenge. 

https://2000challenge.com/rules

 

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/20/19 9:41 a.m.

In reply to Stampie :

Can I run my stock one during the challenge and use the new one for when not at the challenge?

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
5/20/19 9:49 a.m.

In reply to Catlas_Se7en :

Yep. Challenge budget is only what's on the car during competition. 

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/20/19 11:16 a.m.

Or sell/trade the stock one and use the new one for concours points

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/20/19 11:58 a.m.

In reply to Justjim75 :

Oooh good idea. Might be able to get a few bucks out of it.

Justjim75
Justjim75 HalfDork
5/20/19 8:11 p.m.

I think its half the budget can be recouped by selling parts, I dont think theres any rules about trades that keep you from making good deals.  Like, if you trade a stock shift knob for an aftermarket one because someone wants a factory car and not a modified one.  Just dont trade your spare tire for the supercharger, someone will probably call BS on that

Catlas_Se7en
Catlas_Se7en Reader
5/21/19 7:30 p.m.

Question about recouping...if a thief broke into my car while at autozone, didn't steal anything cause all my E36 M3 is locked up, but in a hurry to escape, left their airpods...can I recoup that into my budget...

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