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ebelements
ebelements Reader
9/28/20 4:00 p.m.

I want this for purely nostalgic reasons, seeing as one of my first cars was an '87 Charger 2.2 carb'd. At ten years old and maybe 60k miles it was surprisingly as worn as any 30 year old car. Even so, I beat that car as hard, if not harder, than any 16 year old has ever beaten on a car, and it was always good to me. 

These are not good cars but they have something about them that will force you to love them. 

GLWS. Someone is going to get some good memories, as well as some good frustrations. If I had the space, or less projects-in-progress, I would be driving the two hours to come get this. Because nostalgia wipes away all the horrible times that a 2.2l carbed K car tried to kill me.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
9/28/20 4:10 p.m.
rob_lewis said:

Bump for a car I don't need, don't have the $$ for and is too far away to snag.

If anyone wonders how quick it'd be against modern traffic, my dad's '86 automatic would smoke my buddy's '87 five speed 4 cyl Mustang from a standing start....(not that I tried it more than a few hundred times and nettled him about to constantly).

-Rob

It's peppy. It will get up to freeway speeds at a reasonable pace. Quicker than a 16 manual focus. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
9/28/20 4:11 p.m.
engiekev said:

Doeds the weber 32/36 have an electric or manual choke? The electric choke on those is finnicky but once you get it working right it's amazing for first cold start.  That's what we have on our Montero, really reliable carburetor.

Electric. It fired up at 41deg this morning with 2 pumps of throttle. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
9/28/20 4:11 p.m.
ebelements said:

I want this for purely nostalgic reasons, seeing as one of my first cars was an '87 Charger 2.2 carb'd. At ten years old and maybe 60k miles it was surprisingly as worn as any 30 year old car. Even so, I beat that car as hard, if not harder, than any 16 year old has ever beaten on a car, and it was always good to me. 

These are not good cars but they have something about them that will force you to love them. 

GLWS. Someone is going to get some good memories, as well as some good frustrations. If I had the space, or less projects-in-progress, I would be driving the two hours to come get this. Because nostalgia wipes away all the horrible times that a 2.2l carbed K car tried to kill me.

I'd love it to go to a good home. 

BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter)
BlueInGreen - Jon (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/4/20 5:05 p.m.

Edit: just saw you’d emailed, I’ll just reply to that.

drainoil
drainoil Dork
10/5/20 6:26 p.m.

Do like, can't afford now, glws.

barefootskater
barefootskater UltraDork
10/8/20 12:47 p.m.

There is a small chance I end up with the mustang at challenge, if that is the case, I could easily justify heading your way on the trip back. If you haven't sold it yet. Small chance. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
10/26/20 2:08 p.m.

Swapping on non AC alternator bracket and rebuilt alternator this week, cleaned the carb and found some more parts to throw in. 

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/15/20 4:17 p.m.

Wheel bearings/hubs, rotors, brake shoes, lines, a few interior bits added to it's pile.

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/22/20 2:32 p.m.

Price drop to $1200

greenfieldhippi
greenfieldhippi Reader
11/22/20 6:43 p.m.

any closer I'd offer you my 50s ford tractor and a Saab

Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter)
Professor_Brap (Forum Supporter) UltraDork
11/23/20 7:09 a.m.

In reply to greenfieldhippi :

I do love old tractors! 

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