$400 Surprise Part Deux

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$400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby wakkjobb » Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:17 am

That's right people, $400 buys 165s here in Colorado. :D This baby is rust-free, stock as crap, fairly straight, non sunroof/ABS, last four of VIN are 4684 (or around there) and is waiting to be delivered to my work Monday. Ran out of time tonight and we're taking a day trip tomorrow, so Monday will be the Day For Pics.

Name: Charlotte the Harlot

Plans:
tune-up
brakes/suspension
fresh fluids/belts etc
twin-entry CT26
side-feed intake (3SFE or 5SFE---I forget?)
smaller battery (Dyna-Batt or Odyeesy?)
Saab FMIC
remote oil filter
external oil coolers--engine and trans
A/C delete (maybe)
matching size tires :doh:
repaint
fancy BOV
MBC
HKS TT
shave antenna/trunk lock/rear wiper/rear decals
maybe pre-facelift lights just to screw with people/because I can.

Basically make it stock-ish but with a few basic upgrades.

>>Dan
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby UtahSleeper » Sun Oct 02, 2011 5:13 pm

Congrats!!! Bout time you get back in the game.


Isn't it the 3sge manifold though since it has the 2 runner's per cylinder?
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby GT4times2 » Sun Oct 02, 2011 8:12 pm

I want to see pics of this $400 Alltrac.
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby wakkjobb » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:27 am

I forgot which side-feed intake is "the one" to get; 5S or 3S. Both are at the yard but you may be right about the 2 runners/cylinder deal. I dunno anymore... we'll find out.

I'll get daytime pics tomorrow; don't worry. :wink:

>>Dan

edit: found some pics from when we (me and Legacy of Dan) checked it out back in June:

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And I do miss my first 165:
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby GT4times2 » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:02 am

Wow, nice car for $400. Do you mean 3SGE side feed intake manifold? I strongly doubt the 5S will bolt on.
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby wakkjobb » Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:50 am

Yep, after going through my other build thread, it's the 3SGE intake that fits these 165 heads. I don't know why I was thinking the 5SFE would fit... who knows. Now to spend a few hours pulling it... at the yard, in the sun, no power tools and so on. Hooray. :twisted:

I'll do that later; first I have to get this red pig off the trailer, return the trailer, get the car celaned out and put some anti-rodent goodies in there for the winter since it's going to be stored outside. Nobody likes to see chewed wiring harnesses.

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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby Dracov » Mon Oct 03, 2011 9:54 pm

This time actually drive it once you're done playing Extreme Makeover with it. :D
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby wakkjobb » Tue Oct 04, 2011 3:06 am

Hey, I drove the blue one a whopping 10 miles up and down my street... :?

Got it to work today, but our new GM said "storage for only a week" so I'll have to get it moved in a week... or just move it around the big-ass lot. I'm thinking "B".
Hooked up a battery jump box and all systems are go: wipers, lights, windows, horn, power antenna motor, ray-dee-yo, A/C and fan stuff (has auto climate control)... didn't try to crank it over though. I don't want to get the timing belt all jammed up in the cam gears or something. I also heard the fuel pump buzz and it has a full tank of ??-year old fuel. Everything is bone-dry underneath, needs CVs (as usual), some bodywork on the roof (about 1 sq ft on the right rear) and fresh paint (maybe) and still no rust! :D

It also has a BGB!! Score again!!

I am farting with the idea of trying to do the timing belt this weekend on one of the lifts at work; I forget if it's easier to completely drop the engine or just lower/raise it some to get in there.

>>Dan
camera died, no pics tonight... but I did take pics today!

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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby Terracar » Tue Oct 04, 2011 10:22 am

Holy chit, welcome back to the land of 'trac Dan!

Camera died, my ass. Get your lazy ass out there and take some pics or I will continue to write slanderous yet mostly true statements about you!

Congrats my man, she looks good and no rust is always a key. Was this the one with the drama trying to get the title or did you get it worked out?

In closing, congratulations on a good looking $400 'trac. Now get some pics up and get the thing running!

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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby LegacyofDan » Tue Oct 04, 2011 5:29 pm

this thread brings joy to my soul :)
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby wakkjobb » Wed Oct 05, 2011 12:50 am

It's good to see it at work; now to get time to fix the dang thing!

Pics as promised:
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Oh... oh... it's so SO stock! Still has all the front air dam stuff intact! The bumper was removed for trailer-loading; it is also in good shape and the fog lights did not fall apart when I removed them.

>>Dan
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Old build:
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New build:
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby GT4times2 » Wed Oct 05, 2011 3:25 am

Sweet deal!! It's safe to say it's probably the best $400 you ever spent.
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby LegacyofDan » Wed Oct 05, 2011 11:49 am

alil bit of fancy Dan paint work, a timing belt(and whatever else broke) and she will be beauty!
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby wakkjobb » Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:31 am

I've been thinking about keeping the peeling paint but re-doing the roof where the old bodywork is crappy. The "ultimate seeper" look... the goods are under the hood. 8)

>>Dan

Maybe some window tint to replace the bubbly crap it has now... maybe.
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Re: $400 Surprise Part Deux

Postby LegacyofDan » Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:54 am

dude i saw that car in person, there is sleeper look and then there is the beaten down puppy dog covered in dust loosing most of it's fur. it is a sad look for car with such potential... :P
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