Started on May 22 by HeartlandTechie


Ok … here’s some more information on my little car. I happened upon this little gem after extensive searches on Craigslist and the local ads … I rushed out and managed to snag this one. Pics are kinder than in person, but overall it’s a nice solid car. Debate has raged, I was thinking of yanking the engine/tranny combo from my 1991 Dakota and turbo’ing it ala my Project Morris Minor days … but with fuel prices and the prospect of a running 1800 in there, I’m torn. Current thoughts are to just get it in running shape and enjoy it for a while while me and the new Mrs. decide on final plans. Only small hurdle is she can’t drive a 5-speed, and has had numerous attempts, but I think I’m man enough to get her gear jamming with the best of ‘em. (And if not, it’s a great excuse to upgrade the clutch!) The Good: Solid car, “restored” in early 1990’s from various artifacts I’ve found, originally green but now all red. New floor patch panels were included in purchase. The Ugly: Typical car rust … Fred Flinstone floorboards, hacked up electrical wiring, some things dismantled and put in boxes, but looks to be all complete for the most part.

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David S.
May 22, 2008, 11:42 p.m.

What do you mean, nothing to write home about? Nice car. Good color, too.

May 23, 2008, 9:16 a.m.

Thanks -- the "30 foot" picture is much better I agree. The shot you can't see is the Fred Flinstone floorboards and the fact it was originally green, looks to be about a 1990's resto attempt. I have new floor pans for it, but want to make sure the rails are all solid before I put those in. The electrical wiring has been hacked apart, but I did get it running at one point. Now that I have someone to help out around the garage, I'm very anxious to get the car back on the road.

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