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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-17-2017, 10:22 PM Thread Starter
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1997 Birdie

Just noticed this on CL in my town. Believe me, I don't need another bird, but, but, what can I lose? https://medford.craigslist.org/cto/6112689484.html

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 05:10 AM
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For $400, go for it!


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It's green....NOPE!
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-18-2017, 02:23 PM
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You could sell the sport suspension components and basically get your money back. The LED tails if they're still fully functional can fetch you some money. Strut rod sleeves/washers/hardware, people will pay 50 bucks for that alone.....various engine parts, injectors, MAF, etc, etc. It's a great parts car.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 04:44 AM
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Bargain! Buy it and fix it up!

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 03:39 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy625UK View Post
Bargain! Buy it and fix it up!
Agreed; the 4.6 will last forever.

The tranny leaking could be the driveshaft causing issues; it happens.

An 02 JY tranny is cheap, and replacing the seal is easy while the tranny is out.

It will probably need all new rubber everywhere, so that's close to a grand in parts.

But $400+$1000+$300+300 (Car, suspension, tranny, driveshaft) =$2000; That is a great deal for a brand new feeling V8 car.

Add a PI intake, heads, and cams (~$200-300) with a dual exhaust(~$200), and it will really move.

It will eat most things you could buy for $10k.

Having a spare in case anything happens is good too, lol.

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post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 05-19-2017, 06:41 PM Thread Starter
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You don't know how tempting it is to buy this car. I woke up last night thinking about it. However, I'm already short on covered space, have a 1979 Ford Courier with two stuck exhaust valves, need to do the 800 hr. service on my 2615 Mahindra tractor, and I need to save money to go roller skating in Barcelona next year. There is no way I'd consider parting it out, or do I think it wise.

I'll just have to heave a big sigh and wonder about what could have been. There is a dirth of our cars in my neck of the woods, and few people truly understand and appreciate them. If I were a rich man, yada, yada.. I'd build a garage, and fill it with cars.

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