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Jeh
03-30-2011, 04:36 PM
So a guy had his car towed in, he was traveling and in the middle of nowhere NM it developed an engine noise. We did a quick look over and it seems he let the koolaid man out. So he decided to bail out and wanted to sell the car.

I get to see a lot of cars bailed on and the shop might buy them for scrap and then strip them but this one needed a second chance. So for $200 i am the proud owner of a 1977 242.

Meet Old Yellow

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Its a non a/c non p/s car with Oregon plates and the owner lived in Berkely, so it comes with dirty hippie creds and the faint smell of patchouli and smoke.

So it needs an engine and here is my dilemma.

I just acquired a 16v head with all the pieces and my plan was to build a 16v motor and use my Freds chipped LH2.2+EZK and drop it in my 86 240 (see Sig) and with a replacement m47 and a g80 that I just came on to.

Or my new plan.

Put the AW72 from a 940 (the 16v came in) in to my 86 dial the boost back a few lbs and just keep it as a slightly hopped DD

And drop the 16v into the the 242 with a 15g and drop go with MS. I'm not an MS fan but since it wont be a DD I can dick with it for a while and then get it to run well and make it a fun track and summer car.

Whats says Tbricks

Funkee
03-30-2011, 06:39 PM
TBricks Funkee says thats a steal! 200 bucks! What I hate though is those red side markers, was that stock in the US ?

pwschuh
03-30-2011, 06:44 PM
Nice find. Rust free(ish) I assume?

Old Iron
03-30-2011, 06:53 PM
Wow, 200 bucks for a good looking Flathood 242! Nice find!

Jeh
03-30-2011, 07:32 PM
It has 4 almost new Michilens. It appears to be a CA car so no rust that I see. :)

I will get a better look tomorrow.

amerbritcan
03-30-2011, 08:24 PM
I am hella jealous.

Make the 242 the wild track car, make the 86 the auto'd, power everythinged air conditioned, boring daily for sure.

Jeh
03-30-2011, 08:31 PM
I am hella jealous.

Make the 242 the wild track car, make the 86 the auto'd, power everythinged air conditioned, boring daily for sure.


After thinking all of about 3 hours I think that's going to be the plan. Though the 86 is hardly boring (see vids in build thread) I think the 242 will be much wilder. Damn I need to get busy.....alot of parts to round up.

turtle
03-30-2011, 09:39 PM
I wish i could come across deals like that

v8volvoman1
03-31-2011, 08:20 PM
Keep it 100% stock looking and put your 16V in with an M46. Keep it n/a. I think it looks great just the way it is. Excellent find.

Jeh
03-31-2011, 10:44 PM
Keep it 100% stock looking and put your 16V in with an M46. Keep it n/a. I think it looks great just the way it is. Excellent find.

Thats the new plan.

Build thread <A href="http://forums.turbobricks.com/showthread.php?t=230506">242 16V </a>