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Old 12-06-2019, 07:22 PM   #251
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My advice would be to stick with this car if you truly do like it, keep working on improving it bit by bit, post up artsy shots of it majestically conquering mountain passes, basking in fall colors, etc...
As someone with a lot of artsy pictures of a green 142, I can recommend this tactic. It keeps the interest up.
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Old 12-06-2019, 07:36 PM   #252
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I can.
The market for anything old is dead. We're heading towards recession and even the cheap stuff isn't sellable.
Hang in there until the Summer (or is it permanent?) gig in the auto industry. Once you're not a broke student any longer and not surrounded by other broke students a lot of things will look differently. And you'll have resources to make this vehicle what you want it to be and to enjoy it.

End of geezer spiel.
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Old 12-06-2019, 10:37 PM   #253
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So where is the car at this moment? (Just city /state, not trying to boost it or anything)

Sounds like maybe Michigan, or maybe West Virginia, or even Maryland.

It’s a cool ride, but sometimes you have to be ready for the next cool ride too. Do what ya gotta do man.
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:33 AM   #254
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Alright ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this project isn't dead anymore! YAYYYYYY The car is currently at a storage facility in Morgantown. I'm interning in Ann Arbor MI this summer at FCA (or Peugeot now?).

Long story short, my DD got rear-ended, I have back pain, and his insurance company is giving me a pretty good payout (still in negotiation, but the first offer was enough to make this happen).

What's wrong:
- Left frame rail rust (eventually getting fixed)
- butt cheek rust (eventually getting fixed)
- Brake booster leaking vacuum
- Rear calipers seized- getting rebuilds from HiPerf or someone else
- Needs newer/better pads all around
- The radiator needs to be recored
- Bigger electric fan (14" and 1400cfm versus 10" and 700cfm) with shroud as well as an actual thermostat and electric switch
- The fuel tank needs to be welded or replaced. This car never had the recall done on it so it leaks at the fitting.
- Replaced fuel lines need to be permanently affixed somewhere.
- Rear shocks need to be installed

Other plans:
- Custom/modified B20E intake manifold, exhaust header, and Speeduino EFI (because DCOE's are expensive).
- Rear sway bar
- Buying back my Virgos from JJones
- Matching tires
- Front speakers
- New alternator bracket
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Old 01-07-2020, 11:48 AM   #255
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Good to see this come back to life.

See if a radiator shop will work with you on the radiator and the gas tank. It's a similar process in both cases, (clean, braze, paint). Otherwise, a new aluminum radiator on Ebay isn't too expensive.
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Old 01-11-2020, 07:27 PM   #256
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Sorry about your accident and injury but glad to hear about the 140!
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:30 PM   #257
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I went to where the car is stored Sunday afternoon, hooked up the battery, checked the oil, and fired her up for the first time in about 5 months. It ran well, and I'm excited to start driving it again.

A little blue smoke at startup, but that cleaned up pretty quick. I think I sprayed some oil in the intake before I parked it, or its just a nearly 50 year old engine that sat.
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Old 01-15-2020, 01:45 PM   #258
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Obligatory ditch the E-Fan, M-Fan best fan, restore to stock comment
Glad to hear it is back and getting attention.
Hope your back is feeling mo betta soon!
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Old 01-15-2020, 03:27 PM   #259
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Obligatory ditch the E-Fan, M-Fan best fan, restore to stock comment
Glad to hear it is back and getting attention.
Hope your back is feeling mo betta soon!
I was thinking about going back to mechanical, but I really don't want to.
Plus, I need the TIG/fab practice for a shroud and all in it'll be another $75 extra and will cool far more than I'll ever need with a new core.
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Old 01-17-2020, 02:09 PM   #260
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I went to where the car is stored Sunday afternoon, hooked up the battery, checked the oil, and fired her up for the first time in about 5 months. It ran well, and I'm excited to start driving it again.

A little blue smoke at startup, but that cleaned up pretty quick. I think I sprayed some oil in the intake before I parked it, or its just a nearly 50 year old engine that sat.
Hell my whiteblocks do this daily, nothing to worry about.
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Cool car. Smells period correct. Would follow through twisties again. A+
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Alright ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, this project isn't dead anymore! YAYYYYYY

This is great news!!
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