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Old 01-28-2013, 05:19 PM   #21 (permalink)
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all the crx's around the kc area have been molested(in some way)... but also still dirt cheap ($2k>$1k) if you can find one running decently after a d16 swap, also throwing out the Hf trans but ive seen ALOT of MG's under tarps, lookin for a swap of there own...

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Old 01-28-2013, 09:19 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Apparently Canadian Previas had an option for a tach in the dash.


I see your optional tach, and I raise you a 5 speed.




We also had AWD ones and supercharged ones, but I have no idea what combos of those three you could get, or which of those were available south of the border.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:40 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Now that I am looking through pics, here's some more Wet Coast rust free (mostly) cars floating around.

The Superfly - 3cyl 5 speed, ended up giving it to a friend to give to someone that needed a car. It had been sitting there for about 7 years, actually fired up with a jumpstart and drove out on it's own power!

92 VX, even up here these things rust out bad in the rear 1/4s

96 3cyl 5 speed metro, no rust but it needed axles & 2nd gear synchro

2000 Insight, this was for sale in a parking lot last year. Decent mileage, new IMA battery, and a reasonable price I think, can't remember what it was but I am thinking under $6k

Random Sprint, I saved it from the crusher then found out the motor was really noisy in it, no one wanted it, I needed cash for Christmas, so back to the scrap guy it went.
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Old 01-28-2013, 09:43 PM   #24 (permalink)
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I like Previas. One could probably be pieced together with all those options.

I once saw a turbo AWD Dodge van kicking b*tt at Portland International Raceway.
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Turbos are where it's at if you want to go fast. One day I will find another Turbo Firefly. Don't get me wrong, I know THAT one won't be fast, but it's the principle lol, those things are hard to find, and it would be fun to see what kind of FE you could get out of one. Having driven naturally aspirated 1.0L Suzuki clones, I have to say that for me personally sometimes I need a little more push than they offer, I think a turbo'd one would be fun to horse around with.

I like Previas as well. They are comfortable to drive, and have a huge amount of space in the back. And after seeing that pic of the pickup conversion, I am tempted to turn the Prev 5 speed I use for a storage locker into one. Someone get me a big bottle of Jack Daniels and a chop saw lol!
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Do it!

Just don't round off the back of the cab, you will get better aerodynamic separation.

Then you can make an aerocap out of fish scales bandsawn out of wooden shingles. Like this, only wood:
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Saw a blue VX at the parking lot a few days ago, and today a Smart car and a newer civic HF with the hybrid trim and wheels.
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Doesn't count without pics!

I submit this non-counter, also without pic: just spotted a PHEV Prius 20 minutes ago. Had power company signs on it. Also a boxy, tiny Suzuki Kei van a day ago.

Must.. bring... camera... on .. walks...
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I'll get my camera up and running! I need to show you guys how immaculate my co-workers 80's diesel ford escort is. A PHEV Prius is pretty rare, never seen one. Teslas are too wallstreet money for around here.
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I'll get my camera up and running! I need to show you guys how immaculate my co-workers 80's diesel ford escort is.
Doesn't your cellphone has a camera? BTW I wanna see this Diesel Ford Escort. I've never seen one with the Mazda RF Diesel back here in Brazil, the only ones I've ever seen (with Argentinian plates) had the British 1.8L Endura-D engine.

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