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2-3 vehicles: not bad, but still more vehicles than drivers. 13 18.57%
4-6 vehicles: which one was the gateway drug? 14 20.00%
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Old 01-12-2018, 07:55 PM   #141 (permalink)
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Quite a contrast between the Suburban and the Justies. But anyway, in case you don't find a stock drivetrain to fit into the ones awaiting motor/trans, do you have a Plan B to fit something from a different manufacturer?
Unlike the Festiva there is not enough room to swap anything realistic in.. it is a 3 cylinder after all. I have plenty of parts and pieces, and have plans to rebuild some into performance (Ha ha) builds. I even have parts to make a 1 liter version not seen in North America. That one might be tuned for low fuel consumption.

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Old 01-12-2018, 07:58 PM   #142 (permalink)
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I'm not stoked about the Mexico Beige color, but it is what it is.
Hey! One in my hutch of six MK1 Golf/Rabbits was Mexico Beige! At least they had the confidence to call it beige back then. You'd never catch an automaker doing that these days - it'd be Twilight Sand or some such silliness.
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Volkswagen Mexico Beige / #d9a06f Hex Color Code Schemes, Charts, Palettes, Paints & RGB / CMYK / HSL Conversion

As The Register would say, "More than you would reasonably care to know about" Mexico Beige. It was available on Porsche 924.

After Koral Rot, my favorite L-code color is Shantung Gold. It is [almost] indistinguishable from another 1971 color, Kansas Beige. The one sounds exotic, the other — just... flat.

I'm happier about the Bilsteins, the five-speed and the Ronal R-8 wheels.
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Unlike the Festiva there is not enough room to swap anything realistic in.. it is a 3 cylinder after all.
Apart from the Mitsubishi Mirage's 3-cyl and Ford's 1.0L Ecoboost, isn't there any other 3-cyl available there, right? And it may take some time for them to become easily available in the junkyards. But anyway, a motorcycle engine swap could eventually be a last-case possibility.


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I even have parts to make a 1 liter version not seen in North America. That one might be tuned for low fuel consumption.
Sometimes a smaller displacement engine may not be so optimized for fuel savings. Since both versions share the same bore, but the 1.2L has a longer stroke, it may fare better when it comes to low-end torque, allowing you to either keep it at higher gears with less RPM or eventually swap taller tires in case the original 13-inch ones become harder to find.
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On the right is a Hybrid Synergy Drive single-speed no-cylinder drivetrain. Batteries not included. (on the left is a 36hp case I just found out is worth $750-2000)

I should probably sell the Lexus motor (I didn't get enough of the parts around it, cables, spreader bar). They currently sell for US$200-400.

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