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Old 09-23-2020, 08:22 PM   #171 (permalink)
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Hi all, the car is not forgotten. Just in the time it took me to build my driveway I’ve turned my crown vic into a trophy truck, bought a basket case pickup truck, and a caged 1976 2002 race car, so I’ve got a lot going on. On the plus side the driveway is done and I’ve got parts on order for all FOUR of my cars now.

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Old 09-25-2020, 10:18 PM   #172 (permalink)
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Hi all, the car is not forgotten. Just in the time it took me to build my driveway Iíve turned my crown vic into a trophy truck, bought a basket case pickup truck, and a caged 1976 2002 race car, so Iíve got a lot going on. On the plus side the driveway is done and Iíve got parts on order for all FOUR of my cars now.
Impressive. What engine is going into the 2002? Or what's in it already?
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Impressive. What engine is going into the 2002? Or what's in it already?
It has its stock M10, we think. The car came with no paperwork and is completely gutted with a cage and race instruments so it's a little hard to specify exactly what I'm looking at.

Here's a pic from when I was towing it home with the barge:




Got it for $500, the cage is almost lemons compliant, so we're taking it lemons-ing.
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Old 10-02-2020, 07:05 PM   #174 (permalink)
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You live in the best part of California, man.
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Old 10-10-2020, 02:45 AM   #175 (permalink)
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Welp, Da Vinci is done for now. It's pinging/knocking at most throttle positions and most loads. Good news is I'll be exchanging some electronics work for the machine work the block and head will need. I just need to save up a little bit for all the parts it'll need.
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Old 10-06-2021, 01:55 PM   #176 (permalink)
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What? An update? You mean I haven’t forgotten about my amazing wŁndercar? Shocking!

So yeah I blew up the motor really bad several months ago while I was on a parts run for my Vic (all my cars were broken at the time). I’m not sure if I burnt two exhaust valves or blew the head gasket or what. In any case, looking through a bore scope, my cylinder walls are scarred to hell and back. Even though it still runs on between one and two cylinders, this motor is junk.

Then for about 4 months I’ve been trying to get my pickup driving again, and that has been a disaster. Blew up the transmission and it has been hell getting the replacement en.

But now I’ve got a line on a bunch of parts cars in Sacramento that I can pick through for a good specimen, then tow it back. The ironic part is I don’t even need the pickup to tow it back. The Vic has more towing capacity and unlike the truck it actually has a trailer hitch.

So hopefully updates in the next couple of months or so.

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