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    1. #36
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      This Piece of Junk runs!!!
      https://i.imgur.com/4ycqawm.mp4

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      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      This Piece of Junk runs!!!
      https://i.imgur.com/4ycqawm.mp4
      Wow! That's amazing.
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      As far as teaching the wife to drive manual.... Well that's not gonna happen. All the synchros are shot in the transmission, or at least gears 1, 2, and 3... Double clutching works just fine and it drives poetry well, but teaching the wife to drive a manual was hard enough, double clutching??? Probably impossible.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      This Piece of Junk runs!!!
      https://i.imgur.com/4ycqawm.mp4
      "The Real IPD" - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      2007 Passion Red/Gobi VRgt; 2005 Silver/Beige Leather S60 2.5T AWD; 2002 Silver/Off black leather V70XC
      Past: 1999 Tropic Blue/Green/Oak leather V70 (NAa); Mom traded 1975 Maroon/Maroon leather 164E

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      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      This Piece of Junk runs!!!
      https://i.imgur.com/4ycqawm.mp4

      Ford is not that bad in my opinion. So I am not surprised that it runs. When I lived in my property in Germany here I had a Ford, at that time it was about 10 years old and it was a good car.
      Last edited by Fasfo; 04-22-2020 at 02:44 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Fasfo View Post
      Ford is not that bad in my opinion. So I am not surprised that it runs. When I lived in my property in Germany I had a Ford, at that time it was about 10 years old and it was a good car.
      With all due respect, this car IS a piece of junk. Ford may not be to blame here, but trust me this car does not deserve to be defended at all, I am only bringing it back to life so I can have something to drive and not care about. The only things that are not pieces of junk on it are the parts I have replaced or rebuilt. I am fairly certain it sat in water for several years, it's actually pretty comical how crappy of a state it ended up being in once I got it home.
      Pictures for evidence of said junkiness:

      Rear caliper piston seized:


      Rear caliper bleeder bolt snapped off when trying to loosen:


      Couple stops from 40 MPH got rid of most of the 'surface' rust on these rotors:


      One of the sway bar bushings I could find, the others were missing:


      One of the better tires it came with:

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      Oooh... nice!
      Take a good, tight radius, super-elevated off ramp at 70 with those!
      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      One of the better tires it came with:
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      500 miles in, first oil change, 28.6 MPG so far...

      This car all said and done cost me about 2600.00 to purchase then get to the point it is at right now, I decided to do some math in excel to see how many miles I will have to drive this thing to recoup gas savings compared to the R. Well I will have to drive it about 46,000 miles to break even How depressing.

      Oh well, I am enjoying driving it so far, it's such a piece of crap its funny to get out of the R and into it.

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      Yeah but going the other way is awesome. Back in the day I drove our 85 accord then our 93 Accord and then my Mom’s 95 legend in one day back to back for some reason and each step was staggering.
      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      500 miles in, first oil change, 28.6 MPG so far...

      This car all said and done cost me about 2600.00 to purchase then get to the point it is at right now, I decided to do some math in excel to see how many miles I will have to drive this thing to recoup gas savings compared to the R. Well I will have to drive it about 46,000 miles to break even How depressing.

      Oh well, I am enjoying driving it so far, it's such a piece of crap its funny to get out of the R and into it.
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      Past: 1999 Tropic Blue/Green/Oak leather V70 (NAa); Mom traded 1975 Maroon/Maroon leather 164E

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      Quote Originally Posted by ZZZZZZZ View Post
      Yeah but going the other way is awesome. Back in the day I drove our 85 accord then our 93 Accord and then my Mom’s 95 legend in one day back to back for some reason and each step was staggering.
      This is meant to be my work commuter so I can take the R out on the weekends, or if I break something on the R in the mountains I can drive this thing no problem. It's not a bad car, but it sure is ugly.

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      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      500 miles in, first oil change, 28.6 MPG so far...

      This car all said and done cost me about 2600.00 to purchase then get to the point it is at right now, I decided to do some math in excel to see how many miles I will have to drive this thing to recoup gas savings compared to the R. Well I will have to drive it about 46,000 miles to break even How depressing.

      Oh well, I am enjoying driving it so far, it's such a piece of crap its funny to get out of the R and into it.
      Yeah, but it keeps the daily wear and tear off the R and limits the R's exposure to the inattentive drivers on the road.
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      2010 Mazda 6 Grand Touring, 2.5 - Daughter #2

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      I know it's been months but this is a cool story.
      Memories to treasure!
      Quote Originally Posted by ElementR View Post
      What year? I had an 88 GT as my daily back in high school/college. $500 car missing front end forward of radiator as it was sheared off in an accident, but the car was surprisingly straight and mechanically sound. It was white with the grey sport interior and sunroof and of course 5 spd manual. Quick trip to the local pizza delivery guys Escort graveyard and I had a front end again...I worked at a pizzeria and everyone drove an Escort until it died then they parked it in the "graveyard" for parts for their next Escort. I rattle canned the front end and sprayed a fresh coat every 6 months or so. Car was far from perfect but it was cool and fun to drive and very reliable. I learned a lot from brake jobs to clutch. Good car for a kid my age at that time. Parts were cheap too.
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      That'll teach anybody a lesson. Take your estimate and double it, and then add some. If you were wrong on the initial estimate, then you're pleasantly surprised. If not, you aimed well.
      Your initial budget was 1200.
      I hear people tell me all the time what they think the contractor timeline is. "We'll be in by Christmas," they say. Um, ok - "I'll bet a dollar it's more like Easter," I reply.
      Quote Originally Posted by kTaLgsTo View Post
      This car all said and done cost me about 2600.00 to purchase then get to the point it is at right now...
      "The Real IPD" - ZZZZZZZ's thread
      2007 Passion Red/Gobi VRgt; 2005 Silver/Beige Leather S60 2.5T AWD; 2002 Silver/Off black leather V70XC
      Past: 1999 Tropic Blue/Green/Oak leather V70 (NAa); Mom traded 1975 Maroon/Maroon leather 164E

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      It's fun to have a car to just play around with and not care, I had to replace the 29 year old bulbs in the dash so I could see my vitals at night, wife had some glittery gold paint from some old project so I decided why the heck not...
      It's called TF for a reason...

      Matches the slashes in the grille now, not sure why all race cars use a variation of slashes... maybe someone can educate me.

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