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secretariata (Forum Supporter)
secretariata (Forum Supporter) SuperDork
10/9/20 5:16 a.m.
keithedwards said:

This is not quite what you were asking for, but I kinda like this '62 Chevy.


Looks to be about 2.5 hours south of Gainesville.


Just from the photos, that's not a $2k truck..  Ad shows $19,900 in the first line...

P3PPY HalfDork
10/9/20 8:30 a.m.

In reply to secretariata (Forum Supporter) :

THANK YOU, I was so confused

John Welsh (Moderate Supporter)
John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) Mod Squad
10/9/20 8:32 a.m.
barefootskater (Shaun) said:

In reply to John Welsh (Moderate Supporter) :

My reading has me believing that my 96 is the only year without vvt.... and I have zero budget for mods other than the wheels/tires I already have. 

Oh, yeah 1996.  That was the last year for Gen1 Q45 ('90-'96) and '96 was the years that the car had to meet OBD2 standards.  I don't know about not having vvt for that year but I do know that '90-'95 can do "plug and play" with the ECU and '96 can not.   I am not specifically sure what makes '96 excluded from ecu swap.  That could be due to protocols or it could be that '96 doesn't have vvt.   For '97 the 4.5L engine was discontinued in favor of the 4.1L engine in the Q45s along with different body style.  

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/9/20 11:02 a.m.

Now, if you could get THESE to FL I'm sure someone would want them.

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/9/20 11:08 a.m.

And HERE is the one I really think has potential.

Probably too risky a project to get running and road trip in, but these are rare out East.

Purple Frog (Forum Supporter)
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) Reader
10/9/20 11:12 a.m.

What about just buying a cheap car in Gainesville from a shady lot or CL.  Race it.  

Drive it back.  Or leave it.

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/9/20 11:30 a.m.

Definitely NOT in budget!

This is totally not helpful but I'm having fun looking at the car market in your backyard instead of mine.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UltraDork
10/9/20 12:40 p.m.

In reply to hobiercr (FS) :

Lots of cool old stuff out here. The sun eats paint and interior parts, but things rarely die from rust. 

If nothing else, maybe this becomes a thing in years to come. Someone sees something out west they want, I can bring it to Florida in October for 1/2 gas/food costs or something. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/9/20 1:03 p.m.

Korean Traccord?

or a couple of auto-V6 options...

easy steering rack fix?
lots of miles, and supposedly just cosmetic issues?
so much smoke smell, it's killed the airbags?

these are 5x114, and might could fit your mustang wheels.

just don't drop it on H&R springs... especially with SPC adjustable balljoints on the upper arms.

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/9/20 1:11 p.m.
Purple Frog (Forum Supporter) said:

What about just buying a cheap car in Gainesville from a shady lot or CL.  Race it.  

Return it to lot under 3 day lemon law. Win!


hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/9/20 1:24 p.m.


Cheap, High sticker cred, bypass heater core and either swap or get the radiator professionally cleaned (and pray the HG isn't already FUBAR).

Win longest drive AND Radwood?


Rad flames AND either one doubles as a nice hotel. Room service optional.

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/9/20 1:33 p.m.

FBM keeps dropping this stuff. 

$150, needs OS sensor and battery

Stampie (FS)
Stampie (FS) MegaDork
10/9/20 5:35 p.m.

I'm only half a drink in but I have an idea.  Sending PM.

Carsandbikes Reader
10/9/20 6:07 p.m.

I am not in Utah but am a 30 minute drive from the Gainesville airport with an 09 P71 that I don't really need now that I have just bought a new (to me) Mustang.

Car is in fairly good condition, the paint on the horizontal surfaces is bad, but I would have no qualms about driving the car to Portland (Oregon or Maine) and back.  It was (and for all intents is still) my daily driver.

03Panther Dork
10/9/20 7:36 p.m.

In reply to Carsandbikes :

Do you have a post with sale details on the Vic?

Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón)
Brett_Murphy (Ex-Patrón) MegaDork
10/9/20 9:43 p.m.

Not sure what the rules are on this, but the Camaro is plated and insured. It doesn't run well, but I will *let* Barefootskater use it as a challenge car if he doesn't find something else, especially if he can get it running well for me.

Budget is probably at $1,030 if we include the brake light switch. Otherwise, budget is $1000, which is what I paid for it.

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UltraDork
10/9/20 10:55 p.m.

Plans are evolving. I prefer to drive and beat on my mustang I think. Working with Gumby on a plan to help the handling en-route. I have some wheels and tires I'd love to use but no budget for a proper 5 lug swap. 

So. Looking for some 4x108 to 5x4.5 adapters. Cheap! I'll buy new if needed. 

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UltraDork
10/10/20 11:38 a.m.

No adapters. Looking for a pair of 4x108 wheels with 17" diameter. I have tires. Otherwise, any combo of 4x108 with decent tires. 

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/10/20 12:15 p.m.

4x108 17"...

that sounds like Focus SVT wheels?

some in  palmdale, cali

you might look for 4x108 to 4x114 adapter... then that opens you up to some late-90's honda sizing

barefootskater (Shaun)
barefootskater (Shaun) UltraDork
10/10/20 12:53 p.m.

In reply to sleepyhead the buffalo :

I'm not super concerned with the front wheels for now. If this wild plan works out, eventually it'll get a proper 5 lug conversion. I'd attempt it now, but with my manual brake system there is sure to be a snag or two and I CANNOT afford to not finish in a day. Axle swap, front springs, sway bars. That's perfectly reasonable. Designing a brake system, probably not. 

So if I can find 17" wheels for challenge, great, if not, oh well. 

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/10/20 1:09 p.m.

What is your 17" wheel budget? What is your tentative route to Gainesville? Are you stuck on 17" wheels or would you be in for a full set of 15"s (etc.) with tires if they fit budget?

sleepyhead the buffalo
sleepyhead the buffalo Mod Squad
10/10/20 1:12 p.m.

fair enough...  here's some options might be able to bribe a local to get?

17x7 et42 4x108 ASAs

some 4-lug Cobra wheels (might be too pricey?)

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/10/20 1:14 p.m.

For example,

$50 adapter/spacers

4x108 to 4x114.3

I've got a full set of 16x7, 4x114.3 wheels with tires you could use for the challenge. "Budget" hit would be $200 for you to use.



4x108 to 4x100 For $50 and you can use any Miata wheel

hobiercr (FS)
hobiercr (FS) SuperDork
10/10/20 1:18 p.m.

Any of the Focus/FWD options will not work w/o a big spacer.

Appleseed MegaDork
10/10/20 1:19 p.m.

1st gen Focus and latest gen Fiesta use 4x108 wheels. 

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