vdubinsd
vdubinsd Reader
7/14/20 7:05 a.m.

https://reno.craigslist.org/cto/d/gardnerville-1985-ford-tempo-glx/7158918112.html

 

Pretty close to me so could check it out if someone is interested.

 

Has been for sale for quite a while and just never thought to post here!

Seems like someone would here might want this. Had to share

Ranger50
Ranger50 UltimaDork
7/14/20 7:19 a.m.

0-60 measured in sundial.

Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter)
Tom_Spangler (Forum Supporter) PowerDork
7/14/20 7:58 a.m.
Ranger50 said:

0-60 measured in sundial.

Clarkson had a great quote that would apply to this car: "It'll do naught to sixty.... but only just."

Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter)
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) MegaDork
7/14/20 9:30 a.m.

Powerstroke swap?

slowbird
slowbird SuperDork
7/14/20 11:05 a.m.

Buy this and go for Radwood, half-price, gastropod, and the "I just made it up" Diesel subclass at the challenge cheeky

It's $100. Holy hell, anyone near Reno? 

barefootskater
barefootskater UltraDork
7/14/20 1:20 p.m.

I have a buddy who owns two of these and has a thing for malaise fords in general, but especially tempos. I bet he has 12 of the things. I sent him the ad. We're not far from Reno in the grand scheme. We'lol see what happens. 

pres589 (djronnebaum)
pres589 (djronnebaum) PowerDork
7/14/20 1:30 p.m.

The diesel is a Mazda unit that is supposed to be very similar to the FE.  I'm wondering if the diesel shortblock could be used for a high boost turbo gas build using an FE head.  Maybe someone has done that before.

03Panther
03Panther HalfDork
7/14/20 6:48 p.m.

Being a bit of a diesel guy, that would be hard to pass up at $100. And the ad said he will deliver... but Lower Alabam. is a LONG way.

03Panther
03Panther HalfDork
7/14/20 6:50 p.m.
slowbird said:

Buy this and go for Radwood, half-price, gastropod, and the "I just made it up" Diesel subclass at the challenge cheeky

I could go for that...but would have to hand out No-Doze for the races!

Fueled by Caffeine
Fueled by Caffeine MegaDork
7/14/20 7:38 p.m.

one of my old teachers had the escort diesel... i think same engine....  anyways... that thing was always fogging for mosquitos.. that's all I remeber and a fully loaded 4x4 suburban was like a drag racer compared to it...

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
7/14/20 8:31 p.m.
barefootskater said:

I have a buddy who owns two of these and has a thing for malaise fords in general, but especially tempos. I bet he has 12 of the things. I sent him the ad. We're not far from Reno in the grand scheme. We'lol see what happens. 

One of the first "Say What" I remember was "Who becomes a Tempo expert?" or something like that. Barefoot apparently found him.

Woody
Woody MegaDork
7/15/20 7:13 a.m.
Ranger50 said:

0-60 measured in sundial.

It's actually moving in those pictures.

bobzilla
bobzilla MegaDork
7/15/20 7:26 a.m.
Fueled by Caffeine said:

one of my old teachers had the escort diesel... i think same engine....  anyways... that thing was always fogging for mosquitos.. that's all I remeber and a fully loaded 4x4 suburban was like a drag racer compared to it...

The escort was a 2.0. A friend of mine in high school had the wagon version 5-spd. It was ok. I mean, it was a mid 80's car. They all sucked. But it did make my 84 5-spd tempo look like a rocket ship. My single holley electronic feedback carb made 88hp. Her diesel wagon made 52. 

Duke
Duke MegaDork
7/15/20 8:18 a.m.

Because nothing could make the world's most boring car worse except removing any trace of acceleration.

 

trigun7469
trigun7469 SuperDork
7/15/20 9:39 a.m.

Is there anything slower then a 240D? well hello Ford Tempo Diesel....lolz. I admit it's still cool.

TenToeTurbo
TenToeTurbo Dork
7/15/20 9:45 a.m.
Pete Gossett (Forum Supporter) said:

Powerstroke swap?

Skyactiv-D 2.2 swap.

GIRTHQUAKE
GIRTHQUAKE Dork
7/15/20 11:23 a.m.

Reminds me of the Diesel Chevettes near the end of it's life.

Naturally something this neat is 3 states away. For $100 why the hell WOULDN'T you pick it up?

spitfirebill
spitfirebill MegaDork
7/15/20 7:45 p.m.

I want it just for the engine.  

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