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    Best thing you've ever purchased off Craigslist

    Now that I'm starting to come to grips with the banana in the microwave thing. Time for a new thread.

    Asking price was $1,000 Hadn't run in a long time.

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    Holy Crap.......

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    whoa. thats awesome.
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    Wanna double your money?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CAPTAIN AWESOME View Post
    Wanna double your money?
    Of course I've already spent more than that on bits and pieces. It sat outside and wasn't started for more than a decade. If you can believe it... it still had fuel pressure in the accumulator. Needed a pump, filter, and the tank redone, but it runs now. The pop off valve in the airbox was flapping around like an exhaust flapper in a D9, but it eventually settled down and doesn't smoke. No death rattles. It now starts shifts and stops. The interior was a little funky, but I found an almost complete set of nice black leather guts on Ebay. It had some old accident damage in one 1/4 and looks like it was repaired by a troop of chimps. I have a replacement 1/4. Just trying to build up a head of steam to put it on. So far the cost of parts has been pretty reasonable, so if I don't have to dig too deep into the motor or trans things will be ok. Haven't checked the chains or looked for broken cylinder studs yet.

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    Wholly fuck that was a silly deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    Wholly fuck that was a silly deal.
    The silly part was the fact that I didn't really want it at first. Always "sort of wanted" a 911, but it wasn't high on the list and I didn't need another project. I e-mailed the link to a friend, but he e-mailed back and said he was out of town.... why don't you buy it? I e-mailed another friend who said he was going to look at it, then he e-mailed me back 10 minutes later and said he had to take his wife to dinner.... why don't you buy it? So I figured WTF it must be destiny. I figured it's easily worth 3 or 4 times the asking price parted out, so not much risk. As it turns out, it's actually a solid car. Only perforation is a small hole under the battery box. The floor and everything attached to it is rust free. It runs ok. Needs every seal, gasket and o-ring that has anything to do with keeping the oil in and I'm sure the CIS will occupy some time.

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    I have was casually thinking that I wanted a 911. But I have completely missed the boat.
    Prices are SILLY these days. Personally I think it is a bubble, but have been wrong before.

    The wheels are killer.
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    You could go the Weber IDA3C route and eliminate the CIS...

    Tell us more about the car, what year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jaguar View Post
    I have was casually thinking that I wanted a 911. But I have completely missed the boat.
    Prices are SILLY these days. Personally I think it is a bubble, but have been wrong before.

    The wheels are killer.
    I think at least 50% of the " value " of the current crusty old car and bike speculation mania will blow away in the breeze.

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