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Old 08-19-2006, 08:10 PM   #21
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Budget is basically what comes along comes along. I figure I can throw 2k at it in total. Yes, and yes, tools should've be a problem.
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Old 08-19-2006, 08:30 PM   #22
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Wee.. that was quick. I'd recommend looking for a non-running whatever shell. I found a nice one with ~100k miles for $75, but ymmv. If you have the time, wait for the deals. A TDI will run your finances into the ground in -2s because it's a popular, and pricey, swap. Your best bet might be one of Honda's lean burn engines with megasquirt to keep it in lean burn longer and the EV 5th wheel. I was thinking about rec'ing a vw diesel, but I'm going to hold off until I figure out how much aero mods and low RR tires increase my FE.
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I think if i could get that type of FE i would have no problem driving a dildo shaped car.
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:50 PM   #23
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SVOboy: I'd go with a 1st gen CRX-HF. You'd have to wire it up for the ecu, but when you got done ytou'd have great economy and something fun to drive. You will probably be able to find a club or clubs to join that will allow you to use the tools in a shop environment for some of the things you'd want to do.
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What you could do is make converting the CRX into a quasi-business?
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Old 08-20-2006, 06:58 PM   #25
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Hehe, Iono how much money I could making converting first gens to run the newer d series,

But I def want like an 84 ballade or something like that. It'll really depend on availability of cars, cuz I won't be shipping anything, *shrug*
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You should also consider the cost and availability of parts, as well as reliability. Not haveing to work on something, outside, in winter, is very good. Working on it ouitside, in winter is the pit's.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:12 PM   #27
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Well, I did pick the school for that reason,
<----- Gets warm in 65 degree weather.
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65 is Ok! I went to BYU, in Provo, Utah and working on a valve job in December leaves the body pretty darn cold. Not nearly as cold as Nebraska, but still very unenjoyable.
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Old 08-20-2006, 07:19 PM   #29
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<--- loves getting cold
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<--- loves getting cold
As do I. Too many 100F+ days for me this year. When it gets down to 85, get the blanket!

I'm looking forward to cooler weather for better FE -- No A/C (to those confused by that statement: since the gas blend is the same year-round, then that variable is out. EBH, grille block, HAI, harder tires (when inflated) will hopefully get the numbers back up).

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