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$300 barn find. Excited!

Posted by Randy Houston, Feb 5, 2020

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  1. Randy Houston

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    I’m glad I found this group. Seems very helpful so far.
     

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    Its glad you found it too, welcome to Dsm.
     

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    GST for $300? Dream come true. Even the junkyard won't let me have an RS for that much.

    Welcome to the forums.
     

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  4. Randy Houston

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    The guy I got it from was telling me it was a gsx. When I got there I was bummed. But hey still a hell of a deal. Loaded her up and brought her home.
     

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  5. Widgmaster

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    Hey.. what a great find . As they say you must have a horse shoe up your you now what. Any chance I can borrow it when your done with it please .
     

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    A GSX for $300 would have been fantastic, but a GS-T for $300 could still be a fun daily driver if it's in decent condition. Mostly stock will give you better odds of having fewer problems, but these cars are getting older.
     

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  7. Bud92gsx

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    Pics or your getting banned.
    Lol I mean pics or it didnt happen.
     

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  8. Randy Houston

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    I posted the ones when I picked it up
     

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  10. Randy Houston

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    It was frozen to the ground LOL
     

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  11. Bud92gsx

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    Damm bro. From the outside looks like you got a steal of a deal.
    I hope you get it home and the car is just as good as it looks. Actually I hope u jump start it and drive it home. Rofl
     

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  12. Randy Houston

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    No I loaded her up on a trailer. Got her home and found a bad timing belt. Bought a kit for it. While tearing down to install noticed she’s bleeding all over the place. So my sons and I decided to pull the motor and start from there. Going to take the head down Monday have it checked out. Then back together she’ll go.
     

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  13. BLACK'98DSM

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    Engine bay pics?
     

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    Welcome to the community! Can't go wrong for $300.
     

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    So I wanna delete some of this stuff under the hood. Tuck harness, the canister, etc. can anyone let me know what I can get away with.
     
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    What you can get away with depends on whether or not you have inspections.
     

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  18. Randy Houston

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    I’m in southern Oregon. So we don’t have inspections for registration. Just a vin number LOL
     

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    In that case, delete the evap. It's a pretty large system with components running from the front of the car to the back. It doesn't use that much power, but it's ugly and heavy as sh**.
     

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    Cool. Thanks
     

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    What are your goals for the car? Are you looking to have a daily? Or a track monster? What you can get away with deleting also depends on your goals. For a driver car I'd say just clean it up and tuck it a little bit. But if you're looking to race or hit the track, then a larger portion of that crap can be ripped out.
     

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    I’m looking to make it a summer drive car. Take it on road trips and to rip somebody up if need be. LOL. It’s not gonna be a track car for sure. More for show and fun
     

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    D5DAAFE1-F618-4782-800C-57B41CB1E29E.jpeg I got the motor tore down. Number 3 is fried. Other cylinders slightly scorn. Crankshaft seems good. Head needs machined also. Valves not closing all the way. Probably going to need new lifters. 39472BB6-767F-48B1-94E1-F0ED8ADB741B.jpeg
     

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  24. Randy Houston

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    Any suggestions on what rods and Pistons to get. I’ve been looking at Manleys. What’s your opinion. Keep in mind I want it to be a cruiser
     

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    Mahle pistons, they use a different alloy. The pistons don't expand as much so you can run tighter piston to wall clearances which is better for a street car, but they're still a forged piston that's stronger than the OEM's and lighter weight than most all the other forgings that use the other more malleable alloy. Sooo they're lighter and expand less than other forged offerings and are stronger than OEM cast pistons.
     
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