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I bought my first project!

Posted by Tammalynn, Mar 11, 2011

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  1. Tammalynn

    Tammalynn Probationary Member

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    I originally wanted a 2nd gen, but this car caught my eye. Hubby and I went down to South Carolina last weekend looking in tons of lots and all over craigslist. We ended up finding a 91 Talon and drove 3 hours to look at it in North Carolina. We met the guy and checked the car out, it needs a lot of work but I didn't want something complete and ready to go anyways. (I like the idea of putting your personal touch into a car, it makes it truely your own.) We test drove it and it has complications, the transmission was pretty much falling out because the guy didn't torque the bolts down and they rattled out. Ugh. Before that it rode nicely, shifted well and it had potential. (And NO rust!) $800 and 460 miles later, it's home in Pennsylvania.

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    Our family is big on cars, can you tell? This photo only shows 6 of the 12 on our property.

    Anyways...I can't wait to get started on it. I'll probably start de-uglifying the interior accents and I have a stupid turbo badge on the tail light that needs to come off....morons. Oh...and i need a new shift knob. XD It's awful. But when I get paid next friday...many parts will be ordered. :thumb:

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  2. etay89

    etay89 Proven Member

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    WOW. I know the pain of driving 400+ miles for a DSM (my 2nd one was from South Carolina)

    at any rate, good job on the find and good luck restoring the car's natural working order :)
     
  3. JusMX141

    JusMX141 Moderator

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    That's a nice start! For the price you can't go wrong- a good running 6-bolt is worth what you paid for the car.

    Definitely has a ton of potential, and definitely a '91 based on the speedo- I notice the interior has some custom work done, has anything else been modified on the car (bolt-ons)? Is it AWD or FWD?
     
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  4. Rex2342

    Rex2342 Proven Member

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    I have all those parts that are painted red in case you want to swap them out LOL. Nice pickup although you seem to have forgotten to show what under the hood.
     
  5. Tammalynn

    Tammalynn Probationary Member

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    I'll post engine pictures soon, I've been working on getting some parts for it so I've been a bit busy. Work starts on it today so I'll post later tonight. I went to a U pull it and grabbed extra interior pieces so I don't have to melt them with paint thinner. It's a FWD, but I'd like to try to convert it to AWD and whenever it's time for a rebuild, it's going turbo.

    It's got a cold air intake but it needs fixed...the previous owner sucked at working on his own car. There's also a full exhaust under it, not sure of what brand but i'd like to replace it anyway.
     

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  6. JusMX141

    JusMX141 Moderator

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    The 1G's are quite difficult to convert from FWD to AWD from what I understand of those who have done the swap. You're probably better-off just finding an AWD chassis and building that when the time comes. ;)
     

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  7. sniver

    sniver Proven Member

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    By difficult you mean damn near impossible. Everything's different, the motor mount locations, the firewall, the tunnel, and the whole rear.. Just as easy to awd swap a honda delsol with a 4g63 as it is a fwd dsm. just making sure we're clear here. :thumb: Setting it up for a turbo isn't to bad though.
     

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