Date: Wed, 13 Aug 2003 10:32:25 -0300
From: Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org>
Subject: Re: Candidate? 1991 9000 CD (non Turbo)


Salutations: It's a sodium bargain with the devil around here brother Rodney.. On the east coast you either pave all the main roads in a deep mound of salt come December - and keep it topped up - or everyone stays home until May.. The problem is that the roads don't freeze outright - but rather - temps usually go up enough during the day to start a melt (or let it rain) - then the winds from the North Atlantic come it after nightfall and freeze everything over until about 10am the next morning when it cycles again.. Not every night of course - but at least 30% of the time and all through the winter on and off.. Thusly - I once was rolling along across the New Brunswick / Nova Scotia border at about 45kmh (on a 90kmh stretch of the TC) and literally sailed straight across a bend in the road as if the steering wheel had simply become disconnected.. There is nothing you can do but lock up the brakes and hope they catch on the downward run into the ditch (which it did) - then back it out if you aren't in too deep.. As to shipping - yes it's a serious issue to Halifax - I think it can be done for about $700-$1,100 Canadian - but not much less unless you are a dealer and have several cars to bring down.. That said - I have been keeping my eyes on e-bay.ca just in case there is something that doesn't look too bad.. Any good leads? The 1991 mentioned below wasn't the new body style or in much better shape than my current ride.. Although I was surprised at how peppy the non-turbo 2.3 engine was.. I'm looking at the 1987 5 speed hatch this weekend.. -- J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day Colin James - Cadillac Baby http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/066.RAM Rodney Orr wrote: > > Hi, > Sounds like the bodies don't last too well in your neck of the woods. I know it's a long haul, but have you considered a western car? We've a fair number of early 9000's out here and rust is rarely much of a problem. Just a thought if you can find the right mix for your needs. Not sure what freight would run you, but I wouldn't think it could be a deal-breaker. > YMMV > > Rod. in Edmonton > > On Mon, 11 Aug 2003 18:54:23 -0300, Dexter J <lamealameadingdongnopsamlamelame.org> wrote: > > > Salutations: > > > > As many of the regulars know - I have been struggling regarding my current > > 1989 9000T CD.. > > > > Briefly - I have a really strong 317,500kms 2.0T engine and auto tranny > > attached to a pretty rough interior and slightly rusting body desperately > > in need of a electronics/rubber once over, a paint job that leaks water > > every time it rains - better part of $2,000 to fix everything.. > > > > So we have been looking at the 'donor' options and have come across: > > > > - a '92 CSE with a busted tranny and dodgy electric's - owner wanted > > $5,000 - we gave up having offered $1,500 - he fixed it for $4,000 and is > > still opening the door every time he needs to pay a toll.. > > > > - a very nice 94/95 9000 V6 with a really dead engine - run without oil to > > outright seizure at 60km - flat spotted tires to prove it.. This one picked > > up a salvage ticket and was put out to insurance auction and -still-got $3,400.. No one is sure the buyer knew exactly what he was getting into - > > but the interior and body were very nice.. > > > > Currently on the table: > > > > - a very rusty 1987 5 speed 5 door Turbo with an OK interior and high > > mileage engine.. Probably not much more than $500 to drive it away.. The > > thinking here is to bench and crate the current engine - move over any good > > parts from the current machine, do the bodywork and paint it.. Should be > > able to walk out around about $1,700 including purchase and I'll have many > > spares left over from my current 1989.. > > > > - And a new twist today - a local fellow has a 91 2.3 non-turbo automatic > > on the block for around $2,900.. I haven't seen it - but it has around > > 270,000kms and he says it's in fine shape - I'm willing to accept that he > > thinks so until I have a peek at it tomorrow.. > > > > Sooooo - I'm now wondering what folks thought about the 2.3 non-turbo > > automatic - does anyone know if it's a big deal to move the turbo over from > > the 2.0 (if at all possible) - or - should I bite the bullet and fix up the > > the 1987 or finish my 1989?.. > > > > What would you do? - You know - short of something drastic like giving up > > and buying a Kia.. > > > > I really like the lines on one the 91-96 CD (although no hatch and no > > turbo) - but - I have fresh springs in mine and there is a working 5 speed, > > engine and clean(ish) interior in the 1987.. > > > > -- > > > > J Dexter - webmaster - http://www.dexterdyne.org/ > > all tunes - no cookies no subscription no weather no ads no news no phone in - RealAudio 8+ Required - all the Time > > > > Radio Free Dexterdyne Top Tune o'be-do-da-day > > Andrew Sisters - Rum and Coca Cola > > http://www.dexterdyne.org/888/089.RAM > > > > -- > Using M2, Opera's revolutionary e-mail client: http://www.opera.com/m2/

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