Then, lastnight while surfin CL, I came across a couple of potential "flippers" to make a buck on.. Today I went to look at 1 of 'em and....... Was amazed.. It is the nicest looking, cleanest ea82 wagon I have personally ever seen... I'm sure there's nicer ones out there, but this things perfect... 140,000 on the clock and the engine was meticulously dissassembled to replace some oil seals. Labled and organized in boxes in the back of the car. Has a NEW copper/brass radiator. It also came with a NEW set of haakapalita studs mounted and balanced and NEW toyos mounted and balanced too. Apparently, the original owner was going to fix some oil leaks and give the car to his mom. Then he tore it down, and saw some cracks between the valves on both heads! He decided the car was a lost cause and sold it to another guy, who did not want to tackle the problem. This 2nd (non-registered) owner has only had this car for about 10 days, and now its mine! Paid $500 for it all, which in my opinion is very fair.
Its a 1991 loyale wagon, 5mt, single range 4wd (I guess 1 owner?). Blue on blue, power everything, AC, basic car. WOW so clean though! My plans are to first, re-seal and put the engine back together with t-belts and such. And then start swappin stuff! I've been rathole-ing xt6 stuff for sometime now waiting to "stumble across this car" so the plans are first, rear control arms and f/r swaybars, followed by 5 lug swap and wrx split 5 spokes with bridgestones. I'll probably just drive it with the single range and ea82 untill i rathole a few more things but ultimately will do an ej/awd swap!
I'm really excited about this and hope it turns out to be my new daily rig. The outback has been sittin and I kinda like it that way.. It has like 50,000 miles and I still owe somethin like $24,000 on it.... Way to upside down in it, so I let it sit there..... And the lifted car is reliable and such, and it gets decent mileage with the ej22, but it's a toy! And not the most intelligent thing to run around town in.. So now, I'll have another one!
Edited by obk25xt, 20 July 2010 - 12:29 AM.