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Finally registered after a year or so of lurking, here to say, thank y'all!
I found my 1992 Loyale in Florida on Craig's List. It was a scary purchase, 205k miles and only firing on three cylinders when I bought it for $800.
I was not previously mechanically inclined, but could buy a set of plugs and wires and ended up blessed and happy. Everything worked, including the AC, and I drove the Loyale across the country, with round-trips to NW Ohio and Dallas.
I first came to this forum about a year ago when the Loyale suddenly died on the highway. Thanks to many here, I was able to diagnose and then fix the broken timing belt, with a $10 part and about two days of head-scratching labor.
Since then, I've added about 17k to the odometer (up to 221k now), The timing belt broke again, and I figured out that a small piece of left-over timing-belt-cover was dangling in the belt path (I had to destroy mine to remove it).
Yesterday I pulled all of the AC components and am now running with one belt, scared again because the alternator is only supported at two points. Maybe I should track down and buy the brackets I've seen mentioned here.
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In any case, if anyone needs a working AC compressor (or the other parts for the AC: condenser, tubing, sensor, etc), let me know--
Thanks again all (especially to Miles Fox, seeing is believing).
Edited by Metadope, 26 March 2018 - 09:37 AM.