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#1 xoomer


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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:04 AM

Finally got to my moms and got the car Cleaned up and moved into the garage.
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And all of this for $100

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 07:40 AM

sweet deal from the looks of it...what's wrong with it?
also - what year?

and what are the plans?? lift? lower? need details!

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 09:40 AM

Very nice find for $100. I really miss my 91ss. Please don't tell me it's a 5sp as I am all ready jealous:slobber:.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:06 AM

$100! Whats wrong with it? 5 Speed?

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:01 PM

thats a 5 speed, i see the clutch master cylinder under hood, and the intrument cluster doesn't have grid for auto gear indicator. Steal.
Those picture are blurry, or the cold is making me go blind.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 01:35 PM

Camera Phone. 91 SS 5spd I bought it off of a local shop. they didn't have a title, told me radiator was bad and Head gaskets were failing. they had done a carbon test. so i gave them $100 dollars and threw a battery in it.. and drove it home. I wrote a threatening letter to the previous owner telling him that this vehicle was abandoned on my property and I either wanted storage and it would be towed as an abandoned vehicle so the guy got me a release of interest.. and I started buying parts. I bought the Subaru overhaul gasket, Water pump, timing belt, drive belts, Plugs, oil, filter,

All I have to do now is clear out the interior of its dampness, Replace the sunroof (cause it doesn't work.) Find a new headliner cause mine looks like poo. get a radiator and get the heads machined. (oh and shifter bushings.)

my plans currently are to get it DD able With a short shifter, and someone is giving me there old First Gen STi Exhaust system so I think I'm gonna play with modifying that.... probably a BOV and a IC, and a turbo timer some were down the line.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 02:30 PM

Sweet find for $100.

My $0.02.... dont bother with the sunroof. You can throw parts and parts at em and they still only work intermitently :mad:

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 03:23 PM

Bought another one, J/Y from one that had a dry Headliner and no sign of leakage. Greased it up, Moved the motor manual a couple times to get the grease on there really good. I'm hoping I'll be able to get this one in there.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:27 PM

nice score
bet you'll have some real fun with it

My 91 SS is one of the nicest rides I've had.
Reminds me of a 450 SL I once owned.

As for the sunroff
please read this
They leak is most likely due to bad / deteriorated gaskets
under the guide rails.

This subject is covered in detail over on Legacy Central.

Which is a great source of info on these gems.

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 05:58 PM

regarding the sun roof........I had a VW some time back. The sun roof began leaking on that, or the tract drain hose/tubing got clogged with gunk. I don't know which. I could never get it to stop leaking, so I gave up on using it. I used clear cellophane wide packaging tape to seal the entire sun roof edging to the car roof. That worked great to keep the rain out. Recommend going this route permanently, or until you can fully repair.

Have fun with your $100 project car. I had a 91 Leggie L Wagon. It was a great running car. The 2.2 motor runs forever!

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:58 AM

This is getting a Good working non leaking sunroof... I don't care what I have to do... Little ocd...

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 01:07 AM

The factory sunroofs on these cars do not totally seal, by design they all leak slightly. The water that gets by the seals runs down to the bottom of the car via 4 drains (one in each corner) Very common that these drains will get clogged so the water has no where to go except into the car. Usually you will find the front ones are the culprits, they exit behind the front inner fenders in the mudflap area. clean these out real good and you probably will be ok. Great find for the money...

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Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:30 AM

New (junkyard) Sunroof installed. Cleared the drain lines. and put some anaerobic sealant on the drain lines, as well as the seal around the roof. it works well. I don't know about the leaking cause the interior is in minor state of disrepair. It goes up, It opens, with a little coaxing. (the seal seams to be jamming a little bit.) but once past that it opens and closes fine. I also Pulled the Dash out. I'm going to replace all the bulbs, as well as all the heater bulbs. and I'm getting a new plastic cover for the gauge cluster. I also got the drivers window to roll down. the regulator seems to have some broken teeth. I'm gonna get the radiator next as I'm gonna take my serious time rebuilding the engine. its getting a coat of Blue paint on the block and the intake. And the Exhaust is getting a thermal wrap. because I want to make sure that I keep as much heat away from this engine as I can.

I also had a complete Cat back STI exhaust donated to me from a friend (a friend with a 360) I am going to try to make something work between the two. I have not had time to look to see if it will match or if it will even work but I thought I would give it a shot, of course if nothing else works I can cut the exhaust off and just use the muffler cause its shiny and sounds good.

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