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Project Cars--You Get to Vote on "Hold 'em or Fold 'em"

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  • benjaminhbenjaminh Posts: 5,129
    Nice. And sorry I've forgotten—what year is your car?
    2018 Acura TLX 2.4 Tech 4WS (mine), 2018 Honda CR-V EX AWD (wife's)
  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    64. Almost the end of the line for the 220SE, my serial number is in the last 10% of production. Later cars had upgrades like dual circuit discs, 4-speed auto option, etc.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,338
    I thought your fintail was a 4 speed auto but started out in 2 unless you floored it or manually shifted, like GMs old 4sp Hydramatic.

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    edited April 21
    That's right. 1st is a bit of a stump puller (I think that's the term) and you'll definitely feel the kickdown. You have to kick it down by flooring it, no manual selection. It automatically shifts into 4th before 30 mph.
    sda said:

    I thought your fintail was a 4 speed auto but started out in 2 unless you floored it or manually shifted, like GMs old 4sp Hydramatic.

  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,462
    That Expedition would be a fantastic deal for a flipper.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    Volvo ad is quite amusing. I suspect as the checks reach all eligible parties, there'll be some demand increase in the sub-3K realm.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 156,896
    I think I'd just spend it on beer, if those were my choices. (I might actually be doing that)

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  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,338
    kyfdx said:

    I think I'd just spend it on beer, if those were my choices. (I might actually be doing that)

    99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, come on now, sing with me..

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,683
    sda said:

    kyfdx said:

    I think I'd just spend it on beer, if those were my choices. (I might actually be doing that)

    99 bottles of beer on the wall, 99 bottles of beer, come on now, sing with me..
    ..... 98 bottles of beer on the wall!
    2014 Audi Q7 TDI, 2008 and 2013 Subaru Forester(s), 1969 Chevrolet C20 Pickup, 1969 Ford Econoline 100, 1976 Ford F250 Pickup
  • omarmanomarman Posts: 2,269
    ...take 1 down and pass it around, ElMoparo Chrysler 5th Avenue.
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    $1600 OBO or trade. Doo Dah.
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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,462
    If you bought that you’d be down to 50 bottles pretty quickly once you realize what you’ve done.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    The Elmoparo looks interesting from a distance. But those up close pictures are pretty scary. Sounds like a guy that did something half bagged after a night at the bar, then sobered up the next day. and wants out bad.

    the Volvo looks interesting, for someone familiar with them, and can DIY what it needs. QBrozen say. But if you need to pay "the guy" for everything, that will become a real expensive $900 car real quick!

    I also loved this line (probably a typo):

    First 900$. takes it the price is a 100% non negotiable meaning it is pointless to text with anything less than 800$

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    Acura could be an OK winter beater. Not that it is winter any longer. but cheap wheels, not too many miles, and ugly enough you can park it anywhere!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 2,097
    fintail said:

    Volvo ad is quite amusing. I suspect as the checks reach all eligible parties, there'll be some demand increase in the sub-3K realm.

    "I am not a mechanic but seems to me all the repairs needed are minor"

    Of course not
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    The classic “AC just needs a recharge” line.

    If the repairs were easy and cheap, he would have done them.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 2,097
    stickguy said:

    The Elmoparo looks interesting from a distance. But those up close pictures are pretty scary. Sounds like a guy that did something half bagged after a night at the bar, then sobered up the next day. and wants out bad.

    the Volvo looks interesting, for someone familiar with them, and can DIY what it needs. QBrozen say. But if you need to pay "the guy" for everything, that will become a real expensive $900 car real quick!

    I also loved this line (probably a typo):

    First 900$. takes it the price is a 100% non negotiable meaning it is pointless to text with anything less than 800$

    I chucked at how he pivoted back and forth on the price
  • gsemikegsemike Long Island, NYPosts: 2,097
    omarman said:

    ...take 1 down and pass it around, ElMoparo Chrysler 5th Avenue.
    image
    $1600 OBO or trade. Doo Dah.

    On those close ups, I can't believe the B pillars are failing. You think he has addressed proper drainage in the bed? :)
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    I would never drive that car in the rain. Solving that problem.

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 156,896
    Scirocco.. "very clean". I don't think he knows what that means.

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    I would take that GTI. love it. Also oddly fond of the blue mustang. The navy SL is very pretty.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    And that Vega might be fun. At 1/2 the price.

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • texasestexases Posts: 9,233
    One look under the hood of that Scirocco - YIKES! Imagine all the places critters have nested. Why disassemble the intake tract?? And with an AT, I'd pass, regardless.

    That GTI - rough, but could be manageable. Much better use of time and money than the Scirocco. But it does look like the headliner is drooping on the rear shot. Too bad about the driver's fender respray and the crimped driver's door.
  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,462
    Never seen red interior on Mercedes of that vintage.

    Barge Marquis seems fair.

    Continental kit on the Caddy is laughable.

    I can’t place the Lumina wheels either and it’s driving me crazy! Lol.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    I almost want to say Ford had a similar wheel to those on the Lumina, but they wouldn't easily bolt on, right? Maybe a 90s aftermarket item, they have that look too.
  • sdasda Indian Land, SCPosts: 3,338
    stickguy said:

    The classic “AC just needs a recharge” line.

    If the repairs were easy and cheap, he would have done them.

    Isn’t that the truth, or I haven’t had it looked at, right...

    2016 Audi Q5 Premium Plus w/tech, 2013 Honda Accord EX, 2006 Acura TL w/nav

  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 150,640

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  • stickguystickguy Posts: 37,662
    A 944 was on my list of younger days dream cars. Not likely I ever have one (or a 968) at this point. Sadly I think it is one of many ships that have sailed!

    2019 Acura TLX A-spec 4 cyl. (mine), and 2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD (wife's)

  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    re: Lumina wheels, these are what I was thinking of, very similar:

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    From the first gen Explorer. Not sure if they are the same, or would work.
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,233
    Just saw a Guards Red 944 get fixed up last night on Salvage Hunters - the car I almost bought in '82-'83. Still a great looking car, IMO.
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 150,640
    texases said:

    Just saw a Guards Red 944 get fixed up last night on Salvage Hunters - the car I almost bought in '82-'83. Still a great looking car, IMO.

    I just watched the recorded episode, which is what made me look.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    edited April 23
    The only thing that comes to mind with the thought of a red 944:

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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 150,640
    fintail said:

    The only thing that comes to mind with the thought of a red 944:

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    With the (apparently expensive) Fuchs wheels.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,462
    fintail said:

    re: Lumina wheels, these are what I was thinking of, very similar:

    image

    From the first gen Explorer. Not sure if they are the same, or would work.

    Yeah, different bolt pattern but certainly looks like what is on the Lumina.

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  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,429
    tjc78 said:

    fintail said:

    re: Lumina wheels, these are what I was thinking of, very similar:

    image

    From the first gen Explorer. Not sure if they are the same, or would work.

    Yeah, different bolt pattern but certainly looks like what is on the Lumina.
    I wonder if they are the wheels of an early 90's Cavalier Z24? I had a '92 (what a POS) and the pattern looks familiar but I'd need to see them straight on to be sure.
  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    The Z24 wheels I find are like this, very similar but a split spoke style:

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    It also appears the Lumina Z34 and Euro used the same wheels. Maybe that blue car has something aftermarket. what a fun rabbit hole.

  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,429
    Ah yeah, I didn't catch the split spoke, man I hated that car. It's been too long to say for sure but I seem to remember when you removed the center cap it looked a lot like what's on that Lumina.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,683
    fintail said:

    The Z24 wheels I find are like this, very similar but a split spoke style:

    You know, to be fair, I think 99.24% of "90s wheels" were very similar in that they all seem to be slight variants of the five-spoke style. We may have gone way off the deep end today, but at least there is variety out there now!

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,462
    Flame Suit On

    That Z24 especially in that color is really not a bad looking car.

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  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    Yep, directional spokes were a thing. Half the cars in my high school parking lot had Enkei or "Modern" (Les Schwab brand?) wheels, many with such spokes.

    I like these wild goose chases, maybe as the 90s were long enough ago now that they bring up some nostalgia.
    xwesx said:


    You know, to be fair, I think 99.24% of "90s wheels" were very similar in that they all seem to be slight variants of the five-spoke style. We may have gone way off the deep end today, but at least there is variety out there now!

  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    I don't think that Z24 is terrible looking, either.

    Anyone remember these Beretta Z26 wheels?

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    A friend of my mom had one of these, in kind of a teal color. The wheel design was always kind of cool to me in its period outrageous style, but IIRC my mom's friend was not pleased with that car.
  • texasestexases Posts: 9,233
    There's a long list of pretty-good-looking GM cars that weren't pretty good to own...
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 156,896
    Co-worker had a Nissan Pulsar (Gen II) that had directional wheels. And, separate wheels for left and right side, so they always pointed the same way.

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  • tjc78tjc78 South JerseyPosts: 10,462
    texases said:

    There's a long list of pretty-good-looking GM cars that weren't pretty good to own...

    There are many 90s GM's I really like

    The Oldsmobile International series, Bonneville SSEi, Grand Prix GTP, and Regal GS to name a few.

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  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,683
    Yeah, I have a set of those Moderns on my van. And, yes, Les Schwab (guilty!). At the time, I had the choice of steelies or those, with the price being about $20 different per tire, so I went with those. They look fine on the van, but I hate that they are directional per side. I ignore that and just try to make sure that the pair on each side is pointing the same direction, regardless of whether it is fanning or scooping (if that makes sense).
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  • fintailfintail Posts: 50,808
    edited April 24
    Les Schwab was easily the biggest tire/wheel retailer in that small town, so everyone had or knew of someone who had their products. I remember the 66 Galaxie I drove as a new driver had Toyo tires bought there. I can't recall my mom shopping elsewhere for tires for a long time, decades.

    I used to smirk at cars where the wheels fanned/scooped on the same side.
  • jpp75jpp75 DenverPosts: 1,429
    tjc78 said:

    Flame Suit On

    That Z24 especially in that color is really not a bad looking car.

    I actually liked the looks of the car for what it was. The problem was you actually had to sit in it and drive it.
  • xwesxxwesx Fairbanks, AlaskaPosts: 13,683
    fintail said:

    Les Schwab was easily the biggest tire/wheel retailer in that small town, so everyone had or knew of someone who had their products. I remember the 66 Galaxie I drove as a new driver had Toyo tires bought there. I can't recall my mom shopping elsewhere for tires for a long time, decades.

    I used to smirk at cars where the wheels fanned/scooped on the same side.

    While somewhat on the topic of directionality, I sometimes come across folks with directional winter tires who have them on the car pointing the wrong way. Most don't even realize it, but there is a significant traction penalty if going in the reverse direction of the tires. One Durango SRT that I came across this winter had the front tires pointed the correct direction, but the rears were not.

    I was just casually passing by, but it immediately caught my eye. The owner was just getting out of the car, so I mentioned it to him. He was completely surprised, but agreed with me upon inspection that the rears were clearly backward. He noted that if the car lost traction, it tended to be in the rear. he just figured it was because of the AWD bias (maybe it was?), but said that he just had them installed at Costco earlier in the winter, so he would make a point to go back and have them swapped.

    I honestly don't know how a tech could miss something that obvious... especially with the car on a lift! /sigh
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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 156,896
    I had new tires put on the Fit at the Firestone store in November. Quick walk around, and sure enough, one tire was on backwards.

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