ok. i'm back. really. i swear.
finally got access to the heated, insulated garage behind the house i've been renting, so i have somewhere to work over the winter.
the black sedan is almost a complete loss at this point. rockers are completely rotten, i can see into the trunk from the rear fenders, i can't jack on the frame at all, it's so weak it just folds, the bottom of all 4 doors are rotten, the front fenders are starting to rust as well...
i have a blue 89 Colt sedan just sitting in the laneway. it's a little crispy around the edges, but nothing like the black car. it's completely base model too. only options on the whole car? automatic transmission, and trunk rack. it's nearly 150lbs lighter than the black car as well, so it's a nice base to start off of.
the DOHC 4G63 i put into the black car a couple years ago turned out to have bent valves and god only knows what else wrong with it, and i've been unemployed for a year. so no money to rebuild a head or motor with.
the 89 is an 8 valve car, and i just happen to have my ex's old SOHC G63 out of her Vista sitting in the garage. should be plug & play with the 8V harness, so it'll get a 2L, just not the 2L anyone expected.
along with that, i'll obviously be moving all the shiny bits from the black car onto the new one, and getting a little more serious with the work as well. i've got body work, fender flares, Megasquirt, and, now that i have access to a Bridgeport, some milled delrin or poly bushings all in mind before the spring.
more later! before i even get started on that though, i need to replace the engine in my 93 Colt, seeing as it decided to eat the timing belt in Virginia last month, stranding me 900kms from home for over a week, and THEN it ate it's bottom end 450kms after i replaced the head and timing belt. that was fun... not really.
anyway, glad to be back