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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-22-2003, 03:22 PM
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The $490 Samurai

Got it running good and now am thinking about looking around for a motor to put in the other '87 I have that's been sitting for 3 years [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img] Took it on the freeway and at 70mph it's enough to make me say hmmmm. Kinda squirrly with the short wheelbase, but I plan to use it around the mine for prospecting. May even consider it for a daily driver with the price of gas.


The 'little rust'...lol!


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Dang it! Never could figure out computers [img]images/graemlins/blush.gif[/img] On top of the $490 I spent another $150 on tuneup parts, timing belt, coil, etc as well as $200 on the new top.
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Yahoo doesnt support image hosting, that's part of your prob. I tried going to the URL and it didn't let me
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Thanks. I added an attachment to the first post and will try to add one to this one also. Guess I have to find a 'website' [img]images/graemlins/confused.gif[/img]
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Score! You're getting closer to the 100 dollar samurai club [img]images/graemlins/laugh.gif[/img]
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MAN that looks like a steal. What was the deal?

My uncle just bought a Sami in PA for $50. Didn't run because of a bad ignition switch, and has a lot of rust, but its on the road for less than $100
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Great deal. Other than some serious window frame cancer, it looks real sweet.
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I've bought TWO in Philly for $820 total
1. $520 for an 87 rustbucket with 150K miles and a blown head (but a NEW soft-top, new dunlop 235's on aluminum rims and decent interior!). Put maybe $150 into it in parts and used it for daily driver for the past year. Got tired of grinding and laying fiberglass, so bought #2

2. $300 for an 89 with a ***PERFECT*** tub/body, 60K miles on it's ***MINT*** drivetrain but no interior. Guy was making a custom low-rider out of it but ran out of time & money. Been sitting in a garage since 1989. This one is in such GREAT SHAPE I feel like I stole it. But the guy couldn't have been happier to get rid of it! Go figure.

Going to swap the interior from the 87 into the 89 and part out the 87. Add some custom bumpers, an aftermarket header a shackle reversal kit and I'll have a SWEET ride for under $2K total dollars. Plus I'll make some back on the 87 parts I can sell off. Can you beat that?

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The deal was it idled a little rough and I thought all it needed was a tune up. Hit the freeway to head back north and it wouldn't go over 50mph. After some of you gave me further input on the problem I did check the timing belt...missing 2 teeth and the crank gear was off 3 teeth. Replaced the belt and it runs great. It has a bracket mounted to the frame in the front that appears to be for a tow bar so I'm guessing it was one that was towed behind a motorhome. Too bad they only tried to fix the problem in the windsheild frame with silcone instead of doing it right, but what the hell...I can live with it. Best part of the deal is that I now have the ambition to replace the motor in the other one that's been sitting for years with a crack in the water jacket [img]images/graemlins/grin.gif[/img]

Thanks again to those of you that gave me input on the problem...was beginning to think I was gonna have 2 of them parked in the woods [img]images/graemlins/frown.gif[/img] Let the mods begin!!

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