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PostPosted: Mon Oct 25, 2010 10:06 am 
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I'm going North to look at a Turbo Sprint this week.
I hear it's pretty clean.
If all goes well, I'll have it in my posession in about 48 hours.
It might not run, but this guys no mechanic.
My AAA 200 mile free tow may come in handy again.
Pics up in a few days. Wish me luck....


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 Post subject: Re: Another Turbo Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 1:49 am 
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Good Luck, sounds like you might be getting near my neck of the woods, where is your new turbo located?

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 Post subject: Re: Another Turbo Sprint
PostPosted: Tue Oct 26, 2010 10:48 pm 
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Riverside county, not that North but probably about 2 hours from San Diego.
Looks like Thursdays the day I get to bring er home. Whoopeeie! =)


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 Post subject: Re: Another Turbo Sprint
PostPosted: Sat Oct 30, 2010 7:53 pm 
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Pics up!! She's all mine now. :mrgreen:
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Pretty clean body, just a few minor dings. Broken tail lamp & front side headlight corner lens.
A/C and cruise control, center console, original steering wheel. No battery, no radio.
Clean title. Aftermarket 14" wheels (they gotta go) and 2 spare stock wheels.
The interior's fairly clean, original seats. Missing a few odds n ends here n there.
No rust except front panel under the windshield and the windshields needs replacing, so I'll
have that panel redone when I get a new windscreen.
No idea what's wrong with the motor, the guy said it was frozen. He tried a couple starters
and only got a click. Could be anything. :huh: Can't wait to get in there and check it out.
Typical poor maintenance, sludgy radiator (empty), hacked up battery terminals, serious oil
caking on the bottom half, lots of half ass wiring repairs, O2 sensor in pieces.
Looks like original suspension components, so that's gotta go, some torn axle boots and who
knows what else.
Got it for a steal and a free 100 mile tow. =)


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 01, 2010 12:42 am 
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Looks really nice. Good luck on the restoration of the little guy. Might want to drop a PM to Phil. It seems that he knows lots about these little buggers.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 04, 2010 5:07 pm 
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That is a nice pick-up. You rarely find them that clean any more.
And as for the engine, anything can be fixed.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 05, 2010 10:51 pm 
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Agreed, the engine is not hard, clean bodies with no rust, that's hard.

Nice find!

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PostPosted: Sat Dec 18, 2010 1:52 am 
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Finally got some time and hands on the beast.
The motor is definately seized. Cranky no turny.
I've begun to tear her down from the top under the hood.
Not likely I'll find a wedged bendix on the starter, but I've still
got hope for an easy fix. If not, I'll just swap out the spare motor
in the shed out back. But that still means a few c-notes as I'll have
to at least replace the t-belt, seals and clutch for starters if I'm
gonna yank the block.

I was a bit dissappointed getting in there. The wirings all hacked up
and a lotta stuff is just not right. Guess that's half the fun.
I got down to getting the intake off, and everything above.
The a/c's not charged so no biggee taking the lines off, hopefully
I can just swap out the long block and a few other items.
It does have the aforementioned a/c and cruise control, center
console as well inside.

I got a replacement tailight for the cracked one, and a nice
function OG antennae a few weeks ago. Will need a windscreen
though as it's cracked good. Would like to have the rust on
the front sill taken care of at the same time.

I'll try to get up some current pics of the progress.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 19, 2010 4:20 am 
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Im a hater =)

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:10 pm 
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Slowly stocking up on the parts for this one.

Determined to make time and get 'er mobile!

So today I got as far as getting the head off,
it looks pretty cherry, like it was done just before
the seizure. Still no confirmation as what's seized
up in the block. I'll be yanking it soon enough and
popping in the 2nd hand spare I've got handy.

Needs lots of repair on the wiring hack jobs,
an axle and who knows what else.

This one will probably remain pretty much
stock under the hood with some minor tweaks,
I'll be making sure the suspension is tip top
at least.

Pics will be up to show the progress.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 9:46 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 12:21 am 
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damn you californians and your clean cars. :-P
snow and rain, what's that ? :huh:

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2011 8:34 am 
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I forgot how much work it was to sanitize the engine compartment.
The prelim pics up top in no way, convey the amount of crud in
the engine bay. Once it's mobile, I'll have access to the power washer
for the rest of the underneath, but for now everything under the
hood's getting the 'ol "hand wash".

I did have all the new mounts & torque struts show up, so nothing's
holding me back putting in the donor motor except free time &
maybe an extra hand for the gruntwork.


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PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 5:27 pm 
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I pretty much got the block prepped over the weekend,
swapped out the cam, crank and rear main seal, pulled the
pan and painted & resealed it. New timing belt & tensioner
and replacement timing cover.

Lot of work to go and some wiring repair.
Pics up in time.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 27, 2011 10:20 pm 
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Should have pulled the head on the used block.
I had it running for a bit, but ran into some problems.
So I had to yank off the head.

http://www.teamswift.net/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=52738


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PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:40 pm 
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This is the original block, finally pulled off the oil pan.
I was gonna rebuild it and swap it back out.
Guess not.


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