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Cory Wolfe

It's About Time

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The Cutlass is my former ride I used for about 8 months. You can probably find countless threads about it. Currently, the 307 is about as tired as they come and the carburetor is pretty much crap. Also is in need of an exhaust and minor things throughout. It's been sitting for sale since last May. While driving it, I had far too much trouble with it breaking down on me and more money was put into repairs than the actual cost of the vehicle. Haven't had many inquiries and obviously, it's still in our possession. By all means, feel free to take it off our hands. :P

Doesn't look bad. Looks like it might be a '84 or '85? And your "right up the street"... that being 250 miles of Rt 322... which both houses are within 10 miles of.

Does it run at all? Would it limp 250 miles?

I would probably hope right on this, but I have a self-imposed car buying embargo until I get my garage built. I'll read your threads about it and think about it.

Did ya hear that SAmadei, he said it's FREE!

I'm not sure he means free. Keep in mind Lancaster is on my way home, and would be a great place to break down for a couple hours, so try not to talk me into it too much!

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Doesn't look bad. Looks like it might be a '84 or '85? And your "right up the street"... that being 250 miles of Rt 322... which both houses are within 10 miles of.

Does it run at all? Would it limp 250 miles?

I would probably hope right on this, but I have a self-imposed car buying embargo until I get my garage built. I'll read your threads about it and think about it.

It does run and it's an '84. It wasn't for a while there, but my dad got it to start up again. Limping 250 miles? Probably, but I can't guarantee it. We limped it home about 15 miles when we bought it. After 10 miles, it started to run better. It had been sitting for a few years before that. We bought it off the original owner, an older woman. We even have the original window sticker for it and all the manuals. It would be cool to see this car restored, but its not something my dad nor myself have time and patience for. I personally would rather see it sold to someone who will use it and fix it up, but my dad doesn't care what happens to it as long as we get rid of it.

I'm pretty sure there's a few threads in the Member's Rides section with it shined up as well as a few threads here in the lounge with me bitching about it breaking down on me and what not. :P

A few for you:

Oh Cutlass, Where Roameth Thou?

A Beastly Winter

Oh Beast, Wherever May You Be? Part 2

P.I.T.A.

My Driveway + 1, Part 2

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Haha, there's still a price affixed to it. My dad plans on scrapping it if we can't sell it.

I forget, what exactly is wrong with the carb? Our beautiful 1980 Sedan de Ville was running like $h!, and dying if you took turns too hard at low speeds (think parking lots), but then we had the carb cleaned and BAM ran like (almost) brand new!

Or did you not clean the carb, and then some bigger problem resulted, like a hole in the exhaust system? I'm fuzzy on the details with this...

Edited by Croc

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We've tried cleaning the carb to no prevail. Not sure of the actual problem. I know the choke doesn't seem to work on it and it's running quite rich. Could never find out how to adjust the mix. The issues mostly revolved around that and how it would cut out at times, especially at 100% throttle. All of this had a big affect on fuel economy, which is what hurt me the most. I was averaging well below 10 mpg.

Per the exhaust... Previously, there was a hole on the headers that we repaired, but I don't think it correlated to how it ran at all. It just had a loud rasp under throttle.

Edited by blackviper8891

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I'm guessing that the Jetta met its fate while I was offline.

Someone want to fill me in?

Or post a link?

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Hey C-Dogg (you've got a new, terrible nickname) if you want pull the carb off and send it to me, I'll totally make it worth your while. I've got six green pictures of George Washington ready to make a home in your pocket.

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I'd love to, but this project is getting pricey fast, plus I'm pretty sure the Quadrajet on the Donor-Olds will be just fine after a rebuild. Good enough to do what I need it to do.

As long as the Cutty has been brought up in this thread, I was calling around looking for a few things and I found a 307 with a knock for $50, I needed an exhaust manifold, and the guy wouldn't sell me just the manifolds, so I bought the whole engine for less than what I needed would have cost me from a junkyard, and it has an almost new fuel pump on it!. But the engine came from a gorgeous Cutlass Supreme, I didn't ask what year, but it was in pristine condition. He hadn't put a new engine in it yet (I didn't ask what it was going to get) but thats going to be one hell of a ride when it gets done.

For anyone keeping track, I now have 2 disassembled 307 blocks, one assembled engine, and one more that I can pull from a donor car.

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Yeah, on the bright side, I should be able to recoup some of my expenses by selling all the extra stuff I'm not going to use. Or I'll keep an engine or two around as spares. Then there is always that glass-topped V8 coffee table I want to make....

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Ahma start callin' you Doctor Olds.

I like playing doctor. TMI?

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You got a tire on the damaged part? Well $h! man, it's drivable :D

If it weren't for the car's computer thinking it's still in drive, I could, indeed drive it around. That and the removal of the radiator fans that are pushed into things. :P

Find any rust yet? I'll predict not.

Nope. The Sunfire is starting to rust after only 7 years of being on the road, while the Jetta has not an ounce of it. This is the most rust-free car I've seen for its age. It was the first of many things. It's sucks that this had to happen.

Ebay specials?

That's basically what it's going to amount to.

Except for some things, anyways. I'm liking the driver's seat as my computer chair. I may just keep it and put some wheels on it. :D

Edited by blackviper8891

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VWs have excellent rust protection. Top Gear said in their latest issue in a comparison test of the Focus, Megane and Golf, "if you want a car that will last until you have no teeth in your head or hair on top of it, choose the Golf" <=== paraphrase, but you get the gist.

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