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Old 02-10-2011, 10:32 PM
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Had to share my latest score

I'll get pictures tomorrow...

89 S10 SWB with a 5.3, Edelbrock intake and brand new Holley 4bbl, 6LS MSD box, headers, T56. A guy put it on Craigslist for $2000 and described it as an "unfinished project". I went down with cash in hand figuring that if its safe to drive I'll snag it just for the parts. Any way you slice it, its $4000 worth of parts for $2000.

Turns out the truck itself only has 159k on it, the steering and suspension are tight, he wedged the 5.3 radiator in it so it runs cool, clean title, current inspection and registration, good brakes, dead straight body with one small dent, even the upholstery isn't ripped. He caught me as I was leaving and comes out with a box full of timing modules, cables for a nitrous tuner, and receipts, one of which is for an aluminum flywheel and Spec clutch.

The only downsides; the carb isn't tuned very well and the second and fifth synchros aren't the greatest... but after all, I do manage a chain of transmission shops.

Score. Major score.

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Old 02-10-2011, 11:07 PM
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Nice find there curtis, sounds like a good deal indeed

Wonder if his wife deemed it to be "unfinished", most of my projects are not that but rather things I will get to someday.

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I'll get pictures tomorrow...

89 S10 SWB with a 5.3, Edelbrock intake and brand new Holley 4bbl, 6LS MSD box, headers, T56. A guy put it on Craigslist for $2000 and described it as an "unfinished project". I went down with cash in hand figuring that if its safe to drive I'll snag it just for the parts. Any way you slice it, its $4000 worth of parts for $2000.

Turns out the truck itself only has 159k on it, the steering and suspension are tight, he wedged the 5.3 radiator in it so it runs cool, clean title, current inspection and registration, good brakes, dead straight body with one small dent, even the upholstery isn't ripped. He caught me as I was leaving and comes out with a box full of timing modules, cables for a nitrous tuner, and receipts, one of which is for an aluminum flywheel and Spec clutch.

The only downsides; the carb isn't tuned very well and the second and fifth synchros aren't the greatest... but after all, I do manage a chain of transmission shops.

Score. Major score.
Tomorrow was two days ago, I don't see pics yet.
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