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Should I buy this?

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  1. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    I am looking at a 91 white w/ 300K miles on the body crx with the following mods:

    b18c1 w/ 115k miles on the motor
    - rebuild head with dual springs and upgraded retainers, 3 angle job
    - 11.5 to 1 JE pistons, new bearings
    YS1 cable tranny (ls grinds a bit in 3rd when driving it hard)
    dc sports 4-1 header
    thermal exhaust
    aem cold air intake
    Skunk2 intake manifold
    lower on ebiach springs and tokico illumina shocks

    the body has some light surface rust on the roof behind both rear wheel wells

    5K / obro

    What is this car worth / should I offer?
     
  2. Havok

    Havok Senior Member

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    I wouldn't, but I'm not you, and you are not me. Your choice, mang.
     
  3. pissedoffsol

    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    5k for a 300k chassis? no way
     
  4. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    I'm looking for others input. Why would you stay way from this car?
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    Nah, your paying 5k for a mildly built B18C1 with 115k on it, in a rusted chasis with 300k. I would keep looking.
     
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    pissedoffsol RETIRED

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    3k would be my max offer
     
  7. E_SolSi

    E_SolSi Member of the 20 nut club Moderator VIP

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    the engine has high milage on it
    but its been rebuilt/upgraded ... so now it kinda depends on the quality of work that was done... how many miles since it was rebuilt?

    the chassis has retardedly high milage on it
    the bushings, tie rods, etc etc are most likely shot, making the chasis slopy as fuck
    and its rusting through... major body work is in the near future

    the third gear synchros are shitting out on the tranny

    how many miles on the suspension?

    if you buy that car i can guarantee you will be putting a minimum of $2000 into it within 9 months

    the chasis isnt worth shit
    the tranny isnt worth shit
    the engine is worth 3/4 of a shit

    i personally wouldnt touch the fuckin thing
    i might offer $2-3k for it just to take the engine and part out all the bullshit if i was confident i could off it all in a reasonably short ammount of time
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Thanks guys, you're all like family ;)
     
  9. Loco Honkey

    Loco Honkey Banned

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    Rule 1. Never buy a modified car.
    Rule 2. Follow Rule 1.
    Rule 3. If Rule 2 does not apply to you, see Rule 1.
    Rule 4. Following these simple rules will ensure you obtain a car that will leave no doubt in your mind as to the competence of the builder.
     
  10. projectxspeed

    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    Loco your wisdom is sound
     
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    Not just car, but engine. B is a prime example.
     
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    projectxspeed Senior Member

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    B is a prime example of what?
     
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    swanny Senior Member

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    ... why you shouldnt buy a modified engine.
     
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    xyswany bet me to it.
     
  15. jeffie7

    jeffie7 Wrong Whole! VIP

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    theres nothing wrong with buying a modded car you just have to know what you're getting into.

    I could have bought a 97ish loaded GSR with Fmax turbo kit for 8K about 2 years ago
    the guy selling it was a great car guy and I trust his work in fact his wife was the primary driver of the car till it was sold.

    I've also seen 92-95 civic coupes/hatches go for 2-4K with B16 or B181A/b/C swaps
    as long as the work seems to be done well shit why not buy a modded car

    now if you're paying 5K for a 91 rust bucket with a slighly worked engine... I would say RUN
     
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    yip stay away....to much money for a car with huge miles rust and who knows what other problems
     
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    my motor is fine. its my oem fuse box that was never touched that sucks :lol:
     
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    Oh, I thought the previous owner had nig-rigged the injectors or something along those lines :shrug:
     
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    Post pictures of the car, go take a visual of the bushings, etc... you said

    "light surface rust on teh roof/rear fenders..." does i go all the way through or no?

    good luck

    Id stay away... see if you can buy just then engine, then look for a shell.
     
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    NotUrAverage_Si Senior Member

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    that's a negative :thumbsdown:
     
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