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Old 08-07-2017, 02:42 AM   #1
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Default 95 ti 5 speed - Thoughts?


This is only my second post, and i posted the other one in "Ebay and craigslist listings", so im sure if this is not the place to have this thread somebody will move it lol. but I am really interested in taking on this Compact as a small project. All i need out of the car initially is a dd, though down the line i hope to be able to make the car a little more fun.

I'm mainly wondering if i can keep my costs low by just obtaining an extra head (~$50 from a junkyard, already found a whole motor for $250), head gasket, water pump/tstat, timing chain/tensioners. I'm decent with wrenching, and i have a couple friends who are much more experienced that can help. i just figure since the head is already off, it would be less difficult of a project just because i dont have to remove it myself.

Any help would be great!
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You'll just have to figure out how it all goes together again!
They're fun cars, pretty easy to work on.
I'd figure the cost of a good running engine and 500-1000 more for all the other things.
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I plan to also buy a service manual and roam the internet for DIY's.

Like i said, i have already found a 120k M42 swap for $250, but since i dont have the time/skills/money to motor swap, i plan to just ensure the health of the old block/pistons, and throw a new head/headgasket/cooling system into it. Figure i can keep it all under $2k, which is what i expect to sell my truck for
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Just get the whole M42 motor and you will have lots of spare parts.
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Thats the way i was leaning, though again im not sure where id put the motor if i bought it lol. Hoping i can get the car itself for 600 + 250 for the other engine. Im going to look around at indie shops first and see if anyone is willing to do the job lol. One guy said "2300-3k if anyone will even touch it" like ??? its not like the block is cracked. Also gonna try and get in touch with a machine shop to see what it would be like for a valve job+remachining.
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