My old 86 was 1000. It was fully loaded minus power windows. Never wrecked but spray bombed white. 22re that ran strong. Loved it tel the t stat froze shut on a -16 night of high way driving and it popped the head gasket. When I drove it nice I could squeak 29 to 30 with the tires slightly over inflated and no a/c. I lowered it and put 4wd front end stuff on it and was going to toss some billit wheels on it and paint it for a sweet daily. It did great in the snow with 3 sand bags in the back and normal cheap tires on it.
I'd say 500-1000 is a good range to be at for a decent one needing next to nothing. 500 or less for one needing something to get it going. Mine needed brakes when I got it and that was it.
Yep, since I could drive I have almost always had a beater 2wd. They usually get in the low 20's for mpg with mixed driving and a heavy right foot. If you take your time a decent one can be found for under 500. I could have gotten a nicer one than I have this last go around, but I have always wanted the dual headlight body style, so thats what I got.
I haven't driven mine in a while and it hasn't had tags or insurance in over a year, but when it was my DD I usually got about 23mpg. One tank I got 27, but I must have had tailwinds the whole time or something because that was an anomaly.
Well looks like the site that I have all my photos on has decided to get greedy and won't display my linked pics on this forum anymore unless I "upgrade" my service. This upgrade is the super premo service and they want $400/year.
Looks like I will be exploring other options.
I will be...
Yesterday we lost a great soul. Molly was friend to many of us here and she was one of the OG cottora people.
Off reading in Colorado would not have been as great had it not have been for her and Troy and the Wonderful H.O.W.'s and the many other events.
We will miss you Molly!
Winter is coming and i know lost of guys will be tearing in to projects...This thread is to post up what you did today or over the weekend. Pics are optional.
I put in electric fans, 2 speed relays for regular temps high and low and one switched for A/C. Set it up to add a stock V6 fan that...