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My newly acquired 1988 crx hf. Last Wednesday I decided that I would cruise craigslist for a car hopefully to turn into a 24 hours of Lemons project. (Dont worry, this crx wont become a lemons car) So I specify that I want a car under $500. Low and behold, a CRX pops up in the first 10 items. I check out the add. No pics, but it sounds ok. I left work and headed over to take a look at the car. It was in a sketchy part of town in the parking lot of some shop. It looks ok, so I find the guy that's selling it, he wants $475.

It's got no engine or trans in it, but it comes with 3 motors. A d15b2 (whole), d15b6 (partially disassembled and decked wrong), and d16z6 (disassembled) and various other parts here and there including the original tranny. So I want this car. I give the guy $75 and he gives me the title and we say that we'll move it Sunday with his friend's flatbed and I'll give him the rest of the cash then. Sunday rolls around and he couldn't get the flatbed. So I have to borrow my parents ailing suburban with 5/8 cylinders firing and go rent an auto transport from U-HAUL. We get over to the car, push it up on the trailer and take a look inside. And half the shit is gone.....

The missing items included a z6 block, crank, rods, pistons, new clutch. HF intake manifold and dp. Radio faceplate, and a few other odds and ends that I don't recall.

The dude is so embarrassed that he nearly shits himself. He had left eh car unlocked and most likely one of the people that came to check it out (he gave the address on the CL add) came saw that it was filled with shit and jacked everything that they thought might be useful or valuable. So we are both sitting there like... well.... fuck.

TL;DR I got this crx for $135.










And dont worry, the left tail light is in the hatch still and the douche bags left the tranny. :clap:
 

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wow what steal! i'd pay $135 just for the acura wheels. so what are your plans for it?
 

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Thanks guys. I had planned on putting the hf 8 valve motor back in it and making it a gas mileage beast, but the IM got jacked and I figure they must be really hard to find............ ;) so I might just have to step my race engine build into high gear and get it done. Take the tranny and turbo setup out of the del sol in my sig, combined with an extended I beam & vitara z6 and shoot for ~250 whp.

But nothing is set in stone. 2 more days of classes and then I can start the tear down and see what's up.

Forgot to mention in my original post. The reason that it's engine was pulled was because the guy before the guy before me ran it w/o an air filter until it lost compression. I think that one's the b6. And then the genius that I got it from agreed to let a machine shop deck the block while it was still together, with just the head taken off. So of course its crooked, only by maybe a fraction of a mm, but at TDC cylinder 1 sticks out of the block and 4 doesn't. Not sure if repairable but doubt it's worth the trouble. That's why I'm thinking z6. I also got a b2 with it that's pretty much complete, but It has some water where water should not be. So I'm unsure of it's condition, but I'm not too hopeful.
 

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Who needs hood pins or a hood latch when you can just tape it shut? lol
Seriously though, nice find.
 

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Who needs hood pins or a hood latch when you can just tape it shut? lol
Seriously though, nice find.
lol... ya. I knew someone would eventually notice the tape. It was just a little insurance policy I took out to hopefully keep the hood down and out of the windshield.
 

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I saw urs, looks nice. But ya! Idk, and someone just got a $300 4th gen. Idk what's going on but I like it.
 

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lol... ya. I knew someone would eventually notice the tape. It was just a little insurance policy I took out to hopefully keep the hood down and out of the windshield.
I know what you mean. My buddy left his CRX shell outside one night during a storm and it blew his hood up and destroyed his windshield (and hood obviously).
 

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awesome deal. plans for it?


EDIT: please tell me that you're going to paint it back blue. and i love those acura wheels on it.
 

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you know....i have a few extra A6 blocks i need to collect....
Moff3t still has all ur backyard spare engines?

I know what you mean. My buddy left his CRX shell outside one night during a storm and it blew his hood up and destroyed his windshield (and hood obviously).
For real. I had the windshield blow out of a car when I was moving it once. Hood was toast, not to mention the missing windshield. Learned my lesson.

awesome deal. plans for it?


EDIT: please tell me that you're going to paint it back blue. and i love those acura wheels on it.
Thanks Edd. I think I'm gonna build a z6 block for it and max out a greddy 15g on that. Not sure about the blue though, I'm thinking black maybe. Haven't decided. The acura wheels dont look half bad on there do they? :biggrin:

Sorry I jacked the shit out of the car... I needed it to pick up an 8ball of crack and an o of skunk. J/k nice find
I just about shit a brick before I read the end. My heart skipped a beat. lol
 

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Made a little progress this evening. Gave the car a bath, so now it doesn't look like its been as neglected. Cleaned out the hatch of all the random ass shit including 6.... p28 pistons. 6? WTF? Getting stuff stripped down so that maybe I can paint shit or something? More work shall be done tomorrow. What's that? You say it's thanks giving? HAHAHAHA Wake up, workon car, lunch, work on car, UT vs A&M, work on car, EAT AGAIN!!!! work on car.
 
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