I tagged along on his adventure at Blackhawk Farms Raceway and made a thing a year later lol.
I spent a good hour wandering my local junkyard today just to see all the cool stuff buried in there.
Yeah, base models did not have a tach so it’s all feel. Engine: 120hp/130tq 2.2L pushrod I4 9.0:1 comp ratio, mated to 5speed MK7 Isuzu Trans. Car weight hovering around 2950 lbs with driver.
Today is the day I begin bringing my 2003 Pontiac Sunfire GT back to life after croaking, left for dead over a year ago.
This car’s been needing one repair after another to keep it roadworthy. A simple brake job turned into replacing hardlines and my shifter cable went the way of the dodo. Classic Cavalier charm i suppose.
On Nov. 19 1993, GM and Toyota signed a deal to sell Cavaliers in Japan by 1996. Aiming for the sky, GM wanted to sell 20,000 units a year. They sold Just 36,228 in its entire 4 year run.
Who needs a fancy car museum where the cars are pristine and desired...The junkyard museum is my go to where I gawk at cars living out their golden years being harvested. Today’s spotlight falls on a 1998 Cavalier Rallysport.
I went Rallycrossing again with the Sports Car Club in Iowa last Sunday. The $500 craigslist car came in 1st in stock FWD class by 29 seconds!
Fixing some odds and ends that comes with the territory of owning a 22 yr old car.
Who needs a fancy car museum where the cars are pristine and desired...The junkyard museum is my go to where I gawk at cars living out their golden years being harvested. Today’s spotlight falls on a 1990 Ford Escort GT.
The $500 craigslist car goes rallycrossing in Iowa with balding street radials and a whole lot of heart.
I’m a scavenger and such a simple man. I find stuff from the junkyard I like, I buy on the cheap cheap and put them on my car. Then profit?
I have a weak spot for old, problematic and cheap FWD GM cars that turn into money pits. This ‘97 Cavalier was bought on a whim without even a test drive.
Is there anything a whale tail CAN’T do?
There’s a photo of me next to my Dad’s brand new Yugo!
Hnnnnnnnng!! The only car that mattered BUT there’s more inside :)
YES! I’m a little rusty but I managed to make an entire hood from scratch. There were a few air bubbles that I sanded out and I still need to patch ‘em and put some reinforcement underneath. Best part? This thing only weighs 5 lbs versus the 40 lbs the original steel one weighed. I still got it
So I’m pretty sure I can make the car hood lighter by making a fiberglass one from scratch. I haven’t glassed in about 6 years but it should be like riding a bike! We’ll see if I’m as good as I think I am.
I’ve finished kicking the rear stiffness up a notch by installing 2 sway bars in back!
Countach racecar spelled backwards is racecar hcatnouC!