Register a SA Forums Account here!
JOINING THE SA FORUMS WILL REMOVE THIS BIG AD, THE ANNOYING UNDERLINED ADS, AND STUPID INTERSTITIAL ADS!!!

You can: log in, read the tech support FAQ, or request your lost password. This dumb message (and those ads) will appear on every screen until you register! Get rid of this crap by registering your own SA Forums Account and joining roughly 150,000 Goons, for the one-time price of $9.95! We charge money because it costs us money per month for bills, and since we don't believe in showing ads to our users, we try to make the money back through forum registrations.
 
  • Post
  • Reply
Lightbulb Out
Apr 28, 2006

slack jawed yokel


ACEofsnett posted:

Single exhaust outlet. The 325 would have two. It's an M42 equipped 318i. Sidenote : hubcaps are quite rare on second generation (plastic bumper) E30 models.

Which is odd because my 1991 318i had all 4 hubcaps, and another one for sale recently also in town had all four hubcaps as well.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Rhyno
Mar 22, 2003

Psst! It's me!
The Sinister with the mutant gene.


_firehawk posted:

If only I didn't already have the sedan. And it not being a total hack job.



So what are we guessing here? Imported and converted Holden?

_firehawk
Sep 12, 2004


Rhyno posted:

So what are we guessing here? Imported and converted Holden?
My guess is a G8 wrecked in the rear mated to an imported Ute rear end. Then prettied up.

AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

Lightbulb Out posted:

Which is odd because my 1991 318i had all 4 hubcaps, and another one for sale recently also in town had all four hubcaps as well.

Why are the hubcaps so rare? Was it just uncommon to get one with plain steelies?

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


_firehawk posted:

My guess is a G8 wrecked in the rear mated to an imported Ute rear end. Then prettied up.

Proportions looks right, that could be the real deal. Holden sold utes here in Australia with the G8 front end for a while after the export program stopped to clear their parts stock and then kept on doing it as they were quite popular. You'd struggle to make a pair of half cuts look that good, the Holden ute is unibody and sits on the LWB Zeta chassis, not the SWB one used on the Commodore/G8.

e: Could be a dodgy import and VIN swap though.

dissss
Nov 10, 2007

I'm a terrible forums poster with terrible opinions.

Here's a cat fucking a squid.

Its LHD though, and I don't think Holden ever produced the ute for any LHD markets

2ndclasscitizen
Jan 2, 2009

by Y Kant Ozma Post


A LHD conversion would be a piece of piss on a Zeta though, especially given that the G8 was sold over there.

_firehawk
Sep 12, 2004


Checking the vin says its a G8 GT. So its either a swapped vin or a hack job.

autocheck posted:

Country of Assembly: United States

Lol, couldn't be more true.

INCHI DICKARI
Aug 23, 2006

by FactsAreUseless


SOMEONE GIVE ME A GRAND.

Nuevo
May 23, 2006




Fun Shoe

14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

SOMEONE GIVE ME A GRAND.



I'm so glad you're willing to self flagellate and allow us to be entertained by the results.

Black88GTA
Oct 8, 2009


14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

SOMEONE GIVE ME A GRAND.



Ugghhh, I want this so bad. I mean I have absolutely no space or time for another lawn ornament project, and can only have nightmares about finding engine parts or service information for a 25 year old unloved Maserati that has probably been sitting for 23.5 of those years, but god damnit, I want it anyways.

e: I wanna offer Barry $200 and hope nobody else steps up. Then I can spend the rest of the $$ having it shipped here. Oh god, I'm thinking about this too much

Black88GTA fucked around with this message at 02:02 on Oct 7, 2011

Blinky Blinkerson
May 9, 2006


14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

SOMEONE GIVE ME A GRAND.

Wait, how the gently caress does it break a timing chain @ 11k miles ?

edit: some internet searching tells me it has a belt and not a chain...so I guess I could see that.

Blinky Blinkerson fucked around with this message at 23:20 on Oct 7, 2011

Mighty Horse
Jul 24, 2007

Speed, Class, Bankruptcy.


Blinky Blinkerson posted:

Wait, how the gently caress does it break a timing chain @ 11k miles ?

it's italian.

Method Loser
Oct 10, 2001


Blinky Blinkerson posted:

Wait, how the gently caress does it break a timing chain @ 11k miles ?

Ma-Se-Ra-Ti Bi-Tu-R-Bo

el topo
Apr 11, 2008

by Fistgrrl


Isn't that the car Clarkson called "an affront to the Maserati badge"?

Professor Bling
Nov 12, 2008

by LITERALLY AN ADMIN


el topo posted:

Isn't that the car Clarkson called "an affront to the Maserati badge"?

Yes. Then he dropped a dumpster (skip?) on it.

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?...ocation&so=DESC

The Canadian Government has taken to selling crash tested cars to the public. I don't know why I'm surprised, but I am.

Edit: A Kia looks like it has a dealer license plate frame on it still
http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?...r=1&sf=location

Only registered members can see post attachments!

Black88GTA
Oct 8, 2009


slidebite posted:

http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?...ocation&so=DESC

The Canadian Government has taken to selling crash tested cars to the public. I don't know why I'm surprised, but I am.



Them's good parts. vv

Also, I don't know what the gently caress you'd do with a UNITRON INVERTED METALLOGRAPHIC MICROSCOPE, but it sounds awesome for $35.

http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?...r=1&sf=location

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Sold for $1153. Just the thing for weekends.

http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?...=L&sf=ferm-clos

Missed out.

City17
Dec 3, 2006



You can just picture your neighbors plotting to form an angry mob as you drug this thing up your driveway



Joe Mama
May 10, 2008


14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

SOMEONE GIVE ME A GRAND.



Helllooooo drivetrain swap. I would do it.

DoomTrainPhD
Feb 12, 2009



Black88GTA posted:

Ugghhh, I want this so bad. I mean I have absolutely no space or time for another lawn ornament project, and can only have nightmares about finding engine parts or service information for a 25 year old unloved Maserati that has probably been sitting for 23.5 of those years, but god damnit, I want it anyways.

e: I wanna offer Barry $200 and hope nobody else steps up. Then I can spend the rest of the $$ having it shipped here. Oh god, I'm thinking about this too much

Supercharged VQ35DE swap time.

Lightbulb Out
Apr 28, 2006

slack jawed yokel


ratbert90 posted:

Supercharged VQ35DE swap time.

Whatever someone puts in a Maserati Bi-turbo, it better have two turbos.

Darchangel
Feb 12, 2009

Tell him about the blower!



Lightbulb Out posted:

Whatever someone puts in a Maserati Bi-turbo, it better have two turbos.

Twin-turbo LSx. Or one of Nelson Racing Engine's completely ridiculous twin-turbo power plants.
Would a V8 even fit?
Ooo, I know! the only thing potentially less-reliable than the original engine! Twin-turbo 13B-REW!

Telven
Mar 4, 2001

IL2 Fanboy

14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

SOMEONE GIVE ME A GRAND.



How does a timing chain break in under 11,000 miles anyway?

Minnesota Mixup
Apr 27, 2003

Just a bit further



Telven posted:

How does a timing chain break in under 11,000 miles anyway?

It's a Maserati Bi-turbo, probably one of the least reliable cars ever made.

Blinky Blinkerson
May 9, 2006


Stealth Like posted:

It's a Maserati Bi-turbo, probably one of the least reliable cars ever made.

Sounds like the kind of stuff that makes IOE legends. (index of effluency)

IOwnCalculus
Apr 2, 2003





Stealth Like posted:

It's a Maserati Bi-turbo, probably one of the least reliable cars ever made.

The only way any other car could possibly be more unreliable than a Maserati Biturbo would be if it was constantly on fire.

Much like the Biturbo.

Q_res
Oct 29, 2005

Domo Arigato, Mr Roboto.


Lightbulb Out posted:

Whatever someone puts in a Maserati Bi-turbo, it better have two turbos.

Someone find me a wrecked Ecoboost F150, ASAP.

INCHI DICKARI
Aug 23, 2006

by FactsAreUseless


Honestly I've always wanted to slap an Iron Duke into one.

DoomTrainPhD
Feb 12, 2009



2jzGTE swap time.

Method Loser
Oct 10, 2001


14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

Honestly I've always wanted to slap an Iron Duke into one.

I'd love to see a VW 1.9 TDI in one. But you know, transverse and all...

The Scientist
Nov 6, 2009



Ramrod XTreme

14 INCH DICK TURBO posted:

Honestly I've always wanted to slap an Iron Duke into one.

What exactly is an Iron Duke? I keep hearing it referenced but don't know exactly what it is.

Gay but Spooky
Oct 25, 2005


slidebite posted:

Sold for $1153. Just the thing for weekends.

http://www.gcsurplus.ca/mn-eng.cfm?...=L&sf=ferm-clos

Missed out.

Hahah. I used to work on the jetty where those are tied up. They are in atrocious shape

Faerunner
Dec 31, 2007


The Scientist posted:

What exactly is an Iron Duke? I keep hearing it referenced but don't know exactly what it is.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GM_Iron_Duke_engine

slidebite
Nov 6, 2005

Good egg


Guess the donor car

Click me

Only registered members can see post attachments!

winter.mute
Jan 5, 2010


slidebite posted:

Guess the donor car

Click me



the arm wrestling hood ornament may be the best part of the car

INCHI DICKARI
Aug 23, 2006

by FactsAreUseless


Jury?

http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/cto/2633370557.html

quote:

1979 Chevy Luv truck

More pictures available at:
http://www.davidcmurphy.com/images/luv/Untitled-1.htm

Rebuilt Isuzu G180 1.8 motor (20k ago)
Standard four speed transmission
Header with Hooker muffler
Professorial fabricated aluminum intake manifold
Yamaha Mikuni R1 motorcycle carbs
Distributorless Ignition (Ford EDIS-4 controlled by Megajolt)

Custom mini pickup

Exterior:
Power sunken antenna
Very rare Flex-Thru rear window by LaVan
HID headlight conversion and 39Ford LED tail lights
69 Datsun front side markers
68 Mopar rear side markers
Dealer optioned California Step Side bed
Carroll Shelby Europa wheels
Tube grill
Cab visor
Front spoiler/air dam
Custom tonneau cover

Interior:
New Dash from Australia
63 Chrysler tilt column
Porsche Recaro seats , driver side is powered passenger is manual
Power windows
Datsun center console
Honda cvcc overhead console
Old school cassette player
graphic equalizer with Echo option
Fire extinguisher

Call or email with questions. Best time get a hold me is morning 10am-1pm weekdays, hit and miss on weekends but if you leave a message on voice mail I'll try to get a hold of you ASAP.

Lightbulb Out
Apr 28, 2006

slack jawed yokel



Holy poo poo that looks kind of awesome.

Adbot
ADBOT LOVES YOU

Boaz MacPhereson
Jul 11, 2006

Day 12045 Ht10hands 180lbs
No Name
No lumps No Bumps Full life Clean
Two good eyes No Busted Limbs
Piss OK Genitals intact
Multiple scars Heals fast
O NEGATIVE HI OCTANE
UNIVERSAL DONOR
Lone Road Warrior Rundown
on the Powder Lakes V8
No guzzoline No supplies
ISOLATE PSYCHOTIC
Keep muzzled...



I'm no expert, but I think that may kick rear end.

  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
  • Post
  • Reply