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Michael Bolton
Aug 1, 2004
PC Load Letter? What the fuck does that mean?

POSTER: Me (PBCrunch)
VEHICLE: 1991 Ford Escort GT 1.8L DOHC 5M drivetrain, brakes and suspension into a 1993 Mercury Tracer 1.9L SOHC 4A wagon
GOAL: The factory never offered a DOHC wagon. I've never swapped a motor. These cars are cheap and I wanted to learn.
DIFFICULTY: Nothing too hard yet, but a long way to the finish line (is there even really a finish line with a project car)
COSTS: The donor car cost me $400 and the recipient chassis was $200. I have had to buy some tools but I don't count that because if this was a GRM $200x Challenge car I wouldn't have to. The only parts I have bought so far are a $50 manual steering rack, a $50 pair of Mazda MX-3 seats, and $100 for a pair of Canadian Domestic Market manual seat belts.
LINK: There was a thread, but it went to archives.

I was moving full steam ahead until the car I bought to drive while working on this project (1991 Mercury Tracer LTS) blew its timing belt three days after I bought it. It took me a week of nights to get the car moved and working again. I was moving along pretty well again until early November when my mom brought all of her gardening stuff, plants and patio furniture into the garage for winter leaving me with no room to work on the car. I will make a new thread when I can actually get back to work on it.

Before:
Donor:


Recipient:


Pretty much where we are now, but with way more junk in the garage:

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