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Re: I'm buying a Rally Car!!!!

Mark Nelson wrote:
>         <<As you should be!  Get ready to have some fun!  Just ask
> Nelson.
> > Right, Mark?>>
> >
> As long as the water pump doesn't let go ;-).  Speaking of which, we
> tore the motor apart on white trash last week, and found that the head
> survived (passed a pressure test), and the bottom end looks good.  The
> valves are cooked of course, but everything else appears to be
> salvageable.  The clutch disc and flex plate have some nice
> discoloration due to the intense engine heat, but are in good condition.
> Paul bought a new motor w/a 1 year warranty, which was supposed to be
> here last week, but will probably be here tomorrow.  We'll be running
> this motor at Prescott, and in the meantime, building a juicier motor
> with the existing motor.  Should be interesting... =)
> Meanwhile, my dad may be acquiring a Toyota Celica All-Trac with a blown
> motor (2.0L turbo).  So there may be another rally car we're building.
> cya!
> -Mark Nelson
> '90 Audi S2 Quattro (building for scca pro rally)
> '85 Audi 4000S Turbo Quattro (10VT, ABT sport cam w/1/2" of lift, G60's,
> ATE grooved and cross-drilled rotors, KYB struts, Eibach Pro Kit
> springs, 16" Borbet Type C's, Dunlop SP 8000's, blah, blah, blah)
> "This Page Intentionally Left Blank" - Bentley, Factory Audi Manuals
> > ----------
> > From:         Ben Bradley[SMTP:bradley@reed.edu]
> > Sent:         Sunday, September 07, 1997 7:24 PM
> > To:   Ramana Lagemann
> > Cc:   quattro@coimbra.ans.net; Mark Nelson
> > Subject:      Re: I'm buying a Rally Car!!!!
> >
> >
> > Hi Ramana (and others):
> >
> > > If all goes well, (read: I can get the cash together) I will be
> > driving
> > > down to NY to pick up my new 4KQ 10V Turbo!!! The car I will be
> > buying
> >
> > Congratulations!
> >
> > > is Sakis Hadjiminas' old rally car. It has a Haltec fuel injection,
> > as
> >
> > If it's the one I think it is, it has a lot of potential.  I think I
> > saw out out here on the west coast for the divisional runoffs a number
> > of years ago.  It ran second to a local in an RX-7.  But for someone
> > with less experience on these roads, Sakis did quite well.  I think he
> > had a lot better luck in the 4000Q than he did in the 5000Q or even
> > his S2 (or whatever that one he's running now is).
> >
> > > I am paying 10K for the car as well as seats, a full set of spare
> > parts
> >
> > Sounds like a pretty good deal if the car is solid.  I don't know
> > enough
> > about it's history to know if it had any hard hits; I think it may
> > have
> > had some minor ones.
> >
> > > Sorry for the useless waste of bandwidth, but I am so incrediblly
> > > psyched of this purchase, it's keeping me up nights!!!!
> >
> > As you should be!  Get ready to have some fun!  Just ask Nelson.
> > Right, Mark?
> >
> > Cheers!
> >
> > Ben Bradley                  *There are only two types of rally
> > drivers:
> > bradley@reed.edu              Those who HAVE rolled and those who WILL
> > Portland, Oregon USA               *Will co-drive for food...
> > http://www.reed.edu/~bradley             *89 323 GTX, 67 Cortina GT
> >

Hi Mark!
Think twice before starting on Celica. It is impossible to build it right 
without $50K. You will not be able to get free parts from Toyota 
Motorsport(no longer Toyota Team Europe) and developing your own will 
cost more than bying from them. Unlike Audi there is no junk parts that 
are even remotely proper for rally. All you will save by doning labor 
yourself is 3-4 K in seamwelding and proper cage fabrication. Blown motor 
can be taken from MR2 Turbo, the only thing you can finde used. Toyota 
has any parts for it you want including GrA engines and XTrack. One of 
their best technitians now works for Murry Thomas at TAD so that you can 
consult him. His name is Bill. I call Toyota in Germany direct. Recently 
parts went up in price because homologation ran out on type 185 and many 
of them were sold to private hands. These privateers run national 
championships all over Europe and parts demand is high. It is much 
stronger car than 323, but it is havier espetially with full Gr A cage 
like I have. Let me know if you have any delemas. I went through it all.