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Offline N PRGRES

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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #45 on: May 29, 2010, 06:02:15 AM »
Why would that kill the value if it's in good shape?  You plan to rebuild the stock engine anyway so miles really doesn't come into play if a resto is going to be done.
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #46 on: May 29, 2010, 09:56:24 AM »
This is true, I figured the extremely high milage would bring the value way down though. I mean, I plan to keep the car, and drive it into the ground. Once the restoration is done, it's staying with me. It looks like we'll rebuild the numbers matched 403 now also. I didnt know that high milage didnt play a big effect in a resto project..will be posting pics today, going to try and find a build sheet!
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #47 on: May 29, 2010, 01:51:59 PM »
How many miles ya think most 57 chevys got on them and they still sell for a mint =)
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #48 on: May 29, 2010, 01:55:12 PM »
You sir, have good logic. I just took her around the block..boy its a whole different world then driving my old german cars.
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #49 on: May 29, 2010, 03:30:51 PM »
I used to have a Mercedes, after getting into my G8 I hate german cars, nothing like American Horse Power!  I can't wait to get my TATA running!
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #50 on: May 29, 2010, 04:12:30 PM »
I have built BMW's for the past few years, and they are great. Nothing corners like them...and when done right, the amount of torque that little car has accelerating into a turn is a blast.

I just got in from an hour cruise in my TATA and alls i have to say is holy s#^*. When those secondaries in the q-jet open up, it's the best feeling ever. I cannot wait to have this thing together and restored! I kinda wanna build a decent hp 403 and just drop it in, but that's gonna be a good while. Interior, exterior, all the while-your-at-its....then I can focus on a new motor...

Hows your project coming dave?
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #51 on: May 29, 2010, 05:32:30 PM »
Mine is coming along good, cleaning floor pans today yuk.  I hope to have the frame on by monday as I have a little more work to do tomm.

Don't waste your time on a 403 other than to restore yours to stock.  If you are going to swap the motor just go with a 400 or 455 Poncho.  Olds parts are too expensive =)
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #52 on: May 29, 2010, 05:56:08 PM »
Not many people build up the olds motors, I think it'd be kinda cool, and worth it to have the look of the 403 under the hood. Plus, it'd be a direct drop in..Doesn't the engine bay need some modifications to accept the 400 or 455's? I'm going to restore mine to stock for sure, just in a year or two ha.

Cant wait to see yours with the frame back on! My floor pans are pretty clean in the back, haven't checked up front. Gotta get the turn signal working, and figure out whats going on with my e-brake this weekend.
« Last Edit: May 29, 2010, 11:52:51 PM by TheKid »
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #53 on: May 29, 2010, 07:35:53 PM »
The 400 and 455 will bolt right in to the engine bay so no worries on that for ya.  403's are pigs without doing heavy mods to it.  If you're going to do it, go Poncho and get more bang for your buck.  I have an Olds 455 but only because thats what happened to be in the car, but if I was buying one I would have gotten a Pontiac.

You can't wait??? I definatly can't wait!
« Last Edit: May 30, 2010, 07:03:03 AM by 10Aniv »
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #54 on: May 29, 2010, 11:52:22 PM »
My bad my bad, late night and i mixed up my post..gotta fix that. Thanks for the catch.

hah i bet! And now we have ANOTHER TATA being restored on the forums, thats awesome. I'm excited for all three of these to be done and ready to go.
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #55 on: May 30, 2010, 07:01:21 AM »
Must be the year of the TATA's!!!! 

Take that however you want LOL
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #56 on: May 30, 2010, 07:59:11 PM »
hah! It'll be great once all three of these resto's are done and rollin! Bring some new life around.

Got the steering wheel off today, and did some makeshift upholstering ni the back seats..moving right along
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #57 on: May 30, 2010, 08:28:48 PM »
good start bud, looks like it will be a good solid project, and a drivable one at that! keep us updated and post lots of pics my friend

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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #58 on: May 30, 2010, 09:08:00 PM »
I'll take some tomorrow before I head out to south Georgia again!
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Re: Found one! Great restoration Y89, check it out
« Reply #59 on: May 30, 2010, 09:54:14 PM »
cool, very nice