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Preston's Baja Project "Smokey" UPDATED - 10/26/09
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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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It loks good, when is the test drive??

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Not sure, it's drivable right now and has been for a while, it just runs like crap and i don't trust the 1600 in it right now, i'm wanting to build a 1915 DP, throw it on and call it good Cool

as far as cosmetics go, it's pretty much done, gotta mount a few light tabs here and there, run some wires, paint some mounts and put in new seals and such, It's getting there! Smile


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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sounds fishy. Shocked You have to get the 1600 to run right first. Displacement only makes them run stronger not correctly. Razz

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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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Great. I can't wait to see it.


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 2/14/09
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sounds fishy. Shocked You have to get the 1600 to run right first. Displacement only makes them run stronger not correctly. Razz

No i mean i'm going to build an enteirely new engine, i'm not using the 1600, it will turn into my backup motor, the 1915 i want to build will be all brand new parts, EVERYTHING brand new so i know that everything is good.

New case and all.


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well it's been a long time since my last update, but Smokey is now on the road as most of you may know. it's back to the life of a daily driver and unfortunately due to financial issues, isn't going offroad anytime soon Crying or Very sad (just can't afford to fix anything if it should break on the trail)

But it's running STRONG now! better than ever!!!


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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did you ever build the 1915?? or did you tune up your 1600?


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did you ever build the 1915?? or did you tune up your 1600?

Partially rebuilt the 1600 which i ended up finding out to be a 1641 Rolling Eyes

new cylinder heads & pistons. had 2 cracked heads and 1 cracked piston when i tore the motor apart. everything else seemed intact and it's running great!


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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awesome. unfortunatly i think im going to have to do the same. wont know for sure until it is tore down but we cant get it to run correctly. if thats the case there is a set of score heads that are callin my name...car looks great!


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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broke a valve spring saturday night leaving Kmart show, Bugzyla came to the rescue! Cool

Thanks Daryll Very Happy


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Post Post subject: Re: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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Your Baja is fighting back. It wants a non asphalt off road adventure.

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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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im going to have to agree. its like those bad ass prerunner trucks that people build for looks and "status" and dont even rhomp it. take that thing out and beat it up a bit...shell behave after that!


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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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awsome car preston....seeing your car has motivated me to get started on my new baja project....it will be a long slow goin process tho...i am working on my 72' ghia,and restoring the 50' ford sports coup of my g-pa's. Anyway,no thread jack here,agin AWESOME JOB....

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Very cool Meangreen! and don't worry, you weren't even close to a thread jack Rolling Eyes Very Happy

my next project will be my grandfathers Trike he left me, it's been sitting for 10+ years and all i know about it is it has a dual port vw motor of somekind and it needs a lot of work. Can't wait to get her started though, should have the trike down in July. (trailering it from my home state: Washington State, along with a 1970 Chevy C-10 Pickup which will be doing the towing Cool )


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My Hometown: Monroe, Wa

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Post Post subject: Preston's Baja Project !!!UPDATED!!! - 4/23/09
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oh yea !!! 67'-72' chevy,probley the cleanist year range there has ever been....i had a 67' loved it small back glass,no marker lights in the front fenders....anyway good luck with it all.

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